From elegant soirées with live jazz to thumping DJ music and bottle service, nab your spot at these New Year’s Eve parties in Southern California–whatever your celebration style may be.
Note: Most events listed are for guests 21 and older.
NYE Masquerade at RISE Rooftop Lounge
Tickets are now on sale for NYE Masquerade at RISE Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Anaheim Resort. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., when guests will starting enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, a full buffet, one complementary Tito’s cocktail, a JCB champagne welcome toast (and midnight toast), DJ music and party favors. The evening will be capped off with a view of the Disneyland New Year’s Eve fireworks. The resort’s Tangerine Room is also hosting a three-course prix-fixe meal with live entertainment for $115 or $150 per person with an optional wine pairing.
Cost: $190 per person.
To book: OpenTable.
McCullough presents the 10th-annual Prohibition NYE, bringing the New Year’s Eve event back to Los Angeles’ Union Station to ring in 2024. The Roaring Twenties-inspired party invites guests to celebrate the new year with a headlining DJ set from CHROMEO, live jazz ensemble Lyndsay & the All-Nighters, performances from Concrete Entertainment, a premium open bar for all guests and more. As the clock strikes midnight, attendees will mark the new year with Prohibition NYE’s signature 60-ft. ball drop from the glamorous Art Deco ceilings of Union Station. The event is set to run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: $215 (general admission). A limited number of VIP packages, featuring a private entrance, table service and an exclusive stage-side, elevated viewing experience are $3,000.
To book: found.ee/prohibitionnye_tickets.
Champagne & Cabaret: A Vintage New Year’s Celebration
Bid farewell to 2023 in style during this New Year’s Eve party in Southern California. Park Hyatt Aviara is set to host the ultimate holiday extravaganza, inspired by a 1960’s Las Vegas-style show and dinner, kicking off at 7 p.m. Savor a hosted cocktail hour and a five-course dinner alongside The Jazz Cartel’s amazing music, all before the balloon drop and Champagne toast at midnight.
Cost: $225 to $6,000.
To book: www.eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve Soirée with Solento Tequila
From 8 p.m. to 1 p.m., check out the New Year’s Eve Soirée with Solento Tequila at Alila Marea Beach Resort’s VAGA bar. Savor signature Solento Tequila cocktails and passed bites while you groove to DJ tunes and count down to midnight. Additional bites and libations are available to purchase from the VAGA bar. Resort guests and the public are welcome to attend; 21-plus only.
Cost: Free to attend.
To book: www.hyattexperiences.com.
MEGA Noon Year Celebration
Dive into 2024 at Plunge San Diego at Belmont Park during its Annual MEGA Noon Year Celebration on Dec. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the balloon drop at noon, enjoy the Plunge Pool, hop around the bounce house and tackle the floating obstacle course. Savor complimentary non-alcoholic festive drinks for the kids along with alcoholic beverages available for purchase for adults. There will also be plenty of swag and games to enjoy at this New Year’s Eve party in Southern California. Plus, all attendees will receive a complimentary day pass to return any day in the new year.
Cost: $30 per person (pre-sale, online); $40 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for pre-sale starting at $60 per person and include access to an exclusive lounge, separate entrance and early access, and additional complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and treats.
To book: www.tickettailor.com.
Gatsby-Themed New Year’s Eve Gala
Step into the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties this holiday season at Europa Village’s Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve Gala. From 9 p.m. to midnight at the Ballroom at Vienza, dance the night away to live music, savor a five-course menu and sip bubbly to welcome 2024.
Cost: $210 per person (general admission). VIP tables are $2,500, which includes preferred parking, individual mini Champagne bottles, two bottles of wine at your table, late-night bites and preferred seating.
To book: shop.europavillage.com.
