New Year's is a holiday to celebrate the memories 2016 has brought us and the excitement of a fresh new year . Whether you want to have a romantic evening sipping champagne or a fun filled day with the family, Monterey County offers many fun events to celebrate New years Eve!  

New Years Eve Events!

1.  Seashore sleepover at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

6:00 PM Saturday Dec, 31- 8:30 AM Sunday Jan 1

Ring in the New Year with the entire family with a sleepover at the Aquarium!

You'll celebrate the 2017 countdown starting at 9 p.m. (East Coast midnight) with a sparkling cider toast—plus, small bites and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks. Throughout the night, you can take a silly snapshot in our photo booth, satisfy your sweet tooth at our sundae bar, and enjoy more fun activities and programs! In the morning, wake up with the fishes as our first guests on New Year's Day. Enjoy a full breakfast in our Cafe, and then join our naturalists in watching wildlife from the Great Tide Pool deck to welcome 2017.  Ages 5 - adult

Price: $125.00 General Admission

             $100.00 Member Admission

2. First Night Monterey

Saturday, Dec 31st 


Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing your way into the New Year at First Night Monterey. First night celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts in historic downtown Monterey. Over thirty venues inside and outdoor hold concurrent performances and activities for all ages. Activities include colors, lights, musical entertainment and performances. 85% of sites will be indoors this year, so you and your family can keep warm! There is music for everyone! Live music performances range from classical to experimental hip-hop. 

ADULT (16 and older)
$22 Advance Purchase Price December 6 through December 30th
$24 Full Price December 31 (Day of Celebration), available at Event .YOUTH BUTTON (6-15 years old)
$15 Advance Purchase Price December 6 through December 30th
$18 Full Price December 31 (Day of Celebration), available at Event

Children five and under are admitted free! Discounted Family Pack (2 Adult and 2 Youth buttons) available online only, through December 28!

Buttons on sale at many local stores in Monterey County: Safeway Stores- all Monterey County Stores, Nob Hill Stores in Monterey & Salinas, Walgreens in Monterey & Seaside, 7-Eleven Stores in Monterey and Del Rey Oaks, Monterey Sports Center, Rabobank in Pacific Grove, Seaside and Marina or buy buttons online!

3. Carmel Valley Ranch New Years Clubhouse buffet

Gorgeous Carmel Valley Ranch offers many New Years Celebrations!

Saturday, 6:00p-9:30p, December 31

The relaxed yet refined New Year’s Eve celebration is perfect for family and friends to enjoy a festive dinner earlier in the evening. Chef Wood and the team will create an amazing feast featuring everything from ocean-fresh shellfish and hand-rolled sushi to Japanese pumpkin risotto, hand-carved natural prime rib of beef and herb-crusted lamb. We'll also have music, party favors and lavish desserts to set the mood for a fabulous "East Coast Countdown." Please call 831.626.2599 to secure your table.

6:00p-7:00p - Welcome Reception and Hors D'oeuvres
7:00p - Dinner Seating & Children's Buffet
7:45p - Celebrate on the Dancefloor!
9:00p - “East Coast Countdown," Dancing and Desserts 

$80+ Adults, $37+ Ages 5-12, Ages 4 & under complimentary. Reservations required. 

4. Carmel Valley Ranch New Years Eve Dining at the Valley Kitchen

Saturday, December 31; 5:00p-11:30p - Reservations highly recommended

Enjoy a festive a la carte menu in the warm holiday decor of the rustic yet sophisticated Valley Kitchen.

Live Music in the Valley Kitchen on NYE; 6:30p-9:30p

Celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of a fresh new year in decadent style with Chef Tim’s cooking, and the Kyle Crane Trio, playing live in the Valley Kitchen.

Reservations highly recommended – 831.626.2599

5. Natasha Agrama Live and New year's Toast In The Vintner Room Lounge at Carmel Valley Ranch

10:00p-12:30am - No cover charge

Join us for an unforgettable night of music and celebration, featuring the talented jazz artist Natasha Agrama! Hollywood native Natasha Agrama is an uncommonly gifted vocalist standing at the forefront of a thriving jazz renaissance in Southern California. Natasha is the inheritor of a deeply rich musical heritage, and has performed around the world in some of the finest jazz venues and festivals. Join us for an evening of sweet and celebratory music and champagne in the cozy Vintner Room Lounge, adjacent to the Valley Kitchen. Cocktails and bar bites flowing through the Bar at Valley Kitchen, and a complimentary champagne toast will be served at midnight! 

Reservations recommended – 831.626.2577.

6. New Years Eve in White at Hotel 1110

Ring in the New Year in White at the Hotel 1110 Exclusive New Year’s EveWhite Party Celebration! 

Celebrate with a cheer at the unlimited champagne fountain! Get on the dance floor with the live DJ entertainment! Get a NY Henna Tattoo. Tarot Card Reading begins at 10:00 p.m. Belly Dancing at 11:00 p.m. Cocktails, wine and beer available for purchase.

*Savor a strolling dinner with several local celebrity chefs*

Win a Prize for Best Dressed WHITE: Win a two-night stay at Hotel 1110 and dinner for 2!

Best #Instagram post with tag to #Hotel1110 and #RoofTopBar: Win dinner for four in our new restaurant.

