The Ultimate New Year’s Eve 2018 Weekend Party Master List

Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. If your goal of 2019 is to celebrate the new year in a big way, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to do so across Stephenson County on Monday night right here. Discover where some of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties are taking place across the region below in this ultimate New Years Eve master party list.

From all of us here, we’re wishing you a year full of happiness and prosperity.  Happy New Year.


New Year’s Eve Weekend
Jeremy McComb With Special Guest Rick Huckaby

Hosted by Logan’s Bar & Grill
Thursday at 7 PM – 10:30 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Jeremy McComb With Special Guest Rick Huckaby will be coming to Freeport, IL and performing at Logan’s. It’s a Thursday night and the music starts at 7pm!

Rick played acoustic guitar in Tracy Lawrence’s band for 5 years! Rick also wrote the top 20 single released by Trace Adkins in 2008, “Muddy Water”.


Tom & Larry Show at Logan’s

Logan’s Bar & Grill
Friday at 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

The Tom & Larry Show back at Logan’s — Playing all your old favorites while you dine. Stop by for dinner or drinks and listen to the music!



Hosted by Benchwarmers
Friday at 8:30 PM – 12 AM
2143 W Galena Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

DJ / Karaoke


Comedy Night at Wayside

Hosted by Wayside Saloon
Saturday at 8 PM – 11 PM
Wayside Saloon
1802 Crossroads Lane, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Mark your calendars for December 29th and join us for another great night of Comedy. Can Rowe and Mikey Mason will be here! Tickets are on sale now! They will be $13 through December 26th. They will go up to $16 until the 29th. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions (815) 233-6292.


Logan’s Weekend Long Dinner For Two, New Year’s Eve Celebration

Logan’s Bar & Grill
Saturday at 4 PM – 9 PM
Monday at 4 PM – 9 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Dinner for Two only $70 (that is just $35 per person for all this greatness) Three entrees, four sides, two dessert, one bottle of champagne and live music. (Regular menu is offered both nights as well) We encourage reservations as we cannot guarantee walk in seating in our decorated dining area with music (we fill up quickly!). Cannot wait to see you on Saturday Dec. 29th or Monday Dec. 31st or BOTH!!

Entree choices (one for you, one for your date and one to share!)

8oz lobster tail
1lb crab legs
14oz ribeye
14oz prime rib
8oz Sirloin
Grilled shrimp
4pc Cod (grilled, fried or two of each)
Popcorn shrimp
Pork Chop with cinnamon apples
Smothered Chicken
Shrimp Scampi

Side Choices:: pick 4 (two for you, two for your date)

Baked potato
Sweet Potato
Mashed potatoes
Fresh Vegetable (broccoli, carrots & cauliflower)
Cottage cheese
Tossed salad
Cup of soup or chili

Dessert choices:: pick 2

A slice of homemade pie: Peach, apple, cherry, banana cream or lemon meringue.
A slice of cheesecake: Plain, Cherry or Strawberry
A slice of homemade double chocolate cake
A slice of homemade carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting

Bottle of champagne: pick one!!
Verde Sparkling Regular
Verde Sparkling Strawberry
Verde Sparkling Raspberry

Saturday Evening (December 29th)
Mr. Ed will be playing 5-9pm

Monday Evening (December 31st)
Chase Sieting will be playing 5-9pm


Mr. Ed at Logans – End of Year Celebration!

Hosted by Mr. Ed and Logan’s Bar & Grill
Saturday at 5 PM – 9 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032


New Years Bash with “Spotted Dog”

Hosted by Jerods Bar and Grill
Saturday at 9 PM – 1 AM
Jerods Bar and Grill
10 W Market St, Shannon, Illinois 61078

Celebrate the coming of the New Year with us and Spotted Dog! live rock & roll show with Tom Sweeney, Eric Kuhl and Dale Diddens, featuring 60’s & 70’s rock! 9p.m. til 1a.m.

All 12 oz domestic beers $2.00! All Dr shots $2.00! wow!! And a champagne toast at midnight! And the fun doesn’t end here! We will also be open Monday to ring in the New Year with SAME DRINK SPECIALS!!! And a champagne toast at midnight!


Mark Frazer Acoustic Sunday 12/30 2-4pm

Hosted by Wayside Saloon
Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM
Wayside Saloon
1802 Crossroads Lane, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Mark Frazer Acoustic!! Sunday 12/23 2-4pm


On New Year’s Eve
Chase Sieting at Logan’s

Logan’s Bar & Grill
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 9 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Chase is a singer/songwriter from Peoria, IL


New Years Eve Parties – Family and More!

Hosted by 4 Seasons Bowling Center and Jumpin Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill
Dec 31 at 1 PM – Jan 1, 2019 at 12:30 AM
4 Seasons Bowling Center
1100 W Galena Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Bring in 2019 in style at The 4 Seasons with all of your family and friends. We have something for everyone on the last day of 2018.

Roll in the New Year with our “Family New Years” parties.
Unlimited family bowling FUN! Rental shoes are included with a Large Pizza, Pitcher of Soda, New Years Countdown with a “Sparkling Toast” and Party Favors. 9 pins down = a STRIKE! FUN games and contests with prizes… and ALL AGES are welcome!

From 1pm-4pm – you can get a lane for only $39/lane.
From 5pm-8pm – you can get a lane for only $49/lane.
(up to 6 people per lane!)


