New Year’s eve—it’s the biggest party of the year, on the very last day of the year. Except this year, it’s not just the end of the year, but the end of the decade. All across our great city celebrations will be taking place, from homes to clubs to arenas alike. So uncork those champagne bottles you have been saving (or other various sparkling wines), put on your dancing shoes, and go light a firecracker—it’s a party! Here are four of the best places you can visit for your end of the decade celebrations.
Classic Hollywood Roosevelt New Year’s Eve
If living the VIP life is your thing, head over to the Roosevelt hotel for an all-night New Year’s eve party that blends old Hollywood history with 21st century glitz. Features include some of the top DJs in Southern California (such as the EC Twins, Deux, and Mr. Fitz) playing across multiple rooms, a premium open bar, and Hollywood’s #1 Countdown Experience—the final minutes of the decade will be projected onto a LED WALL on the Tropicana Main stage. See and be seen at the Roosevelt to experience Hollywood in all of its glamour.
Location: The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Time: 8pm – 2am.
Tickets: $189 for GA. Click here for VIP and more.
Prohibition NYE at Union Station
Attendees will be transported back (or forward) to the roaring twenties, in this Prohibition-themed costume party. Taking place at the historic Union Station, the setting echoes a time when the champagne never stopped flowing, even if the law said it wasn’t supposed to. Luckily, you won’t have to worry about any alcohol restrictions at this New Year’s eve party. An open bar with specialty cocktails and champagne will keep guests imbibed until the midnight ball-drop. After that, Grammy-award winning DJ RAC will play an exclusive New Year’s eve set until the trains start running again. You could even take a train to get home—safe, responsible, and utterly adventurous! 20s costume attire is encouraged.
Location: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Time: Doors open at 9pm.
Tickets: $175 for GA, Click here for VIP and more.
Marina Del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Glow Party
A little more family focused (or for those with a pyro-technic bend) the Marina Del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Glow Party is the best event in LA to see New Year’s eve fireworks. Festivities include a family-friendly glow party featuring food trucks, DJs, dancing, and face-painting, followed by a waterfront fireworks display that outclasses some of the other, more well-known fireworks shows (looking at you Disneyland). You can even visit one of the many restaurants in the Marina for great dining and waterfront views. Or just plan ahead and get there early to snag a waterfront spot to watch the fireworks. And oh yeah, did I mention that it’s free?
Location: Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Los Angeles, CA 90292.
Time: Glow Party starts at 7pm. Fireworks start at 9pm.
Last entry on our list is another free one, but perhaps it really shouldn’t be. A blend of all the previous places on the list, N.Y.E.L.A. features family-friendly fun with amazing amenities and a stunning location. Taking place at Grand Park in DTLA, the event will have dancing, live music, food trucks, photo booths, and large-scale art installations. The midnight countdown will be projected onto City Hall itself, and the music won’t stop until well after midnight. Performing artists include the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and The Sinseers, while some of the many food trucks attending include Oaxaca on Wheels and Atomic Cafe. This is the largest New Year’s eve party on the West Coast. It’s fun for anyone and everyone. No alcohol, though—you have been warned.
Location: Grand Park, 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012.
Time: 8pm – 1am
By Aldo Moreno
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