Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica Rings in the New Year in Style||
By Jason Islas
December 24, 2013 -- From “roaring 20s” theme parties to an eight-hour meditation marathon, Santa Monica has something for everyone looking to start 2014 off right.
While a complete list of events can be found at santamonica.com/new-years, here are some of the highlights from around the bayside city.
For those looking for a high-brow good time, The Bungalow (http://www.showclix.com/event/TheBungalowsNewYearsEve2014) will host a black-tie party starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $150 a person.
The Viceroy (http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/santamonica/activities/calendar_of_events#) will be hosting its annual Black and White event. For $175, hang out at a premium hosted bar and enjoy “decadent” nibbles and L.A.’s top DJs.
At One Pico and Coast at Shutters on the Beach (http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/santa-monica-fine-dining), you can ring in the New Year with fine dining.
Santa Monica's fine dining options are myriad, including JiRaffe (http://www.jirafferestaurant.com/nye-with-jiraffe), Locando del Lago (http://www.lagosantamonica.com/) and Meliss (http://melisse.com/events).
For the history buffs, Areal (https://www.facebook.com/events/1443073495915914/) will host a roaring 20s-themed party for $55 a person.
Or, you can head to the historic Basement Tavern and the Victorian (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-2014-at-the-basement-tavern-and-victorian-tickets-9682930907) and enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment for $45 a person.
For those who want something out of the ordinary, Magicopolis (http://www.magicopolis.com/new_years_eve/) will host its annual New Year's Eve magic show and the Santa Monica Playhouse (http://santamonicaplayhouse.com/) promises fun and music at its annual New Year's Eve Musical Revue.
With two shows, Santa Monica Playhouse promises “scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet,” and for guests of the late show, a midnight meet-and-greet with the cast.
For all the dancers out there, Chinois promises “Rumba, Conga, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and Mambo” to ring in the new year.
“Travel back in time and place to Havana in the 50’s where the streets echoed with music & enchantment could be found around every corner,” Chinois' website says.
For a comprehensive list and links to buy tickets, visit santamonica.com.
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