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: Free Crafts for Kids – Ring in the New Year! Party Hat & Popper | Lakeshore Learning
Details: Create a party hat and popper to celebrate the New Year. 11am-3pm. Ages 3+. FREE
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
Countdown to Noon | Valley Library, Lakeland
Details: Countdown includes prizes, crafts, and games. All ages welcome, but space is limited and registration is required. Family. FREE
Noon Year’s Eve Party | R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury
Details: 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.
Noon Year’s Eve Party | Hardwood Creek Library, Forest Lake
Details: Count down to noon with party hats, dancing and light refreshments. All ages with parents.
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
Details: Ice skate at the ROC with music and refreshments. Skate rental is $3.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration | Afton Alps, Hastings
Time: 5pm – 9:30pm Fireworks show
Details: Facepainting, torchlight parade, fireworks. Note: NYE festivities are FREE (but fees apply for skiing, snowboarding, and rentals. See the link here for rates.)
*PAID NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Monday, 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 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.
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Cost: Tickets $13 for 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).
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.
Year End Family Extravaganza | Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis *FREE NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Monday, December 31, 2018* Free Rides | Metro Transit New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus | Mall of America, Bloomington *PAID NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Monday, December 31, 2018* New Year’s Open Dome | Alchemy Soccer, Long Lake Family New Year’s Eve Party | Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights New Year’s Eve Celebration 2018 | Maple Grove Community Center New Year’s Eve Celebration | Silverwood Park, St Anthony This article contains affiliate links to Amazon products. Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission on sales through our links.
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 28, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30pm
Details: Ring in the New Year with friends, family and neighbors at Midtown’s big Family Friday bash featuring the Roe Family Singers and fun family activities.
Details: Going somewhere convenient to a bus line? There is no fair for buses and trains.
Time/Details: Moonlight Big Top, Rotunda | 6pm-Midnight. 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. (Wristbands $35).
Time: 12-3pm (Also January 1st)
Details: Get a little soccer practice in, $5/person @ the door.
Details: Count down to the new year while swimming, jamming to music, playing BINGO, ice skating and log rolling. $6/child ages 9 & younger; $9/child ages 10 & older.
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm
Details: Entertainment by Jack and Kitty • Inflatables, Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Ice Skating, Maze • Balloon Drop at 5:45 pm
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Cost: $5/pp, discounted 20% for groups of 4+
Details: Spend NYE creating a festive hat, visiting the photo booth with family, and roasting marshmallows. Reservations required.
Time: Open hours, Dec 31 & Jan 1
Details: Admission includes 2 hours of jump, one slice of pizza and a bottle of water.
Year End Family Extravaganza | Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
*FREE NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Monday, December 31, 2018*
Free Rides | Metro Transit
New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus | Mall of America, Bloomington
*PAID NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Monday, December 31, 2018*
New Year’s Open Dome | Alchemy Soccer, Long Lake
Family New Year’s Eve Party | Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights
New Year’s Eve Celebration 2018 | Maple Grove Community Center
New Year’s Eve Celebration | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
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