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 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. 

Como Zoo

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.

Minnesota Wild

Have a wild New Year's at Xcel Energy Center when you cheer on the Minnesota Wild in a showdown against the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Dec. 31, 5 p.m.

Fine Dining

Birch's Lowertown

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.

Holman's Table

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 HyacinthDec. 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+.

Birch's Lowertown

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

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.

The Lexington

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

Check out West 7th's new St. Paul Tap as you dance the night away with a DJ, party favors and champagne shots. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Turf Club

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+. 

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 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.

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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