The Best New Year's Eve Parties in Los Angeles 2016-17

Top New Year's Eve Parties & Events to Ring in 2017 in Los Angeles on Any Budget

Above SIXTY, the rooftop pool bar at the SIXTY Beverly Hills hotel
••• Above SIXTY, the rooftop pool bar at the SIXTY Beverly Hills hotel. Courtesy of Sixty Hotels

From huge street parties to black tie events, club parties and family-friendly events, Los Angeles, with all its diversity has a New Year's Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. Here are some of the biggest and best New Year's Eve parties in LA this year.

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This information is for December 31, 2016

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES IN HOLLYWOOD - WEST HOLLYWOOD - BEVERLY HILLS

CONTROL Early NYE  at Avalon

On Friday, December 30th, CONTROL will be starting the New Year weekend right with four premiere bars as EDMs finest play at the historical, two-story AVALON theater - listed as this year's "Best Dance Club" by LA Weekly.  
When: December 30th, 9:30pm to 5am  
Where: Avalon, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $20 and up  
Parking: There is a paid parking lot next to the Avalon and one across the street next to Capitol Records. If you find a spot on the street at a parking meter be sure to read the signs before heading into the club.
Age Limit: 19+
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Hollywood VIP Pass 

Club crawls have become all the rage in Hollywood, with a single ticket getting you past the velvet rope at multiple clubs. This New Year's Eve the VIP Club Crawl get's you VIP access to 3 to 5 Hollywood New Year's Eve club parties within walking distance of each other.

The number of clubs depends on which ticket you buy. Some packages include a full dinner. Clubs include Outpost, Couture, Egyptian Theatre Courtyard (see Cleopatra party below), Confession, a bonus club to be named, and after-hours party TBA (12-4 am).
When: 9 pm to 4 am; check in by 11 pm.
Where: Check in at  1640 N Cahuenga Blvd at Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets: Tickets are $119-395 per person depending on options and when you buy the tickets. Group packages available.
Food: no
Parking: Various lots and valets
Age Limit: 21+
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The Hollywood NYE Block Party 

This is another multi-venue club craw where the venues are all on one block of Hollywood Blvd. They include Project nightclub, The Study speakeasy-inspired lounge and Eva Longoria's Beso restaurant and its upstairs Estate Room lounge. Your ticket gives you access to all three venues with DJ entertainment, party favors, a champagne toast and three hours (until midnight) of premium open bar for general admission or five hours of open bar (until 2 am) for VIP.
When: 9 pm to 2 am; check-in 6-10 pm.
Where: Check in at Project Los Angeles - 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028:
Tickets: $59 and up GA, $80 and up VIP. Couple and group rates available.
Food: not included
Parking: Various lots and valets
Age Limit: 21+
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The Hollywood NYE Pub Crawl 

This one really is a pub crawl. Your ticket gives you access to drink specials at multiple locations along Hollywood Boulevard with no cover.


When: 7 pm to 2 am; check-in 6-10 pm.
Where: Check in at The Outpost - 1624 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028:
Tickets: $20 and up. Group rates available.
Food: not included
Parking: Various lots and valets
Age Limit: 21+
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Cleopatra's New Year's Eve Ball at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood 

The classic theater's courtyard will be tented and heated, and multiple indoor rooms will extend the Egyptian theme. DJs will be spinning Top 40 and hip-hop mash-ups to a giant LED light show. A balloon drop and confetti blast will mark the new year.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA, Enter at 1625 N. Las Palmas
Tickets: $59-125 General Admission, $110 (early bird) and up VIP, table and cabana packages available
Food: Food stations throughout venue, open bar, separate premium open bar for VIP ticket holders
Parking: across the street at Hollywood & Highland $2 for 2 hours (must be validated at Hollywood & Highland), $15 max, limited street parking.


Age Limit: 21 and up
Info and Tickets
Hotel: Compare rates at hotels near the Egyptian Theatre

Massive New Year's Eve at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood 

There will be seven top DJs at this classic movie palace that hosts the footprints of the stars.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Tickets: $39-100 General Admission (cash bar), $75 (early bird) and up VIP (5 hours premium open bar), group and table packages available
Food: no
Parking: at Hollywood & Highland $2 for 2 hours (must be validated at Hollywood & Highland), $15 max, limited street parking.
Age Limit: 21 and up
Info and Tickets
Hotel: Compare rates at hotels near the Chinese Theatre

