Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve by eating a grape with each of the twelve chimes of a clock's bell during the midnight countdown, while making a wish with each one. Mexican families decorate homes and parties in colors that represent wishes for the upcoming year: red encourages an overall improvement of lifestyle and love, yellow encourages blessings of improved employment conditions, green for improved financial circumstances, and white for improved health. Another tradition is to make a list of all the bad or unhappy events over the past 12 months; before midnight, this list is thrown into a fire, symbolizing the removal of negative energy from the new year At the same time, thanks are expressed for all the good things during the year that is ending so that they will continue in the new year.

Mexicans celebrate with a late-night dinner with their families, the traditional meal being turkey and mole. Afterwards many people attend parties outside the home, for example, in night clubs.

Here is a list of delicious New Year's Eve Dinners around Playa del Carmen, and some hip parties to hit afterwards!

For $1000.00 mn, the Las Palapas hotel celebrates New Year's with a Special Fancy dinner!


Luna Blue Bar celebrates the New Year with live music from award winning artist Brent Parkin! No reservations needed, no cover charged! Don't forget to bring your swimsuit! Free champagne will be served at midnight!


What better way to celebrate than attend one of Playa's biggest, craziest bar!? Coco Maya presents many Dj's and Artists from around the world! Pre sale tickets are $35 USD and door tickets will be $45 USD. Get your groove on and get yourself down to Coco Maya Beach Club for one of the hippest parties!

To start off the right food, Coco Maya will be presenting Dj Wally Lopez on the 30th of December! You will not want to miss the most important Dj and Producer from Space Ibiza!


Let's Party Rockkk!!! Why not go down to Cancun to start of the New Year? The City and Shah Entertainement present Red Foo and the Party Rock Crew on the 31st! Definitely a party you will not be sorry to attend!

Not feeling the Cancun scene? No problem, Tulum is also hosting a hot party with Dj's! Only $20 USD ! No reservations needed!

Like all the other lively bars in Playa, Blue Parrot is also hosting a party. They present various artists including Hernan Cattaneo!!! Party starts at 10:00pm, and has no finish hour!!!

One of Playa del Carmen's most popular bars is hosting a huge New Year's Party!! The Dark Knight Rises show premier! No pre-tickets are required! But you may want to get some since it will be sure to fill up fast!!!!!


Who does not know David Guetta? One of the most popular Dj's, known for having done duets with some of the most popular artists such as Rihanna, Nicky Manage and many more! He will be hosting the New Year's Eve Party at Mamita's Beach Club! Be there!!!!

Here's another supper idea, Karen's offers the Buffet Fin de Ano for only $480.00 mn!


Mambo Cafe in Plaza Centro Maya offer open bar for only $200.00 mn!


More dinners to celebrate the end of 2012. Feeling a little fishy? SushiClub offers a selection of choices!

Fancy Dinner Chez Celine! French cuisine at its' finest!

Madre Tierra are also having a New Year's dinner special. Prices range from $110.00 USD to $130.00 USD and include a glass of sparkling wine, 12 grapes and amenities also.


For the French Cuisine lovers, Cocotte Cita has a special dinner for you with fancy foods! Only $1,100.00 mn!

Make your Reservations now at the Ula-Gula bar and Restaurant! 

Looking for something more upscale? Want to finish the year with a fancy dinner? Casa del Agua present a New Year's Supper for only $550.00 mn per person! Make your reservations now!!

Casa Adela give you multiple choices of dinners with full courses for good prices!


See what Xocolatier is cooking for New Years!


Tulum's Mezzanine present special performance by 20varos and DJ Muan! Only a $10.00 USD cover! An event you won't want to miss!

MOM'S BAR & GRILL ...where something good is always cooking...

Hola Amigos and Happy Sunday = Fun Day!!!

Come and join us to...

New Years Eve, December 31 & Christmas day, January 1

On both days we serve a Buffet with

Roast Beef & Pork Roast, 100 % Horse Radish, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Pasta Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Creamy Cole Slaw, Rolls & Butter and Desert.

175 Pesos/pp. Reservations are mandatory. Dinner is ready around 7:00 pm.

New Year's Eve Dinner December-31-2012

Welcome Shot Amuse Bouche

Lobster Chilpachole

Seared Bay Sacllops, French Onion, Crème Friache, Fennel, Roquefort Foam, Tartuffo Bianco Oil

Duck  Salad

Duck Breast Prosciutto, Manadero Arugula, Radiccio, Pear Bosch Smoked, Champagne Vinaigrette

Grilled  "Asado" Over  Mezquite Wood

Del Mar; Local Black  Grouper , Octopus, Caribbean Calamari , Jumbo Shrimp , Puerto Morelos Lobster De la Tierra; Rock  Cornish Hen,  Tizimin  Suckling Pig, Prime Rib Eye Steak , Valladolid Lamb Complements On the Side  & Sauces

Tomato with Basil Leaf, Black Peruvian & Pinto Beans Stew with Pancetta

Baby Corn on the Cob, Poblano Peppers & Panela Chesse Grilled Baby Roots Potato, Beet, Sweet Potato, Grilled Spring Onion Charred Green Tomato, Xcatic & Epazote Sauce

Gremolata Oil, Garlic  & Roasted Shallot Butter

Smoked Pasilla Chili and Demi Glace Sauce

Sweet Finale

 Tres  Leches Cake, Mini Panettone, Cold Souffle Dulce de Leche

 Petit Fours 

Cherry-Valrhona Bonbons


Ipanema's Brazilian Steak house host a New Year's Supper! Get a 50% discount by making reservations now!

Feeling Italian? The Ambasciata d'Italia Restaurant are also hosting a New Year's Eve Dinner! Make your reservations now!!


There are many ways to Celebrate the New Year's Eve in Playa del Carmen. Either you want to enjoy a nice relaxing dinner or Party into the early hours of the morning, you have more options that you can possibly think of!

Happy New Year's to all and may 2013 bring you joy and happiness!