Here’s where to party in San Diego this New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2020 with these 10 glamorous parties, galas, shows and more.
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Celebrate the end of 2019 — and the decade — with these bashes, big and small, around San Diego on Dec. 31.


Celebrate 2020 at this popular two-night party hosted by West Coast Raves. Headliners on Monday, Dec. 30, are Rezz and bass duo Slander; on New Year’s Eve dance to EDM giants Virtualself and Kayzo. (Also on Dec. 30.)

Pechanga Arena, Midway District,

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala

The party boasts ballrooms for whatever you’re in the mood for — retro music, dance or house. But be sure to check out the many tribute bands including Robot Rok (Daft Punk), Arena (Duran Duran) and The Cured (The Cure). Your ticket also includes access to endless food and drink stations.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, downtown,

Bottoms Up NYE

You’ll get just what it sounds like with this party: bottomless drinks! Also up for grabs at this “party from the street to the sky”: all-you-can-eat gourmet dining stations, including a sushi bar and a chocolate fountain on hand plus dancing on the first and 22nd floors.

Altitude Sky Lounge, downtown,

Gather your friends and grab tickets to these local NYE happenings.
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Lafayette Hotel’s Roaring 2020s

Another flapper party to ring in the ’20s (the 2020s, that is). The Lafayette Hotel will transform into a Prohibition-era speakeasy, with live music, dancers and DJs.

Lafayette Hotel, North Park,

New Year’s Eve with Klingande

French DJ and producer Klingande headlines the show at Omnia Nightclub during a full weekend of New Year’s festivities.

Omnia Nightclub, downtown,

Hard Rock Hotel 2020

Tokyo Nights is the theme of this 2020 bash. You’ll find seven rooms packed with DJs and dance music, and 25 bars throughout the hotel serving up champagne and other libations.

Hard Rock Hotel, downtown,

Boys Noize and Elax at Spin

Celebrate with popular dance DJ Boys Noize at this late-night party that goes until 4 a.m. Elax will also be spinning at this 21-and-up event.

Spin Nightclub, Midtown,

Oxford Social Club

You’ll want to get dressed up for this sophisticated celebration that boasts DJs, gourmet food and plenty of Instagrammable moments.

Oxford Social Club, downtown,

Ghastly at Bassmnt

Arizona-born, California-based dubstep producer David Lee Crow rings in the New Year with a set that’s sure to include one of his six new singles. (Scott McDonald)

Bassmnt, downtown,

Parq Nightclub’s Ball on Broadway

Together with Five Group, this Parq party will feature five different rooms, each with a distinct musical experience. This popular party sells out each year, so get a jump on tickets.

Parq, downtown,