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New Year's Eve in San Francisco

Your ultimate guide to New Year's Eve in San Francisco, including fireworks, events and parties that last way past midnight

Written by
Sarah Medina

Ready to ring in the New Year and a new decade? Whether you're just visiting or are a seasoned local, our guide to New Year's Eve in San Francisco will help you find the best events and parties in the city—from family-friendly activities to adult affairs. Want to greet new year with a full belly and a champagne toast? Check out our lists of the best restaurants in San Francisco offering New Year's Eve dinner menus Whatever your plans, get ready for the best New Year's ever—it is the end of the decade after all!

What day does New Year's Eve land on? 

NYE is on Thursday, December 31, 2020. 

When are the New Year's Eve fireworks? 

Launched from barges across from the Ferry Building, the dark skies of the San Francisco Bay will come alive for 15-minutes this New Year’s Eve with a spectacular pyrotechnics show synched to music. Pick a spot south of the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero between Mission and Folsom streets where speakers will be set up to play music and arrive early. You’ll also get a great show from Yerba Buena or Treasure Islands or Telegraph Hill, though the event’s music will be out of range.

Fireworks will go off December 31 at 11:59pm

New Year's Eve in San Francisco

New Year's Eve events and parties

New Year's Eve events and parties

Whether you plan on celebrating with your friends, your family or your special someone, there are parties on this list for just about every crowd