Guide to New Year's Eve Parties: Adults Only

A list of NYE events around San Diego for adults to let loose, plus some events nearby for those that want to stay local.

New Year’s Eve is a time to let down your hair, put on your sequin-splattered dress and pop the champagne. It’s like a bonus Mardi Gras, so live it up!

We’ve listed some places, both local and far, for adults (that means 21 and over) to get down and celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of another.

Make sure you call up your preferred option to ensure tickets are left, as these events sell out fast! Click on each link for additional information.

Have a happy and safe New Year!

Carlsbad Celebrations

  • Location and Time: , 6450 Carlsbad Blvd. on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-midnight
  • Price: $350, plus $40 for kids celebration if necessary.
  • Why go: Adults can say good night to the kids and dance the night away with food and champagne. Music will be provided by KSON and price includes an overnight stay at the hotel so you don't have to worry about a ride. 

  • Location and Time:, 2787 State St. on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Price: $75.
  • Why go: If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate 2012, this is it. Break out the old and ugly prom dresses from way back then (we recommend the 80s) and wear it to this party where your ticket includes food, drinks, prizes and lots of dancing. 


Other county celebrations

Big Night San Diego

Location and Time: Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Price: $130 and $200 tickets are left. Click here to buy.

Why go: Cost of tickets include all drinks and food, as well as all the dance parties. This is a great all-inclusive New Year’s Eve celebration.


NYE Gala on USS Midway

Location and Time: USS Midway, 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Price: $169, tax and gratuity are included.

Why go: All USS Midway Museum Members get a $25 discount on the ticket price.  And guests get to view the firework show on the bay from the deck of the flight carrier as well as enjoy an open premium bar, elegant dinner buffet and live music from The Big Daddy Orchestra.

Location and Time: , 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.

Price: $275 per person; $325 per person for preferred ring-side seating.

Why go: Spend the evening in the gorgeous, iconic Hotel Del for a champagne reception in the Crown Room followed by a lavish dinner in the Ballroom, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight.


House of Blues Block Party

Location and Time: The House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave., San Diego on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Price: $25-$35. Click here to purchase tickets.

Why go: Wear your best masquerade (or grab one for free while you’re there) and live up the last night of 2011 with free food, champagne, a photo booth and more. DJs and dancing will fill up three rooms at the HOB and tickets sell out fast!


Stone New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location and Time: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 1999 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Price: $175, plus you can get a Designated Driver for $99. Click here to buy tickets.

Why go: three DJs will get you moving and complimentary beer and drinks will keep things festive. Food like sushi, seafood and a mac and cheese bar will keep the grumbles away and vintage Stone beers will be poured. Guests will take home a commemorative glass.


New Year’s Eve Show at the Comedy Palace

Location and Time: The Comedy Palace, 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.. San Diego on Dec. 31 at 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Price: $50-$100. Click here to purchase tickets.

Why go: Laugh off 2011 with a comedy show and a dinner buffet with open bar. There will also be a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight and plenty of dancing, so wear comfy shoes!


New Year’s Eve Yacht Party

Location and Time: Triple Deck Yacht, 1800 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Price: $179, but price increases as availability decreases. Click here to buy tickets.

Why go: All tickets include access to all three levels of the giant yacht and delicious passed and displayed appetizers. All levels of the yacht will have different music for dancing and champagne will be given once you board. Party hats and favors will be handed out and you can watch the firework show from atop the boat.


New Year’s Eve Beach Party

Location and Time: Catamaran Resort Hotel Pacific Beach, 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Price: $140-$160. Click here to purchase tickets.

Why go: Ticket prices include drinks and foods, plus four rooms of entertainment. Guests can upgrade to the VIP ticket ($160) where they can step on a boat and play casino games and have additional entertainment.


Bottoms Up NYE 2012

Location and Time: San Diego Marriott Gaslamp, 660 K St., San Diego on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.

Price: $150. Click here to purchase.

Why go: This NYE celebration starts at the bottom and works its way. The party starts at street-level at Soleil @k and Latitude Lounge and ends 22 stories in the sky. As you work your way up, you’ll enjoy a sushi bar, carving stations, assorted desserts and a chocolate fountain and much more. DJs will keep you moving and groovin’. 


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