What better way to ring in 2017 than by celebrating beachside in Santa Monica?! View everything from the best Santa Monica New Year’s Eve parties and events to New Year’s Eve dining. Then, continue the holiday weekend with New Year’s Day happenings and start the first day of 2017 – Santa Monica style.
* Please note events and specials below are from 2016-2017. Check back for 2017- 2018 offers and events!
Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Festivities
Join us for a New Year’s Eve to remember on Saturday, December 31st from 9pm to 2am at 41 Ocean Club! Featuring a premium open bar, sounds by DJs Mark Chill & Toon, plus many more surprises. Get the full experience with a VIP bottle service. Multiple options are available throughout the entire club. Cost: $150 for both ladies and gentlemen admission
Bar Chloe invites you to Santa Monica’s best New Year’s Eve Party! Table reservations require a $100 food and beverage minimum per person. To reserve a table, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cocktail Attire preferred. Limited seating available.
Celebrate New Years the Spanish way with our special NYE lunch and dinner menus (full menu also available). Come in early and countdown with the Spaniards in Madrid or watch the ball drop stateside with a cava toast and 12 grapes for good luck at midnight. Book your holiday party at Bar Pintxo with packages starting at $24 per person. For more information, call (310) 458-2012.
Roll into 2017 with bowling, food, and drinks on New Year’s Eve at Bowlmor Santa Monica! Special daytime and ball-drop packages are available. For more information and to book your party on December 31st, please call (310) 399-7731.
The Buffalo Club
Come enjoy our special four-course prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve. After the second seating for dinner, enjoy a champagne toast, balloon drop with party favors and dancing to some DJ mixes. Cost: $75
On Saturday, December 31st, The Bungalow Santa Monica and Brent Bolthouse invite guests to toast 2017 at its New Year’s Eve Party! Bid farewell to 2016 by dancing to a live DJ set, popping champagne, and enjoying the beautiful indoor and outdoor settings at the iconic oceanside hideaway in Santa Monica. Black tie attire is required. Cost: $150 general admission
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
Ring in the New Year at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen with its 4th annual NYE Party. Featuring live music by The Black Hips, extended happy hour, party favors, complimentary champagne toast, shot specials, live countdown on the big screen and more. Come dance the night away and ring in the New Year with us! Cost: $40 per person
Hotel Casa del Mar
Dust off your party duds and dancing shoes because Casa del Mar is celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southern California style! Dance on into the night while cocktails and bubbly are flowing as Soul Station Featuring TJ Wilkins and Special Guest Lola Delon. TJ was a finalist on Season Six of The Voice and is a featured performer with The Jacksons, filling in for Jermaine Jackson whenever Jermaine is not available. They will both sing your favorite party hits. Don’t forget to grab that first kiss at midnight while Auld Lang Syne ushers in the New Year! It all takes place in the spectacular Terrazza Lounge at Hotel Casa del Mar. Cost: $70 general admission
M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theatre
The New Year’s Eve show you do not want to miss! Five headliners, one stage. There will be a red carpet, champagne toast at both shows (8pm and 10pm) and party favors! All in an intimate venue with limited seating. Cost: $60 general admission
Put a little magic in your New Year at Magicopolis in Santa Monica! In addition to the “Escape Reality” show on New Year’s Eve, you’ll learn a few magic tricks, enjoy soft drinks, popcorn and pizza, a champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight and a souvenir bag full of surprises to take home. Cost: $65 per person
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Misfit. Tickets include dinner, two cocktails of your choice, champagne toast and party favors. VIP tables will be set for the event from 10pm till closing. The event will feature DJ Mamabear. Payment required at time of booking Cost: $90 per person plus tax and gratuity on or before December 12, and $110 per person plus tax and gratuity after December 15.
