Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

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The Twin Cities. If you will be here in this corner of the nation during the holiday season, whether as a visitor, returnee or local, you’ll be delighted to know they punch above their weight for events and activities here in Minneapolis. Year-round, with the growth of the area, the parties and celebrations here only grow more numerous and more broad in attendance- there’s something here for everyone. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve around Minneapolis-St.Paul.

The Crystal Ball

Labelled ‘ the premier New Year’s Eve event in Minneapolis ‘, it is not difficult to see why- The Crystal Ball is unrivaled in scale and scope here in the Twin Cities! All the top DJs, multiple dance floors, exclusive balconies and lounges, bars, snacks and of course, a midnight countdown- The Crystal Ball is a great way for visitors and locals alike to send off the year in style and fervor. 

24K New Year’s Eve

Dance into the new year to disco, funk, top 40, oldies, house and soul at 24K New Year’s Eve! Multiple dance floors, live performances, DJs and surprise appearances by famous faces accompany the light shows and wild sights at this major event. For those looking for an energetic entrance into the New Year, 24K New Year’s Eve is a great option. 


Another party option to consider ( or add to your list, for the adventurous traveller ) is Countdown! Aside from what the name would entail, this is notable for the number of dance floors available as seemingly endless levels of events. For those visitors who wish to get lost in the party of New Year’s Eve, come to Countdown! 


Enjoy the number of open green spaces and parks throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area during the New Year’s Eve fireworks! From botanical gardens to state and national parks and the dedicated spaces over the metro, groups of all sizes, interests and ages will find viewing opportunities galore. Whether outdoors huddled in a crowd, from the comfort of a heated car or viewing from high up, visitors will find so many ways to see the city like never before on New Year’s Eve. Start exploring some of these viewing areas with the link below. 

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