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Friday, December 31, 2021

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BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights November 27, 2021-January 1, 2022, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 3 million lights, approx.

 

 

Past Events

ALPINE: Viejas Casino New Years Eve Bash 2020 Gatsby Extravaganza in the Oak Ballroom. Entertainment includes band Cassie B. Project, Rising Star, Caliber Band, DJs Ayla, Moniq, Wendi Cakes, Nico, Autumn Leilani, Ms. Mo and more. $, viejas.com | casinos

ANAHEIM: Disneyland New Year's Eve Celebration. Park closes at special hours, 2 a.m. and features 2 fireworks shows.

ANAHEIM: House of Blues Gasolina New Year's Eve Reggaeton Party with Nina Sky, Mike Sincere and 2Deep includes NYE countdown with champagne toast and party favors. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Location: 400 W. Disney Way, #337, Anaheim, CA. $25-up, houseofblues.com/anaheim.

AVALON: New Year's Eve Celebration at Casino Ballroom. Produced by Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, Reservations a must $189 person, catalinachamber.com

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Holiday Lights, 5:30-9 p.m. Train rides on the Candy Cane Express railroad,  carousel rides, and a concession stand. Location: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway,  $12, calmzoo.org

BERKELEY: Habitot Children's Museum Noon Year's Eve Party FREE with admission, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Make noise-makers and hats in the Art Studio with a countdown and bubbles at noon. Location: 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley, habitot.org

BIG BEAR LAKE: New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade, 7 p.m. 55th annual ski slope torchlight parade features a New Year's Eve party at the base of the mountain. DJ, party free to all. bigbearmountainresort.com

BROOKS: Cache Creek Casino Resort (cachecreek.com) in Brooks Live entertainment throughout the Casino begins at 5:30 p.m. on December 31, 2019. Celebrate the Cache Creek Ball Drop at 12 a.m.

BUENA PARK: New Year's Eve Fireworks at Knott's Berry Farm included with price of admission.

BURBANK:  Noon Year's Eve Kids Party at Stough Canyon Nature Center & Trails 2300 E. Walnut Ave. $15, burbankparks.com | kids

CABAZON: Morongo Casino Resort New Year's Eve Roaring 2020s All Casino Party. Live entertainment on multiple stages featuring: top 40, pop, classic jazz and house music. morongocasinoresort.com | casinos

CARLSBAD: Legoland California New Year's Eve Early Party for Kids 6 p.m. Fireworks

COARSEGOLD: Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino (chukchansigold.com) in Coarsegold Destination 2020 NYE December 31, 2019, 9 p.m. DJ Nicky D

CORNING: Rolling Hills Casino New Year's Eve 2020 Celebration starts at 10 p.m. when party favors are handed out throughout the casino. rollinghillscasino.com

COSTA MESA: Winter Fest Orange County Family NYE Countdown Celebration fireworks and 3,000 balloon drop at 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. included in your Dec. 31 admission ticket or season pass. Bands: Twist on Taylor (Taylor Swift Tribute,) ABBA LA (ABBA Tribute) and ELTON The Early Years (Elton John Tribute.)  Location: OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 $19-up, winterfestoc.com

FELTON: New Year's Trains December 27-31, 2019 at Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Felton, CA. Train travels between depot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. $, roaringcamp.com for tickets

FRESNO: Hmong New Year's Festival December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020 at Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave.
General Admission: $8, hmongcultural.org

FULLERTON: First Night Fullerton, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. 28th annual celebration features bands Soundbytes, The Deloreans, Jasmine Fields Band and Arena Red Band. Roaming stilt walkers, carnival games, food vendors,  Kids Lane, Zip Lining on Harbor Blvd.  and  midnight  aerial display of fireworks to ring in the New Year. Family-oriented, alcohol-free event in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. Over 15,000 guests every year. Live music, kids activities, fireworks at midnight! Free, cityoffullerton.com

GEYSERVILLE: River Rock Casino New Year's Eve, Pure Ecstasy band performs 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. riverrockcasino.com

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Holiday celebrates New Year's Eve with DJ Livinh and fireworks over the lakes in the countdown to 2020. Park opens at 4 p.m. with entertainment 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Location: 3050 Hecker Pass Highway $35-58, gilroygardens.org

HIGHLAND: San Manuel Casino Resort New Year's Eve features Blonde Ambition - Madonna Tribute Band. sanmanuel.com

INDIO: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino New Year's Eve Bash featuring MVP. fantasyspringsresort.com

