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
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)
Phone: 320 845-2313
Broadway Ballroom – New Years Eve 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
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
Phone: 320 846-5443
Elks Lodge #1685 – Alexandria
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
Phone: 320 219-6700
Fat Daddy’s – Axe Throwing
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
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
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
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
Phone: 320 337-9054
Steer Clear at Belgrade VFW – New Years Party
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.
NYE Bonfire – Woodland Hills Equestrian Center
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.
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
Phone: 320 384-7771
Countdown with the Crow – 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
Phone: 320 587-2922
Powder Ridge Lazer Light 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
DATES & START TIMES
Dec 31st 6:30PM & 7PM Ticket lasts for 2 hours.
Where: Powder Ridge Ski Area at 15015 93rd Ave, Kimball, MN 55353
Phone: 320 398-7200
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
Doors Open at 7:30PM, Dance 8:30 pm- 1:00 am
Where: The Falls Ballroom at 15870 MN-27, Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320 632-9992
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
Phone: 320 354-2383
Queen Bee’s Bar and Grill – New Years Eve
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
Phone: 320 243-3975
Next Door Bar and Lounge
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH!! – O’Neil’s in Spicer
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
Phone: 320 796-6524
St Cloud Area
Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos New Years Eve Extravaganza
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
Phone: 320 640-0204
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
Phone: 320 259-5463
Back Shed Brewing – LIVE MUSIC on New Year’s Eve: Ani Rae
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
Phone: 320 371-0636
New Years Eve Party w/Switch! – La Playette Bar St Joseph
12 Mile Tavern – New Years Eve Bash
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!