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New Year’s Activities in Ames

December 21, 2023

Not sure where to celebrate the New Year this holiday season? Ames has got you covered. Join in on all the fun and exciting events happening in Ames as we count down to 2024!


New Year


December 30

Sam’s Place

Start the celebrations early on Dec. 30 at Sam’s Place. Have delicious drink specials and hear a live performance by the Burnin’ Sensations!

Ames Public Library

Countdown to Noon at the Ames Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 30. Bing the whole family for crafts, a dance party, and a sparkling juice toast as you watch the clock strike 12 (p.m.)!


New Year’s Eve

Sweet Caroline’s

Celebrate New Year’s Eve all day at Sweet Caroline’s. They will be serving their full menu until 2:00 a.m. including their amazing cocktails and beers.

London Underground

Experience the New Year in 2 parts at London Underground, with a ticketed private whiskey tasting from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and a party open to the public at 9:00 p.m.

Cornbred Barbecue

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for a night full of fun! Enjoy all you can eat barbecue, champagne toasts, games, music, and dancing.

Della Viti

Bling on the New Year with Della Viti! Bring your friends and indulge in the delicious food, drinks, and fun!

The Angry Irishmen

Want a little more variety? Head to The Angry Irishmen for their New Year’s Eve Variety Spectacular. Buy tickets online or at the door for a night of burlesque, drag, and more!

Time Out

Have a night of neon at Time Outs’ Neon New Year’s Eve Party! Dress in your best neon and enjoy a tubular night with karaoke, games, and drinks starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Republic on Grand

Celebrate New Year’s in style! Delight in an elevated buffet dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and an exciting bubble party from 8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

313 Bar and Lounge

Celebrate the night with live music, drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere! Don’t forget the best part – a complimentary Night Cap Taco Bar!

Lincoln Tap (Nevada)

Rock the night away with new band HANGFIRE at Lincoln Tap in Nevada. Hear classic rock covers and original songs from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.


New Year’s Day

Ledges State Park (Madrid)

Staff and members of Friends of Ledges invite you to join on the annual First Day Hike. Celebrate the New Year and Ledges 100-year anniversary as a state park!

313 Bar and Lounge

Unwind at 313 Bar and Lounge with Manic Monday. Sip on some stellar crafted cocktails, taste some of the delicious food specials, and enjoy the vibrant music.


Written by Rachel Gantt, Marketing & Communications Intern


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