IRVINE: Pretend City Annual Noon Year's Confetti Countdown Party, Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Noise makers, party hats and a host of activities such as four different countdowns: Dhaka, Bangladesh -members countdown | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Athens, Greece | London, England $13.95, pretendcity.org

JACKSON: Jackson Rancheria Casino New Year's Eve Across the Country celebration, jacksoncasino.com

LA HABRA: New Year's Eve at The Children's Museum La Habra, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The entire family can celebrate the countdown to 12 Noon with kid-style New Year's festivities such as hat making, face painting, dancing, Confetti cannons, and a balloon drop at noon!  lhcm.org

LAKESIDE: Barona Casino New Year's Eve celebration with Party People games and Live Entertainment starting at 4 p.m. barona.com | casinos

LONG BEACH:  Queen Mary New Year's Eve Past & Present 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Party through the ship's decks and ballrooms decked out in 1920's & 30's fashion, Cumbia party in Grand Salon, speakeasy hidden within the ship, hints of Harlem renaissance in the Verandah Grill, strolling flapper & other performances throughout the Promenade Deck, an elite Crystal party in the Queen's Salon and Gatsby party in the Britannia Salon. Guests get a front row seat to Southern California's top fireworks display along Long Beach waterfront. Location: The Queen Mary Address: 1126 Queens Hwy Long Beach, CA 90802  $99-115 includes admission, fireworks, and access to select parties. VIP tickets $199 -215  includes a champagne toast, access to all parties and (2) exclusive VIP nightclub experiences, and premium firework viewing. Book by November 2, 2019 for discount, queenmary.com

LOS ANGELES: Zoo Lights Family New Year's Eve includes express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, buffet dinner with dessert, dancing, live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop, and more.  $70 age 13+. lazoolights.org

LOS ANGELES: Title: The Kassi Club NYE 2020, 5:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Location: 8422 W 3rd St, LA, CA 90048 Celebrate with DJ Aaron Castle and enjoy a 3 Course Meal + Dessert $65pp  Dinner bookings available at kassiclub.com

SANTA MONICA: New Year's Eve Masquerade at Elephante, 8 p.m. - close. Celebrate with Lisbona Sisters Grlskout Location: 1322 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Tickets $100, elephantela.com 

LOS ANGELES: Grand Park + The Music Center's 2020 N.Y.E.L.A., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra | Thee Sinseers | Banda Las Angelinas | Pauli the PSM | Pili Montilla as the Emcee | DJ Krucial + DJ Krucial Chava | DJ Rell + DJ Bonds | DJ Rell | KG Superstar entertain. Food Trucks, Art Installations, Photo Booths Location: Grand Park 200 N. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012  Free admission, nyela.grandparkla.org

LOS ANGELES: Orpheum Theatre's Dita Von Teese New Year's Eve Gala show, 9 p.m. See Teese make a splash in an oversize martini glass to toast 2020. Location: Orpheum Theatre, 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles.  $49.50-up, laorpheum.com

LOS ANGELES: Discovery CUBE Noon Year's Eve features count down to the stroke of noon with a balloon drop at noon, sip and toast apple cider or ginger ale, and ring in the new year with noisemakers. la.discoverycube.org | kids

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN: New Year's Eve Family Fun & Fireworks in The Village Plaza 4:30-9:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year with family festivities and fun  with free live music and a fireworks spectacular. For an elevated experience, enjoy exclusive access to the Village Gondola deck (tickets required) for prime firework viewing, plus plenty of treats and goodies. Also: NYE at Canyon Lodge, 9 p.m. featuring DJ WLDCT and Youth Fables. mammothmountain.com

MARINA DEL REY: New Year's Eve Celebration and Glow Party, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.  at Burton Chase Park. Celebrate New Year's Eve with fun activities for the whole family with Live DJs, Dance Music, Dancers, Circuit Breaker Robot, Face Painting, Bubbles, Photo Booth, Free Giveaways, Food Trucks and More! 8:59:30 p.m. - 30-second countdown and view the Times Square ball drop followed by an amazing 10-minute fireworks display. 11:59:30 p.m. - 30-second countdown to celebrate New Year's Eve in Marina del Rey followed by another amazing ten-minute fireworks display. Watch the spectacular fireworks from Burton Chace Park, Fisherman's Village, or the many waterfront restaurants in Marina del Rey! Location: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way. Free admission! beaches.lacounty.gov

