6 New Year’s Eve in Des Moines 2021


New Years EveCheers to 2022!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family or get out for the night. Daytime activities for the kiddos let them be involved without having to extent bedtime.

Ready to party the night away? There’s lots of fun to be had around Des Moines. And of course, you could do both day and night to make the most of saying goodbye to 2021!

New Year’s Eve in Des Moines

Countdown to Noon at Warrior Lanes | Waukee
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Get your lane now for their annual New Year’s Eve party. You’ll get 2 hours of glow bowling and shoes for up to 5 guests, a large single topping pizza, a pitcher of soda, party favors and a special countdown at Noon. Mom approved music and alcohol-free!

Hop-A-Lot NYE Party | Merle Hay Mall
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.NYE

Hop your way into the new year! A perfect way for the kids to burn some energy if you are looking for a quiet post-event night. Balloon drop at 7:30 p.m.!

New Year’s Eve Pops: The Music of Elton John | Des Moines Civic Center
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with the greatest hits of Elton John, Starring Michael Cavanaugh and backed by the full orchestra power of your Des Moines Symphony. Tickets range from $40 to-95.

KGGO New Year’s Eve Blood Drive | various locations
Times vary by location.

Stop by one of the five metro locations on New Year’s Eve morning to give blood. And bonus, they’re rewarding blood donors who donate at this blood drive with a long-sleeved Sleighin’ It shirt!

Parents’ Night Out: New Year’s Eve | MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

A very special version of Parents Night Out to close out the year 2021! Extended hours will give parents the opportunity to take a little more time to close out the year. There will be an early balloon drop, fun NYE-themed activities and crafts, glow-in-the-dark dance party, open playtime, snacks, and of course a pizza party.

New Year’s Eve Palooza | Johnston Library
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drop-in anytime for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration. Follow a scavenger hunt throughout the library and earn prizes as you go. Create a party hat, earn 2022 glasses, and finish the day off with a fun photo at the photo booth! Open to kids of all ages and they’re grown-ups.

Know of another fun NYE event? Let us know in the comments!

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