Where's The New Year's Celebration, San Diego??

January 1, 2016

This is the first time we spent New Year's Eve/Day in San Diego since moving here in 2009 (with my family from the east coast no less), and we had no idea that there was not a live televised celebration akin to the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in New York City's Time Square. We were surprised and felt cheapened that the only televised New Year's event was just a replay of the east coast spectacular. Why is that? Based on my rooftop vantage point in Mission Beach, there was hardly a celebration at all. No SeaWorld fireworks, no giant street party, just some night club and boat bashes murmuring in the distance. The lack of any visual affirmation of the near year in San Diego was all too sad, if you ask me. We're better than that.

We are not trying to disrespect San Diego, or the west coast, in this post. We just feel like we all deserve better. There are monstrous Gaslamp street parties for Halloween, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, so why isn't there something akin to that to bring in the new year? I watched a video entitled Ringing In The New Year's Around The World, and then really felt like San Diego needed to step up its game.

So who's with me on this? Let's get something big and excessive going to ring in 2017. Let's take to the streets, blow off fireworks and party like it's 1999 when the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2017! Email us at NewYearsJip@SanDiegoVille.com to discuss.