Find Somewhere Fun to Be at Midnight on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

| December 11, 2012

Los Angeles New Year's 2013

From galas to club crawls to block parties, the Los Angeles area has much to offer celebrators on Dec. 31. Choose from one or more of the New Year’s Eve events listed below, and then get additional details with help from DexKnows listings.

Go to a New Year’s Eve Gala

Plenty of New Year’s Eve events exist for those wanting to dress up and celebrate in style:

  • Max Entertainment’s NYE LA 2013 Winter Wonderland Gala — DJs, performance artists and celebrators will take over multiple spaces at the Convention Center at the Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd., on Dec. 31. The party will go on long after the balloon drop at midnight, not ending until 3 a.m. Tickets currently cost $42.50 when purchased online.
  • Cleopatra’s 2013 New Year’s Eve Ball — This New Year’s Eve party takes place at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood, allowing you to celebrate along the Walk of Fame. DJs galore, as well as light and laser shows featuring hieroglyphics, will fill multiple rooms, and there will be a huge outside heated courtyard. Egyptian costumes are not required, but preferred. Tickets currently range from $85 to $1,975 for VIP packages.

Join a Club Crawl on New Year’s Eve

Can’t decide where and how to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Choose a crawl that offers stops at multiple venues:

  • Hollywood VIP Pass — This pass will get you access to up to eight New Year’s Eve club parties in Hollywood, depending on which level of pass you purchase, as well as open bar. Geisha House, your starting location at 6633 Hollywood Blvd.; MyStudio and the courtyard at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater are among the stops. Tickets currently range from $160 to $1,150 for group packages.
  • Hollywood NYE Pub Crawl — This less expensive club crawl covers your cover only, but does give you access to drink specials at each of the 10 locations, including the starting point, The Outpost, 1624 North Cahuenga Blvd. Tickets currently range from $20 to $30.

Celebrate with Your Family

Choose one of the many New Year’s Eve events that welcome the entire family:

  • New Year’s Eve Countdown Bash — Universal City Walk throws an outdoor celebration that includes access to its Waterworld and Gibson stages inside Universal Studios Hollywood. No matter where you are, the fireworks will be visible come midnight. Tickets cost $15, but children under 48 inches get in for free. Self-parking will cost you $45 per car, so plan on taking public transportation to 100 Universal City Plaza, or carpooling if possible.
  • New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach — One of the New Year’s Eve events on the waterfront at Rainbow Harbor, this all-ages party will feature 9 p.m. fireworks for celebrators who want to get their kids home and in bed at a decent hour. After the fireworks, the fun moves to Pine Avenue, where you can see fireworks off the Queen Mary at midnight. Admission is free on the waterfront, with tickets to the later celebration currently costing $15.

These are just a few of the New Year’s Eve events taking place in Los Angeles on Dec. 31. For additional information, as well as cab numbers to have handy if consuming alcoholic beverages while out and about, visit DexKnows.

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Pamela Mitchell spent more than 15 years at daily newspapers such as the Hartford Courant and Houston Chronicle before becoming a full-time freelancer. She now writes about a variety of topics, from dining and entertainment to pets and travel.