What better way to ring in 2019 than by celebrating New Years Eve beachside in Santa Monica?
Whether you're in the mood for a New Year's Eve pub crawl, dancing the night away to live music, or prefer a live DJ spinning old school classics, top 40 chart hits and more - Santa Monica has all that and more come December 31, 2018.
This guide to New Years Eve parties and special events in Santa Monica will help you get the ringing-in-the-new-year party-planning started!
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018 9 p.m. - Tue. Jan. 1, 2019 1 a.m.; Tickets $15 - $150
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen in Santa Monica presents its 6th annual New Year's Eve bash featuring live music, party favors, champagne toast, live countdown on the jumbo screen and more!
Dance the night away with all of your favorite heart-pumping, pop rock covers including ACDC, Billy Idol, and The Ramones with live music by The Cardiac Arrest. Music starts at 10 p.m.
VIP couch reservations are available for $150 per couch area. Includes entry fee for up to four guests. One bottle of bubbly will be provided complimentary and party favors are included. (If you have additional guests, tickets must be purchased separately.)
Monday, December 31, 2018, 6 p.m. - Tuesday January 1, 2019, 2 a.m.;Tickets $22 - $77.
Here's how the Santa Monica New Year's Eve PubCrawl works: Check in on December 31 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Circle Bar, 2926 Main Street, Santa Monica; or at Barney's Beanery, 1351 3rd Street. Don't be late: Check-in closes at 10 p.m. - no exceptions.
At check in, you will be given a map with the bar locations and times they are participating in the drink specials. Must be 21 or over to participate.
Do not drink and drive on New Years Eve (or any other time); take a cab, limo, walk, or arrange for a designated driver.
The Pub Crawl starts at a specific time; so the later you arrive, the fewer specials you might get. Each venue may only participate in the drink specials for a 3-hour period.
After 10 p.m. drink specials may increase by $1 - $2 at each individual venue's discretion. Free After Party At Senator Jones.
Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - Tues., Jan. 1, 2 a.m.; $20 - $40
Countdown to 2019 with a lie DJ spinning old school classics, top 40 R&B, 80/90s, and pop music all New Years Eve. Party favors included!
Mon. Dec. 31, 2018 - Tues. Jan. 1, 2019 2a.m.; $150
Ring in 2019 in style at 41 Ocean! Enjoy complimentary appetizers from 9 p.m - 11 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. Watch the ball drop on multiple TVs while dancing along to music by Mark Chill.
Here's to a festive New Years Eve and a Happy 2019!