New Year's Eve in the Twin Cities is a day to celebrate the joys of 2017 and welcome the promise of 2018. However you choose to celebrate, you'll find the perfect event near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
Fear not: the "murder" in the title is just a metaphorical reference to the theme. Dress as your favorite historical or fictional villain or victim for this night-long celebration that's so huge, it takes four levels to contain it. Enjoy live music, dancing, an open bar with craft cocktails and a gourmet buffet-style meal for only $35. Hours are 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
2. Snowta NYE Festival Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis 877.987.6487 19.2 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Last year's debut Snowta NYE Festival was such a hit that this year's version will be even bigger and better. Groove to a live music lineup featuring dozens of acts. Other activities include alien laser tag, a skate park, arcade games and human bowling. The 18-and-over event takes place on Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31 at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $100 – $260.
3. New Year's Eve Bowling Party Bogart's/Apple Place Bowl 14917 Garrett Ave, Apple Valley 952.432.1515 0.6 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
If you like to stay active, get your competitive juices flowing with a lively game of New Year's Eve bowling. Apple Place Bowl is offering two options that guarantee fun for everyone. Plan a kid-friendly party from 4 to 7 p.m. that includes bowling, pizza, pop and a sparkling cider toast for $18 per person. Late night festivities from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. feature bowling with cash prizes, cash bar, meat, cheese and veggie platters and a champagne toast for $40 per person.
4. Candlelight & Ice Wood Lake Nature Center 6710 Lake Shore Dr, Richfield 612.861.9365 13.3 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Looking for a more low-key way to celebrate the new year? Wood Lake Nature Center is hosting a party with some classic Minnesota activities. Stroll a walking trail softly lit with hundreds of luminaries as you keep an eye out for wildlife sightings. Gather around a fire for a marshmallow roast, then head indoors for a comforting cup of hot cocoa. Admission is $5 and hours are 6 to 9 p.m.
5. Louis Anderson Live Ames Center 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville 5.5. miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Everything goes better with laughter. Popular comedian and Minnesota native Louis Anderson will be ringing in the new year with two all-ages shows at Ames Center. Many of his stories are based on his experiences growing up in a family of 11 children. Showtimes are at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $32.95 – $102.95 and VIP upgrades are available for a meet-and-greet with Louis Anderson.
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