LA’s Best Celebrations to Ring in the New Year
New Year’s Eve is coming up fast, so it’s time to makes plans–pronto! What’s your pleasure? An elegant night out with great food, endless bubby, dancing til you drop, an epic festival with fireworks…or all of the above!
However you choose to celebrate, LA is a reveler’s paradise, with dazzling delights to make this NYE the best one yet!
3612 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Ring in 2019 at The Normandie Club and The Walker Inn. Party people can enjoy an open bar, snacks, and a midnight Champagne toast, all for one flat fee. For group and table reservations, email [email protected]. $100. Tickets here.
The Bazaar by José Andrés
465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
A night of magic and curiosities awaits at The Bazaar’s NYE Spanish Masquerade. The night begins with a strolling dinner showcasing a decadent spread of The Bazaar’s signature modern and traditional tapas and a few New Year’s Eve specialties. Then don your mask as the masquerade turns into a lavish celebration complete with a bumping dance floor and DJ spinning the perfect soundtrack to start off 2019. The Bazaar offers three options for NYE festivities: NYE Spanish Masquerade Dinner (7:30-10:30pm), NYE Midnight Masquerade Soiree (10:30pm – 1:30am), and All Access: NYE Spanish Masquerade (7:30pm-1:30am). Info and tickets here.
9850 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten combines his finest contemporary California culinary delights with much-loved selections from his famed New York City restaurants and beyond. Early seating offers a 4 course tasting menu including Foie Gras Parfait, Scallop & Truffle Tartare, Steamed Striped Bass, Beef Ribeye & Lobster Duo, and Champagne & Chocolate. Late seating features a 6-course tasting menu with Caviar Beggars’ Purse, Scallop & Truffle Tartare, Tagliatelle & Black Truffle Pasta, Steamed Striped Bass, Beef Ribeye & Lobster Duo, Champagne & Chocolate, and a Giant Fortune Cookie! A number of exciting beverage and Champagne pairings will be available and there will be a special Champagne Toast at midnight. More info and tickets here.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini, the celebrated “little orchestra,” are featuring a rare joint appearance by singers China Forbes and Storm Large, return for another quintessentially eclectic New Year’s program that mixes the heat of Brazilian samba, party sounds of 30s Cuban dance music, and a dash of Parisian café cool. Pink Martini will make sure you sashay into 2019 in the jazziest way possible. The group plays two sets, ticketed separately, at 7:00 and 10:30. Please note: Street Closure notice for New Year’s Eve LA at Grand Park. Buy tickets here.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide party starting at 9:00 p.m., featuring multiple DJs and live music entertainment hubs, that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets here.
Grand Park + The Music Center
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
For a family-friendly option, DTLA’s favorite NYE party returns. Live music includes Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, and Georgia Ann Muldrow, and the DJ stage features an all-female lineup. This year, the final moments before midnight will be marked with a 3D digital projection countdown on the west side of City Hall. Attendees are allowed to bring food that fits in a backpack or tote bags, but the event is 100 percent alcohol free, so don’t try to smuggle that flask in your pocket. Free.