Celebrating the New Year in Santa Monica

Please note that the New Year’s events & specials listed below are for 2022/2023. Check back for 2023/2024 New Year offers.

What better way to ring in 2023 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.

Check back often as new events and dining options are added.

Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Festivities

50th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at Santa Monica Playhouse
December 31, 2022; 7pm & 10pm shows
The 10pm show features a midnight meet ’n’ greet and more champagne with the cast. The early-bird 7pm celebration offers everything that the later show does and is a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the entire family, letting the kids have a safe and sane New Year’s Eve treat, and get home at a reasonable hour, or kick off an evening of after-theatre dining and celebrating. Purchase tickets here.

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: NYE Bar Crawl 2023
December 31, 2022; 6pm onwards
Barcrawlerz is a Bar Crawl like no other. Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls features the best drink specials and the best bars in town. Grab friends and get ready to ring in the new year with the best of friends and drinks! Purchase tickets here.

New Years Eve 2023 at The Bungalow Santa Monica
December 31, 2022; 8pm onwards
Trust us when we say you do not want to miss this year’s NYE party! Get your tickets here.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Misfits
December 31, 2022; 9pm – 1am
Celebrate the stroke of midnight at The Misfit! Welcome 2023 with drinks, DJ Cali Los, and bites all night.

Westside Winter Wonderland at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Count down to 2023 in grand style at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. Come for big band-style entertainment with live performances from jazz vocalists, The Satin Dollz, and tap dancers, and stay for specialty cocktails, festive cuisine, and a midnight countdown. Reservations are required in advance and parking validation is available for a reduced fee. Click here for specialty reservations at Blue Streak. For more information and general admission tickets, click here.

New Year’s Eve at 1212
NYE is always better by the ocean! Start 2023 off right in the heart of Santa Monica. Dance and drink together for the most memorable entrance of a new year yet! Grab your tickets while they last. Limited quantities available.

New Year’s Eve at Proper Hotel
Ring in the new year with a celebratory evening at Calabra’s stately rooftop with sweeping views of the Pacific. Calabra will be keeping it festive with elevated fare, chilled champagne (complimentary toast at midnight), lively jams, and a poolside countdown to midnight. For a more intimate vibe, toast to new beginnings at Palma’s art-filled lobby lounge with your closest few. Celebrate with a festive meal, endless bubbles, and live DJ spins into the new year. Click here for reservations.

2023 New Year’s Eve Countdown Pub Crawl Experience
December 31, 2022; 6pm onwards
The Santa Monica New Years Eve Pub Crawl is back; and we’ve taken care of the party for you! We go all out this NYE in Santa Monica’s most famous bar hopping destinations with VIP entry to fantastic venues, exclusive deals and drink specials as low as $4 Drafts and 2-for-1 Premiums & Champagnes! Purchase tickets here.

New Years Celebration at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
December 31, 2022; 3:30pm – 1:30am
Join Fairmont Miramar for New Year’s Resolutions, with light snacks, live music, and a balloon drop at midnight. Curated champagne cart and cocktails will be served until 1:30 am. No reservations— first come, first served.

NYE Women’s Wellness Event
December 31, 2022; 1pm – 4pm
Join for an intentional New Year’s Eve celebration of YOU! There’s no better way to close out the year than to mindfully reflect, let go, and invite in what we want to be part of our lives. Find more information here.

New Year’s Eve at The Room
December 31, 2022; 9pm-1am
Live it up this New Year’s Eve and ring in 2022 at one of the best bars in Santa Monica.

NYE Open Bar at Lanea & Cult
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve “Among Friends”! Lanea and Cult are combining two next-door venues with a premium open bar for a night to remember. Dance the night away in the disco inferno themed Cult or let your neon side shine at Lanea.

NYE Prom Night at The Victorian
The Victorian in Santa Monica will be hosting a NYE Prom on December 31st. Tickets are available for purchase for $35, along with bottle service pricing upon request. The evening will incorporate an 80’s prom theme with spiked punch, photo booths, prom king and queen, a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres upon arrival and a confetti countdown.

Cheers to the New Year’s at Bodega Wine Bar
Come hang at Bodega Wine Bar and welcome the New Year in style. Wine will indeed be flowing at this no cover party, including rocking tunes from DJs. Doors open at 8pm.

NYE Countdown to 2023 at Pacific Park
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will once again countdown to the new year with a dazzling display of lights on the Pacific Wheel situated over Santa Monica State Beach. You can see the enormous, 90-foot-tall display from the beaches south of the Santa Monica Pier or online at https://www.pacpark.com/live. 


2023 New Year’s Day Happenings

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Guests staying at the hotel can join Seaside Cinema and enjoy timeless holiday classic films and munchies from our movie menu on the 7th-floor landing.

Ice Santa Monica

Visit Winterlit’s Ice at Santa Monica to experience all-day ice skating. Skate under the stars at the only 8,000 square-foot outdoor ice rink on the Westside and enjoy no timed sessions, no limits and an all-day skate pass lets you skate to your heart’s content and includes re-entry. Join on January 5 and 10 to participate in Ice Santa Monica’s first ever Ice Yoga event. Learn more.


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