The Best New Year's Eve Parties Near Los Angeles 2018-19

From mammoth street parties to black tie galas, club parties and family-friendly events, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas have a New Year's Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. We have you covered with the biggest and best parties happening on December 31st, 2018 around the city of angels.

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

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Avalon Hollywood

On NYE the two-story Avalon theater hosts DJ Markus Schulz. Known as "the unicorn slayer" for his magical ability to keep the dance floor pumping all night, the Miami-based spinner returns for an encore performance after earning rave reviews last year. Avalon touts that it is the only club in Hollywood that stays open until 8 a.m. and offers multiple V.I.P. areas. 

When:  10:00 p.m. 
Where: 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Tickets: $60.00 and up.  
Age Limit: 21.

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The Hollywood NYE Pub Crawl

Why limit the party to just a single location? This annual pub crawl gives attendees a map to the multiple locations participating along Hollywood Boulevard. Tickets include drink specials at each bar and no cover charges.  
When: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.; check-in from 6:00 p.m. to 10:0 p.m.
Where: The crawl starts at The Rusty Mullet. 1708 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028 ​

Tickets: $18.00 and up. 

Age Limit: 21.

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Cleopatra's New Year's Eve Ball

Located at the iconic Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, this themed party whisks guests back in time to the days of the Pharaohs. The multiple indoor rooms and heated courtyard make for a glam backdrop as DJs spin Top 40 and hip-hop mash-ups synced to a giant LED light show. A balloon drop and confetti blast will mark the new year. Food stations are placed throughout the venue, and there is a separate premium open bar for VIP ticket holders. 

When: 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: 1625 N Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Tickets: $59.00 and up. VIP tables and cabana packages available.

Age Limit: 21

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Gatsby's House NYE

This Roaring 20s themed party sprawls across multiple indoor and outdoor venues at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Famed DJ, Dr. Coolwhip, will play Top 40 and open format tunes while guests can gamble (for fun) at the casino night featuring blackjack, roulette, and craps tables. Complimentary flapper party favors and a VIP photo booth will help make for a picture-perfect end to the year. 
When: 9:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Where: 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles California 90028. The entrance is adjacent to Delphine Restaurant.
Tickets: $159.00 and up. 
Age Limit: 21.

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NYElectric at W Hollywood Rooftop

Another party at the W Hotel located at the upscale rooftop club and poolside lounge. Guests can partake of the 4-hour hosted bar and hit the dance floor. There are seating options for inside the club or for a more chill vibe, rooftop cabanas with an epic view of the city.  
When: 9:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. 
Where: 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Tickets: $129.00 and up. V.I.P. tickets are available for the premium hosted bar, couples, and reserved tables. 
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 $20.00 more, gets you a fast pass to skip the line to get in. For those that like to make a fashionably late entrance, there's a $39.00 ticket option for guests arriving after 12:30 am.
When: 9:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 1430 N Cahuanga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. 
Tickets: $89.00 and up. 
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, like EC Twins, Deux Twins, Mr. Fitz, and Blvck Magic Family. The music plays around the Hopper-painted pool and in three other music areas at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Five-hour open bar, access to three dance floors and party favors come with general admission. VIP tickets include an additional party area with a private DJ and upgraded party favors. Guests can avoid the commute home by booking a special one-night hotel room package.

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028. Enter from Hawthorne Avenue.

Tickets: $200.00 and up. 

Age Limit: 21

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New Year's Eve at the Sportsmen's Lodge

Just over the hill from Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Studio City, this is a dinner and dance event that's geared toward the over 40 years of age crowd. Tickets include a three-course dinner and dancing to two live cover bands, The Skyline Band and the Doc Rock-it Group. Couples and singles are welcome, and all taxes and tips are included in the entry fee. 
When: 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Where: 12833 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.  
Tickets: $99.00 and up. It is a cash bar.
Age Limit: 21.