MONROVIA: New Year's Eve on Myrtle Avenue  2019. The City of Monrovia, along with the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, and the Old Town Merchants, present the annual New Year's Eve on Myrtle Avenue 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Live music, Ball Lighting at Midnight. Child care services available for a fee. Free,  cityofmonrovia.org

MONTEREY: First Night Downtown Monterey Light Up the Night, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. All ages New Year's fun event, multiple venues with Performances,  Interactive Art Stations, Twilight Procession Countdown-to-Midnight Finale Performance! Entertainers include  Carolyn Sills Combo | Fields of Eden | Sensory TRiBE | Rick Chelow and Elise Leavy | Dirty Cello | The Charities | MC Lars. $22-25, firstnightmonterey.org

NEWPORT BEACH: Orange County New Year's Eve Block Party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. debuting with two venues (TEN and Legacy Lounge) all-access bash. DJs spinning open format Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and Mash-Ups. Countdown to midnight includes complimentary champagne toast & party favors. Location: 4647 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660. $53.62-up, eventbrite.com

OAKLAND: Around the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  at Chabot Space & Science Center. Registration may be required. Balloon drops at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA. chabotspace.org

OAKLAND: Oakland ZooLights, 5:30-9 p.m. See a million glowing lights! Soar over the Oakland hills in the festively-lit gondolas and see the Bay Area skyline like never before. Location: 9777 Golf Links Road. $12, oaklandzoo.org

OROVILLE: Feather Falls Casino New Year's Eve Party with Reunion 70s tribute, 9 p.m. $ featherfallscasino.com

PALA MESA: Pala Casino New Year's Eve party features bands Center Motion, Thee Champagne Band and Grand Sonic Theory. $, palacasino.com

PALM SPRINGS: Spa Resort Casino Light It UP New Year's Eve Outdoor Block Party - Watch the Times Square Ball Drop, followed by the Palm Springs-style  ball drop and spectacular firework show at midnight! DJ Dense, Bar Gardens, Food Vendors, Lookalikes, Family Activities $20-25, sparesortcasino.com

PASADENA: Live On Green Pasadena Dec 29-31, 2019. Games, arts, music, entertainment and all free in a pre-Tournament of Roses festival. Climb into the driver's seat of the Live on Green! float and learn just how difficult it is to steer a 40,000 lb. decorated "floral masterpiece" 5.5 miles down Colorado Boulevard. Free concerts, play area, face painting, balloon twisting, crafts and more! Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec.29 & 30; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.31. Location: 300 E Green St. Free, liveongreenpasadena.com

PASADENA: Kids Space Noon Year's Eve, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Balloon Drop at Noon. DJs, party hats & noisemakers. 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.  kidspacemuseum.org  

PASADENA: Tournament of Roses Parade Decorating Places December 28-31, 2019. See the floats being decorated before the parade. Hours: Dec.28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Dec.29, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Dec.30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dec.31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets will not be sold on-site Dec.31.  Advance purchase required.  Kids 5 and under are free. Location: Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco St. $15, sharpseating.com

PASADENA: Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Rose Bowl Stadium. $, sharpseating.com

PASO ROBLES: The Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Party. Ring in the 20s with 25+ wineries in the Downtown Wine District! Location: Former Level 4 1216 Park Street Paso Robles, CA $95-125, my805tix.com

RANCHO CORDOVA: Sacramento Children's Museum New Year's Eve with Dancing, noise maker-making, bubble stomps, light refreshments, and Museum play, culminating in a New Year's countdown. 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, CA sackids.org | kids

RANCHO MIRAGE: Agua Caliente (hotwatercasino.com) in Rancho Mirage Light It UP 2020, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Groove to a live DJ spinning, celebrity lookalikes and enjoy a midnight countdown you'll remember forever! $40 approx.

REDDING: Win River Casino New Year's Eve Bash Roaring 20's with Steel Breeze Band playing  at 9:30 p.m. winrivercasino.com | casinos 

ROHNERT PARK: Graton Resort Casino New Year's Eve features Los Canarios, El Nuevo Acapulco Tropical band and  Grupo Tentacion. $, gratonresortcasino.com

SAN FRANCISCO Asian Art Museum Japanese New Year Bell Ringing Celebration. Free with museum admission, the public gets to ring the 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese temple bell beginning at 11:30 a.m. Location: 200 Larkin St San Francisco, CA $25, $20 senior / student, asianart.org

SAN JACINTO: Soboba CasinoNew Year's Eve Party with special performance by Kendra Daniels. $60, soboba.com

