When it comes to ringing in the new year in style, there are an abundance of options in northern and southern California for a luxurious celebration. Here are our top picks for San Francisco and Los Angeles.

San Francisco Symphony with Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane will be performing holiday favorites, conducted by Edwin Outwater, at Davies Symphony Hall to ring in the New Year. Priced from $89 to $264.

EPIC Inside The Park Central Hotel

Union Square’s newest luxury hotel, Park Central Hotel, will present multiple dance floors, two giant screens, some of the Bay Area’s best DJs, and “the most EPIC Balloon Drop the city has to offer!” Priced from $45 to 459.

W San Francisco New Year’s 2018

Spend an exciting evening among fellow revelers at the W San Francisco, with six DJs, four rooms of music, and a four-hour premium hosted bar. Tickets and packages from $139 to $3,195.

Speakeasy NYE 

Head to this prohibition-era speakeasy, where the activities will include gambling, dancing, live music, and enjoying handcrafted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Prices from $195 to $475. 

San Francisco Dinner Cruise

What better way to usher in 2018 than on the water, enjoying the spectacular San Francisco sights?! A New Year’s Eve cruise on the California Hornblower offers a four-course gourmet dinner, open bar, dancing, live entertainment, and an amazing view of midnight fireworks. Priced at $310 per person.

Looking for something a little different for your New Year’s Eve celebration? How about a tango performance and Latin-themed soiree with live entertainment, dancing, tapas, drinks, and prizes?! Prices range from $65 to $189.

San Francisco’s Ultimate NYE 2018

Head to this unique event space across from AT&T Park for 20,000 square feet of dance floors and lounges, with state-of-the-art lighting, an incredible sound system, and two balloon drops. Pricing ranges from $29 to $549.


Masquerade Ball — Basement Tavern

Not only is this New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball hosted at The Victorian in Santa Monica, the event is also a fundraiser for the California Heritage Museum. General admission $50, Bottle Service for six, $500.

Nest & Wp24 — The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown Los Angeles

Enjoy champagne and a caviar tasting menu with views that are just as delicious at Nest at WP24 on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton in Downtown L.A. $120 for two guests. Or, luxuriate in Wolfgang Puck’s special three-course prix fixe ($75 per person) or seven-course menu ($165 per person) at hotspot WP24.

Nyelectric W Hollywood Rooftop

W Hollywood Loft & Rooftop Lounge and NYElectric promise the “swankiest New Year’s Eve dance party that Hollywood has ever seen” this New Year’s Eve. Prices from $139 to $3,495

Baltaire — “A Night In Monte Carlo”

A night in Monte Carlo sounds great any day of the year, but on New Year’s Eve, Brentwood favorite Baltaire will transform with a $250 per person prix fixe menu.


Westside darling and Michelin-starred Mélisse presents two New Year’s Eve seatings: A $160 per person first seating and a second seating that also includes music and dancing, priced at $325 per person.

TAO Group

TAO Group offers the ultimate New Year’s Eve indulgence with cuisine from TAO Asian Bistro and Beauty & Essex, 360-degree city views from The Highlight Room, and live DJ and dancing at Avenue. Packages range from $99 to $3,000.