Hewing’s New Year’s Eve
Spend New Year’s Eve dancing the year away at the Hewing Hotel Bar & Lounge. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and include sick beats from DJ Shiek and a champagne toast at the ball drop. Dec. 31, starting at $20, Hewing Hotel, 300 Washington Ave. N., Mpls.
New Year’s Eve at Guacaya Bistreaux
Guacaya Bistreaux is kickin it southern style with a Latin roots and New Orleans style party. Tickets are $100 and include three drink tix and unlimited (!) passed tapas. Count us in. Dance to their live DJ and toast with your friends to a new year. Dec. 31, $100, Guacaya Bistreaux, 337 Washington Ave. N., Ste. 100
New Year’s Eve Shows at Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Try a new dinner show this NYE. Chanhassen Dinner Theater has three shows to choose from—Footloose, Vintage Vegas New Years, and Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret—with a special New Year’s menu that includes an app, entrées, dessert & (NA or alcoholic) sparkling beverage. Dec. 31, starting at $75, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen
New Year’s Eve with Davina & The Vagabonds
Celebrate New Year’s with a modern take on old-time blues and jazz from Davina & The Vagabonds. Enjoy the show plus a five-course dinner by the Dakota (with vegetarian options included). Dec. 31, $140, Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.
New Year’s Eve VIP Cocktail Party at Earl Giles
Dress to the nines to hang out in the brand new Earl Giles Mezzanine and ring in 2023 in style. Local bar celebrities Jesse Held and Nick Kosevich are hosting a luxurious cocktail party with small plates like oysters, foie gras, caviar, wagyu, and other fancy extras from the kitchen. Dec. 31, $150, Earl Giles Restaurant & Distillery, 1325 NE. Quincy St., Mpls.
A Roaring 2023
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the decadence of the jazz age to celebrate with Gatsby-inspired flair. Share the ballroom dance floor with aerialists, burlesque performers, and more. Swing to a mix of modern and vintage music as you raise a glass to the new year. Dec. 31, starting at $50, Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd., Mpls.
Pinstripes New Year’s Eve
Leave the bars and parties in 2022, and spend the end of the year on Pinstripes’ colorful bowling lanes and bocce courts. Feast on their full dinner menu and families with young kids can celebrate with an early ball drop at 8 p.m.—with the real party starting after. Dec. 31, Pinstripes Edina, 3849 Gallagher Dr., Edina
New Year’s Eve at the Arb
The Arboretum’s Winter Lights display ends with a bang for a New Year’s Eve Party. Take a last magical glance at the Winter Lights, add your resolutions to the New Year Wish Tree and make a craft to bring home. There’s countdown celebrations on the hour starting at 8 p.m. for the kiddos. Dec. 31, $15, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska
Family New Year’s Eve Party
Have a ball with candlelight ice skating, sledding, and snowshoeing at the park lit with over a thousand luminaries. Sip some cocoa at the bonfires, and wait for the ball drop at 8 p.m. Dec. 31, $5, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan.
A New Year’s Celebration at Orchestra Hall
Get a little loose at Orchestra Hall, with the legendary conductor Main Alsop and Awadagin Pratt who last performed with the Minnesota Orchestra almost 30 years ago. After the show, count down to midnight, enjoy vintage jazz from Belle Amour and a complimentary champagne toast. Dec. 31–Jan. 1, Tickets start at $32, Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.
Known for its amazing sound and production values, Snowta brings two days of EDM, bass, dubstep, and live performances to the Armory to end the year with a bang. With a pre-party and post-party at Pourhouse, Snowta keeps the party going well through the New Year. Dec. 30–31, single day passes start at $60, The Armory, 500 S. 6th St. Mpls.
The ’80s New Year’s Eve
Forget moving forward in the new year, step into the past with the ‘80s New Year’s Eve presented by Transmission. DJ Jake Rudh spins purely ‘80s music and videos. Dec. 31, $20, First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Mpls.
Kiss Me: A ’90s New Year’s Eve
Spend the 31st with friends among Britney, Whitney, Shania, and Mariah with ’90s cover band You Oughta Know. Bring your best throwback fit and ring in the New Year in style. Dec. 31, starting at $22, 7th St. Entry, N 7th St, Mpls.
