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New Year’s Eve Parties 2023

As the days of 2023 wind down, it’s time to turn it up to welcome 2024. From hotel staycations where you can party ’til the sun rises to family-friendly fun balloon drops for all ages, your New Year’s Eve parties in Iowa planning awaits.

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The Merrill Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 


An unforgettable New Year’s Eve party in Iowa featuring food, cocktails and live entertainment from the Midwest Dueling Pianos awaits at The Merrill Hotel in Muscatine’s Mississippi Ballroom. Double the pianos means double the fun. Live music from Quad Cities’ own Scott Stowe will serenade you with tunes and comedy as you dance your way into the new year. Book a room for a mini staycation and, when the night comes to an end, take an elevator ride to your luxurious accommodations.
Cost: $150.
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Noce’s 9th Annual Wild Party 

Des Moines

Join Noce for its ninth-annual Wild Party, a signature New Year’s Eve celebration. Named after the poem that marked the beginning of the Jazz Age, the Wild Party is a night filled with overflowing libations and soul-inspiring music by a jazz orchestra fronted by Andrew Walesch and Max Wellman. Gaming tables will be set up backstage with professional dealers for your enjoyment. Enjoy light bites from Tangerine Food Company. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. 
Cost: $100 to $170.
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Toast 2024 NYE at Voodoo Lounge

Des Moines

Get ready to dance, laugh and party at Toast 2024 at Voodoo Lounge Des Moines, presented by Eclipse Entertainment. The night will be filled with live music from Double D, Rosales and DJ Raj, delicious libations, and a vibrant atmosphere that’ll have you snapping IG pics with the caption #vibe. This New Year’s Eve party in Iowa starts with doors opening at 8 p.m. and a $40 all-you-can-drink ticket until 2 a.m.
Cost: $40.
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Vue Rooftop  

Vue Rooftop  

Iowa City 

Ring in the new year with the best view in town at Vue Rooftop in Iowa City. The evening starts at 8 p.m. with an elaborate dinner buffet, followed by a live performance from dueling pianos from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy drink specials, a midnight balloon drop with a Champagne toast, a midnight snack buffet, party favors, and don’t forget to say cheese at the photo booth. Book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn for the ultimate New Year’s Eve party in Iowa staycation.
Cost: $99.
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Ballroom Bashes 

Grand Rapids

It’s showtime in Grand Rapids! The annual Ballroom Bashes returns for the ultimate New Year’s Eve party in Iowa. Two hotels, two ballrooms, one night you’ll never forget. Dress to impress for the celebration at Amway Grand and JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Ballrooms are transformed into magical New Year’s Eve oases filled with live music, dazzling lights and a vibrant atmosphere. At the Amway Grand, enjoy music from Hello Weekend and, at JW Marriot Grand Rapids, D.J. Kane. When the music stops, relax in luxurious hotel comforts only steps away and enjoy a late check-out, of course.
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Cornerstone Kids New Year’s Eve Party 


Celebrate the 2023 year coming to an end at Cornerstone, a remodeled historic venue with modern amenities and a nostalgic atmosphere and ambiance that promises to be a solid foundation for lasting memories. And what better than to celebrate making memories than attending an event with the whole family! Cornerstone’s Kids New Year’s Eve Party includes party favors and mocktails, a dance party, a photo booth, crafts, and more. Cocktails are available for the 21-plus attendees. Enjoy a giant smile-inspiring balloon drop at 6 p.m.
Cost: $10.
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Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort


Riverside Casino & Golf Resort hosts its Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The premier casino resort offers New Year’s Eve event-goers the chance to party into 2024 with a full slate of promotional drawings, delectable dining options, free Show Lounge performances and the Fire & Ice New Year’s concert featuring The Pork Tornadoes. This 21-plus concert is in the Event Center, and it is standing-room only.
Cost: $25 (concert tickets).
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Countdown Celebration at The Children’s Museum


For a party the whole family can enjoy, ring in the new year with hourly festivities at The Children’s Museum’s Countdown Celebration. Enjoy your little one’s favorite motto–“play all day”–with the museum’s fun-packed party, including a selfie photo station, DIY party hat craft, and a scavenger hunt. Countdowns will take place on the hour from 11 a.m. with the last one at 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission.
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