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New Year's Eve Happenings

December 22, 2022

What better place to spend the last moments of the wonderful 2022 year than Santa Barbara? Whether you’re dining at one of the local favorites, embarking on adventures with your loved ones, or dancing the night away with close friends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Here’s what is happening this New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara…

New Year’s Eve Kayaking at Channel Islands National Park

December 31st

Looking for an outdoor adventure to bring 2022 to a close? Join Santa Barbara Adventure Company on December 31st from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they kayak through sea caves, explore marine life, and more!

$169/ person, $158/ children ages 12 and under.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Noon Year's Eve at Moxi

December 31st

This New Year’s Eve, start the celebrations at the MOXI with the special event “Noon Year’s Eve.” Starting from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., all ages are welcome to participate in the many exciting activities, a rooftop dance party with a DJ, and a countdown to the New Year!

$20/ adults, $15/ children ages 3-17, and free admission for children under 2.

Photo courtesy of The Knot

New Year’s Eve Wine Tour

December 31st

Cheers to 2023! Ring in the New Year by joining Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours this New Year’s Eve as they tour the wineries and indulge in the many fantastic wines from the Santa Ynez Valley. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

$195/ person.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Cruise

December 31st

New Year’s Eve is meant for celebrating with family and friends, and there’s no better location than on the Santa Barbara coast. Sail with the Double Dolphin for the New Year’s Eve Champagne Cruise and take in the incredible views of the Riviera while enjoying bottomless champagne! This event takes place on December 31st from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Reservations are required.

$110/ person.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Sailing

New Year’s Eve Soiree

December 31st

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara will be hosting an event this New Year’s Eve at The ‘O’ Bar and Kitchen. Enjoy delectable cocktails, entertainment from a local DJ, and a live viewing of the New York City countdown! This event takes place on December 31st from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost varies by menu items.

Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve Bash at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

December 31st

Located just off of State Street, SOhO Restaurant and Music Club will be hosting a NYE event with special performers, Donavan Frankenreiter and Christina Holmes. With an option for dinner and a show, the New Year’s Eve package includes a four-course meal.

$35 - $110/ person. This event is 21+ only.

New Year’s Eve with the Symphony

December 31st

Ring in the New Year with the Santa Barbara Symphony! Featuring a wide selection of fan favorites, you’ll be in awe of the amazing talent from the local symphony. This event takes place on NYE between 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

$56 - $256/ person.

Gatsby’s House 2023

December 31st

Think glitz and sparkle for this special Gatsby’s House 2023 event, held at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres will be served, along with complimentary party favors. Be ready to dance, as DJs will be performing throughout the evening. Enjoy a casino night with a special speakeasy at this eventful soiree. Gatsby’s House 2023 begins at 8:30 a.m. and through 1 a.m.

Starting at $119/ person. This event is 21+ only.

Chandelier Ballroom Gala

December 31st

Pop the champagne and be ready to dress-to-impress this year at the Chandelier Ballroom Gala at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Between 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on December 31st, celebrate the New Year with special performers, a Los Angeles dance band, champagne toasts & more!

Starting at $300 - $500/ person.

New Year's Eve Bar Crawl

December 31st

If you’re looking to toast the New Year in several different venues, join the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl as they wander between 8+ bars and nightclubs. Featuring exclusive drink lists, a complimentary shot at select locations, and a pub crawl map, you’ll be sure to be entertained for the evening.

$19/ person. This event is 21+ only.

New Year's Eve Dinner Menu:

In-Room New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Breakfast

December 31st & January 1st

Are you enjoying a stay at The Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara this New Year’s Eve and/ or New Year’s Day? A special room-service delivery can be made straight to your room, consisting of delightful breakfast items and mimosas.

Cost varies by menu items.

Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Angel Oak

December 31st

This New Year’s Eve - make reservations at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, and enjoy the last sunset of 2022 paired with a mouthwatering prix fixe meal. (5-10 pm)

$125/ person.

Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve Buffet at The Bistro

December 31st

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara invites you to dine at The Bistro this New Year’s Eve for a special buffet with holiday favorites and a champagne bar. Reservations are required. (5–10 pm)

$95/ person, $35/ child.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bouchon

December 31st

Skip the meal preparation and dishes by joining Bouchon this NYE for a three-course meal, paired with an exquisite wine list. Dinner includes a starter, main, and dessert - with a full-dinner menu option, plus holiday specials. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and finishes at 10 p.m. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

$95/ person

Photo courtesy of Bouchon Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Caruso’s

December 31st

Make this New Year’s Eve memorable by dining at Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Chef Massimo Falsini will be serving an incredible eight-course prix fixe menu, while you relax and enjoy the amazing views. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and finishes at 10:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

$395/ person, children under 8 years old are free.

Photo courtesy of Caruso's

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Augie’s

December 31st

Cheers to the New Year at Augie’s Santa Barbara with friends and family. Augie’s will be preparing a ten-course meal using local and incredibly fresh ingredients. Toast to the complimentary champagne flutes! Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

$150/ person.

New Year’s Day Brunch at The Revere Room

January 1st

Start 2023 with great company and incredible dishes at The Revere Room at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Pick from an array of delectable meals.

$165/ person, $65/ children ages 4-12, children under 4 are free.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach

Additional Events Throughout January:

Zoolights at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Now throughJanuary 15th

This year marks the first year that the Santa Barbara Zoo introduced Zoolights. Take a stroll with your family and friends through the light-filled Zoo exhibit. Featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns lit with over 50,000 LED lights. The exhibit will run for the last time this year on January 15th between 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$22 - $32/ adults, $20 - $30 for children ages 3-12.

Photo courtesy of The Santa Barbara Zoo

Granada Theatre - R.E.S.P.E.C.T

January 3rd & 4th

This January 3rd & 4th, the Granada Theatre will be hosting R.E.S.P.E.C.T, a live band and supreme vocalist group who celebrates the legendary Aretha Franklin, also known as the Queen of Soul.

$40/ admission.

Photo courtesy of Broadway in Santa Barbara

Granada Theatre - 9 to 5 - The Musical

January 17th & 18th

Held on January 17th & 18th at the Granada Theatre, 9 to 5 - The Musical is a show you won’t want to miss! The Queen of Country, Dolly Parton’s musical comedy tells the story based on the 1980’s movie, 9 to 5.

Price varies.

Photo courtesy of The Arts Desk

Granada Theatre - The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: Plains, Trains, & Violins

January 21st & 22nd

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents Plains, Trains, & Violins at the Granada Theatre this January 21st and 22nd. This performance is a celebration of the influences of music of the Americas.

Price varies.


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