Head to Minneapolis on new year's eve for some of the best new year parties and celebrations in the country, from the Crystal Ball in Market Square to dance music festivals and VIP parties in many of the city's top hotels and bars.
As with most big US cities there is a big public event to celebrate new year's eve, and in Minneapolis this is the Crystal Ball event in the city's central International Market Square. This is actually one of the largest new year's eve events in the country.
With attendance over 3,000 people, you can be sure it will always be the best way to ring in the New Year. The 2019 Crystal Ball will feature LIVE music, multiple DJs, Go-Go Dancers and more. The NYE 2018-2019 party gets underway at 8pm and features live music and entertainment throughout the evening, leading up to the countdown at midnight.
The event is open to the public, but guests must purchase a ticket for entry. There is high possibility of selling out so it is recommended that guests buy their tickets well in advance - you can get more details and secure your tickets here.
Away from the big public party, one of the top new year events in Minneapolis this time aorund is the huge Snowta NYE music festival taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
This is a 2 day EDM festival running on 30th - 31st December and always has a great lineup, featuring many of the top names in the genre.
Tickets are available online here.
Countdown Mpls taking place at the Minneapolis Club Event Center, with 2 dance floors, 5 top DJs, 2,400+ happy humans and 5 sold out years!
Tickets for this great party are available here.
Uptown NYE 2019 at Urban Eatery. This award-winning venue paired with top DJs will make for a great party. All of that along plus affordable prices for tickets promises to make this a New Years party!
Ticket sales here.
Taking place at The Calhoun Beach Club Event Center, the Ritual event returns again this year with Top DJs, Multiple Rooms, 2 Dance Floors, 21+ VIP options available -
Tickets are available online here.
Now in its 12th installment, the Twin Cities' party of the year returns with MAGIC: 24K New Year's Eve. Over-the-top production, a fun party atmosphere and an element of surprise are the hallmarks of an unforgettable experience that only NYEmpls can provide. Attendees can expect curated beats cut with a twist of the unexpected in thrilling performances and state-of-the-art audio and visual experience.
Ticket details to follow.
It's your opportunity to dress up, or dress crazy all while having the night of your life.
Tickets to follow.
The last few years have also seen the welcome return of the Minnesota Orchestra's New Year's Eve Celebration at Orchestra Hall, with gala dinner followed by the live performance - ticket details to follow.
If you're planning on visiting Minneapolis over the New Year period, then it will be exceptionally busy so you ideally need to be making your reservations as early as you can.
You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.
TV coverage is unlikely I'm afarid but that doesn't mean theres no way to watch the new year celebrations live from Minneapolis.
The best option is probably to check out the selection of webcams in the city, including a few with good views of the skyline which should offer some good shots of the fireworks across the city when midnight arrives:
The content on this page is written and maintained by Martin Kerrigan. If you have found it useful then please feel free to share it with your friends and family. If you have any comments or events to add to this page please Contact us.