SAN JOSE: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Noon Year's Eve, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a Party Hat, Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly and Take Family Photos. Celebrate the arrival of 2020 with the countdown to noon across time zones along with the Museum's version of the famous Ball Drop in Times Square at 12, 1 & 2 p.m.  Location: 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110, $15, cdm.org | kids

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Children's Museum's Noon Year's Eve Party.  Ring in the New Year well before bedtime at the 11th annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration. slocm.org

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America WinterFest November 29-December 31, 2019, opens 5 p.m. 237 W to Great America Parkway. Ice skating available, too. $ tickets

SANTA MONICA: Cayton Children's Museum NYE Salt Fireworks. Location: 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA, 90401 caytonmuseum.org

SANTA ROSA Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! Charles M. Schulz Museum, schulzmuseum.org | kids

SANTA YNEZ: Chumash Casino New Year's Eve Dance Party  boogies down with totally awesome 80's band The Spazmatics. $25, chumashcasino.com

SAUSALITO Bay Area Discovery Museum Noon Year's Eve bayareadiscoverymuseum.org

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: A Rockin New Year's Eve Celebration featuring a fireworks show with live music starting at 9 p.m. and ending with a special performance by Jerrod Niemann. theshopsatheavenly.com

SQUAW VALLEY: World's Largest New Years Eve Torchlight Parade at Squaw Valley.

TEMECULA: Pechanga Casino & Resort New Year's Eve 2020  pechanga.com | casinos 

TEMECULA: New Year's Eve at Noon at Children's Museum Pennypickle's Workshop  pennypickles.org | kids

TUOLUMNE: Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne New Year's Eve with Hipper Than Hip, 9 p.m. in the Willow Creek Lounge $20 approx. blackoakcasino.com

Past events

SACRAMENTO: New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular  Old Sacramento  Waterfront Park, 6-10 p.m. 9 p.m. Fireworks display. Activities for the whole family, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors and a variety of colorful street entertainment. Free, nyesacramento.com

SACRAMENTO: New Year's Eve Party (sackids.org) Dec. 31, 2018, 9 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Dancing, noise maker-making, bubble stomps, light refreshments, and Museum play, culminating in a New Year's countdown at midnight. 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, CA

SAN DIEGO: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, 10 a.m. Free, grandstand seats at holidaybowl.com

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dolphin Island Christmas, Clyde & Seamore Christmas Special, and more! Location: 500 Sea World Drive

SAN DIEGO: Jungle Bells includes Reindeer Games, Gingerbread Landing, Animal Experiences, Celebration of Lights and more.

SAN DIEGO: Alternative New Years Eve Ascension, 7 p.m. at WorldBeat Culture Center Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Tribal Sound Healing Led By Jahrahzen Iam, Sacred Healing Sounds Led By Wendy Goldman, Healing Drum Circle, Tribal Bellydance Performance, Danza Azteca, Yoga, Native American Ceremony, Meditation. Donations, food available for sale. worldbeatcenter.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Eye Heart SF NYe at Fort Mason Center. Prices start at $100, fortmason.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Children's Museum's Noon Year's Eve Party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Ring in the New Year well before bedtime at the 11th annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration. Make crowns, shake noisemakers, and enjoy an apple juice toast. The big countdown and balloon drop happen at Noon sharp! Space not guaranteed. (slocm.org)

SANTA ANA: Discovery Science Center is open discoverycube.org

SANTA ROSA: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! Charles M. Schulz Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (schulzmuseum.org)
Ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa's only Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops and root beer toasts at Noon and 3 p.m.  2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA

SAUSALITO: Bay Area Discovery Museum  Noon Year's Eve,  9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (bayareadiscoverymuseum.org) Celebrate with a count down to noon! Dance along with your family, photo booth ops, and in the Fab Lab make Glitter Crowns and Wish Wands.

TEMECULA: New Year's Eve Grape Drop - in front of City Hall, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Ring in the new year twice! At this event you can celebrate 2019 twice with an East Coast (9pm) and West Coast (midnight) countdown. New Year's Eve Grape Drop includes live music, vendors, and kid's activities. Location: 41000 Main St. Free, emeculaca.gov

TEMECULA: New Year's Eve at Noon , 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Children's Museum Pennypickle's Workshop (pennypickles.org)  New Year's Eve at Noon
You won't want to miss the Professor's VERY special party for those too young to stay up late. $10, pre-register as it sells out -- call (951) 308-6376. 42081 Main Street

 

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