NYE at The Argyle Hollywood 

Another Roaring 20's Gatsby-themed party with a little Vegas thrown in at The Argyle Hollywood, with DJs playing open format, hip hop, and top 40 and hosted premium bars on three levels.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: The Argyle Hollywood, 1600 N. Argyle Ave (at Selma), Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets: $100 and up
Food: Tray-passed appetizers
Parking: nearby lots, street
Age Limit: 21+
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Resolution Black and White New Year's Eve at Couture

Black and White New Year's Eve will take over the main room and heated patio of this Hollywood club  with 4 DJs playing R&B, hip-hop and top 40s, and a 5-hour VIP open bar. Black and white attire required. Ties preferred.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Couture Nightclub, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $55-100 GA open bar, $69-125 VIP open bar
Food: No
Parking: nearby lots, street
Age Limit: 21+
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Gatsby's House NYE at W Hollywood 

This Roaring 20s, flapper-themed party spills across multiple indoor and outdoor venues at the W hotel with DJs spinning top 40 and open format.
When: 9:30 pm to 1:45 am
Where: W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles California 90028, entrance adjacent to Delphine Restaurant.
Tickets: $100 - $125 premium open bar, $125-150 VIP, couple a group rates available
Food: On-site restaurants
Parking: Valet, street, nearby lot
Age Limit: 21+
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NYElectric at W Hollywood Rooftop

This is a separate party at the W hotel's upscale rooftop club and poolside lounge with 4-hour hosted bar.
When: 10 pm to 2 am, (9:30 will call)
Where: W Hollywood Nightclub & Rooftop Lounge, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $149 - $249 premium hosted bar, couples and table rates available
Food: The hotel restaurants are part of the other party, but there are plenty in the neighborhood.
Parking: Valet, street, nearby lot
Age Limit: 21+
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New Year's Eve at Sound Nightclub 

Sound x L'affaire Musicale x Ouija Entertainment present Kidnap Kid / Moon Boots NYE.
When: 10 pm to 4 am
Where: Sound, 1642 Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $48.35-79.25
Food: no
Parking:  Street, private lot
Age Limit: 21+
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Avalon NYE  

Consecutively following CONTROL on December 30, is a New Year’s Eve celebration in which AVALON will host an extended EDM set, from open to close. 
When: December 31st, 9:30 pm to 5 am  
Where: Avalon, 1718 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Tickets: $80 and up  
Parking: There is paid parking lot next to the Avalon and one across the street next to Capitol Records. If you find a spot on the street at a parking meter be sure to read the signs before heading into the club.
Age Limit: 19+
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Bow Tie NYE at Tiffany's on Vine

Dress to shine at this more intimate restaurant/club party with two rooms of DJ music and an interior open air patio across from the Redbury hotel and Avalon nightclub at Hollywood and Vine. Midnight champagne toast is included. Dinner is available for an extra charge.
When: December 31st, 9:00 pm to 3 am  
Where: Tiffany's, 1718 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Tickets: $40 and up  
Parking: There is paid parking lot next door and one across the street next to Avalon. If you find a spot on the street at a parking meter be sure to read the signs before heading into the club.
Age Limit: 21+
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Le Jardin NYE Party 

The garden setting is the unique selling feature of this Hollywood club right next to Lure nightclub, both run by Sunset Entertainment. General Admission tickets include a 5-hour open bar, party favors, dancing to a DJ and live midnight countdown. VIP admission, which is just $10 more, gets you a separate, supposedly shorter line to get in. In case you just want to check out the venue, there's a separate ticket for guests arriving after 12:30 am.
When: December 31st, 9:30 pm to 5 am  
Where: Le Jardin, 1430 N Cahuanga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Tickets: $89 GA, $99 VIP, $39 after 12:30 am, group discounts and table options available. 
Parking: Valet, pay lots, the ArcLight garage.
Age Limit: 21+
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Sayer's Club NYE Party 

This popular live music venue is joining in the DJ scene for New Year's Eve. Champagne toast included at all ticket levels. There's a separate ticket for guests arriving after 12:30 am.
When: December 31st, 9 pm to 2 am  
Where: The Sayer's Club, 1645 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90030 
Tickets: $39 GA (cash bar), $69 GA (open bar), VIP $79 (open bar +VIP entrance), $10 after 12:30 am, group discounts and table options available. 
Parking: Valet, pay lots, street.
Age Limit: 21+
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Classic New Year's Eve at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Celebrate the arrival of the new year dancing to 10 DJs around the Hopper-painted pool and in three other music areas at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Five-hour open bar, access to three areas and party favors is included with general admission. VIP tickets include an additionalparty area with a private DJ and upgraded party favors. Hotel room packages are available.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Hollywood Roosevelt,7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA (entrance from the back off Hawthorne)
Tickets: $110-169 General Admission, $169 and up VIP, group and table packages available
Food: On site restaurants require separate reservation
Parking: Limited valet at hotel, additional parking at Hollywood & Highland $2 for 2 hours (must be validated at Hollywood & Highland), $15 max, limited street parking.
Age Limit: 21 and up
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New Year's Eve at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City

