17 Best New Year’s Eve Parties and Dinners in Sonoma County, 2023

From family-friendly parties to classy feasts and dancing, here are the best places to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024. From family-friendly parties to classy feasts and dancing, here are 15 places around Sonoma County that are hosting parties to celebrate the new year.

Santa Rosa

Barrel Proof Lounge: A 21+ New Year’s Eve party with comedy, live music and food. A fajita dinner from Tipsy Taco and cupcakes from Chelsea Got Cakes will be served at 7 p.m. Comedy follows at 8 p.m. with headliner Chelsea Bearce. The music starts at 9:45 p.m. featuring Jimmy Buffet tribute band “A License to Chill.” There will be a champagne toast at midnight. General admission, which includes only the comedy show and music, is $40. The VIP ticket is $100 and includes dinner, drinks and front-row seats. Purchase tickets at barrelprooflounge.com/events. 501 Mendocino Ave., 707-852-2196. barrelprooflounge.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum: A midday New Year’s Eve Celebration takes place at the Schulz Museum, featuring crafts for kids, balloon drops at noon and 3 p.m. and a “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!” watch party. The cost of the event is included in museum admission, and is free for members. Doors open at 10 a.m., and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 2301 Hardies Lane, 707-579-4452. schulzmuseum.org.

Poppy Bank Epicenter: A New Year’s Eve family party with arcade games, bowling, a buffet and more. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and features a 9 p.m. balloon drop to ring in the new year. Admission ranges from free for kids 2 and under to $45 for adults, which includes a buffet and “Pick 2” activities pass. Purchase tickets at pdne.ws/3tftNML. 3215 Coffey Lane, 707-708-3742. visitepicenter.com

Flamingo Resort & Spa: Two 21+ New Year’s Eve parties themed after the “White Lotus” television show. The “Season 1” party, in The Ballroom, transforms the hotel into a Hawaiian paradise, complete with Mai-Tais, champagne and live dance music. The “Season 2” party takes place in the Vintage Space music lounge and is inspired by a vacation to Sicily, featuring house music. Semi-formal vacation attire is encouraged for the “Season 1” party, while European-inspired cocktail attire is encouraged for “Season 2.” Tickets run from $75 to $95, depending on the party. Purchase tickets for “Season 1” at pdne.ws/4agAT4b and for “Season 2” at pdne.ws/3tmUdw5. All prices include a glass of champagne for the midnight toast. Both parties run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 2777 Fourth Street, 707-545-8530. flamingoresort.com

The Doctor Manhattan with bourbon, Amaro Nonino, and Luxardo from Vintage Space at The Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa Tuesday, August 23, 2022. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)
The “Season 2” party at Flamingo Resort takes place in the Vintage Space music lounge and is inspired by a vacation to Sicily, featuring house music. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

John Ash & Co: Five-course prix fixe dinner, with party favors and sparkling wine. Dinner starts with hamachi crudo, followed by truffled leek and potato soup. The third course is burrata ravioli with a dried late summer heirloom tomato butter sauce, and the fourth is surf-and-turf — a roasted Wagyu NY strip and half Maine lobster tail. Wind down with a dessert of vanilla bean and raspberry cremeux dome. Prices start at $165 per person. Reserve a table at pdne.ws/3uVnxu5. 4350 Barnes Road, 707-575-7350. vintnersresort.com

Monroe Hall: DJ Steve Luther hosts a New Years Eve party from 7 to 11 p.m. The event begins with a dance lesson and is followed by a dance party. No partner or experience is necessary. No advance registration required. Prices range from $10 to $15 at the door. 1700 West College Ave., 707-824-1008. monroe-hall.com

Spinster Sisters: Kick-start your New Year’s Celebration with a three course meal at The Spinster Sisters. The first course has four options, including Dungeness crab and crispy pork belly. The main course also has four options, featuring a seared angus filet mignon, Hokkaido scallops and ricotta gnocchi. Finish with three options for dessert; brown butter crepe cake, apple tart tatin or pavlova. Dinner is $98 per person, and optional oysters, wine pairings and champagne specials are available for purchase. Reserve at table at pdne.ws/3tmIXA0. 401 South A St., 707-528-7100. thespinstersisters.com


Cyrus Restaurant: New Year’s Eve dinner with caviar and champagne in the Bubbles Lounge. Dinner begins with a glass of grower producer champagne and features aged Ossetra caviar. The regular lounge menu will be available, but options to customize include a glass of Krug Grande Cuveé and dessert for two. Reservations start at $95 and are available at pdne.ws/3RhucWX. 29 North St., Geyserville, 707-318-0379. cyrusrestaurant.com

Little Saint: A plant-based New Year’s Eve dinner takes place at The Second Story restaurant. Dinner includes by-the-glass champagne offerings. Dinner is $160 and offers wine pairings that range from an additional $85 to $250, as well as add-on truffles at market price. Downstairs, Little Saint is hosting a champagne Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Special bottles of champagne and sparkling wine will be poured to toast as the ball drops in Times Square. Make reservations for The Second Story at pdne.ws/4aiV0yQ. 25 North St., 707-433-8207. littlesainthealdsburg.com.

