New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to dress up in fancy party attire. Glitter, metallic fabrics, and noisy headwear are all acceptable garb while waiting for the ball to drop at midnight. The evening inspires hope in the future and a reason to reset your goals and aspirations for the coming calendar year. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, sleep more, or set aside time for a crafts project that’s been in the back of your mind for months, New Year’s Eve parties give us one last chance to let loose and look forward to what is to come.
If you’re ringing in 2018 in Carlsbad this year, here is a list of events that will ensure that you’re starting off the new year on the right foot:
This year, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa is taking New Year’s Eve attire up a notch by hosting a family friendly event with a costume contest. Ring in the new year by dressing up as your favorite superhero or villain and competing with other party-goers for a variety of prizes. Entertainment will cater to the whole family with a live DJ spinning tunes all night. The Sheraton will be offering two ball drops throughout the course of the evening. The first will be at 9 p.m. and the second will follow tradition at 12 a.m. Families with little ones can celebrate earlier, giving parents the flexibility to party regardless of bedtimes. In addition to a buffet style dinner with separate food options for children and adults, a Party Zone will be set up with a gaming room, face painting, and billiards. The cocktail bar will offer themed drinks to accompany a night full of dancing and fun to ring in 2018.
Chandler’s is a Carlsbad mainstay for American cuisine and fantastic brunches. For those who enjoy the fare year round, Chandler’s is stepping up their offerings for a celebratory dinner on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a four course dinner crafted specially by chef Terri to ring in the new year with artfully crafted dishes ranging from wagyu ribeye to risotto.
Sunday, December 31, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, 92011
For food with flare, ring in the new year with a special holiday five course menu at Vivace, located within the Park Hyatt Aviara. Vivace offers an innovative take on Italian specialties and is sure to impress. The dinner will be available from 6:00pm-9:30pm on New Year’s Eve and is priced at $150.00 per person. For details and reservations, contact +1 760 448 1234. Menu details coming soon. Price excludes tax and gratuity.
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, California, USA, 92011
If you’re looking to get a fresh start on a healthy new year, Twenty/20 Grill is the perfect spot to celebrate the close of 2017 and welcome the start of 2018. Farm fresh fare is at the core of Twenty/20’s menu and will be front and center this New Year’s Eve. The heated terrace will feature a 4-course prix-fixe menu followed by a live DJ and dancing from 10 p.m. through midnight. No New Year’s Eve celebration is complete without a champagne toast, and Twenty/20 will offer complimentary champagne for the occasion. Bring your hunger and a date to the event and you will have everything you need to jump start your resolution to a happy and healthy year ahead.
4-Course Prix Fixe Menu: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DJ and Dancing: 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
5480 Grand Pacific Drive Carlsbad, California 92008
As one of Carlsbad’s premiere locations for children’s entertainment and creativity, LEGOLAND has perfected the craft of kid friendly entertainment, no matter what time of year it is. While New Year’s Eve parties are often geared towards adults, LEGOLAND’s event is targeted at the little ones. In order to make the most of the evening and honor bedtimes, they have moved the countdown from midnight to 6 p.m. The park will deliver their own twist on the ball drop by using a giant LEGO brick perched from over 22 feet in the air. A fireworks display will light up the sky to conclude the year.
LEGOLAND California Resort
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
As the lights and glamour fade from New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day will serve as the first opportunity to make good on resolutions and promises for 2018. To help align intention with action, The Station is teaming up with DJ Leif to host a day long event combining music, dance, food, and meditation. Guests can record a video diary of their resolutions to serve as a tool for accountability throughout the year.
Mon, January 1, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Station Co-Lab Learning Institute
6350 Yarrow Drive Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92011
As 2017 draws to a close, don’t miss out on one of the many celebrations throughout the county. Grab your friends and glitzy attire and head out on the town to ring in the new year. When the ball drops in Carlsbad, it will mark the close of an amazing year and the start of an even better one.