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Here is a list of local New Year's activities submitted by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On Thursday, December 31, the Quad City Mallards' special New Year's Eve celebration will include not only an on-ice battle with the Muskegon Lumberjacks at 6:05 pm but also the chance for 1,000 fans to ring in the New Year while wearing free Mallards baseball caps.  As the game will start just after midnight London time, the Mallards will also ring in the New Year in British style that evening.  The Mallards will count down to the start of the new year at 6:00 p.m. Central Time/12:00 a.m. British time and throughout the game the evening will carry the flavour of merry old England as the Mallards put on the Quad Cities' only British New Years' celebration.  The Mallards are part of the International Hockey League and play at the i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr. in downtown Moline, Illinois.  For more information and to order tickets, contact 309-762-2000 or www.myqcmallards.com.

 

It's a New Year's Eve Special at Ski Snowstar on Sunday to ski, snowboard, or tube at this winter sports park. An all-evening lift ticket is just $15.00.  Enjoy an all-you-can-eat appetizer smorgasbord from 7-9 pm for $5.00.  There will also be fireworks at 9 pm!  Ski Snowstar is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Ski Snowstar is located at 9800 128th St. W. in Andalusia, Illinois.  For more information, call 800-383-4002 or visit www.skisnowstar.com.

 

On New Year's Eve, get hypnotized with Dr. Jim Wand at Penguin's Comedy Club in the Freight House Complex, 421 W. River Dr. in downtown Davenport, IA.  Dr. Jim Wand is considered to be one of the top hypnotic entertainers in the world today. He has worked with Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Carrot Top and Larry The Cable Guy to mention a few.  Shows are at 7:30 pm and 10 pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 563-324-5233 or www.qcfreighthouse.com.

 

Spend your New Year's Eve at the Redstone Room with the Family Groove Company.  The Family Groove Company is a four-piece band from Chicago that plays an infectious, fresh sound the band calls "groove informed jazz/rock".  Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.  There will also be a countdown at midnight.  Tickets are $10.  Contact the Redstone Room at 563-326-1333 or www.redstoneroom.com.  The Redstone Room is located at 129 Main St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa. 

 

The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf is proud to present The Travoltas LIVE on stage at the adjacent Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street, on New Year's Eve.  To fully appreciate The Travoltas, you must possess three crucial elements: a passion for sequins, flared pants, and tacky colors; a no-holds-barred love for funk and disco; and finally the ability to endure psychedelic lights and colors that accompany the band.  Doors open at 9 pm, and the band takes the stage at 9:30 pm and will play all the way through midnight with one intermission.  There will be a countdown to the New Year during the concert and a Fun Balloon Drop at Midnight!  Tickets are $30 before December 18th and $40 after December 18th.  The Red Eye Package is available for $35.99 before December 18th or $47.99 after December 18th.  The "Red Eye" Package includes a Breakfast buffet open from 11 pm to 2 am after the concert.  Ask about their hotel packages.  For more information and to order tickets, contact 800-THE-ISLE or www.theislebettendorf.com

 

Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse is a beautifully restored Vaudeville-era theater and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  They are hosting a special evening performance of Holly Jolly Christmas.  Doors open at 7:15 pm.  There will be a wine fountain and strawberries in the lobby, and get a souvenir photo taken of each party.  Enjoy a five course dinner served at the table, before the Bootlegger Preshow and "Holly Jolly Christmas."  Then countdown to the New Year complete with hats, noise makers, balloon drop, and champagne toast.  Circa ‘21 is located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.  Call 309-786-7733 for reservations or visit www.circa21.com.

 

New Year's Eve Hotel Party Packages

Best Western Steeplegate Inn – $209.99 overnight accommodations.  Includes gourmet dinner buffet for two, dance to the live music of 50 Pound Rooster, party favors, champagne toast, hot breakfast buffet for two, and late check-out.  Call 563-386-6900 for reservations.  Address – 100 W. 76th St., Davenport, IA.

 

Bettendorf Holiday Inn – Celebrate the New Year with appetizers, a three-entrée buffet, dancing to the DJ, champagne toast at midnight, complimentary gift basket, and breakfast for two at the on-site Bennigan's.  It's only $199 per couple.  Call 563-323-1484 for reservations.  Address – 909 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA.

 

Clarion Hotel – Gold Package $259 (Jacuzzi suite); Silver Package $229 (poolside room); Bronze Package $189 (standard room).  Includes overnight accommodations for 2, hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 pm and Prime Rib dinner at 7:30 pm, dancing and entertainment by Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls, champagne toast at midnight, breakfast pizza served at 12:30 am, breakfast buffet in the Brady Street Bistro on New Year's Day.  Call the hotel directly at (563) 391-1230 for reservations.  Address – 5202 Brady St., Davenport, IA.

 

The Lodge Hotel – Enjoy a Wine & Cheese Reception from 7:00-7:30PM, Dinner served at 7:30PM, Complimentary party favors, Champagne toast, Luxurious accommodations for two, DJ playing your favorites, New Year's Day deluxe breakfast buffet served from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Only $179 per couple or come for the dinner and dance only for $80.  Call 563-359-7141 for reservations.  Address – 900 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA.

 

Radisson Quad City Plaza – Celebrate with a scrumptious dinner at their on-site restaurant with garlic herb encrusted Iowa prime rib, Southwestern swordfish, lobster stuffed prawns, and delicious sides.  Served starting at 5 pm.  Call 563-322-2200 for reservations.  Address – 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA.

 

Ramada in Moline – Party with the kids with a balloonist and face painter from 8 PM-12 AM in the Atrium for registered guests.  Then, there is a DJ in the hotel's lounge for 21 years and up.  On New Year's Day, enjoy a breakfast buffet at $6.99 per person from 11 AM-1 PM.  Call 309-762-8811 for reservations.  Address – 6902 27th St., Moline, IL.

 

For more overnight packages, visit www.visitquadcities.com.

 

New Year's Day – January 1, 2010

Attend the 9th Annual Hangoverfest at the Cordova Dragway Park to rev up the New Year.  The Hangoverfest is designed mostly for street driven vehicles with racing open for everyone.  Gates open at 10 a.m. with test-n-tune and grudge racing starting at 11 a.m.  Race or watch for only $10.  In addition to the racing there is FREE aspirin for those who overindulged the night before and $1 Bloody Mary's for those 21 and over and not racing.  Cordova Dragway is located at 19425 IL Route 84 North, Cordova, Illinois.  For more information, call 309-654-2110 or visit www.cordovadrag.com.

 

Or, be the first one in the Mississippi River with the Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club for the First In Float at 1:00 pm at the Marquette Street boat ramp in Davenport, Iowa.  For more information, visit http://www.rivers-end.org/saukenuk/

 

For more information about the Quad Cities and more holiday events, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at www.visitquadcities.com.