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New Year's Eve Events in the Bay Area

As the clock strikes midnight, the Bay Area will be ringing in the New Year in style with events for all ages to enjoy. 

List of NYE Events in the Bay Area:

San Francisco:

1. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in San Francisco

Where: SF Ferry Building

When: 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31 2018

2. New Year’s Eve Cruises

Where: San Francisco

NYE 2019 New Years Fireworks Cruise on SF Bay

3. New Year’s Eve One Day Run in Crissy Field

You can choose from 3 different times to run a 1.061 mile loop in Crissy Field.

 4. NYE at the SF Jazz Center

Two shows beginning at 8pm and another at 10:30pm for members only. The second show will include complimentary champagne and a balloon drop at midnight.

5. San Francisco NYE International Ball 2019 

Where: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco

 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information and tickets, check out the website


1. New Years Eve Balloon Drop

 Where: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

 An all age event, families can celebrate when the clock strikes midnight in other countries and a can also explore the museum. Members can register for the festivities, the general public can begin booking slots on Dec. 10. (11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

 2. Motown on Mondays NYE Party

Where: The Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave.

The 21+ event will kick off remixes to Motown hits and will end with a midnight toast.

3. A Special New Year’s Eve Performance of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

To celebrate the famed album by Lauryn Hill, she will perform her hits at Oakland’s Fox Theatre.

Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland.

4. NYE with Too Short

The New Parish, Oakland 1743 San Pablo Ave

5. Soul Party New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Elbo Room Jack London, 311 Broadway Oakland

6. New Year's Eve On the Waterfront

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

Eve's Waterfront Restaurant, 15 Embarcardeo West Oakland 94607

South Bay:

1. Fairmont San Jose Presents: Bubbles, Matinis and Manhattans! New Year’s Eve 2018

8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Club Regent, 170 South Market Street San Jose 95113

2. New Year's Eve at California's Great America

5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara 95054

3. Noon Year's Eve Across Time Zones

12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

Families can participate in a mini ball drop with a celebration across the different time zones throughout the world. 

Childen's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose 

4. A New Year's Eve Affair @ Wine Affairs

Wine Affairs, 1435 The Alameda San Jose 95126 

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