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New Year's Eve December 31, 2023 in Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area: A Celebration Guide

Updated: Dec 31, 2023



Are you on the lookout for New Year's Eve plans in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area? Look no further – we've got your back! We've curated a list of local establishments, from restaurants to bars and breweries, that are hosting fabulous New Year's Eve parties. And fear not, as we'll keep updating the list as we discover more events! If you want your event featured, drop us an email at info@campnisswa.com or complete our event submission form. Brace yourself for an unforgettable night in the lakes area as we welcome the New Year (2024) with a bang! Discover the pulse of the Lakes Area with our Weekend Roll Call! Dive into a myriad of events, ranging from live music to bingo and even meat raffles.

 

New Year's Eve Weekend


Events, Dinners, & Parties: New Year's Eve Weeknd Dinner Features at Manhattan Beach Lodge  (Manhattan Beach, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 29 & 30

  • Notes: Plan to close out 2023 with a fabulous dinner at Manhattan’s. Features and full menu available Friday and Saturday night!  Call 218-692-3381 to make your reservations.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Weeknd Dinner Feature at Baia Della  (Baxter, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 29 & 30

  • Notes: Feature: Lobster Trio - Lobster filled ravioli, broiled halved lobster tail, & lobster risotto. Served with house Italian salad. Cost is $35.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party at WineDown Nisswa (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 30

  • Notes: Come on out for our early celebration to the new year! They will be doing a pre-mature countdown at 6:59 PM and serving complimentary bubbles on December 30th!

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Features at Ernie's On Gull (East Gull Lake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 30 & 30

  • Notes: NYE Features: Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Scallop & Shrimp Scampi Pasta, or Wagyu Denver Steak. Full Menu is also available. The Vikings play at 7:30 on NYE so they will also have their Vikings Gameday specials as well.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner Menu (All Weekend) at The Local 218 (Brainerd, MN)


New Year's Eve Dinner Specials (All Weekend) at Black Bear Lodge & Saloon (Baxter, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 29-31

  • Notes: Starter: Cajun Shrimp $15 | Entrees - Twin Lobster Tails $46 and Prime Rib & Lobster $46 | Seafood Mushroom Risotto $40 | Reservations Recommended

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner at Maucieri’s Italian Restaurant (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 30 & 31, from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Notes: Dinner specials will be served Saturday evening and Sunday evening 3 PM to 9 PM! Prime Rib, Osso Bucco, Seafood Manicotti, Shrimp Cocktail, Homemade Cheesecake. Call 218-692-4800 for reservations

  • Link: Event Details

 

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve at Lucky's Tavern (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 10:00 AM

  • Notes: Foods Specials & Drinks Specials, Fun & Games: Meag Steak at Meat Raffle starting at 2:00PM, Pig Races starting at 3:30 PM, Vikings Game Watch starting at 7:20 PM!

  • Link: Event Details


Early Bird New Year's Eve Party at Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500  (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 12:00 PM

  • Notes: Live Music with Reed Nelson 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Meat Raffle at 5:00 PM | Viking vs Packers at 7:15 PM | Sloppy Joes & Potluck

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party at 5Rocks Distilling Co. (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Notes: They will have complementary appetizers from Morey's Seafood Markets.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party at Shep's on 6th  (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: Celebrate New Year's Eve at Sheps on 6th! Doors open at noon with NFL excitement, $3 McGolden Lights, and Wild Puck Drop at 1 pm. Join them for Sunday Night Football at 7:20 pm and enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight to welcome 2024!

  • Link: Event Details SOLD OUT - New Year's Eve Gun Bingo at Gas Can Bar & Grill  (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 12:00 PM

  • Notes: Only 100 tickets will be sold at $75 a piece! | 9 Rounds, 18 Guns total. Meat and guns given every round! | 1$ off all Titos drinks! | Purchase your ticket in restaurant today!

