Spend New Year’s Eve dining and dancing at these Southern California casinos

Spend New Year’s Eve dining and dancing at these Southern California casinos

Just like that, another year has come and gone.

If you have yet to decide how to say goodbye to 2022, Southern California casinos have you covered with many live entertainment and tasty food options. Some of the events and dining offerings require advance ticket purchase or reservations. Call ahead to ensure your event isn’t sold out and to inquire about resort room rates.

Here are some of the live entertainment and dining options being offered on New Year’s Eve inside Southern California casinos.

New Year’s Eve Parties

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City. 888-999-1995 or aguacalientecasinos.com.

Agave Caliente Terraza: Haute Chile and DJ Alpha will perform an outdoor set. The event will also have food trucks and outdoor bars. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets start at $20. 21-and-older.

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs. 888-999-1995 or aguacalientecasinos.com.

NYE Block Party: Expect fireworks, live music from Pop Vinyl and DJ Lady Kate, dancing, food trucks and more. 8 p.m. $35 in advance; $50 the day of the event; VIP Tickets are $100 each.  Anyone under 18-years-old must be accompanied by and adult 18-or-older.

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Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995 or aguacalientecasinos.com.

The Show: Come ready to dance into the new year with performances by Zowie Bowie, DJ Boba and DJ Carlos. 8 p.m. $40. 21-and-older.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. 800-827-2946 or fantasyspringsresort.com.

Fantasy Lanes Bowling Center: Spend the evening laser bowling with lights and music. The bowling center is offering a package that includes lane and shoe rental for up to six bowlers, a large one-topping pizza, one pitcher of soda and New Year’s Eve party favors. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $220. All-ages. Reservations required, call 760-238-5700.

Lit: Tre’sure will perform their R&B, funk and dance tunes. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Twelve: The band Steel Rod will perform hits from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Sublime and Metallica. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. 951-849-3080 or morongocasinoresort.com.

Retro ’80s Party: Bring your hairspray, tease your hair and break out the neon for this rockin’ ’80s-themed party. The property will have live ’80s music being played within several parts of the casino and various food and drink specials.

Sideline Stage: R&B singer Eevaan Tré will appear on the Sideline Stage across from Wahlburgers. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Front Desk Area: DJ Kid Jay, the DJ for George Lopez’s “Lopez Tonight” talk show on TBS and for the Los Angeles Lakers, will play a set at the valet area. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Good Times Café: Lara Ash and Inferno will perform a variety of covers at the Good Times Café. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Casino Morongo: The New Vibe, a new age, psychedelic funk band, will have you grooving into the New Year. 9 p.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. 877-711-2946 or pechanga.com.

Acorns Bar & 1882 Cantina:  The bar and restaurant will host live acts performing classic rock, pop and dance music. 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Free. 21-and-older.

Grand Ballroom: The casino will host a dance party in its ballroom with a performance by DJ Showtime. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $65-$100. 21-and-older.

Round Bar: The NYE balloon party is back with live music and a massive balloon drop. Free. 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 21-and-older.

New Year’s Eve Dining

Augustine Casino

84-001 Ave. 54, Coachella. 760-391-9500 or augustinecasino.com.

Café 54: A three-course meal with a starter choice of seafood bisque or arugula salad. Entrée choice of chicken chasseur served with sautéed garlic spinach; a grilled veggie stack served with grilled portabella mushroom, eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, feta cheese and toasted pine nuts; sautéed shrimp, crab meat and lobster, served with asparagus; or a 14-ounce prime rib served with bake potato, sautéed cremini and oyster mushroom, roasted cauliflowers, au jus, horseradish cream sauce. Dessert is a chocolate cheesecake served with sparkling wine or Pasmosa sangria. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $49.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. 800-827-2946 or fantasyspringsresort.com.

Fresh Grill Buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner: Options include oysters on the half shell, Norwegian smoked salmon, poached New Zealand Mussels, prime rib of beef, maple-roasted turkey breast, grilled-to-order New York steaks, seafood Mare Chiara, Teriyaki-glazed fillet of salmon with pineapple relish, baked chicken Bellagio with arugula and balsamic glaze. Desserts include a chocolate fountain, cakes, pastries and Bananas foster. 4-10 p.m. $44.99 adults; $34.99 children; children three and under are free.

Fresh Grill Buffet New Year’s Day Dinner: Options include New York strip steaks, braised pork, Osso Bucco, baked salmon filet with tomato-cornichon caper relish, barbecue St. Louis ribs, bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes with gravy. Desserts include the chocolate fountain, cakes, pastries and Bananas foster. 3:30-9 p.m. $44.99 adults; $34.99 children; children three and under are free.

POM: An 8-ounce filet mignon with a 6-ounce broiled Maine lobster tail paired with Boursin cheese whipped potatoes, baby carrots and French green beans. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $68.

The Bistro: A 16-ounce prime boneless rib-eye steak, a 7-ounce broiled Maine lobster tail served with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, porcini-Pinot Noir demi-glace and white truffle bacon butter. 5-11 p.m. $85.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. 760-751-3100 or harrahssocal.com.

The Café: The menu will feature signature items like a 10-ounce steak filet with lump crab, asparagus, béarnaise sauce and potato au gratin. $55.

‘Ritas Cantina: An 8-ounce grilled ribeye steak, jump shrimp al Mojo de Ajo, achiote marinated chicken, fajita vegetables, grilled cactus and grilled panela cheese. $55.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. 951-849-3080 or morongocasinoresort.com.

Cielo: Three-course meal includes a warm kale salad, a dinner for two with a 32-ounce Tomahawk ribeye, served with bone marrow, roasted Brussels sprouts and a gorgonzola twice baked potato. Dessert is a tuxedo chocolate cake with Grand Marnier cream. 5-11 p.m. Dec. 31. $185.

Fiesta Taco: Loaded nachos supreme with tortilla chips, cheese sauce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, and a choice of meat including el pastor, carnitas or chicken. 11 a.m.- 3 a.m. on Dec. 31 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Jan. 1. $11.99.

Good Times Café: Surf and turf filet mignon with lobster, asparagus, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, drawn butter, red wine demi, oven roasted herb Roma tomato and cheesecake for dessert. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on Dec. 31 and 11 a.m.-midnight on Jan. 1. $46.99.

Pit Stop Diner: Located next door at Casino Morongo, the restaurant has a three-course meal with a house garden salad, an entrée of braised beef boneless short rib served with red skin potato mash, glazed winter carrots, broccoli, crispy fried onions, red wine braising sauce and a dinner roll. Dessert is a Kahlua cream cheese pie. 11 a.m.-midnight Dec. 31 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Jan. 1. $32.99.

Spotlight 29 Casino

46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. 760-775-5566 or spotlight29.com.

Taproom 29: A surf & turf dinner served with carrots and broccolini over a potato puree. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 31. $29.95.

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