Questions We Frequently Hear

Do I have to be 21 to attend?

Yes. You Must Be 21 or over to attend. Do not purchase tickets if you are under 21 years of age as you will not be permitted entry and there are no refunds. Every attendee must have a valid photo ID & DOB.

What is the typical makeup of attendees?

The event typically attracts a mid-20's to early 40's crowd, but anyone over 21 years old is of course welcome. People travel in from around the country for the event, so the event has a nice diversity to it. There is typically a 50/50 split of singles and couples, as well as a pretty even split of women and men. There are multiple distinct party areas and types of entertainment so there is always something for everyone.

What is the dress code?

There is no formal dress code enforced, however, we want people looking their best. Creative, upscale attire is definitely encouraged! Gentlemen: range from club attire to black tie. Ladies: range from stylish cocktail attire to formal gowns.

The description says the event is all-inclusive. What does that mean?

The event includes all of your entertainment, drinks as well as food (depending on the ticket-type)!

Do you offer a designated driver discount?

Currently, we do not offer a designated driver ticket option or a discounted ticket option for non-drinkers.  We have many, many bars and hundreds of bartenders throughout the venue, and it's impossible for us to monitor who is drinking and who is not drinking.  We do offer unlimited non-alcoholic beverages throughout the night as well.

What is the refund policy?

Answer: Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable.

What Covid-19 restrictions will there be at the event?

The health and safety to everyone involved is the number one priority.  The risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Big Night San Diego will follow any and all restrictions issued by the City of San Diego, San Diego County or the State of California that are effective on December 31, 2021.

Prior to admittance to Big Night San Diego, ALL guests will be required to provide proof of one of the following:

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose)  OR

  • Antigen tests taken within 24hrs of this event  OR

  • PCR tests taken within 48hrs of this event

  • Home Covid Tests will NOT be accepted

Negative Test results must be dated, and time-stamped to gain entry into the venue. Proof must be a PRINTED copy of a negative test result or vaccination, or the original vaccination card.

Masks/Face coverings are required for attendees regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking, per the California Department of Public Health guidelines.

If you have any questions about our covid policy, please reach out to us at

This event looks exciting! How do I receive more information and updates?

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What is the layout of the event and seating arrangements and the difference between Main Event, VIP & Velvet Rope Tickets?

This is more of a reception-style event for the Main Event tickets - encompassing several of the Hilton's vast Ballroom Complex w/limited seating for the Main Event tickets to maximize event space and comfortable crowd flow. However, there are more open seating areas available in the VIP sections for the vast majority of the VIP's. If seating is of concern, VIP is the way to go. If you want to have reserved seating for your dinner, then Velvet Rope is the ticket you should purchase.

*Information subject to change without notice.