New Year’s Eve with Hook & Ladder
For a special New Year’s Eve show, see Sleeping Jesus, The Immaculate Beings and Present Company at the Hook & Ladder Theater. There will also be DJ sets by Pill Collin$ & The Bean, and more til the sun comes up. Dec. 31, $15 advance, $20 DOS, Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.
Skyway’s New Year’s Eve
With three stages of music and over a dozen artists, the Skyway Theater has a packed show for their two-day New Year’s Eve party. Start the party from the 30th with a two-day pass or choose a single day to get lit. Dec. 30–31, starting at $30, Skyway Theater, 711 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
Honky Tonk New Year’s Eve
Welcome 2023 with a solid dose of country at the Turf Club as they fully embrace their honky-tonkyness with a lineup of the Twin Cities best vintage, americana artists and bands. Dec. 31, $20, Turf Club, 1601 University Ave W., St. Paul
New Year’s Eve at Mystic Lake
Kiss 2022 goodbye with two events at Mystic Lake. Light up the night for New Year’s Eve-eve with GLO, their pop-up nightclub experience. Toast to 2023 with live music, free party hats and tiaras, and countdown to midnight with their New Year’s Eve Party. Dec. 30–Dec. 31, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
Dance your way to a Masquerade Ball this New Year’s Eve. Entry includes an appetizer sampler and a bottle of wine per table, there’ll be drawings for prizes throughout the evening and a grand prize for best costume! Dec. 31, starting at $25, Papa Legba Lounge, 202 Cesar Chavez St., St Paul
1992 Time Machine
Take it back with Black Hart’s time machine as they ring in 1992 at midnight. Come decked in scrunchies, halter tops and gameboys. Enjoy the dance party with cash prizes for the best 1992 outfits and a glass of bubbly at midnight. Dec. 31, $10, Black Hart of St. Paul, 1415 University Ave W., St. Paul
Soul Friday New Year’s Eve
Shake off the old and call in the new with Soul Friday’s New Year’s Eve dance party at the Icehouse. Their ‘Collective Renewal’ party is for Queer Women of Color to vibe together on the dance floor and set new intentions for 2023. Dec. 31, starting at $15, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls.
The Crystal Ball
After 20 years, The Crystal Ball is the longest running New Year’s Party in the state. For this special anniversary event, ring in the new year with the cities’ hottest DJ’s, sing along with the dueling pianos and more. You can count on the Crystal Ball to ring in the New Year right. Dec. 31, starting at $59, The Pourhouse Downtown, 10 S. 5th St. Ste. 111, Mpls.
Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk NYE
Can Can Wonderland’s dystopian party invites guests to dress in their best Steampunk/Dystopian/Future/Fantasy costume and join in on the dance party. There will be more than a dozen different acts from aerialists, stilt walkers, go-go dancers, drag performances, glitter bars, mermaids, special performances from All The Pretty Horses and legendary DJ Freddy Fresh and many more surprises. Dec. 31, starting at $65, Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave. N., Ste. 4, St. Paul
Beyoncé Disco: NYE
If Beyoncé dominated your Spotify Wrapped this year, the only right way to welcome the new year is with a Bey-inspired disco. Groove to Queen Bey, disco, and music by DJ OMGIGI and see the pop-up drag shows all night. Dress code? Sparkles, future, and fame. Dec. 31, starting at $15, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., Wabasha St. N., St Paul
New Year’s Latin Dance Party
Slip into your best white, gold, or silver fits to wave away the year a day early (for some time to recover). A line up of international artists, local orchestra, La Clave Orquesta, and DJs promise an exceptional show. Dec. 30, $20, Granada Theater, 3022 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.
Punk Rock NYE
Start the year with a little edge with performances from Space Monkey Mafia, Alien Book Club, Rigby, and Blue Driver at Day Block Brewing’s Punk Rock New Year’s Eve. Dec. 31, starting at $10, Day Block Brewing, 1105 Washington Ave. S., Mpls.