New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Looking for New Year’s Eve Celebrations?  There are quite a few ways to welcome 2020 for families or for a date night with your significant other in the Peoria area this year!

Date Night New Year’s Eve Celebrations:

The Dueling Pianos Annual New Year’s Eve Bash will take place at The Waterhouse (located at 316 SW Washington St. in Peoria) beginning at 7 pm. Featuring a two entree buffet dinner, 4 types of draft beer, 7 types of wine, premium mixed drinks, soft drinks, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and the dueling pianos show presented by Central Illinois Dueling Pianos, tickets are $89 and are available at

The Best of the Barn Christmas New Year’s Eve will be presented at the Barn III Dinner Theatre in Goodfield beginning at 7 pm. Featuring live music, dancing and a ball drop celebration as well as music from secular to sacred plus skits, tickets are $65.50 and are available by calling 309-965-2545 or visit

A New Orleans New Year will take place at the Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts (located at 1327 East Kelly Ave. in Peoria Heights) beginning at 7 pm. Featuring music from The Todd Kelly Quartet, Nathan Taylor Band and juanGoblin plus New Orleans inspired food, tickets are $60 per person and are available at

Ring-a-Ding-Ding New Year will be presented by Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N. University in Peoria) beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for all ages which includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and are available at the box office or by calling 309-688-4473. For more information, visit

A New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance will take place on the Spirit of Peoria from 6 – 10 pm. Featuring Chuck & the C-Notes with a big band sound and a a prime rib buffet, tickets are $55 for adults and $24 for children 4 – 15 and reservations are required. To make reservations and for more information, call 309-637-8000 or visit

The 2019 NYE Countdown will feature the Joe Stamm Band in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall from 9:45 – 11:45 pm followed by a countdown to 2020 a ball drop and fireworks display outside of City Hall. Admission is free. For more information, visit

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve event will take place at the Twelve Bar (located at 4500 North Prospect Road in Peoria Heights) beginning at 7 pm. Featuring PSO musicians and guest artists including Marcia Henry Liebenow and the Judy Page Project, specialty cocktails, farm-to-plate hors d’oeuvres, small plates from Edge and a champagne toast, tickets are $75 per person. For more information, visit

A Roaring 20’s Extravaganza “Fellas & Flappers” will take place at the Scottish Rite Theatre (located at 400 NE Perry in downtown Peoria) from 7:30 – 12:30 am. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, dancing to the sound of the Grand Marquis performing jazz and blues, tickets are $125. All proceeds from the event will benefit the 2020 Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair. For more information, visit

The Denim and Flannel New Year’s Eve Bash will take place at the Avanti’s Dome (located at 3401 Griffin Ave. in Pekin) beginning at 8 pm. Featuring the NATU Band and Aileeah Colgan, there will also be a cowboy/girl themed costume contest, a cornhole, a mechanical bull, gift bags for all attendees plus a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $7.50 or $60 for VIP open bar tickets. Avanti’s food and drink vendors will be available. For full details, visit

New Year’s Eve at the CAC will take place at the Contemporary Art Center featuring a dance lesson from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 1 am. Welcome in the New Year with party favors and a champagne toast. You may bring your own drinks and food. Admission is $7 for members or $10 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit

And for the runners in the area, the 19th Annual Get Lit New Year’s Eve Fun Run will take place at Folepi’s Winter Wonderland (on Par Three Lane off Springfield Road in East Peoria) beginning at 9 pm. Part of the Festival of Lights, you can run, walk or ride the lighted trolley through Folepi’s Winter Wonderland plus warm up by the bonfire and enjoy campfire treats. Entry fee is $20 per person. For more information, call 309-698-5437 or visit

Kids & Families New Year’s Eve Celebrations:

A Noon Year’s Eve: Paleo Party will take place at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (located at 2218 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria) from 10 am – 12:30 pm. Featuring Communication Junction leading sign and sing story times, kids can decorate party masks, play dinosaur themed games with prizes, dance at the Dino Stomp dance party, go a scavenger hunt in the new exhibit Fossils Rock and then at noon, celebrate the New Year with a special surprise and cupcakes. Cost is $8 for members and $16 for the public which includes admission to the Playhouse. For more information, visit

Catch the tail end of the annual Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road (located at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria) from 5 – 9 pm. The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event featuring the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. Cost is $10 for cars, $30 small buses (party, shuttle, mini & school), and $150 for full size buses. For more information, visit

A New Year’s Eve Countdown will take place at the Peoria Civic Center from 2 – 6 pm. Featuring kids activities, face painting, balloon artists, inflatable bouncers, a magician, an “instrument petting zoo” presented by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, a performance by the Peoria Notre Dame drumline followed by a children’s ball drop at 6 pm.  Admission is free. For more information, visit

Remember, in addition to New Year’s Eve Celebrations, you can always find Peoria area events & entertainment on our Events Calendar!