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve King Crab Dinner at Sunshine's SummerHouse  (Lake Shore, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31

  • Notes: New Year's Special - Alaskan King Crab! Call 218-961-4300 to make your reservations. (Limited Availability)

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner at The Wharf Crosslake  (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31

  • Notes: From creamy Lobster Bisque to mouthwatering Prime Rib, and ending with a luscious Triple Mousse Cake, every bite promises to make the last dinner of the year truly unforgettable.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner at Cedar Chest  (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31

  • Notes: NYE Specials: Prime Rib w/ choice of potato & soup or salad $28.95 | Steak & Shrimp w/ choice of potato & soup or salad $26.95 | Broasted chicken dinner w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & green beans. 1/2 for $14 or 1/4 for $11 | Live Music - Todd Wohl 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner Special at Lakes Tavern  (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 4:00 PM

  • Notes: Enjoy a Lobster Feature for just $39 or make any entree extra special by adding lobster for only $27.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner Special at Andy's Bar and Grill  (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 4:00 PM

  • Notes: Prime Rib $26.95 | Surf & Turf $24.95 | Blackened Salmon $16.95 | Blackened Mahi $16.95 | Chicken Quesadilla Pasta $14.95 | Desserts $4

  • Link: Event Details


Community New Year's Eve Celebration at Rendezvous Brewing (Hackensack, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Notes: Beer specials, snacks, fun & games, prizes, and the "Dall Drop" at 7:00 PM.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner For Two at Antlers Restaurant (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 4:30 PM

  • Notes: Dinner for Two - Surf & Turf: Two 6oz. Filet Mignon and Lobster Tails. Each get your choice of soup or salad, your choice of potato and two toppings. Also included is a dessert to share and a bottle of our house wine. Cost: $135.95 | Full menu is also available. Complimentary glass of champagne with order of an entree. Reservations recommended: 218-562-7162 | Link

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner at Green Lantern Bar and Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Notes: NYE Dinner will include: Prime Rib, Shrimp Scampi, Champagne Chicken, Green Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Garden Salad, Dinner Roll & Cheesecake. Cost is $33.95/Person The dinner will be set up buffet style but is not AYCE. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 218-764-2323

  • Link: Event Details


AYCE Chinese on New Year's Eve at Damsite Supper Club (Pine River, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - Until Gone

  • Notes: AYCE Dinner is $25 per person and includes one adult beverage. Live music at 7:30 PM

  • Link: Event Details


NYE Bash featuring the Penalty Party at JJ’s Birds Nest (Garrison, MN)


New Year's Eve Casino Night at the Ox Tavern (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 5:00 PM

  • Notes: Roll the dice and welcome 2024 in high-stakes style at Ox Lake Tavern’s Casino-Themed New Year’s Eve Party! The doors will open at 5:00 PM for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash!

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Dinner at Big Axe Brewing Company (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Notes: Smoked prime rib with horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes, asparagus. Come with choice of minnestrone soup or side caesar salad. New York cheesecake with a berry compote. Cost is $36 per person. Reservations recommended, call 218-961-2337.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve at Dunmire’s on the Lake (Brainerd, MN) 371 Location

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Details: Indulge in the New Year's Eve Menu here, reservations recommended. 10 PM - 12 AM 2-4-1's, giveaways at Midnight & Champagne toast at Midnight! Fireworks at 8:30 PM!

  • Link: Dunmire’s on the Lake


New Year's Eve at Dunmire’s Bar & Grill (Brainerd, MN) 210 Location

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Details: Indulge in the New Year's Eve AYCE Crab Legs Dinner, reservations recommended. 10 PM - 12 AM 2-4-1's, giveaways at Midnight & Champagne toast at Midnight!

  • Link: Dunmire’s Bar & Grill


NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER at the Classic Grill Madden's on Gull Lake (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Price: $75 per person (includes complimentary champagne), reservations recommended

  • Notes: Add classic flair to your New Year’s Eve with a special dinner at the Classic Grill. Enjoy a delightful menu starting with a scallop and caviar starter, followed by lobster bisque or strawberry pecan salad, your choice of entrée, and finish with a rum cherry tartufo dessert.

  • Link: Madden's on Gull Lake


New Year's Eve Dinner Special at Main Street Ale House (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 5:00 PM

  • Details: Surf & Turf: Filet Mignon medallions, sunfish cakes, butternut squash puree, beurre rouge sauce, thyme-garlic butter, & grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party - FANCY FLIGHT NIGHT!! At Cuyuna Brewing Company (Crosby, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 6:00 PM

  • Live Music: Dos Guys from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Buffet at the Marina II (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Notes: NYE Buffet - Salad Bar, Main Dishes, and Desserts. Cost is $49 per adult and $26 per child (4-12) Call for reservations 218-562-7161 or visit Open Table.

