Where’s the Party: New Years Eve

If you’ve been wondering “Where’s the Party on New Years Eve?” We’re glad you asked! We have a list. Some events are earlier in the day. A few are family oriented. Some are over the top. Others are low key. All of them offer great entertainment and a fun way to bring in the New Year. Know that some of these recommendations require tickets or reservation. You better make a decision quick, the clock is ticking. No really, here is the clock, it’s ticking.

Update: We found a few more events and have added them. They were added quick so may be missing a few details, but you’ll find more information on all of them on the 320FUN Events page.

Countdown to 2022

Happy New Year!!

Albany / St Anthony

New Years Eve Bash – Schiffler’s Liquors

There’s no better way to bring in the new year than with some great music and some good friends. At Schiffler’s you’ll be Rockin’ in the New Year with the band is The Unwanted.

Music starts at 8pm.

Where: Schiffler’s Liquors at 38909 Co Rd 153, Albany, MN 56307 (The address is Albany, but Schiffler’s is in St Anthony)

Online: Facebook

Phone: 320 845-2313


Broadway Ballroom – New Years Eve Comedy Show

Broadway Ballroom Comedy Show

The Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria will have you up for a laugh as they hosts a Comedy Show on NYE.

Five comedians:  Kevin Cahak, Jeff Bergs, Ryan Kahl, Todd Andrews, and Sherlonda Sharp.

Three Course, two meat buffet dinner.

Dinner from 6-7:30,   Comedy Show 8pm.

Dinner and Show:  $50

Comedy Only:  $25

Call 320 763-6565 for Tickets or stop into the Garden Center to buy yours today.

A few more details HERE.

Where: Broadway Ballroom Event Center at 115 30th Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308

Online: www.broadway-ballroom.com/

Phone: 320 763-6565

22 Northmen Brewery – Bruce Archer

New Year With Beer. Less Fears, More Cheers!

Bruce Archer plays a rollicking combination of blues, bluegrass, country, and folk that doesn’t fit tidily into a single genre. His finger-picking and slide guitar display a level of talent and mastery that can only come from 40-plus years of sifting through musical styles and keeping the bits that resonate with him. He coaxes from his guitar an instrumental voice that is authentically his own.

More details HERE.

December 31, 2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: 22 Northmen Brewery at 6693 County Rd 34 NW, Alexandria, MN 56308

Online: www.22northmen.com

Phone: 320 846-5443

Elks Lodge #1685 – Alexandria

Runestone Rebellion

Runestone Rebellion a band ranging from Motley Crue to CCR and Merle Haggard to Poison. They’ll even throw in an original song or two.

Band plays 8:30pm to 12:30am

Where: Elks Lodge at 115 30th Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308

Online: www.elks.org

Phone: 320 763-6565

Elemental Games

Elemental Games - Smash Bros

While Elemental Games in Alexandria hosts Smash Bros events once a month, this one falls on New Year’s Eve. Nothing like a tournament to finish out a year. This is another Melee Doubles event along with their usual events. Venue Fee: $5 Tournament runs from 1-5pm.

More info HERE.

Where: Elemental Games at 505 N Nokomis St, Alexandria, MN

Online: elementalgamesmn.com

Phone: 320 219-6700

Fat Daddy’s – Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing - Fat Daddy's

Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill offers some fun on NYE.

They have new Axe Throwing Lanes and are having a tournament. There will be cash prizes.

United States Axe will be doing walk-up axe throwing sessions at our new spot inside Fat Daddy’s
Everyone who throws gets entered into the tournament
$10 for 10 scored throws
$15 to post 2 score

Where: Fat Daddy’s – Alexandria

Andria Theatre – Quad Squad Improv

Improv - Andria Theatre

This is a reunion of the Quad Squad Improve Group.

Come one come all to our Live and in person NEW Year’s Eve Improv extravaganza.

Where: Andria Theatre – 7-8pm – Alexandria

Reach Church – Young Adult Party

Young adults - Reach Church NYE

Reach Church

8pm to 1am

Looking for somewhere to be on New Year’s Eve? We’d love to have you! Come out for food, games, and dancing!

This event is for all young adults in the area. So, bring your people! The party starts at 8 pm on New Year’s Eve and will go till around 1 am. Bring snacks to share if you can. See you then!

