Best New Year's Eve Activities In Iowa

Iowa is a family-friendly state offering a wide variety of exciting New Year’s Eve activities and venues for all ages to enjoy. Ring in the New Year with glow skating, paint parties, mansion celebrations, spectacular resorts, and beautiful vineyards all providing unique and unforgettable experiences. You don’t want to miss the delicious foods, live entertainment, and more this New Year’s Eve at the following events held throughout Iowa.

New Years Eve at Gypsy Highway, Davenport, IA

Known for their unique American dishes with a Thai Twist, Gypsy Highway hosts a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a delicious meal, party favors, live entertainment, and champagne in a colorful, festive atmosphere. This Asian-fusion, motorcycle-themed bar boasts their Gypsy cocktails, famous Gypsy crab boil, and a memorable experience for the entire family.

New Year’s Celebration at The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, IA

Celebrate in grand style at the New Year’s Celebration in the Mississippi ballroom at The Merrill Hotel in downtown Muscatine . Enjoy a night of wildly entertaining music and comedy, tasty food, cocktails, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Don’t forget to pamper yourself at the award-winning boutique hotel, a hidden gem.

Noon Year’s Eve at the Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

Bring your tots to the New Year’s Eve event at the Science Center of Iowa for a celebration they won’t forget. This family-friendly event offers a day of educational exploration and fun with a wide range of activities including fort building, selfie-station balloon art, face painting, magic, and the popping of a balloon at the countdown to noon.

Glow Skate at Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines, IA

Skate into the New Year at the Brenton Skating Plaza’s Glow Skate celebration. This outdoor skating rink facility is transformed into a glowing, icy wonderland with fun glow sticks and colorful lights for a magical winter experience for the entire family. Attendees receive a complimentary glow stick while supplies last.

Adventureland’s New Year Eve Celebration, Des Moines, IA

Enjoy a country-style bash, check out Adventureland's New Year Eve Celebration. This family-friendly event at the Adventureland Resort features a ton of cool activities including live music, barbeque food, arcade games, complimentary drinks, party favors, a photo booth, midnight countdown, and more entertainment for ringing in the New Year.

New Year’s Eve at The Renwick Mansion, Davenport, IA

New Year’s Eve at The Renwick Mansion is a red carpet event featuring an open bar, food, live DJ, magic performance, and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress your best and ring in the New Year in style at this beautiful, historic venue. You may even witness paranormal activity while visiting the mansion!

New Year’s Eve at Oscar Carl Vineyard, Sioux City, IA

Sip on award-winning Iowa wines this New Year’s Eve at the Oscar Carl Vineyard. Located in Sioux City, this beautiful venue offers a New Year’s Eve party with hot spiced wine and a spectacular fireworks display over the pond to complete the evening. Enjoy a relaxing, welcoming environment surrounded by beautiful scenery.

New Year’s Eve at the Le Mars Art Center, Le Mars, IA

Enjoy an evening surrounded by artistic inspiration at the Le Mars Art Center, a non-profit organization featuring rotating fine art exhibits in a family-friendly atmosphere. The celebration features live music, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and a silent auction.

Noon Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop + Pool Party, Iowa City, IA

Make a splash and have a pool-tastic experience at the Noon Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop + Pool Party at the Robert A Lee Community Center in Iowa City. Bring your little swimmers (adults must accompany small children), and watch the beach ball drop at the countdown to noon.

Berry Fine Paint and Vibe - "A New Years Celebration”, Davenport, IA

Relax and get messy this New Year’s Eve at the Berry Fine Paint and Vibe celebration. Located at Boozies Bar & Grill, this event allows adults with an interest in painting to get creative, socialize, and sip on drinks in a creative environment. Art supplies are included at this 21+ only event where the only rule is to have fun!

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