New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to sparkle, step out and party the night away at some of the hottest goings-on around town. From swanky nightlife to low-key cocktails, here are the can’t-miss events to ring in 2020.
La Toque’s “Black and White Affair”
For an evening of decadence in black tie, La Toque in Napa is pulling out all the stops. Their “Black and White Affair” features an over-the-top six-course dinner, DJ, wine pairings and a midnight Champagne toast. This luxe event is exclusive, so reserve your space early. Tickets $350
Casino Royale New Year's Eve Bash at Dirty Habit’s
Be shaken and stirred, in the best way of course, at Dirty Habit, a hip San Francisco bar that offers craft cocktails and ambiance that will appeal to the James Bond in all of us. Enjoy casino games, live music, prizes, and dinner and dessert options. Tickets $75-$180
Napa Valley Wine Train New Year’s Eve Package
Dream of spending the last day of 2019 rolling through Napa? This event is sure to please with the unique, mobile experience of wine, cuisine and a special hotel package courtesy of nearby River Terrace Inn. Tickets $202-$277
Speakeasy New Year’s Cruise 2020
Start 2020 off right in a flapper dress and jewels! Board a fabulous ship overflowing with vintage charm. Play blackjack, drink Champagne and ring in the new year in style. Tickets $259 and up
Cityscape SF New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Sky
Want to jettison into the surreal sky of San Francisco? This party isn’t on a rocket ship, but it comes pretty close. Indulge in craft cocktails while taking in a 360-degree view of the city as a DJ rocks the turntables all night. Tickets $150 and up
New Years Eve Yoga Celebration and Groove Party at Yoga Tree SF
Namaste. Practice yoga and groove into 2020 with this serene event hosted by Yoga Tree SF. Teacher Mark Morford shares a Vinyasa Yoga flow accompanied by special guest DJ Elz. Tickets $40
An EPIC New Year’s Eve at EPIC Steak
A juicy, perfectly cooked steak is definitely a great way to ring in the New Year. Why not have your meal in a gorgeous restaurant on the San Francisco Bay? EPIC Steak’s EPIC New Year’s Eve party includes a delicious 4-course meal and Bay Bridge views. Tickets start at $391 for a table for two for the first seating (plus taxes and fees).
Belle of the Ball New Year’s Eve Cruise
Celebrate the arrival of 2020 on the high seas with this sophisticated cruise along the San Francisco Bay. Setting sail from Pier 3, this all-inclusive event boasts a buffet dinner, a bountiful cocktail bar that includes after-dinner drinks, party favors and a digital copy of your boarding photograph. Tickets $275
New Bohemia New Year’s Eve at the San Francisco Mint
For a truly festive New Year’s Eve experience, head to the historic San Francisco Mint for a sense-indulging mega party featuring dozens of DJs, live acts on five different dance floors, roaming spectacles, interactive rooms fit for Instagram, and tons of other surprises. This experience is not for the faint of heart. Tickets $70 - $95
Vintage New Year’s Eve on the USS Hornet
Feel good about your New Year’s Eve plans by attending this exciting event aboard the USS Hornet. Benefitting the Hornet Museum education programs, this event features a swinging big band and free dance lessons from a former Fred Astaire instructor. Midnight countdown, fireworks, food and free parking are also included. Tickets $65-$99
The Writer’s Ball NYE
For those who love literature, Novela’s Writer’s Ball is the perfect place to hang out as the clock strikes midnight. Their one-night-only cocktail list is inspired by 1960s Madison Avenue. Relax in the midcentury setting with classic Mad Men cocktails, a Champagne toast at midnight, dancing, party favors and more. Tickets $45 and up
All times and prices in this story are subject to change. Purchase advance tickets whenever possible.