Where: Reach Church – North Nokomis Alexandria


The Handle Bar – Time Square – Atwater Mn Edition

Band - IV Play

So the Handle Bar has a fun idea. Lets have an outdoor event like they do in New York. It’s like a New Years Eve Bash in Times Square (Large Outdoor Heated Tent) except it’s in Atwater, MN

Friday December 31st – 9:15pm Start

Advanced Tickets for Sale at The Handle Bar in Atwater, MN!

Where: The Handle Bar at 308 Atlantic Ave W, Atwater, MN 56209

Online: www.thehandlebarmn.com

Phone: 320 337-9054


Steer Clear at Belgrade VFW – New Years Party

Steer Clear Belgrade VFW

Steer Clear New Years Eve Bash – Belgrade VFW

Music starts at 8pm

Come have supper of Prime Rib, baked potato and green beans and a roll.
Stay for the music. Steer Clear.

Where: Belgrade


NYE Bonfire – Woodland Hills Equestrian Center

Woodland Hills Equestrian Center Bonfire

Woodland Hills Equestrian Center – 7pm

BYOB, lawn chair, and treats to share.

We’re setting ablaze the huge timber pile in the far back pen.

Where: Holdingford


Grand Casino – New Years Eve Hot Seats

New Year’s Eve at Grand Casino Hinckley, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. You might be one of 19 Guests to win a piece of $58,000 in cash and prizes! To win you will need to play with your Grand Rewards card. If you don’t have one they are available for free at the Players Club.

Where: Grand Casino at 777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley, MN 55037

Online: http://www.grandcasinomn.com/

Phone: 320 384-7771


Countdown with the Crow – Crow River Winery

Crow River Winery

Here’s an event that’s for the adults. Ring in the new year with the Crow River Winery. There’s no cover.

You’ll want to come early the A-Town Band plays from 5:00-8:00pm- Then from 9:00-midnight they’ll be a DJ and countdown to midnight.

Bistro items will be available 11:00am-10:00pm and there is FREE soda to designated drivers.

Also, New Years Eve, CRW will launch their new Sparkling Wine – Gold Finch. You’ll be among the first to try it!

Wear your sparkling best and leave the kiddos at home for this festive countdown!

Where: Crow River Winery at 14848 MN-7, Hutchinson, MN 55350

Online: crowriverwinery.com

Phone: 320 587-2922


Powder Ridge Lazer Light Tubing

Powder Ridge Lazer Tubing

Experience Tubing Like Never Before
Tube with the lights off while lazers, strobes and flashing lights cover the hill. Each tuber receives a free glow stick with their ticket! The fire pit will be burning and music will be playing. The concession stand will be open with hot dogs, chips, popcorn, hot cocoa and more!
Limited availability, advance reservations are required. Please note, these events do sell out quickly. Tickets are $26.00
Dec 31st 6:30PM & 7PM Ticket lasts for 2 hours.

Where: Powder Ridge Ski Area at 15015 93rd Ave, Kimball, MN 55353

Online: powderridge.com

Phone: 320 398-7200

Little Falls

Ballroom Blitz! – A New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Join Brothers Tone for the biggest party in town! The Brothers Tone are slated to perform a number of new tunes including songs from Pink, Grand Funk, Prince, Sweet and 3 Doors Down, just to name a few.

The night will include a fast-paced and rockin’ collection of tunes, designed to get you up and on the dance floor. Promptly at midnight, a huge balloon drop will take place on the dance floor! All this in addition to an enhanced light show! Wow, what a night!

Tickets also available at the Ballroom the day of the show.

More Details HERE.

Friday, December 31st, 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10

Doors Open at 7:30PM, Dance 8:30 pm- 1:00 am

Where: The Falls Ballroom at 15870 MN-27, Little Falls, MN 56345

Online: www.fallsballroom.com

Phone: 320 632-9992


K-Town Bar

Hat Trick New Years Eve Party

Come to the K Town bar in Kensington MN and Celebrate New Years eve with friends, beverages and rock n roll music. Hat Trick starts playing at 9pm.

Where: K Town Bar at 17 Central Ave N, Kensington MN

Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/626449608380629/

Phone: (320) 965-2410

New London

New London Little Theatre


Bring in NYE in New London with 5 Queens and a DJ/MC! Fresh champagne, cocktails and special treats at Little Theatre Auditorium.

Dancing after the show.

More details HERE.