Just over the hill from Hollywood and Beverly Hills is a NYE dinner dance geared toward the over-40 crowd who don't want to brave the Hollywood craziness. Tickets include a three-course dinner and dancing to two live cover bands.
When: December 31st, 7:30 pm to 12:30 am  
Where: Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 
Tickets: $79-119 includes dinner. Cash bar.
Parking: Free
Age Limit: 21+
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NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES IN WEST HOLLYWOOD/BEVERLY HILLS

New Year's Eve at Blind Dragon

Ring in the new year with a little karaoke mixed with your DJ dancing at this West Hollywood venue that mixes the aesthetics of an Asian opium den and prohibition era speakeasy. All tickets include premium open bar.
When: 10 pm to 4 am
Where: Blind Dragon, 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: $79.99 & up GA open bar, $89.99 VIP, table packages available 
Food: no
Parking:  Street, nearby lots
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
Hotel: Compare rates at West Hollywood hotels

Diamond Ball NYE at Penthouse|Metropolitan

The twin mega-club Penthouse | Metropolitan is having a huge party hosted by hip-hop star Lil Uzi Vert. DJs will be spinning open format, top 40, EDM, and Hip Hop in two rooms with 5 bars and a midnig. Admission includes party favors and a champagne toast. (Note: they oversold tickets last year and not everyone with tickets got in, so get there early.)
When: 8 pm to 3 am
Where: Penthouse, 652 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: GA $65 and up, VIP (skip the line) $85 and up
Food: no
Parking:  Street, private lot
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets ​
Hotel: Compare rates at West Hollywood hotels

Suite '16 New Year's Eve at SkyBar at The Mondrian

Details are still being finalized, but The Mondrian in West Hollywood will be back with a party to ring in the new year with a view across WeHo and Beverly Hills. 
When: 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: (2016 TBA) GA $99, VIP $125 including open bar from 9 am to midnight, various table packages available
Food: no
Parking:  Street, valet, nearby lots
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
Hotel: Compare rates at The Mondrian

Bootsy Bellows New Year's Eve

This West Hollywood club - themed in honor of actor David Arquette's 1960s pin-up-girl mom - is putting its signature weirdness on NYE with burlesque dancers and marionette puppet shows in addition to a DJ spinning top 40, hip hop, and house music. Five-hour premium open bar and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Bootsy Bellows, 9229 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets: GA $89 and up, VIP (private room access) $99 and up, group and table offers available
Food: no info
Parking:  Street, various lots
Age Limit: 21+
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Hotel: Compare rates at West Hollywood hotels

Rooftop Midnight Kiss NYE at the Sixty Hotel

Ring in the New Year with a view of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills from Above SIXTY, the rooftop pool bar at the SIXTY Beverly Hills hotel just off Rodeo Drive. tickets include five-hour premium open bar.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Above SIXTY Beverly Hills, 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tickets: $150 GA, Couple and group bottle packages available. 
Food: No
Parking: Hotel valet, nearby garages, and street
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
Hotel: Check rates at SIXTY Beverly Hills

New Year's Masquerade Ball at Sofitel Beverly Hills

The Night of Elegance New Year's Masquerade takes over the Ballroom at The Sofitel Beverly Hills, which is located in the heart of Beverly Hills and is directly across the street from the Beverly Center. The festivities kick off at 9 PM and will continue all night with top local DJs spinning hip-hop, house, 80s & 90s music, live entertainment, and plenty of spirits to get you in the spirit. 
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Sofitel Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tickets: $49 and up GA, $100 and up VIP open bar, table reservations available 
Food: No
Parking: Valet with VIP Tickets, nearby lots, and street
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
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Midnight Toast New Years at Riviera 31, Sofitel Beverly Hills

Also at the Sofitel Beverly Hills is Midnight Toast New Year's Eve at Rivera 31 restaurant, lounge and patio. There will be two rooms of DJ music, party favors and a midnight countdown.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Sofitel Beverly Hills (inside Riviera 31) 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tickets: $49 and up GA (cash bar), group and table reservations available 
Food: No info
Parking: Valet, nearby lots, and street
Age Limit: 21+
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NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN LA

