It’s almost time to ring in the New Year. Here are the events, parties, and concerts happening in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for New Year’s Eve.
Rockin’ 80s New Year’s Party
The Spa Resort Casino will hold a family-friendly event with food trucks, entertainment, 80s lookalikes, and a DJ set by DJ Dense, Music Director for the LA Clippers. Those over 21 can play an interactive iPad game for their chance to win up to $2019 in free play at the casino. The event is $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
There will also be a performance from stars of Broadway’s original “Rock of Ages” – which will run you $35 in advance, $50 at the door.
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
The world’s first indie-rock tribute band are known for playing costumed, sing-along-encouraged performances of everything from MGMT to the Pixies to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). They take the stage at Pappy + Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace for a 9 pm show.
(Update: This show is sold out)
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Totally Awesome 80s Bash
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa will host a DJ playing hits of the ’80s, food and drink specials, 80s celebrity lookalikes, and a big countdown from 9 to 2:30 am in the Casino.
Meanwhile, The Show at Agua Caliente casino will see a performance by Pop Vinyl, a 7 piece dance band performing 80s tunes.
The Living Desert hosts a 50s-themed sock hop party from 6 to 10pm. $125 gets you dinner, live entertainment, dancing, animal encounters, and more – just be sure to get there early as it’s an East Coast countdown (9pm).
Tack Room Tavern
The Indio spot is hosting a party with no cover charge, which is nice. A slew of DJs will entertain those 21 and over starting at 8 pm and you can reserve a $40 prix-fixe dinner anytime between 5 and 11 pm.
Party with BB
The annual New Year’s shindig thrown by BB Ingle has been a tradition in the desert since the beginning of time. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and get you into the masquerade-themed event at the Grand Ballroom at the Temple in Springs.
More New Year’s Eve Events:
New Year’s Eve at Lulu’s at Lulu California Bistro
Dinner reservations start at 7:30 pm and is followed by a dance party. Hats, party favors, and a Champagne toast are included. $99.99 per person.
The Palm Springs hotel hosts two parties: Adonis Lounge and Jazzville. Adonis Lounge – the gay strip show seen in LA, NY, and Vegas – has tickets start at $35. Jazzville includes dinner and live Latin jazz with tickets starting at $80.
The Palm Springs nightclub will have a 3,000 balloon drop at midnight and confetti cannons plus music and dancing beginning at 8 pm. Presale tickets are $20, $10 more if you want front of the line. Night of the event the price goes up to $30 / $40.
The Palm Springs nightspot hosts a masquerade ball with DJs, a confetti cannon, party favors and masks, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Pre-sale is $15.
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
The downtown Palm Springs hotel will have live entertainment in the High Bar on the rooftop and a midnight toast. Tickets are $50.
Tickets run $110 and include food and an open bar from 9 pm to 1 am. There will also be a midnight toast and a DJ.
The Drag Me To 2019 New Year’s Eve Disco Gala will take place from 9 pm to 2 am at the Palm Springs resort and will include buffet appetizers, music, a champagne toast and more. Tickets are $75.
The Palm Springs spot will host The Midnight Hour, featuring A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Adrian Younge. There will also be some sort of “multi-sensory installation and audiovisual performance inspired by the desert and its underwater origins” and a champagne toast. Tickets are $50.
Bonus Event For the Young People:
Happy Noon Year at CDMOD
The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is ringing in the New Year with families at noon on New Year’s Eve with festivities that will include a Balloon Drop, an Apple Juice Toast, and Chocolate “Kisses. Party Hats and Party Poppers will be provided during the event with the museum opening from 10 am to 3 pm.
Have a great (and safe) New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs!!
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