What better way to ring in 2018 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 2018 – Santa Monica style.

*Please note specials below are from New Years December 2017/January 2018. Check back for New Years December 2018/January 2019 offers and events!

Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Festivities

1212 Santa Monica 
Spin PR and 1212 Santa Monica presents the Great Gatsby BYE Ball. Ring in the 2018 in style with a live band, DJ, hors d’oeuvres, champagne and more. Cost: $40+

31Ten Lounge
Come light up the night at 31Ten Lounge in Santa Monica and ring in the New Year with the hottest crowd in Los Angeles. Cost: $60-$150

41 Ocean
Join us for a New Year’s Eve to remember on Sunday, 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: $30 for ladies, $50 for gentlemen

This New Year’s Eve, Bareburger is partnering with The Dollface Dames to bring you the first ever Barelesque New Years Eve Party. Cost: $40 general admission

Crawl Till The Ball Falls: New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl
Celebrate the New Year at “Crawl til the Ball Falls”, a New Year’s Even Santa Monica Bar Crawl, with drink specials and more. Cost: $20 general admission

FIG Restaurant
Celebrate the New Year at FIG restaurant with live music, signature cocktails and a variety of food and beverage pairing stations from chef Yousef Ghalaini. Cost: $125 per adult; $75 per child

Harvelle’s Blues Club
Come ring in the New Year with the Toledo Show! Complimentary noise makers and champagne are provided at midnight. Cost: $25 general admission

Hotel Casa Del Mar
Celebrate New Year’s Eve by the sea at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica as we ring in New Year’s Eve with Sugar Joans, Jevon McGlory and DJ Harmony. Cost: $175 before December 26; $195 from December 26-31

Ingo’s Tasty Diner
Santa Monica’s own Ingo’s Tasty Diner has created a live jazz night to bring in 2018! Come celebrate with menu favorites, exclusive NYE dinner specials, and your choice of any two cocktails, with complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year! Call (310) 395-4646 to make your reservations now. Cost: $90 general admission

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Join us this New Year’s Eve with your significant other or friends alike at Los Angeles’ crown Jewel of hotels, The Loews Santa Monica Beach. We have fun filled evening planned with perks including open bar, top DJ’s, a massive ballroom, party favors and more.  Cost: $109+

Ma’kai Restaurant and Lounge
The event will host two-sittings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will include a step-and-repeat, Champagne cocktail reception, and a Fox curated & prepared five-course meal. After dinner, guests are encouraged to stay for an unforgettable party featuring a DJ, dancing, and New Year’s Eve party favors. Cost: $100-$175

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
Help us celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 at The Misfit! We’ll have VIP tables, a four course dinner of Misfit features and favorites, cocktails and complimentary champagne for our New Year toast. Call restaurant for more details and reservations at (310) 656-9800. Cost: $120 general admission

ONYX rooftop bar at Hotel Shangri-La is offering a complimentary 4-hour bar package, which includes alcohol, a live DJ, entertainment and a glass of champagne toast to welcome 2018. Tickets available by phone at (310) 394-2791 or online. Cost: $80 general admission

The Bungalow
On Sunday, December 31st, The Bungalow Santa Monica invite guests to toast 2018 at its New Year’s Eve Party! Bid farewell to 2017 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. 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: $15-$250 per person

The Room Santa Monica
The Room Santa Monica Presents New Year’s Eve 2018 with music by Jolyon. Cost: $30 before 9:30pm; $40 after 9:30pm.

The Victorian at Heritage Square
The Victorian presents New Year’s Eve 2017 with access to the entire venue, open bar, silent disco, for d’oeuvres, 4 DJ’s with live entertainment. Cost: $75 first 200 tickets; $100 for the next 200; $125 for the rest

West End 
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: $45-$150 

Wilshire Restaurant 
Celebrate the New Year at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica with three DJ’s, premium open bar and more. Cost: $150-$160

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Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Dining

1 Pico
On New Year’s Eve, enjoy brunch from 10:00am – 3:00pm and two dinner seatings featuring three and four course prix fixe menus. The first seating menu includes Kumamoto Oysters, Caramelized Scallops, Burrata Di Andria, Caviar, Maine Lobster, Roasted Mediterranean Seabass to name a few. Cost: $145 per person (call for availability); See Full Menu. For the second seating menu, enjoy curated dishes such as Celery Root Ravioli, Grilled Domestic Waygu Tenderloin, Spaghettoni Di Gragnano and more. Cost: $190 per person (call for availability). See Full Menu. On New Year’s Day, join us for brunch and à la carte selections for dinner.

