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New Year's Eve in Minneapolis and St. Paul

New Year's Eve in Minneapolis, Family Events, Fireworks, Restaurants and Clubs


Where are you going to see in 2011? Where to see New Year's Eve fireworks in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where to go to celebrate New Year's Eve, and where to find family events for New Year's Eve in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minneapolis used to have an annual New Year's Eve firework display over the Mississippi, but it was shelved in 2007 after falling attendances. So where are New Year's Eve firework displays held in Minneapolis/St. Paul?

Local ski resorts hold New Year's Eve parties with skiing and snowboarding until just before midnight, then fireworks at the slopes.

Buck Hill ski resort in Burnsville holds a New Year's Eve party with skiing, snowboarding and tubing until 11.30 p.m. and fireworks at midnight.


Clubs and Parties for New Year's Eve in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Heading to the bar or club? There are plenty of parties scheduled for New Year's Eve at bars, nightclubs, and venues on New Year's Eve. Whether you are looking for local music, dueling pianos, dance music, entertainment, an open bar, video games, acrobats, or folk music, there's something for you on this list of New Year's Eve parties.

Family Friendly New Year's Eve Events in Minneapolis/St. Paul

For those who go to bed before midnight, there are family-friendly New Year's Eve events with noon and early evening celebrations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

There's ice skating, encounters with wild animals, candlelit hiking, dance parties, water park fun, and many more events at local family-friendly venues around the Twin Cities, most of which include a countdown to a more child-appropriate hour. Here's a list of family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Restaurants open for New Year's Eve in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Many Twin Cities restaurants have special events, menus and entertainment for New Year's Eve. Get a list of restaurants with New Year's Eve events, and book your table, at OpenTable.com.

Ice Skating on New Year's Eve in Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Depot's ice rink in downtown Minnepolis, is open on New Year's Eve from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Wells Fargo Winterskate ice rink in downtown St. Paul is also open until 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve.

Another ice event for New Year's Eve: Minnesota Wild will be playing the Nashville Predators at the Xcel Energy Center. The game starts at 5 p.m. on December 31.

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