Joy McJingles has compiled some Featured Events for New Year’s all in one spot! For Vikings fans, a game is also part of NYE this year! We are looking at activities and food specials and recreation between December 29th and January 1st. Here are Joy’s Top Picks!


Saturday, December 30th


Hibbing Memorial Building 400 E 23rd St, Hibbing, MN 55746

Open to Hibbing students grades 7-12. This inaugural teen bash will include skating, trivia with great prizes, bingo, tons of food, an escape room, video game tournaments, board games, and plenty more.


11am – 11pm | BOOMTOWN HIBBING | 531 E Howard St, Hibbing, MN · CALL: (218) 440-1710 

Saturday, December 30 & Sunday, December 31

Menu will include:

Lobster Ravioli || $39.95.

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce & Asparagus 20 oz Bone In Ribeye || $39.95.

Baked Potato & Asparagus Surf & Turf || $49.95.

8oz filet, Lobster Tail, Baked Potato, Asparagus Prime Rib || 12 oz $28.95 || 16 oz 34.95

(Baked potato, Asparagus, Au jus, Popover) *while supplies last



Sunday, December 31st 

4:30pm | PALMER’S TAVERN | 1717 3rd Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746 (218) 263-9313

LIVE MUSIC: Rocky Pierce (4:30 – 6:30), Vikings game at 7:20 – free jello shots with a score

9pm | MIKE’S PUB | 413 E Howard St, Hibbing, MN 55746 (218) 440-1213

LIVE DJ: 90’s Hip Hop Party with DJ Apex

10pm – 1am | HOMER’S TAVERN | 2213 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746 (218) 262-2978

LIVE MUSIC: Will Durie

10pm | THE DO YOU NIGHTCLUB | 214 E Howard St. Suite 7, Hibbing, MN 55746

Theme: Shine Like the Star You Are!  It’s their one year anniversary! Wear something shiny/flashy. For more information, go to The DO YOU EVENT PAGE


Sunday, December 31

6pm | SIDELINES SPORTS BAR | 217 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719

Dart Tournament, Karaoke, Vikings Game & Champagne at midnight.

Call for more information at (218) 254-3926


4pm -9pm | VALENTINI’S SUPPER CLUB | 31 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719


New Year’s Eve Specials include; Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Walleye, Ribeye & Shrimp. Plus, Pasta specials, Seafood pasta, Ravioli, Penne Vodka & Chicken Alfredo + much more.

Call us at (218) 254-2607

Go to the Valentini’s website at:

December 31 | JIM’S SPORTS CLUB | 108 West Lake Street Chisholm, MN | 218-254-7320

Come to Jim’s Sports Bar & Grill in Chisholm on New Years Eve.

Specials include:


*Prime Rib,

*Garlic Steak

*Jumbo Shrimp.

Every entree is served with salad bar, cheesecake and choice of house fries, Baked potato, Twice Baked potato and Chef’s choice vegetable.

Regular menu will also be available.

For more information, go to the JIM’s SPORTS BAR & GRILL CHISHOLM Facebook page.


Sunday, December 31

3pm – 8pm | BILLY’S PITSTOP PUB | 124 State St, Buhl, MN 55713

NYE SPECIAL – Steak and potatoes and salad 14.95. Add shrimp for 19.95 while it lasts.

Music by Jess

For reservations, call (218) 258-3689

You can also visit the BILLY’S PITSTOP FACEBOOK PAGE.


Cowboy Angel Blue will be playing at the Britt Lounge for New Year’s Eve from 8:30pm to midnight.

Sunday, December 31

Noon to Midnight | BRITT LOUNGE | 7301 US-53, Britt, MN 55710

Vikings @ 7pm, Bucket Specials, Jell-O Shots. Cowboy Angel Blue 830-Midnight


*New York Strip with Lobster

*New York Strip with Shrimp

*Champagne Chicken

Reservations are filling up fast, Call 218-741-2035

COME BACK on Monday, January 1st | 11am – 3pm | BRITT LOUNGE NEW YEAR’S DAY BUFFET

*Breakfast Sandwiches

*Stuffed Hash Browns

*Biscuits and Gravy

PLUS, $8 Bloodys & Mimosas

To view these specials and more, go to the NYE DINNER & NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH MENU

For more Information, go to the BRITT LOUNGE FACEBOOK PAGE.


Friday, December 29 & Saturday, December 30th | MYSTERY AT UPTON HOUSE

Iron Trail Motors Event Center – 919 6th St S, Virginia, MN 55792

Welcome to Upton House, where the esteemed Lady Headly Steadly-Proud, Countess of Crawley, is hosting a gathering to raise money for the orphans. Mystery abounds after the events of the night turn sinister. Who-Dun-It? We’ll all find out in the Act 4!