N.Y.E. L.A. at Grand Park + The Music Center 

LA's biggest NYE celebration in Downtown LA is free.  Guests will enjoy three stages with music in a range of styles, with some of LA’s top DJs and local bands and a spectacular interactive and innovative LA-centric countdown to midnight with 3D digital mapping on City Hall. It takes place in the three-block Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles between City Hall and the Music Center along with adjacent city streets (from Temple Street to 2nd Street and from Grand Avenue to Main Street). 
When: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: Grand Park, 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and adjacent streets
Tickets: Free
Food: Food vendors will be spread around the event streets.
Parking: $10 in Lot 17 at Olive and First Streets (enter from Olive Street), check grandparkla.org for additional parking lots, information about rideshare options and details on how to reserve parking.
Metro: Red or Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park station or the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Note:  The Temple Street exit will be closed prior to the event and will re-open at 11:45 p.m. to accommodate departures. The 1st Street exit will be open during the event.  Metro service runs 24 hours on New Year’s Eve with free fares from 9 pm-2 am
Age Limit: all ages
Info: grandparkla.org
Hotel: Compare rates at Downtown LA hotels

Prohibition NYE at Union Station

Prohibition New Year's Eve will take over the Main Concourse and surrounding patios at Union Station with a roaring 20s theme. So don your best fringe and feathers for this Art Deco extravaganza with premium bar, live jazz, DJs burlesque dancers, and a custom 60-foot ball drop at midnight.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $150
Food: no
Parking: $20 valet at Union Station
Metro: Red or Gold Lines to Union Station
Age Limit: 21+
Info: prohibitionnye.com
Hotel: Compare rates at Downtown LA hotels

New New Year's Eve Luau at Clifton's

Four levels of South Seas fun awaits at Clifton's Republic (Clifton's Cafeteria) in Downtown LA.Tickets range from Beachcomber, which includes a bottle of champagne per two tickets, and live entertainment. The Flying Clipper Class Luau includes a full Polynesian Buffet and reserved seating. Upgraded seating is available with the First Class Flying Clipper. A select few can purchase the Ali'l Royalty Suite with a private tiki bar and extra perks. 
When: 8 pm to 32 am
Where: Clifton's Republic, 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tickets: $75 and up
Food: Buffet from 8-11 pm for Luau ticket holders
Parking: Street, nearby lots
Metro: Red or Blue Lines to 7th Station at Flower (4 blocks)
Age Limit: 21+
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New Year's Ball at The Edison

The New Year's Ball at The Edison in Downtown LA is a Cabaret Ball featuring live music and performances by aerialists, stilt walkers, and a host of gifted Eccentriques in LA's favorite transformed power station. Ticket does not include drinks or food, but includes a midnight champagne toast.
When: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: The Edison, 108 W. 2nd St, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $100
Food: available for purchase.
Parking: $20 valet at Union Station
Metro: Civic Center, Pershing Square or Union Station
Age Limit: 21+
Info: edisondowntown.com
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Minimal Effort NYE

On December 31st, Minimal Effort will premiere their biggest festival to date. Set within the three staged, indoor-outdoor LA Center Studios, Minimal Effort will ring in the New Year with 24 DJs and 10 hours of EDM music. 
When: 4pm to 2am 
Where: 1201 W 5th St Ste T110, Los Angeles, California 90017
Tickets: $50 and up 
Parking: nearby lots, street
Age Limit: 21+
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New Year's Eve Boogie's House Party at The Reserve

Chandeliers and glass floors are the backdrop for two rooms of partying at The Reserve in Downtown LA. Tickets include snacks, party favors, champagne toast and a gift back for the first 100 guests.
When: 4pm to 2am 
Where: The Reserve, 650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90017
Tickets: 99 and up, group and table packages available 
Parking: nearby lots, street
Age Limit: 21+
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Get Real (Claude Von Stroke & Green Velvet)

Factory 93 celebrates 2017 with its very first New Year’s Eve party in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with some of EDM's best underground DJs playing into the early morning. 
When: 9 pm to 4 am
Where: 1756 Naud St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $50 and up 
Parking: nearby lots, street
Age Limit: 21+
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New Year's Eve at Breakroom 86

I can't say it's one of the biggest NYE parties in LA, since Breakroom 86 isn't very big, but this Koreatown party at the Line Hotel is one of the most intriguing, accessed down a kitchen hall, through a secret door behind a retro vending machine. The DJ will be spinning open format Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and Mash-Ups. Tickets include party favors and a champagne toast. Table options include a couple private karaoke rooms. 
When: 9 pm to 4 am
Where: 1756 Naud St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $69 and up 
Parking: hotel valet, street
Age Limit: 21+
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NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS IN THE BEACH CITIES & SOUTH BAY

