New Year’s Eve in Saint Paul

New Year’s Eve in Saint Paul

Whether you want an all-night party or one that gets you home well before midnight, Saint Paul has a New Year's celebration for you.


Alexander Ramsey House

Welcome 2020 early in Victorian style with 19th-century food, music, dancing at games at the Alexander Ramsey House's New Year CelebrationDec. 27, 7-9 p.m., $10-20. 

Como Zoo

Ring in the "zoo" year with Como Zoo's two-day Noon Year's Confetti Dance Party. A DJ will be spinning tunes as you play games, hang with the animals and wait for hundreds of thousands of confetti pieces to rain down from the ceiling at noon. 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.

Minnesota Wild

Have a wild New Year's Eve at Xcel Energy Center when you cheer on the Minnesota Wild in a showdown against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dec. 31, 5 p.m.

Party 'til the Ball Drops

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Spice up your New Years at Amsterdam Bar & Hall's 90's New Year's Eve Party featuring the spinning styles of Dj izzie, Sasha R Cassadine, pop-up drag numbers, a 90's costume contest and more throughout the night. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $20, 18+.

Birch's Lowertown

Birch's Lowertown presents renowned singer Julius Collins & Friends during a 4-course champagne dinner show in the Barrel House Piano Bar Lounge. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $115.

Black Dog Cafe

Black Dog celebrates their 12th annual NYE celebration with two special music shows—one for those who prefer to party 'til the wee hours, and another for those who want to be in their PJs by 9. Dec. 31, Early Show: 5-8:30 p.m., Late Show: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $5.

Black Hart of Saint Paul

70s fans, unite. Bust out that disco attire for a Time Machine NYE Party, where you'll step back into 1978 to ring in 1979 at this LGBTQ+ soccer bar on University. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $6.

Can Can Wonderland

Join Can Can Wonderland for a bizarre and brilliant New Year's Eve Extravaganza, featuring four stages of strange and exciting Twin Cities acts. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $50 general admission/$75 bottomless cup, 21+.

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Party Like it's 2020 at Cooks of Crocus Hill's final cooking class of the decade. Make and enjoy a variety of tasty dishes as you toast to your new culinary skills. Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m., $125.

The Lexington

Reserve a table in The Lexington's historic Williamsburg Room to ring in the New Year with live music, $6 Wycliff Bubbles and more. Dec. 31, 8 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. 


New Year's Eve means jazz night at Pazzaluna, featuring the Jazz Central Studios MVP Trio of Joe Strachan, Ted Olson and Mac Santiago. Dec. 31, 8:30-12:30 a.m.

Public + Green Lantern

Grab a bite upstairs at Public kitchen + bar before heading downstairs to Green Lantern for a 90's Theme Party featuring appetizers, champagne toast and live music. Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $20 cover (Green Lantern only).

Rival House + DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown

Toast the New Year at Rival House with live music and a complimentary champagne toast before you crash for the night at DoubleTree by Hilton's with their special Park & Stay PackageDec. 31, 8-midnight.

Saint Paul Hotel

Enjoy the smooth sounds of Erin Livingston featuring Phil Aaron and Tom Lewis at the Saint Paul Hotel's special NYE jazz performance. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight.

St. Paul Tap

Game the night away at West 7th's St. Paul Tap with a DJ, party favors and champagne shots. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Waldmann Brewery

Did you know, in 1852, Saint Paul's Lowertown and (what was then) Uppertown kept time 15 minutes apart? Celebrate both New Years at the historic Waldmann Brewery with a four-course dinner, live music and—of course—beer. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $75 advance/$85 at the door.

NYE Dining Specials

Bar Brigade: Reservations

Brunson's Pub: Reservations

Holmans' Table: Reservations

Luci Ancora: Reservations


No matter what you choose, we hope you have a happy and safe New Year! Let us know where you're celebrating on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL

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