Bay Area New Year's Eve Fireworks and Events 2013-2014
The countdown is on as the Bay Area gets ready to say goodbye to 2013 and ring in 2014! There is a lot going on New Year's Eve and most of the action will center along the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
Crowds are expected to gather near the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza to watch the city-sponsored fireworks show at midnight. Find out where the fireworks will be, what the transportation options are, what the weather will be like and check out our event listings around the bay!
If you plan on staying indoors, watch the Times Square ball drop on ABC7! Watch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve hosted by Ryan Seacrest starting at 10 p.m.. >> SNEAK PEEK
Bay Area transportation agencies are helping us have a happy and safe New Year by offering extended services:
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will offer free rides on New Year's Eve from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 through 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Muni Metro service between West Portal and Embarcadero stations extended to 4 a.m. and until 2:15 a.m. to 4th and King streets.
The final New Year's train will depart from the 4th and King Street Station at 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 1 or earlier if the train is at capacity. All Caltrain and SamTrans service will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Customer Service 1 (800) 660-4287.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is offering free rides on Bus and Light Rail on New Year's Eve between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 all VTA service will be free. VTA Customer Service (408) 321-2300.
BART will run until 3 am on New Year's Eve. After midnight, trains will run every 20 minutes (with extra trains standing by in downtown San Francisco after the fireworks show).
Asian Art Museum: Samsung Hall
28th Annual Bell-Ringing Ceremony (Joya no kane) - Participants may take their turns ringing the museum's sixteenth-century bronze bell to leave behind the bad experiences, wrong deeds and ill luck of the previous year. First come, first served. Pick up tickets to ring the bell at the admission desk. Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 a.m. 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 581-3500.
Bimbo's 365 Club
New Years Eve at Bimbo's - Gold Star Soul Revue, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Gaucho, and special appearances by the Girl in the Fishbowl. Admission includes glass of champagne, hats, party favors and traditional balloon drop. Cocktail attire. STANDING ONLY. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. 1025 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 474-0365.
New Year's Eve 2014 Gala - Two salsa bands, complimentary party favors, hors d'oeuvres, champaign toast, balloon drop and cash prizes featuring Orquesta Borinquen, DJ EMV and DJ Bosco. Plenty of free parking.Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. 650 Indiana St., San Francisco, CA 94107. (415) 410-4012.
Club Fugazi - Beach Blanket Babylon
The Beach Blanket Babylon New Year's Eve show - Festive, traditional holiday show with chocolate truffles and party favors. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. 678 Green Street, San Francisco CA 94133. (415) 421-4222.
Davies Symphony Hall
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball - Concert followed by after-party with desserts, music, drinks and dancing. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 9 p.m. 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 864-6000.
The Fairmont San Francisco
San Francisco New Year's Eve Gala - Appetizers and food in The Fairmont San Francisco's Pavilion Room and Rooftop Garden, followed by dinner in the Venetian Room and a performance by singer Antonia Bennett. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar will be hosting a luau with buffet. December 31, 2013 at 7 p.m.. 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA. (415) 772-5000.
EPIC Roasthouse **fireworks**
Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar Fireworks - TBD. 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 369- 9955.
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
EyeHeartSF's Streets of San Francisco New Years Eve 2014 - Features special headlining set from renowned artist MOBY. Premium hosted bar, state-of-the-art visuals and sound, panoramic views of the Bay Area, and front row seat to fireworks shows. Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 9 p.m. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.
Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Francisco ** fireworks **
San Francisco Premier New Year's Eve Cruise and Belle of the Ball New Year's Eve Cruise - Scenic views, gourmet cuisine, open bars, and party favors. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. Pier 3, San Francisco. All Ages. 1 (888) 467-6256.
NYE 2014 Masquerade - Masquerade-style party, complimentary masks, elegant decor, music and custom produced countdown experience with confetti blasts. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Pier 3, San Francisco. 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 568-2525.
Marines' Memorial Theatre
Not Your Normal NYE 2014 - Stand-up comics, entertainment, live music and full room of balloons. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. 609 Sutter St 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA. (415) 392-4400.
NYE International Ball 2014 - San Francisco's NYE International Ball 2014 is taking it to another level. 4.5 hours hosted premium open bar in four separate rooms with a fantastic line up! 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 260-9920.
Pier 40** fireworks **
NYE Fireworks Sail Aboard the Derek M. Baylis 2014 - Board a 65 ft. yacht and cruise around the bay to watch the fireworks. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Pier 40, San Francisco.
