New Year’s Eve 2018 – The Best Places to Ring in the New Year

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New Year’s Eve, the possibilities with everyone wanting to ring in the New Year in a special way. You can celebrate the clock turning midnight in any fashion that your heart desires. From nightclubs to restaurants and concerts, Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a list of some of the most amazing things that are going on for New Year’s Eve.

Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles invites you to Samba into the New Year with an unforgettable Carnival-themed celebration.  Coupled that with incredible room rates at Mondrian and take the worry out of your New Year planning, whether you’re traveling to LA or looking for a luxe staycation.

Book your room at Mondrian Los Angeles now for NYE and get:

  • Two tickets to Skybar’s New Year’s Eve Party
  • Access to open bars from 9pm – 12am
  • Party favors and a colorful night of dancing and good cheer


sbe’s Doheny Room

This NYE, the West Hollywood hot spot Doheny Room is the host of a chic New Year’s party in LA high style. The star-studded lounge heats up this NYE with a party fit for Hollywood’s A-list, kicking off the night with a 5-hour premium open bar as a live DJ spins the hottest open format Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and mash-up beats. Raise a glass of complimentary champagne for a live countdown to the New Year, complete with complimentary party favors.

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sbe’s Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails 

Ring in 2018 with Hyde Wide Shut’s dazzling masquerade ball. Dance the night away with the best DJs in Los Angeles and a special performance from a surprise guest.

Tickets: Hyde


sbe’s Nightingale 

Toast 2017 goodbye and usher in the New Year at Nightingale! Enjoy a hosted bar all night with specialty drinks and dance the night away with special guest to be announce mid-December.

Tickets: Nightingale


Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach, the area’s only luxury boutique hotel, will feature a performance at their New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball by Tina Guo, an internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer.

The virtuoso has toured with Hans Zimmer Live as well as performed with Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber at the 2016 Grammy Awards. She has also been the featured electric cello soloist with Michael Jackson at “The Immortal” World Tour by Cirque du Soleil.

Guo has been heard as a featured as a soloist in blockbuster films and television shows including: “Wonder Woman”, “Inception”, “Iron Man 2”, “Batman vs Superman”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” and more. Guo has also recorded for the soundtracks of “Kung Fu Panda 3”, “The Hangover Part II”, “X-Men: First Class”, “Family Guy”, “American Dad”, “The Cleveland Show”, “King of the Hill” and more.

The vivacious and glittering New Year’s Eve bash will also feature a live DJ and gaming tables. Guests are encouraged to design and create their own unique masquerade masks and costumes. There will be delicious tray passed hors d’oeuvres from the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, [email protected], a dessert and coffee bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $95 per person and are available to purchase online at VIP packages and bottle service are available. Please call (310) 469-3466 for more details. This event is 21 and over and casual-chic or masquerade attire is highly encouraged.

For guests looking to extend their festivities, the hotel is offering an exclusive New Year’s Eve package starting at $549 per night and includes two Masquerade Ball tickets.

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For more information, visit or to make a reservation call (310) 469-4436.

For more information on Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer Tina Guo, please visit

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood


WHAT:           Universal Studios Hollywood is throwing Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration, EVE, on Sunday, December 31. At 9:00 p.m. three areas of the park will be transformed into uniquely-themed party hubs with DJs and live music, lighting up at midnight with a traditional New Year’s countdown and a spectacular fireworks display. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and guests are invited to spend the day and night enjoying the park’s many popular rides and attractions with extended theme park hours to 1:00 a.m. Food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer and wine, as well as 2018 memorabilia will be available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Universal Studios Hollywood.


WHEN:           Sunday, December 31 at 9pm


WHERE:         Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608



Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville New Year’s Eve Celebration at Universal CityWalk


WHAT:           Soak up the New Year with a tropical celebration at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant at Universal CityWalk. Guests will be greeted with a “Who’s to Blame” Margarita and can enjoy an array of palate-pleasing dining options, including Cheeseburger in Paradise sliders, Sweet Chili Salmon and Guava Glazed Barbeque Chicken. In addition to the buffet dinner, the premiere New Year’s Eve celebration will feature a telecast performance of Jimmy Buffett’s Nashville concert, a live steel drum performance and Caribbean themed party favors and will culminate with a midnight Margarita toast. For more information and to make reservations, visit Space is limited and the New Year’s Eve festivities will sell out.

