Whether you’re heading out for a big event or just having some friends over for a low-key celebration, here are a few items to pass along as we ring in the New Year.
The state Department of Public Safety this week noted that Minnesota has not had a drunk-driving traffic death on New Year’s Eve/Day for the past four years.
“All it takes is one bad decision for our roads to turn deadly,” State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said in a release. “In many cases, that bad decision occurs when someone decides get behind the wheel after a night of drinking.”
In Woodbury, police encourage people to get their plans in place before they begin their New Year’s Eve revelry. See: A Perfect Party Means Planning Ahead
Last year, Patch asked area bartenders for some of their favorite holiday drinks. Check out videos on how to make them here:
- Lakes Tavern's 'Midnight Dream'
- Sunsets of Woodbury's 'Crime of Passion'
If tickets are still available, the city puts on an annual New Year’s Eve celebration with the countdown starting early for youngsters. See:
Also, Holiday Lights in the Park, run in coordination with Woodbury’s King of Kings Lutheran, runs through New Year’s Day. It’s at Phalen Park in St. Paul.
If you’re mulling a resolution this year, here’s what folks in Woodbury have said about making and keeping them.
Words From Woodbury: New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions in Woodbury
New Year’s Resolutions (blog post)
Healthy Body Beginning
Maximizing New Year’s Resolutions in Woodbury
New Year's Yawn (blog post)