New Year's Eve Celebration

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Plan for a night of celebration at The Merrill Hotel this New Year's Eve! We're throwing another grand party in our Mississippi Ballroom and you're invited for a night of food, cocktails, and live entertainment from Midwest Dueling Pianos! Double the pianos means double the fun as we roll into 2024!

The hotel's ticketed 21+ celebration begins in the beautiful 6th floor ballroom with live music from Quad Cities own Scott Stowe as hors d’oeuvres and bites will be served from Maxwell’s On The River. Cash bars will be available throughout the night to be enjoyed as Midwest Dueling Pianos perform a unique and interactive show beginning at 9:15 pm offering wildly entertaining music and comedy.

The New Year's Eve Celebration is open to hotel guests, visitors, and locals alike. Join us for the party as we kiss 2023 good bye and welcome in the new year!

Event Tickets Guest Room Reservation

To qualify for the discounted room rate, a New Year's Eve Celebration ticket must be purchased.



  • $150 Per Person 
  • $89 Per Person Entertainment Only (after 9pm Admission. Includes 2 Drink Tickets, Sparkling Wine Toast, Sweet Treats, Gourmet Coffee & Hot Chocolate Bar)
  • $1,200 Reserved Table for 8 People + 2 Bottles of Sparkling Wine



  • 7:00 pm Doors Open
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live Music by Scott Stowe, Heavy Hors D'oeuvres & Assorted Food Stations
  • 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dessert, Gourmet Coffee & Hot Chocolate Bar
  • 9:15 pm - 12:30 am Midwest Dueling Pianos
  • Midnight Toast



  • 2 Drink Tickets Per Person
  • Party Favors
  • Passed Hors D'oeuvres & Assorted Food Stations
  • Cash Bar
  • Live Entertainment from Dueling Pianos
  • Chef's Choice of Sweet Treats, Gourmet Coffee & Hot Chocolate Bar
  • Midnight Toast



  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Oysters on the Half Shell with Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Citrus
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pita Points
  • Loaded Boursin Mac and Cheese Station
  • Slow Roasted Sirloin Carving Station
  • Assorted Dessert Station and Coffee Station



Make it a New Year's Eve to remember with a stay at our award-winning hotel! Add a Standard Guest Room starting at $139.00 (plus tax) for the night of Sunday, December 31. Check in begins at 4:00 pm so you'll have plenty of time to prepare and get glamourous for the evening and be sure to stop by Maxwell's On The River to enjoy pre-event cocktails or a fantastic dinner. Add on the night of Monday, January 1 for only $50.00 more (plus tax) per night!

Make Your Reservation

To qualify for the discounted room rate, a New Year's Eve Celebration ticket must be purchased.



From Muscatine native Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks, the artful cuisine of Maxwell's On The River is poised to please with an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable fare. The new classic American food + drink menu showcases the finest in Muscatine dining with sweeping Mississippi River views. Advance reservations are encouraged. 

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