Cassia will be serving a family style menu for New Year’s Eve. You will have a choice of salads, appetizers, breads and spreads, main courses, vegetables and dessert. Some of the items include Vietnamese Caesar Salad, Raw Spicy Scallops, Crab Rangoon Dip, Whole Grilled Sea Bass, Grilled Chinese Broccoli and Vietnamese Coffee Pudding. Cost: $85 per person. See Full Menu

Catch Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Enjoy appetizers, entrees and desserts from Catch Restaurant & Sushi Bar on New Year’s Eve! Oysters, Kabocha Squash Soup, Seared Soup de Mer, Rack of Lamb, Artichoke Ravioli and Golden Croquembouche are just a few of the menu items being offered. Cost: $110 per person. See Full Menu

Del Frisco’s Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille will be offering a prex fixe menu for New Year’s Eve. The starter options are Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Artichoke Beignets, Ahi Tacos, Grille Salad or Lettuce Wedge. Entree options are the Seared Salmon Fillet, Locally Farmed Brick Chicken or the Coffee-braised Pork Shank and end your meal with Turtle Cheesecake or Nutella Bread Pudding for dessert. Available December 29-31. Cost: $53 per person. See Full Menu

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Herringbone with a three-course dinner and dessert. Menu items include Oysters, Hamachi Tiradito, Male Beef Tartare, Grilled Squid, Seared Scallops, House-Made Pasta, Whole Grilled Lobster and Chocolate Hazelnut Bar for dessert. Cost: $85 per person. See Full Menu

Locanda Del Lago
Join Locanda Del Lago in welcoming 2018 with a five-course dinner featuring Crocchette Di Polpa Di Granchio, Risotto Con Tartufo Nero, Astice Ripiena Al Forno, Filetto Di Manzo In Salsa Di Gorgonzola and Torta Al Cioccolato. The dinner comes with a glass of Prosecco and there will be a DJ and dancing afterwards to ring in the New Year. Cost: $110 per adult; $75 for kids 12 and under. See Full Menu

Lunetta will be offering a tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. You’ll have a choice of Crudo of Kona Kampachi, Jiraffe Roasted Beet Salad, Santa Barbara Black Cod, Boston Sea Scallops or Lobster Wintertime Salad for the first course. The second course includes Wild Morel Mushroom Angnolotti or New Zealand Red Crab. The third course includes Norwegian Halibut, Jidori Chicken, Crispy Duck Breast or Filet of Beef and Opera Cake or Poached Peer for dessert. Reservations can be made between 6pm-9:30pm. Cost: $145 per person. See Full Menu

Michael’s is serving its regular á la carte dinner menu on New Year’s Eve. Standout new dishes include hamachi collar with fish-sauce caramel, radish and toasted peanuts; young chicken with chicories, chives and tarragon dressing; and spaghetti with “pesto cavolo,” chile flakes and breadcrumbs. Call restaurant for more details.

The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
Come celebrate NYE at The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La. Entry includes a complimentary glass of champagne, Amuse Bouche and a special New Year’s Eve menu. The menu includes Fresh Oysters, Petite Filet and Lobster Tail, John Dory and Chocolate Souffle to name a few. Cost: $95 per adult; $40 per child. See Full Menu

Upper West
Upper West is rising in the New Year with a 4 course prix fixe dinner with champagne toast from 8-10pm on Sunday, December 31st. Cost: $80 per person. Call restaurant for reservations.

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Santa Monica New Year’s Day Happenings

Main Street Pajama Pub Crawl 
Roll out of bed and into the New Year with a mimosa on Main Street.

New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch at M Street Kitchen
After a night of ringing in 2018, roll out of bed in your pajamas and strut your stuff straight to Summer House for our fifth annual New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch! Guests who dine in their pajamas will receive a M Street Kitchen card equal to the price of the meal (minus tax and gratuity), to use for a future visit. Grab your robe, throw on your slippers and kick off 2018 at your favorite restaurant – in your PJs!

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