As 2019 draws to a close, the most exciting thing about celebrating the new year isn’t just about ticking dates off the calendar. This year, we are ending an entire decade and entering into a new one. The 2010’s are rapidly coming to a close and the roaring 20’s are in sight. While it’s easy to remember all of the crazy events that have happened in the past year, there are a ton of things to reflect on during the past ten. At the start of the decade, the very first iPad was released. 2011 brought us a royal wedding and aired the last Harry Potter film. 2012 is when ‘Gangam Style’ became the most watched video in history, and 2014 was the year that a Malaysian airplane went missing and the Ice Bucket challenge went viral. In 2015, gay marriage was made legal in the U.S., and in 2017 we experienced a total solar eclipse. This decade has been a whirlwind of innovation and change. This New Year’s Eve will be a special time to celebrate the new year and look back on the last ten. If you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, here is a list of some of the best places to celebrate the ball drop in Carlsbad this year.
Adding a theme to any party makes it that much more fun. This year at the Westin and Sheraton Resorts & Spa, you can tumble down the rabbit hole and usher in the new year with a Mad Hatter themed party.There will be costumes, riddles, and references to all of Wonderland’s beloved characters – the March Hare, Queen of Hearts, and Alice herself.
The event will have food options for the whole family. A buffet style dinner and dessert bar will keep everyone full and happy as time counts down to the new year. There will be live music and entertainment, and a Kids Party Zone with video games, ping pong, face painting, and foosball.
The ball will drop twice at this iconic event – once for the kids at 9 p.m. and again at midnight with a live countdown and complimentary champagne toast. Get your costumes ready and purchase your tickets now – this event is sure to sell out.
There is no better way to ring in the new year than to do it in style with great food. This year, Chandlers is hosting a decadent three-course meal by the coast. Each course will be carefully crafted by Chandler’s culinary experts and designed to delight the senses. The first course includes a choice of jumbo lump crab and shrimp cake, Temecula sweet onion soup, or a tomato crostini and burrata.
Course two is a tantalizing spread of prime tenderloin, prawn, lobster, jidori chicken, or white truffle porcini risotto. The meal will be topped off with a wide selection of desserts. Dinner starts at 4:00 p.m. – make your reservation now to feast by the coast before you countdown to the new year.
Coyote Bar & Grill is one of Carlsbad’s favorite places to grab a drink, kick back, and have fun with friends and family.
For New Year’s Eve, they are pulling out all the stops and hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash complete with DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast. VIP tables are available for bottle service and a $20 cover fee after 10 p.m. includes the party favors and champagne toast when the ball drops.
Staying up until midnight can be hard for little ones. At LEGOLAND, the New Year’s Eve’ celebration is crafted perfectly for kids of all ages. Midnight will arrive early with a Times Square themed ball drop and a giant LEGO brick tumbling from 22 feet in the air.
There will be live music and fireworks to accompany the countdown. Kids can dress up for the festivities with party hats and special glasses for the fireworks. The countdown is at 6 p.m. sharp, giving families just enough time to put kids to bed and keep the party going until midnight.
Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot is a unique neighborhood gem in the heart of Carlsbad. Their intention is to serve fresh and sustainable food that has a connection to the community. Their food is locally sourced and the heart of their menu is found within the heart of the land that surrounds it.
For New Year’s Eve, Ignite is embracing the Roaring 20’s and bringing swing music and dance into the 2000’s with a party that will knock your socks off. There is no cover charge, and the restaurant is offering reservations for a four course meal for two. There will be a swing band and DJ onsite starting at 9 p.m. with party favors and a complimentary champagne toast.
If you want to treat yourself to some of the finest food in the city before this decade ends, the New Year’s Eve dinner at Argyle Steakhouse is your ticket. For $175 per adult from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the 31st, Argyle will be serving up luxurious plates of fried oysters rockefeller, chicken liver pate, bone marrow and beef tartar, prime New York strip and king crab legs, California lamb rack and scallops, and much, much more.
No matter how you say goodbye to the 2010’s, make sure that you have fun doing it. Carlsbad is packed with all different types of celebrations. Choose from one of these locations and you’ll be sure to have a blast kicking off a new decade.