Alexander Ramsey House
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.
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+.
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
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
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 Package. Dec. 31, 8-midnight.
Saint Paul Hotel
St. Paul Tap
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.