New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara is filled with countless events and activities to bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020 with open arms. During this special night we raise our glasses and toast to a year well-spent and to the year ahead.
Put on your sparkly attire, let the Champagne flow and get ready to boogie the night away. There’s not a moment to be missed. Here is your complete guide to New Year’s Eve events in Santa Barbara.
Be sure to check back as more events will be added as details become available.
Shows & Performances
New Year’s Eve Pops
Join the city’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebration! Presented by the Santa Barbara Symphony, the always-entertaining Bob Bernhardt will conduct a rousing program celebrating the music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and more. Learn More
Cost: $47 – $161/person
Dante Elephante and Clean Spill at SOhO
If you are a fan of Santa Barbara’s music scene, look no further than SOhO Restaurant & Music Club to ring in 2020! Santa Barbara’s top indie rock bands will perform including Dante Elephante and Clean Spill, plus special guests Queen Tide. Wind down the year while enjoying a beverage at this legendary club. In addition to power hour drink specials, SOhO’s serving tacos all night long! Learn More
Cost: $25 to $40
Food & Drink
New Year’s Eve at Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara
Ring in the new year like its 1927 (the actual year the hotel was built) at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Dress Gatsby-style for a 1920s themed welcome reception and buffet dinner at Bella Vista. Afterward, dance the night away to a five-piece band. Learn More
Cost: $295/person, Guests are required to be 21 years or older.
Belmond El Encanto’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
As Santa Barbara sparkles with a festive glow, join Belmond El Encanto for a glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration. Welcome in the new year at this hilltop hideaway with the tinkling sounds of Champagne flutes and live jazz. Sitdown in The Dining Room for a special New Years’ Eve menu by Executive Chef Johan Denizot. The restaurant will offer two seatings (5 p.m. and 9 p.m.). Learn More
Cost: $125/person for the 5 p.m. seating; $180/person for the 9 p.m. seating
NYE 2020: A Night of Irreverent Indulgences
Celebrate the new year with a truly profound wining and dining experience. This New Years Eve event presented by the Coterie Club and Satellite Santa Barbara promises to be “the most indulgent, entertaining and positively gluttonous party” in Santa Barbara. With endless natural wine, a beautiful Coterie Club buffet and live entertainment all night, there is simply no better way to ring in the new year. The event location is included with the purchase of ticket and disclosed one week prior to the event. Formal Attire Required. Celebratory cigar service will be available. Learn More
New Year’s Eve Countdown at Hotel Californian
With views of the Funk Zone and surrounding downtown Santa Barbara, the rooftop at Hotel Californian sets the scene for a New Year’s Eve full of glitz and glamour. Learn More
Cost: $75/person plus tax
New Year’s Eve at The Set
Savor a delicious three-course New Years Eve dinner at The Set at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Reservations recommended, please call (805) 884-8535. Learn More
New Year’s Eve at opal restaurant and bar
Situated in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, opal restaurant & bar is thrilled to offer exquisite four-course dinners to patrons celebrating New Year’s Eve. All seatings include dinner, one glass of Michel Olivier Blanc De Blanc Cremant Sparkling, the chance to win opal restaurant and bar gift cards and takeaways. Later seatings will include noisemakers and party hats with live band “Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies” performing. Learn More
Cost: $80-$115/person (varies by seating time/menu offering)
New Year’s Eve at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Overlooking sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, dine at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara this New Year’s Eve. With exceptional service and gastronomic cuisine, enjoy a menu including delicious butter-poached Alaskan king crab, beef wellington with truffle duxelle and more. There will be two seatings (5 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.). Guests who dine at Angel Oak will receive special access to the resorts exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration in the Rotunda for a preferred entry price. Learn More
Cost: $195/person plus tax and gratuity, including a Champagne toast; Guests who dine at Angel Oak will receive special access to the resorts exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration in the Rotunda for a preferred entry price of $100/person.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Ring in 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in legendary style with an over-the-top bash in the resorts picturesque Rotunda. Food is available for purchase, including petite beef wellington and duck confit spring rolls. An open bar and entertainment will complete the evening as one to remember! Learn More
Cost: Prices starting at $150, included open bar. Bottle Service available.
