7 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Minneapolis

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching once again and everyone is busy making their plans on how they want to greet 2014.  We’ve compiled a list the best places to ring in the New Year in style, from the refined to the rocking. Click the headers for more info on each Minneapolis event.


Crystal Ball

International Market Square, Minneapolis

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this event has grown into one of the largest and longest running NYE events in the Midwest. This year’s lineup includes local headliner, Har Mar Superstar and tons of other performers and DJs. An added plus – a shuttle service running to and from downtown and uptown will help people avoid the nearly impossible task of getting a cab on NYE.


A Masked Affair

Muse Event Center, Minneapolis

Complimentary masks will be handed out to those without their own at this North Loop party. The Muse Event Center recently underwent a $4 million renovation and no expense will be spared in providing attendees with two rooms of music and world class aerialists.



Varsity Theater, Minneapolis

This Dinkytown venue is one of the best in the city and this NYE it’ll have people swaying to the American folk-rock of Los Angeles band, Dawes. Having grown wildly popular amongst listeners of The Current, this event is sure to be packed with fans and the fact that it’s also a NYE party is just icing on the cake.


Baby New Year’s Time Traveling Diaper Party #3

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis

And now for something completely different, an early-bird event for families who are looking to be home when the clock strikes midnight. Complete with a faux countdown, the show will feature comedians and is safe for all ages.


A Black & White Affair

Uptown Cafeteria, Minneapolis

Just a $5 cover gets you into this Uptown gathering. DJ Brian Poulson will provide the music and a black and white photo booth will be available to capture the memories. Contests, prizes and party favors are also promised.


Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Bash

The Tangiers, Minneapolis

Head into the New Year by traveling back in time at this roaring 1920s themed party. The swanky setting of The Tangiers restaurant will fittingly act as a speakeasy for the night to all of the flappers and bow-tied gents in attendance.


Now brush up on your “Auld Land Syne” lyrics and get ready to stay up way past your bedtime. Happy New Year!