In a few weeks, the eventful year of 2021 will be over and we will all be feeling 22… 2022 is.
From family-friendly activities to pub crawls and other nightlife activities, here are some fun events to help celebrate the New Year, San Diego style.
21+ New Year’s fun
NYE Beach Party 2022
What better way for Californians to celebrate the New Year than on the beach.
The Catamaran Resort hosts an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve celebration at the beach.
The resort will have four open rooms with top-notch entertainment. The entrance fee includes drinks, appetizers and local entertainment.
NYE crowds can make it difficult to get a drink. The catamaran speeds up the first drink for each guest with expanded bar services.
Tickets start at $ 145 and are available to purchase online.
New Year’s Yacht Party
San Diego Harbor
The Spirit of San Diego, one of San Diego’s most oversized party yachts, invites you to step aboard and celebrate the New Year.
The boat offers three levels of entertainment, all with different themes.
- Level 1: Bar & Dance, Floor # 1 // DJ Spinning: 80’s, Classic Hits & Dance Tunes
- Level 2: Bar & Dance, Floor # 2 // DJ spinning: Top 40, Dance & Today’s Hits
- Level 3: Scenic Sky Deck
Guests with a ticket of $ 159 and up will cruise the Port of San Diego and have access to the entire ship, including all three levels of entertainment, an open bar, and appetizers.
New Years Eve Party at Gatsby’s House 2022
InterContinental San Diego
Celebrate 2022 in 1920s style at Gatsby’s House New Years Eve party.
Dress in your best flapper or gangster gear; party favors and party favors will also be provided.
Guests can enjoy premium drinks at the open prepaid bars. Each ticket purchase is a prepayment for your choice of drinks.
Popular San Diego DJs will be spinning music for everyone from EDM to Top 40 and Hip-Hop all night long.
Tickets start at $ 155 and can be purchased online.
Time Warp New Years Party
Encore Events Center
Don’t know how you want to celebrate the New Year? Time Warp offers you the possibility to organize a dozen different themed evenings in one.
The Encore Event Center has a dozen party venues featuring a wide range of music – from Latin and EDM to the decades of the 70s, 80s and 90s.
There will be an open bar, food and two live group stages. Fire performers and acrobats will showcase their skills outdoors for all spectators to see.
After midnight you can stick around for the drag show and late night karaoke.
Tickets start at $ 45 and are available to purchase online.
Chic N Freak NYE 2022
Nothing says New Years Eve like live music, and Coasterra hosts their annual underground music and art exploration event just in time to celebrate.
There will be three rooms: freak, chic and lounge. Each venue will feature DJs, bands and art installations. There will even be a giant gif photo booth.
The performance range includes:
- Gene Farris
- Andrew Wilkinson
- Cris Herrera
- Eric Medina
- Super flu
- Jimbo james
- Tiago b2b Tyler Chase
- Bob Dazzla, Shige and The Bump Ensemble
Tickets start at $ 28 and are available to purchase online.
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New Year’s Eve family events
NYE at Legoland
Legoland Resort, Carlsbad
Midnight arrives early for families at Legoland!
Live music and entertainment will help you celebrate the New Year as you wait for the park’s special countdown to begin at 6 p.m.
Fireworks will light up the night sky for the 2022 kick-off – well before the kids’ bedtime, anyway.
The New Year’s celebration is included in the entrance to the park.
Park tickets can be purchased online.
MIDI Celebration of the Year
Dive into San Diego at Belmont Park, San Diego
The annual celebration of the MIDI year is back! Ring the bell in 2022 with the whole family … well before bedtime.
On December 31, Plunge San Diego, located inside Belmont Park, counts down to New Years with a balloon drop and bubble explosion at noon.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., experience a multitude of family activities: games, crafts, character visits and more.
Tickets start at $ 50 and are available to purchase online.
Have fun in 2022
Living Coast Discovery Center
Say goodbye to 2021 and get ready for your 2022 shine!
The Living Coast Discovery Center celebrates the New Year with family and animals!
Bundle up for wildlife encounters, night hikes, face painting and more.
There will even be a silent glow-in-the-dark nightclub for kids of all ages, cookie decorating, and arts and crafts activities. Plus, you can watch the ball fall under the stars.
Tickets start at $ 25 and are available to purchase online.
New Years Day Events
New Year’s Yoga on the Cliffs
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego
End of 2021 in style. For the third year, Yoga Jawn welcomes Yoga on the Cliffs. All you have to do is grab your yoga mat and head to Sunset Cliffs Nature Park; oh, and register online in advance, here.
The free class is open to all ages and levels of yoga and starts at 11 a.m. Donations are accepted.
New Year’s Eve brunch cruise
San Diego Bay
Spend the first day of 2022 aboard a yacht sipping mimosas and indulging in brunch.
The flagship New Year’s Eve brunch cruise includes breakfast, scenic views, and music.
Tickets start at $ 64.50 for adults and $ 38.70 for children and are available for purchase here.
New Year’s pub crawls
New Years Eve Party in San Diego Pub Crawl
Gaslamp District, San Diego
Why stay in one bar when you can hit several?
The New Years Eve pub crawl in San Diego is back with a night out at top bar destinations.
When you join the crawl, you get free entry to several San Diego hot spots, local nightlife tips from a professional party chef, and exclusive drink deals.
Tickets start at $ 35 and can be purchased online.
New Years Eve 2022 Pacific Beach Bar Crawl
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Want to attend more than six New Years Eve parties this year? Then you won’t want to miss this one.
Pacific Beach bars team up for the annual PB Bar Crawl. You can bounce from bar to bar as you see fit.
Each location offers exclusive drink specials to celebrate the New Year. You can even get free welcome tickets at some venues.
Tickets start at $ 30 and are available to purchase online.