MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Counting down to the new year will look much different Thursday night than ever before.
New guidelines in Minnesota recommend limiting indoor celebrations to two households, with no more than 10 people. Outdoor events can have up to 100 people, but they have to be spaced out.READ MORE: Minneapolis Teachers To Picket Thursday, Call For More Support Amid Pandemic
If the kids need to get to bed early, the Minnesota Children’s Museum Sparklerama event is going virtual.
“We’ll have a fun craft activity, a DIY noise maker kids can make ahead of time, and we will have music, dancing,chan and of course the big countdown for New Year’s Eve,” said MCM’s Jessica Petrie.
The bash is free, but registration is required — and you’ll have the kids to bed by 8 p.m.
If music is your thing, Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis will livestream a performance at 8 p.m.READ MORE: Officials ID Man Shot Dead In Beltrami County
At Smack Shack in Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood, you can eat on the heated patio any day you want. But chef and owner Josh Thoma says there will be a virtual concert for patrons until midnight on New Year’s Eve – which will also be livestreamed on Facebook.
“Since we’re not able to actually have any kind of live music in the restaurant, we decided to do a virtual event, and we have to do it in a studio nearby,” Thoma said. “If you come in and sit on our heated patio you can put in a song request, and Wayne will start live at 9:30 p.m.”
Check out the fireworks show at Buck Hill in Burnsville at 10 p.m. to end 2020 with a bang.
Or just stay home! We’re pretty good at that by now anyway.MORE NEWS: Missing: Abbey Piner, Last Known To Be In St. Paul
Several other spots have safe New Year’s Eve options. One of the best ways to check is by visiting the social media pages of your favorite places.