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New Year's Eve at SkyBar

The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood is home to the famed SkyBar, known for its stunning views and stylish decor. The event begins at 9 p.m. with a complimentary hour of an open bar. Guests can listen to the beats of Top 40, Hip Hop, and House while hitting the dance floor with epic vistas of nearby West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Free champagne and noisemakers to ring in the New Year are provided. 
When: 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Tickets: $104.00.
Age Limit: 21. 

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

A family-friendly gathering located in the center of downtown, Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. enters its sixth year.  Music and dancing will be on two stages, but the main attraction is 3-D a digital video projected on the side of the City Hall building with an integrated light show. Food vendors will be spread out around the event streets offering an assortment of cuisines. To avoid getting stuck in traffic for hours, consider taking the metro to the party. Metro service runs 24 hours on New Year’s Eve with free fares from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 
Tickets: Free.
Age Limit: All ages. 

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Prohibition NYE at Union Station

Prohibition New Year's Eve transforms the iconic Union Station, its main concourse and the surrounding patio gardens, into a Roaring Twenties-themed celebration. So don your best fringe and feathers for this Art Deco extravaganza with world-renowned DJ's, live jazz, all-inclusive premium bar, burlesque dancers, and a custom 60-feet ball drop at midnight. There will be light appetizers served. 
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Tickets:  $185.00
Age Limit: 21.

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Santa Monica New Year's Eve Pub Crawl

At this event, you can hit the beach and then the bars by pub hopping on Main Street in Santa Monica. Each ticket entitles you to timed drink specials and priority entry at participating bars, but you may still have to wait in line if a bar is at capacity. Check-in closes at 10 p.m., so don't be late. 
When: 6:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m.
Where: Check in at Circle Bar, 2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or Barney's Beanery, 1351 3rd St Santa Monica, CA 90401. 
Tickets: $22.00 and up. 
Age Limit: 21.

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Hermosa Beach New Year's Eve at Pier Plaza

A free outdoor dance party with Lou Giovannetti and his musicians playing big band standards and a double countdown for both the East Coast and West Coast New Year. Visitors are encouraged to come early for dinner at the local restaurants along the pier. 
When: 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Where: Pier Plaza at the Strand, Hermosa Beach, California 90254.
Tickets: Free.
Age Limit: All ages. 

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Marina del Rey New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration

Marina del Rey has a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration at Burton Chace Park. Watch the CNN live broadcast from Times Square in New York City on a big screen as the ball drop at 8:59 p.m. PST. The east coast new year is followed by a 10-minute fireworks show and another countdown and fireworks at midnight. Food trucks, face painting, music, and dancing help pass the time between the countdowns. 
When: 7 p.m. to midnight.
Where:  13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.
Tickets: Free.
Age Limit: All ages.

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The Casino Ballroom in Catalina Island

After 46 years, you know the Casino Ballroom must be doing something right. 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 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The Casino Ballroom, Avalon, Catalina Island, 90704.
Tickets: $189.00.
Age Limit: 21.

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New Year's Eve Voyage on the Queen Mary

The historic Queen Mary in Long Beach hosts its annual New Year's Eve party all over the ship. Admission to the party includes dueling pianos, fireworks, and access to the multiple decks of party areas. Fans of innovative performance art will enjoy headliner Ravi "DJ Ravidrums" Jakhotia use of technology in his futuristic drum kit. A wide assortment of food options, from gourmet to quick bites, are available onboard. 

When: 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 am. Dinner reservations from 5:00 p.m.

Where: 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Tickets: $100.00 and up. 
Age Limit: 21.

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Early New Year's Eve on Rainbow Harbor

 A free family-friendly party in Long Beach at the downtown waterfront amphitheater with live music and activities. The night culminates at 9 p.m. with a fireworks show celebrating the start of the new year on east coast time. Local restaurants and street vendors provide guests with an assortment of food and drink options. 
When: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Tickets: Free.
Age Limit: All ages.

