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Things to do on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco
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New Year is just around the corner, which means pretty much every corner of the world is gearing up for extravagant celebrations to ring in New Year 2023 on a cheerful note. San Francisco to hosts several exciting parties and events, providing the locals and travelers with interesting ways to make their New Year’s Eve in San Francisco a special one. 

Are you traveling to Golden Gate City this holiday season? Here’s what you can do on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. 

Witness the Magical Display of Fireworks Over the Bay

A magnificent fireworks display lights up the night sky over the Bay on the 31st of December and a huge crowd gathers over here around midnight to witness this jaw-dropping spectacle. It is among the most-attended New Year events in San Francisco. The fireworks take off from a spot between the Ferry Building and the SF Bay Bridge at 11.59 pm and the sparkles in the sky will leave you in awe for the next 15 to 20 minutes! Arrive here early (before 7 pm) to claim the best spot for viewing (by the waterfront) this dazzling display. 

Attend the Black & White NYE Masquerade Ball 2023

Head to the International Art Museum of America (IAMA) located in the heart of SoMa District to enjoy an evening of food, cocktails, and music on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Dress yourself up in white and black (in line with the party theme), finish off your look with a mask, and join the masquerading crowd at IAMA Event Venue, a one-of-a-kind venue with an indoor magical garden. Drink down your glass of cocktail and groove to upbeat tunes that the international DJs spin on this special night.

Also Read: Things to Do in San Francisco at Night 

Get Aboard Empress Yacht San Francisco New Year’s Eve 2023 Party Cruise

How about a lavish party on a cruise? Empress Yacht hosts one of the most happening New Year’s party cruises in San Francisco. Apart from the best vantage point for the annual fireworks show over the Bay, this cruise offers a live DJ, complimentary appetizers, and a three-hour open bar for its guests. Arrive at Pier 40 before 9.30 pm and set sail along the Bay! Enjoy gorgeous views of San Francisco City all decked up to welcome the New Year 2023. 

Other popular New Year cruise parties in San Francisco:

  • 2022 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
  • Speakeasy San Francisco New Year’s Eve 2023 Cruise
  • New Year’s Eve 2023 Fireworks Cruise San Francisco Bay
  • 2023 San Francisco New Year’s Eve Under the Fireworks Cruise

Join Gatsby’s House 2023 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Can a party get any more extravagant than Gatsby’s? If you ever wished to partake in such elaborate parties, then Gatsby’s House NYE 2023 at InterContinental Mark Hopkins provides you with the right setting to celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Themed on the over-the-top parties of the Roaring 20s, Gatsby’s House NYE 2023 brings all the glitz and glamor of Gatsby’s parties to life. Delicious food, exotic drinks, and lively music overflow at this New Year’s party.

Few more New Year events you can attend to welcome 2023 with a bang:

  • Dancing Queen: ABBA Glitter Disco NYE Extravaganza
  • New Year’s Eve with Seth MacFarlane
  • New Year’s Eve with Alesso
  • Fresh Start Festival

Whether you fancy lavish parties or prefer to keep your New Year celebrations casual, you can enjoy a memorable experience of New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. So, why wait? Plan your trip and book Indian Eagle flights right away for the best deals!

And if this is your first trip to the Golden Gate City, you can refer to this San Francisco travel guide to craft the perfect itinerary.

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