3...2...1: New Year’s Eve celebrations in San Diego

There are so many fun ways to ring in 2024 in America’s Finest City — enjoy these 18 local celebrations, SD.

SD Monte Carlo NYE Cruise 2023

The Monte Carlo NYE casino cruise boards from the Bahia Resort and Catamaran Resort in Mission Bay.

Photo via Evans Hotels

Happy New Year, San Diego. The local festive events this season have given us a lot of joy, but still room for a little bit more. Here are 18 local New Year’s Eve events where you can ring in 2024.

Big Night San Diego | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Hilton Bayfront San Diego | $105+ | This long-running NYE bash features multiple party zones, bands, DJs, open bars, and a champagne midnight countdown.

Monte Carlo New Year’s Eve Party Casino Cruise | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Mission Bay, boarding from Bahia Resort or Catamaran Resort hotels | $75 | Ring in 2024 aboard the William D. Evans sternwheeler while enjoying casino tables, live entertainment, drinks, and spectacular views of Mission Bay. SDtoday readers get $10 off with the code SD10.

SD Queen Bee's NYE 2024 party San Diego

Salsa and bachata dancing will help you usher in 2024 at Queen Bee’s in North Park.

NYE 2024 | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $35+ | Usher in 2024 with salsa and bachata dancing at the events center that recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. The night includes DJs and a performance by Hector Rivera y Su Orquestra at 10:30 p.m.

Sweet Dreams | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 6-9 p.m. | Living Coast Discovery Center | $30 | This kid-friendly New Year’s Eve pajama party includes a silent disco, animal encounters, arts and crafts, and cookie decorating.

MEGA Noon Year Celebration | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Plunge San Diego | $30+ | Early birds, this one’s for you: Belmont Park’s indoor pool will host this kid-friendly, daytime NYE party featuring a balloon drop, floating obstacle course, drinks, and more. Bring your bathing suit.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | San Diego Bay | $165+ | Cruise into 2024 with spectacular views of the city’s skyline.

The Spirit of San Diego will sail on NYE. | Photo via Annual Yacht Parties

The Spirit of San Diego will sail on NYE. | Photo via Annual Yacht Parties

21st Annual New Years Eve Yacht Party | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | San Diego Bay | $199+ | Spirit of San Diego Yacht leads this cruise through San Diego Harbor, complete with DJs, a dance floor, an open bar, food stations, and party favors.

El Chingon San Diego New Year’s Eve | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Times vary | El Chingon | $50 | The Gaslamp Quarter restaurant’s NYE party will pop off with a DJ, a champagne toast, and options for VIP bottle service.

Smokehouse Rockin’ New Year’s Eve | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 10 p.m. | Hotel Del Coronado | $150 | Ring in 2024 in Victorian style at the landmark hotel with a live rock ‘n’ roll and blues band, dancing, an open ball, and appetizers.

New Year’s Eve on the Boardwalk Cruise | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9:30 p.m. | San Diego Bay | $159+ | Board a three-deck mega yacht and cruise San Diego Bay while enjoying six DJs, an open bar, VIP casino, food, and dancing.

NYE 2024 Bar Crawl | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | Bloom Night Club | $39 | Make your way through 10+ bars in downtown San Diego.

SD The Guild Hotel San Diego

The Guild Hotel is going to party like it’s 1924 as it rings in 2024.

Photo via The Guild Hotel

NYE 2024: A Centennial Celebration | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Guild Hotel | $75+ | The downtown San Diego hotel — built in 1924 — hosts a glamorous, 1920s-inspired party with live music, DJs, burlesque dancers, and open bar options.

New Year’s Eve Party | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Barleymash | Cost of cover | The downtown hot spot will host a poppin’ NYE party with a “champagne wall” and bottle service options. Pro tip: Pre-pay for cover, make reservations, and skip the line by emailing whitney@barleymash.com.

R&B Block Party East Coast NYE | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 5-10 p.m. | Quartyard | $22-$32 | Dance the night away to R&B and hip-hop jams, and watch the ball drop early at 9 p.m.

SD Oxford Social Club San Diego

Oxford Social Club will host a swanky NYE party on Sunday, Dec. 31.

Photo via Clique Hospitality

NYE ‘24 | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. | Oxford Social Club | $75+ | Pendry San Diego’s swanky downtown nightlife spot will ring in the new year with music by DJ Five, special performances, and a festive champagne countdown.

Mavericks 2024 New Year’s Eve Party | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. | Mavericks Beach Club | $60+ | The Pacific Beach bar will ring in 2024 with DJs, dance floors, balloon drops, party favors, and more.

NYE Bash | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Punch Bowl Social | $75+ | Enjoy free play on games all night — bowling, karaoke, arcade, darts, and more — plus dancing, light bites, and a champagne countdown to 2024.

FNGRS CRSSD Presents Proper NYE/NYD 2024 | Sunday, Dec. 31 + Monday, Jan. 1 | 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. + 1-10 p.m. | Petco Park | $145-$239 | House, melodic, and techno DJs will spin for two days at the ballpark, with artists like Camelphat, Diplo, Hayden James, and Zhu.