Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in the Corridor – 2017 Feature Image

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone! New Year’s Eve can be a great time to look back on the year past and look forward to what’s to come in 2018. Whether you’re looking for a day time, evening or late night celebration, you’ll be sure to find something fun in our list below!


Day Celebrations

Timeless Toys at Christmas – An Exhibit of Trees
210 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Take in the sights of Tales of the Sea Christmas with Christmas trees decorated with the sea themes: The Sea, Men of the Sea, Myths & Legends, Lighthouses, Maritime force, Shipwrecks, Jaws and more.


Holiday Tour at Brucemore
2160 Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

View one of Cedar Rapids’ most historic homes decked out in trees and garlands galore. The tour will be accompanied by piano music and you’ll be able to see the dining room set for Christmas dinner, lush garland on the grand staircase and more.


Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Iowa Children’s Museum
1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This party is for the youngsters! Bring your kids to the Iowa Children’s Museum where they can create hats and noisemakers and then celebrate the big countdown and balloon drop at noon.


Family Skate at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy? Test out your skills on the ice rink with family skate from noon to 4. The cost is $25 for the entire family.


Kids New Year’s Eve Party at The Playstation
200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

This all day event will be a blast for kids of all ages! Tickets are $12 and include all day access to the event including entrance into the three level playground, 10 tokens, goodie bag, live dj, face painting, balloon artist and more!


Noon Year’s Eve at Westdale Bowl
2020 Scotty Dr, Cedar Rapids, IA
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the New Year’s party at Westdale Bowl. 2 hours of all-you-can-bowl and shoe rental for only $8/person. Be ready to toast in the new year at noon or 3 p.m. with punch! Kids will be able to win prizes during the event.


Noon Year’s Eve Party at Ely Public Library
1595 Dows St, Ely, IA
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Have some fun at the Ely Public Library’s annual family-friendly party. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 12:30 pm and there will be fun games and prizes following.


Sunday Fun Day: Silent Fireworks at Iowa City Public Library
123 S. Linn St, Iowa City, IA
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Prepare for your New Year celebration by bringing the kids to make a handmade silent firework. This event will be full of crafting and fun!



Early Evening Festivities


NYE Murder Mystery at Chrome Horse Saloon
1140 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

If you’re looking for more than just a regular dinner, this is the party for you! This murder-mystery game is conversation-based while you enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks.


New Year’s Eve Party at AirFX Trampoline Park
1100 N 18th Ave, Hiawatha, IA
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Party at the trampoline park before the big countdown! Your $25 ticket includes jump time, Laser Frenzy token, large fountain drink, party favors and giveaways throughout the night.


Irish New Year Party at The Mill
120 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Usher in 2018 early for a New Year’s celebration on Irish time with Wylde Nept, a Celtic musician. Midnight in Dublin is at 6 p.m., so you will be able to enjoy family-friendly fun and get the kids home by bedtime!



Midnight Merriment


New Year’s Eve 2018 Celebration at Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends at the Marriott. The night includes DJ Bill Kilburg, appetizers, dinner, desserts, cash bar and a midnight champagne toast. Rooms are available to book for the night.


Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party at Della Viti
203 1st Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Attend this Great Gatsby themed night at a former speakeasy. Enjoy live jazz music from Trafficjam, appetizers, a toast at midnight and party favors.


Vue NYE Party featuring Dueling Pianos
328 S. Clinton St, Iowa City, IA
7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Enjoy a night of dueling pianos, steak & seafood buffet, champagne toast, ballon drop and party favors at the new Vue Rooftop restaurant at the top of the Hilton Garden Inn in Iowa City.


Black Tie Affair at Paramount Theatre
123 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
8 p.m. – 1 a.m

If you’re looking for a place to show off your formal wear, this is it. Nibble on free hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a champagne toast in your ball gowns or tuxedo. You will also received a free photo and hat at this black tie affair.


New Year’s Eve Party at Riverside Casino
3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA
9:15 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Party for free at Riverside Casino! There will be free entertainment, free party favors and a free midnight champagne toast. The entertainment of the night features Bella Cain, one of the hottest top 40 country groups, Rosie & The Rivets, and The Dweebs.


Corridor New Year’s Eve Gala at Palmer House Stable
200 E Main St, Solon, IA
5:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Enjoy a festive, elegant New Year’s Eve celebration at the Palmer House Stable in Solon. Tickets include dinner, beer & wine, champagne toast and a live DJ.


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Longbranch Hotel
90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
5:30 p.m – 1 a.m.

Bring in the New Year at the Longbranch Hotel. The night includes a huge buffet, live music and more. The bands Dogs on Skis and Slap n Tickle will start playing at 9 p.m. and play through the night.

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