The HUGE Countdown Party begins at 8:30pm.

UNLIMITED BOWLING, Appetizer Buffet of food, New Years Countdown with Champagne (or juice), party favors, games, contests, music and fun! 9-pins down = a STRIKE and shoes are included. FUN. FUN. FUN… and all for only $59/lane (up to 6 people per lane – which means less than $10/person!).

Want 2 lanes for a bigger party? – How about $99 for 2 lanes!!!

Pre-pay for your lane to make sure you are not shut out as we plan to sell out the entire day/night. Sign up TODAY!


Mimmo’s New Years Karaoke

Hosted by Jerry Bender Music
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9 PM – 1 AM
Downtown Foreston, Ill

Deb and Jerry will be singing your favorite songs along with Karaoke for are customers.


New Years Eve Mulligan’s Bar & Grill

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 9 PM
Mulligan’s Bar & Grill
106 E Railroad St, Lena, Illinois 61048

Why wouldn’t you want to ring in the New Year with us? We’ve got a special menu available for one night only.

8oz Filet grilled to your perfection. $20.99
Stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon. Wow. $13.99

Each comes with a twice baked potato, French green beans, and a side salad.

Make a reservation as quantities are limited.

Then get ready to dance till you drop with our DJ from 9-12:30. We’ll have champagne and party favors as we butcher, I mean sing, Auld Lang Syne as 2018 ends and 2019 begins.


New Years Eve @ Best Dam Bar with The Crunchy Frogs

Hosted by The Crunchy Frogs Band
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9 PM – 1 AM
Best Dam Bar
13965 Best Rd, Davis, Illinois 61019

The Crunchy Frogs are bringing in 2019 Froggy Style at Best Dam Bar in Davis IL Dec 31st from 9pm – 1am. Come close out the holidays and welcome in the new year with us and bring your friends! We can’t wait to see you there.


Masquerade Ball / New Year’s 2019 @ Dave’s Place

Hosted by Dave’s Place
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9 PM – 2 AM
Dave’s Place
121 N Broad St, Lanark, Illinois 61046

Join us for the Masquerade Ball & bringing in 2019 at Dave’s Place!

Champagne Toast as always!

D.J. Shdow 9:30 to 1:30 with a countdown to the New Year!!
Get dressed up, get a mask, & party into the new year in style!

Lots of drinks specials!

Bags-Pool-Online Darts-AHoles-Slots… something for everyone!


New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga

Hosted by Your Core Being
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Your Core Being
107 W Main St, Freeport, Illinois 61032

The year comes now to a close. Sometimes the end of the year brings with it some regrets, some sorrow, but often it’s exhilarating and enlivening as we realize we get to start another year – another 365 days to live and be present in this world! What do you need to release from this year? What do you wish to create or manifest in the year to come?

Join us as we bid farewell to 2018. Experience a healing, releasing ritual, create your Sankalpa (Sanskrit: संकल्प) means an intention formed by the heart and mind — a solemn vow, determination, or will. In practical terms a Sankalpa means a one-pointed resolve to focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal. A Sankalpa is a tool meant to harness the will, and to focus and harmonize mind and body.). Relax and restore with Yoga Nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep) a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. Sometimes called “sleep of the yogis).

Beautiful Music. The Glow of Candlelight. Your Body. Your Breath.

Come. Be Still With Us.

$15 drop-in, or part of your monthly or Bakers Dozen. Please register in advance.


NYE Dress to Impress

Hosted by Grand River Hall
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 12 AM
Grand River Hall
101 South Liberty Street, 6th Floor, Freeport, Illinois Tickets

Ring in 2019 with us at Grand River Hall! $25 gets you in the door and includes savory appetizers, entertainment by Back Country Roads Unplugged, one drink ticket, a Back Country Roads coozie, and a champagne toast at midnight!

Doors open at 6:30PM with the band playing from 8PM-10PM. Bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the DJ from 10PM-12AM.

Wear your best, and dress to impress! Limited tickets are available, so don’t wait too long to purchase! You won’t want to miss this party!

*You must have a physical ticket or your emailed ticket with the QR code on hand in order to enter!

*21 and over event


New Years Eve at The Rafters

Hosted by The Rafters Restaurant, Catering & Events
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 4 PM – 10 PM
The Rafters Restaurant, Catering & Events
9426 W Wagner Rd, Lena, Illinois 61048

Join us New Years Eve at The Rafters for a night of dining, drinks and dancing!

We will be offering our Special Limited Menu with featured entrees and desserts!

We’ll also have LIVE music by our friend Kris Valkema in the bar from 8-11!!

Call for reservations 815-369-5330


New Year’s Eve Bash! Eagle’s Club

1200 W Galena Ave Freeport Monday Dec 31, 2018
Surf & Turf – Filet Mignon & Lobster / Shrimp Dine from 5 – 8 pm – Reservations Preferred Filet & Lobster $34.95 – Filet & Shrimp $ 24.95 – Salmon $13.95 – Filet Mignon $19.95 – Rib Eye $19.95 – Grilled Shrimp $14.95 Dance & Celebrate with DJ Steve – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Signature Lounge NYE PARTY

Hosted by Signature Lounge Freeport
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7 PM
Signature Lounge Freeport
225 W Main St, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Tickets info & Information contact Signature Lounge

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