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10 Costa Mesa New Year’s Eve Events

Posted on December 27, 2017 | 4:04pm | Travel Costa Mesa

New Year's Eve events Costa Mesa

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching. Where will you be? We’ve rounded up 10 great Costa Mesa New Year’s Eve events, ranging from kid-friendly to 21+.


And if you don’t have a place to lay your head for the night, don’t fret. Travel + Leisure recently informed us all that you’re better off waiting until the last minute to book your New Year’s accommodations, and we have the perfect cheat sheet of Costa Mesa hotels.


New Year's Eve events Costa Mesa

Resolution NYE

The Orange County Fair and Event Center will welcome a two-day event hosted by KROQ and featuring artists such as Young the Giant, Dirty Heads, Seven Lions and Illenium. The night begins at 7 p.m. on December 30th and 8 p.m. on December 31st. Learn more.


Where to stay: Best Western Plus or OC Hotel

Both are located just across the street from the fair grounds, which makes for a convenient commute. OC Hotel offers chic, contemporary rooms with complimentary breakfast while Best Western Plus provides well-appointed rooms for a quiet and tranquil experience to help you catch up on Z’s on the first.


New Year's Eve Costa Mesa events Ruin Bar

Ruin Bar

Cozy up at the LAB Anti-Mall’s Ruin Bar, which is offering up $6 champagne cocktails all night. Ruin is the perfect location for a laid back New Year’s Eve where you can still enjoy your favorite beer, wine and soju cocktails. Learn more.


Where to stay: The Ayres Hotel and Suites

Ruin Bar is just down the road from The Ayres Hotel and Suites. The Ayres’ charming, French-inspired décor and outdoor courtyard round out the perfect relaxed New Year’s experience. Enjoy one of the property’s 284 deluxe guestrooms and take a leisurely breakfast at Le Chateau Restaurant.



Winterfest Orange County is Southern California’s ultimate winter festival with daily events for kids and adults alike. New Year’s Eve is no exception for this Costa Mesa event! Stop by for the Early Bird Countdown beginning at 6 p.m. or the West Coast Countdown at midnight. Either way, you’ll experience the holiday parade, tree lighting, fireworks, snow flurries and ball drop. Learn more.


Where to stay: Best Western Plus

Best Western Plus is the perfect place for families to land for a stress-free stay within walking distance of the OC Fair and Event Center.


New Year's Eve Events Costa Mesa Water Grill

Water Grill Costa Mesa

Ring in the new year with specials like lobster risotto and grilled tenderloin, dancing and a champagne toast at this local favorite.


Where to stay: The Westin South Coast Plaza

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Water Grill, The Westin South Coast Plaza is the perfect place to rest up for the new year.


New Year's Eve events Costa Mesa


Enjoy complimentary sips and bites as you celebrate the coming of a new year at Mesa’s annual gala at The Camp. Learn more.


Where to stay: Residence Inn by Marriot

Located just around the corner from The Camp, Residence Inn by Marriott is the ideal location. The all-suite property includes studios or penthouses to make you feel at home.


New Years Eve events Costa Mesa Country Club

The Country Club

The Country Club isn’t just one of Costa Mesa’s newest dining locations, but also one of the most unique as a full service dining and live music venue. This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a four-course dinner with a glass of champagne as you count down to 2018. Learn more.


Where to stay: Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Carry the lavish experience over to your stay at this Costa Mesa hot spot, Avenue of the Arts, which offers a tranquil lakeside location with chic design and décor throughout its rooms.


AnQi House of An

Enjoy a decadent five-course prix fixe meal including oysters, king crab, lobster and slow-roasted brisket by AnQi House of An chefs Helene An and Ron Lee. End the night dancing to live music and revel in the new year as a balloon drop marks midnight. 


Where to stay: The Westin South Coast Plaza

You’ll only have to wander a short distance to make it to your final destination at The Westin South Coast Plaza.



New Years Eve events Costa Mesa The Triangle

The Triangle Costa Mesa

Time Nightclub

Time Nightclub will host its annual New Year’s Eve complete with complimentary party favors and champagne as you count down the New Year with DJ MORTEN. For those who want to ring in the New Year in style, VIP packages are available and include bottle service and exclusive seating. Learn more.



Tavern + Bowl

Tavern + Bowl is offering a limited number of New Year’s Eve packages. Choose from a family day package of 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling with pizza, boneless wings, salad and soft drinks or a 21+ package of 3 hours of unlimited bowling, snacks, pizza, wings, and a bottle of champagne. Reservations are required; contact Tavern + Bowl at 949.438.2320.


Where to stay: Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Costa Mesa’s Holiday Inn Express is within convenient walking distance to The Triangle entertainment complex that houses Time Nightclub and Tavern + Bowl, which gives you time to stop for a late night snack before you head back to catch up on your rest.


New Years Eve event Costa Mesa Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa

If you’d rather stay in one place, try the Crowne Plaza for New Year’s dinner at the hotel’s Fireside Tavern restaurant. The three-course meal includes a starter, entrée and dessert at $45.99 per person. Call 714-557-3000 for more information.


Turn your New Year’s Eve stay into a weekend to receive $100 to indulge at South Coast Plaza. Learn more at www.travelcostamesa.com/indulge.