New Year's Eve and New Year's Day call for a grand celebration in the city of Los Angeles
, and thousands of people head to the theme parks and downtown L.A. to get the new year off to a great start. Whether you're in the mood for carnival rides and live music, or you want to countdown to the New Year in Disney style, you'll find a wide range of entertaining things to do for New Year's in California's largest city.
Watch the Fireworks at Disneyland
Disneyland hosts a grand New Year's Eve celebration with special park hours that run through 2 a.m. on New Year's Day. Head here for a fireworks spectacular and enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the park all night long. The New Year's party at Disneyland also includes complimentary party favors for all guests and a countdown at midnight. The fireworks at Disneyland can also be seen from many locations throughout greater Los Angeles.
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
Dance Festival at the Los Angeles Sports Arena
If you want to dance the night away for New Year's in Los Angeles, head to the annual dance festival at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and grounds. The event features a lineup of live music and entertainment, and it's one of the biggest dance festivals in Los Angeles. The event is open to guests that are 21 years of age or older.
Los Angeles Sports Arena
3939 S. Figueroa St. # A
Los Angeles, California 90037
New Year's Block Party on Francisco Street
The seven acres off Eighth Street and Figueroa in downtown L.A. light up for the night for a grand New Year's celebration for guests who are 21 years or older. The neighborhood party includes live music, DJs, carnival games, a VIP lounge and food service until 4 a.m. Head here for a grand New Year's countdown and champagne toast outdoors.
Francisco Street New Year's Event
835 Francisco Street
Los Angeles, California 90017
New Years Eve Party at Paramount Studios
Mingle with Hollywood hopefuls and celebrities at the annual New Years Eve bash at Paramount Studios. The annual event features one main celebrity act, an exclusive VIP area, open bar and food service, and DJ music all night long. Each area of the Paramount Studios parking lot is divided into different themed sections with all types of music ranging from punk rock to R&B. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and the event is open to guests that are 21 or older.
Paramount Studios Parking Lot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, California 90038
Dance Party at the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City New Year's event in Los Angeles is an annual tradition for dance clubbers and bar-goers looking for a high-energy event near Hollywood. The venue serves as a nightclub and Chinese restaurant for the rest of the year, and hosts one of the largest dance parties in Los Angeles just once per year. Head here if you want to dance to all types of world music, Latin dance, house and R&B hits, and enjoy creative cocktails and a countdown at midnight. This event is open to guests that are 21 years of age or older.
1718 Vine St.
Los Angeles, California 90028
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