New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs

Dec 29

New Year's Eve at Melvyn's Restaurant in Palm Springs

New Year’s Eve at Melvyn’s Restaurant in Palm Springs

If you still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of things happening here in Palm Springs, but you had better hurry! Here is a quick overview of our picks of fun happenings here in the Palm Springs area to celebrate New Years Eve and ring in 2013 in style. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of waking up on January 1st in our beautiful desert oasis. Take in a massage, go for a swim, a hike at the Indian Canyons, visit the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, or just sip a Bloody Mary or Mimosa poolside. Many hotels and Inns throughout Palm Springs have specials, but you’ll need to book ahead.

Check out our list of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs and be sure to have a designated driver or car service to stay safe. Note: All information below was current at date of publication. Be sure to check websites or call ahead for availability.

Fifty Shades of Dusque

50shadesofdusque-palm-springsAn Erotic Musical Journey,” starts at 8pm with cocktail hour; performance time is 9pm, which will be followed by an after-party disco to ring in the New Year. Tickets for the most awaited New Year’s Eve party in the Coachella Valley are $175 for general admission which includes two drinks during cocktail hour, dinner and wine service during the performance, and an admission ticket to the after-party disco. VIP tickets are $225 which includes premiere seating and bottle service during the performance as well as a VIP booth with bottle service during the after-party. Tickets to the after-party only are $75. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Desert AIDS Project. For more show information, or to purchase tickets go to

New Years Eve Dance Party with Boogie Machine

The Show At The Agua Caliente Casino, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Join us at the Show at Agua Caliente and rock in the New Year at the New Year’s Eve Dance Party with Boogie Machine on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm. Get up and get Down! Boogie Machine has been packing dance floors for over 14 years. When it comes to party bands, we ARE the party! Two fabulous femmes and two freaky studs dish out the funk like a runaway train bound for bootie heaven. Sporting the biggest afros you’ve ever seen, Boogie Machine pumps out the great ones from K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Chic, The Bee Gees, & Gloria Gaynor just to name a few. For tickets and more information, please call 800-585-3737.


We’re putting 2012 to bed with several events to ring in the New Year at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.We’re putting 2012 to bed with DJ Alf Alpha and friends and a Desert Street Food Bazaar in the Commune, DJ Michael Antonia in the Amigo Room, a prix-fixe dinner with Ace Trivia hosted by Bella da Ball and Sissy Bingo with Linda Gerard. DJ Alf Alpha holds court in the Commune at the Desert Street Food Bazaar. Tickets are available here and include $10 worth of food and beer vouchers plus a complementary champagne toast. DJ Michael Antonia, aka The Human Jukebox sets down the stylus on a new era in the Amigo Room as we ring in a lucky number thirteen. This event is free and open to all 21+. Complementary champagne toasts at midnight. King’s Highway is serving up a prix fixe New Year’s Eve feast from 6-9:30pm with Ace Trivia hosted by Bella da Ball and Sissy Bingo with Linda Gerard. You can make reservations here, or email Su-Ling or pick up the rotary and dial 760.325.9900. Link to our Ace Hotel & Swim Club New Year’s Eve event schedule:

Zelda’s Hollywood New Year’s Eve 2013

Zelda’s Nightclub, 611 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 / New Year’s EVe Hollywood Style! Let’s bring in the new year like super stars! Prives and giveaways for celebrity look-a-likes so be sure to come sparkling and shinking like a star! Hollywood style red carpet, midnight confetti, blasts, midnight baloon drop, dance floor, surprises, party favors, and NYE hats for everyone and more! Look for the lights in the sky! Must be 21 years or older to enter Zelda’s Nightclub. Palm Springs Premier Nightclub is Zelda’s nightclub! In business for over 35 years and continues to be voted #1! Sleek upscale nightclub with state of the art sound/lighting and an elevated dj booth which is home to two of Coachella Valley’s top dj’s. World famous Zelda’s is home of the drinking, dancing & fun! More info: 760 325 2375 or

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at The Hyatt

$89 includes dinner buffet, party favors, midnight champagne, balloon drop; $399 includes everything plus King Suite room.
Entertainment featuring Corset Crush, a party band like no other. Combining the drama of theatre with the fun of a girl band playing your favorites from today’s hits to yesterday’s favorites. 285 North Palm Canyon Drive. 760-322-9000

BB’s Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the New Year! Masks are optional, but they are entertaining and the ladies like them, so join the fun! For those without a mask, one will be provided at the door. Must be 21. Dress to impress. Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa / 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells

New Year’s Eve at Spa Resort Casino

Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs invite you to celebrate the New Year in style with fine dining, great music, entertainment, and $13,000 in FREE CASH Play. Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, the excitement begins early. Hot seat drawings for $13,000 in FREE Cash Play begin at noon and will be held every 30 minutes until 6:00 pm. If your Players Club Rewards Card is in a machine, you could win! The party in the Cascade Lounge begins at 10:00 pm and the host and DJ for the night is Bradley Ryan of Mix 100.5. Don’t miss the Skyy Vodka Ice Luge, Go-Go dancers, and drink specials. Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight! $25 at the door includes party favors.

