Twin Cities New Year’s Eve Events

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Please see our updated post for New Years Eve 2015 here!

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 2014!

*FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS – Wednesday, December 31, 2014*

New Year’s Eve Party
at Ramsey County Library – Maplewood
3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, MN 55109

Time: 1 – 4pm
Details: Appropriate for kids of all ages; stop by the library for games, crafts, music, and a ringing in of the New Year at 4pm.

New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Big Top & Family Countdown to 2015
at 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 North Entrance at 10pm & midnight.

Noon Year’s Party
at 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 Twin Cities Road Crew. 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.

New Year’s Family Event
at Scheid Park, 1965 Toledo Avenue N., Golden Valley, MN 55422

Time: 7 – 10pm
Details: Bring the whole family and enjoy sledding, skating and other winter fun activities on New Year’s Eve at Scheid Park. To help keep you warm, hot chocolate will be provided.

*PAID NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS – Wednesday, December 31, 2014*

New Year’s Eve Sparkle-Rama
at Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 w. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Time: 5 – 9pm
Cost: $10/museum member, $14/non-member
Details: Dress up and rock out at MCM’s NYE party! Ticket includes crafts, live music, a snack, and admission to the museum’s galleries. Reservations recommended and can be found at the above link.

New Year’s Eve Celebration
at 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.

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

Time: 6pm – midnight
Cost: $31.99/unlimited ride wristband
Details: This New Year’s Eve celebration comes complete with a family countdown, live entertainment, games, rides and more.

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

Time: 5:30 – 8pm
Cost: In advance – $9/pp ages 1-17, $7/pp 18+, $10 at the door.
Details: Admission includes access to the Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground and Tropics Indoor Waterpark. A balloon drop will take place at 7:45pm.

Candlelight & Ice: New Year’s Eve at Wood Lake
at 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 Party
at Maplewood Nature Center
2659 E 7th St, Maplewood, MN 55119

Time: 6 – 8pm
Cost: $15 per family
Details: Families with children ages 3 – 10 can ring in the New Year with fun indoor and outdoor activities, treats, crafts, music, and games including a glow in the dark scavenger hunt. Hotdogs provided.

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

Time: 2:30 – 10pm
Cost: $5.50 to skate, $4 skate rental
Details: Skate indoors and out on the OVAL during the 21st annual NYE on Ice event.

New Year’s Eve in the Wild
at 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 and ice skating, sledding, bonfires, live animals, storytelling, magic, and a ball drop at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center.

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

Time: 6 – 8pm
Cost: $8/pp pre-registered or $10 at the door
Details: Families with children under 12 can come check out the new facilities and enjoy games, moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating, music and more. Door prize drawing will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2015 at 7:45 p.m.

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. As of 12/29/14, the web link for this event is broken, but the details are posted on their Facebook page.

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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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