How to Have an Auld Lang San Diego New Year’s Eve

In lieu of recent Covid-19 developments, we are very sorry to say we are canceling both of our New Year’s Eve parties this weekend at Humphreys. We will still be offering dinner between 5:30pm and 9:00pm in our restaurant and lounge, however there will no longer be live music, dancing or champagne toast at midnight. If you need any immediate assistance with your event reservations or tickets, please contact us at 619-224-3411. We appreciate your understanding and wish you a safe, happy holiday!


New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. And here in San Diego we always look forward to the turning of the calendar — and the celebrations it brings. Looking for great ways to spend your San Diego New Year’s Eve? Humphreys Half Moon Inn has you covered with a full calendar of events — including music, decadent dining and a champagne toast. Plus, check out our guide to the other biggest and best goings-on in the city on December 31 — from yacht parties to dance events to fireworks over the beach.

Dance the Night Away

If you love spending New Year’s Eve dancing, then you’ve come to the right city. San Diegans collectively throw hundreds of dance parties for the occasion. Of course, we’re partial to our on-site event “Dance into 2022” at Humphreys Backstage Live. There you can boogie to the music of Detroit Underground and enjoy champagne and party favors. Everyone is welcome, but Humphreys guests can take advantage of a fantastic ”Dance the Night Away” package that includes lots of amazing extras — like a pair of tickets to the event, late checkout, and even a New Year’s breakfast buffet for two.

Cocktail Parties

If you prefer to celebrate New Year’s with a classy cocktail party, you’re in luck — Humphreys also offers the “Elegant Affair” package. Choose this offer and you’ll receive two tickets to a night of dancing and music by soul artist Mercedes Moore, plus champagne, a four-course dinner, and the same late checkout and breakfast perks as those attending Dance the Night Away. The event is also open to those not staying at the hotel, but guests enjoy the best experience.

Yacht Parties

San Diegans really love throwing yacht parties on New Year’s Eve. Locals and visitors alike will discover a range of seafaring events marking the holiday, including on-board galas and adventure cruises. All feature spectacular open bars and incredible dining options, like passed plates and multi-course buffets. The Pier Pressure Moonlight 2022 Cruise promises amazing music, views, and refreshments, and the On the Boardwalk excursion is a perennial favorite with multiple decks of entertainment and midnight mingling. The California Spirit Yacht will also be hosting an elegant, can’t-miss event.

Beach Parties, Fireworks, and More

There’s truly no end to the frivolity available to San Diegans and visitors alike this New Year’s Eve. Looking to enjoy some fireworks? There will be a dazzling display over the bay and countless places from which to take it all in. Want to feel the sand between your toes to ring in 2022? There will be plenty of beach parties dotting our many miles of coastline. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to wander around any area of the city and NOT find a festive shindig on NYE.

Custom Celebrations

Maybe you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s by relaxing on the beach or sipping champagne with friends in stylish private accommodations. If so, then forget the big, flashy, over-the-top parties, and let Humphreys plan a much more intimate event. Our concierge and events teams pride themselves on catering to your every preference, and they will happily assist with whatever New Year’s get-together you have in mind — no matter the size of your group. Simply reach out to our events team, and we’ll gladly help you plan an exceptional occasion.