New Year's Eve Countdown to 2017
on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Fun with the kids, dinner out and a little nightlife are all on the calendar for New Year's weekend!
On December 30, the New Year's fun starts early at the annual Noon Year’s Eve Party held at the Phelps Youth Pavilion. On December 31st, spend family time on the Cedar Valley Trails, do a little shopping and then plan some quiet time dining out with your special someone. Then, let the New Year’s Eve festivities begin! You can countdown to 2017 with live music, dancing or even at a pool party!
Noon Year’s Eve Party (Please NOTE that this event is Friday, December 30)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Phelps Youth Pavilion, Waterloo
The kids get to celebrate early with crafts, snacks and games! Registration is suggested by calling 319-291-4490). Admission is free for members and non-members are $5/person (includes same-day admission to the Pavilion).
Winter Free Day
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grout Museum District, Waterloo
Spend New Year's Eve day at any of the district's museums, including the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Grout Museum of History and Science, Carl A. & Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Snowden House - FREE of charge!
Noon Year's Eve Party
10:30 am - noon
Cedar Falls Public Library
This is a family New Year celebration that will include a self-directed hunt for New-Year-related items, a DIY photo booth (bring your phone or camera), a make-and-take New Year crown craft, snacks and a count down to noon for a very special finale to our celebration!
New Year's Eve Kids Party
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cedar Falls Hy-Vee (6301 University Avenue)
There will be a countdown to noon, balloon drop, coloring, noice makers and more!
New Year's Eve with Faythe Kubik
7:30 pm – 12:30 am (doors open at 7:15 pm)
Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo
A public dance with Faythe is a perfect way to ring in 2017! Dancing starts at 7:30 pm with all styles of music! $25 at the door.
2016 Moonlight Gala
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Rotary Reserve Lodge, Cedar Falls
Ring in the New Year in style at this formal gala. Picture a backdrop of gold, crystals and candleabras. Live music will be performed by Checker & the Bluetones and SIRES and Moment in Thyme will cater a selection of desserts and hors d'oeuvres. And did we mention there will be a champagne toast just before midnight? Visit their website to review the evening's menu, review ticket prices and reserve your table.
Event is limited to 200 guests.
New Year’s Eve at the Isle
8:30 pm – 1:30 am
Isle Casino Hotel, Waterloo
Live music with Blue Suede Cruze and complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Or, enjoy a New Year’s Eve Pool Party 9:00 pm – 12:30 am. Ring in the New Year with your friends and enjoy drink specials and a DJ. Tickets are $10 at the door.
NYE Blowout at Octopus!
Brooks Strause & the Gory Details/Matthew James & the Rust Belt Union/Dishwater Blonde/Audrey Robinson and the Straight White Whales
9:00 pm, $10 cover
Octopus, Cedar Falls
NYE Party with Wildcard
Deringer’s Public Parlor, Cedar Falls
Join the fun as Deringer's welcomes Wildcard for their NYE party. Performance starts at 10:00 pm. Be sure to hit their western style photo booth!
Whiskey Road, Cedar Falls
Dine and stay for live music with the Woodhaven Brothers at 10:30 pm.
Don't forget! Nightlife is also listed on our website and is updated monthly. Just click the Live Music graphic on the Nightlife page.
If you have questions, contact us at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We’re located at 6510 Hudson Road and we'd be happy to answer your questions about Places to Stay, Places to Eat & Drink and Things to Do. Give us a call at 800-845-1955.
Happy New Year!