Bay Area New Year's Eve Fireworks and Events 2017-2018

Looking for fun ways to ring in 2018 in the San Francisco Bay Area? Check out these events and find out where you can watch all the NYE fireworks displays!

Here are some transit resources to help you get around:


BART will extend service until 3 a.m. on New Year's Eve 2016. Trains will run every 20 minutes after midnight with extra trains standing by in downtown San Francisco after the fireworks show. Click here for details on the schedule.

Caltrain will provide free services this New Year's Eve starting 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. They will run on the Sunday and the last train departs at 2 a.m. from San Francisco or when full. Click here for more details.

Most transit services will be enhanced for New Year's Eve. Check 511 for the latest updates.

AAA will provide a complimentary ride and vehicle tow up to 7 miles from the point of pickup to drivers who have consumed alcohol, but the service is not available everywhere. Click here for more information or call 1-800-400-4222.

Click here for more Bay Area transit holiday schedules.


Embarcadero - Pier 14
Kick off the new year with FIREWORKS! The display begins at midnight along the waterfront in San Francisco Sunday evening.

Asian Art Museum
Ring in 2017 by taking a swing at a giant 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese temple bell during the "30th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony on Sunday, December 31 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m for members only and general admission is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Club Fugazi

Watch the Beach Blanket Babylon's festive New Year's Eve show on Sunday evening, December 31!

Davies Symphony Hall
A New Year's Eve event with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer and director Seth MacFarlane. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco Symphony in a dazzling concert of finger-snapping jazz standards and holiday favorites conducted by Edwin Outwater.

New Year's Hornblower Cruises
Go aboard New Year's Eve cruises and dance the night away under midnight fireworks or enjoy New Year's Day with a full lunch buffet!

Palace Hotel
Join the spectacular celebration at NYE International Ball 2017!


Napa Valley Wine Train
Come celebrate New Year's Eve in style and motion on a memorable and intimate train ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train's historical Train dining journey.

New Year's Commodore Cruise
Enjoy an amazing night with dinner, dancing, and a fireworks display at midnight!

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Walk into a winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights during Holiday in the Park. Enjoy rides, entertainment and lots of photo opportunities all the way to 2018!

USS Hornet Museum
Welcome 2018 onboard the historic World War II aircraft-carrier-turned-museum USS Hornet! The celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 with live music, a silent auction, cash bars, dance lessons and food concessions.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest

If you're staying in this New Year's, you can watch the countdown on ABC7!

America's favorite TV/radio broadcaster Ryan Seacrest will return to host television's largest live broadcast New Year's celebration, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018, again joined by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. The show also announced that multiplatinum music superstar Ciara will officially ring in the New Year from the west coast as the new host of the Hollywood Party.

Watch "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" on Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. EST on ABC7.
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