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Looking for some New Year's Eve festivities? We have options for all ages

The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is tested atop the roof of One Times Square on the day before New Year's Eve celebrations in the Manhattan borough of New York December 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is tested atop the roof of One Times Square on the day before New Year's Eve celebrations in the Manhattan borough of New York December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Here’s a sampling of the fun that awaits as we ring in 2019.

MUSIC

THE FAMOUS MOCKINGBIRD, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion. Heatbox: A New Year Celebration, 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday (12/30); $15 advance, $18 door, Thefamousmockingbird.com/live-performances/

THE MILL, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Irish New Year Party with Wylde Nept, 4 to 7 p.m.; $10. New Year’s Eve Benefit with Psalm One, Angel Davanport and James Cam’ron, 10 p.m. Monday (12/31); $12 advance, $15 show day, Icmill.com/?page_id=5

WILD HOGS SALOON & EATERY, 350 Commercial Dr., Walford. Two events Monday (12/31). County Linemen Band, 3 to 7 p.m.; The Boys, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with party favors and midnight toast. Wildhogssaloon.com/

PARTIES

BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. SOLD OUT: New Year’s Eve Party & Fireworks, 9 p.m. Monday (12/1) to 1 a.m. Facebook.com/events/262787221262804/

CAUCHO, 1202 Third St. SE, Suite 102, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve: #Letsparty, 4:30 p.m. Monday (12/31) to 1 a.m. Free admission. Also, $30 three course prix fixe menu; sparkling wine toast at midnight; DJ Slim Pickins’; door prizes; tacos and more. Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101371-new-year-s-eve-letsparty-caucho

CEDAR RIDGE DISTILLERY & WINERY, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. New Year’s Eve Pre-Party, Saturday (12/29); $20. Complimentary cocktail upon arriving; appetizers 6 to 7 p.m.; winery & distillery tour before the show; Funk Daddies, 7 to 10 p.m. Crwine.com/product-category/events/

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CEDAR RAPIDS CONVENTION COMPLEX, 350 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Classic Rock New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m. Monday (12/31); $70. Project X, 8 p.m., Electric Shock follows. Facebook.com/events/518964588583853/

FILMSCENE, 118 E. College St., Suite 101, Iowa City. “The Artist”: A Parisian New Year, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday (12/31), $20 to $25, with French music and pastries, toast at 5 p.m. (midnight Paris time), livestream of the Eiffel Tower, followed by screening of “The Artist.” Icfilmscene.org/series-special-events/

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LONGBRANCH, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve Celebration, Monday (12/31) Dinner and dance, $30 per person. Dances: Dogs on Skis, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., main lounge; Flock of Funk, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., grand ballroom; party favors in both sites. Reservations: (319) 377-6386. Thelongbranch.com/restaurants/events/

THE TYCOON, 427 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve Party, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday (12/31); ages 21 and over. DJ playing hits from the ’80s to today. No cover charge.

VUE ROOFTOP, 328 S. Clinton St., Suite A, Iowa City. New Year’s Eve ’80s Party, 7 p.m. Monday (12/31) to 2 a.m.; $125. Steak & seafood dinner; ’80s music by Plastic Relations; party favors; balloon drop at midnight; ’80s attire encouraged. Ticket-only event; no walk-ins. Tickets: Vuerooftop-ic.com/nye

DINNERS

CEDAR RIDGE DISTILLERY & WINERY, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. NYE Pairing Dinner, seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. Monday (12/31), $65 per person. Signature cocktail upon arriving, four gourmet dinner courses paired with Iowa varietal wines. Crwine.com/product-category/events/

RAPID CREEK CIDERY, 4823 Dingleberry Rd. NE, Iowa City. Seatings at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday (12/31); five courses served family style for the table; $70 per person; optional drink pairing $35 per person. Rapidcreekcidery.com/event/new-years-eve-dinner/

CASINOS

MISSISSIPPI MOON BAR, Diamond Jo Casino, 301 Bell St., Dubuque. Dueling Pianos from Chicago, 8 p.m. Monday (12/31), with balloon drop, party favors, midnight toast; $10 to $20, box office, (563) 690-4800 or Moonbarrocks.com

Q2 CASINO, 1855 greyhound park Rd., Dubuque. Boy Band Review, 9 p.m. Monday (12/31); $10, standing room only, at Guest Services or QCasinoAndHotel.com

RIVERSIDE CASINO, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve, with free music, party favors, midnight Champagne toast Monday (12/31). Event Center: Synergy, 9 p.m. Show Lounge: The Moods, 5:30 p.m., Final Mix Band, 9:30 p.m. Buffet: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday (12/31), Robert’s Buffet, $23.99. Riversidecasinoandresort.com

KID-FRIENDLY

AIRFX TRAMPOLINE PARK, 1100 N. 18th Ave., Hiawatha. New Year’s Eve Party, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Monday (12/31). Cost: $25, includes jump time, grip socks, Lazer Frenzy tokens, large fountain drink, party favors (while supplies last) and giveaways throughout the night. Details: Facebook.com/AirFXTrampolinePark/

BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Kids’ New Year’s Eve at the Grove, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday (12/31). Kids’ playlist of music, disco ball dance floor, party hats and favors, balloon drop at 6 p.m.; free. Also: pancake buffet, 4 to 6 p.m., $6.50 kids, $10 adults. Facebook.com/pg/BigGroveBreweryIC/events/

CEDAR RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY, 450 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 a.m. to noon Monday (12/31). Balloon drop and entertainment by Chad Elliott and his Wilderman’s Treetop. Admission: Free. Details: Crlibrary.org

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ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1595 Dows St., Ely. Noon Year’s Eve Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (12/31). Lunch served 11 to 11:30 a.m., followed by games. Free, but registration required at (319) 848-7616 or Ely.lib.ia.us

HY-VEE COLLINS ROAD, 279 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Kids’ free Noon Year’s Eve party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (12/31). Hot chocolate bar, face painting, balloon animals, cookie decorating, photo backdrop with props, balloon drop; first 100 kids during this event will receive a party hat, beads and noise maker. Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101643-kids-noon-years-eve-party-hy-vee-collins-rd

IOWA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, inside Coral Ridge Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday (12/31). Included in daily admission; hats, noisemakers and noon balloon drop. Details: Theicm.org/event/noon-years-eve-celebration/

IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Sunday Funday: New Year’s Eve Crafts, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (12/30). Make hats, noisemakers, and resolution booklets. Free; Calendar.icpl.org/events/15801/sunday-fun-day-new-years-eve-crafts

IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Noon Year’s Eve Party, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday (12/31). Crafts, games, dancing, balloons. Admission: Free. Details: Calendar.icpl.org/events/15790/noon-years-eve-party

PLAY STATION, 200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Kids New Year’s Eve Party, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (12/31). Goody bags for kids, live DJ, face painting, balloon artist, giveaways. Cost: $12 ages 1 to 15, free for adults. Details: Facebook.com/events/2205664943088146/

WESTDALE BOWLING, 2020 Scotty Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids. Noon Year’s Eve, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday (12/31). Two hours of all-you-can-bowl either 1 to 3 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m., with free shoe rental, prizes, punch toast. Cost: $10. Details: Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101509-noon-years-eve-westdale-bowling-center-lazer-tag

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