New Year's Eve in Long Beach, CA

fireworks seen from the RMS Queen Mary

Find exciting celebrations to help you ring in the new year in Long Beach, CA!

Every year, Long Beach offers tons of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve and 2020 is no different. If you are looking for ways to celebrate the end of the year, we've compiled a list of the top local events. Feel free to check out our events calendar for even more ideas!


New Year's Eve Events

NYE at the Waterfront

Join us and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront! This FREE family-friendly event will kick-off the festivities at 5PM with live music, a photo booth, kids' crafts, face painting, interactive games, cirque entertainers, food, a 21+ bar and more! We will wrap up the night with an East Coast Countdown and fireworks show at 9PM.

NYE Aboard the Queen Mary

While the world will countdown to 2020, the world-famous Queen Mary will celebrate decades of decadence with our New Year's Eve: Past and Present party. The ship’s decks and ballrooms will be brought to life with live music on multiple stages, dancing, themed experiences, and immersive entertainment, with a nod to Art Deco and the over-the-top Roaring Twenties. See you, December 31, 2019, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am.

RMS Queen Mary docked in SoCal
Celebrate New Year's Eve on board the decks of the Queen Mary.

NYE Night Dive at Aquarium of the Pacific

Ring in 2020 at the fourth annual New Year’s Eve Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It will be a night to remember with live bands playing in the Great Hall and DJs spinning in the galleries—all curated by the team that brings you Night Dive. So, you know it’s going to be good!

Dance as much as you want and when you need a break, grab a drink from the cash bar and go see your favorite furry and finned friends. You can also get your grub on with tasty bites on sale throughout the Aquarium.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m., countdown is at Midnight (obviously), and then the party won’t stop until 1:00 a.m. You can dress to the nines or wear whatever you want; just leave the New Year’s resolutions at home and remember to bring the fun!

NYE Family Fireworks Cruise with Harbor Breeze

Join us on New Year's Eve for a night of family fun and fireworks!! Harbor Breeze Cruises is hosting a special evening lights and fireworks cruise on the waters of Long Beach Harbor, December 31st! Boarding at 7:30 pm you will have a narrated cruise to view Long Beach harbor lit up at night. Observe the awe-inspiring firework displays performed at 9 pm.

NYE Cruises with Hornblower

Looking for a spectacular way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Long Beach-style? Come aboard a Hornblower cruise and enjoy a celebration you’ll be talking about for years to come: delicious gourmet good, fun entertainment and the best view possible of the legendary Long Beach Queen Mary fireworks show. *Age 21 and over only* 

night view of downtown LB skyline

NYE at Billie Jean King Main Library

Ring in the new year at #LBPL with crafts, board games, and a kid-friendly party from 12pm-4:30pm!

NYE at Boathouse on the Bay

Join Boathouse on the Bay for our annual New Year Party 2020! There will be two seatings available for our special prix-fixe dinner, with live entertainment and both East Coast & West Coast countdowns. 

NYE at Café Sevilla

There’s no better place to ring in the New Year than Sevilla! Feast on the 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu, or the regular dinner menu with a minimum. You can also enjoy a dazzling Flamenco Dinner Show Experience at 7pm, which includes the special 4 Course Prix Fixe NYE Menu.

NYE at Harvelle's

Harvelle's New Year's Eve Prohibition Party is the perfect way to usher in NYE 2020 in true Prohibition style.  Featuring an amazing burlesque show by the The Black Veils with DJ Gracey D spinning your club faves, there is no better way to celebrate the new year! Harvelle’s is mixing both modern music and attitude with a nod to the century of past. 

NYE at Hotel Maya

Fuego at Hotel Maya rings in 2020 with two delicious five-course dinners and party packages on Tuesday, December 31 from 5-8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a spectacular canopy of fireworks from the Queen Mary at midnight.

NYE at James Republic

Join James Republic on celebrating the new year with a $5 Signature Cocktail, $5 glass of bubbles or upgrade to a bottle for $20.20. Make your reservations on OpenTable today!

NYE at La Traviata

Ring in the new year at La Traviata, and enjoy a special dinner menu, dancing, and countdown!

NYE at Michael's on Naples

Join us on New Year's Eve for a Five-course prix-fixe dinner with a champagne toast as the New Year’s countdown begins. Ring in the New Year with your Michael's Family at the best restaurant and party spot in Naples!

NYE at Parkers' Lighthouse

Celebrate the beginning of 2020 in style on our waterfront patio where you’ll have spectacular views of a fireworks-filled sky!  Join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious food and great drinks.  We are featuring a 3-course Prix Fixe style menu priced at $75 per person.  Our lounge will be a 21+ event and included in the $25 cover charge will be limited complimentary appetizers!  Reservations are highly encouraged for this evening for both regular dining and the Parkers’ Lighthouse Lounge.

