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Dakota County New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dakota County New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate all things winter with candlelight ice skating, walking, hiking and snowshoeing. Hang out at the A-frame, sled on the lit sledding hill, sip cocoa and warm up with crackling bonfires. Stay for the ball drop at 7:59 p.m.

Bring your own sled and ice skates. Snowshoe rental is available. S’mores and hot cocoa provided.

Dogs not permitted. Service animals are welcome.


Cost is $8 per person. Ages 5 and under are free, no ticket required.  Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended. To maintain a high quality event, we limit the amount of tickets we sell. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.

​Food ​​available

Events plan​​ned

  • Wooded lake loop for hiking or snowshoeing (about a half mile).
  • Wooded spur trail to the A-Frame shelter for hiking or snowshoeing (1 mile one way).
  • Paved, snow-free ADA accessible lake wooded loop for walking (3/4 mile).
  • Snow-free ADA accessible sidewalk loop around the Visitor Center campus (1/2 mile).
  • Lit bay of Schulze Lake for skating and kicksledding (bring your own ice skates, free kicksleds provided). Weather permitting.
  • Lit sledding hill for sledding. Bring your own sled.
  • Ski pole and snowshoe rental available. (First-come, first-served, no reservations).
  • Bonfires.
  • Free cocoa available at Visitor Center and A-Frame Shelter.
  • S’more stations at Schulze Beach bonfire.
  • Holiday light recycling (we’re collecting old, working and non-working holiday lights for recycling).
  • 7:59 p.m. ball drop.


December 31, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dakota County
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Lebanon Hills Regional Park
860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123 United States
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