New Year’s Eve Parties in California

There is no better way to ring in the new year than with a bang at one of 10 New Year’s Eve parties in California. From a late-night soirée at Gatsby’s Penthouse to a New Year’s Day pajama party, the following are the top events in honor of 2023. 

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Hard Rock NYE 2023: Glitz & Glam 

San Diego

Back for its second year and bigger than ever, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is throwing a massive NYE Glitz & Glam bash. With tickets starting at $50, guests can enjoy an event with three hotel floors transformed into the ultimate party destination leading up to the roof. The evening will feature DJs like DJ Karma and Ship Wreck, VIP lounges, an open bar, light bites and a night to remember. The event is for 21-plus and kicks off on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. To learn more about Hard Rock NYE 2023: Glitz & Glam, visit eventbrite.com.

Happy Does! Pajama Party

San Diego 

Keep the party going on New Year’s Day at Happy Does! Pajama Party at Gaslamp in San Diego. The bar welcomes everyone to celebrate in their favorite sleeping attire starting as early as 6 a.m. The party is a family-friendly event and will feature breakfast and brunch bites, hot cocoa, mixed drinks and a $500 gift card to the best pajama-wearing participants. To learn more about Happy Does! Pajama Party, visit happydoesbar.com

Topside ‘Til Midnight

Huntington Beach

Check out Topside in Huntington Beach for Topside’ Til Midnight, a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a selection of signature cocktails all night long, a DJ and an indulgent lineup of midnight brunch bites, including spicy fried chicken sliders, caviar fries, cinnamon French toast sticks and a sweet treat from the doughnut wall. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. and will run until 1 a.m. Tickets are $45 per person and include one drink and access to the brunch buffet. To learn more about Topside’ Til Midnight, visit eventbrite.com.  

Roaring 23′ Bash at Ember & Rye

Roaring ’23 Bash at Ember & Rye

Carlsbad 

Park Hyatt Aviara’s signature dining destination, Ember & Rye, is gearing up to give guests and visitors one of the most perfect New Year’s Eve parties in California at its late-night Roaring ’23 bash. The night will feature dinner and dessert, followed by live entertainment, Cognac tastings, casino tables, photo booths to capture the magic and so much more in honor of the holiday. Tickets for dinner and the after-party start at $375 per person while admission to the party start at $225. To learn more about the Roaring ’23 Bash at Ember & Rye, visit parkhyattaviara.com

Vedanza’s New Years Eve Gala

Carlsbad

Ring in 2023 at Vedanza’s New Year’s Eve Gala for the second year in a row. Like the previous year, the gala will feature a night of 50/50 salsa and bachata dancing featuring spins from Super DJ Robby, DJ Mambo and DJ OROD. Dinner and refreshments will be available, in addition to a midnight Champagne toast and party favors. The fun begins are 6 p.m. and will run until 1:30 a.m. Be sure to dress to impress; this is a black-tie affair, with tickets starting at $99 per person. To learn more about Vedanza’s New Year’s Eve Gala, visit vedanza.com

Moonshine Beach 

San Diego 

Let loose, dance and party your way into 2023 at one of San Diego’s top country bars, Moonshine Beach. The spot offers one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in California, with unforgettable live music performances, your favorite drinks and a great time. Coriander, SoCal’s premier party band, will play some tunes while you dance the night away in confetti. Tickets are $50 at the door, and the party begins at 8 p.m. To learn more about the holiday at Moonshine Beach, visit moonshinebeachsd.com

Gatsby’s Penthouse

Gatsby’s Penthouse

Los Angeles

With skyline views of Downtown LA, four hours of premium open bar, a variety of DJs, raffle prizes, casino tables, party favors, a live countdown and so much more to keep the party hoppin’ all night long—there is no better way to celebrate the roaring 20’s. Gatsby’s Penthouse is 21-plus, with tickets starting as low as $169 per person. The celebration will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 2 a.m. To learn more about Gatsby’s Penthouse, visit eventbrite.com.

NYElectric 

Irvine

Located at the Irvine Marriott, NYElectric will be the spot to be for the holiday in Orange County, with four hours of premium drinks from an open bar, three local DJs setting the perfect dance vibe, a stadium-sized LED wall displaying the countdown and more. Be sure to dress your best, bring your dancing shoes and celebrate the last night of 2022 in style. Tickets start at $95 per person, and NYEletric is 21-plus. To learn more about NYElectric, visit eventbrite.com.

Moonshine Flats

San Diego 

If you are looking for a more intimate celebration, stop at Moonshine Flats in San Diego for a night of live music, dancing, drinks and light bites starting at 8 p.m. Cassie B Project, a local artist with unmatched vocals, will take the stage and perform all your favorite Top 40 covers throughout the night starting at 10 p.m. To party your way into January at Moonshine Flats, tickets are $60 at the door. To learn more about New Year’s at Moonshine Flats, visit moonshineflats.com.  

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W Hotel San Francisco Mega New Year’s Eve Party

San Francisco

A massive New Year’s Eve party is taking place at W Hotel San Francisco with a lineup of fun including four separate rooms with 10 different DJs, an open bar all night long, a midnight ball drop in each room, a photo booth, red carpet, party favors, a variety of dancers and drummers providing live entertainment and so much more for the perfect night. The party starts at 9 p.m. and will run until 1:30 a.m., with tickets starting at $135 per person and varying depending on packages. To learn more about W Hotel San Francisco Mega New Year’s Eve Party, visit unation.com.

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