A Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Duluth


We have all done our fair share of adjusting, grieving, and struggling in 2020. One thing that this extremely difficult year has taught me, is that we can still celebrate – even in devastating times. 

Are your creative juices running low at this point? Fear not, Duluth Mom has pulled together a variety of ideas and resources to help you and yours celebrate the new year!

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Family Entertainment

Duluth Public Library Noon Years Eve Zoom Dance Party! – Free, registration required.

Board games & puzzles – Pull out your family favorites, or pick up a new one at Legacy Toys or The Bookstore at Fitger’s.

Netflix countdowns

PBS Countdown

Bentleyville New Years Eve Extravaganza – gift bags for every car and open until midnight! This is your LAST CHANCE to see the lights in 2020!

Outdoor activities– sledding, snow showing, skating, cross-country skiing, snow-tubing etc. 

Dance party in your pjs – there are so many great music play lists and stories on Spotify! For example search “Kids New Years Eve” and a few should pop up.

Go all out on the decorations – Balloons, party blowers, hats, glasses, party beads, party poppers etc. Check stores like Hucklebeary, Hobby Lobby, or Walmart.

Dick Clarks New Years Rockin’Eve with Ryan Seacrest – performances start at 7pm CST.

Recovery Alliance meet-ups – check out their Facebook page for locations and details.

New Years Eve Special Meals

At Sarah’s Table at Chester Creek – Three course dinner for 2, served with bubbly!

Bridgeman’s – Happy New Year Mega Malt includes Homemade Times Square Ball cake pop, cotton candy, a noise maker and 2021 Party glasses! Take home sundae kits are also available.

Duluth Kombucha – get your ‘Buch Buddy membership! 

Maya Family Mexican Restaurant -Feliz Año Nuevo! Say ADIOS TO 2020 Celebrate with this delicious BOCADILLO PLATTER- it’s appetizers galore! Enough to feed 4-6 people for only $35.

Order yours today by calling 218-722-0360 or order online @ www.mexicanmaya.com under the category Family Size Dinners!

Texas Roadhouse – Ready to cook appetizer kits

The Boat Club – Dinner, Drinks, and Brunch available! Order ahead, and pick-up safely curbside.

Va Bene – Take- away meals, deserts and cocktail kits! Order online, and safely pick-up and take away.

Vikre Distillery– Drink kits and outdoor Winter Wunderbar seating

Whole Foods Co-op – for all your charcuterie board needs!

When you are finished celebrating, however that may look this year, we want you and your family to safely arrive at home. We hope for you to wake up New Years Day with no regrets and ready to start 2021 fresh!

Sober Duluth Resources

Sober and Safe Rides home – Joy Ride, Uber, or your local taxi companies. 

Recovery Alliance Duluth

Sober Duluth

Out With the Old

Twin Ports Trailer Trash – free Christmas tree pick-up. Use code MERRY and receive a TPTT Swag Bag! Call 218-206-7225 or message on socials to sign-up.

If you are cleaning out your closets and creating space, check out one of our most popular guides of 2020, Donating with Intention.

Self – Improvement Resources

Runa Yoga – Invite the best things into 2021! Start your year off with New Year’s Day R2 Flow. Purify from the holidays, m-o-v-e your body, focus your mind and create intentions for the New Year. The practice of Sankalpa – setting intentions – is a powerful, ancient practice. Let’s join together on our mats to manifest for y-o-u through an energetic and balancing class.
Friday, January 1st, 2021
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The Center for Family Wellness has a great blog post including Self reflecting prompts for 2020, and also a free course for parents to help with distance learning struggles.

Happy New Year!

We love our Duluth Mom community so much! Thank you for doing life and motherhood alongside us in 2020, and we cant wait to continue serving you in 2021!