While everyone is busy getting stocking stuffers and last minute decorations, don’t forget to make plans for New Year’s. Besides great food and unbeatable beaches, San Diego knows how to throw a great party. So after you get everyone crossed off your list, take a hint from a few of these area bashes. Toast to the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!
Midnight in Paris New Year’s Eve 2013
Head to the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter for access inside one of the city’s hottest New Year’s Eve parties. The event will take place inside the Westin San Diego California Ballroom where guests will enjoy an open bar all night long; VIP guests will enjoy the Westin’s Top Shelf Premium offerings. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event, and with music provided by DJ Scotty Boy, dancing, and a state-of-the-art sound system and light show to help countdown to 2013, that’s no surprise! Dress is semi-formal and tickets start at $89.
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Moonlight New Year’s Eve Cruise 2013
Celebrate the New Year in style with the 2013 Moonlight New Years Eve Cruise. Setting sail at 9 pm from North Harbor Drive, guests can enjoy views of the San Diego Skyline, the Coronado Bridge, and the harbor while reveling in the beauty of the $15 million California Spirit luxury yacht. Enjoy two floors of deejayed music, dancing, and an open bar throughout the night. The cruise will also feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres and complimentary party favors until 2 am. Tickets start at $95.
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Catamaran NYE Beach Party
For those opting to stay away from downtown, The Catamaran Resort and Spa offers five rooms of “top-tier entertainment,” free shuttle access, themed photo booths, casino, deejays, and two night cruise times to choose from. So if you’d like to countdown on dry land or welcome in the New Year with your “sea legs” on Mission Bay, the choice is yours! The cruisers also featured deejays and entertainment and the chance for VIP party boat upgrades. The Catamaran New Year’s Eve bash features an all-inclusive open bar, hors d’oeuvres party favors, and a midnight champagne toast.
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Andaz New Year's Eve Bash
If you want inside one of the most dynamic New Year’s parties of the night, take a look at the Andaz San Diego. General Manager Rusty Middleton said, “With multiple parties happening simultaneously within the hotel and world renowned deejays spinning throughout the entire celebration, it is going to be the biggest and best party we’ve ever hosted.” Deejays include Drop The Lime from New York City and GRUM from Scotland. Guests can enjoy a “series of venues” inside the Andaz, moving from the sub-level Ivy Nightclub, to the main floor Ivy Wine Bar to the Ivy Rooftop, which offers a panoramic view of San Diego’s cityscapes. Electronic music by Drop The Lime and GRUM will keep the party going, while entertainers such as R.O.B.O.T., Brady Spear, ScreenWerks featuring Steve1der, Este, Murphi Kennedy, Angle and Lipstik Inc. dancers will also keep energy high. Tickets start at $50.
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W San Diego New Year's Party
Do this New Year’s right. The W San Diego is celebrating the arrival of 2013 with a sense of class. The freshly renovated hotel has its party face ready to go, with a heated rooftop patio, upstairs bar and lounge, and grand room just aching for this ball to begin. Open bar, complete with top shelf premium offerings will begin at 9:30 and last until 1:30. Deejays will play house and Top 40 hits while a luxurious countdown and midnight balloon drop is also planned. Dress is black tie optional and tickets begin at $95.