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Five Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in San Mateo County

Our guide offers five ways you can celebrate New Year's Eve close to home.

New Year's Eve comes but once a year. That's why we've compiled five options for partying on the Peninsula to help you ring in 2013 with some local flair!

1. New Year's Eve Black & White Masquerade Ball at Crowne Plaza, Foster City

Celebrate the New Year in style at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City

$321.00 - Package price is per couple

Includes Dinner Buffett served from 7:30 - 9:30, Two Different Venues of DJ Dancing,  Masquerade Mask and Party Favors,  Champagne Toast and Balloon Drop at Midnight to ring in 2013,   Breakfast Buffet on New Years day.

Clubhouse Bistro DJ playing:  Top 40 playing today hits

 ChitChat DJ Playing: Classic Rock and Roll  oldies playing your favorites from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s

***All Attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older***

2. DJ Dinero at Fox Theatre, Redwood City

Get ready to dance in the New Year!

DJ Dinero will be spinning the jams that will keep you on the dance floor all night!

Winners of KFOX Last Band Standing Contest and named "Best Cover Band in the Bay Area", The Houserockers are a 10-piece rock & soul band know for thier high energy, fun performances that get everyone up and dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Springsteen, VAn Morrison and many more. Great ready to rock the night away.

General ticket includes access to the main floor seating, cash bar, balloon drop, party favors, champagne toast at Midnight. ($35+ ticket fees)

VIP Upgrade includes: Exclusive Access to The VIP Lounge and upstairs bar at the Fox as well as exclusive access to the balcony and mezzanine. Includes an Open Bar until midnight, free Appetizers from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, party favors, champagne, toast at midnight. ($85 + ticket fees)

3. New Year's Eve at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Navio New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Four-course prix fixe menu
First seating is at 5:30 p.m.
$135 per guest, plus tax and gratuity, $68 for children ages 5-12; complimentary for children four years and younger.

Second seating is at 8:30 p.m.
“Caviar and Champagne” five-course prix fixe menu with caviar and Champagne
$238 per guest, plus tax and gratuity

Conservatory New Year’s Eve Celebration

Lounge and bar area
Champagne bar in ENO
DJ and live music
Midnight balloon drop
Seating is first come, first served. No reservations will be taken

Observatory and Miramontes New Year’s Eve Lobster Dinner
Begins at 8 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres, four-course prix fixe lobster menu with wine pairings
Live entertainment
$195 per person, plus tax and gratuity

The Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Party
6 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children’s buffet, movies, games, arts and crafts, and a countdown with party hats, noise makers, a balloon drop, and a toast
$110 per child (each additional sibling receives a $20 discount)

4. New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance Party at Broadway Grill, Burlingame

Kick the celebration off right with a night of merriment. Start by joining us for a memorable pre fixe meal prepared especially for this evening.  Choose from a variety of taste tempting appetizer and dinner selections available from our $85 Four Course Pre Fixe menu.  Then finish your meal off with one of our decadent 'timeless' desserts.  Our pre fixe menu will include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. You’ll enjoy the sights and the sounds of Santana's Lead Singer TONY LINDSAY while you indulge in one of our fabulous cocktails!  Whether you're counting down to 2013, enjoying the night out, or just celebrating a special new year's eve without the city traffic, the Broadway Grill will help make you feel like a star at our annual New Year's party.

At midnight, we will countdown to the New Year, whether your New Year is a year from the past or a year in the future, we will all be counting down together until that all important popping of the cork and midnight smooch! 

The party will continue well after dinner and the midnight countdown!  We will serve a limited Lunch / Dinner Menu from 11AM to 6PM.  Our Second Seating will begin at 8PM and feature a Pre Fixe Menu $85 per person.  Please make your reservations early as this event sells out!

Schedule of Events for December 31st, 2012:

  • First Seating with Limited Lunch/Dinner 11AM to 6PM
  • Second Seating For the Dinner & Dance Party at 8PM. 
  • We will only serve a four course pre fixe menu for the rest of the evening.

5. Carnival Night New Year's Eve Party 2013, San Mateo

Carnival Night "12th annual New Years Party" San Mateo Marriott

The biggest and last party of the year!

Monday December 31st - Doors open 7pm

San Mateo Marriott Hotel
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd 94402
Info and tickets: (408) 507-6519 (650) 281-5391 (408) 250-3694 Purchase tickets here: www.ticketon.com

Pre-sale tickets $35 (Limited quantity)
Special offer and discounts for big groups

6 separate rooms of music - 5 live bands - 14 Dj's - La Hora Loca with Chiquy Boom and live Brazilian samba at midnight - Balloons - NYE Party favors - Red Carpet - VIP Cabana rooms and Pisco Bar


Beth Lemke December 28, 2012 at 07:06 PM
For those who want to stay closer to home ...A Grape in the Fog, Rockaway Beach, is hosting a NYE party! Note that we are 21+. agitfnye2013.eventbrite.com
Vanessa Castañeda December 28, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Paulette The SF Symphony is hosting a masquerade ball (http://www.sfsymphony.org). Teens are welcome at that event.
Jacqui Pastoral-Conclara December 28, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Sharing one more place/event here - the Fort McKinley on the border of San Bruno and SSF is hosting a NYE's "WinterWonderWhite" party for only $35 (inclusive of dinner). Kids welcome, too, for only $20. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-McKinley/397682456939657
Vanessa Castañeda December 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM
This is great, Jacqui. Thanks for sharing.
Pretty Asian... December 31, 2012 at 09:17 PM
SOME WISE THOUGHTS TO PONDER FOR 2013: a long life may not be enough, but a good life is... all truth is good, but not all truth is good to say... anger is one letter short of danger... even your ten (10) fingers are unequal... to handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart... don't put off tomorrow what you can do today... live in the moment... being happy is a decision... Let us all welcome the year 2013 with love, hope, peace, and change! Happy New Year!!!

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