Santa Monica New Year's Eve Pub Crawl

New Year's Eve pub hopping on Main Street in Santa Monica. Your ticket entitles you to timed drink specials and priority entry at participating bars, but you may still have to wait to get in if a bar is at capacity. You must check in by 10 pm.
When: 6 pm - 2 am
Where: Circle Bar, 2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tickets: GA $20 and up
Food: No
Parking: Street
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
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MMXVII NYE at V Lounge

Three DJs, lots of space to mingle, champagne toast and party favors at Santa Monica nightclub, V Lounge.
When: 9 pm - 2 am
Where: 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tickets: GA $25 - 50, Premium open bar $100, tables available
Food: No
Parking: Street
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
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Ocean Sixteen NYE Party at 41 Ocean

Guests can bring out their inner Rat Pack and ring in the New Year, Vegas Style at this usually members-only club. This all-inclusive ticket includes open premium bar, music by DJ Myster-E, live entertainment, party favors, countdown, champagne toast, photo booth, complimentary appetizers from 8-10 pm and more.
When: 8 pm to 2 am
Where: 41 Ocean, 1541 Ocean Ave. Ste 150 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tickets: GA $50 in advance & $75 Regular Price for Members, and $75 in advance & 120 Regular Price for Non-Members, and includes Open Premium Bar, party favors, champagne toast. Table and Bottle Service also available.
Food: Tray-passed appetizers
Parking: nearby lots, street, valet
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
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Magicopolis' New Year's Eve Party

Put a little magic in your New Year - the slight of hand kind- at Magicopolis in Santa Monica. In addition to the "Escape Reality" show, you'll learn a few magic tricks, enjoy soft drinks, popcorn, hats and noisemakers, a champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight and a souvenir bag of magic tricks to take home. 
When: 9 pm 
Where: 1418 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA  90401
Tickets: $65, check Goldstar for discount tickets
Food: Pizza - cheese, veg or pepperoni
Parking: Street, Santa Monica Place Mall, other public lots nearby
Age Limit: All ages
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Venice Beach New Year's Eve Bash

One big DJ party crosses two venues at the Venice Ale House and The Rose Room in Venice. 
When: 9 pm - 2 am 
Where: Venice Ale House & The Rose Room, 2 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291
Tickets: GA $25-60, group discount (2016-17 TBA)
Food: No
Parking: Street, beach lot
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
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Hermosa Beach New Year's Eve at Pier Plaza

This is a free outdoor dance party with the Lou Giovannetti Big Band and double countdowns for East Coast and West Coast New Year. Visitors are encouraged to come early for dinner at the local restaurants.
When: 8 pm to 12:30 am (2016-17 TBA)
Where: Pier Plaza at the Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA
Tickets: Free
Food: Restaurants will be open
Parking: various lots
Age Limit: all ages
Info: www.hbchamber.net
Hotel: Search for Hermosa Beach hotels.

Marina del Rey New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration

Marina del Rey has a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration at Chace Park where you can watch the CNN live broadcast from Times Square in New York on a big screen with the ball drop at 8:59 pm followed by a 10-minute fireworks show and another countdown and fireworks show at midnight.
When: 7 pm to midnight, 9 pm and 12 am fireworks 
Where: Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA
Tickets: Free
Food: Restaurants will be open
Parking: $8 in County lots #77 and #4 at 13650 and 13500 Mindanao Way.
Age Limit: all ages
Info: visitmarinadelrey.com/events/, (310) 305-9545
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A Gatsby New Year’s Eve Celebration in Manhattan Beach

An evening of Roaring Twenties-themed fun, featuring burlesque dancers, a DJ and gaming tables including blackjack, poker, roulette and craps. Guests will be treated to passed hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar throughout the event, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Shade will also have an exclusive VIP area available for bottle service reservations starting at a 2 bottle minimum. Upon arrival, attendees receive $100 in gaming chips, which may be used at the game tables to win tickets for entry into a raffle for prizes. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire.
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Shade Hotel, 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Tickets: $75
Food: Passed hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar
Parking: $40 for valet parking, $25 for hotel guests, nearby lots
Age Limit: 21+
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Glow (Sober) NYE at the Space in San Pedro

This sober party with futuristic EDM theme, sponsored by the Beacon House residential recovery program, takes over The Space in San Pedro, proving that in the future, people can ring in the new year with music, dance, food and fun, even without alcohol. The glow-in-the-dark event includes music in two rooms, a 17-foot ps4 screen with multi-player competitions, food and beverage stations and a midnight balloon drop.
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The Space, 624 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731 
Tickets: $8
Food: for Purchase
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Blazing 7th Annual New Year's Eve at Carson Center

