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Now that 2024 is almost upon us, many Angelinos are figuring out where they want to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There are some great events that happen every year. Some of us are looking for new traditions. Whether it’s a gourmet dinner, drinks, family-friendly fun or even fireworks, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Los Angeles area. Here are some local places where you can ring in the New Year with your friends and family:
New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini
Greg rarely goes out on New Year’s Eve, but he will be at this concert this year. Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes on vocals, will be returning for their annual holiday performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This “little orchestra” hails from Portland and brings their eclectic style to Los Angeles. It’s sure to be a fun way to celebrate the New Year. Learn more.
Marina del Rey Fireworks
Marina del Rey is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Glow Party at Burton Chase Park. It’s free admission for everyone at the Glow Party starting at 7:00pm with live DJs, food trucks and fun activities for the family. Then, you can stick around for one of both of the incredible fireworks displays, with countdowns starting at 8:59pm (for the East Coast ball drop) and 11:59pm. If you want to avoid the park crowds, the fireworks can be viewed from just about anywhere in Marina del Rey, including the wonderful waterfront restaurants. Learn more.
LA Zoo Lights
We previously mentioned the LA Zoo holiday “Animals Aglow” light experience as a great Christmas activity. It is open through January 7, so you won’t want to miss out. This year, they will also be having a special dinner and dessert option for New Year’s Eve. Learn more.
Travel back in the past as you turn the calendar forward. Prohibition NYE is celebrating its 10th year in Los Angeles. It will be hosted at the Art Deco landmark Union Station and will feature a night of music, dancing and entertainment inspired by the Roaring Twenties. There will be live music and DJs, along with specialty cocktails and champagne. You’ll definitely want to see the 60-foot midnight ball drop that is becoming a West Coast tradition. Learn more.
Three blocks of Downtown LA will be closed off for this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park sits in between the Music Center and City Hall, which will be lit up with a stunning countdown projection. There will be DJs and live bands, as well as food trucks and other activities. Just note that this is meant to be a sober celebration with no alcohol permitted or sold in the park. It may be a nice alternative for those looking to celebrate NYE with the kids. Learn more.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials
Many of LA’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars will be hosting special New Year’s Eve dinners and, in many cases, extended celebrations well past midnight. We recommend checking with some of your favorite places to see what they offer. Otherwise, here’s a great list of ideas from TimeOut.