Check out this list of local NYE parties and New Year’s Day events!

Let’s send 2019 off with a bang and bring in  2020, with a great big Venice welcome!  View list below!

Venice Paparazzi to host two photo booths at Marina del Rey’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Glow Party, and one at Brennan’s NYE Bash.  Join us and get your NYE photo!  Details below!


Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 with us in Marina del Rey with a Glow Party & Fireworks Shows!

Join us for a Glow Party with fun activities for the whole family!

7:00 p.m. Featuring Live DJs, Dance Music, Dancers, Circuit Breaker Robot, Face Painting, Bubbles, a Venice Paparazzi Photo Booth, Free Giveaways, Food Trucks and More!

8:59 p.m. – 30-second countdown and view the Times Square ball drop followed by an amazing 10-minute fireworks display.

11:59 p.m. – 30-second countdown to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Marina del Rey followed by another amazing ten-minute fireworks display.

COST: Free admission!

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Hotel Erwin presents Rock & Roll Formal on New Year’s Eve at High Rooftop Lounge

360 degree view of Los Angeles, DJ, party favors, and more!  This is the best place in Venice to watch Marina del Rey’s fireworks!  High Rooftop will be open from 12 PM-4 PM, party starts at 5 PM.

Reserve your private table today by calling (424) 214-1062


Celebrate NYE 2020 At James’ Beach In A Tropical Paradise We Call Shangri La La!

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Just want to join us for the party?  James’ Beach transforms itself for New Years eve into Shangri la la with giant tikis, waterfalls, tropical gardens and a midnight volcano eruption countdown!  It’s Venice’s best New Years party! Dance under the stars to Venice’s best D.J.s. Professor Moses and D.J. Kiss & Tell…Dress beach fun.

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Head down to Brennan’s for a NYE bash and dance away the last night of 2019!

Live music on from 9pm-2am and watch the ball drop live!

Tickets start at $99 and include:
•Open bar* 8pm – 12am
•All you can eat buffet 8pm-11pm
•Complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Group packages available!

Buy your tickets here!

*Limited open-bar. Shots, martinis, and specialty cocktails may be purchased separately.


A Neighborhood New Year’s Eve at The Waterfront Venice!

The Waterfront Venice is dedicated to quality offerings and relaxed community hangs. Established in 1995 as a primary local hangout and foreign destination, The Waterfront is known for its casual cuisine, cold beer, and comfortable surroundings. The restaurant has been through various era’s of Venice’s history and continues to remain anchored as a local destination with authentic California vibes.

  • No Hype
  • No Cover
  • Chill Vibes
  • Starts 8 P.m.
  • Happy Hour ’til midnight


NYE at Tony P’s Dockside Grill in the Marina! 

This New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy music, dancing and the best food in town, without leaving your table at tony P’s Dockside Grill.  That night, if you dine with Tony’s after 9 p.m. on New year’s Ever, your table is your until 2020!   Same great prices, balloon drop, party favors, music, dancing, champagne toast, and fireworks over the Marina at 9:00 p.m.



Join Amanda Such and Susy Markoe Schieffelin for a beautiful curated evening of intention setting, meditation, yin yoga and sound bath at Modo Yoga – Venice.

Time: 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

About  Modo Yoga:

We are three socially and environmentally conscious hot yoga studios that are part of the Modo Yoga family. We aim to collectively change the world one sweaty yoga class at a time. Modo Yoga is a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The series is a cardiovascular workout that strengthens, tones and loosens the muscles, while calming the mind and reducing stress.


The Venice Penguin Swim is a great way to start off the new year in Venice!  

Plunge into the brisk Pacific Ocean with family and friends on Jan. 1, 2020. Details here.


Hama is open NYE and on New Years Day!  Did you know that udon or ramen soup is the perfect cure for hangovers? Nice! See you on New Year’s Day Hama Sushi! 

Established in 1979, Hama Sushi can be traced back in time to being one of the first sushi restaurants on the westside. Known for it’s unique ambience and casual setting, Hama brings the freshest and friendliest service. Locals, tourists and newcomers can all enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with unique fusion dishes. Located on the circle of Windward/Main street, a block from the famous Venice Boardwalk, Hama has been a part of Venice Beach’s history for the past forty years.



Thing to do in Venice this weekend and on New Year’s Day! Cruise the coast with the family. Need an extra bike or skateboard? Rent  from Jay’s Rentals. 

Jay’s rentals is the place to go when you’re looking for excitement, Jay’s has been catering to locals and tourists alike since 1996. Based right on Boardwalk, they offer a range of fun activities for you to take part in while you’re visiting Venice.

Jay’s Rentals offers a day pass for $45 which allows you to: cycle, skate and surf!  This pass also includes a wetsuit rental and luggage storage!  Grab your pass at Jay’s Rentals from 7am to 8pm and have 13 whole hours of Venice Beach… FUN!

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Spending a day on the Venice Boardwalk.  Dine and eat at The Sidewalk Cafe!  A Venice Boardwalk landmark for 43 years.

The Sidewalk Cafe offers fresh, high-quality, well-prepared food with generous portions. And all of our soups and sauces are homemade. The outdoor covered patio provides a beautiful view of the beach and ocean while street performers and an eclectic crowd continuously entertain.

Holiday hours this week are as follows:
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Kitchen closes at 7:00 PM)

New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1
Open 8:00 AM – Regular Hours

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New Year’s by the Venice Pier at Simmzy’s! 

Simmzy’s  easily has the best draft and bottled beer selection of anywhere in the vicinity, and a breezy beach vibe patio that says “let’s chill here.” And, the food as well is fantastic!  Their burgers are boss, and with offerings from short rib salad to tuna poke Simmzy’s has something for every palette.    Simmzy’s: “A local’s pub serving artisan foods, craft beers & small production wines.


Start the New Year with healthy habits at Muscle Beach Juice Bar!  

Power up on wheatgrass and ginger shots, fresh juice, smoothies, protein shakes, peanut butter and jelly, breakfast burritos, vegetarian options, more!  Muscle Beach Juice Bar is located on the Venice Beach Boardwalk across from the world famous Muscle Beach Gym.  1809 Oceanfront Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.



Celebrate the New Year with food and drink at the following locations. 

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Spend-the-Night1Don’t drink and drive!  Play smart!  Spent the night in Venice!  Check out this list of local hotels!

Get a room in Venice Beach, and wake up to a beautiful sunrise on the majestic shores of the Pacific!


Have family fun day in Venice! Check out the Venice activities checklist and map.

There are endless fun things to do in Venice, California. Whether your visiting Venice, California, or live in the V and need a stay-cation, no experience is complete without checking out each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city.  Check out our #VeniceBeachFun lists below.  Enjoy!

Click here for events, live music, nightlife, art parties, & more.

Explore Venice with this free Venice Activities checklist and Map! for all Venice Beach Fun!


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