Best 2013-2014 New Year's Eve Spots

New Year's Eve in Minneapolis is a party. Step in to any building and, chances are, you'll be fitted with one of those pointy polka-dotted hats reserved for this time of year. The point is, celebration is plenty in Minneapolis, so we've got your guide for the best places for New Year's Eve in Minneapolis.

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Crystal Ball 10 Year Anniversary, International Market Square NYE 2014

Where: International Market Square
When: 8pm-2am
Price: General Admission - $40, VIP - $80
What They Have: Live music, Valet and coat check, Shuttle service to Downtown and Uptown, VIP levels featuring food bottle service sky lounge and more.

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Party Like a Rock Bass

Where: Stella's Fish Cafe
When: 10pm-2am
Price: $60 Preorder, $100 At Door
What They Have: Open bar all you can drink, Midnight balloon drop, Live DJ, Lights and dance, Heated rooftop and patio, food buffet starting at 11:00pm.

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First Avenue's New Year's Eve Danceteria

Where: First Ave
When: 8pm-2am
Price: $5 Preorder, $20 At Door
What They Have: Live music from GET CRYPHY, Roy Freedom, and DJ SMITTY

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Moonrise

Where: Aria
When: 8pm-2am
Price: $25 Preorder ($30 at Door), $60 VIP Preorder ($80 at Door)
What They Have: A legion of bartenders, multiple bars and beer tubs, music from SIMShows, food from Figlio.

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New Year's Eve Speakeasy at the Pourhouse

Where: Pourhouse
When: 9:30pm-2am
Price: $85
What They Have: Open bar, confetti cannon and live music.

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Roaring 20's New Years

Where: Tangiers
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $20
What They Have: Costume party, complimentary midnight toast.

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Masked Affair

Where: Muse Event Center
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $25
What They Have: Live music, aerialists, costumes.

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Bubble Ball

Where: W Minneapolis - The Foshay
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $20
What They Have: Live music, dance floor, drink specials, VIP bottle service.

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Concerts

89.3 The Current & Electric Fetus – DAWES: NYE 2013

Where: Varsity Theater
When: 8pm Doors Open, 9:30 Music
Price: $75 General Admission, $125 VIP
What VIP Has: 3 song soundcheck listening party, pre-show meet & greet with Dawes, limited edition event lithograph, complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

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Styx New Year's Eve 2014

Where: Treasure Island Resort and Casino
When: 9pm
Price: $58
About It: Styx continues to conquer the planet one venue at a time and on Tuesday, December 31 you can hear classic rock staples like "Come Sail Away," "Blue Collar Man," and "Too Much Time on My Hands" as Styx rocks The Island into the New Year!

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Theater

Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol

Where: New Century Theatre
When: 5pm, 8:30pm
Price: $24+
About It: A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol is the SMASH HIT sequel to the award-winning musical comedy, Don't Hug Me.

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The Phantom of the Opera

Where: Orpheum Theatre
When: 7pm
Price: $39+
About It: Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its premiere in Minneapolis.

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Entertainment

Baby New Year's Time Traveling Diaper Party #3

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
When: 5pm, 7pm
Price: $12-14 Adults, $8 Kids 12-Under
About It: Ring in the New Year and still be home in time for bed with this family friendly early bird countdown.

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I Saw Daddy Marry Santa Claus

Where: Brave New Workshop
When: 8pm
Price: $35
About It: Hot on the heels of BNW's 2012's smash holiday hit, "Fifty Shades of White:  A Minnesota XXXmas," the BNW's 2013 holiday show sets its satirical sights on some of the year's hottest topics, including Minnesota's entry into the gay marriage conversation, as well as our own holiday traditions and social issues.

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Noon Year's Eve Party

Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
When: December 31 and January 1, 11am-1pm
Price: Free
About It: A family event to ring in the "Zoo" year so fun, we've decided to do it twice! Join us on December 31 and January 1 for a special Noon Year's Party.  Noon Year's offers family-friendly entertainment by the Radio Disney Party Patrol on December 31 & Kids Dance on January 1. We'll have noise-maker making, special animal enrichment, zoo keeper talks, Story Time and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.

