New Year’s Eve 2021

New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara is filled with events and activities to bid farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022 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.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE Events & ACtivities

Noon Year’s Eve at MOXI, December 31, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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 with DJ Gavin Roy, and a MOXI-wide countdown to 2022 across all three floors complete with confetti, noisemakers and other surprises! Learn More
Cost: Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. Member presale begins Tuesday, November 30m 2021, at 10 a.m. 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 Bar Crawl, December 31, 2021, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Why choose just one place to ring in the New Year? Say hello to 2022 and celebrate in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara at 8+ 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 8+ 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.
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Cost: $19-39/person. This is a 21+ only event.

New Year’s Eve with the Symphony, December 31, 2021, 8:30 p.m.
Join the city’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebration! Presented by the Santa Barbara Symphony, the always-entertaining Bob Bernhardt returns to host an evening of Gershwin and other symphonic celebration favorites. Join baritone Cedric Barry, pianist Natasha Kislenko and the full orchestra to sing-along and ring in the New Year. Learn More
Cost: $56 – $256 per person

New Year’s Eve at Rosewood Miramar Beach, December 31, 2021, 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Join Rosewood Miramar Beach this New Year’s Eve for a glimmering night of elegance and exclusive service. For its first-ever 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. Learn More
Cost: $250/person


El Encanto’s New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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. Sit down in the Dining Room & Terrace, for a three-course, fine dining experience with a menu that includes offerings such as celery-chestnut soup, local halibut crudo, dry aged ribeye, roasted winter squash, and Meyer lemon frozen custard for dessert. Learn More
Cost: $155 per person, $60 per child, 12 years and younger

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, December 31, 2021, Seatings available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Commemorate the year’s end with a delectable New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a prix fixe, four-course meal along the bluffs at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Learn More
Cost: To be announced. Reservations recommended.