Twin Cities New Years Eve 2015 Family Events

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Happy New Year Events

Best wishes in the New Year from Family Fun Twin Cities. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities for New Years Eve 2015!

*FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS – Thursday, December 31, 2015*

New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus
@ Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Time/Details: Moonlight Big Top, Rotunda • 7pm & 9pm. 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.

Noon Year’s Party
Como Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Time: 10am – 1pm
Details: Come for games, dancing and music from the DJs of the Kidsdance. There will be noise-maker making, special animal enrichment, zoo keeper talks, giveaways, and a countdown to noon when hundreds of beach balls will be dropped from the ceiling.

*PAID NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS – Thursday, December 31, 2015*

New Year’s Eve Celebration
@ Silverwood Park
2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN 55421

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.

Family New Year’s Eve Party
@ Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street N., Shoreview, Minnesota 55126

Time: 5:30 – 8pm
Cost: In advance – $10/pp ages 1-17, $8/pp 18+, $12 at the door.
Details: Admission includes access to the Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground and Tropics Indoor Waterpark, carnival games, face painting and crafts. A balloon drop will take place at 7:45pm. Food is available for purchase.

Candlelight & Ice: New Year’s Eve at Wood Lake
@ Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lakeshore Drive, Richfield, MN 55423

Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $4/pp
Details: Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake! Follow hundreds of candle-lit luminaries on a walking trail through cattails and trees, roast marshmallows over a crackling fire and warm up inside with hot cocoa. Crafts, games and more!

New Year’s Eve on Ice
Roseville Skating Center
2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN

Time: 2:30 – 10pm
Cost: $7 admission or admission plus skate rental for $10/pp
Details: Skate indoors and out on the OVAL plus a magic show, inflatable bouncer, face painting and a countdown at 9:30pm with favors.

New Year’s Eve in the Wild
@ Lebanon Hills Regional Park
860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123

Time: $8/pp if registered by Dec. 30, $10/pp at the door. Ages 5 & under are free.
Cost: 5 – 8pm
Details: Enjoy candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding (bring your own equipment), bonfires, live animals, storytelling, magic, and a ball drop at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center.


New Year’s Eve Party
@ Edinborough Park
7700 York Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435

Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $9 plus tax per child, adults free
Details: Ring in the New Year with a Kidsdance DJ, face painting, hats, and admission to Adventure Peak.

Family New Year’s Eve Party
@ Bielenberg Sports Center
4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129

Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $8/pp pre-registered or $10 at the door if available, under 3 admitted free
Details: Recommended for families with children under come celebrate with games, moonwalks, obstacle courses, ice skating, music and more. Door prize drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2016.

New Years Eve Party at Afton Alps
6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings, MN 55033

Time: Events run 8:30pm – midnight
Cost: NYE festivities are free, fees apply for skiing, snowboarding, and rentals. See the link here for rates.
Details: Skiing and snowboard from 9am – midnight, enjoy live music starting at 8:30pm, a parade, fireworks, complimentary light apps and a champagne toast at midnight.

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.


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