Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Iowa

This year has provided all the more reason to go all out in celebrating the end of 2020, and the beautiful beginning of 2021! Here are some of the best events and COVID-friendly alternatives for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Iowa.

Pianopalooza – A New Year’s Eve Celebration

Des Moines

Ring in the new year with Pianopalooza at Wooly’s! Guests can dance, drink and be merry as they enjoy live music, a raffle and extensive food and drink options provided by the space. For more information, visit

Magee’s Irish New Year’s Dinner


Magee’s is set to break in the New Year in style—or at least in Irish style, that is! Guests can celebrate a special full course gourmet meal and traditional live music featuring The String Prophets this New Year’s Eve. Since New Years occurs at 6 p.m. in Iowa, a complimentary Champagne toast will take place at that time to honor the momentous event. For more information, visit

NYE 2021 at Bar Louie Jordan Creek

West Des Moines

At this New Year’s Eve celebration, it’s all about giving 2020 the sendoff it doesn’t deserve. But guests will still have an unforgettable evening nonetheless, thanks to their admission tickets and Elite Package, which includes a midnight Champagne toast, four drink tickets, one appetizer and surprise party favors. For more information, visit

Nightingale NYE 2021

Des Moines

This unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience is set to feature an unlimited top-shelf open bar, midnight appetizer buffet, live DJ’s and so much more. For more information, visit

Iowa Holy Ghost New Year’s Eve Party


If we’re talking about hope and plans to manifest a really good new year, this is certainly the place to do it. This event from Holy Led Ministries will include delicious food, vibrant music, games, a gift exchange and the celebration of the resilience of this community. For more information, visit

Mob Bar New Year’s Eve Grand Opening

Cedar Falls

The Roaring 20’s saw the rise of flappers, jazz and the Mob. And at the grand opening of Cedar Rapids hippest new spot, Mob Bar, guests can travel back to the Prohibition era through this unique New Year’s Eve celebration. This Speakeasy will feature a Prohibition cocktail menu, music from Frank Sinatra and unlimited bottle service through midnight and into the early morning hours. For more information, visit

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