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 2017!
*FREE NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Sunday, December 31, 2017*
New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus | Mall of America
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, St Paul
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.
Family Fun: New Years Eve Fortunes & Wishes | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Details: Hands-on activities for all ages.
Last Chance Trail Hike | Eastman Nature Center
Details: Free trail hike to end the year. Open to all ages.
New Year’s Eve Sledding and S’mores | Richardson Nature Center
Details: Bring your own s’mores to roast by a fire or warm up inside with free hot cocoa. Limited supply of sleds and roasting sticks available. Free and open to all ages.
Last S’Mores of the Year | Lowry Nature Center
Details: Build a fire and roast marshmallows over it. Make your last s’more of the calendar year in preparation for New Year’s resolutions. Free and open to all ages.
*PAID NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS – Sunday, December 31, 2017*
New Year’s Eve Celebration | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
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.
Candlelight & Ice: New Year’s Eve at Wood Lake | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield
Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $5/pp, no pre-registration required
Details: 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.
New Year’s Eve on Ice | Roseville Skating Center
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 Celebration 2018 | Maple Grove Community Center
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm
Cost: $10 until 1:00 on December 31, $13 at the door
Details: DJ Jack ‘N Kitty • Inflatables, Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Ice Skating, Maze • Balloon Drop at 5:45 pm
New Year’s Eve in the Wild | Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Time: 5-8pm $10/pp at the door. Ages 5 & under are free.
Cost: $10/pp at the door only. Ages 5 & under are free.
Details: Enjoy candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding (bring your own equipment), bonfires, live animals, storytelling, magic shows, and a ball drop at the Visitor Center.
New Year’s Eve Party | Edinborough Park, Edina
Time: 5 – 8pm, countdown at 7pm
Cost: $10.50 plus tax per pre-registered child, $11.50/day of, adults free
Details: Ring in the New Year with a Kidsdance DJ, face painting, hats, a photo booth and admission to Adventure Peak.
Family New Year’s Eve Party | HealthEast (fka Bielenberg) Sports Center, Woodbury
Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $10/pp pre-registered or $12 at the door if available, under 3 admitted free (historically sells out)
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 2018.
New Year’s Eve Party at Afton Alps | Hastings
Time: Events run 9:30pm – midnight
Cost: NYE festivities are free, fees apply for skiing, snowboarding, and rentals. See the link here for rates.
Details: Skiing & snowboard from 9am – midnight, enjoy live music starting at 8:30pm and fireworks.
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Cost: $15 for non-members; $10 for members