  • Link: Event Details


NYE A.Y.C.E. Seafood & Music at Gather On 3 Event Center (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 7:00 PM - 12:30 AM

  • Notes: Join the festivities with the 12-Member Chicago Tribute Band "The Duluth Transit Authority" and savor an All You Can Eat Seafood Experience by Chef Matt. Don your best 70s attire or come as you are – it's time to ring in the new year!

  • Link: Gather On 3 Event Center


NYE Party with Live Music Featuring: Seth Doud at Last Turn Saloon and Eatery (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: NYE Party at the Last Turn Saloon: Featuring live music from 9pm to midnight with Seth Doud. Doors open at 7pm. Spin to win some great prizes as you walk in. Over $2500 in cash and prizes. Appetizers and Drinks all night long. Must have valid ID to receive wrist band for alcoholic or THC drinks. Also serving Ya-Sure Kombucha.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's 2024 Party at The Parlor (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, Starting at 8:00 PM

  • Notes: This year will be a masquerade ball. The colors are Black, white and silver. As always they will be doing The Parlor envelope game. Tickets for that will start at 8 pm and go till the count down. For every round you purchase, you will receive a ticket. After the ball drops they will start the game. This year cash prizes total $2024, bar tabs and promo bags. Live music in the front bar brought to you by Wayne Renn. The back bar will have AAstonishing Sound and lights for those looking to dance the night away. As always they will have drink and shot specials.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party at O'Neary's Irish Pub (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: Karaoke with the Shamrock Fun Crew

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Classy or Trash Party at CC's Bar (Brainerd, MN

  • Date & Time: December 31, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: here will be a dj, jello shots and a cash prize for both the best classy and trashy attire! Countdown and champagne toast at midnight.

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Weekend at the Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake (Nisswa, MN)

  • December 30: Live music with Michael Pink from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • December 31: Starting at 8:30 PM, enjoy live music with Rick Adams and Michael Pink, along with dinner specials from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, featuring an Assorted Sushi Platter for $24 and Surf and Turf for $36.

  • Link: Event Details


NYE Party! Live in Breezy Point at The Commander Restaurant and Bar (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 30, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM & December 31, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: Join Hollywood Blvd, the Twin Cities premier Rock and Roll Party Machine, for a night of Classic Rock. Expect tight pants, stratospheric vocals, searing guitar solos, and loads of Classic Rock!

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Eve Party for 2024 at Paradise Resort Bar & Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

  • Notes: DJ Red will be spinning live at this New Year's Eve bash.

  • Link: Event Details

New Year's Eve Party & DJ at Zorbaz on Gull (Lake Shore, MN)

  • Date & Time: December 31, 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

  • Notes: DJ and Champagne Toast at Midnight

  • Link: Zorbaz on Gull Lake


 

New Year's Day


New Year's Day Breakfast Buffet at Maucieri’s Italian Restaurant (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date & Time: January 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Notes: Breakfast Buffet New Year’s Morning. Call 218-692-4800 for reservations

  • Link: Event Details


New Year's Day at Zorbaz on Gull (Lake Shore, MN)

  • Date & Time: January 1, Starting at 9:00 AM

  • Notes: Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas

  • Link: Zorbaz on Gull Lake


New Year's Day Brunch at Sage on Laurel (Brainerd, MN)


New Year's Day Breakfast at Lakes Tavern (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date & Time: January 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Notes: Call 218-568-5688 for reservations

  • Link: Event Details


 

Lodging:


Grand Holidays Package at Grand View Lodge (Nisswa, MN)

 

Make your New Year's Eve memorable in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area! Check out these fantastic events and welcome 2024 in style. Cheers to a spectacular year ahead! Ensure a joyous and safe New Year's Eve celebration by planning ahead for designated drivers, rideshare services, or public transportation. Prioritize the well-being of yourself and others by making responsible choices to ring in the new year with both joy and safety in mind. Safe Rides *All dates and activities are subject to change.

**Please check the operating hours and availability of the mentioned places before your visit.


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