New Year's Eve 2016: Your Guide to the Biggest Events

December 28, 2015 -

Milli Encarnacion

Countdowns, ball drops, and glitter galore: New Year's Eve is arguably the biggest party night of the year. We hold our champagne flutes high to mark the end of an old era, blissfully grasping the onset of fresh beginnings. Every city in North America will light up 2016 in its own way on December 31, and in true New Year's Eve party fashion, a number of celebrations will carry on until daylight. There are thousands of events which you can call your playground on December 31st or New Year's Day. If you're still at a loss in regards to your plans, I've made it easier for you with this guide to the largest dance music events - here are a select batch of notable happenings across the continent.

Events marked with the (*) symbol will be covered by Daily Beat. Will we be seeing you there?

Featured photo courtesy of BangOn!NYC

New York

*BangOn!NYC: Time & Space with Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy,  Brenmar, Infuze, and more at Secret Location (See Daily Beat's official BangOn! Time & Space event preview for more information.)

*Jukely NYE with Justice, Gesaffelstein, Bob Moses, With You. at Secret Location (Get familiar with this special show through our preview.) 

Nicky Romero, The Chainsmokers, Travis Scott, Ansolo at Pier 94

Louisahhhh, Gina Turner, Jubilee, and more at Studio 299

New Year's Noir with Hot Since 82, Julia Govor at Verboten

Future, Rudimental at Pier 36

Breakbot, Irfane at Slake

New Year's Masquerade with Sleepy & Boo at Cielo

Los Angeles

Night Bass NYE with Jack Beats, AC Slater, Bot, Petey Clicks, and more at Sound Nightclub

Insomniac presents Twelve 31 with Dusky, Shiba San, Kidnap Kid, Tiga b2b Kenny Glasgow at Hollywood Palladium

Havoc NYE with Destructo, Milo Otis, Sweater Beats, Gladiator at The Yost Theater

Morgan Page, Gabriel Dresden at Avalon Hollywood

LA Loves Techno presents John Digweed (All Night Long) at Exchange LA

Laidback Luke at Lure Hollywood

Minimal Effort NYE with Andhim, H.O.S.H., Jackmaster, Jimmy Edgar, Black Asteroid, J.Phlip and more at Belasco Theater

Prototype 029 with Hot Chip (Six-Hour DJ Set) at Lot 613

San Francisco

Chet Faker, Marcus Marr at Mezzanine

Flying Lotus, Clams Casino, Thundercat, TroyBoi and more at 1015 Folsom

The Big One SF with Tycho, Ratatat, Gramatik, XXYYXX and more at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Diego

CRSSD NYE: Gorgon City at Music Box

FNGRS CRSSD x Dirtybird present: Hatched New Year with Ardalan, Sacha Robotti at Bang Bang

Washington, DC

Nadastrom, Tittsworth, Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

NYE: NO Resolutions with Aybee, Kevin Yost Live, Jubilee at Dance Loft on 14


Nicole Moudaber at Heart

Jamie Jones at Story

Maxi Storrs, Oona Dahl (All Day I Dream) at Do Not Sit on the Furniture

The Weeknd, Kygo Fontainebleau Pool


*Reaction NYE: Skrillex, deadmau5, Chance the Rapper, Get Real at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (The headliners aren't the only focus for this event. Check out these 11 local DJ's you should get to know for Reaction NYE!)


Bonobo, Jeff Button, The Kount at The Hoxton

Proper NYE with Chus & Ceballos (Extended Set) at NEST


Apollonia (All Night Long) at Stereo

Afterhours and New Year's Day parties

*Jukely Afterhours with ODESZA, Chrome Sparks at Secret Location (Read up on this event here.

*New Year's Noir with Apollonia at Verboten (New York)

*BangOn!NYC Sunrise Party with Lee Burridge and more at Secret Location (New York)

Tchami, Klingande, Classixx at Webster Hall (New York)

All Day I Dream of 2016 with Lee Burridge, Matthew Dekay (Los Angeles)

Minimal Effort: NYD Recovery Party with Carl Craig, Audiofly (Los Angeles)

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