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The Year in Denial: The Scrimshaw Brother's New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza!

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
When: 9pm, 11pm
Price: $15-20
About It: Laugh in the New Year with sketch, stand-up, and improv comedy.

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Louie Anderson NYE 2014

Where: Burnsville Performing Arts Center
When: 7pm, 10pm
Price: $41+
About It: Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series "Family Feud" or his appearances on late night chat shows.

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SNL Legends - Rob Schneider NYE 2014

Where: Mystic Lake Showroom
When: 7pm, 10pm
Price: $52+

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The Shout House

New Year’s At The Top Of Your Lungs!

Where: The Shout House
When: 5pm-2am
Price: $50/person
What They Have: Private dinner buffet, guaranteed seating for the entire night, award winning Dueling pianos from 6pm to close, & free champagne toast at midnight

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Restaurants

New Year's Eve Dinner

Where: Fogo de Chao
When: 5-10:30pm
Price: $49.50
About It: Located in the famous Hennepin Theatre District at City Center, and within walking distance of museums, art galleries and hotels, the Minneapolis Fogo® has become a downtown landmark.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Ring in 2014

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
When: 5:30-10:30pm
Price: $99
About It: Including dinner, show, post-show entertainment, and dancing, you'll get butler-served champagne to ring in the New Year, with a commemorative champagne flute as a sourvenir. Choose from three shows: Fiddler on the Roof, Martini and Olive, and Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret

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A Black and White Affair

Where: Uptown Cafeteria
When: 9pm-2am
Price: $5
About It: Music from DJ Brian Poulson, vintage black and white photo booth, specialty cocktails/shots, contests, prizes, party favors.

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Hell's Kitchen New Years Eve

A Week Of Hell... And More!

Where: Hell's Kitchen
When: Dec. 31st - Jan 7th
Price: Varies
About It: New Year's Eve DinnerNew Year's Eve Dance Party and First ever HK National Bloody Mary Week celebration Jan 1-7.

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Hotels

New Year's Eve with Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Where: Marriott City Center
When: December 31st
Price: $209+
About It: Celebrate the countdown of the New Year in the Minneapolis Marriott City Center with overnight accommodations, breakfast for two and one bottle of champagne. USE PROMOTIONAL CODE "EVE" AT CHECKOUT.

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3 Elegant New Year's Eve Packages

Where: Radisson Blu Mall of America
When: December 31st
Price: $149+
About It: Guests looking to ring in 2014 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America need look no further than one of the elegant packages offered for the evening. The New Year's Eve Package, the Family Celebration Package and the New Blu Year's Package all offer guests significant deals with great perks for the 31st.

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NYE Extravaganza Package

Where: Ramada Mall of America
When: December 31st
Price: $169
About It: Early 2pm check in, 2 drink tickets, dinner for 2 at all-you-can-eat fajita/nacho bar, party favors, 2 tickets for live music area, champagne toast at midnight, late 1pm checkout.

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The Depot's New Years Eve

Where: The Depot Minneapolis
When: December 31st
Price: $239
About It: Deluxe guest room, free parking, continental breakfast buffet New Years Day, four passes to the indoor water park and skating rink, access to the Children Fun Rooms, kid's arcade room with foosball, darts, & pool, Celebration Room New Year countdown, and extended stay on January 1st for just $89. 

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Ramada Plaza Minneapolis' NYE Party

Where: Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
When: December 31st 8:30-12:30AM. 
Price: $149
About It: Swing in the New Year with Ramada Plaza Minneapolis featuring the Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet. Package includes two tickets to the party, a traditional guest room overnight stay, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, cash bar all night long and free parking all for only $149. Onsite restaurant, Scalzo's Italian Grille will also be featuring a New Year's Eve dinner special. Call 612.331.1900 for tickets and reservations. Prices will go up after December 21st.

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