Looking for things to do for the 2018 New Year? Check out our updated list of 2018 New Year's Eve events in Greater Palm Springs.

Watch out, Times Square! Greater Palm Springs is teeming with both laid-back and wild 2017 New Year’s Eve events at various top-notch locations, and this upcoming holiday is destined to be a stellar end-of-the-year celebration with exciting and creative festivities across the valley. From La Quinta to Palm Springs, these are a few of our favorite bashes where you’ll want to mingle, pop champagne and toast to a promising year ahead in our famous oasis.

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Spa Resort Casino | Palm Springs

You will find the crème de la crème of NYE 2017 events in the oasis at Spa Resort Casino. The celebration is destined to be unforgettable—and everyone’s invited. The exciting casino resort in Downtown Palm Springs is ringing in the New Year in a grand way. Free to the public, the outdoor block party will have more visual stimulation that the oasis sees in a year! In addition to various multi-media presentations, fireworks and a spectacular countdown, The Village People will take the stage at 10:30 p.m., and notable LA DJ Dense will play tunes in an expansive outdoor dance floor.

Food and drink vendors and kid-friendly attractions will also enhance the festivities. Upgrade your experience with a $35 general admission seating to see The Village People or buy a $75 Premiere VIP Pass that includes a preferred seating area, outdoor VIP Lounge, commemorative pin, two complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and party favors.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club | Palm Springs

If you are feeling like bringing in 2017 in a “very” different way, consider an out-of-this-world New Year’s at Ace Hotel & Swim Club as the hotel calls on some super-sentient friends to celebrate. Presented in association with Spaceland, Mel Shimkovitz and Autre Magazine, Pie Town’s Supertemporal Southwestern Sock Hop is a two-day, multidimensional desert ceremony which means it is going to get weird. Think poodles wearing skirts instead of poodle skirts. This can’t be explained, just experienced.

The Living Desert | Palm Desert

Start 2017 with a roar and celebrate at The Living Desert’s Mildly Wild New Year’s Eve Party. With an East coast countdown, party goers at the wild animal park get in on an early New Year’s celebration with a special performance by Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra. Don’t forget to wear your best cheetah print party outfit.

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Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa | Indian Wells

Want an elegant New Year’s Eve? Head to the Crystal Ballroom at one of the oasis’ most elegant resorts, the Renaissance Indian Well Resort & Spa, for their New York New Year's Eve Dinner Dance & Celebration. Start the evening with a cocktail reception, then enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner before watching the New York Times Square live ball drop celebrated with a toast. Dance the night way until 11 p.m.

And that's not all! More New Year's Eve celebrations in Greater Palm Springs await.