Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom

The 2020 event has been cancelled. We hope to hold the event in 2021.

Included with Reservation Purchase

The New Year's Eve Gala at the Catalina Casino includes a gourmet buffet dinner, dancing, one champagne split per person, party favors and the classic midnight balloon drop! A professional photographer will be available on the Mezzanine level to capture the moment.


The doors open at 6:45pm. Guests will be admitted into the Ballroom no more than 15 minutes before their reservation time. Guests arriving early may wait in the Marine Bar on the Mezzanine level, where seating, light entertainment and beverages will be available until 9pm. Dinner reservations for your table are accepted for 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30 pm. The buffet dinner will be available until approximately 9:15 pm and the band will perform until 12:30 am.  Menu items are subject to change and/or substitution without notice.

Regardless of the time of your reservation, tables are yours for the entire evening. 
Parties of 2: in order to keep the dance floor as large as possible, parties of 2 will be seated with one or more other parties of two. A limited number* of private tables for 2 are available on a first-come, first-served basis, at an additional charge.
Parties of 3 to 10: parties of 3 to 4 may be seated with other parties of two or more; parties of 5 or more** will be seated at individual tables. Parties of 11 or more**: will be seated at two or more tables next to each other.

All reservations must be accompanied with full payment, and reservations will be confirmed by email or mail.  Payment may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.


Reservations are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend after purchasing reservations, please notify us prior to the event by sending an email.  The name on your reservation can be changed to a friend or family member if you would like to gift them a celebration to ring in the new year on Catalina Island.


What is the attire?
For gentlemen a coat and tie is required, black-tie optional.  For ladies, evening cocktail wear to formal ball gowns. A coat check will be available throughout the event on the Mezzanine level.

Are children allowed?
Yes, however, the pricing is the same, regardless of age. 

What if I have a special diet?
All gluten-free and vegetarian items will be labeled on the menu and buffet. 

Where is my ticket?
There are no “tickets” issued for the event. Your reservation confirmation/name of your party will serve as your entry into the Gala. Your entire party must be present to check in as a group and to enter the event. Confirmation receipts are sent via email once a reservation has been made. 

More Questions?
For additional information, please call the Love Catalina Island at 310-510-1520 or send an email to