The Big List Of San Diego New Year’s Eve Parties For Any Budget

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When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, where do you see yourself?

If the answer is partying at one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events in San Diego, then you’ve come to the right place.

Of course, not all New Year’s parties are created equally, especially where cost is concerned. Whether you’re looking to save or splurge, San Diego’s nightlife offers something for everyone.

Remember, many of these events will sell out so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time. Plus, you may find a discount on pre-sale tickets if you order before the big day.

Without further ado, here’s a list of the hottest parties in the city to help you celebrate the New Year in style – regardless of how much dough you’d like to spend on the evening.


If you’re looking to save a few bucks but still have a good time on New Year’s, don’t despair! There are cheaper options available that will allow you to party with the best of them without breaking the bank.

Burlesque Ball New Years Eve at McFadden’s – $20 and up

McFaddens offers a budget friendly night-out filled with two burlesque performances, a complimentary champagne toast and a dance floor. Upgrade your evening with the VIP package that includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres for an extra good time. Black tie or burlesque attire is required.

HOB Block Party – $30 and up

The epicenter of San Diego’s largest countdown!  The HOB Block Party takes over all the rooms and stages of the legendary concert hall and transforms it into a multi-party celebration of the past, present, and future!

Florent NYE 2018 – $40 and up

Ring in the New Year at one of Gaslamp San Diego’s most electric + eclectic destinations.  Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight with music from Kid Funk and Taylor Michael, a fully-stocked bar + dancing all night long on two unique levels in the Old City Hall.  Early bird tickets start at the low price of $20.  Grab yours ASAP before they go up!

Taste and Thirst New Years Eve Pub Crawl – $40 and up

Join a pub crawl through the Gaslamp and enjoy discounted drinks all night, including $4 drafts and 2 for $16 premium drink specials. With cover charges included for six downtown hot spots and reserved VIP areas for the pub crawl at some locations, you’ll be set for a full night of fun!

The Ball On Broadway New Years Eve 2018 At Parq Nightclub – $40 and up

5 Rooms, 5 Experiences, 10 DJs. This party is sure to be off the hook so get your crew together and check it out.

New Year’s Eve at Havana 1920 – $50 and up

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Havana 1920 in true Cuban style with a 3-piece Latin jazz band, hand-crafted cocktails, and a four-course meal!  Havana 1920 will be offering three different seatings on NYE, featuring Prix Fixe menu only.

New Year’s Eve at Prohibition – $50 and up

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style as San Diego’s most exclusive speakeasy.  Join us as we dance the night away and cheers to the new adventures that await us in 2018!  Entrance is always subject to capacity, so be sure to arrive early.

An Irish New Year’s Eve – $50

The Irish know how to have a good time! That’s why it’s no surprise that Dublin Square is ringing in the New Year the Irish way, starting the day with an Irish breakfast and a champagne toast at 4:00pm PT to celebrate the Irish New Year. And of course, the party doesn’t stop after the first New Year. They’ll be serving up a four-course dinner and celebrate our New Year with, yet, another champagne toast! Reservations for dinner are limited, so don’t wait to reserve your place.

On With The Show IV – Enchanted Carnival – $65 and up

The Lafayette welcomes you to their 4th Annual On With The Show New Year’s Eve celebration: The Enchanted Carnivale’.  In town for one night only, this show will take you back in time to the travelling funfairs of the 1920s and 30s.  Come witness something you’ve never seen before.  Note: This event is 21+


So you want something a little bigger but still don’t want to pay top dollar for New Year’s? These events fit nicely into a comfortable middle-of-the-road budget.

San Diego VIP New Years Eve Club Crawl – $75 and up

Can’t decide which club you want to spend the night at? This all-access pass gives you the chance to stop by four major parties in the Gaslamp. With the pass, you can skip the lines and receive select complimentary drinks at each stop.

