The Best New Year’s Eve Livestreams To Ring In 2021
You will ring in the New Year unshowered and sitting in the exact same room you’ve been sitting in for the last 9 months. Is there a way to make this occasion glamorous, fashionable, and memorable? There are many ways! While we cannot attend the usual puking, crying, and blackout parties that we are accustomed to on New Year’s Eve this year, many of the best Bay Area entertainers and venues are still firing up San Francisco New Year’s Eve livestreams to extinguish the dumpster fire that was the year 2020.
Not all of these New Year’s Eve livestreams are ‘Midnight parties,’ many start much earlier in the day or evening. Some of them even end before Midnight, so you can dash from party to party like you did on New Year’s Eves in the Before Times when you were all hopped up on bath salts. Here are the best and brightest-shining New Year’s Eve livestream parties in the Bay Area performance scene to welcome what we hope will be a million-times-better-and-happier 2021.
NEW YEARS QUEENS: GOODBYE 2020
Hosted by Trixie & Katya, Bob the Drag Queen, and Alaska Thunderfuck, this 11-hour drag-stravaganza New Years Queens: Goodbye 2020 is going off three separate times for three separate international time zones. You can start your 11-hour New Year’s drag marathon at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., or 11 p.m. PT, and the epic lineup also features BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles, and a ‘ho lot of your other of your favorite iconic contemporary drag queen superstars.
Dec. 31 – 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. – TICKETS HERE, $49-$499
Jan. 1 – 10 a.m., TICKETS HERE, $49-$499
BEATS ANTIQUE 2021 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Trip-fusion electronica collective Beats Antique is performing a live, pay-what-you-can New Year’s Eve show. It’s a 60-minute performance intended to ring in the new year at your proper time zone’s midnight hour (11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. whatever your local time zone is) but you can also buy premium add-on personal live visits from Beats Antique members like Zoe Jakes!
Dec. 31, first show 8:30-9:30 p.m., last show 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. PT – TICKETS HERE, Free-$50
MISFIT CABARET PRESENTS NEW YEARS EVE
Kat Robichaud’s MIsfit Cabaret is throwing a DNA Lounge New Year’s Eve Party straight from that storied stage. Kat Robichaud always puts on an amazing show, and this NYE blowout will also feature Honey Mahogany, Jet Noir, Jonbenet Butterbuns, Christine Lee, and Polly Amber Ross. It’s free, but they ask you at least donate $5 (or more!), and ticket buyers will have two weeks to watch the show on demand at the Misfit Cabaret website.
Dec. 31 – 8 p.m., – 9:30 p.m. – TICKETS HERE, $5 and Up
BOOTIE MASHUP: NEW YEARS EVE 2021 ON TWITCH
Six of your favorite Bootie Mashup DJs in four different cities will ring in the new year for 13 separate time zones for the Bootie New Year’s Eve party. There will be a midnight countdown every hour on the hour starting at 1 p.m., PT, with Adriana A and Jupiter Gatling (1-5:30 p.m.), Airsun (7:30-9:30 p.m.), PDS MIX (9:30-11:30 p.m.) and Tyme (11:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Will there be “WAP” mashups? Probably quite a few!
DEC. 31 – 1 p.m.- 2 a.m. – FREE ON TWITCH
SPEAKEASY SF PRESENTS: VIRTUAL 2020 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Hey, remember that interactive 1920’s immersive theater show called The Speakeasy? It’s back in livestream form for New Year’s Eve! Plus the folks at Truffle Shuffle are teaming up with them to provide “Caviar, Truffles, Cheese and Charcuterie plus three of Sarah’s classic prohibition era cocktail mixers” to help you “dance the night away in the comfort of your own home to a live performance by The Speakeasy.”
DEC. 31 – 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., – TICKETS HERE, $95-$250
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH PINK MARTINI
Lounge legends Pink Martini will shake and stir your new year with Good Riddance 2020, “a special concert filmed in front of the 35-foot Christmas tree at Pink Martini’s World Headquarters in Portland.” The show will air at 12 Noon and 6 p.m. PT, and “will remain available to view for 48 hours after completion of the second broadcast.”
DEC. 31 – 12 p.m. and 6 p.m – TICKETS HERE, $15-$20
BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020
Fuckin’ Bobby will be joined by fuckin’ Don Was and fuckin’ Jay Lane for a New Year’s Eve jam that starts at 7 p.m so you know they’ll definitely still be up playing at midnight. Aging hippie Bill Walton will perform the midnight countdown!
DEC. 31 – 7 p.m. – TICKETS HERE, $19.99