New Year’s Eve Events in La Jolla

New Year’s Eve Party at Barbarella

2171 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037


Surround yourself with top-tier holiday vibes and decorations at Barbarella as you ramp up to bring in the new year at midnight. 

More info to come.


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Estancia La Jolla

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037


Start the party early at Estancia La Jolla for their New Year’s Eve dinner special overlooking their lush botanical gardens and courtyard. Enjoy a pre-fixe dinner at Greenfinch and practice your ‘midnight’ cheers with a glass of bubbly as guests gather around the Christmas tree on the lawn at 9pm for a friendly toast.

See more details and make reservations here.


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Torreyana (Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines)

5pm to 11pm


Torreyana will celebrate the new year ahead with a delicious 3-course meal by Executive Chef Ryan Hetherington. Meals include a starter, entrée, and dessert.

Tickets are $62 per person. See the full menu here and contact Torreyana at 858-987-4500 to make your reservations.


New Year’s Eve Tasting at A.R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines 

Saturday December 31, 2022 5pm to 9:30pm

11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037


A.R. Valentien is ready to jump into the new year, but first, they are giving guests a chance to have their last meal of 2022 in style. Enjoy a curated tasting menu from renowned Executive Chef Kelli Crosson while dining on the terrace.

Tickets are $175 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 858-777-6635 to reserve. See the menu here.


King Tides in La Jolla

Friday, December 23: high tide 8:08 am, low tide 3:33 am

Saturday, December 24: high tide 8:54 am, low tide 4:20 am


If you’ve never seen a king tide before, you’ll want to get out later this month and see the hype, as it’s a pretty exciting thing to see, with the year’s highest tides at 7+ ft and the lowest tides.

The low tides are often called King negative tides as the water recedes back so far to a negative afternoon low, revealing widened beaches and access to areas of the beach you wouldn’t usually see or be able to walk. 

If you love tidepooling, this is an opportunity you want to take advantage of, as you’ll have a significantly larger area to explore that is primarily underwater.

The King tides are fun to see, but they also provide a snapshot of our coast’s future as global sea levels continue to rise. 

To learn more, check out what Surfrider San Diego says about it here. And if you can’t make it out in December, the King tide event will happen again on January 21 and 22.

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