New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara is filled with events and activities to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 with excitement. From memorable dining experiences and all-night dance parties to outdoor wellness activities, we invite you to toast to the year ahead, Santa Barbara-style. Here is your complete guide to New Year’s Eve events in Santa Barbara.
Please be sure to call and confirm event details in advance. Reservations and tickets may be required.
NEW YEAR’S EVE Events & ACTIVITIES
New Year’s Eve Champagne Cruise, Dec. 31 from 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Start 2024 in style aboard the Double Dolphin this New Year’s Eve. Cheers to the end of the year with bountiful Champagne and unbeatable views of The American Riviera®. The view of the California coastline is one you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to pack a jacket, as it can get chilly out on the water.
Cost: $110 per person.
New Year’s Eve Bash at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.
Come celebrate NYE at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club for an evening of beats from DJ Darla Bea and Area 51. Feeling like dinner and a show? Book the NYE dinner package and enjoy a four course meal on the patio or back bar before jamming out all night.
Cost: $45-$157 per person. This is a 21+ only event.
Awaken: A NYE Celebration, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Step into a conscious and transformative New Year’s Eve experience of mind, body, and soul at this spiritual event. Join a diverse and inclusive community to celebrate, connect and set your intentions for the coming year. This magnetic space is filled with live music, intentional movement and moments of deep connection.
Cost: $45-$150 per person.
New Year’s Eve with the Symphony, Dec. 31 from 8:30-10 p.m.
Join the city’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebration at Granada Theatre! Presented by the Santa Barbara Symphony, fan-favorite Bob Bernhardt returns to guest conduct a rousing program of glitz, glamor and symphonic joy to ring in the new year.
Cost: $35-$175 per person.
New Year’s Eve Le Bal Cristal, Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Join Rosewood Miramar Beach this New Year’s Eve for a glimmering night of elegance and exclusive service. For this New Year’s Eve celebration, inspired by a one-of-a-kind speakeasy, guests will be treated to lively libations, spectacular performers, one of LA’s top dance bands, champagne toasts and so much more in the fabulous Chandelier Ballroom.
Cost: $375-$549 per person.
New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.
Why choose just one place to ring in the New Year? Say hello to 2024 and celebrate in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara at numerous parties during the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl. Bounce from bar to bar, each location offering exclusive drink specials to toast to the occasion. Your ticket will include more than eight different NYE parties, free welcome shot tickets at select venues, exclusive drink specials and a pub crawl map to all participating bars, lounges, and nightclubs.
Cost: $19-$29 per person. This is a 21+ only event.
New Year’s Eve Menus
New Year’s Eve Brunch at El Encanto, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spend New Year’s Eve at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, where the holiday offerings are just as wonderful as the Coastal California views. Start your day with a delicious Bossa Nova Brunch Buffet. 21-and-older guests can enjoy complimentary champagne while listening to a two-piece Bossa Nova Live Jazz throughout the meal.
Cost: $110 per adult, $65 per child (ages 6-12 years old).
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Caruso’s, Dec. 31 from 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Cheers to 2024 with an oceanfront dinner at Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach. A special eight-course prix fixe menu created by chef Massimo Falsini will ensure your final meal of 2024 is among the most memorable.
Cost: $425 per person, children under eight years old are free.
Midnight Rendezvous at The Manor Bar, Dec. 31 from 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Ring in the new year at The Manor Bar at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Bathed in candlelight, the sophisticated establishment will host an evening of elegant revelries featuring live music and dancing. Enjoy a midnight countdown, Champagne specials and more when ringing in the new year.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Walk-ins welcome.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Revere Room, Dec. 31 from 5-9 p.m.
A night of unmatched elegance awaits at Rosewood Miramar Beach, the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Share an unforgettable meal with a special four-course prix fixe menu at The Revere Room composed of coastal-inspired festive cuisine.
Cost: $165 per adult, $75 per child ages (4-12 years old).
New Year’s Eve Dinner at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, Dec. 31 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Live music fills the air as festive cocktails and flavorsome classics tempt your tastebuds at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel this New Year’s Eve. Savor a sumptuous five-course holiday dinner and welcome the new year with glitz, glamor and clinking champagne flutes.
Cost: $195 per adult, $65 per child (ages 6-12 years old).
NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
New Year’s Day Kayaking at Channel Islands National Park, Jan. 1, 2024 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kick off 2024 with an epic adventure at Channel Islands National Park with Santa Barbara Adventure Company. Witness first-hand how the abundant marine life, pristine kelp forests, rugged coastline and hidden sea caves of Santa Cruz Island come together to make the Channel Islands the world-class adventure destination that it is.
Cost: $169/person, $158/child ages 12 and under.
New Year’s Day Wine Tour, Jan. 1, 2024 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bring some cheer into your New Year! There’s no better way to kick off the first day of 2024 than with a trip to Santa Barbara wine country, where Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours will take you on an adventure to wine country’s esteemed vineyards and tasting rooms. Leave the planning to the professionals—all you need to worry about is sipping and enjoying the new year, California-style.
New Year’s Day Polar Dip, Jan. 4, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.
Ring in the New Year with a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean! Everyone is invited, whether you are braving the icy waters yourself or attending as a spectator and providing moral support. This year promises to be bigger than ever with prizes, giveaways, celebs and congratulatory beverages.
Cost: Admission is free.
NEW YEAR’S DAY MENUS
New Year’s Day Brunch at El Encanto, Jan. 1, 2024 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spend New Year’s Day at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, where the holiday offerings are just as wonderful as the Coastal California views. Start your day with a delicious Bossa Nova Brunch Buffet, which includes Champagne and two-piece Bossa Nova Live Jazz throughout the meal.
Cost: $110 per adult, $65 per child (ages 6-12 years old).
New Year’s Day Dinner at El Encanto, Jan. 1, 2024 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Spend New Year’s Day at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel and enjoy dinner with a view with the existing à la carte menu and pricing, showcasing items like Brandt Farm Beef Fillet, Cedar Planked King Salmon, plant-based options and more.
Cost: Varies by menu item.
Be sure to check back! Additional activities will be added as details become available. If you are a business within the Santa Barbara South Coast and would like your New Year’s Eve event listed, please contact [email protected].