Rather than just ringing in the new year, hotels, and restaurants and theaters held parties with themes.
El Encanto held a Mad Men-themed party.
The Great Gatsby inspired a party and performance by the Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada on State Street in Santa Barbara.
A burlesque show attracted a line out the door at Seven and Kitchen on Helena Avenue in the Funk Zone.
And the Canary Hotel invited all would-be prom king and queens to dance the night away under the stars surrounding the roof-top pool. Behind the DJ, a projector showed the prom photos of Hollywood stars, some who actually took the crown in high school like Will Farrel.