Another year is winding down. With 2020 just days away, there's a new decade of opportunities on the horizon just waiting to happen.
Whether you've accomplished everything you set out to do in 2019 or you feel like you fell just short of your dreams, there's reason to celebrate.
New Year's Eve ranks sixth in favorite holidays among Americans — an estimated 92 percent of U.S. adults celebrate the holiday, while only 70 percent plan to stay up past midnight to ring in the new year. Cities around the globe host huge celebrations for partygoers, complete with fireworks, free-flowing drinks, a giant ball drop and confetti. So. Much. Confetti.
But not all of us can afford a trip to Sydney, Australia, Tokyo or New York City for an epic night of celebrating. Thankfully, there is plenty to do around the Fargo-Moorhead area to ring in the new decade. Here are a few ideas we rounded up to get you out of the house and ready to celebrate.
For kids and families
New Year's Eve Daytime Party, 10 a.m., Skate City ND, 3302 Interstate Blvd., Fargo, celebrate the new year with the whole family at Skate City with door prizes, specials on glow products and noisemakers and hats for all guests; $6 plus cost of skate rental.
'Frozen' New Year's Eve Party, 11 a.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N., families with children of all ages are invited to slide into the new year with a "Frozen" celebration featuring "Frozen"-themed activities, crafts and snacks, all materials are provided; free.
Zoo Year's Eve, 1 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo, families with children of all ages are invited to ring in the new year at the zoo, this celebration includes activities, animal encounters, a countdown to the new year every hour, carousel rides, a "Snowpants Dance" and more; free.
Kids Blast! New Year's Eve Party, 3 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 215 Third St. E., children are invited to blast into the new year with crafts, ice cream floats and lots of fun; free.
Sojourn Church New Year's Eve Party, 5 p.m., Dilworth Community Center, 709 First Ave. NW, families with children of all ages are invited to join Sojourn Church for a chili cook-off and New Year's Eve party; free.
Parent's Night Out, 6 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo, parents can enjoy a great night out while their children (in grades 1-5) enjoy a wild time at the Red River Zoo, games, activities and animals, a snack will be provided, register online on the zoo's website, redriverzoo.org; $40 for Red River Zoo members, $45 for non-members.
Fargo Force Hockey, 6:05 p.m., Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo, join Elsa, Anna and Olaf as the Fargo Force take on the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, visit fargoforce.com for ticketing and more information.
New Year's Eve Evening Party, 8 p.m., Skate City ND, 3302 Interstate Blvd, S., Fargo, teens 12 and older are invited to ring in the new year on wheels at Skate City, featuring a balloon drop at midnight; $8 plus a $3 skate rental; free.
Dinner, Music & Champagne at Legends, 3 p.m., Legends Sports Bar and Grill, 803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead, enjoy some (or all) of the events planned to celebrate the beginning of the new year at Legends, featuring a special NYE dinner menu from 6-8:30 p.m., a free acoustic show with Terry Mackner at 9 p.m., a Champagne toast at midnight and more.
Michael Pink LIVE on New Year's Eve, 6 p.m., Fargo Country Club, 509 26th Ave. S., enjoy a New Year's Eve performance by West Fargo native Michael Pink; open only to members of the Fargo Country Club.
Fierce Drag Show New Year Celebration, 7 p.m., Delta Hotels by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo, the community is invited to join Jamie Monroe, Geneva Richards, Tommy Boy and JustNtyme for a FIERCE New Year celebration, tickets can be purchased at the Delta Hotel or by calling 701-205-8778; prices vary.
New Year's Eve Party with Kathie Brekke, 8 p.m., Delta Hotels by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo, enjoy a night of music with Kathie Brekke and the 42nd St. jazz band; free.
Boogie Knights New Year's Eve Bash, 8 p.m., Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway N., Fargo, ring in the new year with Boogie Knights; free.
Salsa Masquerade Ball, 8 p.m., Speedway Event Center, 680 Main Ave. W., West Fargo, dance into the new year at this masquerade ball, featuring dance lessons, performances, appetizers, Champagne toasts, a cash bar and more; $10.
NYE Comedy in the Cellar, 8 p.m., The Cellar Comedy Club, 614 Main Ave., Fargo, ring in the new year in The Cellar with some quality stand-up, featuring back-to-back shows as the countdown to the final farewells of 2019 ensue, doors open 30 minutes prior to each show, with the late show beginning at 10:30, tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-comedy-in-the-cellar-annick-adelle-tickets-86363225733 or at the door; $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
NYE '80s Retro Party, 8 p.m., BAR NINE, 1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo, celebrate the end of 2019 in style, #PowerPlayDJ will blast '80s and '90s hits all night, while rad dudes and tubular chicks rock out in their mullets and legwarmers, prizes will be awarded for best outfits, food specials will be available with free champagne at midnight; free.
A Knotties New Year's Eve Party, 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N. (Floor 2), Fargo, goodbye 2019, hello 2020, ring in the new year with a party by local psych-blues rockers, The Knotties, along with special guests The Human Element; $10.
Tripwire at The Windbreak, 9 p.m., The Windbreak, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo, celebrate the new year with a show by an energetic, multi-genre band.
NYE DJ Dance Party, 9 p.m., 506 Broadway N., Fargo, ring in the new year with a DJ dance party hosted by Downtown Mobile DJ; free.
New Year's at Noks, 9 p.m., Fort Noks Bar of Gold, 52 Broadway N., enjoy live music hosted by Triz and a Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight as you celebrate the new decade; $5.
NYE Bash with Redline LIVE, 9:30 p.m., Shotgun Sally's Rock 'N' Roll Saloon, 1515 42nd St. S., Fargo, head out to Shotgun Sally's to catch the final LIVE performance of Redline; free.