Countdown to 2020 with New Year’s Eve Events in the East Bay!

Countdown to 2020 with New Year’s Eve Events in the East Bay!


Don’t have plans to ring in 2020 yet? Don’t worry! Check out our list of 10 epic New Year’s Eve events in the East Bay that are packed with bubbly, balloons, bands, family fun, and funnies.


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Oakland Zoo Lights

Celebrate the last night of 2019 with your family at the Oakland Zoo, which is transformed by a million twinkling lights. Soar over the Oakland hills in festively-lit zoo gondolas, enjoy swirling snowfalls, sip hot cocoa, and see the "Music in Motion" laser light show.
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Balloon Drop at Chabot

Kids who can’t (and shouldn't) stay up until midnight still get to experience a countdown and balloon drop at the annual Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Children 12 and under can celebrate midnight in other countries at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. California time.
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The Lawrence Hall of Science

Bring the whole family to the Hall in Berkeley on New Year’s Eve day, and commemorate another year of scientific discovery and fun at the annual celebration with timed confetti drops at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
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Japanese Bell-Ringing

The Buddhist Church of Oakland, founded in 1901, invites visitors to ring the temple bell to wipe out the 108 passions and enjoy soba noodles and good luck in the new year. The Joya-e service begins a 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations are welcome.


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NYE Comedy Mega Show at Grand Lake Theater

If you thought 2019 was a bummer, bring in the new year with laughter. The A-list comedy line-up includes Margaret Cho, Kyle Kinane, and Natasha Leggero.
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Best Of Comedy Oakland - NYE Special

Laugh your a$$ off at the Comedy Oakland NYE shows at The Washington Inn. Comedians include Rudy Ortiz (2016 Comedy Oakland Tournament of Champions Winner, movie critic for "Sarah & Vinnie" on Alice 97.3FM) and Gayla Johnson (2016 Comedy Oakland Tournament of Champions Winner, BET's Comic View). Steak, shrimp, and champagne, too!
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Midnight Kiss Fireworks Cruise

New Year's Eve in the East Bay wouldn't be complete without a view of fireworks over the Bay. You'll have the best view from the deck of the Pinot Noir Yacht, leaving Alameda's Mariner Square Marina. Sail away for four hours, with appetizers, hosted bar, and DJ dancing.
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The New Parish

Andre Power, co-founder and creative director behind the artist collective, Soulection, has teamed up with DJ Sasha Marie and Text Me Records to throw a huge NYE bash at the New Parish in Oakland.
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Afro-Cuban Dance Party

Freight & Salvage is hosting another phenomenal, danceable party with jazz artist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, featuring Yissy Garcia (composer, drummer, and new generation Cuban musician) and Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote (hard-swinging, old-school salsa).
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Retro Junkie '80s Prom NYE Bash

Retro Junkie Bar in Walnut Creek is hosting its third annual '80s prom, featuring the U2 tribute band Zoo Station. DJ Billy Vidal also will be spinning '80s, '90s, and '00s throwbacks from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Don't forget to pose for your '80s-style prom pic and visit the rec room with pool tables, pinball, and arcade games.
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New Wave’s Eve at the Stork Club

The Stork Club in Oakland is serving up classic new wave and new new wave at this DJ dance party. Featuring Deejay TomasDiablo (Strangelove), Owen (The Hanging Garden Radio Show), and Davey Bones (founder of The Hanging Garden).
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Wishing you a Happy New Year from our Abio Properties family to yours! We look forward to connecting with you in 2020. You can contact us at 888-400-ABIO (2246) or