Ring in the New Year in Calaveras

With so many great options in Calaveras, you are bound to find a couple ways to say farewell to 2023 and welcome in 2024 with its opportunities and hopeful expectations. In Calaveras, we want to celebrate with you whether it’s with a quiet dinner or live entertainment or dancing the night away…Cheers!

Arnold Area – 

Sequoia Woods

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Sequoia Woods Restaurant I Dec. 31st I Dinner served 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm with additional Chef’s specials.  Live music from The Fabulous Off Brothers 9:00 pm to 12:30 am.  Reservations are required, so make sure to call 209-795-1000 ext. 1. Enjoy a beautiful view and lovely ambience among the pine trees plus incredible food and delightful service!

Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Celebration @The Lube Room I Dec. 31st I 9:30 pm to 1:30 am I Dance in 2024 with live music by The Star Dogs.    

New Year’s Eve Eve @ Howards Mystic Saloon I Dec. 30th I 8:00 PM I Avery, CA Check out their Facebook page for more information

Calaveras Big Trees State Park by Dave Bunnell
Calaveras Big Trees State Park North Grove in Winter | Dave Bunnell

CALAVERAS BIG TREES: First Day Hike – North Grove Area  I January 1st | 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

Hikers can experience a snowshoe-guided hike through the park’s North Grove. Snowshoes will be available to borrow, and the first portion of the program will be an introduction to how to snowshoe. Explore a scenic overlook and the North Grove area on this easy to moderate hike.  The North Grove is historically significant, and hikers can enjoy a mixed conifer forest community.  Visitors will walk among the world’s largest trees and have the opportunity to spot winter wildlife. he hike is about 3 miles and lasts between 2 – 3 hours, so be sure to bring water and snacks, dress in layers, be prepared for rain, and wear good hiking shoes.  Stop by the Jack Knight Hall “Warming Hut” to enjoy a hot beverage and warm fire.

Angels Camp – 

CAMPS Restaurant, Angels Camp, Calaveras County

New Year’s Eve Party at CAMPS Restaurant I Dec. 31st | Angels Camp, CA
Ring in the New Year in style at CAMPS Restaurant featuring To book your reservation online, click here. Call for more information or to make reservations 209-729-8181

Miner’s Lounge I Dec. 31st I Angels Camp, CA Opens at 12:00 pm and DJ Rick Lyons will start the party at 8:00 pm!

Angels Camp Museum & Historic Downtown Angels Camp Celebrate the New Year by taking a look into the past. The Angels Camp Museum houses exhibits that tell the story of how Angels Camp came to be and artifacts from families that still call Angels Camp home. Walk the unique Hop of Fame in picturesque downtown lined with one of a kind family-owned and operated shops and restaurants.

Bear Valley –  

New Year's Eve Bear Valley
Fireworks on the mountain

Start the party early by getting out on the slopes or sledding down your favorite hill in Bear Valley. Or, maybe take an exhilarating trek on a snowmobile ride from Bear Valley Adventure Co. With over 65 miles of trails, it’s an awesome New Year’s adventure! Afterwards, Bear Valley Resort will start celebrating with live music by The Star Dogs from 1:30 to 4:30, and then Jill and the Giants will continue the party at 9:00 PM. Make sure to stick around for the beautiful fireworks celebration at midnight!

Copperopolis – 

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing @ Verona 18 I Dec. 31st | Copperopolis, CA

Play a round of golf at The Golf Club at Copper Valley in the beautiful, mild temperatures of a Copperopolis winter. Then, make sure you make reservations for dinner, dancing, and ringing in the New Year at Verona 18 who will be serving delicious appetizers, an upscale buffet, incredible desserts, and, of course, champagne! Live music starts at 9:15 from Zero Gravity featuring Kerry Tweedy. Make reservations now by calling 209-783-9500, email, or visit them at And, why not make it a true celebration, and book a room at the gorgeous, dog-friendly, Gateway Hotel. Located right in the middle of Copper Town Square, this hotel will pamper you during your stay here in Calaveras.

Mokelumne Hill –

Hotel Leger Saloon
Hotel Léger’s Saloon | Photo: Rick E. Martin

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing @ the Hotel Leger I Dec. 31, 2023 I Mokelumne Hill, CA The beautifully decorated Hotel Leger will be featuring a New Year’s Eve dance party with live music by the award-winning Rusty Rockers Band performing songs across most of music’s genres. The Hotel Leger will be serving a New Year’s Dinner, so check their Facebook page often for menus and reservations.

Murphys –

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dancing at The Murphys Historic Hotel I Dec. 31st | Murphys, CA
The beautiful restaurant at the Murphys Historic Hotel will be offering an incredible special New Year’s Eve menu as well as their regular menu.  Party in the bar afterwards with the DJ from 9:00 to 12:30 and ring in 2024 with a champagne toast! Reservations are highly recommended.  Call 209-728-3444 for more information.

New Year’s Eve Music & Dancing at Murphys Irish Pub I Dec. 31st | Murphys, CA
Ring in the New Year with the folks at the Murphys Irish Pub and live R&B and rock & roll music from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm ( cover).  The Pub will have their regular menu available in case you get hungry. Call 209-890-3350 for more information, check out their Facebook page @murphys_irishpub, or go to their website

San Andreas –

Fourth Wall Entertainment @ The Met I Dec. 31st I Historic downtown San Andreas

A very special NYE four-course meal with wine pairings, followed by the charming, short play “Dinner For One”, and live music entertainment from the local trio, AmaZE!

Dinner For One” tells the story of the elderly Miss Sophie sits alone at the table because she has outlived all her male guests. Butler James assumes the role of each “guest” to toast Miss Sophie with champagne, wine, port and so on throughout the meal. Roaring 20s costumes encouraged! Tickets & more information

From all of us throughout Calaveras, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2024.