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Pier Pressure Fireworks New Year's Eve Cruise

Set sail on the Catalina King Yacht out of Long Beach to watch the fireworks off the Queen Mary from across the bay. The 350-person capacity ship boasts three decks with four DJs spinning and multiple cash bars.  V.I.P. upgrades for bottle service are available. 
When: 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802. The dock is located next to the Queen Mary.
Tickets: $89.00 and up.
Age Limit: 21.

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Speakeasy Fireworks New Year's Eve Cruise

Another boating option in Long Beach, but with a Roaring Twenties theme. Toss on a zoot suit and depart on the Catalina Duchess Yacht for a fantastic view of the fireworks erupting from the Queen Mary. DJs will be spinning House and open format music.  Beer, wine, spirits, and champagne are available from the cash bar. 
When: Check in by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. departure. The cruise ends at 1:45 a.m.
Where: 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802. The dock is located next to the Queen Mary.
Tickets: $79.00 and up.
Age Limit: 21.

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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 countdown with fireworks at midnight, and live music keeps it festive in Calico Square. The full line up of Knott's Merry Farm activities will also be open, so you can go early and get the full park experience.

When: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620.
Tickets: $48.00 and up. 
Age Limit: All ages. 

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First Night in Fullerton

 This event is an all ages, alcohol-free street party in Downtown Fullerton. There are four stages of live entertainment, bounce houses, food stalls, rides, a zip line, carnival games, and midnight fireworks. The annual party is celebrating its 27th year, and crowds of around 15,000 people are expected to attend. 

When: 7 p.m. to midnight.
Where:  125 E Wilshire Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832.

Tickets: Free.

Age Limit: All ages.

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Lemon Drop Club

The Lemon Drop Club hosts it's New Year's Eve Party geared towards people over 40. Located in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom, the night includes live music, a buffet dinner from 8:00 p.m until 9:30 p.m., dessert, and coffee.  There is a free champagne toast or guests can bring wine for a $10.00 corkage fee. Heavy imbibers may want to buy a $55.00 open bar ticket. 

When: 7:30 p.m. pm to 1 a.m.
Where: Hilton Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612. 
Tickets: $110 and up.
Age Limit: 21.

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The Montage Laguna Beach

This luxury resort hosts a gala evening in the Lobby Lounge including passed appetizers, a four-course dinner with wine pairings and more. House pianist David Allen Baker will provide the music, but the real draw is the magnificent views of the Pacific ocean.  For a slightly less formal evening, The Loft and Studio restaurants at the Montage also have New Year events with 5-course chef's tasting menus.  

When: 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for the Lobby Lounge and the Loft. 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m for The Studio. 

Where: 30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 .
Tickets: The Loft: $200 adults, $60.00 children 4-12; Studio $475.00. The Lobby Lounge: $500.00-$1250 depending on table location. 
Age Limit: The Lobby Lounge is 21 and older. The other venues require those under 18-years-old to be accompanied by an adult.

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Medieval Times New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year old school style with a medieval jousting match and some ye olde cheesy fun. The celebration includes a four-course dinner and champagne (or non-alcoholic beverage) to toast at midnight. Music, dancing, and admission to the Museum of Torture should work up an appetite for the complimentary midnight snack. 

When: Contact the location for specific show times. 

Where: 7662 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA 90620.
Tickets: $72.95 and up, children ages 12 and under for $36.95. 
Age Limit: All ages, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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New Year's Eve at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will have extended hours and activities to allow visitors to ring in the new year with Mickey Mouse and friends. The park adds a special midnight fireworks show in addition to the usual 9:00 p.m. Fantasy in the Sky fireworks, and exclusive entertainment and dancing performances to celebrate the holiday. 

When: Both parks open at 9 a.m and California Adventure closes at 1 a.m. and Disneyland at 2 a.m.

Where: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802. 
Tickets: $97.00 and up depending on each package. 
Age Limit: All ages.

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