Party poppers, confetti, balloon drops – it must be time for New Year’s Eve celebrations! Maybe you’re not a night owl or the kids don’t stay up until Midnight, we’ve got you covered with some great Noon Year’s Eve events. If staying out and counting down until the ball drops is your jam, there are plenty of spots around the metro that will be partying until the morning hours! Or maybe you just prefer a nice meal or a New Year’s Day brunch, we’ve got that too. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Greater Des Moines is ready to ring in 2024. 


Skate South New Years Eve Celebration
When: 1 – 4 p.m., December 31
Where: Skate South
Cost: $10.98 +tax 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early at Skate South with the family. Enjoy roller skating along with a ballon drop, games, and prizes.

Countdown to Noon Year’s Eve Family Bowling Party
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., December 31
Where: Warrior Lanes
Cost: $74.95 

Take the family to Warrior Lanes for a two-hour glow bowling party with unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop, party favors, and a special countdown to Noon. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to stay up until Midnight! 

Noon Year’s Eve
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., December 31
Where: Holiday Hullabaloo (Former Woodsmith’s Store)
Cost: Starts at $10 

Kids can celebrate the new year at Holiday Hullabaloo with kid-friendly drinks and treats, party games, confetti and balloon drops, a dance floor, and Magician Jonathan May. They can also create their own head gear with the help of some elves. 

Noon Year’s Eve at Paws & Pints
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., December 31
Where: Paws & Pints
Cost: Free 

Ring in the new year with your pup at Paws & Pints. Celebrate the new year early with food, Chambong specials, and a chance to win a lifetime membership during the Ball Drop at Noon.  

Iowa Wolves
When: 2 p.m., December 31
Where: Wells Fargo Arena
Cost: Starts at $18 

Ring in the new year with the Iowa Wolves at their home game on New Year’s Eve. The first 1,000 fans will receive a winter hat compliments of MidAmerican Energy! 

Smash Park New Year’s Eve Party
When: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., December 31
Where: Smash Park
Cost: Free 

Party like there’s no tomorrow at Smash Park’s New Year’s Eve Party! There will be free jello shots all night and live music from 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Make your night even more exciting with one of their two packages that includes exclusive specials.  

Pots and Shots New Year’s Eve Party
When: 6 p.m., December 31
Where: Pots & Shots
Cost: Free 

Dance your way into the new year at Pots and Shots in West Des Moines. The party gets started at 6 p.m. 

New Year’s Eve Paint Party
When: 6 – 10 p.m., December 31
Where: Mainframe Studios, Suite 211
Cost: $50 

Bring your own beverage and paint the Des Moines skyline with a Starry Night sky to ring in the new year. Artist, Teri, incudes you to her studio to paint and celebrate. There will also be a charcuterie board, snacks, and other party favors throughout the evening. 

Silver Bell New Year’s Eve Soiree
When: 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., December 31
Where: Holiday Hullabaloo (Former Woodsmith’s Store)
Cost: Starts at $50 

Welcome in the new year at Holiday Hullabaloo! View the festive set up and ring in the new year with a silver balloon drop, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music with the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. 

New Years Eve, Ironside Axe Club Style
When: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., December 31
Where: Ironside Axe Club
Cost: $50 

Get your throwing arms ready for some open axe throwing followed by a tournament. The evening will also have mead tasting, snacks, and a Midnight champagne cheers. Let’s party Vikings style! 

New Year’s Eve Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie
When: 8 p.m., December 31
Where: Des Moines Civic Center
Cost: Starts at $40 

Catch world-renowned Cirque performers as they take the stage at the Des Moines Civic Center alongside the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra.  

Toast 2024 New Year’s Eve Party
When: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., December 31
Where: Voodoo Lounge
Cost: $40 

Toast the new year at Voodoo Lounge with all-you-can-drink from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.  

Noce’s 9th Annual Wild Party
When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., December 31
Where: Noce
Cost: Starts at $100 

Get ready for a night of libations and a jazz orchestra with Andrew Walesch and Max Wellman at Noce’s signature New Year’s Eve celebration.  

Countdown to 2024 at Prairie Meadows
When: 1 p.m. – 12: 30 a.m.
Where: Prairie Meadows
Cost: Free 

There are a variety of activities happening at Prairie Meadows to get you ready for 2024. Grab a photo at the selfie station, check out an ice sculpture, enjoy live music, and enter to win in hourly cash drawings. Don’t forget – you can toast to the new year with champagne available at all their bars.  

Bubble Party
When: 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Where: The Republic on Grand
Cost: $25 

Head to The Republic on Grand for the ultimate New Years Eve celebration. Enjoy live music from Jordan Beem, a champagne toast as the clock strikes Midnight, and some of the best views of downtown Des Moines. Tickets are $25 at the door. 

Hotel Fort Des Moines
When: December 31 – January 1
Where: Hotel Fort Des Moines
Cost: $625.00

Ring in the New Year at Hotel Fort Des Moines with a luxurious evening. Enjoy dinner for two by Chef James Richards at Proudfoot and Bird, entrance into their speakeasy, a night stay in their beautiful rooms, and more!

The 2nd Annual Ultimate NYE Gala
When: 6 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
Cost: $70 – $100

Dance the night away with live music, DJ performances, and more. Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and dessert, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Dinner and Brunch 

Opa! Italian & Greek
When: December 30 and 31
Cost: Varies 

Enjoy dinner for two or order individually with a special New Year’s Eve menu at Opa. The menu features steak with either shrimp, scallop, or lobster, your choice of a steak sauce, and two sides. There will also be Happy Hour from 2 – 5 p.m. with $5 drinks. 

When: December 31
Cost: $100 per person 

Make it a date night with a prix fixe dinner by Master Chef David Baruthio of Beerstyles. You’ll start the evening off with a welcome champagne followed by a four-course meal including tuna and king crab tartar, lobster bisque, grilled fillet of steak, and chocolate, vanilla, and praline delice. Reservations are encouraged.  

AJ’s Steakhouse
When: December 31
Cost: Varies 

Start your New Year’s Eve off with a special menu from AJ’s Steakhouse. The menu consists of Maryland-style lobster and crab cakes, filet mignon, sides, and chocolate covered strawberries. Reservations are encouraged. 

Americana Bombshell Drag Brunch
When: 9 – 11:30 a.m., January 1
Cost: $70 

Celebrate the new year with the first-ever Drag Brunch at Americana. Not only will you be enjoying the Bombshell Brunch, but you will also see one epic drag show with twice the performers.  

When: December 31
Cost: $85/person 

Gather to enjoy a delicious meal at Aposto to celebrate the conclusion of 2023. With their prix fixe menu, you can plan your meal choices before arriving at the dinner. Enjoy three courses, as well as dessert, for the perfect dinner to ring in 2024. Start with crostini, enjoy gnocchi and braised beef, and finish off the night with a sweet treat. Reservations are filling up quickly, make one here

The Republic on Grand
When: December 31
Cost: $100 

Experience an elevated dinner at The Republic on Grand on New Years Eve. For $100, divulge in a dinner buffet featuring roasted chicken, grilled scallops, miso salmon, and so much more. You also receive a complimentary drink ticket, and entrance to the Bubble Party happening until 1 a.m. Learn more here