New Year’s Eve parties around San Diego
Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 at these rockin’ events around San Diego.
12.29-31: OMFG NYE 2019
Top shelf EDM all-stars Kaskade, Illenium and Porter Robinson headline three straight nights of music and madness in Point Loma. Support acts like Valentino Khan, San Holo, Tritonal, Boombox Cartel and many others round out the 72-hour mega-bill. — Scott McDonald
Pechange Arena San Diego (formerly Valley View Casino Center), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
12.31: New Year’s Eve: The World’s Greatest Legend
The Hotel Del’s oceanfront ballroom transforms into a lavish black-tie affair that includes an open bar, an exceptional five-course feast, and dancing to the tunes of the Mighty Untouchables.
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com
12.31: 16th annual Big Night San Diego
Your all-inclusive ticket to this unforgettable event includes unlimited drinks, a bountiful buffet, and access to eight dance floors, 10 distinct party zones and more than a dozen musical acts.
Hilton Bayfront, East Village, bignightsandiego.com
12.31: Party like an animal
Enjoy the glitz and glamour at the Pendry San Diego hotel (start off dining at Fifth & Rose, Provisional or Lion Fish) by dancing the night away to the beats of Clinton Sparks at Oxford Social Club.
Pendry San Diego, 550 J St., downtown, pendryhotels.com
12.31: Bottoms Up at Altitude
From a sprawling dining station on the street level to a sushi bar and chocolate fountain on the 22nd floor, the Marriott has you covered this New Year’s Eve with free-flowing champagne and unlimited well drinks every step of the way.
San Diego Marriott, Gaslamp, sandiegogaslamphotel.com/nye
12.31: Latin NYE at Westgate Hotel
Step into 2019 in style at this elegant celebration featuring finely crafted cocktails, a Latin-influenced buffet dinner and live music well past midnight.
Westgate Hotel, downtown, westgatehotel.com
12.31: Vintage Circus
Strolling entertainment will be found around the casino venue with various food stations offering small bites, plus there will be $1 million in giveaways with $100,000 being given out each hour between 2-11 p.m.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner (previously Valley Center), harrahssocal.com
12.31: NYE Cruise
This cruise aboard the multilevel Adventure Yacht includes two climate-controlled interior decks, a four-hour open bar and a world-class DJ to deliver you into 2019 on a high note.
Broadway Pier, downtown, newyearscruise.com
12.31: Craft Beer New Year
Give 2018 the send-off it deserves at this beer-lovers’ bonanza that includes two dance floors, three brews and light bites throughout the night.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station, eventbrite.com
12.31: Black & Gold NYE
Ring in the New Year aboard a historic steam ferry that sports a classy lounge, an expansive dance floor, and a 30-foot dessert bar overflowing with sweet treats.
Maritime Museum of San Diego, Little Italy, sdmaritime.org
12.31: NYE Beach Party
Boasting all-inclusive drinks and expanded bar service for minimal lines, this NYE experience encompasses four rooms replete with top-tier entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres some of the city’s hottest DJs.
Catamaran Resort, Pacific Beach, nyebeachparty.com
12.31: Cruisin’ at the Bahia
Enjoy a cruise around Mission Bay aboard the Bahia Belle with a package complete with overnight accommodations, appetizer buffet, live DJ, party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast.
Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Dr., Mission Beach, bahiahotel.com/new-years-eve
12.31: NYE at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Yeah, buddy! Fist pump your way into 2019 at this epic party spanning eight rooms and three floors, with entertainment provided by 15 DJs and headliners including MTV star DJ Pauly D.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Gaslamp, nyermd.com
12.31: Party Like It’s 1969
Headed downtown to party for NYE? When you finally do go to sleep, let The Bristol hotel’s newly redesigned rooms bring good visions of what’s to come in 2019. The hotel is offering room packages that include two specialty 1960’s-themed cocktails at The Bristol Bar, a hangover kit, complimentary valet parking, plus overnight accommodations for two guests.
The Bristol Hotel, 1055 First Ave., downtown, thebristolsandiego.com
12.31: Ball on Broadway
Explore five rooms with more than 10 DJs each lending a unique music experience to help revelers ring in the New Year in style.
Parq and Lair nightclubs, 615 Broadway, downtown, eventbrite.com
12.31: New Year’s Eve at Vistal
Ring in the New Year and one of San Diego’s newest waterfront locales with a champagne welcome, a 5- or 7-course dinner by chefs Amy DiBiase and Paul McCabe, plus music from an electric violinist and Gregory Page Quartet.
Vistal at the InterContinental San Diego: 901 Bayfront Court, downtown, vistalsd.com
12:31: The unicorn of NYE parties
Head downtown to the newly re-imagined Side Bar where the night’s celebrations will include unexpected glitter bombs, delicious cocktails, a DJ spinning top hits and a celebrity surprise or two.
Side Bar, 536 Market St., downtown, sidebarsd.com
12.31: NYE with Party Favor
Back at OMNIA for a third time this year, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes another stop in San Diego to close out the year. In addition to an amped-up NYE set, Ragland is sure to play a pair of recent singles — MDR with fellow Pacific EDM lister Baauer and October’s Circle Up with U.K. pop singer Bipolar Sunshine. — Scott McDonald
OMNIA San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown, omnianightclub.com