New Year’s Eve @ The Oxford Social Club – $75 and up

For the first time, locals and tourists can ring in the new year at the sophisticated Pendry San Diego for the biggest celebration in town. Say goodbye to 2017 in style at the luxury culinary and entertainment hub in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District.

Andaz Hotel Rooftop Party 2018 by STK – $89 and up

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While a rooftop New Year’s Eve party may be out of the question for many cities in the country, it makes perfect sense in San Diego. Enjoy the view from above while toasting the New Year with complimentary champagne at midnight and get ready to dance the night away with a live DJ. Need more? Go VIP with bottle service and you’ll get a reserved table to give your feet a break from all the dancing.

Gatsby’s House New Year’s Eve 2017 at Strider’s Ultra Lounge – $89 and up

Wind back the clocks to the 1920’s and party like it’s the Prohibition with an evening at Striders Ultra Lounge. While flapper and roaring ’20s attire is highly encouraged, you’ll be grooving to today’s top 40 music so expect a mash-up of the eras during this unique event.

NYE Club Crawl to Omnia – $90

Join 50 to 100+ other NYE Club Crawlers as our hosts walk the group from club to club with express VIP entry at each.

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala at Hilton Bayfront – 94.99 and up

The glitz & glamor is taken up an entire notch at this event that claims to be the most exciting new year’s gala in San Diego. Ten party areas, eight dance floors, all-inclusive night designed to excite!


For a top-notch New Years Eve experience, these events are the place to be. You may be spending a pretty penny to get in but you’ll also receive a memorable, unique experience that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

The Bond Ball – $119 and up

Kick off 2018 in style at this black tie affair featuring over 10 DJs and 5 rooms of music including Open Format, Hip-Hop, House, EDM and the favorites of the 80s and 90s. Showcasing an all-inclusive open bar experience, each guest will welcome the new year with an exhilarating, stylish experience. Elegant, refined and sophisticated just like the icon himself, Bond Ball 2018 at Hotel Republic

New Year’s Eve Dinner at L’Auberge Del Mar – $125 and up

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Celebrate the new year with a delicious prix fixe menu at L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540. Add wine pairings for an extra $30 to make the night extra special. You can also join the festivities at the Living Room, which will have live music from 6 to 9 PM followed by a DJ to keep the party going until 1 AM. Best of all? It’s free to attend the Living Room’s celebration!

New Years Eve Beach Party at Catamaran Resort – $129 and up

Nothing says San Diego New Year’s like a party on the beach! Join the Catamaran for an all-inclusive evening filled with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and four ballrooms filled with entertainment. You can even upgrade your ticket to the VIP party boat for a cruise around Mission Bay.

Moonlight San Diego New Year’s Eve Cruise – $165 and up

Take advantage of the mellow weather and hit the open seas, or bay, aboard the California Spirit Yacht. With two dance floors, an open bar, gourmet snacks and the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego skyline, this three-hour cruise promises to be a night to remember. Don’t forget to dress to impress!

A Passage To India NYE Gala at The Del – $375 and up

Ring in the New Year and experience A Passage to India – a celebration of the exotic sights and sounds of India.  This black-tie gala transforms the oceanfront Ballroom into a luxurious affair with decor inspired by the rich colors and vibrant art of India, featuring delectable five-courses feast, open bar and dance music by The Mighty Untouchables.  All attendees must be 21+, this event ends at 1:00AM.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego – $469 and up

Find your midnight kiss among eight glitzy, ‘grammable rooms and three floors of whimsical celebration at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  Hip hop legends, Method Man and Redman perform live!   Also joining the a star-studded lineup of DJs, acclaimed LA duo Slander take the main stage on our Woodstock outdoor entertainment terrace.  New Year’s eve packages start at $469 and include a one-night stay and two party tickets!  If you wanna go big, they also offer additional nights starting at $199 only!

No matter what you do for new years make sure you tag us (@theresandiego) and we will look forward to seeing you there!




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