As 2013 comes to an end, Palm Springs is ready to party. If you're coming to the desert to ring in the new year, there won't be any shortage of celebrations for you to choose from. Whether you want to swing dance your way into 2014, nosh on gourmet plates or party with go-go dancers, the desert has the perfect celebration for you.
Here are the top New Year's Eve celebrations in Palm Springs:
New Year’s Eve: Rockin’ The Gatsby
Champagne Toast and Cocktails at BAR Palm Springs
Ring in the new year in spectacular 1920’s style! Rockin’ The Gatsby is special one-night only New Year’s Eve performance with a 10 member musical cast featuring special guest Rodiney Santiago and a live band roaring the hits from Baz Lurhmann’s critically acclaimed rendition of ‘The Great Gatsby.’ This special celebration includes two drink tickets for the cocktail hour, dinner with wine service, Rockin’ The Gatsby live show, and a wild post-show disco party. There’s limited availability for this soiree, so get your tickets now at www.TheEdgePalmSprings.com
Toast into the New Year and have a fun night at one of the hottest bars and nightlife in downtown at BAR Palm Springs
Gala Party at Melvyn's Restaurant
A classic Palm Springs experience at the world-famous Melvyn's Restaurant located in the Ingleside Inn. Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner, unlimited champagne, party favors and hats, and DJ and dancing. Reservations required by calling 760-325-2323 and party details online at www.inglesideinn.com
Two Options at Viceroy Palm Springs: Venetian Bacchanal Masquerade Ball or NYE Poolside Reception
Have you ever wanted to ring in the New Year ala Truman Capote and Kay Graham? Then the Viceroy Venetian Bacchanal black and white masquerade ball is for you! Limited to 100 guests. Free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Four-course dinner. Dancing under the stars with KCRW's DJ Valida. Sumptuous. Elegant. Sensual. And very Viceroy. Or if you're looking for a poolside party, the Citron New Year's Eve Reception might be right for you. With LA DJ's Lady Sinclair and Aubrey Hansen spinning from their perch, and dancing, dancing and dancing. Roaming bites and social stations. Cabanas and bottle service by request. For reservations and details, visit www.viceroypalmsprings.com
Dinner and Entertainment at Escena Lounge & Grill
Welcome 2014 in style at Escena Lounge & Grill. Enjoy a stellar prix fixe menu, a little bubbly, and more. Two seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 pm. The late seating goes past midnight and includes live entertainment by Tanya Times and party favors…and don’t forget your dancing shoes. $75 for 6:00 p.m. seating and $100 for 8:30 p.m. seating. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Reservations required. For reservations and details, 760-992-0002 or www.escenagolf.com
Stay and Play at the Riviera Palm Springs
Ring in The New Year at the Riviera and Circa 59 with special New Year's Eve package including deluxe accommodations, a NYE Buffet Dinner, Music and Dancing. The next morning wake up to a New Years Breakfast that will hit the spot. Party with that special someone, or a entire group of friends. We have something for everyone. For room packages and details, go to www.psriviera.com
Dine at Workshop Kitchen + Bar
End 2013 on a culinary high note at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, whose New Year's Eve menu features five courses. Special dining times and entertainment. For menu and reservations, go to www.workshoppalmsprings.com.
Swing Dancing at a New Year's Eve Gala
Swing into the new year and dance until dawn with some of the best swing dancers in the world at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This masquerade ball is part of the Palm Springs Swing Dance Classic, a five-day event filled with workshops, boot camps and competitions. Reservations available
Dinner and Dancing at Lulu California Bistro
In the spirit of celebration, Lulu will offer two dinner seatings and dance the night away with Tony Grandberry and the Big Fun Orchestra! Guests will party in style with complimentary party favors, party hats and a glass of champagne for guests arriving for the second seating.
For Reservations, call (760) 327-5858 or www.lulupalmsprings.com
Go Retro 60s Style at The Purple Room
Three dinner seatings and entertainment at this one-of-a-kind supper club. For reservations and entertainment line-up go to www.purpleroompalmsprings.com
Burger Records presents New Years Eve 2014 in The Commune at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
The Allah-Las and Night Beats with special guests The Pesos, Tara Fox & The Desert Sands, Reverberation DJs and another special mystery guest Doors open at 8PM with music starting at 9PM. Event is 21+. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Tickets include entrance to the party and a midnight champagne toast. There will be food and drinks for purchase as well. *** First 250 tickets sold get a limited edition Reverberation compilation tape from Burger Records featuring artists playing NYE event. For tickets and details, go to www.acehotel.com.
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