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Gathering In Gratitude is your New Year’s Eve Artist-led Mega Party in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz at the Dragons gate. Play, relax, and party down in our new riverfront performance arts center, as artists from diverse communities create our brightest New Year.

New Years Eve Celebration- Gathering in Gratitude

Artist Led Mega Party

Proceeds benefit local emerging artists from diverse communities, so welcome in 2024 knowing you’re doing something good and making the world a better place for all of us.

Our location is in the heart of downtown, next door to a spacious 500-spot parking garage.

All Membership levels include at least one ticket to the event, so check them out as another way to support our artists!

Check Out Our NYE Artist LINE UP:

With two live bands:
La Familia de La Calle
A Tour through Latin music, blending rhythms of salsa, cumbia, bachatta, reggae, reggaeton, and, ska.

Internationally acclaimed Afro-Samba-Funk
+ the Sambadá Dancers and Raices do Brazil Capoeiristas

Also Featuring:
Circus of the Moon
Midnight Aerial Performances
+ big screen video journey and additional pop-up treats
Your MC: Gregory Speed Sr.

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Fashion, Film, and Music in our Mic Drop! Theater

In our Mic Drop! Theater, you’ll find room to delight, discover and restore: take a break from the heat, come in and chill as we present:

Inside Out/Outside In: an evening of interactive conversation, film and fashion, all hosted by local artists

Meet the Artists Behind the Beauty--Body Paint and Artist Conversations with model/producer DaJohn Dewitt and body positive artist/activist Brenda Leach

Fabulous Fashion Walk featuring emerging artists from diverse communities, hosted by Fashion Model and Prideteenth Fashion Party Producer DaJohn Dewitt


Selected Sets by Local Musicians and Spoken Word Artists to fill your senses

New Year's Visualization Meditation and Sound Bath with Sound healer Erica Valentine to take you through to Midnight…

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LIVE MUSIC  in the Lobby All Night

Hosted by Genet Sais Pas

Live looping musical experience featuring synthesizers, drum machines and multi-instrumentation with Composer/musician Keeva Ivester and friends


Sultry Midnight Grooves with ElectricTomcat
Relax and be moved by the smooth music provided by local DJ Tom Michael aka Electric Tomcat

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Event Details

December 31st - January 1st

Doors Open 8:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, GMT-08:00)

18 & over please, 21 & over to purchase alcohol


Please purchase tickets at the highest price you can afford: This is a fun-d raiser!.

Tickets are limited! Get your tickets now:

$30 Low Income (limited quantity, sales end 12/14)                                $40 Early Bird (limited quantity, sales end 12/21)

$50 General Admission                                                                               $75 Reserved Seat

$200 Reserved mini table for two ($100/person)

$500 VIP Reserved mini table for two ($250/person)
Our very best VIP Reserved table for two either in the front row or in the skybox.
Includes table service, snacks, drinks, and dessert delivered to your table.

Also includes the special VIP experience.

$1000 VIP Reserved table for four ($250/person)
Our very best VIP Reserved table for four in the skybox.
Includes table service, snacks, drinks, and dessert delivered to your table.
Also includes the special VIP experience.

$20 Artist (application required, please email

For Reserved Seating, please use of the Buy on Map option to select your own seats.

For table seating, you must buy all seats at the same table.

For General Admission Seating, do not use the Buy On Map option.

Public safety protocols will be in compliance with local guidelines at the time of showing.

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