NYE Party Guide

Count down to the New Year in style at San Diego’s top New Year’s Eve parties. So far, your best bets for NYE 2013 in San Diego are Big Night at the Hilton Bayfront with The Silent Comedy performing live, OMFG at Valley View Casino Center with EDM stars Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke and Hardwell, or the New Year’s Eve Beach Party at Catamaran with an open bar, Sleeping Giant DJs and party boat upgrades.

Discover the best 2013 New Year’s Eve parties in San Diego.


New Year’s Eve Yacht Party 2013 on the Inspiration Yacht

The 7th annual all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Yacht Party takes guests on a triple-deck yacht with 1,000 other VIPs. While sailing the smooth waters of San Diego Bay, party goers will revel in the top shelf open bar, a glass of champagne upon boarding, twelve bars, three levels of music, the dance club deck, and a festive party hat and noise makers to ring in the New Year. It’s the ideal way to ring in 2013 – right on the water. VIP tickets starts at $179. YachtParty2013.com

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve 2013 at Hilton Bayfront

The annual Big Night party is back for New Year’s Eve in San Diego. Returning to the Hilton Bayfront, Big Night will celebrate 2013 with 12 themed party areas, six dance floors and a big balloon drop at midnight. The entertainment lineup includes live bands The Silent Comedy, The Dance Party and Sirens Crush, plus DJs Happee, Heavygrinder, Mike Czech and more. Best part of this bash? Your ticket gets you open bar all night. GA tickets start at $109. bignightsandiego.com

OMFG NYE 2013 at Valley View Casino Center

LED Presents is playing host to OMFG NYE, a two night affair taking place at the former Sports Arena Sunday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Dec. 31. EDM heads can ring in the New Year with 16+ hours of electro-house music. Sunday headliners are Calvin Harris, Nero (DJ set), Nervo and Kill the Noise. Monday picks back up with Laidback Luke, Hardwelll, Zedd and more. Beats will drop from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. both nights. GA tickets start at $60 per night. 18+, 21+ to drink. mylifeeveryday.com

2013 New Year’s Eve Beach Partyat Catamaran Resort

VAVi’s signature NYE party is taking over Mission Bay for New Year’s Eve. The all-inclusive NYE bash spans four rooms with 8+ DJs, in addition to a VIP party boat upgrade. Sleeping Giant Music will provide the entertainment with DJs Fresh One, Chris Cutz, G-Roy, Sanjay, Artistic, Jon Sautter, Fishfonics, Billy the Kid and Who with Paulo da Rosa. Your GA ticket includes open bar and appetizers. If you upgrade to VIP, hop on the party boat (with more DJs, bars and casino games) and cruise around Mission Bay while the fireworks burst. 21+. GA tickets start at $109, VIP starts at $139. newyearsevesandiegoparty.com

2013 New Year’s Eveat Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

The Hard Rock will once again host its hotel-wide New Year’s Eve party with 12+ DJs throughout five venues on three floors. Ring in the New Year with DJ duo EC Twins in Legends Ballroom. More perks include Starry Eyed Music DJs Jon Dadon, Kurch, and Ri throwing it down inside Edge. Outside at Float and Woodstock, dance to beats by Kevin Brown and Chris Garcia, or head downstairs for DJ Loczi in 207. More details TBD. sdnye.com

Bottoms Up NYE 2013 at Marriott Gaslamp

This top-pick party takes over the entire Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, from the street level restaurant and bar, to the outdoor rooftop lounge perched 22 stories above the city lights. Guests can feast at buffets in Soleil @k, sip at the hosted bar at Latitude Lounge, cruise up to ALTITUDE Sky Lounge for more hosted cocktails and dance under the stars. A complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight will be provided to all patrons. To complete your night, book a hotel room to share with that special someone or a group of friends. GA tickets starts at $150. bottomsup2013.com

New Year’s Eveat Ivy Nightclub

Head to Ivy Nightclub at Andaz San Diego this New Year’s Eve to celebrate in style. This year’s party will span five venues (including the adjoining Katsuya by Starck) with live entertainment, featuring New York DJ Drop the Lime and electronic musician GRUM. More hot beats through the night will include R.O.B.O.T., Brady Spear, ScreenWerks featuring Steve1der, Este, Murphi Kenndy, Angle, and the always-stunning Lipstik Inc. dancers. Perks include playful party favors and a midnight champagne toast. GA tickets start at $50. ivyentertainmentsandiego.com

Casbah Presents: New Year’s Eve at Lafayette Hotel

Local music fans will gather in North Park for New Year’s Eve. At this Casbah presented party, ring in the New Year with live performances by San Diego bands like Little Hurricane, Get Back Loretta, Blackout Party, The Creepy Creeps, Shake Before Us, The Amandas, The Heavy Guilt Trio and Creepxotica. Performances will fill the hotel, from the Mississippi Ballroom, to the poolside veranda. 21+. Tickets are $40. lafayettenye.com

Shout in the New Year at the Shout! House

Don’t start 2013 with another quiet night in…Shout out your excitement at the only place in town that demands you do. At the Shout! House New Year’s Eve bash, the exclusive party package includes the spectacular dueling piano show, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a souvenir “Shout! House” embossed champagne glass. This party has sold out the past eight years. Tickets start at $50. theshouthouse.com

New Year’s Eve ft. Gran Masta Rats at Zenbu Sushi

If you’re looking for a laidback New Year’s Eve destination in North County, check out Zenbu Sushi in Cardiff. This swanky sushi lounge is bringing in Grand Masta Rats to spin an all-vinyl DJ set of old school R&B, funk and hip-hop sounds. Celebrate without breaking the bank at this no-cover party with $6 24 oz. Modelo beers, $6 Svedka vodka cocktails, $6 Hendrick’s gin cocktails and more drink specials all night. Zenbu will be serving late night sushi to keep your spirits high.