The dinner is catered by Kunnari’s and features three entrees for you to select from. Select the date, your seats and your dinner choices from Panko and herb coated chicken with shrimp , Beef Tenderloin with shrimp (gluten-free), or a Vegetarian Grilled Mushroom option as you purchase your tickets.

To purchase your tickets, go to: MYSTERY AT UPTON HOUSE TICKETS

Winter Celebration Day at Mesabi Recreation.

MESABI RECREATION | 720 9th St. N. Virginia, MN 55792

10am – 4pm | Saturday, January 30 – MESABI RECREATION WINTER CELEBRATION

Join Us at the Shop for a Full Day of Fun!

Learn about efforts underway for Winter Trails for All – groomed classic nordic and skating trails, and packed tracks for fat-biking and snowshoeing. Dogs will be welcome for Skijoring & Bikjoring! We can help with harness fitting! With any luck, we’ll have snow for Snowshoes Demos! Try Winter Biking with a Fat-Tire Bike Demo! Enjoy Treats & the famous Blender Bike! Meet some Dogs! Celebrate Community!

For more information go to their WINTER CELEBRATION FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


919 6th St S, Virginia, MN

$5 Unlimited Skating & $10 for 15 minutes of Bumper Ice Cars

Friday, 12/29 from 8am – 10:30 am

Sunday, 12/31 from 4pm to 7pm

For more information go to: ITMEC BUMP-N-SKATE WEBSITE PAGE


Christopher David Hanson Band begins at 9pm at the Sawmill Saloon on New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31 | 3 – 11pm | SAWMILL SALOON

5478 Mountain Iron Drive, Virginia, MN 55792 Call: (218) 741-8681

The Sawmill Saloon has a Snow Crab & Prime Rib Buffet planned. But, that’s not all! They also have Shrimp Basil Linguine, Surf & Turf, a Seafood Feast, Jumbo Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Ribeye Au Poivre on special for New Year’s Eve.

Live Music begins at 9pm with the Christopher David Hanson Band.

For more information, go to the SAWMILL SALOON website

Sunday, December 31 | ADVENTURE’S RESTAURANT & PUB

5475 Mountain Iron Drive, Virginia, MN 55792

Call (218) 741-7151 

New Year’s Eve Weekend!

These Specials will be available all weekend. View the specials, ADVENTURES RESTAURANT & PUB MENUS

218.741.7151 Reservations encouraged for groups of 5 or more.

December 31 | MAC’s BAR & GRILL | 8881 Main Street, Mt. Iron, MN | (218) 735-8402

NYE BORDER BATTLE AT MAC’S. Vikings vs Packers. We will be open through the Vikings game on NYE.

As of January 1st, Mac’s Bar and Grill will be closed.

For more information, go to the MAC’S BAR & GRILL Facebook page.

January 1 |BG’s BAR & GRILL – 5494 Highway 7, Mountain Iron, MN


SIX different Bloody Mary mix options

FOUR free toppings

Over TEN toppings to choose from. Cost: $8.50

Go to the BG’s BAR & GRILL FACEBOOK PAGE for their current menu

Or, call for hours and more information at (218) 741-0512


BOOMTOWN EVELETH – 501 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734

11am – 11pm | Saturday, December 30 & Sunday, December 31

Menu will include:

Lobster Ravioli || $39.95.

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce & Asparagus 20 oz Bone In Ribeye || $39.95.

Baked Potato & Asparagus Surf & Turf || $49.95.

8oz filet, Lobster Tail, Baked Potato, Asparagus Prime Rib || 12 oz $28.95 || 16 oz 34.95 (Baked potato, Asparagus, Au jus, Popover) *while supplies last

VIEW NYE MENU FOR BOOMTOWN EVELETH Reservations Recommended (218) 741-2035

THE RINK | 301 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734 Call (218) 248-8582

Scratch-made food, craft drinks, and awesome hockey atmosphere

Go to THE RINK BAR & GRILL FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.

Or call at: (218) 248-8582

EGGY’S RED GARTER | 214 Grant Ave, Eveleth, MN | 218-744-1741

Eggy’s Red Garter in Downtown Eveleth. Come watch the game and bring in the New Year with Us!

Complimentary champagne and party flavors!

For more information, go to the EGGY’S RED GARTER Facebook page.

Sunday, December 31st | 5pm – 11:30pm | Curl Mesabi New Year’s Eve Quickie Spiel

Ring in the new year at Curl Mesabi!

Join us at our 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Quickie Spiel.

Why a “Quickie” Spiel? Each game is only 2 ends! It’s fast and fun, leaving you plenty of time to raise your glass to 2024.

Bonspiel Highlights:

  • 4-game guarantee (2 ends per game)
  • Buffet dinner
  • Champagne toast

Registration opens December 1st, with a 16-team limit – $55 per person due the evening of the bonspiel (cash/check only).

