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

new year's events in fargo

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-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Fargo & Moorhead

New Year’s Eve Daytime Party

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Skate City Fargo

Come ring in the New Year early at Skate City! This event will have tons of family fun, including special games, free party favors, and a balloon drop (filled with prizes)! Admission is $15, which also includes skate rental.

Two Eighty Six Sno Series Fargo Race

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Red River Valley Speedway

Watch youth Snocross racing at the Red River Speedway! Check out the Two Eighty Six Sno Series website for sign up and more event information.

Movie Madness at the Moorhead Public Library

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Moorhead Public Library

Come in, grab some free popcorn, and ring in the New Year with a day of musicals!

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.

Open Swim at Fargo South High School

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo South High School

Looking for a cure to cabin fever? Dive into the heated indoor pool at Open Swim! Grab your goggles and swimsuit for some swimming fun. Rates: Youth 18 & under are $3.25; Adults 19 & over are $4.50; Family is $9.00; Current Courts Plus members are Free.

New Year’s Eve & Fireworks

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: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: SCHEELS Arena, Fargo

Head to SCHEELS Arena to watch the Force play the De Moines Buccaneers!

Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds

Time: 5:00 – 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!

Glow Jump at SkyZone

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: SkyZone, Fargo

Jump and dance the night away at SkyZone! Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Please note, waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow and cost is $27.

New Year’s Evening Party at Skate City

Time: 8:00 p.m. – January 1 at 12:30 a.m.

Location: Skate City, Fargo

Planning to stay up until midnight on New Year’s? Add some skating into the mix! Skate City is throwing their annual New Year’s Evening Party featuring special games, door prizes, a balloon drop (with some balloons containing cash prizes) and plenty of party favors! Admission will be $20, which includes all of that, 4.5 hours of skating, and skate rental.

Replay Games All Night Lock-in for New Years Celebration

Time: 8:00 p.m. – January 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Replay Games Downtown Fargo

Play Jackbox games, competitions, board games, virtual reality, and more with over 6,000 games to choose from. Come with friends and plan to make new ones playing your favorite games all night long!
Each ticket includes pizza, two snacks, one VR session, and all-night gaming. Players are also able to purchase additional drinks, snacks, and VR. Please note: limited tickets available.

New Year’s Eve Glow Skate

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 FREE foam glow sticks! Countdown to 2023 at this fun family-friendly event!

Family-Friendly New Year’s Day Events

New Year’s Day Kick Off at the YMCA

Time: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: YMCA

Note: For members only. 

All day, the YMCA will have tons of fun activities to help you jumpstart your New Year’s resolutions, freshen up your fitness routine, and re-commit to your health and wellness goals.

The whole family can get in on the fun – we’ll have kid-friendly activities, open play time in our Gymnastics Room, and the Wibit, our giant obstacle course, will be set up in the Aquatic Center!

Two Eighty Six Sno Series Fargo Race

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Red River Valley Speedway

Watch youth Snocross racing at the Red River Speedway! Check out the Two Eighty Six Sno Series website for sign up and more event information.

Open Swim at Fargo South High School

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo South High School

Looking for a cure to cabin fever? Dive into the heated indoor pool at Open Swim! Grab your goggles and swimsuit for some swimming fun. Rates: Youth 18 & under are $3.25; Adults 19 & over are $4.50; Family is $9.00; Current Courts Plus members are Free.

Note: We will be updating this guide for 2022 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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