New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and many of Del Mar’s finest restaurants and hotels are in the midst of planning splendid celebrations to welcome 2016 in festive fashions. From fabulous meals at some truly delightful restaurants, to grand parties in beautiful hotels, there are quite a few ways that Del Mar will be ringing in the New Year.
Below are seven noteworthy celebrations that will be taking place in Del Mar on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:
1. Del Mar Penguin Plunge
Join more than 1,000 swimmers bravely venturing into the ocean on New Year’s Day during the annual Del Mar Penguin Plunge. Participants will receive complimentary hot drinks and doughnuts and earn certificates for their daring plunges. The event starts at 11 a.m. by the main lifeguard headquarters on 17th Street.
2. Searsucker Del Mar’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and New Year’s Day Brunch
Searsucker Del Mar is offering a 4-course meal for New Year’s Eve featuring dishes that will only be offered during this special event. On New Year’s Day, Searsucker Del Mar will host a brunch with a special children’s menu.
3. Pacifica Del Mar’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
The Open Table 2015 Diner’s Choice winner, Pacifica Del Mar, is offering two dinner options to help ring in 2016, an earlier 3-course meal and a later 4-course meal.
4. Addison Restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
The award-winning Addison Restaurant is offering a grand 9-course meal on New Year’s Eve prepared by Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley.
5. Poseidon Del Mar’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
On New Year’s Eve, Poseidon Del Mar will be offering a 5-course tasting menu.
6. New Year’s Eve at L’Auberge Del Mar
Enjoy a 3-course meal by Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and live entertainment on New Year’s Eve at the L’Auberge Del Mar.
7. The Grand New Year’s Eve Party
TripAdvisor’s #1 luxury hotel in California, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, is holding The Grand New Year’s Party with live entertainment to ring in 2016 in true fashion.
From chilling dips in the beautiful Pacific Ocean, to superb meals at exquisite restaurants, there are myriad New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations taking place around Del Mar, which is yet another reason why it’s a remarkable place to call home.Dennis DeSouza on