Who is ready for a brand new year?  I know you can't see me but I am jumping up and down and raising my hand super high because personally, 2023 was one of the hardest years I've ever had.  I picked the word "change" for my year way back in January and I should have been more specific...because the "change" I got was not in positive ways.  I am going to be closing the chapter on 2023 with force and ready to open up this new year with a bang.

I'm on the hunt right now to figure out where that "bang" is going to happen but, if you are looking for a spot to ring in the New Year with friends and family, check out one of these three spots in Rochester, Minnesota that are having huge parties!

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Three Places in Rochester, Minnesota Where You Can Ring In The New Year on December 31st, 2023

#1 - Free Celebrate Rochester! New Year's Eve Party (Family-Friendly)

A free event is back in Rochester, Minnesota for its 2nd year at the Mayo Civic Center and I heard that it is even bigger this year.  Here's one of the ways - the biggest screens in all of Rochester is showing up this year so anyone who wants to watch the Vikings vs. Packers game that night can do so in style.

Admission is free and you can get all the details and what to expect here: Free New Year's Eve Party at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester

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#2 - Glow Pickleball on New Year's Eve

Starting at 8pm on New Year's Eve at Chip Shops is an epic night of Glow Pickleball!  Play in the blacklights, enjoy music by a DJ, and have fun ringing in the New Year!  Learn more at the Facebook event here.

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#3 - Crave Rooftop NYE Celebration

If you are 21 or over and are looking for an exclusive way to celebrate the New Year, Crave in downtown Rochester might be the spot to check out this year.  Dancing, drinks, and a DJ are all there to help you ring in the New Year.  This event does cost $10 and you can buy those tickets now and learn more at their Facebook event page.

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How do you celebrate the start of a new year?

Do you have a fun tradition to help celebrate the start of the new year?  Big party at your house or do you have a fun movie night and just try to stay up until midnight?  I'd love to hear what you typically do - let me know by sending me a note on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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