New Years Plans for 2016?

Times Square? The Vegas Strip? Or a desert island?  We are keeping track of all the great parties we heard about and have created a list just for you. 

Las Vegas

Imagine the biggest adults-only block party in the middle of the desert and YOU are invited. The entire strip is shut down to traffic and it becomes one giant block party. At midnight, the casinos launch a choreographed fireworks display that in true Vegas style trumps any other.

Book your room now and get the scoop on New Year’s Eve parties and events in Vegas.

Times Square

There’s still room for you and a friend in Times Square this year…and this website had broken down the best deals. 

San Francisco

Want the inside scoop on all the events taking place around the City? We have the site for you. New Year’s Eve parties, firework viewing cruises, special events, premium open bars, nightclubs, hotel parties, pub crawls, block parties, ultimate countdown celebrations, lounges, house music DJs, hip-hop, open format DJs, VIP bottle Service – it’s all here.

Waterbar on San Francisco’s waterfront will be offering an incredible New Year’s Eve dinner prix fixe menu for all of you out there still looking for the perfect, romantic night on the town. Waterbar boasts some of the most gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge.

The menu will be comprised of three courses, each paired with the sommelier’s special selection wines and champagnes, priced at $95 per person. Delicious restaurant favorites such as the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Pan Roasted Black Bass and Nantucket Bay Scallops will be on the exclusive New Year’s Eve menu – a full menu is below my signature for your reference.

Farallon restaurant, located in San Francisco’s Union Square is offering a five-course caviar & truffle tasting menu at $160 per person, $90 additional for wine pairings.

A special five-course tasting menu will also be offered in the dining room and exquisitely decorated Jelly Bar for $110 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $70. A limited a la carte menu will also be available.  Seasonal holiday cocktails will also be highlighted. All diners are invited to share a champagne toast and partake in party favors at midnight. Tasting menus and seasonal cocktails are listed below.


World-class nightclubs, hundreds of unique bars and venues, and restaurants serving every kind of cuisine imaginable are only some of the things that keep London overflowing with NYE options. For more, check out Skiddle’s list.


New Year’s Eve Vintage Circus

The New Year can be memorable right from the start with the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Vintage Circus on New Year’s Eve. Circus entertainment in the station and a welcome glass of sparkling wine aboard the train kick off this 3.5 hour celebration as the first act, followed by a multiple course gourmet dinner and live DJ during the journey. In the spirit of luxury train travel and for a full New Year’s Eve experience, guests are encouraged to dress up in formal or themed attire. With numerous options for an eventful night, this train ride is an excellent finale for 2015!


Gourmet Express ($265): Be immersed in the vintage experience of luxury train travel by enjoying both dining and lounge service.

Champagne Vista Dome ($340): Dine in elevated splendor on board the Wine Train in the two story Vista Dome Car.

After Party Only ($75): If you already have dinner plans, but don’t want to miss the celebration, join the After Party. Dancing and entertainment will start in the station at 10:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome 2016 with a glass of sparkling wine. Then finish your evening with music, and dancing until 1:00 a.m.


Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.