New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting days of the entire year – the thought of a new start is nearly as intoxicating as the abundant amounts of champagne available at most events. If you’ll be in southern California for New Year’s Eve this year, here are our recommendations for the top 5 places to celebrate New Year’s in Santa Monica.

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party by Stage + Table

Celebrate the Roaring (19)20s one last time before we hit the year 2020 with an all-inclusive boutique event. This Great Gatsby New Year’s in Santa Monica costs $75-95 per person and includes food, drink, and interactive entertainment. Be sure to wear on theme or cocktail attire!

Magicopolis’ New Year’s Eve Party

Not a fan of cocktail parties? The Magicopolis New Year’s Eve Party may be the party you’re looking for! For only $32.50 per person, you get to attend Magicopolis’ longest-running and most critically acclaimed show, “Escape Reality.” You’ll also get to learn some magic tricks and receive a souvenir bag of magic tricks, hats and noisemakers, soft drinks, popcorn, and lots of surprises with one glass of champagne or sparkling cider at midnight to toast to the future.

NYE At Hotel Shangri-La Rooftop

Ring in 2019 in style at the Hotel Shangri-La Penthouse Rooftop, the only indoor-outdoor rooftop bar in Santa Monica. There are various packages at price ranges from $117.09-$2,000 per person depending on what you want to include. Be sure to dress to the nines for this extravagant event.

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New Year’s Eve 2019 At Hotel Casa del Mar

If you love to dance, then Hotel Casa del Mar is the place to celebrate New Year’s in Santa Monica this year. In addition to DJ Harmony, there will be performances by SIR DUKE featuring Vince Walker and Greylyn (from The Voice). Tickets range in price from $125-$5,000 per person. Each ticket includes three drinks, midnight bubbly toast, and late-night bites.

Crawl Til The Ball Falls New Year’s Eve 2019 Bar Crawl

Do you get tired of staying in one place for too long? The Crawl Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl may be the perfect way for you to bring in 2019. Buy a ticket online for only $10, then when you check in at West End (1301 5th St.) between 6 and 11 pm, you’ll get a wristband and a map with participating bars and their drink specials. Why commit yourself to just one bar for the entire evening?

Before You Celebrate New Year’s In Santa Monica…

New Year’s Eve parties can be expensive affairs with more alcohol than you would probably drink under normal circumstances. Why not start your evening here at the world-famous Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café on the Santa Monica Boardwalk? We have budget-friendly delicious meals to fill your stomach for a great price before you hit up that New Year’s in Santa Monica party.

Be sure to check out our menu and Facebook page before you plan your big night!