NYE at Portuguese Bend

Celebrate End Of The Decade NYE Party featuring Live DJ, midnight balloon drop and Menu favorites like Blue cheese Ribeye steak, Seafood Risotto . Plus, end the night with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

NYE at Renaissance Long Beach

Get ready to discover an all new decade at the Renaissance Long Beach. The event begins at 8 pm with live music from DJ Slopoke and Katrina. They will be playing disco, old school, Latin favorites, 80's and hip hop. There will also be live Samba dancers. Ring in 2020 with a balloon drop and some free party swag. There will also be a three course dinner and Champagne Toast.

NYE at Restauration

Join Restauration for one of two dinner seatings as we celebrate the end of 2019! Both seatings include a prix-fixe 3-course menu (plus appetizers), a complimentary champagne toast, and sparklers. Festive attire is encouraged!

NYE at Shannon's At The Top

Head to Shannon's At The Top for a the New Year's Eve Countdown to 2020! Tickets include photos and party favors!

NYE at Shoreline Village

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable night at Shoreline Village. Our Free event features DJ Dance music, a local live band a kids countdown and 2 of the best fireworks shows in Southern California!

NYE at Tantalum

Tantalum is welcoming all Flappers and Fellas to their Roaring 20's party! Guests will enjoy chef specials all night, a live band with Jessica Allen, Live DJ, the Beat Ventriloquists, champagne toast at midnight and more!

NYE at The Attic on Broadway

Say Goodbye to 2019, and hello to 2020 by celebrating at The Attic. Our theme this year is the Roaring 20's, we're creating a 1920's inspired menu, and will have a "New York" New Years toast at 9pm!

NYE at The Auld Dubliner

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Auld Dubliner, complete with $1 Guinness, passed Irish treats and party favors, an Irish New Year's Toast at 4pm, and plenty of live music to go with the champagne toast at midnight!

NYE at The Carvery

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Carvery, featuring a special NYE menu including Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, and Halibut!

NYE at The Federal

The Federal is hosting two exciting NYE parties to help you ring in 2019! The Federal Underground nightclub dance party will be 3 rooms of music from the DJ’s that bring us SOLE SATURDAYS, DDouble & Jeffccee. Our Exclusive Speakeasy, The Parlour, is offering a premium open bar package.

NYE at The Ordinarie

Join The Ordinarie for a New Year's Eve Countdown Party with live music from the Flogging Seagulls, a specialty cocktail menu, late night food menu, and a champagne toast at midnight!

NYE at The Reef

Ring in the New Year with us at The Reef as we feature two great experiences for you to choose from!

NYE at The Stave

Ring in the new year at The Stave!!! They will have $8 specials all night and the crew will be dressed to the nines!! The bar opens at 3pm, and there will be no cover, and no dress code!

NYE at Utopia

Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is serving up a delectable four-course meal to end the year with. Optional wine pairings are available.

NYE at Water's Edge Winery

Join Waters Edge Winery for our inaugural New Years Eve Party!  Includes wine tasting and multiple food stations. Live music and champagne toast at midnight! Guests enjoy a Waters Edge logo-ed flute glass to take home following the toast.

Roaring '20’S NYE at Chianina

Join us for a '20s themed party and get ready to channel your inner Gatsby! We'll have live music, food specials to go with our full menu and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Get ready to Lindy Hop into the 2020s! 

Roaring '20’s NYE at George's Greek Cafe

Join us for a '20s themed party and get ready to channel your inner Gatsby! We'll have live music, food specials to go with our full menu and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Get ready to Lindy Hop into the 2020s! 

Roaring '20's NYE at L'Opera

Celebrate the new decade in Gatsby fashion! Your ticket includes appetizers, drink tickets, champagne toast, live band and other surprises!

And if you're in need of a safe way home, Long Beach Transit will offer free rides starting at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve. With free extended late-night service on many routes, you can relax, avoid traffic and parking hassles with some buses running until 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2020. Click here for details.

New Year's Day Events

New Year's Day Brunch at Cafe Sevilla

On New Year’s Day, indulge in our brunch menu from 11:30am- 2pm with our dinner menu to follow and live music from 7-10pm.

New Year's Day Brunch at Lola's

Kick off the new year with brunch at Lola’s. That’s right, we will be OPEN for New Year’s Day Brunch at 9am, so come join us for some delicious bites + brunch cocktails. We can’t wait to celebrate 2020 with you!

New Year's Day Brunch at Restauration

Start 2020 right...with brunch on our patio! Open 9am-3pm

New Year's Day Brunch at The Social List

Kick off the new year with brunch at The Social List. That’s right, we will be OPEN for New Year’s Day Brunch at 9am, so come join us for some delicious bites + brunch cocktails. We can’t wait to celebrate 2020 with you!

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