30 Brilliant Ways To Ring In The New Year In San Francisco

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

30 Brilliant Ways To Ring In The New Year In San Francisco

Happy New Year, San Francisco! Have you thought about how you’re going to ring in 2022? The city is gearing up for an epic New Year’s Eve, and there’s no shortage of things to do. Here are some of our favorite events coming up for this special day. Be sure to check with each event for updates, as Covid precautions are often changing.

Fireworks viewing

1. Fireworks show over the Bay (tentative)

San Franciscans come out in droves each year to check out an epic fireworks show over the Bay! If Covid precautions allow for it, the display will kick off right at midnight and last about 15-20 minutes. Be sure to get there early for the best seating, which tends to be along the waterfront between the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. There are a handful of boat cruises where you can see the fireworks on the water, which we’ve listed below.

Price: free

2. On the Boardwalk Party Cruise

This ritzy party on the SF Belle has 4 decks, 2 levels of music, an open bar, and complimentary appetizers.

Price: Starting at $195

3. Speakeasy NYE Cruise

A ’20s-themed event with 3 large decks, 2 DJs, and amazing views.

Price: Group and VIP packages are still available starting at $229.

4. Red & White Fleet

Hosted bar, live DJ, roaming photographer, desserts, and appetizers.

Price: Starting at $190


5. Deco & Decadence at Hawthorn

DJs Qure, Lockstyle, Jamie Selects, and Jdot will bring the house down at Hawthorn Club. Enjoy 2 rooms of music, performance art by Go Go Pro, NYE party favors, and a midnight champagne toast.

Price: Starting at $20, group and VIP packages still available.

6. Gatsby’s House at W San Francisco

3 floors, 5 rooms, 10 DJs, VIP areas, and more. Be served champagne off of a rolling cage skirt worn by one of the performers!

Price: Premium and VIP packages still available starting at $225.

7. MOANY NYE Party

’20s-themed Mother Of All New Years (MOANY) includes confetti, a balloon drop, a VIP silent disco, complimentary champagne toast and NYE favors, and more.

Price: Group and VIP tickets left starting at $55

8. International Ball at Press Club

Performances by Blue Peace Drummers, plus countless DJs, dancers, a red carpet, NYE party favors, and more.

Price: Starting at $60

9. New Bohemia NYE 2022 at the SF Mint

23 different areas to explore with dozens of DJs in this gorgeous SF building.

Price: Starting at $45


10. Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls

All-access wristband gets you drink specials at participating bars and a traditional champagne toast.

Price: $15

11. New Years Bar & Arcade Night at Emporium

A 4-level arcade bar with live music, giant screens, DJs, local art, and more.

12. NYE 2022 at Alchemist

A steampunk cocktail lounge with seasonal craft cocktails, a midnight champagne toast, and more.

Price: Starting at $110

13. Who are you in 2022? NYE party at Persona

Tickets include a welcome cocktail, small bites, photo booth, psychic readings, dessert, champagne toast, and surprises!

Price: Starting at $79

14. NYE 2022 at Executive Order 

3 DJs, appetizer bar, complimentary champagne, party favors, and more. 

Price: Starting at $85 

Dressy parties

15. Black & White NYE Ball at Westfield SF Centre

An elegant evening under the dome with multiple large dance floors. Dress code includes suits, tuxes, cocktail and party dresses.

Price: Starting at $99.95

16. A Redwood Room NYE

Stylish cocktail party with a live band, Hella Fitzgerald, DJ Jerry Ross, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast, and great food. Dress code is cocktail attire.


Price: Starting at $60

17. A Black Tie Affair at Hotel VIA

3 rooms, red carpet, hotel rooftop with views of fireworks display, balloon drop, and more. Dress code is cocktail attire/tuxedos.

Price: Final tier starting at $150

18. International Masquerade Party at SF Marriott

Marriott’s 19th annual NYE party, featuring 6 different rooms, 6 live bands, 10 DJs, Brazilian Carnaval at midnight, and FREE BEER from 8-11pm. Dress code is cocktail attire.

Price: Starting at $60

Concerts and festivals

19. It’s A New Day + Breakfast of Champions Block Party (New Year’s Day)

Enormous block party with 8 stages, 90 DJs, art installations, an interactive playground, food trucks, aerial performances, and more.

Price: Final tier starting at $80

20. NYE with Galantis at Fort Mason Center

12th annual EYE HEART NYE party with live performance by Galantis, plus performances by SNBRN, Mahalo, and more. Also features outdoor silent disco, photo ops, open bar, and interactive art installations.

Price: Tier 3 tickets starting at $200

21. Kaskade at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Six-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kaskade performs 3rd annual NYE show.

Price: Starting at $129.95

22. Monsieur Periné at SF Jazz Center

Tropical new year from Monsieur Periné, a fusion of Latin song styles, French jazz, and more. Includes complementary sparkling wine, disco ball, NYE party favors, and more. 10:30pm members-only show includes balloon drop.

Price: Starting at $35

23. Fresh Start Festival

3-day outdoor music festival at The Midway with Golden City headlining on NYE.

Price: Starting at $95 on NYE, $65 on other days.

24. Petty Gou at 1015 Folsom

Live performance from internationally-renowned South Korean DJ Peggy Gou.

Price: Last tier starting at $150

25. Duke Dumont at The Warfield

Electronic music from English DJ Duke Dumont.

Price: Starting at $65


26. Brian Regan at the Masonic

American standup Brian Regan performs at the Masonic.

Price: Starting at $45

27. Comedy Countdown at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Lively comedy show with headliners Jesus Trejo, Sammy Obeid, Jeremiah Watkins, Amy Miller, Mike E. Winfield, and Ronn Vigh.

Price: Starting at $55


28. New Year’s One Day Race (New Year’s Day)

New Year’s Day race where participants can run as many 1-mile laps as they like around the Presidio’s Crissy Field.

Price: Starting at $80

29. Yoga Sound Bath at The Center SF

All-levels candlelit yoga class led by Nikita Mehta and sound bath by Phoenix Song.

Price: $35-40

30. NYD Soul Flow with live music at the Pad Studios

New Year’s Day 90-minute morning yoga class with live music from guitar, harmonium, and more.


Featured image: Photo by Cedric Letsch on Unsplash 

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