Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis

Our New Year’s Eve Guide highlights the top New Year’s Eve 2025 celebrations in Minneapolis.
Our top New Year’s Eve picks feature amazing DJs, live music, outstanding performers, and more. Choosing between exciting nightlife, great concert experiences,
and family friendly options can be difficult. Let’s make it easier for you! Check out our recommendations below for the best New Year’s Eve celebration options
in the Twin Cities area to ring in the New Year.

Last year was an amazing year for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Check out the celebrations that rang in 2024 below. New Year’s Eve events to ring in 2025 will start being announced in Fall 2024.

Our Top Pick for New Year’s Eve

Crystal Ball NYE Party 2025 - New Year's Eve Twin Cities
Crystal New Year's Eve Party 2025 at Windows at Marquette 50th Floor of the IDS Minneapolis

Each year we pick out one event that stands out above the rest. This year, our pick is The Crystal Ball New Year’s Eve. 

This year, The Crystal Ball New Year’s Eve is returning to the 50th floor of the IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis. The Crystal Ball has been the top New Year’s Eve event in Minnesota for the past two decades. Now, combine that history with the most stunning event venue in town and you have a recipe for an amazing night. The venue boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible 360° views of Minneapolis and four rooms of entertainment including the cities’ hottest DJs, dueling pianos, a game room, and much more. In our opinion, this will be the best place to be on New Year’s Eve! 

Twin Cities’ New Year’s Eve Celebrations

1980s New Year's Eve Party at The Metropolitan

1980’s New Year’s Eve


Dance the night away to the hottest 80s music with DJ Brownie, live entertainment featuring vocalist Mia Dorr, aerialists, roller skaters, stilt walkers, and more. General Admission and VIP options available. 

New Year's Eve Party at the Hewing

NYE at The Hewing

HEWING HOTEL | 10PM| $30-$35

Enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities featuring DJ Shiek and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. This event sold out last year so advanced ticket sales are recommended!


NYE Casino Night at Minneapolis Cider Company - New Year's Eve Minnesota

NYE Casino Night


Enjoy a night of fun at Minneapolis Cider Company. Featuring over a dozen casino games with professional dealers, take your chance to win prizes without any risk (no real gambling, allowed). Drink plenty of bubbly and dance all night long to live music. Formal or cocktail attire recommended!

Totally Rad NYE at First Ave - New Year's Eve Minneapolis

A Totally Rad New Year’s Eve

FIRST AVENUE| 9PM | 18+ | $15-$25

Get ready for totally rad NYE celebration hosted by Transmission and First Avenue. Dance the night away to the top music of the 80s and 90s with beats by Jake Rudh. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ring in 2024 by stepping into the past! 

NYE at Lush

The Stroke of Midnight

LUSH LOUNGE & THEATER | 8PM |21+ | $20

New Year’s Eve at Lush features plenty of entertainment to keep you going all night long. Start the evening with the Rebel Queen from 8:30pm-10:30pm followed by DJs, pop-up drag performances, and champagne toast at midnight. Bottle Service tables are available. 

A Hard Day's Night NYE at Brit's Pub

New Year’s Eve at Brit’s Pub


Start your evening by ringing in the UK New Year at 6pm with live bag pipes and complimentary champagne toast. Stick around for the Beatles tribute band, A Hard Day’s Night starting at 8:30pm in the beautiful clubhouse on the 3rd floor. 

NYE at The Dakota Davina Live Music

NYE with Davina 2024

DAKOTA | 6PM/10:30PM | $160/$100

Enjoy live music to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year! Davina and The Vagabonds offer “a modern take on old-time blues and jazz”. They’ve created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live music shows and Davina’s commanding stage presence. Dinner or Cocktail shows available.

NYE at Orchestra Hall - New Year's Eve Minnesota

Minnesota Orchestra NYE

ORCHESTA HALL | 8:30PM | $60-$160

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with music from the Minnesota Orchestra featuring music from Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaickovsky. After the performance, enjoy vintage live jazz from Belle Armour and a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year.|

Lonesome Losers NYE - New Year's Eve Twin Cities

The Lonesome Losers


Put on your captain’s hat and ring in 2024 with Yacht Rock music by The Lonesome Losers. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and live music to celebrate the New Year.

NYE at The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - New Year's Eve Minnesota

NYE at the Arb 2024


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a magical walk through the Arboretum’s Winter Lights display, family-friendly games, and live music. Enjoy countdown celebrations for New Year’s Eve on the hour 5pm-10pm.

NYE Leather and Velvet Ball

Gothess New Year’s Eve

FINE LINE | 9PM| 18+ | $15-$30

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your fellow goths, gays, and theys at the Fine Line. Ring in 2024 with diverse entertainment including DJ Q, DIE/ASPORA, Leather and Lace Runway Show, and more! This is at 18+ event. Advanced ticket sales recommended. 

NYE Vikings Game - New Year's Eve Minnesota

Vikings Vs Packers NYE

US BANK STADIUM | 7:20PM | $200+

Watch the Vikings play the Packers on New Year’s Eve at US Bank Stadium. This game is sold out however, resale tickets are still available.