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New Year's Eve LA Style 2013-2014

The biggest New Year's bashes in the Los Angeles Area


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Los Angeles, with all its diversity has a New Year's Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. Here are some of the big ones. 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.

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This information is for December 31, 2013.

  • 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 concept is taking over Hollywood with VIP Club Crawl that get's you VIP access to 4 to 6 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 Spice, Couture, Egyptian Theatre Courtyard (see Cleopatra party below), Cashmere, a bonus club to be named, and Playhouse After Hours (2-4 am).
    When: 7:30 pm to 4 am, check in by 12:30 am.
    Where: Check in at Spice - 1644 Cahuenga Blvd at Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
    Tickets: Tickets are $125-225 per person depending on options. Group packages available.
    Food: Diamond ticket includes dinner
    Parking: Various lots and valets
    Age Limit: 21+
    Tickets and Info
    Hotel: Compare Hollywood hotels rates at Expedia
  • 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. Group rates available.
    Food: not included
    Parking: Various lots and valets
    Age Limit: 21+
    Tickets and Info
    Hotel: Compare Hollywood hotels rates at Expedia
  • 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: $69-100 General Admission, $125 VIP, table and cabana packages available
    Food: Food stations throughout venue, open bar, separate premium open bar for VIP ticket holders
    Parking: $2 for 2 hours, $13 max at Hollywood & Highland (must be validated at Hollywood & Highland), limited street parking.
    Age Limit: 21 and up
    Info and Tickets
    Hotel: Compare rates at hotels near the Egyptian Theatre
  • The annual Giant New Year's Eve Lost in Space celebration featuring Fedde Le Grand, Sultan + Ned Shephard will be at the Avalon in Hollywood.
    When:  9 pm to 7 am
    Where: Avalon Nightclub, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Tickets: General Admission tickets are $65 to $95 advance progressing by date purchased. VIP tickets: $165 include separate entrance, VIP lounge and open bar,
    Food: Drinks and food are extra.
    Parking: Paid lots and street
    Age Limit: 21+
    Info: www.giantclub.com
  • Couture Black and White New Year's Eve will take over the main room and heated patio of this Hollywood club and spill over to Spice, with DJs playing open format and top 40s, models, go go dancers and a 5-hour VIP open bar. Black and white attire requires. Ties preferred.
    When: 9 pm to 2 am
    Where: Vanguard Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles California 90028
    Tickets: $35-50 GA, $75-150 VIP open bar
    Food: No
    Parking: nearby lots, street
    Age Limit: 21+
    Info and Tickets
  • W Hollywood New Year's Eve: This party spills across multiple indoor and outdoor venues at the W hotel with live music and DJs.
    When: 9:30 pm to 2 am
    Where: W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles California 90028
    Tickets: $100 - $125 open bar
    Food: On site restaurants
    Parking: Valet, street, nearby lot
    Age Limit: 21+
    Info and Tickets
  • NYElectric at W Hollywood Nightclub & Rooftop Lounge (formerly Drai's): 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 California 90028
    Tickets: $125-$175 open bar, couples and group rates available
    Food: Restaurants are part of the other part, but there are plenty in the neighborhood.
    Parking: Valet, street, nearby lot
    Age Limit: 21+
    Info and Tickets
  • N.Y.E. L.A. at Grand Park will include live music, dancers, art installations, animated light projections and food trucks in the three block park in Downtown Los Angeles. There will be a bar outside the park in the Plaza at the Music Center.
    When: 6 pm to 12:30 am
    Where: Grand Park, 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles,CA 90012
    Tickets: Free
    Food: Food trucks will be spread around the park
    Parking: $10 in Lot 17 at Olive and First Streets (enter from Olive Street)
    Metro: Red or Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park station or the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
    Age Limit: all ages
    Info: grandparkla.org
    Check Downtown LA Hotels
  • The Queen Mary in Long Beach hosts its annual New Year's Eve Voyage all over the ship. For the entry of 2014, the Queen Mary will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the ship's christening, which took place in September 1934, with a chronology of world celebrations representing different ports the ship visited. Your ticket includes admission, fireworks and access to all the parties including Bombay, India, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, New York, Cherbourg, France and Clydebank, Scotland.
    When: 7 pm to 2 am. (doors open at 6 pm), 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.
    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
  • Universal City Walk has added to their huge outdoor New Year's Eve Countdown Bash again this year, incorporating the Waterworld, and Globe stages and the new Universal Plaza inside Universal Studios Hollywood as well as the 5 Towers area at CityWalk. The event features live music and DJs beginning at 9 pm with a simulcast of the New York City ball drop, and fireworks viewable from all concert areas at midnight. Most areas are standing room only, but the Waterworld stage has seating. The high parking rates include admission for everyone on the car or you can take the Metro or a shuttle and pay a per person admission charge. Daytime parking rates are $15 before 3 and $10 from 3 to 4, and once you're parked, you can stay parked for the evening entertainment.
    When: 9 pm - 12:30 am, special parking and admission prices begin at 4 pm
    Where: Universal City Walk, at the top of Universal Studios Blvd. off the 101 Freeway.
    Tickets: $30 per adult, $15  for kids under 48" tall for ticket only; $75 per car including self parking, $100 for valet.
    Food: Dinner packages available at City Walk restaurants
    Parking: Before 3 pm, $15 general/$20 preferred, after 4 pm $55 self parking, $65 valet.
    Metro: Red Line to Universal City station
    Age Limit: All ages
    Info: www.citywalkhollywood.com
    Hotel: Hilton Universal and Sheraton Universal are walking distance.
    Universal CityWalk Visitors Guide
  • New Year's Eve in Downtown Long Beach is a combination of a free family-friendly party on the waterfront with music and trackless train rides culminating in 9 pm fireworks celebrating New Year on the East Coast. After 9, the party moves over to Pine Avenue where the festivities continue with dancing in the street until West Coast New Year and on to 2 am. At midnight, you can see fireworks off the Queen Mary from the waterfront.
    When: 6-9 pm at Rainbow Harbor, 9 pm to 2 am on Pine Avenue
    Where: Rainbow Harbor and Pine Ave from 1st to 3rd, Linden and 1st St
    Tickets: Free for the waterfront, $15 advance for Pine Ave. $20 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.
  • Hermosa Beach New Year's Eve at Pier Plaza 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
    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.
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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.

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

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