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New Year's Eve Parties in SF 2021/2022

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: November 15, 2021

Enjoy an exciting night out on the town at one of these New Year's Eve Parties in SF. Many of these fabulous events are in gorgeous hotels, theaters, and other ballrooms throughout the city. 

Most include live music, dancing, and a certain number of drinks. The majority also have a dress code and ask that you wear anything from business casual to formal attire. Check the party details to confirm the dress code for the party you plan to attend.

NYE Parties in San Francisco

You will also find some amazing cruises this night in SF. These are great because they often include dinner, drinks, dancing, and the perfect view for the NYE fireworks display. 

Disclaimer: I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page.

New Years Eve Parties in SF for 2021/2022

All of the New Years Eve parties in SF below are on Friday, December 31, 2021.

NYE International Ball 2022

  • New Years Eve International Ball at Press Club (20 Yerba Buena Ln.), 9pm to 2am
  • San Francisco's # 1 New Year's Eve Party!
  • Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco!
  • Hottest DJs, Drummers, Dancers, Red Carpet, NYE Party Favors & Much More!
  • EDM, House, Top 40, Club Anthems, International House Beats & Hits, Persian, Reggaeton, Latin, Hip-Hop music by DJs
  • AYKUT, DRT, TURKER, + Blue Peace Drummers
  • Find tickets online

M.O.A.N.Y.

  • The Mother of All New Year's NYE at the Regency Center at 1300 Van Ness Ave.
  • The best midnight countdown experience with massive confetti and balloon drop
  • Party from 9pm to 2am
  • 4 Hours VIP Premium Open Bar option
  • 6 DJs / 3 floors / 3 rooms of music
  • And much more...
  • Semi formal attire required
  • Find tickets online

Gatsby's House, W San Francisco New Years 2022

  • W San Francisco Hotel, 181 3rd St, starting at 9:30pm
  • Party favors, surprise pop ups and a massive NYE countdown
  • Enjoy the 2 VIP lounges, 3 floors, 5 rooms of music
  • LIVE DJ Sets by 10 of San Francisco's top DJs
  • Indulge in a four hour endless bar
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge with private bar
  • Find tickets

New Bohemia at the Mint

  • Ring in the New Year at the historic San Francisco Mint
  • Party runs from 9 pm to 3:15 am
  • 23+ musical acts with more than 23 areas inside to explore
  • Watch a variety of dancers, characters, and other performers
  • Coat check, cash bar and plenty of ATMs inside
  • Find tickets

Pachamama's Carnaval

  • NYE Carnaval Party at the Pena Pachamama (1630 Powell Street)
  • Runs from 8:30 pm to 1 am
  • Performances by two-time Latin Grammy nominee Eddy Navia
  • Other performances including local drummers and dancers
  • Also enjoy organic food and dancing! 
  • Find tickets

Galantis (LIVE) New Year's Eve at the Fort Mason Center

  • Special performance by Glantis
  • Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion
  • Annual NYE event by EyeHeart 
  • Other performances by SNBRN and Mahalo
  • Panoramic views of the entire bay from Alcatraz Island to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Expanded outdoor area with a silent disco featuring three channels of DJs

Parties from Previous Years

These are a few parties that usually happen on NYE in SF. I'll update them as soon as they have been finalized.

The Speakeasy: NYE Celebration

  • You are in for a special treat at The Speakeasy NYE party at The Palace Theater
  • Meet characters from the immersive show, The Speakeasy!
  • 20's theme party includes a hosted bar until 1:30am
  • Live jazz band, champagne toast at midnight, and a confetti + balloon drop
  • Casino tables will be open all night long
  • 20s themed attire is highly recommended
  • SOLD OUT

Mega NYE 2020

  • At the Palace Hotel in SoMa at 2 Montgomery Street
  • World class DJs
  • 4 dance floors
  • Premium party favors, glow sticks, noise makers
  • Countdown to 2020 with a balloon drop
  • Party from 9pm to 2am

14th Annual 'Passport to the World' NYE Spectacular

  • Largest Upscale New Year's Eve Party in SF, formal attire requested
  • Travel all around the world partying with your friends this NYE, large themed props/decor in all main rooms
  • Hosted open bars with drinks included all night long
  • 5 rooms of dancing over 2 floors, DJS playing Top 40, EDM, House, 80s/90s & more
  • Live Bands
  • Stilt walkers, performers, taiko drummers, dancers & more entertainers
  • 12.31, 9p-2a, Westin St. Francis in Union Square at 335 Powell Street
  • Huge Balloon drops & large dance floors in multiple areas.
  • Portion of proceeds benefiting local non-profits

Countdown 2020 – New Year's Eve San Francisco

  • The Rocca Event Center at 3140 Mission Street is home to one of the biggest parties of the year
  • Multiple DJ's will be spinning everything from Top 40 to Latin Rhythms
  • Countdown includes a balloon drop and confetti blast
  • Dress to impress as chic cocktail attire is required
  • Starts at 9pm and ends at 3am
  • SOLD OUT

NYE 2020: Back to the Future

  • Relive your childhood with a Back to the Future themed NYE in San Francisco
  • Interactive art installations and photo booths
  • Body painting and cuddle spaces
  • Music by several local artists and DJs
  • Runs from 9pm to 4am at LUXX San Francisco (60 6th Street)
  • SOLD OUT

NYE Massive 2020

  • 9pm to 2am at the Parc 55 A Hilton Hotel in Union Square
  • Multi-City themed NYE Event
  • Five cities include NY, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Miami, and San Francisco
  • Each city offers a different vibe, music and light show
  • Premium party favorites
  • Massive ball drops
  • SOLD OUT

Additional Things to Do on NYE in San Francisco

    Recommendations on What to Do During the Day

    If you plan to explore during the day, here are a few options for you. Most tours and cruises run a normal day time schedule. Almost all of our attractions and museums are open on New Year's Eve Day, but they close a little early for the evening festivities.

    Check out these fun things to do!

    New Year's Eve Cruises

    In addition to these, you will also find several fun party cruises. They are a little pricey, but many include dinner, drinks, dancing, and fireworks over the SF Bay.

    Learn More: NYE Cruises in San Francisco

    NYE Hotel Options

    If you live outside of the city, you might want to consider finding a hotel room for the night. It will make the journey "home" so much easier. 

    The best places to stay for the majority of these parties is in Union Square. This is where most of the 21+ parties are this year. Click here for my recommendations for Union Square.

    Hotel Deals: Before you book, I also recommend checking out the hotel deals on TripAdvisor.com. If you book early, you might get lucky and find a room at a fraction of the cost. You might also get free WiFi or parking for the night. Click here to check out the current deals on TripAdvisor.com.

    Live Music

    On NYE, you will also find a number of great concerts throughout San Francisco. Some of the top performances are at the Warfield, the Independent, and the Fillmore. Click the link below to check out this year's schedule.

    Learn More: Find the Full Schedule of Live Music for NYE

    Extended Public Transit Hours for NYE 2021/2022

    Most public transit systems in and around SF offer extended hours on New Year's Eve. SF Muni offers additional routes until early in the morning. They also offer free rides from 8pm to 5am.

    BART also stays open late. They run until around 3am, which gives you some additional time to get home. 

    Click here for additional details.

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