Go For Glam On New Year’s Eve

December 7, 2010 4:34 PM

A general view at Joonbug.com New Year’s Eve 2010 Party Hosted By Kelly Killoren Bensimon at Guastavino’s on December 31, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Ringing in a whole new year is a very big deal. And if you’re the type who wants to welcome 2011 in high style, these soirees are perfect for glitz and glam. Throw on some stilettos, grab a gorgeous guy or gal and get on the dance floor.

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Passport to the World New Year’s Eve Ball
Westin-St Francis Hotel
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Passport to the World

Get set for an amazing end to 2010 as this sophisticated, fun & upscale New Year’s Eve Ball at the luxurious Westin St. Francis. This glitzy, landmark event is a true San Francisco experience, right in the heart of Union Square. Experience an exciting and diverse mix of music, fashion, art, culture, sophistication, and charitable causes as you roll into 2011 in style at one of the largest and most amazing events in town. Grab a date and explore the 30,000+ sq feet of party space, going from room to room, checking out different music and entertainment. And you can’t miss 3,000 balloons falling from the rafters for the festive midnight balloon drop.

Beach Blanket Babylon New Year’s Eve
678 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
Beach Blanket Babylon NYE

San Francisco’s treasured campy cabaret classic, Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon rings in 2011 with two special performances on New Year’s Eve. Both the 7 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. shows will feature a pastiche of the best and worst of 2010 – Beach Blanket Babylon style. Guests at each show will receive champagne and truffles. The second show – ending at the stroke of midnight – will feature post-show dancing until 1:30 a.m. Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Meg Whitman & Jerry Brown, Snooki (“Jersey Shore”), Tiger Woods, Sarah Palin & Levi Johnston, Beyoncé, Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift & Kanye West, Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson.

$65 – $190

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New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball With The San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
(415) 864-6000

The world-famous San Francisco Symphony supplies the music, the masks, and the bubbly, and you create the lasting memories. Start with a magical concert packed with music and surprises. The dance the night away to non-stop music in the lobbies, complimentary bubbly and desserts, plus our traditional balloon drop at the stroke of midnight! Sing along to Auld Lang Syne and show off your finest New Year’s Eve look on the gorgeous stage at Davies Symphony Hall with the Peter Mintun Orchestra, or head to the 1st Tier lobby to take in one of San Francisco’s favorite bands, Tainted Love.. This promises to be a fabulous San Francisco soiree, done up as only the San Francisco Symphony can do!


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New Year’s Eve at Bimbo’s 365 Club
Bimbo’s 365 Club
1025 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Bimbo’s 365 New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year at one of San Francisco’s favorite venues, the old school Bimbo’s 365 Club! Spend the night entertained by the fabulous Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Lavay is internationally recognized as the Queen of classic Jazz and Blues. Plus, you won’t want to miss 1960’s rockers, Casino Royale and special appearances by The Girl in the Fishbowl. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of champagne, hats, party favors and traditional balloon drop. Dress to impress, and a black tie is optional.


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Ultimate Black and White Ball
Ferry Building
101 Embarcadero, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA
Ultimate Black and White Ball

Carnelian is hosting the premier New Years Eve Grand Opening event in San Francisco! Ring in 2011 in this exquisite, newly-renovated waterfront venue behind the historical Ferry Building landmark located on Pier 2. Experience The Ultimate Black & White Ball: NYE 2011 at Carnelian by the Bay, San Francisco’s premier New Years Eve Experience. Join in the celebration as San Francisco says goodbye to 2010 with an evening full of music and entertainment, including a whole fabulous dance room devoted to hits of the 80’s and 90’s. This event will be fully catered, with food stations and delectable hors d’oeuvres. All guests will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, as well as party favors to ring in 2010 this New Years at Carnelian by the Bay in San Francisco. Enjoy the world class views of the city skyline or be dazzled by the Bay Bridge waterfront views while sippin on some cocktails with your friends to make your night the most memorable under the stars on this special occasion.

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New Year’s Ball 2011
Clift Hotel
495 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 775-4700
New Year’s at the Clift

This year marks the 9th Annual New Years Ball at the Clift Hotel, thrown by party gurus Justin Roja and Anderson Pugash. This white hot event will take over the entire first floor of the Clift Hotel (We’re talking the lobby, historic Redwood Room, and destinate restaurant, the Velvet Room) ringing in a very chic 2011. Dress to impress, as black tie is strongly encouraged. Cut a (very designer) rug as you dance to the sounds of DJ Sam Isaac and enjoy a premium open bar. And feel good about getting your groove on. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Grace’s Kids and will contribute to building a new hospital for the underserved of Uganda.


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