You’ll find a New Year’s Eve celebration for every taste and every budget in Downtown Alameda. Meet up with friends at one of your favorite restaurants, catch a movie, play a game, or extend the evening by ringing in the new year at one of the district’s many parties.
Looking for ideas? You can find a list of the best night spots in Alameda on our website: www.DowntownAlameda.com/Food-Drink
The Downtown Alameda Business Association wishes you a safe and happy new year!
New Year’s Eve Pajama Movie Party
What’s better than curling up in your PJ’s with some popcorn and a movie at home? Dressing up in your PJ’s and hitting the town to watch a current blockbuster on the big screen!
For the regular price of movie admission at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, guests are welcome to come wearing pajamas and enjoy free pinball games, live music and magic, photo ops with costume characters, and any movie on the theatre’s marquee (current selections include Moana, Rogue One, Sing, and Passengers). Movies ending at 9:00pm and 12:00am will be treated to an on-screen New Year’s countdown to welcome the new year.
More information: www.alamedatheatres.com or (510) 769-3456.
Downtown Tip: If you’d like to celebrate the new year with the family but want the kids in bed early, opt for an early showtime to watch the East Coast countdown at 9:00pm.
New Year’s Eve “Secret” Party
Join the folks at Wine & Waffles for a roaring 1920’s themed farewell party to 2016 and say hello to 2017! Dress up and come ready to dance and mingle. There will be loads of secret surprises throughout the night. No need to make a reservation, but this is a 21 and over event.
More information: www.facebook.com/WineandWaffles or (510) 523-2301.
Downtown Tip: The door man will ask for the password. Tell him “seven” to be welcomed in to join the festivities.
New Year’s Eve Soul Party
Take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music with Bay Area blues and soul diva Terrie Odabi. Celebrate the new year at one of two shows hosted by Rhythmix Cultural Works. Terrie’s music is honest, soulful, and intoxicating. Her performances are packed with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories matched by her generous spirit and wit. Shows start at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Tickets are $40/advance and $45/day of show.
More information and reservations: www.rhythmix.org or (510) 865-5060.
Downtown Tip: Toast the new year by attending the late show — it includes a complimentary champagne toast.
New Year’s Eve Bagpipe-athon
For the third year running, Alameda resident and Scottish ex-pat Andy MacKay will play Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes in every bar in Alameda to celebrate the new year and raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Pipe-athon starts in Downtown Alameda at McGee’s on Park Street at 6.30pm before visiting Alameda Island Brewing Company, Speisekammer, Lemon Tree, The Churchward Pub, American Oak, Lost Weekend, The Hobnob, Lucky 13, and Club House. Last year, the Pipe-athon raised over $3,800 for ACS.
More information: www.hogmabay.org
Downtown Tip: Rumor has it that Andy will be accompanied by ‘The Collectors’ (aka Jake and Elwood Blues),… and they will all be in kilts!
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