The Quad Cities doesn’t let a holiday go by without some special events, and New Year’s Eve is not an exception. The close of the old year and the beginning of the New Year brings exciting and affordable events and hotel packages.
The grown-ups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night, but the kids get to celebrate the arrival of 2020 during the daylight hours! It’s a treat for the younger crowd! The Family Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve festivities on December 31 include music, noisemakers, hats and lots and lots of confetti! The event is from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with some hockey as the Quad City Storm vs. the Peoria Rivermen at 4 p.m. Bring in 2020 with 2 tickets for only $20. There will be special New Year’s Eve celebration surprises, along with $2 hot dogs and $2 beer until the puck drops! Get your tickets today at www.quadcitystorm.com!
The All Sweat crew celebrates New Year’s Eve with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Eric Clapton at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St. in Davenport. They’ll recreate the music of Slowhand featuring a roster of some of the best musicians in the Quad Cities. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit www.rivermusicexperience.org
It’s the Moulin Rouge at the Renwick Mansion in Davenport. It’s an all-inclusive event that includes heavy appetizers, desserts, cocktails, hosted bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. Cards and games on the second and third levels. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets must be ordered in advance and are limited.
Enjoy a fun evening for two celebrating at the Hyatt Place | Hyatt House with overnight accommodations to ring in the New Year! Wine & Cheese Reception – 6-7 pm; Dinner – 8 pm; Dancing (DJ) – 9 pm-1 am with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight with two souvenir glasses; Breakfast Buffet with Omelets Made to Order the next morning. New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu: Appetizer – Scallop in Shell, Salad – Apple Pomegranate Salad, Palate Cleanser – Lemon Sorbet, Dinner – 4oz Iowa premium beef tenderloin filet and 4oz fresh sea bass filet, asparagus, smashed fingerling potatoes, Dessert – Turtle Cheesecake. To make a reservation, call 800-554-9288 and ask to book the New Year’s Eve Package or book online at hyatt.com. For more information, please call 309-755-6000.
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive in Rock Island, Ill., has a lot options on New Year’s Eve starting at 11 a.m. when the All You Can Eat Lobster Tail & Prime Rib Buffet opens. The River City 6 plays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Nuclear Plowboys start playing at 9 p.m. Ring in the New Year at midnight with a ball drop and a sparkling cider toast. Or if you cannot stay up that late, there will be party favors and non-alcoholic champagne at 12 noon. For more information, visit www.jumerscasinohotel.com
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf with Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos in the Isle Ballroom. Howl2GO brings their world-famous entertainment experience to the Isle for New Year’s Eve! Their high-energy live music show is centered on the biggest party songs that will get you dancing and singing in no time. Doors open at 8 p.m.; Show at 9:30 p.m. General Admission (Standing Room Only) tickets are $15, includes a free drink. For more information and to order tickets, contact 800-THE-ISLE or www.islebettendorf.com. Also inquire about hotel packages.
The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds are having their first New Year’s Eve Bash to start off 2020. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person. Or get a VIP table for you and your friends for $200.00. Seats 8, includes a bucket of beer. Prime Rib dinner available for $25 per plate. Music by: Roadside Circus Band at 6:00 p.m.; Tomb at 8:30 p.m.; and Faithfully at 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year with Steventon’s in LeClaire. They’ll have live music by Secrets from 10 pm-2 am, a variety of hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $75 each. Please call ahead to reserve yours at 563.289.3600. Complimentary local transportation home provided.
Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band pay tribute to the birth of rock and roll at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island, Ill. Don’t miss the one salute to these stars. Tickets include dinner, show, party favors, balloon drop, and champagne toast. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the evening show begins at 9:15 p.m. For reservations, call 309-786-7733.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave. in Davenport, Iowa. Open free to the public, Balladiva performs from 9:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. with a large variety of music. All three restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve. Ruthie’s Steakhouse asks for reservations, and the Draft Day Sports Lounge and Robert’s Buffet will not be accepting reservations. For more information, visit www.rhythmcitycasino.com
Ring in the new year Prohibition style! The Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn, 100 W. 76th Street, Davenport, Iowa, is party central with two different party areas on New Year’s Eve. Dance to live music or a DJ keeping the bass pumping at the dance club 1 Hundred West with party favors, appetizers, and then a champagne toast at midnight. Their overnight packages can also include a dinner, VIP access, and New Year’s Day breakfast. Separate party tickets available. Call 563-386-6900 for reservations or visit www.steeplegateinn.com.
Ring in the roaring 2020’s and enjoy Downtown Moline in the new historic Axis Hotel! Book now to reserve your room for The Axis Hotel – Tapestry Collection by Hilton & Fifth Avenue Syndicate Bistro & Bar’s NYE party that includes: Hotel Room, Live Music featuring Scott Stowe, $100 Dining voucher for Fifth Avenue Syndicate Bistro & Bar, Bottle of Champagne, Commemorative Champagne Flute, Midnight Champagne Toast, Chef Brandon’s NYE dinner features, Acoustic New Year’s Day Brunch with Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bars. Available Package Pricing: Standard Rooms – $249; Suites – $299. Call 309-640-0060 or visit their website to book.
It’s a Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve at the Hauberg Estate. Ring in the New Year with heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne at midnight, and one drink included in your ticket price. 7 pm-1 am. Music by Lewis Knudsen with Chuck Bald on violin. $75.00 tickets on Eventbrite.com or call 309-373-5080.
Celebrate NEW YEAR’S EVE and ring in 2020 at the Figge Art Museum! Enjoy a four-course dinner presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a live performance by SOUL STORM beginning at 8 p.m. Party favors, midnight toast and VIP underground parking all included. Four course dinner will include: Appetizer Station and Bubbly Bar, Winter Endive Salad, Petit Filet Oscar with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus, and Pink Champagne Cake with Italian buttercream frosting. $100 per person – Reservations required by calling 563-345-6657.
The gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center are in winter bloom this December with 100,000 glowing lights during Winter Nights Winter Lights. There’ll be Champagne and Roses to purchase on New Year’s Eve as you enjoy the lights from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Go on a progressive party in downtown Davenport to 3 great establishments. Start at 8 pm at Me & Billy with drinks and heavy appetizers, move to Analog for some retro arcade games, and ring in the New Year at CRU. Tickets are $48 per person and can be purchased at meandbilly.com.
May your 2020 be filled with fun, laughter, love, vacations, and memories!