Things to do on NYE weekends


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – This weekend we have two years in one!

As we start by saying goodbye to 2021 on Friday, we close it on Saturday and Sunday in 2022, a year that we hope is healthier and happier.

Gather your group aboard a relaxing New Years Eve cruise in San Diego Bay. Plus plenty of bubbly and comedic backdrops, an art exhibit, a meteor shower, and an epic EDM event.

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In addition to all of the recommendations we’ve already shared with you, below are a few more options in this weekend’s guide.

THURSDAY
Snow and glow
Where: Del Mar Exhibition Center; Cost: $ 49 – $ 64
This is your last weekend to experience a magical evening at the Snow N Glow Holiday Festival. Tube on freshly made snow and stroll through a winter wonderland of over a million twinkling lights. Reservations are required and can be made online.

FRIDAY
Great Night San Diego
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront; Cost: $ 89 – $ 160
Celebrate the New Year at Big Night San Diego, NYE’s larger-than-life celebration. Over a dozen DJs and live bands with eight dance floors and 10 party zones. Leave your wallet at home as your ticket includes everything, including a midnight champagne toast.

MIDI Year of diving
Where: Belmont Park; Cost: $ 5 – $ 100
Plunge San Diego will celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop and bubble explosion at noon.

NYE Roaring 20s Speakeasy
Where: Hotel Del Coronado; Cost: varies
The decadent evening will transport you to the 1920s inside the iconic Crown Room at Hotel del Coronado. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, live dining stations, and a midnight champagne toast.

Botanical wonderland
Where: San Diego Botanical Garden; Cost: $ 10 – $ 22, free for two or less
It’s the last weekend of the popular Encinitas Garden which turns its lush gardens into a sparkling holiday wonderland. Visitors will enjoy activities such as the kilometer-long lighted path through the garden waterfall, gazebo lawn, children’s garden and other areas, photos with Santa Claus, singers in direct and various food and drink vendors.

SATURDAY
FNGRS CRSSD: Opening day
Where: Petco Park; Cost: $ 75 – $ 85
Start 2022 with a day full of DJs and electronic music. Groove to dynamic concerts like Kaskade (Redux), Artbat, Cristoph, Eli & Fur, Franky Wah, Lauren Mia, Rivka M, and more. Masks are mandatory at the eight hour festival.

New Year’s Eve brunch cruise
Where: Broadway Pier; Cost: $ 38 – $ 68
Spend New Years’ Day aboard a yacht, enjoying all your favorites for breakfast and brunch. Guests will also enjoy panoramic views, outdoor music on the flagship New Year’s Eve brunch cruise.

New Year, New Laughs
Where: Gas lamp; Cost: $ 20
Celebrate the start of 2022 at Laugh Factory San Diego, which will host a comedy show featuring artists Jerry Garcia, Rene Vaca, Chinedu Unaka, Dante Chang, Kelly Catey and Matt Barker.

SUNDAY
Art exhibition on the abundance of nature
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park; No cost
The exhibition highlights five award-winning local artists: Ray Khalife, Wendy Kwasny, Ken Roberts, Amy Schindler and Tara Sood. There will be an opening reception with the artists from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and their work will be on display until February 11.

Meteor Shower: The Quadrantid
Where: outside; No cost
Astronomers around the world will be watching the skies this weekend, like the first meteor shower of the year: the Quadrantids. At its peak, you might see between 50 and 100 meteors per hour, averaging around 80 per hour. Enter a dark area away from the city lights, give your eyes about 20 minutes to adjust, then scan the sky for trails.

San Diego socks
Where: Pechanga Arena; Cost: $ 25 – $ 40
Families can go cheer on the San Diego Sockers in a home game against Ontario Fury.


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