Goodbye 2023. Hello 2024 – New Year’s Eve Twin Cities Family Events

Best wishes in the New Year from Family Fun Twin Cities. Let’s celebrate an unforgettable year as we head into 2024. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities area for New Years Eve 2023. None of these events go to midnight, so parents can still have some grown up fun or get to bed early – whatever works for you.

We recommend that you call ahead and pre-register when possible so you have the most up-to-date information.

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Minneapolis & St Paul New Years Eve Events - 2023

This festive round-up consists of all-ages Twin Cities New Years Eve celebrations.

Minnesota Children’s Museum Sparklerama

10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s annual kid-friendly New Year’s celebration. Please note this event takes place the day before NYE. Ticket includes museum admission and New Year’s fun, including dancing, music, party favors and kid-friendly activities and crafts. December 30, 2023, 6-9pm. Tickets: $20/pp ($10/members).

Como Zoo’s Noon Year’s Confetti Dance Party

1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103
A FREE dance party at Como Zoo. Make crafts, paint your face, take selfies, play games, dance, and countdown to noon. There will also be zookeeper and gardener talks, animal programs and the Sparky Show! December 31, 2023 & January 1, 2024. 10am-1pm. FREE.

A Mighty Ducks New Year

Parade Ice Garden, 600 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Celebrate with a family-friendly celebration, including trivia and a screening of The Mighty Ducks (on the same ice where the Ducks played), a chance to craft New Year’s noisemakers, hats and wands,  and a countdown at 4:45pm. Ages 5+. December 31, 2023, 2-5pm. $6.00 pp. Register here.

Twin Cities Northwest Metro New Year’s Eve Events

Brooklyn Park

New Year’s Eve Free Family Fun Day

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Play games and roast marshmallows, add to the gratitude tree and share your new year’s hopes with the universe. December 31, 2023, 1-3pm. FREE.

Maple Grove

New Year’s Eve Campfire at Eastman Nature Center

13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
End 2023 with a naturalist led campfire at Eastman Nature Center. Participants can write down things they are happy to end with 2023 and burn the paper and write resolutions on rocks to take home. December 31, 2023, drop in from 1-3pm. FREE.

Twin Cities Northeast Metro New Year’s Eve Events


New Years Eve on Ice at the OVAL

2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113
Activities will include skating or open hockey on the outdoor OVAL, indoor arena skating, bounce house, magician and more! A perfect fun night for the whole family! December 31, 2023, 2-9pm. $10/admission, $5/skate rental.

Skaters, including Goldy Gopher, at Roseville OVAL in Roseville, Minnesota


Shoreview New Year’s Eve Party

Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126
Kids can bounce around on inflatables, swim in the indoor waterpark, run around the indoor playground, get their face painted, play bingo and make crafts. Walk-ins accepted until capacity of 250 reached. December 31, 2023, 5-8pm. $15/pp.

Tropical Adventures Play Area at Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview Minnesota

St Anthony

New Year’s Eve Family Ice Fishing at Silverwood Park

2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421
Sign up as a group of 2-6 people. Your group will be provided with a sled, shelter, auger, bait and rods and you’ll receive instruction and safety tips before heading out to fish. Program for those ages 10 & up. Registration required. December 31, 2023, 12-3pm. $50/group.

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New Year’s Eve Glow Skate

St Croix Valley Recreation Center, 1675 Market Dr, Stillwater, MN 55082
Get your glow on for NYE at this special skate offered in two sessions: 12:10-2:10 or 5:30-7:30. December 31, 2023. $6/pp, skate rental $4.

Twin Cities Southeast Metro New Year’s Eve Events


IGM Gymnastics New Year’s Open Gym

12117 Riverwood Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337
Parents can relax while  kids jump, tumble, and play in a safe and supervised environment. For kids 18 months to 18 years. December 31, 2023, 1-3pm. $15/first child, $10/siblings. 

Cottage Grove

Noon Year’s Eve Playdate Party 

The Little Village, 7750 Harkness Ave. S., Suite 101, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
A little indoor playtime to ring in the new year. Ages 0-6. December 31, 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm. $5/pp. Get tickets here.


New Year’s Eve Party at Lebanon Hills 

860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
A family-friendly outdoor New Year’s Eve Party will be from 5–8 p.m. Activities include hiking, snowshoeing, candlelight ice skating, kicksledding, sledding (bring your own), and skiing. There will be a toasty bonfires with free cocoa and s’mores stations. The ball drops at 7:59 p.m. December 31, 2023, 5-8pm. $8/pp, typically sells out.

Inver Grove Heights

Noon Year’s Eve at the VMCC

8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
A fun pool party with dancing, family-friendly games, and crafts, ending with a special countdown to noon! December 31, 2023, 10am-12:30pm. Tickets: $10 (age 12+); $8 (11 under). FULL.