For more information, go to the Curl Mesabi website at:

11am -8pm | December 31st | TIMBER’S EDGE BAR & GRILL

Highway 53/Wilson Rd, Eveleth, MN

(9 minutes South of Eveleth)

*Steak and shrimp | $20.99

*Caesar salad | $14.99


Or, Call (218) 744-2627 for hours and specials.


Saturday, December 30th & Sunday, December 31th

WHISTLING BIRD | 101 Broadway, Gilbert, MN 55741

Whistling Bird has great specials including:


*Tempura-Battered Jumbo Shrimp

*Couples Platter with Crab Legs

*20oz Ribeye and all the fixings!

For more information, go to the Whistling Bird website at: or call (218) 741-5030


Vitamin Brown will be performing at the Ore House on December 31 form 4pm to 7:30pm, with Vikings football to follow.

Friday, December 29th AND Saturday, December 30th | MUSIC INSTRUMENT SWAP

For more information, go to: EQUIPMENT SWAP FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Saturday, December 30th | 6pm | Pop Up Concert with Doug Ellis & Mike Christianson

Sunday, December 31 | 4pm – ORE HOUSE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY- 102 Broadway, Gilbert, MN 55741 Call 218-741-1400

The Ore House New Years Eve Party is from 4pm – 7:30pm with Vitamin Brown. A Vikings viewing party after music. We will have a free champagne toast at 6pm and midnight. Skol!

For more information, go to: THE ORE HOUSE FACEBOOK PAGE.


Saturday, December 30th

8 – 12 | LUKE’S TAVERN | 126 Main St, Biwabik, MN 55708

Live Music with Swamp Donkey

For more info, go to the LUKE’S TAVERN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Sunday, December 31

4pm – 1am | VI’s PIZZA & TNT BAR | 301 Main St, Biwabik, MN 55708 Call (218) 865-4164

Drink specials: $5 Mimosas | $6 Tom and Jerry’s | $5 Tall Dirty Shirley’s | $3 Oktoberfest Beer


For more information, go to the VI’S PIZZA/TNT BAR FACEBOOK PAGE.


Sunday, December 31st | 4pm – 8pm | NEIGHBOR’S BBQ

6373 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik, MN 55708

NYE SPECIAL: Smoke Kissed Prime Rib or Chicken Marsalla.

Both served with grilled asparagus and roasted baby red potatoes.

Prime Rib – $30 Chicken Marsalla – $18

By reservation only (218) 865-1005

For more information, go to the NEIGHBORS BBQ FACEBOOK PAGE

4pm to close | BURNT ONION AT GIANTS RIDGE | 6329 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik, MN 55708

New Year’s Eve at the Burnt Onion includes :

*Hickory Smoked Prime Rib of Beef

*Scarlet Snapper en Papillote

*Duck Curry

To see the entire menu go to the THE NYE MENU SPECIALS AT THE BURNT ONION Call (218) 865-8061

GIANTS RIDGE CHALET – There is snow at Giants Ridge! If you want to go skiing or snowboarding, get your Lift Tickets at the GIANTS RIDGE LIFT TICKETS LINK.

Or, go to the GIANTS RIDGE website at:


Sunday, December 31 

11am – 11pm | COPPER NICKEL | 111 N Main St, Aurora, MN 55705


*Prime Rib


*Shrimp & Pasta

*Walleye & Shrimp

*Chicken Ala Kiev

Reservations Recommended: Call (218) 306-6149

9pm – 1am | Northern Minnesota Karaoke & DJ | Back by popular demand!

Go to the COPPER NICKEL FACEBOOK PAGE to view the NYE Menu

Sunday, December 31

4pm to 1am | RUDY’S BAR & GRILL – 116 N Main St N, Aurora, MN 55705

Call (218) 229-3983

4pm – 9pm | New Year’s Eve Summer BBQ Party | All You Can Eat! | $30

9pm – 1am | Karaoke & DJ by K&J Entertainment | Free champagne & party favors

For more information, go to the RUDY’S BAR & GRILL website


Loose Change will be performing at the Haven in Hoyt Lakes from 8:30pm to 12:30 pm. Champagne at midnight.

Sunday, December 31

THE HAVEN BAR & GRILL | 217 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750

3pm – 9pm | Sunday Grill Special – Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, mashed potatoes & gravy – $13

8:30pm – 12:30am | Live Music with Loose Change. Free champagne at midnight.

For more information go to the HAVEN FACEBOOK PAGE or call (218) 225-3134

Please check to see if you must be 21+ to join in some of these events. As always, do not drink and drive. Bring a Designated Driver. We want you and everyone to have fun & be safe.

Happy New Year!

/Joy McJingles

Joy McJingles writes blogs about Iron Range Tourism and Holidays on the Range. Blogs are posted Thursdays & Sundays.