What better way to ring in the new year than by celebrating 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 - this city has all that and more come December 31.
This guide to New Year's parties and special events will help you get the ringing-in-the-new-year party-planning started!
New Year's Party with Live Music at the Craftsman Bar and Kitchen Mon., Dec. 31, 2018 9 p.m. - Tue. Jan. 1, 2019 1 a.m.; Tickets $15 - $150
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen presents its 6th annual New Year's 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 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 PubCrawl works: Check in on December 31 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Circle Bar, 2926 Main Street; or 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 as you celebrate the year ahead (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 3 hours. After 10 p.m. drink specials may increase by $1 - $2 at each venue's discretion — Free After Party At Senator Jones.
Celebrate New Years at The Room Santa Monica Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - Tues., Jan. 1, 2 a.m.; $20 - $40
Countdown to 2019 with a live DJ spinning old school classics, top 40 R&B, 80/90s, and pop music all New Years Eve. Party favors included!
New Years at 41 Ocean
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 and Happy 2019!