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Celebrate New Year's Eve On The Waterfront

Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Dec 30 4 minutes read

It's not too late to make plans for New Year's Eve. The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is hosting New York New Year's Eve, a family-friendly celebration at Rainbow Harbor, at the Waterfront Amphitheater, 330 S. Pine Ave.  Admission is free for all attendees and viewing space is a first come first serve basis. The night begins at 5 pm with a happy hour bar from 5 pm - 6 pm with beer and wine for sale at $5. There will be arts and crafts tables, photo booths, face painting, and plenty of games for the children.  The celebration includes fireworks and a New York Times Ball drop at 9 pm. The waterfront party ends at 10 pm and there is a Roaring 20's Downtown afterparty at George's Greek Cafe on Pine. However, this party does require reservations and tickets start at $100. 

Here is our shortlist of venues that still availability for New Year's Eve...

  • Fuego in The Hotel Maya has a pre-fixed dinner and later seatings include viewing of the fireworks, champagne toast, and live music. Reservations are required and tickets are $200.
  • Celebrate End Of The Decade NYE Party at Portugueses Bend Distillery: featuring a Three-Course Dinner, Live DJ, and Special Midnight Countdown & Midnight Toast. Tickets are required and range between $30 - $75.
  • Join Waters Edge Winery for their inaugural New Year's Eve Party! Includes wine tasting and multiple food stations. Live music and a champagne toast at midnight! Guests enjoy a Waters Edge logo-etched flute glass to take home following the toast. Tickets are required and start at $95.
  • Michael's On Naples will feature a five-course prix-fixe dinner with a champagne toast as the New Year’s countdown begins and live music on the rooftop starting at 7 pm. Reservations are required and the prix-fixe menu starts at $125.
  • Parker's Light House has a three-course prix-fixe menu starting at $75 and their Pacific Coast Supper Club Dining Room, The Queensvciew Streak House, has a prix-fixe dinner starting at $125 and the bar and lounge will have a separate party with an appetizer buffet and starting at $25. All three venues require reservations.
  • The Reef, another waterfront venue that has front row seating for the firework display is featuring a buffet dinner, live music and dancing, and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations are required at tickets start at $110.
  • Cafe Sevilla has both a New Year's Eve celebration and a New Year's Day brunch. They will have a prix-fixe menu starting at 6 pm and a pre-fixe Flamenco Dinner Show at 7 pm. Brunch the next day is from 11 am - 3 pm and includes music spun by their resident DJ. Reservations are required for all dinner events and prices start at $70.

Don't forget! If you are celebrating New Year's,  Long Beach Transit will offer free rides from 5 pm December 31st to 2:35 am on January 1st.

Happy New Year's from the Shannon Jones Team!

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