A casino-themed DJ dance party where every guest receives $1,000 (no cash value) in chips to play for fun prizes like movie tickets and restaurant gift cards. Appetizers and champagne toast included. Cash bar.
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Carson Center (East Wing), 801 E. Carson St, Carson, CA 90745 
Tickets: $65, Table rates available
Food: Appetizers
Parking: Free
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
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NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS ON CATALINA ISLAND

NYE Gala at the Casino Ballroom in Catalina Island

A classic black tie optional New Year's Eve Gala evening with a full band, dancing, gourmet buffet dining, champagne, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight.
When: 7 pm to 1 am
Where: The Casino Ballroom, Avalon, Catalina Island, 90704
Tickets: $185 per person
Food: Full buffet dinner, free split of champagne, full bar
Parking: no need in Avlalon, parking available at boat/ferry terminals in Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach or Dana Point
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets at www.CatalinaChamber.com/nye
Hotel: Catalina Hotels still available at www.CatalinaChamber.com or by calling 310-510-1520.  Hotel packages with boat transportation and gala tickets are available. 

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Note: Alcoholic beverage service stops at 2 a.m. in Los Angeles. Parties that continue past 2 a.m. serve only non-alcoholic beverages after this time.

Don't Drink and Drive

The AAA usually offers Tipsy Tow service on New Year's Eve. If you're too intoxicated to drive home, you can call for a Tipsy Tow and the driver and car will be driven home up to 7 miles for free. Beyond 7 miles the driver will be charged for the tow. Passengers are on their own. Call 1-800-400-4AAA.

If you don't have a designated driver, consider taking the Metro. Rides are free on New Year's Eve from 9 pm to 2 am.

You might also consider catching a ride from Uber or another rideshare app. I'm not convinced that they're more economical than a standard taxi when demand is high, but it's easy to book and pay with a smart phone. Beware, however, that Uber's rates skyrocket during busy times, so make sure you read the rate you're agreeing to before you book. LA City Cab also has an iPhone app, but I think it's only for booking, not paying.

Note: LA venues are notorious for getting their event information out at the last minute, so if there's a specific party you're looking for, it may not have been announced yet. Most of these happen every year, so I'll leave last year's info and link up until the new info is available.

This information was accurate at the time of publication. Please check with venues for the most current information.

Here are the top New Year's Eve parties happening in Orange County, CA this year. I'll post more as they come up.

If you manage one of these events and want to update a listing, email me.

This information is for December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve at Knott's Berry Farm

If you want to celebrate the new year with the kids or teens, or just want to ring in the new year away from the heavy partiers, Knott's Berry Farm might be a good bet.

The theme park is putting on a family friendly count down, using the 200 ft Sky Cabin as the ball drop, with fireworks at midnight. DJs and live music will keep it festive at Calico Square. There will also be a family-friendly comedy and magic show. The full line up of Knott's Merry Farm activities will also be going on that day, so you can go early and get the full park experience.
When: New Year's Eve, 10 am to 1 am
Where: Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA
Tickets: $44 and up online advance (plus 5.99 fees). $75 gate. Save a few dollars with Goldstar.
Food: Buffet at Spurs Restaurant 4-9 pm for an additional charge
Age Limit: all ages
Info and Tickets
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A Midnight Kiss for New Year's at Wyndham OC

A Midnight Kiss for New Year's at Wyndham OC promotes itself as the most romantic New Year's party in the OC. The event features three party rooms and an open bar, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.

Room specials available.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Wyndham Orange County, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Tickets: $89-$140, Couples tickets and tables available
Food: No info
Parking: hotel parking
Age Limit: 21 and up
Tickets & Info
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GIANT New Year's Eve Party        

A fun party with hundreds of people dancing to a variety of music by popular DJ Sweat and live band featuring Yvette Cooke (Yvette was a former singer in Rose Royce known for "Car Wash).

There will also be mixer games and Supper Shuffle to help people make new friends throughout the evening. Ticket prices include noise makers and plenty of free parking in large lot at Hotel Fullerton. Discounted hotel rooms starting at $109 with special customer code.
When: 6pm to 1am
Where: Hotel Fullerton (formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel), 1500 S. Raymond Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831
Tickets: Dinner, ice-breakers & dance (6 pm-1 am):  $65 advance or $75 at door. Dance only (8 pm-1 am):  $39 advance or $50 at door
Food:  Dinner includes chicken entree, salad and dessert (vegetarian option available with advance order)
Parking:  FREE parking in large lot at Hotel Fullerton
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
Hotel: Hotel Fullerton (discount rates starting at $109  Call 714-622-4977 for special discount code)
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First Night in Fullerton

