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Best Places To Watch Fireworks on New Year’s Eve 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, LA has plenty of beautiful spots to watch them from. So if you’re ready to end 2019 with beautiful sparkles that light up the sky, you have a wide array of choices. You can get all dolled up and hit the town, or be in a pair of cozy pajamas, watching from your balcony, LA’s fireworks shows will not disappoint. But as we say cheers to 2019 and welcome 2020, let’s make sure you have the best spot picked out for New Year’s Eve. Here are the best places to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve in LA. 

Griffith Observatory

Parking might be tough around the observatory at Griffith Park as it’s packed on a regular basis. So you might have to work a little harder for this New Year’s Eve spot, but you be able to see the fireworks in DTLA, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and even Long Beach! Just bring some binoculars to get an even better show!

Angels Point

The hidden gem of Angel’s Point is located in Elysian Park and overlooks Dodger Stadium, along with DTLA, Hollywood and Santa Monica. You can turn your head whichever way you want and you will see sparks fly! It’s definitely one of the best places to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve in LA. 

US Bank Tower

Head up about 1,000 feet above the city of angels at the US Bank Tower in DTLA. Also you won’t just get a cool view from the observation deck, you’ll have a 360 degree view of Los Angeles. Just grab tickets beforehand for this spot!

Marina del Rey 

Burton Chace Park 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 if you want early fireworks, they have a show at 9:00pm and another one at midnight.

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! Perfect place to bring the kiddos as well, and you can enjoy a few rides before the clock strikes 12!

New Year’s Eve aboard the Queen Mary

Hop on board the Queen Mary for a spooky New Year’s Eve! You can see these fireworks from quite a few lookouts around the LA area, but it’s still a special experience to be on the water, watching them right above you. This party is only for the adults though and since we are welcoming 2020, the party is 1920’s themed! There will be an area for casual lounging and they’ll have live music if you want to dance yourself into the new year! 

New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Merry Farm

Holiday season down at Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park is no joke. The whole park is decorated to the nines, plus add music and snow and you’ll feel like you’re in a winter wonderland! On New Year’s Eve the park has extended hours and goes until 1 am on New Year’s Day, so you can enjoy the fireworks and even some live music! 

New Year’s Eve at Disneyland

No list of fireworks on New Year’s Eve would be complete without mentioning the happiest place on earth! New Year’s Eve at Disneyland is open until 2:00am and has all the magic that everyone hopes to thrive in as midnight strikes. Disneyland is known for fireworks all the time, but even they know how to make New Year’s Eve more special! Plus if you’ve got young ones, you have the option to watch them at 9:00pm, or wait until the big moment at midnight! 

Want a little bit more holiday cheer before you close out 2019? Check out the LA Girl’s Best Places To See Holiday Lights and Decorated Malls!