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Although Palm Springs is not famous for any massive annual New Year's Eve celebration, this beautiful city is still a nice escape from LA's crowds. For the greatest night of the year, many local establishments offer themed celebrations that vary annually. That being said, we still have some general recommendations and suggestions that might be helpful while planning a getaway to the Playground of the Stars.
Firstly, when booking a room in a hotel, ask whether they are throwing any NYE party—maybe you won't have to search for further options. Another great idea would be going to the N Palm Canyon Drive loaded with bars and restaurants, which often have special menus at this time of year.
If you're interested in specific venues, consider the famous Indian casino resorts—Agua Caliente or Fantasy Springs in the nearby Indio—these usually throw some crazy bashes on December 31. Also, other resorts in the Palm Springs area provide NYE packages. Check out Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells or La Quinta Resort & Club. The lovers of old-school rustic setting would love to celebrate at Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown.
Anyway, countless smaller and bigger NYE parties spring up yearly in Palm Springs. So you'll have to double-check to see what's actually available this season.