Ring in 2021: New Year’s Eve Events in San Diego

New Year’s Eve means a lot of things to a lot of people every year. Renewal, hope, and an opportunity to craft resolutions are always big reasons to celebrate. This year, we’ll all have even more — few will be sad to see 2020 go. So the bashes are sure to be blowouts. 

Here’s some of what locals and visitors alike can look forward to on their San Diego New Year’s Eve in “America’s Finest City.”

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration

Why should the grownups have all the fun? A collection of artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season such a success have put together a final hurrah for 2021. Musicians of all stripes have recorded performances especially for this magical evening, choosing pieces kids are sure to enjoy. Ring in 2021 in style and song with this online event.

Online here

Krishna Lounge Meditation and Vegan Dinner

If you’re looking for an event that trends more toward the spiritual than the spirited, then you’ll want to look into the weekly meditation event at the Krishna Lounge. Their regular Thursday guided-meditation event takes place on New Year’s Eve, and it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the challenges of the past year, as well as center your energy for the one to come. The meditation session will be followed by a vegan dinner reception, so attendees will be able to nourish their soul and their system at the same time. 

1036 Grand Ave. San Diego, CA, 92109

New Years Eve Brunch Cruise

Sail into 2021 with Hornblower’s New Years Eve Brunch Cruise! Sit back and take in stunning views while slowly cruising the bay and enjoying bottomless champagne, a full brunch, and Christmas tunes!

City Tour and Rose Parade

This massive three-day event comes courtesy of Five Star Tours and includes a full suite of adventures sure to create a lifetime of memories. Day one starts with a four-hour tour of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, followed by a cocktail reception and New Year’s Eve dinner. Day two whisks guests off for a VIP tour of the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and an optional trip to Tijuana. On day three, you’ll trek north to Pasadena to take in the famous 126th annual Rose Bowl Parade (UPDATE – Rose Bowl Parade is cancelled as of 12/10/2020). It’s sure to be a memorable three-day weekend of quintessential California experiences. 

1050 Kettner Blvd Suite D, San Diego, CA 92101

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration – CANCELLED

San Diego’s favorite theme park is having a joyful seasonal celebration that lasts into the new year. Make your holiday merry and bright with an array of fun surprises guaranteed to delight. All of the fun and festive holiday surprises SeaWorld has put into place for the yuletide celebration will be going strong, and the park is also preparing some special celebrations especially for New Year’s Eve. 

500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 

Pier Pressure Moonlight NYE CruiseCANCELLED

As long as you’ve already got your sea legs on, Pier Pressure is also offering a moonlight party cruise to help usher in the New Year. Board the $15 Million California Spirit luxury craft, clink your champagne glasses after stopping by the open bar, and dance the night away to some of the city’s best DJ entertainment. You’ll also enjoy complimentary party favors, gourmet passed appetizers, and some of the best views of the city available anywhere. Of course, every safety precaution will be taken at this outdoor event, so make sure to wear your mask for the de facto masquerade.  

990 N. Harbor Drive Dock #3 San Diego, CA 92101 



Bottoms Up New Year’s Eve at Altitude Sky LoungeCANCELLED

The Gaslamp Quarter’s Altitude Sky Lounge has long afforded San Diegans and visitors alike one of the most spectacular views of the downtown skyline, as well as fantastic drinks and a lively atmosphere. They’re definitely pulling out all the stops for the “Auld Lang Syne”s this year with their annual Bottoms Up bash. Attendees will enjoy fantastic refreshments, incredible food, party favors, and dancing all night. Count down to 2021 in style with an elevated experience. 

660 K St, San Diego, CA 92101

Celebrate With Us

We’ll be ringing in the new year in style right here at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle. Join us for a celebratory dinner and drink at our gourmet burger joint Bunz, then head to the beach to check out the fireworks — which usually happen all the way up and down the coastline — while you kick back with your toes in the sand. No matter what your plans are, you can count on Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle to offer you a safe place to call home during your New Year’s visit to “America’s Finest City.”

543 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108