New Year’s Eve in Greater Des Moines

Whether you're looking for a night out with friends or a family-friendly way to celebrate, Greater Des Moines is the perfect place to ring in the new year. Check out our list and start making your plans! 

Science Center of Iowa: Noon Year's Eve

Bring the whole family to the Science Center of Iowa to celebrate the new year with face painting, balloon art, magic, and a balloon drop!

Brenton Skating Plaza: Glow Skate

Skate into 2020 at Brenton Skating Plaza. The rink will be transformed into an icy, glowing wonderland from 8 p.m. to midnight. Find additional event details HERE

Adventureland: New Year's Eve Country Bash!

Country music + BBQ + arcade games + photo booth = Adventureland's New Year's Eve celebration! You won't want to miss live music from Insphyre Performance Group, Ted Stockton, Royce John’s Band, Brad Morgan Band, and Red Dirt Renegade - doors open at 7 p.m.! Find additional event details HERE

Noce Jazz & Cabaret: The 5th Annual WILD PARTY

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Noce's annual celebration. Year after year the event sells out quickly, so get your tickets before it's too late! Find additional event details HERE

Lumber Axe: The Great Axe-sby

Ring in the roaring 2020s at Lumber Axe. Throw on your dancing shoes and greatest Gatsby outfit for this swanky party. With five bars in one building, you can listen to live music from the NOLA Jazz Band, beat the clock in an escape chamber, throw axes, and pop bottles! Cover is $10 at the door or make an activity reservation ahead of time to waive admission. Find additional event details HERE


Drink and be merry while dancing to the tunes of pianists Tony Bohnenkamp, Jerry Lorenson, and Birdchild. You might even win tickets to a Wooly's concert of your choosing! Find additional event details HERE

Des Moines Symphony: NYE Pops

Experience cirque at the symphony at the Civic Center! Troupe Vertigo will have you in awe with jaw-dropping athleticism and gravity-defying acrobatics. The evening will be full of acrobats/aerialists/jugglers swinging from the rafters and performing choreography to the live music of the Des Moines Symphony. Find additional event details HERE

Des Moines Performing Arts: COMEDY XPERIMENT

Laugh your way into 2020 with the longest-running improvisational comedy group! This event includes performances, a dessert bar, social hour with the actors, and a midnight champagne toast! Find additional event details HERE

515 Alive: Light Up the Night

Join 515 Alive at the Val Air Ballroom for light shows, 10+ DJs, and a midnight balloon cash drop. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Find additional event details HERE

Full Events Calendar

Bingo & Mules at The Hall Dec 04

Bingo & Mules at The Hall

Experience the bingo murmur for yourself and feel the nostalgia of playing bingo as a kid! Let Monday…

Bingo Night at Confluence Dec 04

Bingo Night at Confluence

It's time for another Bingo night at Confluence! Head down to the taproom on Monday, December 4th- the…

Brenton Skating Plaza Dec 04

Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza is an outdoor ice skating facility located in Downtown Des Moines. From November…

Forever Fit Dec 04

Forever Fit

Forever Fit is a free adult fitness series geared for adults age 55+, offering a rotation of strength…

Half-Off Happy Hour Dec 04

Half-Off Happy Hour

Half-Off Happy Hour - Every Monday-Friday from 4-6 PM Enjoy: Half-Off Draft Beers Half-Off Wines…

Holiday Hullabaloo Dec 04

Holiday Hullabaloo


Meetup Monday: Mutts Dec 04

Meetup Monday: Mutts

Join us on Monday, December 4 at 4PM for Meetup Monday, featuring Mutts! Mutts get a FREE treat!…

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