Posted By: Palm Springs Insider Monday, December 9, 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, Palm Springs is ready to party. If you're coming to the desert to ring in the new year, there won't be any shortage of celebrations for you to choose from. Whether you want to swing dance your way into 2014, nosh on gourmet plates or party with go-go dancers, the desert has the perfect celebration for you. Here are the top New Year's Eve celebrations in Palm Springs. Find a complete list of all events in Palm Springs >>>

New Year's Eve DJ event at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Andy Rourke formerly of The Smiths will be the guest DJ on New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. He will DJ in the hotel lobby “Living Room” on December 31st and will be playing a set from 10 p.m. to midnight. DJS start at 8 p.m. and it is a $25 cover charge. Must be 21 to enter. 

New Year’s Eve: Rockin’ The Gatsby
Ring in the new year in spectacular 1920’s style! Rockin’ The Gatsby is special one-night only New Year’s Eve performance with a 10 member musical cast featuring special guest Rodiney Santiago and a live band roaring the hits from Baz Lurhmann’s critically acclaimed rendition of ‘The Great Gatsby.’ This special celebration includes two drink tickets for the cocktail hour, dinner with wine service, Rockin’ The Gatsby live show, and a wild post-show disco party. There’s limited availability for this soiree, so get your tickets now at 

The Edge at Hard Rock Hotel

Champagne Toast and Cocktails at BAR Palm Springs
Toast into the New Year and have a fun night at one of the hottest bars and nightlife in downtown at BAR Palm Springs.

BAR Palm Springs Scene

Dinner Party at Melvyn's Restaurant
A classic Palm Springs experience at the world-famous Melvyn's Restaurant located in the Ingleside Inn. Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner, unlimited champagne, party favors and hats, and DJ and dancing. Reservations required by calling 760-325-2323 and party details online at

Two Options at Viceroy Palm Springs: Venetian Bacchanal Masquerade Ball or NYE Poolside Reception
Have you ever wanted to ring in the New Year ala Truman Capote and Kay Graham?  Then the Viceroy Venetian Bacchanal black and white masquerade ball is for you!   Limited to 100 guests.  Free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne.  Four-course dinner. Dancing under the stars with KCRW's DJ Valida. Sumptuous.  Elegant.  Sensual.  And very Viceroy. Or if you're looking for a poolside party, the Citron New Year's Eve Reception might be right for you.  With LA DJ's Lady Sinclair and Aubrey Hansen spinning from their perch, and dancing, dancing and dancing.  Roaming bites and social stations. Cabanas and bottle service by request. For reservations and details, visit 

BB's 30th Annual New Year's Eve Party
elebrate the beginning of a New Year at the 30th Annual Masquerade Party at the spectacular Palm Springs Convention Center.  Mask are optional, but they are entertaining & the ladies like them, so join the fun! For those without a mask one will be provided at the door. Purchase your tickets early, this event sold out last year with over 3,000 in attendance. Four Huge Rooms of Entertainment including Dance Band & ten DJs playing a variety of music. Midnight celebration with Balloon Drops, Video Screens, & Party Favors. Tickets online at or at the door. 

Dinner and Entertainment at Escena Lounge & Grill
Welcome 2014 in style at Escena Lounge & Grill. Enjoy a stellar prix fixe menu, a little bubbly, and more. Two seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 pm. The late  seating goes past midnight and includes live entertainment by Tanya Times and party favors…and don’t forget your dancing shoes. $75 for 6:00 p.m. seating and $100 for 8:30 p.m. seating. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Reservations required.  For reservations and details,  760-992-0002 or

Stay and Play at the Riviera Palm Springs
Ring in The New Year at the Riviera and Circa 59 with special New Year's Eve package including deluxe accommodations, a NYE Buffet Dinner, Music and Dancing. The next morning wake up to a New Years Breakfast that will hit the spot. Party with that special someone, or a entire group of friends. We have something for everyone. For room packages and details, go to 

Group at Riviera Hotel

Dine at Workshop Kitchen + Bar
End 2013 on a culinary high note at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, whose New Year's Eve menu features five courses. Special dining times and entertainment. For menu and reservations, go to

Swing Dancing at a New Year's Eve GalaSwing into the new year and dance until dawn with some of the best swing dancers in the world at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This masquerade ball is part of the Palm Springs Swing Dance Classic, a five-day event filled with workshops, boot camps and competitions. Reservations available.

Dinner and Dancing at Lulu California Bistro
Get in the spirit of celebration... Lulu will offer two dinner seatings and dance the night away with Tony Grandberry and the Big Fun Orchestra! Guests will party in style with complimentary party favors, party hats and a glass of champagne for guests arriving for the second seating. For Reservations, call (760) 327-5858 or 

Lulu Palm Springs

Go Retro at The Purple Room
Three dinner seatings and entertainment at this one-of-a-kind supper club. For reservations and entertainment line-up go 

Burger Records presents New Years Eve 2014 in The Commune at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

he Allah-Las and Night Beats with special guests The Pesos, Tara Fox & The Desert Sands, Reverberation DJs and another special mystery guest Doors open at 8PM with music starting at 9PM.  Event is 21+. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.  Tickets include entrance to the party and a midnight champagne toast. There will be food and drinks for purchase as well. *** First 250 tickets sold get a limited edition Reverberation compilation tape from Burger Records featuring artists playing NYE event.  For tickets and details, go to 
Ace Hotel and Swim Club
New Year's Event at Curve Hotel
Tickets include Buffet from 6pm to 9pm, your Champagne New Years Toast, and a whole night of drink specials, music and giveaways. Entertainment includes 
DJ Rawkewell from 6-8 pm and 92.7 DJ Bianca 8-10pm on site with giveaways from the radio stationDJ Banks closing it down from 10-2.  Full Event Packages start at $350.00, for details and reservations, go to

Celebrate New Year's with The Follies
At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, December 31, the bizarre, the hilarious, the joyous madness that is Christmas at the Follies will come to a final, twinkling close.  Join the festive New Year’s revelry when the Follies presents its final two special New Year’s Eve performances at 3:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., complete with a complimentary glittering champagne reception, hats and noisemakers to welcome in 2014 (“Rio de Janeiro midnight” for matinee-goers). To reserve tickets, call 760-327-0225 and provide the reservations agent the discount code: PSBTHD.  Be a part of Palm Springs history when The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies’ holiday season officially ends—forever! Download discount coupon >>>

Fabulous Follies

The Allah-Las and Night Beats with special guests The Pesos, Tara Fox & The Desert Sands, Reverberation DJs and another special mystery guest.
Doors open at 8PM with music starting at 9PM.  Event is 21+.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE!  Tickets include entrance to the party and a midnight champagne toast. There will be food and drinks for purchase as well. *** First 250 tickets sold get a limited edition Reverberation compilation tape from Burger Records featuring artists playing NYE event!! ***
Just a reminder....please drive safe and don't drink and drive. Check out the list of taxis and transportation services in Palm Springs.

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