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30+ Free Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Saturday, December 31, 2011 - All Day | Cost: FREE

How about a New Year’s Eve resolution to spend $0… Can it be done? You bet! From bars with free champagne toasts, to midnight hikes with epic views, to late night dance clubs, to fireworks, there’s plenty to do all over the Bay Area on December 31, 2011 without spending a dime.

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FuncheapSF’s Best New Year’s Eve Bargains for 2012

San Francisco New Years Eve Fireworks Show | 2012
Ring in 2012 with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city is once again hosting a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. | FREE | December 31, 2011 | Midnight | Embarcadero

Sierra Club New Year’s Eve Midnight Hike & Fireworks | SF
Welcome in 2012 by exploring some of San Francisco’s best walkways and vistas. Be prepared for some steep climbs and descents and many stairs. Stay after the hike to enjoy the midnight fireworks show. | FREE | December 31, 2011 | 8p | Ferry Building

1984 New Year’s Eve | Mighty
Club 1984 is throwing a free New Years Eve Party at Mighty with free party favors, a free champagne toast at midnight, and free admission all night.  Celebrate the New Year with two dance floors of non-stop ’80s music and video DJs. | FREE | December 31, 2011 | 9p

Bubble Bonanza New Year’s Eve & Free Drag Show | Cafe Flore
Ring in the New Year under the stars, a cascade of a million bubbles, DJs, and two Drag Shows at Cafe Flore. Count down at midnight with party favors and free Korbel champagne toast and other drink specials. | FREE | December 31, 2011 | 10p

New Year’s Eve on a Yacht: Free Party & Open Bar | SF
According to a Craigslist posting our ever-trusting Funcheap researchers found, a company has rented a160 person party boat with open bar and they want to give out 10 free passes to random strangers if you can come up with a compelling reason why you should be there. Remember to keep your wits about you… this is Craigslist after all. | FREE | December 31, 2011 | 9:30p | Fort Mason

Free Rides Home on New Years Eve | Free Cabs, Free Tows, Free Muni
December 31, 2011 | All Night

There’s no reason to drive home drunk on New Years Eve when Muni is free all night (8pm to 6am), AAA is offering free “Tipsy Tows” for you and your car (even if you’re not a AAA member) and the “Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home” program provides nearly 500 free taxi rides home for revelers in Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco from 10 pm on Friday, December 31, through 4 am.

Details: Free Taxi Rides Home | Free Muni Bus Rides | Free AAA “Tipsy Tow” | Free Downtown Oakland Bus

Full List of 75+ fun New Years Eve 2012 Events that are $40 or less – https://sf.funcheap.com/2011/12/31/

A Complete Listing of Funcheap’s
Free New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve 2012
December 31, 2011

….for Cheapskates | FREE EVENTS

…to Rock Out | LIVE MUSIC 

…to dance your ass off | DJ / DANCE PARTIES

… a bit different | UNUSUAL / QUIRKY NEW YEAR’S EVE

…for the children | FAMILY FRIENDLY

…for heavy drinkers | BOOZE & BEER

…for the low key crowd | A QUIETER NEW YEAR’S

… for laughs | COMEDY Ha-Ha-Happy New Year

… for staying close & stumbling home | NEIGHBORHOOD BARS
Plus we’ll be adding more free events as we get closer to 12/31/11
» See More New Year’s Eve 2012 Events of all kinds…

Funcheap’s New Year’s Eve Sponsor: Mighty
1984 New Year’s Eve
Free All Night | Free Champagne Toast at Midnight
– Saturday, December 31, 2011 (9p-2a)
– Mighty, 119 Utah St. SF
In appreciation of all your support over the years, 1984 is throwing their second annual free New Year’s Eve Party, with Two Dance Floors of Non-Stop 80’s music. | FREE with RSVP | 21+

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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