Best wishes in the New Year from Family Fun Twin Cities. Let’s celebrate a great year as we head into 2020. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities for New Years Eve 2019!
*EARLY EVENTS CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR*
Dec 27, 2019: A New Year Celebration | Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Victorian-inspired New Year celebration with food, music, dancing, and games. Families can explore the Ramsey House and find hands-on activities on each floor. 7-9pm, $10/ages 5-17, $20/adults.
Dec 28, 2019: Noon Years Eve Party | Rum River Library, Anoka
Ring in the New Year early with stories, songs, dancing, and crafts. You won’t need to stay up late to have fun, but space is limited. 11:30am-12:30pm. Family. FREE
Dec 30, 2019: Night Before New Year’s Eve Party | Nokomis Community Center
A family friendly event that includes fun for all ages! 5:30-8 pm, FREE, donations requested at door.
Dec 30, 2019: Pre-New Year’s Eve Party | Edinborough Park, Edina
Ring in the New Year with music, face painting, hats, a photo booth and admission to Adventure Peak. Countdown at 7pm. 5-7:30pm, $10.50/kids, adults free.
*FREE NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Tuesday, December 31, 2019*
Noon Year’s Confetti Dance Party | Como Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul
Dancing, games, special animal enrichment, a DJ, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of thousands of pieces of colorful biodegradable confetti. Also held Jan 1, 2020. 10am-1pm.
- St. Francis Library: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 11:30am – 12:15pm
- North Central Library: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Johnsonville Library: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Mississippi Library: Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party, 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Columbia Heights Public: Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party, 11:30am – 12:15pm
- Northtown Library: Noon Year’s Eve Party, 11:30am – 12:15pm
Noon Year’s Eve Party | R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury
Read stories, sing, dance, and craft before counting down to noon. This event is intended for children ages 2-5, but all are welcome. No registration required. 11:30am-12:30pm
Noon Year’s Eve Party | Hardwood Creek Library, Forest Lake
Count down to noon with party hats, dancing and light refreshments. All ages with parents. 11:45am-12:30pm.
New Years Eve Sledding and S’mores | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
Bring your own s’mores supplies to roast by a fire and warm up inside with free hot cocoa. Some sleds and roasting sticks available. Open to all ages. 12-4pm.
Family Yule Ball | Savage Library
Celebrate with an afternoon of Hogwarts shenanigans. RSVP is encouraged but not required. For ages 3-11 and families. 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
There is also a Tween/Teen Yule Ball following the all for ages program. Ages 12-18. 5:30-6:30.
New Year’s Eve at the ROC | Recreation Outdoor Center, St. Louis Park
Ice skate at the ROC with music and refreshments. Skate rental is $3. 3:30-6pm.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration | Afton Alps, Hastings
Facepainting, torchlight parade, fireworks. Note: NYE festivities are FREE (but fees apply for skiing, snowboarding, and rentals. See the link here for rates.) 5 – 9:30pm.
New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus | Mall of America, Bloomington
Live Entertainment by Xelias Aerial Arts Studio including contortion, juggling, unicycle and more. A Family Countdown to the new year will take place at the south entrance to Nickelodeon Universe at 10pm & midnight. 6pm-midnight. Event is free, ride wristbands available for purchase.
*PAID NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Tuesday, December 31, 2019*
New Year’s Eve on Ice | Roseville Skating Center
Skate indoors and out on the OVAL plus a magic show, inflatable bouncer, face painting and a countdown at 9:30pm. 2:30 – 10pm, $9 admission, $5 skate rental.
New Year’s Noon | Bell Natural History Museum
Families can celebrate another trip around the sun by making music, dancing, and looking at light in interesting ways and a special countdown at noon! Drop in. 10am-3pm, Included with Museum Admission, $9-$12.
New Year’s Eve Skate & Movie | New Hope Arena
Free Ice skating from 12pm-1:15pm followed by a screening of Aladdin (live action) at 1:30pm.
New Year’s Eve in the Wild | Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Enjoy candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding (bring your own equipment), bonfires, and a ball drop at the Visitor Center. 5-8pm, $8.57/pp; Ages 3 & under are free. (Sold out last year.)
Candlelight & Ice: New Year’s Eve at Wood Lake | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield
Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake. Follow a candlelit trail a walking trail through the trees, roast marshmallows over a fire and warm up inside with hot cocoa. Crafts, games and more. 5-9pm, $5/pp, no pre-registration required.
New Year’s Eve Winter Lights Party | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Family-friendly party with live music, games and an hourly countdown. Stroll through the winter light display. Advance registration strongly recommended. 5-10pm, $5/kids ages 15 & under; $30/adults.
Live music, art projects, light refreshments, beach ball balloon drop and full access to the museum. 6 – 9 pm. $13/non-members, discounts for members.
Family New Year’s Eve Party | HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury
Best for kids under 12 to celebrate with games, moonwalks, obstacle courses, ice skating & music. Door prize drawing at 8:30 followed by the big countdown to 2020. 6 – 9pm, $10/pp pre-registered or $12 at the door if available, under 3 admitted free (historically sells out).
Family New Year’s Eve Party | Veteran’s Community Center, Inver Grove Heights
Count down to the new year while swimming, jamming to music, playing BINGO, ice skating and log rolling. 12-3:30pm. $6/child ages 9 & younger; $9/child ages 10 & older.
New Year’s Eve Celebration 2019 | Maple Grove Community Center
Party includes swimming, ice skating, crafts, a balloon drop and access to Maple Maze indoor playground. 2-6pm, $9.30/pp.
ROAD TRIP! New Year’s Eve Owl Prowl | International Owl Center, Houston
Enjoy an indoor program, then follow Owl Center staff in your car to several locations in rural Houston to look for wild owls. RSVPs required. 6pm. $7-$10/pp.
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