Get festive this coming New Year at Hotel Shangri-La, Santa Monica for our annual rooftop NYE celebration! Entry includes: Live DJ and entertainment, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, decadent dessert buffet, two complimentary cocktails and a glass of champagne toast to welcome 2017. Cost: $95-$195 (party packages may vary)
Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with a night of music at Rusty’s on December 31st! Let FOXTRAX inspire your list of resolutions with their fresh sounds, and inspiring performance. Included in admission is a champagne toast at midnight, and a free party favor. Cheers to the New Year! Doors open at 8:30pm. Cost: $10 per person
Celebrate the British/Irish New Year at 4pm and again for our own at midnight at the Sonny McLean’s New Years Eve Celebration Party! There will be a live band at both events and a shuttle to drive guests home only within the local area.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Upper West with a four-course prix-fixe dinner (second seating starts at 8pm) with party favors, a champagne toast and DJ after 11pm. There will be a screening of the Time Square New Year’s Countdown on 12-foot projector screen $70 per person plus tax and tip. A four-day cancellation is required. Cost: $70 per person
Ring in the New Year at the biggest NYE party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica! The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball will bring in 2017 with a 20’s style affair, with music by DJ Frankie, dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and more. 20’s attire is recommended. Ticket includes noisemakers, photo booth, a champagne toast and complimentary appetizers from 8-10 pm; VIP ticket includes this plus front of line access. Cost: $40-$60 per person
Viceroy Santa Monica
Ring in the new year with Viceroy Santa Monica on December 31st at 9pm, featuring a hosted bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres from Cast Restaurant. Dance into 2017 with KCRW’s top DJs spinning poolside. Countdown to an exciting 2017 at the hottest New Year’s Eve celebration in Santa Monica. Purchase your tickets early as this event sells out every year! Black tie and cocktail attire required. Black and gold strongly encouraged. $155-$200 (party packages may vary)
Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Dining
1 Pico will be offering a special New Year’s Eve dining menu. Its first seating menu includes slow baked pear with champagne, caramelized scallop with toasted almonds, grilled domestic Wagyu tenderloin and caramel parfait with Gianduja ice cream. Cost: $95 per person (call for availability); See Full Menu. For its second seating menu, enjoy curated dishes such as Atlantic red prawns with wine tomato, roasted chestnuts ravioli with butternut squash, Main lobster, homemade tagliatelle and chocolate molten with panettone crumble and eggnog ice cream. Cost: $125 per person (call for availability); See Full Menu
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner and drinks on the Santa Monica Pier! The Albright will be offering a New Year’s Eve Special of half-dozen oysters served with champagne mignonette, lobster from the live saltwater tank served with homemade potato salad, steamed corn and drawn butter, dessert and one glass of champagne. For more information, call (310) 394-9683. Cost: $65 per person
The seaside outpost of IDG’s iconic steakhouse features their regular menu all evening for New Year’s Eve (starting at 5pm) from Executive Chef Michael Neflas, alongside a special prix-fixe menu. The second seating (starting at 9pm) includes a champagne toast. All guests receive party favors. Cost: $95 per person
Catch Restaurant will be offering a special New Year’s Eve dining menu. Its first seating menu includes oysters with champagne cream, kabocha squash soup with white truffle cheese foam, organic beef filet and warm apple pie with candied pecan ice cream. Cost: $95 per person (call for availability); See Full Menu. For its second seating menu, enjoy curated dishes such as fowl terrine with red wine, roasted persimmon salad with Drake’s Farm goat cheese, lobster with romesco sauce and grapefruit-orange terrine with lemon sorbet. Cost: $125 per person (sold out); See Full Menu
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Coast, one of Shutters on the Beach’s restaurants with a view. Enjoy a three-course menu of caramelized Hokkaido scallops with porcini mushrooms to start, grilled filet of beef with butternut squash for the main course, and lastly a chocolate molten cake with panettone crumble and eggnog ice cream for dessert. Cost: $65 per person; See Full Menu
The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Dining Room’s signature menu at your home away from home. CHILDREN’S MENU is FREE for New Year’s Eve! For reservations, please contact (310) 394-2791.