First Night in Fullerton is an all ages, alcohol-free street party in Downtown Fullerton with 4 stages of live entertainment, bounce houses, rides, zip line, carnival games, food and midnight fireworks.
When: 7 pm to midnight.
Where: Harbor Blvd, Pomona Ave and Wilshire Ave in Downtown Fullerton, CA
Tickets: Free
Food: for sale
Age Limit: all ages
Info: http://www.cityoffullerton.com/residents/community_events/first_night_in_fullerton.asp
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Lemon Drop New Year's Eve in Irvine

The Lemon Drop Club hosts it's New Year's Eve Party for people over 40 this year at the Hilton Irvine Hotel Ballroom. It includes a buffet dinner from 8 to 10, dessert and coffee island after 10. Free champagne toast. $10 corkage to bring your own wine. Special room rate.
When: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: Hilton Irvine Hotel Ballroom, 18800 MacArthur, Irvine, CA 92612,
Tickets: $115 and up, open bar pass $50
Parking: $10 self, $15 valet
Food: Buffet included
Age Limit: 40+
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Orange County Block Party in Newport Beach

One ticket gets you access to two or three trendy clubs in Newport Beach - Bosscat Kitchen, TEN and Envy Lounge - and include party favors and a champagne toast. General admission tickets include Bosscat and Ten and can be purchased in cash bar or open bar variations.

VIP tickets include all three clubs and can also be purchased as cash bar or open bar options. 
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Wyndham Orange County, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Tickets: $29-49 GA, $49-79 VIP
Food: No info
Parking: hotel parking
Age Limit: 21 and up
Tickets & Info
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New Year's Eve Yacht Party in Newport Beach

Ring in the New Year on the water on an elegant 130 foot yacht. Three levels of partying with DJs playing Hip hop, dance and top 40 and premium open bar. Book early, as this event sells out.
When: 8:30 pm to 1 am. Boat leaves the dock at 9 pm, so don't be late.
Where: Ambassador Yacht, 2901 West coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Tickets: $189 GA
Food: Appetizer buffet court
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets
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NYE Gala at the Montage Laguna Beach

A Gala evening in the Grand Ballroom and Courtyard including passed appetizers, a four-course dinner with wine pairings and more with music provided by The Shadowboxers with special guest Kenny Loggins. 
When: The Loft, 8-10 pm dinner, live music till 1 am. Studio 8 pm reception, 9 pm dinner
Where: Montage Laguna Beach
Tickets: $795-$1195 depending on distance from the stage.
Food: 4-course dinner, passed appetizers, cheese display
Age Limit: 21+
Info: www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/new-years-eve/
Reservations: (949) 715-6420

NYE at The Loft or Studio at the Montage Laguna Beach

Both The Loft and Studio restaurants at the Montage also have New Year events with 5-course chef's tasting menus. They both have live music and a midnight toast. The party at Studio also includes a pre-dinner reception, cocktails, wine pairings, and dancing. 
When: The Loft, 8-10 pm dinner, live music till 1 am. Studio 8 pm reception, 9 pm dinner
Where: Montage Laguna Beach
Tickets: The Loft - $200 adults, $60 children 4-12; Studio $475 per person
Food: 5-course dinner
Age Limit: all ages, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Info: www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/new-years-eve/
Reservations: (949) 715-6420

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Medieval Times New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year old school with a medieval jousting match followed by dancing to a DJ with a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop followed by a continental breakfast.
When: Dinner 5:30 - 10 pm, Character Celebration 5:30 pm - 1 am (2016-17 TBA)
Where: 7662 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA 90620
Tickets: Adults $70.95 and up, kids under 12 $36.95, check Goldstar for discount tickets.
Food: Four-course medieval dinner
Age Limit: all ages, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Reservations: www.medievaltimes.com/buenapark

NYE Dinner Buffet and Character Celebration at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

The PCH Grill at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel is offering a New Year's Eve Character Dinner Buffet followed by a party in the Pacific Ballroom with a midnight toast and balloon drop. A special Children's Buffet is provided for the kids.
When: Dinner 5:30 - 10 pm, Character Celebration 5:30 pm - 1 am
Where: Paradise Pier Hotel
Tickets: $75 adult, $25 kids 3-9
Food: buffet
Age Limit: all ages
Reservations: (714) 781-3463, info

New Year's Eve at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will have extended hours and activities for Disneyland Christmas Fantasy to allow theme park visitors to ring in the new year with The Mouse and other resident characters. Disneyland will add a special midnight fireworks show in addition to the usual 9 pm Fantasy in the Sky fireworks, as well as a couple added entertainment and dancing options.

