As we look forward to 2018 and start planning our big New Years Eve outing and future resolutions, let’s focus on what we want to gain in this new year!!

Here are a few of our suggestions for top Santa Cruz Events to attend and positive resolutions to aim for this New Years 2018:

New Years eve events Santa Cruz


Hit the Town! New Years Eve Events in Capitola and Santa Cruz

Zelda’s on the Beach will be hosting a Black, White & Gold celebration with a special dinner and live music. Check their website for more info leading up to the event!

The Sand Bar in the Capitola Village is hosting a New Years Eve Party with DJ Larry starting at 9pm!

Splurge on a dinner at Shadowbrook! Celebrate in style with an elegant dinner in one of the most romantic restaurants in Santa Cruz.  

New Year’s Eve Bowling at Boardwalk Bowl. Listen to live music, hang out and bowl all night long. Tickets for the event includes atomic bowling, shoe rental, party favors and a glass of champagne at midnight. Tickets sell out fast!

Stay in! New Years Eve in Capitola and Santa Cruz at Home

Perhaps you are looking for a more casual night? You can always stay in or close to home and relax in the comfort of your beach house.

Toast to the end of the year with a glass of champagne at sunset from the riverfront picnic area of the Perfect Family Beach House, with views overlooking the Stockton Bridge and San Lorenzo River.


Reconnect with family and friends over a dinner made together in your fully equipped kitchen at the Capitola Village Cottage and tune in to  “New Year’s Eve Live” with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on CNN or “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve 2018 hosted by Ryan Seacrest on ABC.

Get to bed early and get ready to check “try something new” off your resolutions list early New Year’s Day by trying a new hobby specific to the area of your vacation destination, like stand up paddle boarding or surfing.

What better way to welcome the new year than by a stay in Capitola! There’s always something to gain from taking yourself out of your regular routine and putting yourself in a new environment to concentrate on you and what changes you want to make in the upcoming year. Happy New Year!