Cost is $125 per person, inclusive including unlimited champagne. Or stay overnight! $400 per person including two tickets to the NYE White Nights event and 1 room overnight.

RSVP immediately to reserve your seat 

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7. 5 Course Dinner at 201 Main Chef Santos Bautista

If you will be celebrating in Salinas celebrate this New Year’s Eve with a 5 Course Dinner by 201 Main Chef Santos Bautista! After party hosted by Absolut Elyx and Avion Tequila.

Dinner times: 6PM and 8PM. Limited seatings available. Dinner grants you admission to the 201 Main NYE Party and includes after party amenities ($40 value). 

  1. glass of house sparkling.
  2. artichoke bisque / grilled stonefruit salad / shaved fennel + arugula salad.
  3. asparagus prosciutto bruschetta / pan seared day boat scallops.
  4. pink peppercorn hamachi / spice crusted filet mignon / lobster tail paella / herbed chevre stuffed airline chicken breast.
  5. espresso chocolate mousse / lavender tres leches / butterscotch creme brulee.

5 Course Dinner & After Party Admission - $100. 5 Course Dinner - No After Party Admission - $80.

After party hosted by Absolut Elyx and Avion Tequila 9pm-2am

$25 pre-sale - $30 early bird - $40 at the door.

one complimentary absolut elyx welcome drink.

complimentary midnight champagne toast.

absolut elyx and avion tequila photo booth / step and repeat.

live stream ball drop / balloon drop / confetti and co2 cannons.

NYE After Party VIP Packages

vip access - no waiting in line.

  • PLATINUM Package. 1 available. 4 absolut elyx bottles. 4 perrier jouet brut bottles. 4 additional champagne bottles. 12 cans of red bull. up to 20 guests max!

  • GOLD Package. 2 available. 2 absolut elyx bottles. 2 perrier jouet brut bottles. 2 additional champagne bottles. 6 cans of red bull. up to 10 guests max!

  • SILVER Package. 8 available. 1 absolut elyx bottle. 1 perrier jouet brut bottle. 3 additional champagne bottles. 4 cans of red bull. up to 6 guests max!

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    8. Bubbles and Brews a NYE Celebration at the Alvarado Brewing Company

    Celebrate the NYE with a collaborative dinner featuring libations provided by Alvarado Street Brewery and Caraccioli Cellars. Kick off the night with a phenomenal dinner prepared by Chef Jeremiah Tydeman of Alvarado Street Brewery.

    Enjoy a five course dinner paired with the award winning Brut Cuvée & Brut Rosé from Caraccioli Cellars, as well as a sneak peak from Alvarado Street's new wild & sour beer project, Yeast of Eden. We'll also be pouring 2015 Anniversary Ale, our bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout. Ring in the New Year and dance the rest of the night away with entertainment provided by DNA.

    The Details:

    • Event date Saturday, December 31st
    • 5 course dinner prepared by Chef Jeremiah Tydeman accompanied with Alvarado Beer pairings and Caraccioli wine pairings.
    • Dinner times at 6:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Each seating is limited to 30 people
    • $150 inclusive (dinner ticket includes access to the after party with DJ)
    • $35 cover for general admission for the after party only which includes DJ and dancing starting at 10pm – 1:00 p.m. until 12.16. After 12.1.16 prices will go up to $40.00 . Only 75 tickets will be sold to the after party. (includes one free house cocktail or beer)
    • Dancing
    • DJ
    • Silent Disco in the beer garden
    • Toast with some Caraccioli sparkling at midnight!
    • Tickets will be $40 at the door but does not include a free cocktail
    • Dress code should be at least business/casual.
    • Location: Alvarado Street Brewery 426 Alvarado Street Monterey, California
    • RSVP Required prior to the event.
    • Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite (add) No refunds.
    • All attendees must be over 21 (valid proof of ID is required at admittance).
    • Limited seats available for dinner.
  • Last year’s event sold out. Purchase tickets while they last.

    NYE Menu and Pairing 2016


    Course 1 paired with Caraccioli's 2009 Brut Cuvee

    Course 2 paired with Caraccioli's 2010 Brut Rose

    Course 3 paired with Alvarado's Yeast of Eden Golden Sour Ale

    Course 4 paired with Alvarado's 2015 Anniversary Imperial Stout

    Course 5 desserts paired with an after-dinner cocktail


    Course 1:

    House-cured Lox-

    Caviar, Creme Fraiche, Pumpernickle

    Course 2:

    Torchon of Foie Gras-

    Granny Smith apple, Five spice, Calvados, Brioche

    Course 3:

    Roulade of Veal Sweetbreads-

    Black truffle, Local chanterelles, Pommes puree, Ruby chard

    Course 4:

    Seared Loin of Venison-

    Carmelized onion/Coffee stout soubise, Glazed root vegetables, Cocoa nibs

    Course 5:


    Cinnamon poached pears with pomegranate caramel sauce, served with warm tequila ponche soaked ginger cake and fresh pomegranate seeds.

    Honey gelée with lime mousse, served with fresh seasonal fruit and pomegranate caramel sauce.

  • $35-$150

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     DeLuca Real Estate wishes you and your family a Happy New Year!