Nine New Year’s Eve Parties in Des Moines

NewYearsEveDesMoinesDon your 2014 party hat, get your party popper ready and select one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Des Moines. Below are nine of the top parties, performances and family-friendly events around town. Let’s count ’em down…

PEACE TREE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE BEER DINNER

A four course meal at Sbrocco. Each course is paired with a different Peace Tree Brew. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sbrocco, 208 Court Avenue
  • Cost: $75/person.

DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Live performances by Doomtree, Annalibera, Canby, Max Jury, MaryBeth Doran, DMI Breakaz, Opera Eight, slam poets, and DJ Tone Zone. The Bash includes a human ball drop, interactive art activities, live painting, aerial performances, art installations, a 3D photo booth and local film screenings. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Des Moines Social Club at the Firehouse, 900 Mulberry Street
  • Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of the event. Buy tickets here.

DES MOINES SYMPHONY NEW YEAR’S EVE POPS: THE HIT MEN

Live vocalists, The Hit Men, and instrumentalists, the Des Moines Symphony, will perform classic hits such as December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Who Loves You, Walk Like A Man, Mony Mony and many other lovable tunes. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut Street
  • Cost: $33 – $103 per ticket. Buy tickets here.

SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA’S NOON YEAR’S EVE

Noon Year’s Eve is a kid-friendly event and includes activities such as face painting, balloon twisting and a balloon drop. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Cost: Included with paid SCI general admission ($7-11).

NEW YEAR’S EVE DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN

Live broadcast from Star 102.5, dinner, live music from According to Andrew, Shy Violet and The Spazmatics and a balloon drop at midnight. A full, cooked-to-order breakfast on New Year’s Day is included. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Embassy Suites, 101 E. Locust St.
  • Cost: Overnight packages include a room and two tickets to the event. Buy a room package here.

GUIDEONE IMAGINEVE!

Family event featuring carnival games, bounce houses, Tween Zone, mascots, confetti drop and fireworks show at 8:15 p.m. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Hy-Vee Hall, 733 3rd Street
  • Cost: Free

PIANOPALOOZA NEW YEAR’S EVE PARY

Pianopalooza, featuring Tony Bohnenkamp and Megan Hill, will showcase your favorite hits on dueling pianos. Requests are welcomed and encouraged. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust Street
  • Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 244-0550 to reserve a table for $40 (seats four). Buy tickets online.

COMEDY XPERIMENT NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

Join, Comedy XPeriment, Des Moines’ premiere long-form improvisation team for some laughs on New Year’s Eve. After the show, enjoy the CXP “ball-drop” and a Champagne toast at midnight. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 – Dessert reception at 9:00 p.m., show starts at 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Stoner Theater, 221 Walnut Street
  • Cost: $25/person or $40/couple. Buy tickets here.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SKATE AT BRENTON SKATING PLAZA

Ice skate your way into 2014 at the Brenton Skating Plaza in downtown Des Moines. More info.

  • Date: Dec. 31 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive
  • Cost: $4.50 for adults and $3.00 for children. Skate rental is an additional $3.50/pair.

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, where will you be?

Best wishes for a prosperous and happy new year!

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