New Years in Los Angeles: Ring in the New Year with a bang!

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Among many places to enjoy the ball drop and to welcome the dawn of the coming year, Los Angeles sure knows how to create a buzz among the party lovers. You can choose from an overwhelming list of activities ranging from a quiet and peaceful dinner to the crazy fireworks, bar crawling and concerts with drinks in your hands to bid farewell to the year. Celebrate the eve in reputed clubs, witnessing established traditions of parade and fireworks or go with the classics of countdowns while hopping bars. Leave us with the task to plan your evening and you worry about looking your best and taking your loved ones through any of the options this list provides to make your New Year’s Eve even more happening. 

1. Dance your way into the coming year in these Dance Parties and Concerts.

A. Grand Park NYELA: Witness the ball dropping from the comfort of your homes this year

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A country park in Los Angeles powered by the Music Centre hosts thousands of people in its open area to create a dancing vibe for the entire town. The most popular party to end the year promises impressive laser shows on the city hall tower with music by famous DJs and other artists’ performances as you participate in the epic countdown to welcome the new year. This party has now been shifted to the virtual broadcasting medium for the year 2021 with concern to the social distancing enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy the Television telecast of this reformed celebration from the comfort of your homes as you dive into the new year with the hope for a ‘back to normal’ – ‘whatever the normal be’.

B. Walt Disney Concert Hall: An artiste night to live through the music

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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The musical evening of the year hosted by this downtown construction echoes through the entire coming year. Such is the charm of Walt Disney Concert Hall! Home to prominent orchestras and opera shows, the hall enables you to spend your New Year’s Eve with talented crews and artists every year. Every year the line-up of performances for the dusk of the year resonates with some refreshing and artiste performers and performances for you to hail the new year.  Get your tickets for the diverse annual events like jazz nights, opera, contemporary music night and classical music night to live a calm and enriching time with tasteful music.

C. Prohibitions NYE at Union Station: Go retro with your ensemble

The Roaring Twenties at Union Station
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Hosting the iconic retro night to reminisce the ‘roaring twenties’, the Union Station remains a quintessential destination to greet the new year with a bang. Visit the place featuring an open bar to enjoy a night full of festivities adorned with DJs, theatrical burlesque and The Great Gatsby feels in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Up your costume and make up a game with those red lipsticks, fringes and bow ties to witness the ball drop at midnight. You can also avail a VIP table to enjoy the magnificent view from a stage-side spot. Book your tickets to enjoy some premium champagne and art extravaganza as you say ciao to the dawn of the new year.
Tickets: $ 175Time: December 31st 2020 to 1st January 2021 (9:00 Pm to 2;00 Am)
Address: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

D. Drive in concert at NOS Event Centre

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Among the many Drive-in events organised with concern to the Covid19 Pandemic, this drive-in rave or a concert organised at the NOS event centre is a unique and interesting way to celebrate the passing year and welcome the new year. Drive-in your cars to enjoy the amazing concert series by Insomniac Events featuring artists like Kiesza. You can book your car passes which will cover four of your friends and yourself. You can also buy alcohol and food items from the venue through mobile platforms. So, assign a designated driver and sing the year away.
Age: 18 and above ID required
Show Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: Starts from $ 200
Address: NOS Events Centre (689 S E St), San Bernardino, CA 92408


2. Dining options to enjoy a fine New Year’s Eve experience

A. Avalon Hollywood: Enjoy a gala time in this classy space

New Year Gala at the Avalon Hollywood
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The quintessential Hollywood club which stays open till 8:00 Am in the morning remains an iconic party host. It has been an epicentre featuring the rewarded lighting and sound for performances by The Beatles and many other legends. Enjoy your night inside two of its premium music rooms while you witness the countdown while sipping classic cocktails and the finest champagne. The restaurant also serves some great food amidst trance music. So, book your tables for this Hollywood giant and say cheers to the beginning of the upcoming year in style.
Address: 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028
Price for two: $ 100


3. Universal Studios Hollywood: A day full of Fun and Fireworks

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If anybody knows how to bid adieu to the passing year in the most fun way, it’s the Universal Studios Hollywood. Book yourself a day featuring ‘heart-pounding’ rides, beautiful views, live shows and performances to experience a roller coaster of activities with your friends as you shop for souvenirs, have drinks and food from the food trucks present inside the premises of this gigantic party. Stay till the midnight to enjoy a mesmerising display of fireworks as the ball drops here at the Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles.
Tickets: $ 109 per person
Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608


4. Marina Del Ray Celebration: give the new year a bright welcome with this glow party

Glow in the Dark Party at Marina Del Rey
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Move to the Burton Chase park when in a budget for the new year celebration. Los Angeles is one of the few cities to pull both a blurry cocktail night and the laidback night by the Pacific. The waterfront city, Marina Del Ray offers a family-friendly atmosphere to cherish the passing year and to greet the coming one. Experience the beachside party with live DJ, food trucks, photo booth, face paintings and live broadcast of countdowns from both East and West coast. The festivity plans to spread the glow of the coming year through a set of fireworks at 8:59 Pm and 11:59 Pm.
Address: 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Parking:$ 8 at lot #77, $ 4 at lot #4
Date: 31st December
Time: 7:00 PM – 12:00 Am


5. The Queen Mary: Bon Voyage to the passing year

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Board the historical Queen Mary from the Long Beach to cruise out for the voyage of a new year. Enjoy a gorgeous view of fireworks over the ocean waters as the ball drops at midnight. Book your stay for the entire night in the hotel overseas to fully live through the broad experiences of live DJ, themed events and a delightful buffet-all on the ocean waves.
Tickets: Start from $ 100
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802


6.  Disneyland: Have fun at the Happiest Place on Earth

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Spend the New Year’s Eve with your favourite Disney characters at the park here as it stays open till 2:00 Am to welcome the dawn of the new year. Witness the set of fireworks happening at both 9:00 Pm and 11:59 Pm among many other fun rides, dining and themed events organised inside the premises. Book your tickets and find a ride to your nostalgic times as you bid adieu to the passing year.
Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Tickets: Starts from $ 125
Ring in the New Year in style by doing any of the things mentioned above. You might also get lucky and not need tickets to view the gorgeous fireworks covering the Los Angeles skies if you can just find the particular spots outside perimeters of places where they organise these like Disneyland, beach sides and rooftop restaurants/clubs! With the ongoing pandemic, you can also attend or live through multiple virtual events broadcasted on the Television.

This post was published by Aditi Shree

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