WHEN:           Sunday, December 31 at 8:30pm

WHERE:         Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville New Year’s Eve Celebration


Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Boca Raton, Florida)

Ring in the New Year at Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort during the Rock the Block New Year’s Eve party, featuring luxurious accommodations, open bar, Salt N’ Pepa and DJ Spinderella, Wang Chung, A Flock of Seagulls, and more!*

Package starts at $619 for double occupancy and includes:

  • Two Silver admission tickets which also provides: Unlimited amusement rides, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy and funnel cakes.
  • Adult deluxe open bar and unlimited beverages for the kids.
  • Access to entertainment and viewing of midnight fireworks.
  • Two-night minimum stay required.

Booking Details:

*Rock the Block This New Year’s Eve

  • Sunday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. with live performances beginning at 10:00 p.m.

Rock the Block returns to Boca Raton Resort with more amusements, music and excitement than ever before. Members and guests will be presented with a high-energy concert, featuring musical performances from renowned artists, including Salt n’ Pepa, Wang Chung & Cutting Crew and A Flock of Seagulls. Following these live performances, there will be a New Year’s Day countdown followed by a midnight fireworks show on the 18th fairway. Adults may participate in The Cathedral Experience, featuring a platinum open bar and elegant dinner fare consisting of individually carved roasts and chef stations, paired with music by DJ Alex. Additionally, members and guests can upgrade to The Spa Experience, featuring an adults-only, sophisticated dinner setting in the Spa Garden with a private viewing area of performances by DJ GOTTA and Circ-X.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami Beach, Florida)

Demi Lovato and KYGO will come together and transform the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s iconic poolscape into the hottest New Year’s Eve party on Miami Beach performing hits off their chart-topping albums. With a lineup of one-of-a-kind packages, including stage-side tables and cabanas, guests will have a chance to party alongside Demi Lovato and KYGO. Ticket prices start at $275 for one (1) general admission ticket, with private tables ranging from $4,000 to $40,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests.  All tickets include premium open bar until 12 a.m. The party will continue with performances by Grammy “Album of the Year” nominee, Travis Scott, at world famous LIV nightclub located inside Fontainebleau.

New this year, is Fontainebleau’s “Family Experience” package offering guests from all generations the chance to toast the New Year together at one unforgettable event. For one night only, the resort will turn La Côte, the resort’s Oceanside bistro, and the La Côte lawn into an extension of the poolside party where families can enjoy the night’s performances by Demi Lovato and KYGO. Available exclusively at the restaurant, guests will indulge in a gourmet buffet dinner and those 21 and over will enjoy premium open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices start at $350 for one (1) general admission ticket.

Tickets and packages can be purchased online at

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents a dynamic lineup of chart-topping entertainers to ring in the New Year. Ranging from Foo Fighters, Duran Duran and Zac Brown Band to hip hop heavyweightsFrench Montana, DJ Mustard and EDM sensation Galantis, the resort welcomes guests to experience Grammy Award-winning talent at what is sure to be an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Weekend.

Counting down to 2018, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host a variety of nightly experiences ranging from standout concert acts at The Chelsea to the hottest nightclub sets at Marquee and a specialty Perrier-Jouët party at The Chandelier. Returning for the second year, CBS RADIO will present the biggest shows throughout the weekend, including those headlined by Foo Fighters, Duran Duran and Zac Brown Band along with a special performance by lead singer Zac Brown’s newest disco pop project, Sir Rosevelt.

“Guests travel from all over the world to experience New Year’s Eve weekend in Las Vegas,” said Fedor Banuchi, vice president of entertainment and nightlife at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “We’re excited to bring an eclectic mix of standout-talent to rock and roll at The Cosmopolitan this year who will undoubtedly make this New Year’s celebration an incredible memory.”

Tickets for The Cosmopolitan’s NYE are available online at or through Ticketmaster at or by calling 800.745.3000. For Foo Fighters tickets, click HERE. For Duran Duran tickets, click HERE. For Zac Brown Band tickets, click HERE, and for Sir Rosevelt tickets, click HERE.

