Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Dells

friends toasting champaign on new year's eve

The New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and there is so much to look forward to in the coming 2020. A well-spent NYE is always a great time to reflect, renew, and kick all the negativity out of your life. Whether you’re spending New Year’s Eve with friends, family, or any other way, we hope you enjoy your transition into 2020. Here are some places in the Dells to help you celebrate:

For Families:

Chula Vista Resort

Celebrate and ring in the new year in style, with options for all ages and party guests. For the adults, a 21+ party with dancing and drinks ‘til we meet the New Year face to face. Then for the littles ones, a predictable and safe night of carnival games, crafts, a balloon drop, prizes, food, and fun.

Kalahari Resort

Fuel your night with Kalahari’s New Year’s Eve buffet complete with Prime Rib, Smoked Suckling Pig, Oysters, and other delicious chilled and hot enhancements. Be sure to save room for the dessert station, including the ever-popular Kalahari Chocolate Fountain Extravaganza! Something you don’t want to miss as you ring in 2020. Join the impressive party with Kalahari providing a midnight frenzy of light, sound, and color as the whole resort counts down to midnight.

Palace Theater

Chicago band Funk Avenue brings all the hot hits from the ’70s and ’80s to the Rockin’ Retro New Year’s Eve Party. Come dressed in ’70s and ’80s costumes, not required, but highly encouraged. With a surf and turf dinner, champagne toast, a balloon drop at midnight, and dancing, what more could you ask for?

Wilderness Resort

Offering a New Year’s Eve Party exclusively for guests of the Wilderness. Offering not just one but two exclusive DJ dance parties that are sure to make you move! Enjoy complimentary party favors, delicious punch, and a balloon drop at midnight! There will also be a New Year’s Eve photo area for group photos or that perfect selfie for your feed.

For the 21+ Crowd:

Grateful Shed Truckyard

Join the Shed for the newest Dells tradition with an epic party and the best ball drop in the Midwest – no cover, free shuttle, drink specials, live music, DJ, and games to keep you busy all night long. Party like the VIP you believe yourself to be by reserving a table, truck bed, or VW Bus. NYE party package includes two bottles of alcohol, a “Champagne of beers” toast at midnight with Miller High Life, and other party favors.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells

Celebrate the Roaring 20’s at Ho-Chunk Gaming on New Year’s Eve. A day full of activities, food, drawings, and a free concert featuring Madison County, Cherry Pie, and DJ Rozz.

The Reef @ Bobbers

At the Reef Nightclub, the party doesn’t stop until 5 in the morning! If you’re not looking to be out quite that late, show up for dinner at Bobbers (reservations required). As the clock gets closer to midnight there will be a live countdown, balloon drop, disco ball drop, and a toast to ring in the new year. VIP areas are limited so you should call now to reserve a spot for you and your crew.


If you’re looking for an all-you-care-to-drink, Sandbar is the place to be. For $25 you get a wristband good for all the rail cocktails and domestic beer you want, from 6 pm until close. With unlimited drinks, you should have enough courage to join in on the karaoke happening all night long. There will be a FREE champagne toast and the kitchen doesn’t close until the bar does.

Showboat Saloon & Mama’s Garage

The party this New Year’s Eve marks 16 years at Showboat Saloon. Multiple DJs, party favors, and no cover charge are just some of the reasons Showboat is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. There will also be free shuttles, so you don’t have to worry about driving home after a night out.

From all of us at Vector & Ink we wish you safe and very Happy New Year!