Monterey New Year's Events

Ring in 2024 at New Year's Events in Monterey County by celebrating New Year's Eve on December 31, 2023.

First Night Monterey

3:00 p.m. - Midnight

First Night Monterey Parade

Ring in the New Year with an amazing array of top entertainment. The multi-award-winning annual event is a very special family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in historic downtown Monterey.

New Year's Eve Gala at Deja Blue Soul Food Restaurant and Club

Deja Blue, Seaside Food & Bev

6:00 p.m. - 2 a.m.

$75 general admission; $100 VIP includes free appetizers

Groove into the new year with entertainment from Lina Loi, Robert Turner Jr. Kevin O'Neal and Leon Joyce Jr. Get in the spirit with party favors, appetizers, an open bar from 6 - 8 p.m. and start your 2024 with a breakfast buffet at midnight.

Studio 54 New Year's Eve Party at Portola Hotel & Spa

7:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

New Year Champagne Portola

$195 active military w/ valid ID; $220 per person

Get ready for the best party of your life! The year-end event will include an open bar, live music, dancing, a buffet dinner, a champagne toast, and more. 

New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Hyatt Carmel Highlands

8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Pacific's Edge

$125 per person (includes your first two drinks)

A midnight balloon drop and Champagne toast, to party favors and dessert miniatures. The celebration also includes live music by The Dino Vera Band.

Footloose New Year's Eve Party at Links Club

8:30 p.m. - Midnight

Links Club interior

$149 general admission

A New Years Eve to remember with live music by Scarlett, the high energy dance band, food buffet, drinks and more! 

New Year's Specials at Big Sur River Inn

Monday, January 1, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Big Sur River Inn Adirondack Chairs

Join on New Year's Day for a delightful breakfast, brunchy lunch or delectable dinner. In addition to a winter menu, enjoy specials like eggs Benedict-both classic and portobello. At lunch and dinner they'll offer roasted beef tenderloin and key lime pie.

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