NYE 2013 Block Party ft. DJ Melo-D at House of Blues

House of Blues will bring out the party people to experience a New Year’s Eve of epic proportions. They’ll be celebrating with world-renowned DJ Melo-D, plus 10 other DJS, dance performers and lavishly dressed masquerade hostesses. Guests will also enjoy a midnight champagne toast, plus a special effect light show, LED party favors and a green-screen photo booth. GA tickets start at $35. hobblockparty.com

La Fin du Monde at Quality Social

An alternative to big hotel bashes is Quality Social’s vintage Parisian New Year’s Eve party. The industrial downtown bar will evoke a whimsical European vibe, with live art by Abbazzabba Coltrane. DJs Groundfloor and Blancnoire will spin a fresh mix of indie, house and dance music, while patrons indulge in a hosted premium bar all night. More party perks include tray passed hors d’oeuvres and a sparkling wine toast at midnight. 21+. GA tickets start at $85. qualitysocialnye.eventbrite.com

New Year’s Eve ft. Mike Jones at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse

If Pussycat Dolls and rap music speak to you, spend New Year’s Eve downtown at the PCD Dollhouse. This bedazzled underground club is bringing in rapper Mike Jones, who will perform live on NYE night as the San Diego Dolls entertain with burlesque moves on signature Pussycat props. 21+. GA tickets start at $40. pcddollhouse.com

New Year’s Eve at Sevilla Nightclub

Party with Spanish flair at the Sevilla Nightclub New Year’s Eve decadent bash. Guests will enjoy a hosted bar from 8pm to 10pm and then dance the night away to beats by DJ Retep and DJ Seize. VIP bottle service packages are highly encouraged at this celebration, available at various price points in Silver, Gold or Platinum Packages. GA tickets start at $25. sevillanightclub.com

High Society Soiree at Bar West

Bar West is counting down to the New Year in the glitz of the roaring 1920s. Head back in time where bootleggers reigned, speakeasies flourished, and the movers and shakers lived between secrets and wealth. With endless bubbly, Bar West’s High Society Soiree takes guests back to the decade of true excess and luxury. Enjoy hosted tray passed hors d’oeuvres and premium bar from 8pm-10pm and a hosted champagne toast at midnight. GA tickets start at $50. barwestsd.com

New Year’s Eve at Onyx Room

Ring in 2013 in style at downtown San Diego’s Onyx Room. The event will feature complimentary cocktails from 8pm to 9pm, festive party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a midnight balloon drop, three unique party areas, and music from local DJs including Martin Kache, Muzik Junkies, Rags, Retep, Tony V, Rekon and more. GA tickets start at $30. onyxroom.com

Finest City New Year in East Village

Good Time Design is redeveloping the East Village nightlife scene one venue at a time. Block No. 16, Bub’s at the Ballpark, Culy Warehouse and the coming-soon Cat Eye Club and Blind Burro (former FleetWood) are all part of the same family, and are joining together to host one mega New Year’s Eve event. The Finest City New Year party will star headliner Z-Trip, with supporting sets by local DJs, across five venues via one all-access ticket. GA tickets start at $75. finestcitynewyear.com

New Year’s Eveat Stingaree

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Stingaree, featuring beats by DJ Crooked. The downtown party is sure to be a huge hit, with more names to be announced soon. GA tickets start at $50. stingaree.wantickets.com

Gateway to Gold at barleymash

Shine bright and sparkle at barleymash on New Year’s Eve. Come dressed to impress for this stylish affair and enjoy jams by DJ Ramsey. Cheers to a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Bottle service tables will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Tickets start at $25. ezevent.com

New Year’s Eve at Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel is your Little Italy destination on New Year’s Eve. Party-goers will have a premium five-hour open bar from 8pm to 1am. Plus, guests can celebrate the New Year with festive party favors, a midnight champagne toast, private cabanas and a live broadcast of the New Year’s Eve countdown with a fireworks display over the San Diego skyline. GA tickets start at $75. portovistahotel.eventbrite.com

Celebrate the New Yearat Tower 13

Music and dancing will take over Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13 from 6pm to 1am. General admission includes party favors and food items available from the preset menu. A VIP upgrade gets you exclusive entry, reserved seating, a three-course dinner, four drink tickets, midnight champagne toast and more. Still hungry? A pancake breakfast is included in the price of admission, served from 12:30am to 2am. GA tickets start at $25; VIP tickets start at $125. Tower13BeachBar.com

Champagne Ball at FLUXX

FLUXX is popping bottles for New Year’s Eve in San Diego. Head to the Gaslamp mega club Monday night for the Champagne Ball with celebratory beats by DJ Ikon. More details TBD. Also, check back for details on FLUXX’s industry NYE party with a surprise guest celebrity performance. fluxxsd.com

New Year’s Eve at Voyeur

If big arena events aren’t for you, pass on Sports Arena and head downtown to Voyeur. The home base house club will showcase New Year’s Eve entertainment by TJR and Brazzabelle. More details TBD. voyeursd.com

More NYE 2013 events on our radar:

New Year’s Eve with Bobby Lee at The American Comedy Co.

New Year’s Eve Party Cruisewith Flagship Cruises & Events

NYE ft. Dirty Sweet + Grand Tarantula at The Griffin

NYE Soiree: The Bivouac ft. Lady Dottie and the Diamonds at The US Grant Hotel

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