New Year’s Eve in Fargo: Family-Friendly Events | 2023

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Note: We are currently updating this list for 2023. 

Celebrating New Year’s Eve can look a bit different than when we were younger.

Rather than going out and staying up until the wee hours of the morning, some of us might even struggle to make it to midnight!

But ringing in the new year with the family is fun in its own right.

Here are some family-friendly New Year’s events in Fargo and Moorhead where you can bring the whole family and celebrate the new year with your nearest and dearest! Plus some more ideas for celebrating with kids.

Family New Year’s Eve Party at Skate City

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Skate City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early with the kids at Skate City! Enjoy all the fun that happens on New Years Eve with balloon drops, prizes, and more! Admission is $15 and includes rentals and party favors.

New Year’s Eve Winter Party at WF Library

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Fargo Library

Join the West Fargo Library celebrate the New Year! They will have treats, make party hats, and noisemakers.

Broadway Square Open Skate

Time: 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Broadway Square, Downtown Fargo

Hit up the rink under the Broadway Square Christmas Tree! Lace up your skates and enjoy this festive spot before you ring in the new year.

New Year’s Eve & Fireworks at Detroit Mountain

Note: This has normally been an annual event, and we are confirming it is happening in 2023. 

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Detroit Mountain

Celebrate the last day of the year at Detroit Mountain! Enjoy music, fireworks, and fun for all ages! Ski runs will be open late and fireworks will be set off at 8:00 p.m.

Fargo Force Game

Time: 5:05 p.m.

Location: SCHEELS Arena, Fargo

Head to SCHEELS Arena to watch the Force play the Cedar Rapids Roughriders!

Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds

Time: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo

Pile in the car and head to the final evening of the Holiday Lights display at the Fairgrounds in West Fargo. Make sure to grab some cocoa for the ride!

New Year’s Eve Party at Skate City

Time: 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Location: Skate City

Roll into the new year with Skate City! They will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Celebration to include a balloon drop and party favors. Admission is $20 and includes rentals and party favors.

New Year’s Eve Glow Skate at The Lights

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Location: The Lights Ice Rink, West Fargo

Ring in the New Year with Glow Skate at The Lights Ice Rink! Skate rentals will be available for $5, they’ll have music and glow sticks! Countdown to 2024 at this fun family-friendly event!

Note: We will be updating this guide for 2023 as we discover New Year’s events! To get your event added to this list, please e-mail [email protected]

More NYE Ideas:

Know of other events on New Year’s Eve in Fargo we should add? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year and cheers to 2023!
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Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


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