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, 128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262 / On December 31, the Follies presents two special New Year’s Eve performances! These special events kick-off with a champagne reception where each patron receives a goody bag, hat and noisemaker. At the stroke of midnight (or “Rio de Janeiro midnight” for matinee-goers), the Follies Man and cast join audiences in welcoming the New Year with the sentimental strains of Auld Lang Sang. According to Follies Impresario Riff Markowitz, “Guy Lombardo would be green with envy.”

LuLu Bistro New Year’s Eve

See website for special Dinner Menu. Early Seating 5:00pm – 8:00pm $49.99 plus tax and 20% gratuity  2nd seating  9:00pm – 11:00pm $99.99 plus tax and 20% gratuity* Bring in the New Year and dance the night away with sultry, spirited Dina Bennett
and her sizzling hot swing band *Includes hats, party favors and a glass of Champagne with dessert (Late seating only) 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs  760.327.5858

Le Valluris Restaurant 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / Welcome in 2013 in Style! Le Vallaurus in Palm Springs is planning a very special New Year’s Eve and invites you to join them. We will be offering two seatings with an Early Seating Special Menu for $88. plus Tax and Gratuity. The second Seating will be a “Gala” Seating beginning at 9:00 pm. at $135. including Tax and Gratuity and will feature a very special menu plus Dancing with “Menor Sixth” Band plus there will be Party Favors to welcome in 2013

Melvyn’s Restaurant for New Year’s Eve

See website for special menu. Early seating 5-7 pm, Gala Party: 8:45 pm seating. Live music, party favors, balloons and champagne to ring in the new year. Melvyn’s Restaurant, located on the premises of the legendary Ingleside Inn, is elegantly upbeat and the home of authentic Hollywood glamour. Dining at Melvyn’s is truly a unique experience with the ultimate in fine dining.  Restaurant writers have praised the food as “beyond comparison” and you owe it to yourself to sample delicacies such as “Veal Ingleside” and more, including the finest wines from Melvyn’s world-class wine cellar. Another of the most enjoyable aspects of Melvyn’s is simply people watching, just to see if some famous celebrity may show up.

Monday Night Football Fiesta


Las Casuelas Terraza will kick off its annual Monday Night Football public fiesta on September 12, featuring weekly televised NFL games on the big screen and free contest drawings until the end of the season. Early festivities start with Happy Hour and free appetizers from 4:30 to 6:30pm. During the televised games, giveaways will be awarded. Over the years, Las Casuelas Terraza has won numerous awards for its exceptional food, hospitality and service, including “Best of the Valley Mexican Cuisine,” and has been recognized nationally by Hispanic Magazine for two years in a row as one of the “Top 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants in America.”  Las Casuelas Terraza is located at 222 South Palm Canyon Drive.  Call 760-325-2794.  Or visit the restaurant on line at

Riviera Resort Circa 59 Restaurant

New Year’s Pre-fixe 3 Course Dinner Menu (early seating from 6 to 7 pm)  $59 per adult / $75 with wine pairings Includes Champagne toast, bottled still or sparkling water and coffee service $35 per child 4-12 years old Price does not include tax and gratuity This is strictly a 2-HOUR seating Seating ends and the table will be vacated at 8pm sharp New Year’s first seating menu. New Year’s Pre-fixe 4 Course Dinner Menu (late seating beginning at 9 pm)  $75 per person / $95 with wine pairings Includes amuse bouche, Champagne toast, bottled still or sparkling water and coffee service $35 per child 4-12 years old Price does not include tax and gratuity New Year’s second seating menu. This limited seating engagement will fill up quickly. Call Circa 59 at 760-778-6659 to make a reservation.

Wangs in the Desert

Celebrate New Years Eve and Day at Wang’s. Celebrate New Years Eve and Day at Wang’s. They’re serving everything on the menu (No preset menu or preset costs) Enjoy our Guest DJ and complimentary champagne at Midnight, with All night Happy Hour Prices!
Located in beautiful downtown Palm Springs, Wang’s in the Desert’s concept is Pan Asian Cuisine combining different types of cooking influences including Sichuan, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai and Korean. Enjoy our Guest DJ and complimentary champagne at Midnight, with All night Happy Hour Prices

NYE at Tropicale Restaurant

It’s NYE 2013 and this year, the party’s at The TROPICALE Featuring Derrik Lewis and his Dixieland Quartet from 8:00 pm. to 1:00 am. It’s New Year’s Eve 2013 and we’re having a party at THE TROPICALE!  We’re going all out this year with an awesome dinner menu, spectacular decorations and live “Dixieland” jazz music with our own Derrik Lewis and friends.  Prix fixed menu at $85 per person.  Come celebrate this special night with us! Open times for reservations – no controlled seatings.  For dinner reservations, call 760- 866-1952. 330 Amado Road

Escena Golf Club Lounge & Grill

Three seating options, music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary bottle of champagne for every party of four or less. Party favors for the late seating only. LIVE MUSIC & DANCING: 7:30 PM – 12:30 AM THREE SEATING OPTIONS: $45 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM $65 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM $85 9:00 PM – CLOSE OPEN SEATING AT THE BAR: $55 (SPACE AVAILABLE). 1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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