Monte Carlo New Year’s Eve Party Casino Cruise
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a casino-themed voyage aboard the William D. Evans sternwheeler boat, departing from Bahia Resort at 8:50 p.m. Raise a glass to a joyful 2024 during the Champagne toast and try your luck at casino table games during the holiday cruise. The journey also features a mini dessert station, live entertainment, a cash bar with specialty drinks, a photo booth and party favors. Keep the celebration going with an overnight stay for two at the Bahia Resort Hotel.
Cost: $75 per person (cruise only).
To book: www.bahiahotel.com.
The Landing at Manchester Grand Hyatt
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Manchester Grand Hyatt, where guests are invited to The Landing, the upscale lobby bar, to experience a bayfront atmosphere and holiday celebration. Experience a festive balloon drop at midnight to ring in 2024. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., dance it a DJ set.
To book: www.hyatt.com/grand-hyatt.
Pali Wine Co. New Year’s Eve Bash
Prepare for a vibrant New Year’s Eve at Pali Wine Co. in San Diego, located in the heart of Little Italy. Start the new year right, with plenty of wine flowing throughout the evening, light bites, a DJ and more merriment from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Enjoy a passport-style wine tasting featuring six wines to toast to the new year, including a Champagne toast of Pali Vineyard Sparkling Wine.
Cost: $75 per person; $60 for members.
To book: paliwineco.com.
New Year’s Eve Soirée
Ring in 2024 at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s New Year’s Eve party in Southern California from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Aragon Ballroom. Dig into delicious appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, an all-inclusive full bar, live music from The Ryan Hiller Band, a welcome toast with Moët & Chandon and festive decorations with a midnight balloon drop. The Inn’s signature dining destination, AVANT, will also be serving a special five-course seasonal menu on Dec. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. for $179 per adult and $85 per child.
Cost: $199 per person.
To book: www.ranchobernardoinn.com.
Smokehouse & Bar at Hotel del Coronado
Rock into 2024 with a night of music and fun at Hotel del Coronado’s recently opened Smokehouse & Bar at the Historic Laundry during this New Year’s Eve party in Southern California. Enjoy a live band playing rock ‘n’ roll and blues classics, a full open bar, tray-passed bites from Smokehouse chefs and a decadent dessert bar. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Cost: $150 per person.
To book: hoteldel.com.
Studio 24-Themed New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Get ready to disco on down to the Gaslamp, and get ready for barleymash’s Studio 24-themed New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The first 75 guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne–there will also be a Champagne wall! In honor of the holiday, barleymash will have bottle service packages available, starting at $600 for up to eight people, which will come with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and confetti cannons.
To book: Bottle service inquiries and reservations can be made by emailing Whitney@barleymash.com.
Mavericks Beach Club New Year’s Eve Party
Mavericks Beach Club is hosting Pacific Beach’s biggest New Year’s Eve party. The beach bar will have multiple DJ’s, dance floors, balloon drops, party favors, roaming entertainment and much more. Mavericks is selling a limited amount of pre-sale tickets, which allow you to skip the line and enter through the bar’s VIP Line. The party starts at 7 p.m.
To book: maverickssd.ticketsauce.com.
Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar at Marriott Irvine Spectrum
Ring in the new year at Irvine’s one-and-only rooftop bar. Celebrate the start of 2024 at Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar, offering 360-degree views. Starting at 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., enjoy a DJ, specialty cocktails, featured holiday food offerings and the best views Orange County has to offer to kick off the fresh year.
Cost: $55 per person.
To book: Eventbrite.com.
The Steward’s New Year’s Eve Soiree
The Steward’s New Year’s Eve Soiree, kicking off at 5 p.m., will be complete with a thoughtfully curated four-course meal from signature restaurant Terra, including a raw seafood bar, charcuterie, delectable desserts, specially-crafted cocktails and more. Attendees will also enjoy live music, lawn games and bubbly toast at midnight. The Steward is also offering a special New Year’s Package, which includes an overnight stay and two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Soiree. The package starts at $190.
Cost: $95 per person.
To book: thestewardsb.com/holiday.