on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
10…9…8…7…6… Happy New Year! While we haven't popped the bubbly quite yet, we have started thinking about New Year's Eve. And, we want to make sure you have plenty of time (if you haven't already) to buy tickets, make dinner reservations, or sign up the kiddos for their own “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration.
We’ll be adding to this list as we hear of more events, but here’s a few ideas to get you started:
Dinner / Dancing
New Year’s Buffets at the IsleDec 31-Jan 1 | Thurs 4-11pm; Fri Midnight-2am & 10:30am-2pmIsle Casino Hotel Waterloo, WaterlooCost: $9.99-$21.99The Farmer’s Pick Buffet will be serving up fresh and flavorful fix in’s at the Isle this New Year’s. Breakfast, lunch or dinner… you can have it all. Hit the slots and then hit the New Year’s Eve Buffet on Thursday, December 31 from 4-11pm for $21.99. On Friday, January 1 there will be a Midnight Breakfast Buffet from Midnight-2am for just $9.99, and a New Year’s Day Buffet from 10:30am-2pm for $19.99.
All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Buffet at SohoDec 31 | 5-9pmSoho Sushi Bar & Deli, Cedar FallsCost: $24.99 per personA Chef selected buffet of hand rolled sushi.
New Year's Eve Dinner at Ferrari'sDec 31 | 5-10pmFerrari's Ristorante, Cedar FallsCost: $60 per personSpecial 4-course dinner plus a glass of wine or champagne. Call (319) 277-1385 for reservations.
New Year’s Eve Dance with DJ Faythe KubikDec 31 | 7:30pm-12:30amElectric Park Ballroom, WaterlooAdmission: $20Doors open at 7pm. Dance to a great mix of music, including the fabulous 50’s and 60’s, swinging big band, classic rock, popular country, energizing pop, and sultry-sizzling Latin.
Evansdale AMVETS New Year's EveDec 31 | 7:30pm-MidnightAMVETS, EvansdaleAdmission: FreeDoors open at 7:30pm. Music by Mark and the Easy Does It Band from 8pm-Midnight.
New Year’s Dance Party with WildcardDec 31 | 8-11pmNCC Pavilion, WaterlooAdmission: $25 per person or $40 per coupleDoors open at 6:30pm with dancing beginning at 8pm. There will be a light meal served at 11pm, followed by a champagne toast at Midnight.
New Year's Eve Party at VooDooDec 31 | 8pmVooDoo Lounge, Cedar FallsAdmission: Free until 10pmDoors open at 8pm. Pre-sale bottle service - 2 for $250 on select bottles.
Rockin' in the New Year with McKenzie's MillDec 31 | 10pmDeringer's Public Parlor, Cedar FallsAdmission: $20Doors open at 5pm with showtime beginning at 10pm. Tickets available for purchase in advance. Food menu available before the show.
Looking for more dining options? Visit the Dining & Nightlife section of our website.
Noon Year’s PartyDec 31 | 10am-NoonPhelps Youth Pavilion, WaterlooAdmission: Members free; Non-Members $5 (includes same-day admission to PYP)Ring in the New Year a little early with family crafts, snacks, games, and watch the ball drop at Noon. Stop in or call (319) 291-4490 to reserve your spot by December 29.
Ice Skating at Young ArenaDec 31 | 1-3pmYoung Arena, WaterlooAdmission: $5No skates? Don't worry. You can rent them for just $3.
Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey vs Cedar Rapids RoughRidersDec 31 | 6pmYoung Arena, WaterlooAdmission: $12.89-$20Enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry hockey game in Party Town. The Waterloo Black Hawks will take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in a New Year’s Eve match-up at Young Arena.
Taking the kids bowling or to the movies also makes for a great night out with the family.
Blue Suede CruzeDec 31 | 9pm-1amIsle Casino Hotel Waterloo, WaterlooAdmission: Free
Higher GroundDec 31 | 9pmJameson’s, WaterlooAdmission: Free* Free party favors and champagne toast at Midnight.
Never The LessDec 31 | 9pmScreaming Eagle, WaterlooAdmission: Free
And, here's a few helpful tips as your making your New Year's Eve plans:
Cheers to a safe and Happy New Year friends!
- Beth Keeney, Waterloo Convention & Visitors BureauPhoto Credit: Higher Ground, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, Waterloo Center for the Arts/Phelps Youth Pavilion.