Twin Cities NYE 2018


This is the end. The end of 2017, that is. Here’s to cheer the newest of years.

Despite (or maybe because of) the bitter cold, this is one of the most memorable times of the year. The end, and the beginning. Our friends and family are in town (or we’re out of town visiting them in theirs), school is out, and many people have at least a little time off from work. Why not go out with a toast and a bang?

What’s interesting about 2018, is that this will be the freshest of fresh starts as opposed to previous New Years’. How so? 2018 New Year’s Day lands this year on a Monday. Talk about a new beginning. This will be on the newest day of the week, on the newest of years. The Monday of all Mondays and hopefully for the better (best). This makes the celebration that much sweeter and our resolutions that much more interesting.

Need a few tips? Check out: A New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep (that has nothing to do with the gym)

There is, as usual, plenty going on throughout the Twin Cities as far as New Year’s celebrations go. We’ve compiled a list of the both the best family-friendly and 21+ events for this December 31. Locations and pricing vary depending on the venue, of course, though many places are incorporating endless drinks throughout the evening (which might be why the price-points seem a little steep) and all-inclusive. 

Family-Friendly Events

New Year’s Eve Party
Venue: Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul
Time:  6 – 9pm
Cost: $15 for non-members; $10 for members

New Year’s Eve on Ice
Venue: Roseville Skating Center, Roseville
Time: 2:30 – 10pm
Cost: $7 admission or admission plus skate rental for $10/pp

Noon Year’s Party
Venue: Como Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul
Time: 10am – 1pm

New Year’s Eve: Moonlight Circus
Venue: Mall of America
Time: Moonlight Big Top, Rotunda | 7pm & 9pm.


21+ NYE Parties

Magic | 24k NYE
Venue: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: $40

Crystal Ball NYE 2018
Venue: International Market Square, 275 Market St, Minneapolis
Time: 8pm
Price: $50

Ritual NYE 2018
Venue: Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Pkwy, Minneapolis
Time: 10pm
Price: $30

Glitz and Glam 2018
Venue: Stella’s Fish Cafe 1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Time: 10 pm
Price: $75

Bollywood NYE Dance
Venue: Blue Fox, 5377 W 16th St, St Louis Park
Time: 10:30 pm
Price: $20

NYE 2018 Party
Venue: Double Tree Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: $40

Gotham New Year’s Eve
Venue: Union Rooftop, 731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: $35

The Black & White NYE Ball
Venue: The Exchange & Alibi Lounge, 10 S 5th St, #B100, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: Pricing available at the door on the day of the event

Venue: The Pourhouse, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: $80

Uptown NYE 2018

Venue: Urban Eatery at Calhoun Beach Club, 2730 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Time: 10:30pm
Price: $20 pre-sale, $40 at the door

COUNTDOWN MPLS (New Years Eve 2018 Party)

Venue: Minneapolis Club Event Center, 729 S 2nd Ave, Minneapolis
Time: 10pm
Price: $35 pre-sale, $60 at the door

Truth NYE

Venue: Paradise Lounge, 2709 Lake St, Minneapolis
Time: 9pm
Price: $15

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When Cody isn’t designing you can find him climbing other creative mountains along the lines of music production, illustration, and piano playing. At times when creative juices are depleted, he’s most likely on the pitch playing soccer, shredding the local skatepark, or in the gym moving heavy things trying to be like Arnold.