Costumes, live music and midnight toasts can only mean one thing…New Year's Eve! The last day of 2013 is right around the corner and we want to help you ring in the new year Santa Cruz style. Here's a roundup of venues where you can dine, dance and countdown to a Happy New Year!
Aquarius Restaurant (at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn)
Don your most elegant attire and bring in the new year with an ocean view!
First seating: 5 – 6:30 PM (3-course dinner, $65 per person)
Second seating: 9 PM (5-course dinner, $85 per person, includes DJ and live music, dancing, hats/noisemakers and a special midnight toast!)
Bonus: New Year's Day "Hangover Brunch" with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar
Boulder Creek Country Club
Enjoy live music in the bar from Vito & Friends.
No cover charge
8 PM to Midnight
Chaminade Resort & Spa
Attend a traditional masquerade party with panoramic views of the city lights and a memorable countdown to 2014.
Tickets: $125/person (includes a unique strolling dinner experience, a 5-hour open bar, DJ and dancing all night!)
Party packages start at $399 per couple and include luxury accommodations for two.
7 PM to Midnight
This is the only place where you can celebrate New Year's Eve twice!
On New Year's Eve Eve
celebrate with the Joe Sharino Band, party favors, a full bar and countdown clock.
Tickets: $40 (Advance) - $45 (Door, if available) - Groups of 12 or more $36
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
On New Year's Eve get down with the Alison Sharino Band (yup, that's Joe's daughter), a complimentary glass of champagne and a delicious and decadent buffet…plus the official countdown to the new year.
Dinner & Dance: $84 (advance only)
Dance Only: $41 (advance) $46 (door)
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Crepe Place
Ring in the new year with a one-of-a-kind dance party featuring Santa Cruz's own psychedelic Motown and Soul band, Harry & the Hit Men. This is an all ages show and costumes are strongly encouraged!
9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors)
Bonus: A surprise midnight 3rd set featuring all-new music!
The Crow's Nest
Extra Large will be rocking the house with their upbeat, fun and funky rock. Party favors included!
Tickets $15 at the door only – no reservations or advance purchase.
8:30 PM (Doors open) Band at 9:30 PM
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn
Great music and delightful dining specials are in store! Enjoy Sherry Austin and Henhouse from 6pm-10pm and ring in the new year at the bar.
No cover charge; reservations recommended.
6 PM to Midnight
Bonus: If you stay overnight, breakfast is a real treat at the Roadhouse!
Dress to impress because this party comes with DJ, dancing, complimentary midnight bubbly and a special surprise (we are dying to know!)
10 PM to 1:30 AM
Bonus: Party is complimentary to all New Year's Eve Dinner Guests of Solaire Restaurant + Bar. Dinner Service begins at 6 PM and goes until 10 PM.
5 Course Dinner $75.00 with wine $95.00
4 Course Dinner $60.00 with wine $80.00
Bonus Bonus: Stay the night with an exclusive VIP NYE package $299 (includes 1-night stay, dinner for two, and 2 tickets to the party.)
Severino's Bar & Grill
This New Year's Eve Bash features live music from the Joint Chiefs, performing from 9 PM to 1 AM.
4-course dinner $85 per person (includes complimentary midnight champagne toast.)
Room & Dinner Special $299 per couple (includes bonus complimentary hot breakfast!)
Enjoy live music in the Rock Room Lounge by local crooner Joe Ferrara, and celebrate with festive party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Dinner reservations can be made up to 10:45 PM.
No cover charge
9:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Zelda's on the Beach
Celebrate by the sea in the heart of Capitola Village! Dance all night at this masquerade ball featuring DJ, drink specials, party favors and door prizes.
Party starts at 9 PM
Celebrate safe and have a blast welcoming a brand new year in Santa Cruz. Cheers!