A Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Duluth


Have you seen the meme floating around social media? It reads something along the lines of “2023 is days away and I am still processing 2020!”

One thing that these difficult years have taught me is that we can still celebrate – even in devastating times. Duluth Mom has pulled together a variety of ideas and resources to help you and yours celebrate New Year’s Eve!

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Family Entertainment

All Church Family New Years’ Eve Party – Duluth Gospel Tabernacle

Noon Years Eve – Duluth Children’s Museum

Noon Years Eve Party – Playtime Palace

Noon Year’s Eve Skate Party – World of Wheels

New Year’s Eve Night Party!World of Wheels skate center

Spirit of the Lights – Glensheen

Zoo Lights – Lake Superior Zoo

Netflix countdowns

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

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

Dance party in your pjs – there are so many great music playlists and stories on Spotify! For example, search “Kids New Year’s 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.

Date Night for Parents

The Cotton Mansion Black and White Soirèe – benefitting CHUM

New Year’s Eve 2023 by Glitterati – DECC

New Year’s Eve Bash – Wussow’s

New Year’s Eve Party! – The Other Place

New Year’s Eve Party at the Lounge – Black Water Lounge

New Years’ Eve 80’s Murder Mystery Night – Wild State Cider

NYE Drag Show at the Disco – Duluth Cider

NYE Murder Mystery Party – Mont du Lac

NYE at Sir Ben’s! – Sir Ben’s

Raise Your Glass to 2023 at the Pier – Silos

Roaring 2023 NYE Party – Rathskeller

New Years Eve Special Meals

*We will do our best to update this list as local establishments announce their specials and offerings

The Boat Club – New Year’s Eve Dinner

New Scenic Cafe – special menu only, call for reservations.

Va Bene – Make a reservation for a special 5-course meal or order takeout from the regular menu

Valentini’s – special menu, reservations highly recommended!

Vikre Distillery– take-home drink kits

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 Year’s Day with no regrets and ready to start 2023 fresh!

Sober Duluth Resources

Recovery Alliance Duluth

Sober and Safe Rides Home

Joy Ride, Uber, Lyft


Ace Taxi of Cloquet


Courtesy Cab – Superior


Yellow Cab – Duluth


SK Taxi


Out With the Old

Twin Ports Trailer Trash – free Christmas tree pick-up. 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 Donating with Intention.

Self-improvement and Well-being Resources

The Foundation Blog – positive affirmations, habit trackers, goal setting resources, journal prompts.
1000 Hours Outside free printable outdoor activity trackers
Safe Haven 24HR CRISIS LINE: (218) 728-6481 • If you are in danger, call 911 
Safe Haven Duluth provides services to women, children, and all survivors whose lives have been affected by physical, emotional, sexual, and economic abuse.

The Center for Family Wellness has a great blog post including Self-reflecting prompts.

Fit4Mom Twinports

Happy New Year!

We love our Duluth Mom community so much! Thank you for doing life and motherhood alongside us in 2022, and we can’t wait to continue serving you in 2023!

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.