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The Half Moon Bay area has something for everyone on New Year's Eve, whether you want to make it an early night or stay out until the cows come home. Here are a few of our favorite things to do.

New Year's Eve

  • Early Bird New Year's Eve at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
    The BrewCo will feature live music from Aftershock from 5-9pm, and they'll be observing the East Coast countdown at 9pm so you can still get your beauty sleep!
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  • New Year's Eve at Mullins Bar and Grill
    Another early New Year's celebration, featuring Ryan Scripps and Roem Baur (both from The Voice) and a complimentary champagne toast when the ball drops in Times Square.
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  • New Year's Eve at Cameron's
    If you want to stay up late, Cameron's has you covered. They'll watch the ball drop in Times Square, but after the kids go home, the party continues with a DJ, Dancing and Karaoke starting at 9pm, and complimentary champagne toast & party favors at midnight!
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  • New Year's Eve at Old Princeton Landing
    Say goodbye to 2017 with Old Princeton Landing! Live music by Redwood Roots and DJ Subcraze.$10 at the door, 21+, Balloon drop + Champagne at midnight.
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  • NYE @ San Benito House
    Mark Bettencourt and the Aftermath, a high energy classic rock band, will keep you dancing all the way into the new year!
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New Year's Day

  • First Day Hikes in the State Parks
    If you don't stay out too late on New Year's Eve, experience the beautiful natural and cultural resources found in the outdoors with a seasoned guide at California State Park's special First Day Hikes, including four of our local parks.
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Whether you celebrate early with the east-coasters or stay out until the wee hours, please make it a safe night. Our list of Half Moon Bay Hotels will help you find a soft place to lay your head. Happy New Year!

Kevin Henney is a web developer and photographer who can often be found behind the scenes of He's a sixth-generation resident of the Coastside, but never fails to find something new to experience in our little seaside towns.