Alexander Ramsey House
Welcome 2019 early in Victorian style with 19th-century food, music, dancing at games at the Alexander Ramsey House's New Year Celebration. Dec. 28, 7-9 p.m., $10-20.
Ring in the "zoo" year with Como Zoo's two-day Noon Year's Eve Celebration. Kid's DJ Kidsdance will be spinning tunes as you make crafts, hang with the animals and wait for hundreds of beach balls to be dropped from the ceiling. Dec. 31 & Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free.
Minnesota Children's Museum
It's a New Years Sparklerama at the Minnesota Children's Museum featuring feature live music, art projects and an 8 p.m. beach ball balloon drop. Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m., $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
Scope out the scene at the newly-opened Birch's Lowertown this New Year's Eve! Kick off the night with a Cabaret Dinner Show in the Barrel House featuring Erin Schwab and Jay Fuchs. Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m., $75.
Cooks of Crocus Hill
Prep for next year's menu and have a good time while doing it at Cooks of Crocus Hill's final cooking class of 2018. Make and enjoy a variety of tasty finger foods as you toast to your new culinary skills. Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m., $125.
It's a seafood lovers kind of night at Holman's Table. Reserve your table to enjoy a special menu featuring a seafood tower, surf & turf and caviar. Dec. 31, 3-10 p.m.
Spend New Year's Eve indulging in a decadent four-course dinner paired with champagne and sparkling wines at Hyacinth. Dec. 31, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $150, advanced tickets required.
Party 'til the Ball Drops
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Spice up your New Years at Amsterdam Bar & Hall's Spice Girls New Years Dance Party, featuring the spinning styles of Dj izzie p and pop-up drag acts throughout the night. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $15, 21+.
After enjoying some cabaret in the Birch's Lowertown Barrel House, head upstairs for a New Year Celebration in The Taproom featuring DJ Ganzobean. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Black Dog will be hosting their annual "Early Safe and Sane New Year's Celebration" from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Jazz Extravaganza featuring some of Black Dog's favorite jazz musicians. Dec. 31, 5: p.m.-midnight.
Black Hart of Saint Paul
80s fans, unite. Bust out those leg warmers for a Time Machine NYE Party where you'll step back into 1987 to ring in 1988 at this LGBTQ+ soccer bar on University. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5 advance/$6 at the door.
Can Can Wonderland
Inspired by the Hunger Games' city of Panem, Can Can Wonderland is holding a Capital City New Year's Eve celebration. Guests are encouraged to dress in stunning fashion for a night of gifts, spirits, art, three stages hosting simultaneous performances and more. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $40 regular/$70 VIP, 21+.
Head to Cathedral Hill for Fitzgerald's 2019 New Year's Eve Party featuring hourly beer pairings, appetizer deals and happy hour from 10 p.m.-midnight. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Reserve a table in The Lexington's historic Williamsburg Room to ring in the New Year with music from The Sophia Shorai Trio featuring James Buckley and Greg Schutte. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-midnight.
Dance the night away with band Midas Touch at this traditional, family-owned Italian spot. Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
St. Paul Tap
Have a funky New Year with Pho, Purple Funk Metropolis, and Radiochurch at the Turf Club. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $15 advance/$20 door, 21+.
Did you know, in 1852, Saint Paul's Lowertown and (what was then) Uppertown kept time 15 minutes apart? Celebrate both New Years at Waldmann Brewery with appetizers, midnight soup, ice skating, live music and—of course—beer. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $15 advance/$20 at the door.