New Year’s Eve at Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach
A special menu created by Chef Massimo Falsini of Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach will ensure that your final meal of 2019 is among the most memorable. An exclusive affair, the prix-fixe menu presents decadent dishes with highlights including local sea urchin cromesquis, striped bass tartare, Santa Barbara spiny lobster and snake wagyu New York strip. Those who stay until the clock strikes twelve can partake in a Champagne toast to ring in the new year. The restaurant will offer two seatings (5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m) and options for a four-course or five course menu depending on you seating time. Learn More
Cost: $245 – $420 per adult; $65 per child (ages four to 12); children under four dine complimentary; The 5:30 p.m. seating is open to all ages and the 8:30 p.m. seating is open to guests 21 and over.
New Year’s Eve at The Manor Bar at Rosewood Miramar Beach
Ring in the new year at The Manor Bar at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Bathed in candlelight, the sophisticated establishment will host an adults-only ticketed evening of elegant revelries featuring live music and dancing. A menu of light bites, such as cheese and house-made charcuterie boards and chips and salsa, will be offered until 11 p.m., followed by complimentary canapés as the clock counts down to a champagne toast at midnight. Learn More
Brew Year’s Eve Santa Barbara at the Veterans Memorial Building
If you prefer craft beer and cocktails to Champagne, look no further than Brew Year’s Eve at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building. Sample craft beer from over 10 breweries with wine, margaritas and cocktails served too. Brew Year’s Eve is the ultimate dance party featuring live entertainment from DJ Hecktik and The New Vibe Band. Take advantage of the Brew Bus, offering safe rides to and from the event with pick-up locations in Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Barbara. Learn More
Cost: $90/person including alcohol; $1,600 VIP Private Cabanas available for seating up to 10 people.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Chumash Casino
Ring in the New Year with live entertainment in the Samala Showroom at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez. Shake it on the dance floor with a disco party by The Boogie Knights, complete with choreography, polyester and bell bottoms. Take it back to the 80s “Revenge of the Nerds” style with a performance by The Spazmatics. Learn More
“The Roaring 2020s” New Year’s Eve at EOS Lounge
Hit the dance floor for a “Roaring 2020’s” New Year’s Eve party. EOS Lounge is Santa Barbara’s premier nightclub and lounge, featuring three bars, two dance floors, an outdoor patio, fireplace and exclusive VIP booths. Doors open at 9 p.m. Learn More
Cost: $10 to $20/person; Must be over the age of 21 to attend.
Ignite 2020 – New Year’s Eve Dance at Yoga Soup
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in conscious dance and ritual, lovingly releasing the past year and moving into limitless possibility and creativity at Yoga Soup. Come dressed to move as the intention you are planting from abundance, love, peace to more free time, authenticity or commitment to health. Held by the safe and spacious container of the 5Rhythms® movement practice, this event is open to all levels of experience and abilities and is intoxicant-free. Deliciously eclectic music takes you on a deep transformational journey. Learn More
Cost: $40 to $50/person
Noon Year’s Eve at MOXI
Kick off your New Year’s festivities early with a family-friendly “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration for all ages at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. Explore all MOXI has to offer with themed activities, a rooftop DJ dance party and a countdown to the New Year, complete with confetti, noisemakers and other surprises! There will be two sessions (including a morning and afternoon session) for the whole family to celebrate. Learn More
Cost: Children (Age 2 and under) Free; Children (Age 3 to 17) $15; Adults (Age 18+) $19; MOXI members receive discounted pricing.
New Year’s Eve at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond
Eat, drink, play and bowl! There’s fun for everybody at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond this New Year’s Eve. Three fun-filled sessions are open to all ages — come early or stay all the way until closing! All sessions include two hours of bowling and shoe rental, lane service with party favors, a medium cheese pizza and soft drinks for up to six bowlers per lane. Bubbly and sparkling cider are available for your New Year’s Eve toast. Learn More
Cost: $175 to $250 per lane