Ring in the New Year in Long Beach! We know how to celebrate, whether it’s on The Queen Mary, in Downtown, or at the numerous restaurants that make us proud to say that this is our city! Remember, fireworks over the harbor are set to go off at 9pm, in line with the East Coast new year, so be sure and come out early to enjoy them!
New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (two really special events!)
Waterfront Family Fun
Tuesday, Dec 31st (5pm)
Downtown’s Waterfront Amphitheater (The Pike at Rainbow Harbor in between Shoreline Village and the Aquarium of the Pacific)
A kid friendly event, this celebration will include live music, face painting, balloon artists, magicians, and a trackless train. At 9 p.m., the sky will light up for an East Coast countdown with a ten minute fireworks spectacular from Rainbow Harbor’s lighthouse peninsula, sponsored by Gladstones Long Beach. Don’t miss the final hour of live music as families welcome the New Year together.
$15 in advance, $20 at the event. To purchase tickets visit the Downtown Long Beach website. Purchases made after 12 noon on December 27th can be picked up at the Ticket Booth tent on Pine Avenue at 1st Street on New Years’s Eve, December 31 beginning at 2pm. To avoid long lines, it is advisable to pick up your tickets prior to 8pm.
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, discounted tickets can be purchased from 2pm-8pm at the event Ticket Booth located at Pine Avenue and 1st Street. For any questions please contact the DLBA at 562-436-4259. There are no refunds.
Tuesday, Dec 31st (8pm-2am)
The intersection of Pine And Broadway
Two square city blocks will be used for this event, with three stages of live entertainment and eight outdoor bar areas. Bands/Musicians include: Rival Sons, The Mowgli’s, The Knitts, Dekades, DJ Bizzy, and Klue.
***Remember, Long Beach transit is FREE on New Year’s Eve!
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Try The Federal Bar!
1st seating (5:45pm-8:30pm)
$55 per person, includes 4 course prix-fix menu, 2 craft beers or 2 glasses of wine
2nd seating (9pm-12pm)
$65 per person, includes 4 course prix-fix menu, 2 craft beers or 2 glasses of wine, and champagne toast at midnight
For Reservations call 562 435 2000
The Warehouse Presents
Hosted in their brand new Speakeasy below Pine Avenue, featuring Lucas & James, Reaction, Wally & EBurt, and more! Join us for food, drink, and as always, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!
$15 tickets are available now!
$85 VIP Tickets also available that includes TOP SHELFT OPEN BAR + FOOD!
Party goes from 10pm – 4am
And check out the mouth watering New Year’s Eve menus for Parker’s Lighthouse and Queensview Steakhouse! For $65 and $95 respectively you can enjoy a feast of dishes like Crisped Maine Lobster Potstickers, Island Style Rock Shrimp Risotto, Slow Braised Berkshire Pork Osso Bucco , Cappuccino Crème Brulee.
Best New Years Day Breakfast and Brunch:
3441 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Need a comfort-food breakfast? Chicken fried steak Benedict will do it! Want something more light? Try the vegetarian frittata! Something for everybody, and specialty drinks at The Attic! (customers have raved about the Savannah Fizz and Bloody Mary!)
The Crab Pot
215 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803
Because sometimes you just need a really great bowl of Clam Chowder and a Manhattan to start your year.
Nick’s on 2nd
4901 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
More comfort food! (But it’s just what you need after a night of partying!) Hop on down to Belmont Shore to experience the Fired Chicken and Waffle Stack, Short Rib Benedict, Housemade Bloody Mary, and Stumptown Iced Coffee.
After enjoying a wonderful brunch, be sure and take advantage of Southern California’s perfect weather by taking a stroll on the beach, walking your dog to the park, riding your bike — basically starting the new year with a very happy day!
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR’S!
(photos courtesy of elizabethannedesigns.com and sweetteaphotography by Lisa Marie, lb.thefederalbar.com, downtownlongbeach.org, onephotoadayoneyear.blogspot.com, and facebook.com/nickson2nd)
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