Holiday | San Diego New Year’s Eve / Day 2016 Celebrations

San Diego New Year’s Eve / Day 2016 Celebrations

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Hotel del Coronado

It’s nearly 2016 and San Diego has a variety of ways to ring in the new year. Want to get in on the action? Check out our roundup of the best San Diego New Year’s Eve parties and New Year’s Day dining.

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Gala at Hotel Del Coronado
The ocean view ballroom will be transformed into “Havana Nights” for a gala with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the heated Garden Patio, followed by a five-course dinner and a grand open bar. Dance to a 10-piece Cuban inspired orchestra and at midnight, enjoy a champagne toast. $350/pp. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6611. hoteldel.com

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Toast the new year with rare and vintage brews at Stone Brewery. From 8 p.m.-1 a.m., enjoy food and dessert stations, a dance floor and live music throughout the entire venue, an outdoor cigar lounge and three beers or selected wines of choice. 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station. stonebrewing.com

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Big Night San Diego

Big Night San Diego
Ring in 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront with an all-inclusive party featuring ten party areas, five dance floors, DJ sets by Brody Jenner and Devin Lucien, food and drinks and a huge midnight celebration. 1 Park Blvd., downtown, bignightsandiego.com

New Year’s Eve Beach Party
Pacific Beach’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash comes to the Catamaran Resort. Enjoy all-inclusive entrance with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, four rooms of entertainment, photo booths, and an optional VIP party boat upgrade aboard the three-story William D. Evans sternwheeler. 3999 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, 619.246.3625. newyearsevesandiegoparty.com

Ring in 2016 on a Hornblower Cruise
Cheers to 2016! Sail into the new year aboard one of Hornblower Cruise’s finest yachts. Take in the scenic San Diego Bay lit to perfection, and dance the night away on the New Year’s Eve dinner cruise, or enjoy a relaxing January 1st aboard the brunch cruise. Tickets start at $165. 1800 N. Harbor Dr. 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Party at Maritime Museum
Celebrate the New Year with the Maritime Museum of San Diego at the Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Party aboard the transformed McKinney deck’s classy lounge on the historic Steam Ferry Berkeley. Enjoy two stages of DJs, a photo booth and live art performance. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org

L’Auberge Del Mar
Enjoy a special three-course dinner at L’Auberge Del Mar’s Kitchen 1540. Optional champagne pairings are available and singer/songwriter Michael Tiernan will perform throughout the evening. Menu highlights include oysters, lamb tartare with quail egg, lobster bisque, guinea fowl and dry aged beef pot roast. After dinner, enjoy music by the David Shyde Band and DJ Gabe Vega from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $125/pp. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.259.1515. laubergedelmar.com

Humphrey’s Restaurant and Backstage Live
Humphrey’s Restaurant hosts a special four-course dinner with a complimentary champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. Enjoy live music by sax sensation, Reggie Smith, for dancing above the harbor lights. $139/pp. humphreysrestaurant.com. If you’re craving a little more high energy, head to Humphreys Backstage Live, the indoor music venue. Music group, Detroit Underground, will keep everyone on the dance floor. $79/pp. 2241 Shelter Island Dr., Shelter Island, 619.224.3577. humphreysbackstagelive.com

The US Grant Bivouac New Year’s Eve Party
La Vie Boheme! Hosted in The US Grant’s former speakeasy, Bivouac 2016 promises to be a glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration with a secret entry, hosted prosecco, absinthe cocktails, live music and DJ entertainment from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 326 Broadway, downtown. grantgrill.com

Le Parfait Paris
Celebrate the New Year with Le Parfait Paris, for a Parisian style bash. The party will kick off at 3 p.m., when the clock will have just struck midnight in Paris, and will continue throughout the night. Enjoy $16 bottomless champagne or a $12 specialty champagne cocktail served with a gold flaked macaron. 555 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.245.4457. leparfaitparis.com

The Lafayette Hotel
North Park’s historic hotel is hosting a 1920s New Orleans-themed event, showcasing some of San Diego’s most talented musicians. Wander throughout the hotel to see the French Quarter, The Bayou, and Voodoo Lounge come to life with stilt walkers, tarot readers, caricature artists and more. Enjoy the prix-fixe menu with highlights like butternut squash bisque, pan roasted halibut, petite filet mignon, butterscotch pudding and greek yogurt cheesecake. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 619.780.0366. eventbrite.com

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
To really get away and enjoy the rustic charm of San Pasqual Valley, head to The Ranch at Bandy Canyon for a beautiful buffet dinner prepared by Chef Patrick Ponsaty of Bellamy’s. Guests will enjoy two drinks, a champagne toast, and dinner with a full-service cash bar also available. $125/pp. 16251 Bandy Canyon Rd., Escondido, 760.871.6494. bandycanyon.com

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Commemorate the year with a grand, nine-course affair of contemporary French cuisine at Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Addison restaurant. Enjoy optional wine pairings with the meal, then head to The Grand NYE Party at Club M with pulse-pounding DJ beats, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., Del Mar, 858.314.1900. fairmont.com

Draft
Head to South Mission Beach for a beach front New Year’s Celebration overlooking the Pacific. Hosted “hoppy” hour from 8-9 p.m. features Green Flash brews and Skyy vodka cocktails. Enjoy live music, photo booths and bubbles at midnight. $25/pp. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach. draftsandiego.com

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“The Hangover” at Cafe 222

New Year’s Day
Cafe 222
Back by popular demand, Cafe 222 is helping everyone recover from their New Year’s celebrations with “The Hangover” breakfast platter. Enjoy a malted waffle, two pancakes, two eggs, two sausage links, and two strips of turkey bacon. Anyone still in the prior night’s party dress or tuxedo will enjoy the oversize breakfast for half the price. 222 Island Ave., Marina District, 619.236.9902. cafe222.com

Cafe Gratitude
Bounce back from all the holiday festivities and kick 2016 off in a healthy way with a juice on the run or a healthy tonic or elixir from Cafe Gratitude. The Little Italy locale is offering 50% a 1, 3 or 5 day cleanse program to incentivize healthy living. 1980 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.736.5077. cafegratitude.com

Backyard Kitchen
Cure your hangover from the night before with New Year’s Day brunch at Backyard Kitchen & Tap. Specials include create-your-own Bloody Mary bar and mimosa flights. Backyard will also provide all brunch guests with complimentary hangover gift bags. 832 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.859.2593. backyardpb.com

La Jolla Polar Bear Plunge
Make this the New Year’s day you work up the nerve to join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in their annual polar bear swim, 10 a.m. at La Jolla shores. After the dip, enjoy cider and coffee and a potluck lunch. Be sure to bring warm clothes for after the swim! La Jolla Shores, La Jolla. lajollacoveswimclub.com

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