Enjoy a five-course seasonal menu from Chef Yousef Ghalaini with a first (starting at 5pm) and second (starting at 8pm) seating available. Following your dinner watch the ball drop in Fairmont Miramar’s Lobby Lounge and listen to live entertainment while ringing in the new year. For more details and reservations, please call (310) 319-3111. Cost: $98 per person
Ivy at the Shore
Ivy at the Shore will be offering a special three-course menu with a complimentary glass of French champagne on New Year’s Eve for $110 per person (gratuity and tax not included). The dish choices for starts include fresh wild French calamari, burrata, fresh oysters and tuna tartare, to name a few. For the main course, enjoy a selection of fresh wild Maine lobster, 8oz. New York prime steak, Ivy fish and chips, seafood risotto and more. Treat yourself to an apple blackberry crumble or fresh pecan square for dessert. Cost: $110 per person; See Full Menu
Reserve a table at L’Ami for its New Year’s prix-fixe for its second seating (starting at 7:30pm) and a menu of wild arugula and butternut squash salad wirth ginger-maple vinaigrette, hand dived scallops with truffle vinaigrette, grilled filet mignon with wild mushroom duxelles, pappardelle pasta with sundried tomatoes and an assortment of small desserts such as macarons and molten cake. Cost: $125 per person; See Full Menu
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Ring in the New Year with live music, ocean views and an exquisite meal. Enjoy our delicious à la carte dinner menu or upgrade to a special four-course prix-fixe menu prepared by Chef Dallessandro. Cost: À la carte menu – prices vary. Four-course prix-fixe menu- $89 per person. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations available from 6pm-10pm. For more information and reservations, please call (310) 576-3180.
It’s music, dancing and a curated menu at Mélisse with its special New Year’s Eve event. For $150 per person (first seating) or $295 (second seating), enjoy Chef Josiah Citrin’s creations in the form of a four-course menu, which includes menu item such as Maine lobster with black truffle consomme, citrus crusted Dover sole, aged Sonoma lamb loin, Osetra caviar and a passion fruit, strawberry and chocolate le fin. Cost: $150/$295 per person; See Full Menu
Obicà Mozzarella Bar
Enjoy a taste of fine Italian cuisine this holiday season with Obicá’s special à la carte menu of three-meat cappelletti with fresh black truffle, breaded lamb chops with mint cream, Sea bass cooked in wine and traditional Italian holiday cakes served with custard cream. See Full Menu
Welcome 2017 with a special five-course New Year’s Eve menu at Huntley Santa Monica Beach’s restaurant with a view. T Hokkaido scallop reat yourself to choices of Hokkaido scallop crudo with California citrus, Maine lobster salad with fennel, black winter truffle pasta with brown butter and raspberry shortcake with dulce de leche for its first seating. Cost: $95 per person (call for availability). For its second seating menu, enjoy salt roasted baby beet tartare with blueberries, roasted root soup with sunchoke, ocean pride wild risotto with uni and Hokkaido scallops, prime rib eye cap and chocolate truffle torte with espresso coffee ice cream. Cost: $195 per person (call for availability).
The Santa Monica location of IDG’s iconic sushi restaurant presents festive specials for New Year’s Eve (starting at 4pm) in addition to the regular menu, as well as an exclusive omakase menu for $80 per person. All reservations after 9pm receive a party favor, and the second seating also includes a champagne toast. The adjacent Robata Bar is open for dinner until 1am.
Upper West is holding a special New Year’s Eve event with a first seating (starting at 5pm) featuring its regular menu and a second seating (starting at 8pm), plus DJ mixes at 11pm. Mouthwatering menu items such as ahi tuna cripsy taco with jicama-cucumber salsa, coffee crusted pork tenderloin with goat cheese mashed potatoes and meyer lemon bread pudding with blueberry-vanilla anglaise will be among the choices for the second seating. Cost: $70 per person; See Full Menu
Santa Monica New Year’s Day Happenings
M Street Kitchen Pajama Brunch
Roll out of bed and strut yourself over to M Street Kitchen and join us for our 4th Annual New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch! Dine with us in your PJ’s between 8am to 4pm on New Year’s Day and receive a M Street Kitchen gift card equal to the price of your meal. Reservations recommended, please call (310) 396-9145.
Main Street Pajama Crawl
Ring in the first Sunday Funday of 2017 with your favorite restaurants and bars for an epic, New Year’s Day Pajama Crawl! Greet the New Year in your pajamas with 6 stops, complimentary mimosa at check-in and VIP Beer Garden at Ashland Hill. Happy New Year Main Street, Santa Monica!