Best New Year's Eve Activities In California

It’s no surprise that some largest, most luxurious New Year’s Eve parties are hosted in the state of California. From posh penthouse parties to giant yachts with awe-inspiring city views, New Year’s Eve venues in California are truly over-the-top and make for unforgettable celebrations. You’ll also find many non-traditional New Year’s Eve parties including those with throwback and carnival themes for unique and memorable experiences.

Gatsby's Penthouse New Year's Eve Party, Los Angeles, CA

Ring in the New Year from the 59th floor of the tallest skyscraper in LA - the U.S. Bank Tower! Overlooking the lights of LA, this upscale Gatsby-themed penthouse party features the best skyline views, multiple areas to mingle, fully-staffed premium liquor bars, casino games with fun prizes to win, four open bars for all, complimentary party favors, live DJ entertainment, and a spectacular countdown experience! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true 1920’s flapper style.

San Diego New Year's Eve On the Boardwalk Cruise, San Diego, CA

Witness the gorgeous San Diego skyline aboard the city’s largest, most luxurious mega yacht - The Inspiration Hornblower. On The Boardwalk New Year’s Eve Cruise is 222-feet long and three decks high, offering the most spectacular venue complete with six DJs, two giant indoor areas to mingle, fireworks, dancing, and VIP area with even more upgrades. All guest receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres, festive party favors, and glass of champagne.

New Years Eve Carnival Party, San Mateo, CA

Attend the most anticipated New Year’s Eve event of the year at the New Year’s Eve Carnival Party in San Mateo. Located in the elegant Marriott hotel, this exciting celebration offers five rooms of music with five live bands, 10 DJs, live Brazilian carnival with drummers at midnight, complimentary party favors, free beer, and so much more. All ages are welcome to this spectacular event.

Annual New Year's Eve International Ball, San Francisco, CA

Known as the premier New Year’s Eve venue in San Francisco, the Annual new Year’s Eve International Ball offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the magnificent W Hotel. Featuring four separate rooms with ten DJs and an open bar all night, this spectacular ball has dancers, drummers, party favors, red carpet, and multiple balloon drops at midnight.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise on the San Francisco Bay, Alameda, CA

Experience San Francisco like never before on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise on the bay. Come dine, dance, and mingle aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon Yacht and enjoy an amazing night with the best views, live DJ entertainment, and front row seats to the fireworks show at midnight. All ages are welcome to this semi-formal event.

A Roaring' 20s New Year's Eve, Napa, CA

Put on your glad rags and cut a rug at the A Roaring ‘20s New Year Eve celebration in downtown Napa. This fabulous ‘20s-themed event features a dinner buffet, whole pig carving station, casino games, live band and dance floor, photo booth, silent disco, and more. The VIP experience is complete with a premium bar, VIP lounge, dessert display, and posh extras.

New Year's Eve Yacht Party, San Diego, CA

Party through the San Diego Harbor this New Year’s Eve on one of San Diego’s most oversized party yachts - The Spirit of San Diego! This 146-foot party yacht features three levels of fun and entertainment including two DJs, two dance floors, and scenic views. Also included are an open bar all night long, champagne greeting, tray-passed appetizers, party favors, midnight countdown, and access to the entire yacht.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza VI, San Jose, CA

Don’t miss the largest formal New Year’s Eve celebration in South Bay - New Year’s Eve Extravaganza VI! Located in the luxurious Downtown Marriott in San Jose, this grand event features two dance floors, two of the best DJs in the Bay area, 10 full bars, bottle service, balloon drop, and an unforgettable experience. Free champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and party favors are included.

USS Hornet New Year’s Eve Gala, Alameda, CA

Celebrate the New Year onboard the USS Hornet, a historic aircraft carrier featuring live entertainment, numerous dance floors, cash bars, food concessions, and a midnight countdown with the band! Get prepared to rhumba, cha cha, swing, and walz into the New Year. There’s also a silent auction to raise money for the museum restoration.

80's Prom Night New Year's Eve Bash, Walnut Creek, CA

Fluff up your curls and step back into the past at the annual 80’s Prom Night New Year’s Eve Bash at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek. This 80s-themed party features live entertainment, 80’s prom-staged photo booth, game room, a midnight champagne toast, and countdown with ball drop. There’s also a beer garden and food truck on-site.

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