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Celebrating the New Year in Santa Monica

Please note the events and specials listed below are for 2021/2022. Check back for 2022/2023 events and specials.

What better way to ring in 2022 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.

Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Festivities

Crawl til the Ball Falls Bar Crawl – Starting at Britannia Pub
December 31, 2021 at 6pm
Barcrawlerz is a Santa Monica Bar Crawl like no other. Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl – Starting at Circle Bar
December 31, 2021 at 6pm
Ring in 2022 at some Santa Monica’s best bars with the New Year’s Eve 2022 Pub Crawl on Main Street and Third Street Promenade. Reserve tickets.

New Year’s Eve at The Bungalow Santa Monica
December 31, 2021 at 8pm
Enjoy a night of casino games, a premium hosted bar, small bites, dancing and more. Music by: Kayper & Graham Funke. Purchase tickets.

New Year’s Eve Party at Bodega Wine Bar
December 31, 2021 at 8pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bodega Wine Bar; no cover, first come first served, DJ, food available 8 to 11pm.

New Year’s Eve by the Sea at Hotel Casa Del Mar
December 31, 2021 at 8:30pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the luxurious Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica as we ring in the New Year with The Mixtape featuring Josefina and Blair. Purchase tickets.

New Year’s Eve Party at Santa Monica Proper Hotels’ Calabra Rooftop
December 31, 2021 at 8pm
Enjoy Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s rooftop celebration at Calabra with DJ MikeyLife, a midnight sparkling toast and stellar ocean views. Various ticket options are available.

New Year’s Eve Party at Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s Palma Restaurant
December 31, 2021 at 9pm
Celebrate with your closest few and reserve a VIP table at our private New Year’s dinner and party at Palma, featuring amazing champagne. Make a reservation.

New Year’s Eve Party at The Room
December 31, 2021 at 9pm
Ring in 2022 with us! Special Pricing VIP Tables Now Available! VIP Table Reservations Include: Line Privileges until 9:30pm, Reserved VIP Seating, Reduced $30 admission per person, Complimentary Champagne Toast, and Party Favors.

Santa Monica Playhouse’s Annual One-Time Only New Year’s Eve Musical Revue
December 31, 2021 at 6:30pm and 9pm
It’s “on with the show!” as internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with door prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights culled from 5 decades of beloved Santa Monica Playhouse productions. Purchase tickets.

The Victorian Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Party
December 31, 2021 at 8pm
The Victorian Beach Club is excited to bring in the New Year with a bang as they host their Prom Night themed party. Purchase tickets.

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Eater’s Wine Shop & Bar
On New Year’s Eve, we’re serving a full menu all-day-long, so eat, drink, be merry and shop for bubbles. We’re pouring Champagne out of magnums or enjoy a $50 Cellar Tasting (also available to-go) featuring pours of 3 fancy, rare and allocated wines. Reservations are available through Resy, but we accept walk-ins.

Need to shop for a party? There are plenty of Champagnes on hand, along with a 3-bottle Holiday Bubbles Pack that’s currently available for pickup or select national shipping. To wash all that down, enjoy a variety of Meat & Cheese Platters To-Go. The Holiday Bubbles Pack, along with other seasonal wine packs and gift boxes, can be purchased through the online shop or on Tock all-month long, while the Cellar Tasting and Meat & Cheese Platters are available for pre-order by December 29 for takeout by calling 310-899-6900 or via Tock.

Meat on Ocean
Celebrate New Years Eve 2022 with a four course menu, for $135. Make a reservation.

Milo & Olive
The Milo team is cooking up wood fired oysters, truffle arancini, spicy crab spaghetti and more for New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy a special celebratory prix fixe dinner. We are offering two seatings: an early seating with reservation times between 5:15 to 6:30pm and a later seating with reservations beginning at 9pm. The late seating includes an additional course and a Champagne toast. New Year’s Eve dinner is prepaid and will be available by reservation only. Beverages available for purchase at dinner.

Rustic Canyon
The crew is preparing a beautiful, 4-course menu intended for sharing that celebrates the season’s bounty and some cool, preservation projects. It’s $125/person with an all-vegetarian option available, alongside cocktails specials and a fabulous $60 wine pairing. Enjoy Soft Pretzels for the table with accoutrements like housemade charcuterie, pickles, preserves & Belgian endive with golden balsamic, with the option to add California caviar, a dish of Beef, Halibut & Wild Mushrooms or Chanterelle-Stuffed Cabbage, both served with a variety of winter vegetables, all manner of fancy cookies and pâtes de fruits for dessert, and a lil’ takeaway treat. Reservations are available now through Resy.

Ring in the New Year at Socalo with delightful food & drink specials including a Surf and Turf dish featuring Hanger Steak Arrachera with horseradish crema and shrimp al mojo de ajo in garlicky wine sauce, sautéed greens, smashed fingerling potatoes and red chimichurri, plus Mexican 76 cocktails, bubbly & more! Check out the New Year’s Eve menu and reserve your spot. Regular dinner menu will also be available.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
The 2022 Stella Barra Bubbly Bash will celebrate NYE from noon to 10pm with top-tier champagne and sparkling offerings paired with artisan mainstays on the menu. Deluxe, family-size to-go packages for the early countdown crowd and the home dinner party hosts will also be available to preorder. More information.

Tar & Roses
Enjoy party hats, a midnight toast, balloons, and a dinner menu you’ll love. No prix fixe menu or limited menu. Make a reservation online or call 310-587-0700.

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Santa Monica New Year’s Day Happenings

Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe
For brunch on New Year’s Day, Huckleberry will be open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Tuck into dad’s pancakes or new dishes, like creamy grits and a veggie-packed breakfast bowl. A heat and serve New Year’s Day brunch menu is available for takeout and delivery. Highlights include a seasonal farmers market roasted vegetable frittata, gluten-free grain and seed crisps and lox platter, baked apple cinnamon and cranberry french toast, mimosa kits and more. Pre-order by December 27 at 3pm through Tock, call 310-451-2311 or email Available for pickup on December 31 and January 1 from 9am to 2pm. View the full menu.

Milo & Olive
Starting at 9am, New Year’s Day Brunch includes skillet cornbread with fried eggs, shaved rosemary ham and arugula, crispy risotto cakes with sunny eggs, feta and baby kale, plus more. Reservations are available but walk-ins are accepted.

Stella Barra’s New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch
On Saturday, January 1st from 10am to 3pm, Stella Barra’s annual New Year’s Day PJ Party kicks off! Guests dining in their favorite set of cozy pajamas will receive a Stella Barra gift card EQUAL to the price of their meal (minus tax and gratuity) for a future visit. Champagne and beer buckets and make-your-own-mimosa options will also be available. Make a dining reservation online or call 310-396-9250.

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