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In a few weeks, the huge year that was 2021 will be over and we will all be feeling 22… 2022 that is.

From family-friendly activities to bar crawls and other nightlife, here are some fun events to help celebrate the New Year, San Diego style.

21+ New Year’s Eve fun

NYE Beach Party 2022
Catamaran Resort

What better way for Californians to ring in the new year than at 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 first-class entertainment. The entrance price includes drinks, appetizers and local entertainment.

New York City crowds can make it hard to get a drink. The Catamaran speeds up the first drink of each party guest with extended bar services.

Tickets start at $145 and are available to purchase online.

New Year’s Eve Yachting Party
San Diego Harbor

The Spirit of San Diego, one of San Diego’s largest party yachts, invites you to hop aboard and ring in 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 sail through the Port of San Diego and have access to the entire ship, including the three levels of entertainment, an open bar, and appetizers.

2022 Gatsby House New Years Eve
InterContinental San Diego

Celebrate raucous 2022 style at this New Year’s Eve party at Gatsby’s House New Year’s Party.

Wear your best flapper or bandana gear; Festive party favors and accessories will also be provided.

Guests can enjoy excellent drinks at the pre-paid open bars. Each ticket purchase is a prepayment of your choice of beverage.

San Diego’s famous DJs will spin the music out for everyone, from EDM to Top 40 and hip-hop all night long.

Tickets start at $155 and are available to purchase online.

New Year’s Eve Party at Time Warp
Encore Event Center

Don’t know how you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Time Warp gives you the option of dozens of different parties in one.

The Encore Event Center has about a dozen party rooms featuring a wide range of music – from Latin and EDM to the decade’s seventies, eighties, and nineties.

There will be an open bar, food and two live band stages. Fire performers and air riders will display their skills outdoors for all spectators to see.

After the clock strikes midnight, you can continue with the drag show and late night karaoke.

Tickets start at $45 and are available to purchase online.

Shake n Freak NYE 2022

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like live music, and Coasterra hosts its annual underground music and art exploration event just in time for celebration.

There will be three rooms: quaint, elegant and a hall. Each room will house DJs, bands, and art installations. There will even be a giant gif photo booth.

Performance lineup includes:

  • Jane Faris
  • Andrew Wilkinson
  • Chris Herrera
  • Eric Medina
  • Super flow
  • James country
  • Tiago b2b Tyler Chase
  • Bob Dazla, Shiji, and The Bomb Ensemble

Tickets start at $28 and are available for online purchase.

NBC 7’s Jackie Crea checked out Little Italy and Downtown for the mood for New Year’s Eve 2020/

Family friendly New Year’s Eve events

Legoland Resort, Carlsbad

Midnight is coming early for families at Legoland!

Live music and entertainment will help you celebrate the New Year while waiting for the park’s New Year countdown to begin at 6pm

Fireworks will light up the night sky to start 2022 — long before the kids’ bedtime, anyway.

New Year’s Eve party is included with entry to the park.

Park tickets can be purchased online.

nun year celebration
San Diego snorkeling at Belmont Park, San Diego

The return of the annual celebration of the year noon! Call in 2022 with the whole family… long before bedtime.

On December 31, Plunge San Diego, located inside Belmont Park, counts down to the New Year with a balloon burst and a bubble at noon.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy a wide range of family-friendly entertainment: games, crafts, character visits, and more.

Tickets start at $50 and are available for purchase online.

Glow in 2022
Living Coast Discovery Center

Kiss 2021 bye-bye and get ready for the glow of 2022!

The Living Coast Discovery Center celebrates the New Year with family and animals!

Get ready for wild animal encounters, hikes, face painting, and more.

There will even be a silent glow-in-the-dark disco for kids of all ages, cookie decorating and arts and crafts. In addition, you can watch the ball falling under the stars.

Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase online.

New Year’s Day Events

New Years Eve Yoga on the slopes
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego

The end of 2021 is on a high note. For the third year, Yoga hosts Jawn Yoga on the Cliffs. All you have to do is grab a yoga mat and head to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park; Oh, and sign up online early, here.

The free class is open to all ages and yoga levels and begins at 11 a.m. Donations are accepted.

New Year’s Day Brunch
San Diego Bay

Spend the first day of 2022 on a yacht sipping mimosas and pampering yourself with brunch.

Cruise Flagship’s New Year’s Brunch includes breakfast, attractions, and music.

Ticket prices start at $64.50 for adults and $38.70 for children and are available for purchase here.

New Year’s Eve pub crawls

San Diego Pub Crawls to a New Year’s Eve Party
Gaslamp District, San Diego

Why stay in one bar when you can hit several?

San Diego’s New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl returns with a nighttime hot spot for bar-hopping.

When you join the crawl, you get free admission to many San Diego hotspots, local nightlife guides with a pro party leader and exclusive drink deals.

Tickets start at $35 and are available to purchase online.

New Years Eve 2022 Pacific Beach 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 opportunity.

Pacific Beach bars are collaborating for the annual PB Bar crawl. You can jump from one bar to another however you like.

Each location offers exclusive drink specials to celebrate the New Year. You can even get free welcome tickets at select places.

Tickets start at $30 and are available to purchase online.


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