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6 Best Places To Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in LA

Ready for that New Year’s kiss under a sky filled with fireworks? You don’t have to look far and wide (for the fireworks at least). Aside from the I-5 and 110 Freewats, LA offer plenty of beautiful spots to watch fireworks. Whether you’re in the mood to fancy up for a night on the town, or watch from your balcony in your cozy PJ’s, LA’s fireworks shows never disappoint. Scroll on to discover the 6 best places to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in LA!

Marina del Rey 

Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park, and anywhere near South Jetty is the place you want to be if you’re trying to see fireworks in Marina Del Rey. Not only do they have fireworks, but they also have a free glow party on New Year’s Eve. The event is family friendly and they also an earlier firework show at 8:59PM in addition to their traditional one at midnight.

No Tickets Needed

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EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

You may have enjoyed fireworks at a theme park before, but it’s a totally different vibe on New Year’s Eve! Let loose at Latin Beats, Universal Studios’ famous Latin dance party. Groove to an electronic dance party, or Electric New Year with EDM rager hits. If you’re into pop and hip-hop classics, make your way to their “Rock the Night”. Fireworks can be seen in multiple areas of the park including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Springfield, USA, Universal Plaza, and the lower lot. On top of famous rides, enjoy cocktails, champagne, and glow items for purchase. Keep a lookout for EVE-themed photo booths located all throughout the park before the clock strikes 12!


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New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott’s Merry Farm turns into a holiday wonderland of fireworks, live entertainment, and snow until 1AM! Get cozy for a performance of the Christmas classic poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas Ice Skating Ensemble. When the sun finally sets, guests will enjoy some magical Cali snowfall. Unwind at Knott’s Christmas Craft Village where you can pick out some unique holiday goodies handcrafted by local artisans. Savor your last 2023 meal at the walk-up only New Year’s Eve buffet at Spur’s Restaurant from 4PM to 10PM.


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New Year’s Eve at Disneyland

Disneyland is a no-brainer when it come to a spectacular firework show! Your admission ticket includes all the night’s special happenings and fireworks. While the park will stay open all the way until 2AM, you have the option to view fireworks at 9PM or at the traditional 11:59PM. Be prepared for large crowds this year, and make sure to book on-site restaurant reservations in advance!


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Baldwin Scenic Overlook (Culver City Stairs)

The entrance to this trail is along the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Hetzler Rd. Be prepared for a mini cardio sesh as you hike up the 715 feet of steps, with some steps being as steep as 20 inches! Aside from the workout, the top of the stairs gives you a panoramic view of Los Angeles and a nostalgic display of each LA area’s fireworks!

Angel’s Point

Located in Elysian Park, Angel’s point show’s you a skyline of fireworks by giving you an eagle eye view of the Dodger Stadium, Downtown LA, across Hollywood and Grand Park to the Santa Monica Pier, and even the whole stretch of Marina Del Rey. Because Angel’s Point is an overlook, it’s a mainly a small extension on the side of the road so parking is limited.

Craving some more holiday cheer before closing out 2023? Check out:

Things to in LA This Holiday Season, Things to do in December & Where to Ice Skate!