Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Carlsbad

2013 is winding down and before you know it 2014 will be upon us!  Why not celebrate the coming of the New Year in style?  There are so many fun and exciting events and programs planned around the North San Diego area this year that there is no excuse to stay home watching the ball drop from your couch.  Here is a sampling of just some of the great places to go to bid the old year adieu and start the new one off with a bang!

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa Sock Hop

Celebrate the New Year 1950s style at this charming coastal retreat!  The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa is sponsoring a Family Friendly New Year’s Eve 50s Sock Hop complete with delectable food and drink, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.  Put on those saddle shoes and come dressed for the party – prizes will be given to the best dressed family and the best dressed couple.

The clock strikes midnight twice at this bash.  The Kids Club Party Room will count down on east coast time, and at midnight west coast time there will be a complimentary champagne toast.  In addition, the hotel is offering a New Year’s Eve Package deal.  Rates start at $359 per night for overnight accommodations which includes two tickets to the party.  To learn more about the bash and the package CLICK HERE or call 866-716-8134 and ask for rate plan NYEVE13.  The Sheraton is located at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92008.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND

Midnight strikes at 6pm at LEGOLAND during the 2013 Kids’ New Year’s Eve event.  Just like the famous Times Square party, this New Year’s celebration will feature a kid’s concert and countdown to the New Year followed by a huge LEGO brick dropping 22 feet into a fireworks display.  Activities are planned throughout the day and include:

  • 2pm – The Pop Ups
  • 2:45pm – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • 3:30pm – Aaron Nigel Smith and the FUNdamentals
  • 4:15pm – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • 5:05pm – Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Nap Time Players
  • 6pm – Brick Drop and Fireworks

LEGOLAND is located at One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.  To learn more about all the fun events happening this holiday season CLICK HERE or call 760-918-5346.

New Year’s Eve at Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar

For a truly glamorous and indulgently delicious New Year’s Eve, make plans to visit the beautiful Paon Restaurant, Wine Bar and Fine Specialty Wine Shop.  The restaurant is known for its terrific California cuisine with French influences and their elegant Art Deco dining room.  They feature locally grown organic produce and organic prime meats, game and fish.  Enjoy their four course tasting menu which includes such incredible dishes as traditional French Escargot Gourguignon, Veal Sweet Breads, Lobster Bisque, Pan Roasted Brioche Stuffed Quail, Black Pepper Roasted New Zealand Cervina Venison, Vanilla Crème Brulee and more.

The tasting menu is available for $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations begin at 5:30pm.  For more information or to make reservations please CLICK HERE or call 760-729-7377.  Paon is located at 2975 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA, 92008.

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