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WEB EXTRA: Local New Year's Eve Events
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Are you still trying to figure out how to ring in the New Year? KSTP.com has compiled a list of some options including family-friendly events, adults-only parties and everything in between.

We'd love to hear what you are doing. If you have an event you'd like to include email us at community@KSTP.com.

 

Scheid Park in Golden Valley-*CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*
New Year’s Eve Skating Special
Park Open Until 10pm

The park will remain open until 10pm for families to enjoy winter fun activities and free hot chocolate.

For more information click here.

Como Zoo and Conservatory
“Noon” Year’s Eve Celebration
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free

If you are looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event, you can get a head start on the festivities at the Como Zoo. There will be entertainment, activities, and a countdown to noon with a balloon drop.

Roseville Skating Center in Roseville
New Year’s Eve on Ice
2:30-10 p.m.
$5 per person

In addition to skating, there will be face painting, photo buttons, a magic show, costume characters, a New Year’s Countdown, party favors and a Rinkside Bonfire.  
 

Afton Alps New Years Eve Party
Ski and Lift Prices apply

The front slopes 1 thru 9 are open until Midnight for Skiing, and Snowboarding. Live Music Crosstown Band (5 piece band) 8:30pm to 12:30am Torchlight Parade at 10pm Complimentary Appetizers 11pm Party Favors handed out between 11:30pm and Midnight Free Champagne Toast at Midnight Snow Tubing is also open til Midnight. Families welcome in Pauls Pub with Parent or Guardian  (Non Skiers/Snowboarders are Welcome)

Party Favors handed out between 11:30pm and Midnight Free Champagne Toast at Midnight Snow Tubing is also open til Midnight. Families welcome in Pauls Pub with Parent or Guardian

Maple Grove Community Center
6-10pm
Tickets $9 in Advance

The whole family can enjoy dancing, games, ice skating, and many more activities before the big balloon drop count down to 2011 at 9:45pm.

For more information go to http://www.ci.maple-grove.mn.us/
 

Buck Hill Ski Area in Burnsville
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration
Starts 6pm
Ski and Lift Prices apply
Activities Free

All ski, snowboard and tubing runs will be open until midnight with a fireworks show to ring in the New Year. Off the slopes there will be plenty of free activities for the whole family including Caricature drawings, Tarot card readings, Glitter Glam Hair-Dos, magic show, clowns, jugglers and a secret Snowboarding Santa. There will also be live music and food and beverages sold throughout the ski area.

For more information log onto www.buckhill.com/winter/new-years-eve-party.html.

Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield
Candlelight and Ice New Year’s Eve Program
6-9pm
$4/person

Celebrate the New Year with family and friends at Wood Lake Nature Center. Follow hundreds of candle-lit luminaries on a trail through cattails and trees. Enjoy the evening while on the lookout for deer, fox, rabbits, and owls. Return to the building to warm up, drink hot cocoa, and roast marshmallows over a crackling fire. Make a craft, play a game, or just sit back and relax.
 
For more information go to http://www.ci.richfield.mn.us/Recreation/index.htm

Richfield Ice Arena
New Year’s Eve Skating Party
4-7pm
$4.50/person

Prizes, complimentary beverages and snacks.

For more information go to http://www.ci.richfield.mn.us/Recreation/index.htm

Fort Snelling State Park
New Years Eve Candlelight Walk and Ice Skating
3-9pm

Luminaries will light the trail and skating rink. Enjoy roasting marshmallows at an outdoor fire, or have a cup of cider around the fireplace in the Visitor Center.

For more information call 612-725-2389
 

Roseville Skating Center in Roseville
New Year’s Eve on Ice
2:30-10pm
$5 per person

In addition to skating, there will be face painting, photo buttons, a magic show, costume characters, a New Year’s Countdown, party favors and a Rinkside Bonfire.

 

Plymouth Ice Center and LifeTime Fitness
A Family New Year's Eve Celebration
6- 9pm

Bring in the New Year skating, swimming, and enjoying many other activities with family and friends at the Plymouth Ice Center and LifeTime Fitness Facility.

For more information call 763-509-5200

Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Laugh Out Loud With Louie Anderson
Second show 10pm
$59.95

Comedian and Minnesota native Louie Anderson will be performing at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center December 31. As of 4pm Friday, 100 seats were still available to the 10pm show. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through TickeMaster up to two hours before showtime.
For more information log onto http://www.burnsvillepac.com/event-calendar/view/268/70

Star Thrower Farm in Glencoe
Tour de Farm Dinner
4-8pm
$175

Scott Pampuch, executive chef and owner of Corner Table restaurant will be cooking up a special dinner made with ingredients grown or produced within 100 miles of the Twin Cities and served in a heated barn. The night will feature the best of fall—tomato marmalades and jams, roasted pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, lamb and cheese to name a few.

Reservations are required. Log onto http://tourdefarmmn.com/ for more information.

International Square in Minneapolis
Kaleidoschope-Tour the World in One Night
Starts 7pm
Tickets start at $40

There will live music by a handful of artists, plus two rooms with DJs playing the best music from around the globe. Damino will cater a special New Year’s Eve buffet.

For more information go to http://kaleidoscopenye.com.

Epic Event Center in Minneapolis
The Crystal Ball 2011: A Masked Affair
Doors Open at 8pm
Tickets start at $35

Arrive in your finest New Year's Eve attire and if you wish, disguise and beguile fellow revelers as you masquerade through the ball, into the wee hours of the night. Take in the sultry sights that surround you: opulent atmosphere, mystifying masks, aerialists soaring high above, fire performers, mannequins come to life, thumping dance beats, live entertainment and an Avant Garde Fashion Show and local design competition produced by Ignite Models.

For more information log onto www.nyempls.com

First Avenue in Minneapolis
First Avenue’s New Year’s Eve Danceteria
Doors Open at 8pm
$20

Hosted by TVs Drinking with Ian. Live music from Get Cryfry!, SovietPanda, DJ Smitty and Roy Freedom.

For more information go to http://www.first-avenue.com/event/2010/12/city-pages-presents-first-avenue%E2%80%99s-new-year%E2%80%99s-eve-danceteria

Envy Nightclub in Minneapolis
The Boardwalk Empire Ball!
Doors open at 9pm
$75 Premium Open Bar

Envy will be transformed into a vintage 1920’s cabaret complete with burlesque dancers , extravagant decoration and a $75 premium open bar! If you want to get into character ou can  step out with style in your best 1920s couture, or come as you are.

For more information go to http://www.envympls.com/index.php

 

At Honey Lounge in Minneapolis
6pm

6:00p -8:30pm Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson New Years Eve Special event.
9:00pm "Back to the Future" New Years Eve party, 80's and beyond.
DJ's, Food, Champagne toast and more.

For more information log onto www.honeympls.com
 

Knights of Columbus in Bloomington
The Zone: A Grown Folks Event
Starts at 9pm
Tickets start at $15

This is a 21+ event featuring three rooms and nine DJ's.

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121071301288538

The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
The New Years Eve Jazz Package
Show Packages Start at $200 per couple
Show Only Tickets Available $25 per person

Join seven time Minnesota Music Award winner Patter Peterson and Friends with special guest smooth jazz recording artist Ricky Peterson. Dinner packages include a three course dinner for two and a complimentary Champaign toast to ring in the New Year.

For more information visit http://www.minneapolis.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/offers/details.jsp?offerId=36605286&corp_id=60676&icamp=specialOfferId_36605286_landing.
 

 

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