2022 New Year’s Eve OC Event Round-Up

New Years Eve Celebrations Orange County California

Photo by Myriam Zilles.

The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar [Rancho Santa Margarita and Yorba Linda]

Both speakeasy-style restaurant locations in Rancho Santa Margarita and Yorba Linda, will be kicking off the New Year with a masquerade-themed New Year’s Eve event!

On December 31, folks can enjoy craft cocktails and food specials such as Lobster Thermidor at both locations through midnight! And when the clock strikes twelve, there will be a champagne cocktail toast to celebrate the beginning of a happy new year.

Khan Saab [Fullerton]

Whether you’re looking for an upscale restaurant to ring in the new year OR some delicious Desi dishes for your NYE party, Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen in Fullerton has you covered!

With an abundance of traditional meals like Chicken Karahi paired perfectly with Khan Biryani and freshly-made Garlic Naan or something a bit more out-of-the-box such as the Sloppy Khan made with keema pav wagyu beef served on gun powder dusted pav, there’s sure to be something that everyone will love! And for a celebratory toast, don’t forget about Khan Saab’s craft mocktails with options including Mango Mojitos and Smoked Negronis!

Billy’s at the Beach [Newport Beach]

Cheers to the new year from coast to coast on Friday, December 31 with a complimentary champagne toast at 9 p.m. and midnight. Indulge in bar and menu specials throughout the evening that include a collection of signature Billy’s plates and pupus and tropical cocktails.

Kick off the year in aloha style at Billy’s Pajama Party Brunch on New Year’s Day starting at 10 a.m. Roll out of bed and don your best pajamas to enjoy Hawaiian-inspired brunch dishes like the Banana Nut Pancakes, Luau Omelette, and Loco Moco. Pair your New Year’s brunch with a Billy’s World Famous Mai Tai or Bloody Mary and keep the festivities going all day long.

Glasspar [Dana Point]

Ring in the New Year at Glasspar! At 7 p.m., enjoy a Champagne, oyster, and Hors d’oeuvre reception followed by a decadent 5-course NYE Dinner prepared by Chef Rob Wilson. Glasspar’s NYE Party kicks off at 10 p.m. with a DJ, dancing, plenty of party favors, and Champagne toast into the new year.

Limited to 100 guests and priced at $275 per person, the NYE Dinner includes admission to Glasspar’s NYE Party. An additional 50 tickets priced at $100 will be sold for admission to Glasspar’s NYE Party. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing annique@glasspar.com.

El Mercado Modern Cuisine [Santa Ana]

Ring in 2022 at El Mercado Modern Cuisine. This Santa Ana staple earned a nod from the Michelin Guide as a “culinary microcosm of the distinctive regions of Mexico.” Enter into the new year with Mercado Modern’s exceptional interpretation of regional Mexican and an award-winning lineup specialty cocktails featuring specialty Mexican spirits and liqueurs.

Guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast the new year. From 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. a local DJ will be spinning celebratory tracks.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen [Brea and Irvine]

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, the popular eatery in Brea and Irvine is kicking off 2022 with a night full of live music and award-winning margaritas on Friday, Dec 31. Guests can look forward to a lively atmosphere complete with DJs and live music from 7pm – 11pm.

The full menu of Cha Cha’s modern Latin favorites will be available in the bar and dining room, including Wood Fired Queso Fundido, Fresh Seafood Caldo, and “Wood Oven” Carnitas prepared with slow braised marinated pork, Achiote onion, fresh salsas, black beans, rice, and corn tortillas. Heated patio and outdoor dining is also available, however reservations are highly encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.ChaChasLatinKitchen.com.

La Casa del Camino [Laguna Beach]

This year, guests are welcome to celebrate the New Year at La Casa del Camino with a special New Year’s Eve celebration!

Guests can enjoy a selection of dishes from The Rooftop Lounge’s prix-fixe menu, featuring a two-course selection of coastal cuisine paired with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! The Rooftop Lounge will also be presenting an a la carte menu in addition to their prix-fixe menu. Guests who dine at The Rooftop Lounge will be given complimentary admission to La Casa’s New Year’s Eve celebration inside Comedor.

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