Spoonbar: Ring in 2024 with a candlelight dinner party featuring a prix fixe menu ($110 per person). For the first course, choose from dishes like lobster bisque and cauliflower sformato. Main courses include choices of grilled swordfish and procini tagliatelle, while dessert options include candy cap crème brûlée, apple tarte tatin or triple chocolate verrine. Live soul, pop and jazz music from John Schott and Marc Capelle accompanies the meal. Additional wine pairings are available for $55. Book a table at pdne.ws/4agSoS9. 219 Healdsburg Ave., 707-433-7222. spoonbar.com.


The Lodge at Sonoma: An elegant 21+ New Year’s Eve party featuring live music and complimentary party favors and midnight sparkling wine toast. A balloon drops ushers in the new year. Tickets can be purchased at pdne.ws/48baQcR for $60. The event begins at 9 p.m., and guests are encouraged to wear cocktail party attire. 1325 Broadway At Leveroni & Napa Roads, 707-935-6600. thelodgeatsonoma.com

Wit and Wisdom: New Year’s Eve dinner with a special menu featuring caviar and truffle-topped dishes paired with favorite menu items, along with a curated wine and champagne list. Make reservations at witandwisdomsonoma.com. 1325 Broadway At Leveroni & Napa Roads, 707-931-3495. witandwisdomsonoma.com

At Wit & Wisdom in Sonoma. (The Lodge at Sonoma, Autograph Collection)
At Wit & Wisdom in Sonoma. (The Lodge at Sonoma, Autograph Collection)

Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen Star: Prix fixe dine-in menu. Start with fried saltine, smoked sturgeon salad and ostera caviar. For the mains, enjoy toasted black walnut, celery root remoulade and anise bavorios, along with a curry butter brioche pull apart, and choose between wood baked diver scallops, marble potatoes and New England style chowder or grilled Snake River Farms sabouton, with red wine braised cabbage and pommery mustard bordelaise yellow endive. Share baked Japanese sweet potato with a truffle butter crispy shallot topping along with freshly grated perigord truffles. Finish with “something chocolate.” Dinner is $135 per person, plus drinks, gratuity and tax. Make reservations at pdne.ws/3RiDcLD. 13648 Arnold Drive, 707-343-1384. glenellenstar.com


Petaluma Historical Library & Museum: The museum presents the 15th annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert. Classic music will ring in the new year in Carnegie Hall, with pieces from Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and members of the Santa Rosa Symphony. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m., but guests are encouraged to arrive when the doors open at 6 p.m. to hear pre-concert Strauss waltzes and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. Balcony seats ($70) include elite beverage service. General admission is $50. Purchase tickets at pdne.ws/3Tq5Pt6. 20 Fourth St., 707-778-4398. petalumamuseum.com

Cinnabar Theater: Celebrate 2024 with the music of Billie Holiday, performed by Bay Area Jazz musicians. Dessert delicacies, chocolates, party hats and noisemakers are included in the price of the ticket ($80). The new year is celebrated at midnight Eastern Time. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets at cinnabartheater.org/concerts. 3333 Petaluma Blvd., 707-763-8920. cinnabartheater.org


Blue Ridge Kitchen: Spike Sikes and His Awesome Hotcakes will perform at Blue Ridge Kitchen at The Barlow from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). There will be hors d’oeuvre from chef Matt d’Ambrosia, free champagne toast at midnight and prizes and games throughout the evening. Pre-sale tickets on Eventbrite are $35; $40 at the door. 6770 McKinley St., Suite 150, Sebastopol, 707-222-5040. brkitchen.com

On the coast

Coast Kitchen: A five-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner with menu standouts like oysters, scallops, Dungeness crab, lamb loin and dry-aged New York strip. After dinner, dance along to live music from The Sun Followers from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The dinner and party is $155 per person. Make reservations at pdne.ws/3v1Nto8. 21780 Highway 1 in Jenner, 707-847-3231. coastkitchensonoma.com