December 31st, 9pm to 1am

Where: The New London Little Theater at 24 Central Ave E, New London, MN 56273

Online: Eventbrite Ticket Info

Phone: 320 354-2559

Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

The Knotties for New Years

The Knotties have defined Psych-Blues. The performances of The Knotties are explosive, conveying a deep and shared restlessness that is found throughout their music. (The bands self description) The Band is out of Fargo ND, so we should give them a solid 320 welcome.

Friday Dec 31st, – 9:00 PM 11:55 PM

Where: Goat Ridge Brewing Company 17 Central Avenue West New London, MN, 56273

Online: Facebook

Phone: 320 354-2383


Queen Bee’s Bar and Grill – New Years Eve

Crystal Breeze New Years Eve Party

Ring in the new year with Live Music from Crystal Breeze, at Queen Bee’s Bar & Grill in downtown Paynesville! Crystal Breeze plays hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

More details Here

Where: Queen Bee’s Bar and Grill at 121 W James St, Paynesville, MN 56362

Online: www.queenbeesbar.com

Phone: 320 243-3975

Sauk Centre

Next Door Bar and Lounge

Out of Line Sauk Centre

Celebrate New Years Eve with Out of Line! You’ll hear a mix of Rock and Country from a band that calls Central MN home.

Next Door Bar and Lounge in Sauk Centre.

Where: Next Door Bar and Lounge at 517 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Online: Facebook

Phone: 320 351-9951


NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH!! – O’Neil’s in Spicer

The Hit List

Everything you need to have a good time!  Join the band The Hit List playing Classic Rock, New Rock and Country at the O’Neil in Spicer. If you come a little earlier, you can try O’Neil’s menu. It’s casual American dining to finish out the year.

Band play from 9pm to 1am.

Where: O’Neil’s at 152 Lake Ave N, Spicer, MN 56288

Online: www.oneilsbar.com

Phone: 320 796-6524

St Cloud Area

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos New Years Eve Extravaganza

Dueling Pianos - NYE

Ring in the New Year with Dave & Ted!! Ticket purchase includes a champagne toast!! Clap, laugh, sing & #TEAMDRINK all night!

Dave & Ted are back for New Years Eve in Waite Park! What better way to ring in 2022 than with an interactive mix of music, comedy and plenty of improv.

More Details HERE.

Doors Open at 7:00pm Show Begins: 8:00pm Champagne toast (for ages 21+ with ID): 10:00pm (mock midnight)
This is a 16+ event

Where: The Park Event Center at 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387

Online: Facebook

Phone: 320 640-0204

Tonic Sol-Fa

Tonic Sol-Fa New Years Eve Party

Tonic Sol-Fa wraps up their holiday tour on New Years Eve at the Paramount Theatre in St Cloud. They’ve been playing all over the 320 this season. Here’s your last chance catch the show.

Where: Paramount Theatre at 913 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301

Online: paramountarts.org

Phone: 320 259-5463

Back Shed Brewing – LIVE MUSIC on New Year’s Eve: Ani Rae

Ani Rae - Back Shed Brewing

Back Shed in Waite Park is inviting everyone out to have some fun before the New Year begins! Ani Rae is performing. Ani Rae is made up of two friends who met in high school who love to make music. Its a wide variety from country to some classic rock and folk.

Where: Back Shed Brewing at 624 Sundial Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387

Online: www.backshedbrewing.com

Phone: 320 371-0636

New Years Eve Party w/Switch! – La Playette Bar St Joseph

Switch NYE

Say good bye to 2021 and ring in the New Year w/Switch! Classic and current rock, 80s music and county. Lots of variety.

La Playette Bar is in St Joseph.  

9pm to 1am.

Where: La Playette Bar at 19 College Ave N, St Joseph, MN 56374

Online: laplayettebar.com

Phone: 320 363-7747


12 Mile Tavern – New Years Eve Bash

12 Mile Tavern NYE

12 Mile Tavern

Join us FRIDAY December 31st and ring in the New Year!

We will have DJ & Karaoke from 9pm- 2am By TNT
At Midnight – Balloon Drop with, prizes, FREE Champagne, food and Giveaways.

Well, there’s the list. If we find additional parties, we’ll add them, but for now these are the events that make bringing in the new year with a little fun! Remember, designate a driver, be safe, and have a Happy New Year!