San Francisco is one of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve. You'll find a variety of celebrations from 21 and older pub crawls to the SF Symphony's annual Masquerade Ball.
On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, you can also take a cruise, catch some live music, or join friends for a night out on the town.
This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Tuesday night.
You'll find plenty of activities on New Year's Day too. You can head out on a special New Year's Day cruise, visit a few of the famous San Francisco attractions, or lay low watching some great college football games.
New Year's Eve Marina District Pub Crawl
December 31 starting at 6pm
J'LaChic's San Francisco New Year's Extravaganza
December 31 from 9pm to 2am
NYE at the W in Downtown San Francisco
December 31 from 9pm to 2am
EyeHeartSF's Streets of San Francisco New Year's Eve 2013/2014
December 31 at 9pm at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion
Champagne Resolutions NYE 2014
December 31 from 9pm to 2am at the Hyatt Regency
Epic NYE 2014
December 31 from 9pm to 2am at the Westin Market Street
NYE International Ball 2014
December 31 from 9pm to 2am at the Palace Hotel
A cruise on the bay on New Year's Eve is another great way to celebrate the new year. There are five cruises offered on New Years Eve in San Francisco.
Hornblower New Year's Eve Cruise with Four Course Dinner
Hornblower San Francisco New Year's Eve Cruise
3rd Annual Speakeasy New Year's Eve Cruise 2014
Family Friendly Fireworks Cruise
Here are some of the top shows at New Years San Francisco:
Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna
Tuesday, December 31 at 1pm and 4:30pm
This year's Cirque du Soleil performance is Amaluna. Engage your senses with colorful characters, intricate costumes and dare devil acrobatics on New Year Eve Under the Big Top near AT&T Park. This two and a half performance is done early, so you can then celebrate the New Year in style at one of these other fun events. Learn more about Amaluna and find tickets for NYE.
The Book of Mormon
Tuesday, December 31 at 8pm
Head over to the Orpheum Theater to see the award winning production of The Book of Mormon. From the creators of South Park and the cocreator of Avenue Q, this funny musical is the winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Very explicit language, no children under 5 allowed. Find ticket information and other theater performances for NYE.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with the SF Symphony
Tuesday, December 31 at 9pm
Dress to the nines in your favorite ball gown or tuxedo and head over to the War Memorial Opera House to celebrate with the SF Symphony. The event starts at 9pm with the SF Symphony concert. After the show, the night continues with complimentary La Marca Prosecco, dancing and a toast at midnight. Tickets start at $85 per person. Buy tickets online on the SF Symphony website.
New Year's Eve One Day Run
Tuesday, December 31 starting at 9am, 12pm and 6pm
Run into the new year on the New Year's One Day. You can choose from the 24-hour (starts at 9am), 12-hour (starts at 12pm), or the 6-hour (starts at 6pm) run. You'll run a 1.061 mile loop in Crissy Field with beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Register today!
Comedian Greg Proops at the Punch Line Comedy Club
Tuesday, December 31 at 7:30pm and 10:00pm
Ring in the New Year with funny guy Greg Proops. His witty humor will have you laughing all night long. I love going to this show and then heading out with friends for an evening on the town. On NYE, he will perform two shows.
New Year's Eve Comedy Countdown
Tuesday, December 31 at 9pm
Another fantastic New Years San Francisco option is the Comedy Countdown at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. This year's lineup includes Natasha Leggero from Chelsea Lately; Bert Kreischer, a reality show host and party animal; Doug Benson from Super High Me and Rory Scovel, a master of improvisational comedy.Click here for additional comedy shows on New Year's Eve.
If you didn't party too hard on New Year's Eve, you can also enjoy a number of fun activities the next day. Here are just some of the top things to see and do on New Year's Day in San Francisco.
Hornblower Cruises is also offering a Champagne Brunch Cruise on New Year's Day. This two-hour cruise starts at noon.
Holiday Lights Tour
The Holiday Lights Tour offers one last look at the beautiful holiday decorations and lights on the evening of New Year's Day. This 90-minute tour includes:
Explore Chinatown: An Insider's Walking Tour
Several of San Francisco's attractions are free and open to visitors year around. Click here for a list of all attractions one on New Year's Eve and Day including hours of operation for both days.
One of my favorite things to do on New Year's Day is watch some college football. Here are some great sports bars where you can enjoy the games.
Nickies: Lower Haight neighborhood; pub food available all day including beer battered fish & chips, mac & cheese and gourmet burgers; normally opens at noon; 466 Haight Street (between Webster & Fillmore Streets)
Final Final: Marina District; fun, but often crowded sports bar; mostly locals; very limited food menu; 2990 Baker Street (at Lombard)
Green's Sports Bar: Russian Hill/Nob Hill area; great place to watch football; bar only - no food; normally opens around 10am; 2239 Polk Street
Kezar Pub: Haight Ashbury/Cole Valley; small, but popular sports bar near Golden Gate Park; full pub menu that includes wings, tacos and burgers - their Bangers and Mash is also amazing!; usually opens around 11:30am; 770 Stanyan Street
Union Square Sports Bar: Union Square; it's a little bit of a dive bar, but has several TVs and centrally located; drinks only - no food; usually opens around 11am; 115 Mason Street
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