Conrad New York (New York, New York)

This New Year’s Eve, Conrad New York is offering out-of-towners the chance to ring in 2018 in true NewYork City fashion alongside Lady Liberty. Begin the celebration with a one hour open bar and canapes at 8pm at the ATRIO Bar, followed by a 9pm seating for our four-course prix-fixe menu, featuring Oven Roasted Wild Pheasant and Crispy Black Sea Bass. Guests will enjoy live music by a DJ then head up to Loopy Doopy, Conrad New York’s famed rooftop bar with views of the statue of liberty, for an exclusive rooftop champagne toast at midnight and views of fireworks along the Hudson.

For a limited time, the hotel is also offering guests an exclusive opportunity to learn to skate alongside former U. S. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov at The Rink at Brookfield Place with the Skate with the Greats package. The hotel Is also offering a   Holiday Shopper Escape package which epitomizes downtown luxury, and includes five-star accommodations at Conrad New York, a $200 Westfield World Trade Center gift card, a Gift box turndown amenity in-suite valued at $500 featuring an array of items from various Westfield retailers, a tour of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, and personalized Westfield Concierge services throughout.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Something big is brewing in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve. The countdown to 2018 is on and Big Night New Orleans will be hitting the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Orleans. Big Night New Orleans is part of the largest New Year’s Eve series in the country “Big Night America” and will ring in the new year with over 3,000 guests.  These galas are famous for the grand scale and are the largest in each of their respective cities.

Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, the AAA four-diamond Hyatt Regency New Orleans boasts 1,193 guestrooms, award-winning cuisine, as well as a Starbucks, and Fed Ex Office onsite. With 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, top quality finishes, and breathtaking city views, Hyatt Regency NewOrleans is the Big Easy’s premier destination for meetings and events.

Starting at $299++ per night, the hotel’s “Tricentennial Celebration” Package includes two complimentary Sazerac cocktails and a King Cake, a 300-year commemorative keepsake and a daily F&B credit. Two-night minimum stay


Capodanno at Castle Hill Inn (Newport, Rhode Island)

Castle Hill Inn is the ideal place to both relax and celebrate while ringing in the New Year. This year, from December 30 to January 1, Castle Hill Inn is putting an Italian spin on the holiday. ‘Capodanno’, the Italian word for New Year’s Eve, is the culmination of holiday festivities and a very special moment to share with dearest friends and family. Last year marked Castle Hill Inn’s first Capodanno celebration, and guests enjoyed the festivities so much that Chef Lou will dream up another Italian-inspired menu and evening to ring in 2018 featuring delights such as white truffles, lentils, and limoncello. After a joyous night, guests are invited to enjoy Castle Hill’s “Richiamino,” Italian for ‘hair of the dog,’ brunch on NewYear’s Day. Prices start at $725.00 per night, plus tax.

Conrad Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

On the heels of a multi-million dollar transformation, Conrad Dublin will ring in the New Year in style with an overnight stay package for two that includes dinner at The Coburg, a live musical performance at Lemuel’s and breakfast starting at $341.00 per person. The 192-room hotel located in the heart of Dublin offers travelers the opportunity to create lasting memories this winter through an unforgettable trip to Ireland. The Coburg offers travelers a true brasserie experience with a locally inspired menu and interiors outfitted in holiday decor. For those looking to celebrate the evening with a special touch, book a seat at the champagne table, an elevated dining experience boasting views over the restaurant and access to a selection of the finest champagnes. Lemuel’s lounge pays homage to traditional Irish culture with a dash of magic.

If you plan on spending New Year’s Eve at home to avoid the crowds, you can still make it a memorable evening as Whole Foods Market is offering 15% off any caviar through January 2nd. Make sure to pair it with one of two different champagnes that are both in the RM category, meaning the same person or family is growing the grape and producing the wine. These champagnes are representative of the village and vineyards they are grown. They are typically made in relatively small batches with a high focus on quality. The first one is Bernard Remy (honestly I personally find this to be one of the best best champagnes out there ). The second is the J. Lassalle Champagne Brut Premier Cru and that also pairs wonderfuly with oysters, crab, scallops, aged comte, young goat cheese, and burrata. Think of this as the champagne you serve before dinner. Its fresh and expressive with white flowers, round, elegant with a long balanced finish. For more information, visit: Whole Foods

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