(2016-17 TBA) Disney California Adventure will also be giving guests a sneak peak at their new "Frozen Fun," which opens officially November 7. “Olaf’s Snow Fest,” “For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” and “Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome” throughout the day on December 31. There will also be live bands on 4 stages and free party hats and horns. World of Color will run 3 times, and there will be a special fireworks show over Paradise Pier at midnight.

Disney California Adventure will close at 1 am and Disneyland at 2 am.

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New Year's Eve Voyage on the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary in Long Beach hosts its annual New Year's Eve party all over the ship. For the entry of 2017, the celebration will highlight classic movie themes. Your ticket includes admission, fireworks and access to all the party areas. 
When: 8 pm to 2 am. Dinner reservations from 5 pm.
Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802, at the south end of the 710 Freeway, on the water.


Tickets: $99, $199 VIP, room packages and meal supplements are available, check Goldstar for discount tickets.
Food: Food is available for purchase in all restaurants (Reservations are required), plus additional food offerings throughout the ship..
Parking: $20 general, $30 valet
Age Limit: 21 and over
Info: www.queenmary.com
Hotel: Hotel specials on the Queen Mary. Within walking distance is also the Hotel Maya.
Queen Mary Visitors Guide
CHILL Winter Fun at the Queen Mary

New Year's Eve on Pine Avenue

New Year's Eve in Downtown Long Beach is a three-block street party along Pine Avenue with a dozen bars and dancing to bands with multiple headliners on three stages right through West Coast New Year and on to 2 am. At midnight, you can see fireworks off the Queen Mary from the waterfront.
When: 8 pm to 2 am on Pine Avenue
Where: Pine Ave from 1st to 4th Street
Tickets: $40 online or at Federal Bar in Downtown Long Beach before Dec 25.

After that $50 online or at the gate.
Food: Food vendors and restaurants will be open
Parking: various lots
Age Limit: All ages
Info: downtownlongbeach.org
Hotel: Downtown Long Beach Hotels.

Early New Year's Eve on Rainbow Harbor

Before the ticketed event on Pine Avenue, there's a free family-friendly party on the waterfront with music and activities culminating in 9 pm fireworks celebrating New Year on the East Coast.


When: 5-10 pm (2016-17 to be confirmed)
Where: Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach
Tickets: Free
Food: Food vendors and restaurants will be open
Parking: various lots at the Aquarium, the Pike, Marina Green, Shoreline Village, meters
Age Limit: All ages
Info: downtownlongbeach.org
Hotel: Downtown Long Beach Hotels.

Bang on the Bay NYE on the Grand Romance Riverboat

Cruise around Long Beach Harbor and watch the fireworks off the Queen Mary from the decks of the Grand romance riverboat with its state-of-the-art dance floors on three levels and DJs playing top 40s. 500 capacity. Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
When: 9 pm - 2 am, boarding begins at 9, boat leaves at 11 and returns at 2 am.
Where: Grand Romance Riverboat, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 (near the Aquarium)
Tickets: GA $50 (2016-17 TBA)
Food: No
Parking: Pay garages or lots at the Aquarium, the Pike or shoreline Village, metered street parking
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
Hotel: Downtown Long Beach Hotels.

Long Beach Pier Pressure Fireworks New Year's Eve Cruise

Take the Catalina King Yacht out onto the bay in Long Beach to watch the fireworks off the Queen Mary with 400 other partiers. The event takes place on 3 decks with 5 DJs spinning in two rooms.

 
When: 9 pm - 1 am
Where: Catalina King Yacht, 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802 (next to the Queen Mary.
Tickets: GA $59-125, VIP $119 and up, group and table tickets available.
Food: No
Parking: Pay lot near the dock by the Queen Mary
Age Limit: 21+
Info and Tickets 
Hotel: Downtown Long Beach Hotels

Speakeasy Fireworks Long Beach New Year's Eve Cruise

Take the Catalina Duke Yacht out onto the bay in Long Beach to watch the fireworks off the Queen Mary with 200 other partiers dressed for the Roaring 20s. Despite the 20s theme, DJs will be spinning House and open format music. 
When: 10 pm - 1:45 am, check in 10 pm, boarding 10:30 pm, cruise 11 pm - 1:45 am.
Where: Catalina Duke Yacht, 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802 (next to the Queen Mary.
Tickets: GA $59-125, VIP $119 and up, group and table tickets available.


Food: No
Parking: $20+ Pay lot near the dock by the Queen Mary, parking will fill up, so arrive early
Age Limit: 21+
Dress Code: Semi-formal to formal
Info and Tickets 
Hotel: Downtown Long Beach Hotels

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