2023 New Year Events in San Luis Obispo

December 22, 2022

New Year is just around the corner, and we’re ready to celebrate! This year, ditch your jammies and Netflix and head to San Luis Obispo, instead. Bring your family and friends, or go on a solo adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime! Whether you’re looking to party it up or just want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, San Luis Obispo’s got you! There are plenty of new year’s eve parties and events in SLO you can attend to ring in the new year and activities to keep you occupied throughout the weekend.

Make the most of your New Year weekend escapade and see in 2023 in these New Year Events in San Luis Obispo:

Great Gatsby Themed New Years’ Eve Party


How to get here – 26 minutes away from Sands Inn & Suites

When: December 31, 2022, at 9:00pm to 1:00am the next day

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Are you looking for a swanky New Year’s Eve party in San Luis Obispo? Enjoy wines, bubbly, light bites, and sweet treats as you dress up in your finest black-tie attire for Tooth & Nail Wine Company’s Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party in San Luis Obispo. Head out with your friends and loved ones wearing your best roaring twenties outfits. It’s a night of dancing to live piano music as you wait for the clock to strike midnight. Contact events@toothandnailwine.com to learn more about the event. 

2023 New Years’ Eve Bash


How to get here – 19 minutes away from Sand Inn & Suites

When: December 31, 2022, from 6:30pm to 1:30am the next day

Start 2023 in style at the Atascadero Firefighters Association’s New Year’s Eve Bash – Centennial Celebration. This New Year event in SLO will be held at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott in Atascadero, California. Guests can enjoy cocktails before sitting down to a meal of their choice (Bruschetta Chicken, Roasted Pork Tenderloin, or Stuffed Portabella), with salad, sides, and dessert. The ticket price includes a champagne toast at midnight, perfect while you watch the midnight balloon drop.

Come Together – SLO Symphony’s New Years’ Eve Concert


How to get here: 5 minutes away from Sands Inn & Suites

When: December 31, 2022, at 7:30pm

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Party the night away to the music of The Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, The Who, U2, and A-ha at the SLO Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Concert – Come Together. Catch this symphonic rock concert featuring Jeans ’n Classics at Harold Miossi Hall.

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party~ Neon Nights!


How to get here – 10 minutes away from Sand Inn & Suites

When: December 31, 2022, from 5:30pm to 12:30am the next day

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Enjoy a dazzling dinner party with a vibrant, international menu at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa on Saturday, December 31st, at 5:30pm. You can dance to the Electric Violinist DJ Razzvio or sit back and chat the night away with friends and family. 

SLOFunny New Years’ Eve Comedy Show


How to get here – 17 minutes away from Sand Inn & Suites

When: December 31, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

If you’re looking for a more low-key yet still super fun New Year celebration in San Luis Obispo, head to SLOFunny New Years’ Eve Comedy Show at the Morro Bay Veterans Hall. Laugh your way into the new year in this New Year Event in San Luis Obispo headlined by Adam Yenser. He hosted the June Show and is back by popular demand. Comedic geniuses Ron Swallow, Jean Murphy, and Jonas Gavin are also on this year’s lineup, with Thomas Connolly as the host. Get your tickets here. 

The 3rd Annual NYE at The Rock 


How to get here – 10 minutes away from Sands Inn & Suites

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Celebrate New Year at SLO Brew Rock in downtown San Luis Obispo. With two stages to bring entertainment this year, it’s a mini music festival celebrating the end of 2022 and welcoming 2023.  The SLO Brew Stage and the Rod & Hammer Stage will include performances from a wide range of artists, including L’eclair, Tropo, Dante Marsh, Moonshiner Collective, and more. Light nibbles will be available in two other areas that will be set up as a jazz lounge and a little nightclub. Every ticket comes with 4 drink vouchers to use at the venue. The event will begin at 8, and tickets will range from $100 and $175.

CaliPaso New Year’s Eve Dinner


How to get here – 30 minutes away from Sands Inn & Suites

SLO wineries are the best place to spend New Years with loved ones. Enjoy an intimate New Year’s Eve Dinner with your other half or family at the CaliPaso Winery and Villa. Savor a 4-course gourmet meal, fine wine, great conversations, or dance under the stars in this romantic setting. For tickets, visit CaliPaso New Year’s Eve Dinner’s eventbrite page




Spend a laidback New Year’s weekend and celebrate the start of the year at San Luis Obispo. Book your room at Sands Inn & Suites, a charming pet-friendly hotel with modern amenities, including a heated outdoor pool and spa. We’re located just minutes from downtown SLO, making us the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for something close to all of the city’s best attractions and restaurants. Book your room today!


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