With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, New Year’s Eve always seems to sneak up on us. Our inboxes become flooded with invitations, so how do we know where to ring in the new year? We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and rounded up some of the best things to do in LA for New Year’s Eve.
This free event begins at 8pm and ends at 1am on the first. This family-friendly event is alcohol free and features a full lineup of local DJs. Dance the night away at Grand Park + The Music Center!
Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Glow Party
Marina del Rey’s annual New Year’s Eve event is free and features a glow party and an incredible ten-minute firework display. The festivities begin at 7pm with face painting, giveaways, and even a robot!
Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball
Head over to the Egyptian Theatre to dance the year away in two indoor venues with laser shows, go-go dancers, and tons of surprises. Enjoy a five hour open bar and four of LA’s top DJs. Egyptian attire is encouraged!
Bootie L.A. New Year’s Eve
The best place to hear mashups in LA is hosting a confetti-filled New Year’s Eve bash in their new location! Tickets are a steal at $30 at the door with a free best-of-2018 mashup CD for you to take home.
Hollywood Roosevelt’s “A Hollywood Classic” New Year’s Eve 2018
LA’s iconic Roosevelt hotel is hosting a classic Hollywood Glam party with five rooms of music and dancing and an outdoor heated tent!
New Year’s Eve Black Tie Gala at Montage Beverly Hills
Bid 2018 adieu with a formal gala at the Montage Beverly Hills! The price of the ticket gets you a cocktail reception, five-course dinner, and a midnight champagne toast.
Photo: Montage Beverly Hills
No Vacancy’s New Year’s Eve Party
What Gatsby? With a roaring 20s theme, this party is the perfect excuse to drink champagne in feathers and pearls. Spend the rest of 2018 dancing with a toast at midnight.
BOOM! Drug and Alcohol-free New Year’s Eve
If you’re looking to stay sober as you ring in the new year, BOOM! is the place for you! There’s a balloon drop at midnight, a photo booth, and of course dancing all night.
EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood
EVE, Universal Studios Hollywood’s New Year Eve party, is a NYE party but with rides! Spend all day on the rides, and then continue on to the party with music and a fireworks display and champagne toast at midnight! You’ll need to get a separate ticket if you want to stay past 6pm, but who wouldn’t want to ring in the new year in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
Photo: Universal Studios
After the ball has dropped and the confetti’s been cleaned up, check out these 7 awesome things to do this winter in LA!