Are you ready for 2015?
Ready or not, we’ve got one last night to party in 2014. Below is a list of New Year’s Eve events in and around Santa Cruz.
There are some great parties, lots of live music, and plenty of bubbly to enjoy as you ring in the new year.
New Year’s Eve Countdown Downtown at the Town Clock
Gather at the town clock in downtown Santa Cruz for a classic midnight countdown.
Streets near the town clock will be closed, allowing the crowd to gather for a front row seat.
Location: Downtown Santa Cruz, at the town clock.
New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Party at Chaminade Resort & Spa
Enjoy a Fire & Ice party at the Chaminade Resort & Spa. The celebration includes a 6 hour open bar, a DJ, a special strolling dinner experience, a champagne countdown at midnight, and sweeping panoramic views of Santa Cruz.
Guests have the option to stay overnight or purchase the “Party Only” package.
Cocoanut Grove – New Years Eve
This party includes live music from the Alison Sharino band, and a live DJ. There will be a full bar, and a free glass of champagne for the new year countdown.
New Year’s Eve 2015 at Zelda’s Restaurant
Zelda’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring music from DJ Dex.
Iration NYE 2015 at the Catalyst
Alternative/reggae band Iration will ring in the new year at the Catalyst, along with openers The Expanders and the Wheeland Brothers.
Harry and the Hitmen New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at The Crepe Place
Harry and the Hitmen bring their blend of Motown and Soul music back to the Crepe Place for another NYE show.
New Years Eve With SAMBADÁ at Moe’s Alley
Santa Cruz’s favorite Brazilian band will have the crowd dancing all night long at Moe’s Alley.
Beatles Tribute by the Sun Kings at Don Quixote’s
The Sun Kings have been perfecting their Beatles covers for over a decade. Enjoy an evening of live Beatles tunes this New Year’s Eve.
Extra Large New Year’s Eve Part at the Crow’s Nest
First Day Hikes
What better way to start the new year than an invigorating hike through one of our beautiful state parks? If you’re nursing a hangover then this might not be your first choice, but if you’ve recovered from the night before then head down to one of the hikes featured for what the state parks deem “First Day Hiikes.”
You can learn more about these hikes over at Hilltromper.