New Year’s Eve Matinee at M Health Fairview Sports Center

4125 Radio Drive Woodbury, MN, 55129
Geared toward kids ages 3-7, this afternoon New Year’s Eve celebration includes inflatables and moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating for all ages, music and crafts, a photo booth and countdown to the end of the event. December 31, 2023, 2:30-4:30pm. $13/advance, $15/door (if available).

New Year’s Family Celebration 

M Health Fairview Sports Center will be filled with inflatables, moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating, DJ Concert, crafts and a photo booth. Door prize drawings at 8:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2024. December 31, 2023, 6-9pm. $13/advance, $15/door.

Twin Cities Southwest Metro New Year’s Eve Events


New Year’s Eve Sledding and S’mores at Richardson Nature Center

8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Bring along s’mores supplies to roast by the fire, while you get out sledding one last time in 2023. Some sleds and roasting sticks available; bring your own if you are able. Dress to be outdoors. December 31, 12-4pm. FREE.

Bloomington Winter Fete New Year’s Eve Skate

Bloomington Ice Garden, 3600 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Greet the new year with an all-ages skate at Bloomington Ice Garden. The event will include skating music and a countdown at 6:30pm. Food and beverages available for purchases. Skate rental included in admission. December 31, 4-7pm, $8/pp.

New Year’s Eve at Nickelodeon Universe

Mall of America
Special stuff going on for NYE: what’s free is a “noon year’s” countdown followed by a pop concert from 12-1pm (appropriate for kids). Purchase an unlimited ride wristband for Nickelodeon Universe to participate in other activities. December 31, 2023.


Winter Lights Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN, 55318
Families are more than welcome to celebrate the new year with a magical walk through the Arboretum’s Winter Lights display. Family-friendly games, crafts, a photo booth, and more. Countdowns at 5, 6 and 7pm and at 8, 9 and 10 pm. December 31, 2023. 4:30-7:30pm or 7:30-10:30pm. Tickets: $35/adults; $10/children.

Eden Prairie

Noon Year’s Eve at HI-Five Sports Zone

Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344
All ages fun includes a DJ, snacks, games and a balloon drop. Registration is required and an adult must stay with child. December 31, 2023, 11am-1pm. $25.

New Year’s Eve Nature at Eden Prairie Outdoor Center

13765 Staring Lake Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Celebrate at Eden Prairie’s Outdoor Center with nature-themed activities, like a bonfire with s’mores, crafts, storytelling, hiking and stargazing. December 31, 2023, 6:30-8pm. $12/pp.


Family New Year’s Eve Party at Edinborough Park

7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Play at the giant Adventure Peak Indoor Playground, dance to a DJ, watch a magician and get some family photos in a photo booth. Two sessions available. December 31, 2023, 9am-noon OR 2-5pm. Tickets: $13 (age 1-17); $3 (adult).

Edinborough Park - Adventure Peak Indoor Playground
Adventure Peak


Candlelight and Ice at Wood Lake Nature Center

 6710 Lake Shore Drive South, Richfield, MN 55423
Walk a trail lit by hundreds of luminaries then warm up by a bonfire and participate in indoor activities. Food available to purchase. December 31, 2023, 5-9pm. $6/pp, reservations required.


Drop-In New Year’s Eve Craft

Shakopee Library, 235 Lewis Street, Shakopee, MN 55379
Families with kids ages 3-11 are encouraged to drop in to Shakopee Library to color and make your own paper New Year’s Eve crown. December 28, 2023, 10:30am-1:30pm. FREE, while supplies last.

Pre-New Year’s Eve Party

235 Lewis Street, Shakopee, MN 55379
Ring in the New Year  a little early with other families with kids ages 5-12. Call the Shakopee Library with any questions: 952-233-9590. December 29, 2023, 6:15-7:15pm. FREE, but registration required.

St Louis Park

New Year’s Eve at St Louis Park ROC

Recreation Outdoor Center, 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Family fun on the ice with music and refreshments at the ROC. Free to attend. Skate rental extra. December 31, 2023, 12:15-2:15pm.


Last S’mores of the Year at Lowry Nature Center

7025 Nature Center Dr, Victoria, MN 55386
Dress to be outdoors. Participants will practice campfire building and make s’mores one last time before 2024. Then take a magical walk to explore and play in the winter woods. December 31, 2023, 1-2pm. FREE.

Where to Find a Lit Sledding Hill for an Evening of Sledding

Our Twin Cities Guide to the Best Sledding Hills offers several suggestions for hills that are lit for evening sledding, including:

  • Prairie Knoll Park, 14800 Prairie Road, Andover, MN 55304
  • George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Boulevard, Anoka, MN 55303
  • North Lions Park, 6100 Kentucky Ave N., Crystal, MN 55428
  • Valley Place Park, 6822 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427
  • Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 S. Winthrop St. Saint Paul, MN 55119. Lighted until 9pm
  • Civic Center Park, New Hope, MN 55427
  • French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

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