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Where to Celebrate the New Year in California

Wondering where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in California? Check out our suggestions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


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December 28, 2021

Happy New Year, California! 

December 31st is the only day out of the year you definitely don’t want to spend home alone. With amazing parties, dazzling fireworks, and plenty of fun to be had on the horizon, New Year in California can be an absolute blast to experience. Mark the best parties on your calendar and get ready to welcome the New Year in California like never before. After two years of holding back on celebrating big, you deserve to welcome the coming year with a big bang.

How to Spend NYE in Los Angeles

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. The best endings always have confetti.

Sail Into the New Year

The enchanting coastline of Los Angeles provides a charming backdrop to a night of partying away on New Year's Eve. Are you ready to spend NYE in Los Angeles aboard a fancy cruise? Join the Moonlight Pier Pressure party and enjoy the Marina Del Rey sights and sounds as L.A.’s top DJs spin for four hours straight. Trays of bites will be passed around the entire night, and you’ll get to go home with complimentary party favors. 

If you get a VIP ticket, you’ll also enjoy a four-course dinner, private open bar, and upgraded party favors. Over 400 people are expected to be in attendance, so hurry if you want to experience a spectacular Los Angeles New Year’s Eve.

Travel Back to the Roaring Twenties

We’re re-experiencing the Roaring Twenties, and it’s only acceptable if we party like people did back then. A very on-theme Los Angeles New Year’s Eve party is taking place at the vibrant Capture Studios on the 59th Floor of the legendary U.S. Bank Building, aka, the city’s tallest skyscraper. Titled Gatsby’s Penthouse L.A. New Year’s Eve 22, this lavish party is bound to bring back all the glitz and glamour of the era.

Get your tickets and expect amazing skyline views, awesome DJs, complimentary party favors, and one spectacular countdown experience. If you’re celebrating the New Year in California, you might as well go all out.

Our wishes for the coming year is less bitter, more glitter. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Watch the Fireworks From your Favorite Landmark

We can’t talk about NYE in Los Angeles without mentioning the grand firework extravaganzas that take place all over the city. If you’re going to be out and about on New Year’s Eve and don’t want to stick to one location, you’ll have a large selection of places from which you can have prime seats to view the fireworks. 

Some of the well-known places in L.A. that people head out to watch the fireworks on NYE include Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Observatory, Angels Point, and U.S. Bank Tower.

Where to Party in Palm Springs on New Year’s Eve

There’s no such thing as too much glitter on New Year’s. 356 new days. 365 new excuses, and the best is yet to come!

Dance the Year Away with a Star-Studded Lineup

How does a night of dancing and star-studded performances sound? Spend New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs and you get to experience it all! Buy tickets to Day One NYE 22 at Coachella Crossroads and you’ll get to dance the night away with Saweetie, Dj Diesel, Getter, E-40, and more artists. Beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting well after midnight, this awesome 21+ party is one of the best ways to welcome the New Year in California’s Palm Springs.

New year, new feels, new chances, same dreams, fresh starts. This is the beginning of anything we want.

Enjoy a Fancy Dinner

Is partying with a large crowd of twenty-somethings not quite your vibe? You’ll probably love a gourmet dinner at one of Palm Springs's many high-end restaurants. For an extravagant four-course Italian dinner, book a table at Jillian’s. You’ll have the option to indulge in beef wellington, Icelandic halibut, presidential whitefish, or roast rack of veal forestiere along with a selection of appetizers and desserts. As the clock strikes twelve, you’ll have the chance to clink your glasses in a wonderful, upscale, family-friendly Palm Springs ambiance.

Would you rather have American cuisine on your New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs? Book a table at Copley's on Palm Canyon and enjoy a romantic American dinner infused with traces of tropical and European flavors. The specially crafted dinner menu includes charred prime beef filet and lobster tail, roasted rack of Colorado lamb, roasted Scottish salmon, and so many more delicious options.

How To Celebrate San Francisco’s New Year’s Eve

Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself to be a better person.

Party 2021 Away with an Awesome DJ lineup

One of the most popular ways to spend the New Year in San Francisco is to party the night away. There are plenty taking place around town, each complete with music, dancing, and of course, a countdown until midnight. One fun party that caught our attention is the 12th annual EYE HEART NYE event by EyeHeartSF and Northern Nights Music Festival. The event is headlined by well-known DJ duo Galantis and also features a number of other artists that’ll keep you on your feet all night.

This San Francisco New Year's Eve event will take place at the Fort Mason Center on the Historic San Francisco Waterfront with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. It also includes an expanded outdoor area with a silent disco, photo opportunities, interactive art installations, and more cool features.

Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht Overlooking the S.F. Skyline

Set sail and wave goodbye to 2021 with a luxurious New Year’s yacht party on San Francisco Bay. From family-friendly journeys to fancy dinner and firework cruises, there are a number of ways to welcome the New Year in San Francisco floating along the bay.

If you like the sound of a taco bar dinner, New Year’s Eve party favors, an NYE countdown, and nonstop DJ, then join the 19th annual New Year’s Eve Yacht Party. You’ll spend a memorable San Francisco New Year's Eve overlooking the skyline from the scenic outdoor decks, making memories in the classy lounges, and dancing the night away—sounds like our kind of New Year in California.

Who needs NYE fireworks when you can shine bright yourself? There’s no such thing as sparkling too much.

Watch the Waterfront Fireworks Show

No list talking about San Francisco New Year's Eve could be complete without a mention of the famous fireworks display over the bay. Taking place south of the Ferry Building near the San Francisco Bay Bridge, this waterfront firework show is one of the most anticipated events that take place on New Year in California. Grab your loved ones and head out to the waterfront to see the marvelous fireworks light up the sky—you’ll definitely be filled with a sense of optimism and excitement as you turn the page to welcome a brand new year.

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