The time has come to celebrate the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. 2016 is coming to an end. But before we start thinking about post-holiday diets and other resolutions, there’s still one grand celebration left to ring in the upcoming year.
Not to be outdone by iconic ball drop in New York City or massive fireworks display at the London Eye, the desert valley that is our backyard will be ready to commemorate the arrival of 2017 in our own special way.
With so many parties across the valley to choose from, here are some of the best ways to make the most of this New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs.
MILDLY WILD NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with dancing and laughter, then this is the stop for you while staying in Palm Springs. This NYE event is focused on the community, and will allow you to celebrate this time of the year like a Palm Springs local! The Living Desert puts on quite a party, as well as educating guests about the importance of the desert. Mildly Wild offers an East coast countdown to celebrate NYE with New York as the ball drops. Prepare for an evening filled with dinner, dancing, special performances, a champagne toast, and even animal encounters!
NYE Block Party at The Spa Resort Casino
If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with dancing and laughter, then The Spa Resort Casino Block Party is the stop for you while staying in Palm Springs. This NYE event is focused on the community, and will allow you to celebrate this time of the year like a Palm Springs local! The Spa Resort Block Party gives off a carnival like atmosphere with vendor tents and food in every direction, kid specific activities, adult specific activities (the Bar Garden), DJ’s the are sure to keep you dancing all night long, and even a special performance by The Village People! “You can’t stop the music, nobody can stop the music!” And of course, the new year will start off with an unforgettable fireworks performance, because is it really New Years without fireworks?
NYE GALA AT WALLY’S DESERT TURTLE
If you’re looking for something more classy and quaint to ring in the New Year, then look no further than Wally’s Desert Turtle. Invite that special someone who you’re looking forward to being with when the clock strikes midnight, dress to impress, and head out to the Gala! Never been to a Gala? Well, here’s what you have to look forward to: a six-course dinner, entertainment from The Bolivar Brothers accompanied by their band, dancing, and all the fixings that make New Year’s great! Start off 2017 in style when you head out to Wally’s for the best dinner party in the desert! And did we mention that there will be a champagne toast at midnight?
BB’s 2ND ANNUAL NYE MASQUERADE PARTY
The final party you must consider when visiting Palm Springs for New Years is BB’s Masquerade Party and your very own Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs! This bash will be hosted by BB Ingle, who is also referred to as the “Godfather of Parties” in the desert. This mega party is really an event like no other, with an opportunity to dress up, three floors of party, 12 DJ’s, and two bands! With this being the event of the year, it invites people from all over southern California to ring in the new year the Hard Rock way! Come be a part of something magical, that is sure to have your 2017 off to an extortionary start.
Now that we have laid out the top locations you should be a part of for New Years, it is your job to get yourself to the desert we call Palm Springs. This is the perfect way to make 2017 your year to shine!