Fun Things to do For New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! Ring in the New Year at one of these amazing NYE events, prix-fixe dinners, fireworks displays, dance parties, and more. Here are all your best options in Los Angeles, from the glamorous to the free and everything in between.


Egyptian Theatre – 8th Annual Cleopatra’s 2017 LA New Year’s Eve Ball
Celebrate NYE in style along the Walk of Fame in the beautiful Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre Courtyard. Two beautifully themed indoor venues will have Hollywood’s best DJs spinning Top 40/ Hip-Hop/House mash-ups in front of a spectacular LED Wall. Rated best place to countdown New Years in Hollywood six years running, it the Times Square of Los Angeles (without the sub-freezing weather and overcrowding). Top it off with an amazing light show and premium open bar all night, you can ring in 2017 with perfection!

Clifton’s New Year’s Eve Luau
Join Clifton’s Republic for this hemisphere’s most unique New Year’s Eve celebration! With an exceptional traditional Luau feast followed by the most extraordinary Polynesian performances by Coco Tiki on multiple floors as well as Phat Cat Swinger live in the Brookdale Ballroom, this is a one of a kind New Year’s experience.  Enjoy Champagne, Tiki and adventure in an exceptional, sensuous journey to the South Seas and beyond!  Please choose from several select itineraries and prepare yourself for an unforgettable voyage. Exclusive Tree Tops Royal Luau and Deco Luau feasts to be served 8pm-11pm. Ticket prices vary $30 to $350.

1OAK New Year’s Eve 2017
This New Year’s Eve, West Coast charm collides with Each Coast chic at 1 Oak L.A., the internationally acclaimed nightclub where Los Angeles’s jet-setting revelers will usher in the New Year in megawatt style. With a name that is synonymous with exclusive nightlife culture, 1 Oak ignites L.A. this New Year’s Eve with a glam-filled NYE bash true to its namesake, offering tickets to a 1 Of a Kind NYE celebration. Celebrate this New Year’s Eve like nightlife royalty at 1 Oak nightclub. With a 5 hour premium open bar setting the deluxe mood complimented by NYE party favors adorning the fashionable crowd like ironically chic statement accessories. Tickets start at $129.

Viceroy Santa Monica – NYE’s Twenty Sixteen Black + Gold Soire
89.9 KCRW & Viceroy Santa Monica Present NYE’s Twenty Sixteen Black + Gold Soiree, A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Viceroy Santa Monica from 9pm-1:30am. Featuring KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Travis Holcombe, the night will include a hosted open bar, hosted hors d’oeuvres, private cabana rentals and bottle service. $185 general admission, $200 on the same day of the event and at the doo​r​ and cabanas/tables are available for reservations starting at ​$1,400. ​

Union Station – Prohibition NYE
One of the best parties in the most beautiful location, Prohibition NYE will return to the majestic Ticket Concourse at Union Station with the excitement and glamour of the Roaring Twenties.Experience theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, nationally touring DJ’s, and a premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails. Don’t miss Prohibition NYE’s signature 60 foot, midnight ball-drop celebration! Tickets begin at $175.

Minimal Effort NYE
4pm to 4am in Downtown Los Angeles, across 3 indoor stages, 24 DJs and 12 hours of music, Los Angeles’ underground champion Minimal Effort has announced the lineup for its New Year’s Eve installment. Set within the sprawling three stage, indoor-outdoor venue, Minimal Effort will return with a finely curated billing of live and DJ talent from across the international dance music community. Over the past 3 years, Minimal Effort has asserted itself as a forerunner in the busy Los Angeles market, cutting its teeth on forward thinking bookings with an ear turned perpetually towards the smarter and more authentic shades of electronic music.


Franklin & Co. Tavern
At Franklin Village’s favorite watering hole, Franklin & Co. Tavern, there’s a no cover, no reservations low key New Year’s Eve celebration waiting to be had Their regular Happy Hour, with food from $3-$6, and drinks from $4-$6, will be extended to 10pm. Live DJs, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and drinks specials all night from Jameson, Altos Tequila, and Beluga Vodka await!

Villains Tavern
Another excellent No cover option is at Villians Tavern in downtown and revelers will enjoy live music, with drinks specials from Jameson’s Casemates, PBR, and Altos Tequila all night, as well as a complimentary Champagne toast at Midnight. 

Big Bar NYE
This Saturday say “Hello1!” to 2017 – 10 times! – as Big Bar traveles through each timezone, celebrating with a cocktail inspired by that region of the world.  Starting at 3pm in Europe, and moving westward, join us as we countdown every hour, culminating at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast! This year, Big Bar will be giving each guest joining us for the NYE festivities a “Wheel-O-Cocktails” as a menu and keepsake of they annual NYEx10 night. Expect Chandon champagne and Woodford bourbon lounge set up inside in case bubbles and whiskey is more your speed.

No Cover New Years at Angel City Brewery
Ring in the new year at Angel City Brewery with limited-edition brews on tap, live entertainment and a special toast at midnight. Grab dinner from food trucks and relive some of the year’s best pours.

