What to do on New Year's Eve 2019 in Mumbai
Maximum City is a great place to ring in New Year - read on to find a great way to ring in 2019: From parties & events to where to celebrate in the city for free.
Shake a leg at exclusive New Year's Eve parties in Mumbai
Curated menus. Offers on food & drink. The best DJs bringing you beats till you drop. Everyone in a good mood, saying bye to the year that was, and counting down to a new one. Yes, there's hardly a better way to greet 2019 than on the dance floor.
Location: All around Mumbai
Cost: Free, budget, or luxury
To make the most of your New Year's Eve experience, get the Insider.in Party Pass for ₹250 - which gives you ₹1000 off on any New Year's Eve event, and a host of other discounts and offers.
Watch Fireworks at Marine Drive and go partying at Gateway
There can be no better way of experiencing Mumbai's energy level than standing at the beautiful Marine Drive, waiting for the crowd to bring in some cheer, welcoming the new year in their own individual style and character. Experiencing Mumbai in ultimate celebration mode here and the Gateway of India promises a long night of fun, out in the open, watching fireworks with families and friends. Those who were at the World Cup 2011 finale nearby might get a bit nostalgic about that epic night, as well! To top all this off is music, food (from street food to 5-star hotels) and happy cheers giving all the right positive vibes for a prosperous new year.
Find specially curated menus
Pretty much every 5-star hotel, bar and club in Mumbai will host a party for New Year’s Eve (even if it doesn't brand it so!), with offerings for everyone - DJ music, unlimited food and drinks, special menus and more can be expected. Some parties have themes like specific attire and masks. While several of these events will be listed on Insider, you can expect pretty much everyone from your local Udipi restaurant upwards to join in this once-a-year celebration (alright, that might be an exaggeration, but you get the picture!). You can check out several dining experiences in Mumbai.
Location: At restaurants all over Mumbai
Cost: ~INR 200 - 10,000 (depending on where you go, and your appetite)
Go sailing off Marine Drive or Gateway of India
Did you know you could sail off Marine Drive? Knock this one off your 2019 bucketlist even before the year begins. What better way to spend New Year’s Eve evening, than by sailing this famed coast with the view of city sparkling in lights and fireworks? The Arabian sea will keep you enthralled for two hours.
Watch the stars from the world's biggest national park in a major city
Now here's something totally unique, for which you don't even need to head out too far. For those tired of the usual clubbing scenes, but too tired to head to a camp, can spend a night under the sky with an overnight camping trip at Sanjay Gandhi National Park gazing at stars and city lights. The stay in the tents can be further enhanced by organising tailor-made nature appreciation events like treks, slide shows, star gazing sessions by contacting the Nature Information Centre. Given that the camping will start from 5 PM, one can use the earlier half of the day exploring Lion/Tiger Safari as well as the ancient Buddhist caves at Kanheri, which gives people a stunning view of the city.
Looking for something sooner? There are several excellent getaways in and around Mumbai which you can explore here (and some in SGNP too!).
Channel your inner child at an Amusement Park
Too bad Adlabs Imagica, Esselworld and others have to shut shop at night... Well, not on 31 Dec! Most amusement parks will have several parties: So apart from several fantastic rides, venues will organize massive parties and live shows at this time - which make it a fabulous way to end 2018, especially if kids are involved. These venues offer a fun day out and a party after, with popular artists hosting the live shows. Some of these will be listed on Insider as well, soon. Insider is the ticketing partner for Adlabs Imagica - so you can get a ticket to that party (ft DJ Suketu!) here.
Cost: INR 1000 to 5000 per person
Stay Indoors and host an epic house party
If you're the type who prefers playing the host, there are several services to help you host an incredible party of your own. Feeling musical? Rent a karaoke machine! If your gang is the type who gets its kicks out of video games, you don't need to buy an expensive console, you can just rent one (and the games)! Or if you really want to class things up, skip the cheap booze from the neighbourhood wine shop and splurge on a bartender. Or, hey, you could rent a projector and make a movie night of it (or Netflix. Or Amazon Prime Video. Or YouTube... You get the picture).
Cost: Free to whatever your budget is!
Go on a Mumbai Pub crawl (hic!)
For those who like partying but don’t like to be tied at one event, join (or host!) a pub crawl - this is a great way to sample various cocktails and craft beers, make new friends, and meet some old ones and bring in the New Year. Plus, you get the best of all worlds. Insider highly recommends Lower Parel (where Kamala Mills - Todi Mills - Peninsula have several top establishments); Andheri West (the 'microbrewery district'); Colaba (where several tony pubs keep the party going next to some of the city's best-known attractions). Cheers!
Cost: INR 1000 – 5000 per person.
Just smile and wave(s), boys! Host a private house party by the shore
Want some privacy to their party? Make your new year party an exclusive one by renting a bungalow and organizing an epic house party at beaches near Mumbai like Gorai, Madh and Uttan. Party by the beach and watch a million stars. Don't worry about neighbours complaining of loud music at your house party when you can have your own secluded partying pad.
Can't wait? There are several excellent travel and camping experiences in and around Mumbai which you can explore here
Sounds good? Don't forget to get the Party Pass that will make your New Year's Eve even more awesome - pay just ₹250 and get ₹1000 off on any NYE event, along with a host of other discounts & offers. Buy it here.
Happy New Year and have an incredible 2019!
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