The Regency Ballroom
Tainted Love - Relive the 80's! High-energy show with video projections. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 9 p.m. 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. (415) 673-5716
Sens Restaurant and Lounge** fireworks **
SENS New Years Eve 2014 - Get a front row view of the fireworks and enjoy the views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. Cocktail reception, buffet style dinner, champagne, music drinks and more! Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Tommy's Joynt will serve its traditional cheap beer - $2.75 and $4.00 champagne. Tuesday December 31, 2013. 1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Westin St. Francis Hotel
Passport to the World NYE Ball - Hosted open bar, music, fashion, art, balloon drop, large dance floor, 7 themed rooms, 80s cover band, violinists, and complimentary photo booths. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 9 p.m. 335 Powell Street, San Francisco (Union Square), CA. 21 +.
The California Honeydrops - Bay Area R&B meets the streets of New Orleans. Open dance floor! Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. (415) 655-5600.
Alameda Port ** fireworks **
New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks Cruise - Dinner, dancing, views and fireworks. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. 2394 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 337-9000.
Hornblower Cruises & Events, Berkeley ** fireworks **
Starry Night New Year's Eve Cruise and New Year's Eve Gala dinner - Cruise departing from Berkeley. Dinner, dancing, drinks views and fireworks. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. Berkeley Doubletree Guest Dock 200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710. 1 (888) 467-6256.
Livermore Performing Arts Center, Bankhead Theater
LVPAC Presents Roy Rogers - Get ready to slide into 2013 with Grammy-nominated Roy Rogers and some modern day rock and roll. After the music, the New Year's Eve celebration continues with a complimentary dessert reception in the theater lobby. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. 2400 1st St., Livermore, CA 94550. (925) 373-6800.
New Year's Eve onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET - Dance, dance lessons, midnight countdown, free parking and fireworks from the flight deck (weather permitting). Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 521-8448 x282.
Yoshi's - Oakland
New Year's Eve with Bobby Caldwell - Live performance with smooth R&B and jazz vocal stylings. Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA. 510-238-9200.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
San Ramon Marriott Hotel
New Year's Eve Party - Elegant ballrooms, casino gaming, drinks, live band, balloon drop and party favors.Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 7:30p.m. 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583. 800-228-9290.
George's Night Club
NYE with Miles Schon and and Fenton Coolfoot - Celebrate the New Year with a funk-Soul-Reggae-Rock band. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 842 4th Street, San Rafael, CA, CA 94949. (415) 226-0262.
Napa Valley Wine Train
2013 Blackjack Ball - Enjoy caviar, sparkling wine, dancing, gourmet meal, casino games, photo booth and DJ. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. (800) 427-4124.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge
New Years Eve 2014 - Music (Hip hop, Top 40, R&B) dancing, champagne, complimentary food stations, and balloon drop at midnight. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. 99 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
>> Map of New Years Eve road closures in Santa Cruz
Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
New Year's Eve with The Alison Sharino Band - Buffet, champagne, sparkling cider, live entertainment, dancing, party favors, full bar and countdown clock at midnight! Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Best Western Seacliff Inn - Severino's Bar and Grill
New Years Eve Bash - Featuring Joint Chiefs, four course dinner and champagne toast. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA 95003. (831) 688 -8987.
SAN MATEO COUNTY
San Mateo Marriott
Masquerade Ball 2014 - Free beer and complementary masquerade masks and party favors. 9 rooms of music, 7 live bands, 16 Dj', and brazilian shows. Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 1770 Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402. (408) 507-6519.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ** fireworks **
Six Flags New Year's Eve 2013/Holiday in the Park - Holiday activities, lights, seasonal treats, rides, shows, live music and fireworks. Tuesday December 31st, 2013. Park is open from 4pm - 12am. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589. (707) 643-6722.
Stars Recreation Center
Live music by Sapo Guapo - Dinner, gratuity, party favors and more! Tuesday December 31st, 2013. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. followed by a party at 9:30 p.m. 55 Browns Valley Parkway in Vacaville California. (707) 455-7827 x108.
Romp with the Beasts! - Dancing, champagne midnight toast and food... party with the animals! Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. (707) 579-2551.
Disneyland Park, Los Angeles ** fireworks **
New Year's Eve "Fantasy in the Sky" Fireworks Spectacular - Park open Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802. (714) 781-4565.
Hornblower Cruises & Events, Old Sacramento ** fireworks **
Sacramento New Year's Eve River Cruise - Fireworks at 9pm over Tower Bridge, music and champagne with scenic Sacramento River views. Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Boarding begins at 8:15 p.m. L Street Dock @1206 Front Street. 1 (888) 467-6256.
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