Ideas for Ringing in 2016!

posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ideas for Ringing in 2016! | Blog Post | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Fun with the kids, an intimate dinner for two and a little nightlife can all be on your list for New Year’s Eve!

First, the kids get to celebrate early at a Noon Year’s Party held at the Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo. Crafts, snacks and games are on the menu from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. We double checked and you can still register (319-291-4490) or walk in the day of the event. Admission is free for members and non-members are $5/person (includes same-day admission to the Pavilion).

Noon Year's Party at Phelp's Youth Pavilion | Waterloo, Iowa

In the evening, share an intimate dinner for two at Ferrari’s Ristorante. You won’t want to miss this. $60 includes a 4-course dinner plus a glass of wine or champagne.  Give them a call at 319-277-1385 to ask about menu details and to make reservations.

Ferrari's Ristorante New Year's Eve dinner special | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill is getting ready to start the New Year with a bang! Their menu will include two New Year’s Eve features. Then, at 10:30 pm, they’ll start ringing in the New Year with The Woodhaven Brothers. The live music is free! If you’d like to make a dinner reservation, call 319-277-1244. 

Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill New Year's Eve party | Cedar Falls, Iowa

If acoustic music is more your style, stop by Luna Art + Wine in downtown Cedar Falls for live music by Brad Myers. Buy a glass of wine and then sit back and enjoy music from 9:00 pm until midnight. 
Luna Art + Wine, New Year's Eve with Brad Myers | Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you love country music, our newest night club in downtown Cedar Falls, Derringer’s Public Parlor, will be hosting McKenzies Mill at 10:00 pm. This is a nationally touring band and doors open at 5:00 pm. Admission is $20/person.

Rockin' in the New Year at Derringer's Public Parlor | Cedar Falls, Iowa

From downtown to College Hill (College Street), check out the live music taking place at Ginger’s Pub and Octopus.

Ginger’s Pub will begin ringing in their new year with a Masquerade Ball and the Pork Tornados. Doors open at 7:00 pm (first 100 people get free masks and party favors) and admission is $10/person (ages 21+ only).

Ginger's Pub New Year's Eve party with the Pork Tornados | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Maybe Folk Punk is more your music style. Peas and Carrot, the Holy White Hounds and Dishwater Blonde will ring in the New Year at Octopus. Doors at 9:00 pm and the music starts at 10:00 pm. $10/person.

Octopus College Hill, New Year's Eve party | Cedar Falls, Iowa

There’s a lot to take in this New Year’s Eve. Make your evening complete with a New Year’s Eve getaway package from the Blackhawk Hotel. Check out their choices, including assorted chocolates, late checkout and a full breakfast.

Blackhawk Hotel New Year's Eve package | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Remember that Travel Waterloo also has a list of events taking place on New Year’s Eve. Check out their recent blog post for more ideas! 

Travel Waterloo's blog post of New Year's Eve events


If you have questions about any of our other Places to Eat & Drink, give us a call at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We’d be happy to help. Our number is 800-845-1955 (or 319-268-4266) and we’re located at 6510 Hudson Road.

Holiday Hours for the Cedar Falls Visitor Center:
December 31, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
January 1, CLOSED

January 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 3, noon – 4:00 pm 

Happy New Year!




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