Golden Road Brewing – New Beer’s Resolution
Golden Road Brewery will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve celebration with great beer to bring in the New Year! Enjoy a 4-course menu designed by Golden Road’s Executive Chef Adam Levoe along with a special barrel-aged beer pouring. 

W Hollywood New Years
This is going to be big. The W Hollywood Loft & Rooftop Loungewith NYElectric! The swankiest New Year’s dance party that Hollywood has ever seen. Get ready to party to some of the hottest names in dance music while rubbing shoulders with LA’s most notable tastemakers. Enjoy panoramic views of the entire service and a 4 hour premium hosted bar. Tickets range from $249 – $4,195.


Dance Yourself Clean
Dance Yourself Clean will host a NYE edition of their popular dance party at The Teragram Ballroom in Westlake. Expect indie dance music in the style of LCD Soundsystem, CHVRCHES, Haim, Grimes and Chromeo. The party starts at 9 p.m. and remaining tickets are priced at $30-45.

A Dream Disco at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Ring in 2017 in style with a fantastic night of food, drink, and disco brought to you by Time Out and Ace Hotel.
The full line up of DJs playing disco, house, funk, soul and boogie will be announced soon. Choose between two options! A$200 VIP Dinner and Dance Party – Chefs for Ace Hotel have produced a special NYE menu to be served on stage at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Ticket includes a 2 hour open bar, canapés, and three courses, served supper club style on long tables shared by groups of friends and like-minded revelers. Or the $30 Dance Party ticket after 10pm until 2am. Join the the confetti-fueled countdown and dance the night away. Ticket includes a cocktail and a full night of partying in one of LA’s most stunning venues. Fully stocked bars will offer a section of wines, cocktails, beers and spirits, and lots of fizz to bring in 2017.

Disco Dining Club
Dine, then dance at The Standard Hotel’s downtown rooftop this NYE. Initiate your evening by sipping specialty signature cocktails or embark on a journey of effervescence with our NYE Champagne flight, all while enjoying the sounds of in-house party purveyor Dirty Dave.  The Disco Dining Club experience is not one without surprises, but one thing you can always count on is that consumption is king. Devour delicious delights and imbibe our complimentary wine & cocktail offerings, while Osamu splits the sound between dimensions for your dancing pleasure. One thing is for sure, you will leave fully satisfied.

Candi Pop
At this New Year’s Eve bash at The Sattellite in Silver Lake will exclusively feature bubblegum pop hits from the ’90s to the early-aughts. think *NSYNC, The Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin and more. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $15, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Wine and Dine

Doheny Room – Ring in New Year’s Gatsby Style
Seating 1: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 pm., $75 per person
Seating 2: 9:30 pm. – end of the night, $100 per person + table minimum
Go back in time to ring in the New Year at Doheny Room with their 1920s/Gatsby themed party! Offering two dinner seatings, a balloon drop at midnight, Champagne tower and toast. For tables, a minimum of 2-4 people: $1,000; 5-7 people: $1,500; 8-10 people: 1,500; 15+ people: $2,000. Reservations: dohenyroomreservations@sbe.com.

Paley – NYE Prix Fixe + Jazz  @ Columbia Square
Paley, one of LA’s newest and most beautiful restaurants, is located in the heart of Hollywood, and will offer a four-course dinner menu, which includes appetizer options like mirin-braised Pork Belly with ginger-apple puree; entrees like grilled Prime Filet Mignon and Pan-Roasted Halibut with caviar. A five-piece jazz band will play until 11 p.m. Price: $65 per guest; wine pairing $35; complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Momed Atwater Village
Atwater Village’s sleek modern Mediterranean restaurant will be celebrating the New Year with a lamb and bird roast over an open fire on the patio, from chef David Wilcox. Dishes include Braised Brisket Tortellini with wild mushrooms, sesame thyme butter and gremolata, Leg of Lamb, cooked over the fire, with charred Brussels sprouts, pistachio, and chermoula.

Take the Kids

Grand Park + The Music Center – 4th annual N.Y.E. L.A
Look forward to 2017 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is THE PLACE to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! #NYELA

Noon Year’s Eve at Kidspace Children’s Museum
Midnight is way past bed time, so celebrate the new year a bit early with Kidspace. Experience the ginormous balloon drop at noon, sip and toast cups of sparkling cider, and create your own noisemakers to ring in 2017. Dress in your festive New Year’s attire and dance with us as we countdown to the stroke of NOON!

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at L.A. Zoo Lights
Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Fun for all ages!

And, Lastly, Maybe Stay Home and Watch the Ball Drop

Sometimes the best thing you can do on New Year’s Eve is to stay home, cuddle up underneath a blanket, reflect on the year you’ve had and the year you want to have up next. Whether alone or with loved ones, New Year’s Eve can be a romantic and hopeful holiday, a sign of where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. Raise a glass! Happy New Year!

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