New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve or Año Nuevo in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico

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happy-new-year-currier-ives-2A hand-colored lithograph published by Currier & Ives in 1876.

In Spain New Year’s Eve is called La Nochevieja, or víspera de Año Nuevo. New Year’s Eve is a night to party and welcome in the New Year, and visitors who want to avoid the downtown bar scene will find there are several elegant soirees scheduled at area hotels. For locals, it’s a day of food and celebrations. My favorite are the incredible fireworks displays to usher in the New Year, as well as the tradition of the twelve grapes. Médano Beach has the best fireworks show—it can be viewed from area bars and restaurants like Mango Deck and Baja Cantina—but visit any area neighborhood and you’ll see children setting them off.

As to the grapes, it is a Spanish tradition to eat 12 of them very quickly—before the clock chimes twelve times at midnight—to ensure good luck during the ensuing twelve months. Each represents a wish. On New Year’s Day, leftovers are once again the staple for residents. If you’re visiting, I recommend an afternoon of bowl games and pub grub at one of the downtown sports bars.

Here is a list on LosCabosGuide of several options for
New Years Eve Dinners, Parties and Celebrations in Cabo San Lucas.