Countdown to 2019

posted on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Celebrate 2019 in Cedar Falls, Iowa!

The countdown is on! Have you made your plans for New Year's Eve? We've got you covered for dinner, live music and family-friendly celebrations!


Family New Year’s Eve Party
Waverly Public Library
2:30 – 4:00 pm
On Sunday, December 30, the Waverly Public Library will celebrate the New Year! You and the kids are welcome to attend this family event that will include crafts, activities and a balloon drop! FREE and open to the public.


Noon Year’s Party
Phelps Youth Pavilion/Waterloo Center for the Arts
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ring in the New Year with the kids! The Waterloo Center for the arts will have family carfts, snacks, games and a Noon Year’s ball drop. Reservations are required by December 28 to 319-291-4490.
WCA members: $1/person. Non-members: $5/person

New Year's Eve Buffet
Farmer's Pick Buffet, Isle Casino Waterloo
4:00 - 11:00 pm
It's an enormous list of treats and entrees at the Farmer's Pick Buffet on New Year's Eve...carved prime rib, apple-glazed pork loin, shrimp, mini crab cakes, tons of side dishes plus a salad bar and dessert bar!

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Fox Ridge Golf Club, Dike
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Enjoy chef-carved prime rib dinner and Jennifer’s Spinach Artichoke Chicken along with bottomless Champagne is included for those 21 and older. Dinner celebration is $30/person (and a kids menu will be available). Reservations are required and deadline is Thursday, December 27.
Contact: 319-989-2213

Mick Staebell
Whiskey Road, Cedar Falls
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Enjoy dinner and live music New Year's Eve. $22.95 for a 14 ounce prime rib and $6.95 for Raspberry Champagne cheesecake! Call 319-277-1244 for a reservation or walk-ins are welcome, too!

Hockey and Rock
Young Arena and the National Cattle Congress Hippodrome, Waterloo
6:00 pm (music at 9:00 pm)
The Black Hawks will take on the Madison Capitols at Young Arena and then the Arch Allies will take the stage at the Hippodrome at 9:00 pm. Although in different locations, you can buy one ticket for both events for only $34/person.  Check out their website for ticket information.

NYE Bash – VIP
Deringer’s Public Parlor, Cedar Falls
7:00 – 10:00 pm dinner/drinks and music at 9:00 pm
Deringer’s is offering VIP, New Year’s Eve packages! VIP ticket includes all-you-can-eat country buffet and drinks from 7:00 – 10:00 pm and admission to the Cody Hicks concert at 9:00 pm. $60/person.
Cody Hicks concert will also open to the public at 9:00 pm. Visit their Facebook event to purchase a ticket in advance.

New Year’s Eve Public Dance
Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo
7:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join Faythe Kubik at the Electric Park Ballroom for dancing and mingling. There will be a full-service bar, fun party favors and more. $20/person.

Raldo Schneider & Friends
Mary Lou’s Bar & Grill
8:00 pm – midnight
Great music in a friendly atmosphere.

CB and Co.
Jameson’s Public House
8:00 pm – midnight
Party favors, free Champagne at midnight and music by CB and Co.!

Arch Allies’ New Year’s Eve Party
National Cattle Congress Hippodrome, Waterloo
9:00 pm – 12:30 am (doors open at 8:00 pm)
Rock in the New Year with 105.7 KOKZ and the Arch Allies! Want to ring in the new year with a Bon Jovi/Boston/Journey/REO/Styx tribute band? More than one VIP package is available for purchase plus general admission. Check out their website!

Rockin’ in the New Year
Lark Brewing, Cedar Falls
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Dine and then start rockin’ in the new year at 9:00 pm with the Ice Breakers.

Zoot & Newt Band
The Brass Tap
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Bring in the New Year with Zoot & Newt along with Joel Hundley on drums and Matt Hoffman on bass. There will be no cover and there will be 50 percent off bottles and cans all day and free Champagne at midnight!

Aloha 2019
Isle Casino Waterloo
All day
Hula your way into 2019 with a live DJ, party favors and a Champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. They’ll also have drawings at 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00, and 11:00 pm. The grand prize drawing will take place at 1:00 am on January 1st. Take advantage of their New Year’s Eve overnight/breakfast package 

New Year’s Eve with Michael Lefebvre
Figaro Figaro, Cedar Falls
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Call 319-260-2084 for your dinner reservation and then spend the night dancing to Michael Lefebvre & the Favorites. $10 cover for the live music event includes a champagne toast at midnight!


New Year's Day Brunch
Hy-Vee Market Grille, Cedar Falls
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stop by our local Hy-Vee store for a holiday brunch at Market Grille. $14.99/adult and $6.00/child (ages 6-12). Children ages 5 and younger eat free with adult brunch. Reservations preferred at 319-266-7535.

New Year’s Day Buffet
Farmer’s Pick Buffet, Isle Casino Waterloo
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Year’s Day buffet will include carved prime rib, blackened pork chops with creole butter, southern fried chicken, home-style mashed potatoes, a breakfast bar and more.  $23.99/person.

Be sure to check out our Nightlife page as well. There's a lot of live music in the Cedar Valley in January!

If you're looking for more Things to Do, Places to Eat & Drink or a Place to Stay while you're in Cedar Falls, give us a call at 800-845-1955 or stop in at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road.

We'd be happy to help!

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 in Cedar Falls, Iowa!

  1. arch allies
  2. dancing
  3. deringer's
  4. figaro figaro
  5. isle casino waterloo
  6. lark brewing
  7. live music
  8. new year's eve
  9. phelps youth pavilion
  10. places to eat & drink
  11. raldo schneider
  12. the brass tap
  13. the cody hicks band
  14. things to do
  15. waterloo black hawks

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