There's no doubt that the New Year is a celebration that everybody wants to be a part of. It's also the time of the year when various places around the globe would come up with a specially prepared lineup of activities that promises to bring loads of fun, cheer and laughter.
In Santa Monica, you can be sure to find whatever that you fancy as there would surely be something that will fit anyone's New Year mood. Whether you're into dining, partying or you simply want to be in the outdoors, Santa Monica has got you covered.
Here are the ten best places in Santa Monica that you shouldn't miss if you want to have a unique and memorable New Year's eve celebration.
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1. VICEROY SANTA MONICA
Enjoy a unique countdown to 2017 while being in the midst of a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from Cast Restaurant as well as poolside entertainment from KCRW's top DJs. Be sure to purchase your tickets early and come in your best black tie and cocktail attire.
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2. THE ALBRIGHT
If satisfying the palate is your top priority, check out what The Albright has to offer on their New Year's Eve Special. At only $65 for every person, you can indulge in half-dozen oysters, lobster, champagne mignonette, homemade potato salad, drawn butter, steamed corn, dessert and a full glass of champagne.
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3. 41 OCEAN
If you're the type who wants to party from 9 pm to 2 am, then 41 Ocean Club is your best bet. This year's New Year's Eve celebration will be highlighted with a premium open bar along with the best sounds to be prepared by DJs Mark Chill and Toon. Admission for both ladies and gentlemen is rated at $150.
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4. QUEEN MARY
One of the highly sought after events is happening right at Queen Mary where you can board and enjoy an evening filled with gastronomic pleasures complemented with live entertainment. There will be fireworks to cap the night and to celebrate the start of 2017. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to check how you can get one by visiting their website.
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5. CASINO BALLROOM
Be part of the annual New Year's Eve Gala at the Casino Ballroom, a world-famous destination where you can literally dance the night away. Wearing coat and tie is a requirement while black tie is considered as optional. Apart from dressing up to the nines, prepare to be delighted by the event's other highlights that include a gourmet buffet dinner, champagne, party vibes and lots of dancing!
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Celebrate the New Year with the whole family at the Grand Park and the Music Center right at the heart of Downtown LA. Since the event is specially prepared for the family, no alcohol will be allowed or even sold. From 8 pm to 1 am, this absolutely free event will feature live music, food and booths for the photo buffs.
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7. BOA STEAKHOUSE
This iconic steakhouse will start the New Year' Eve festivities at 5pm with their regular menu from Michael Neflas, the executive chef. There's also a special prix-fixe menu with the second seating slated to begin at 9pm and inclusive of a champagne toast. The per person rate is $95 with all guests expected to get party favors.
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8. HOTEL CASA DEL MAR
Get ready to party hard at Hotel Casa del Mar's Terrazza Lounge where you can show off your unique dance moves and party shoes. Groove into the sounds from the Soul Station with TJ Wilkins as the featured performer along with Lola Delon as the event's Special Guest. At $70 for general admission, you can enjoy all of these along with flowing cocktails, party hits and more!
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9. RUSTY'S SURF RANCH
For only $10, you can enjoy a night of fresh sounds and unique performance by the FOXTRAX. There's also a champagne toast and a free party favor to look forward to. Be sure to get there when the doors open at 8:30 pm in order to secure your spot.
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Get a taste of the 20's when you go to the Great Gatsby New Year's Ball at Wokcano. Costing at $40 to $60 for each person, the place will feature music by DJ Frankie, 20's style dancing, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, noisemakers, photo booth, New Year champagne toast and complimentary appetizers (8 to 10 pm). Go ahead and flaunt your best 20's look at a place where the biggest New Year's Eve party is set to take place.