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Best 2015 New Year's Eve Parties In Los Angeles

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New Year's Eve in Los Angeles is as festive as anywhere else in the nation. Actually, in many ways, the City of Angels is even more festive because who doesn't enjoy a good party, Hollywood style? When the bell tolls at midnight, magnificent displays of fireworks will light up the night's sky in many locations in and around Tinseltown. Singles will meet new acquaintances, couples will toast their future and families will strive to turn the next page of the calendar altogether. Whether you're planning to ring in 2015 on land or bouncing to the rhythm of the Pacific Ocean, here are some thrilling social events that promise an unforgettable experience.

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7321 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 876-5839
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 from 8pm to 2am

Celebrate with Harlowe this New Year's Eve as they put on their "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" bash. Featuring music, dancing and a toast at midnight, the bar will be offering the night of fun for a ticketed price. For general admission entrance, which includes an open bar with drinks from the regular menu and select spirits from 8pm to midnight, as well as complimentary passed appetizers, the price is $95. To make the bash even greater, try one of their VIP packages, for $500, which includes 4 premium open bar tickets, a reserved table for you and your group, and a complimentary bottle of champagne from the reserve list.

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1233 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-2800
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 from 8pm to 2am

On New Year's Eve, Hollywood bar Sassafras will be throwing their "Black & White Party" as they help bid farewell to another great year. Come dressed to the nines in black and white attire and enjoy burlesque and live music from The Dixie Giants and many more. The event is $85 per person which includes an open bar with specialty cocktails as well as complimentary passed appetizers and hors d'oeuvres

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The Argyle
1600 Argyle Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90028
(323) 461-1600

Now hot in Hollywood, The Argyle, which dubs itself "a debauched dancery," has become many local hipsters' new favorite spot. This should especially be the case on New Year's Eve where, for five prime evening hours starting at 9 p.m., a discerning crowd seeking to be the best dressed of any around town will party until last call so 2014 comes to an end in an extraordinary way. Hooray!

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9039 W. Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-2326

Many call this the "it" club of the moment in Tinseltown, with a New Year's Eve bash that promises to be "explosive" and "lavish." With that in mind, expect the end of the year party to be attended by sartorial sorts who know how to dress and what to wear to be the center of attention. All sorts of VIP areas are available so be sure to pick the place perfect for your kind of revelry when you choose to visit 1 OAK to end 2014 and ring in 2015 in style.

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1439 Ivar Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 463-0004

If you are part of the selective, over-21, in-the-know crowd thriving in Tinseltown, consider rushing to Lure for its adventurous allure to grab you on New Year's Eve. This Hollywood haunt, popular with A-list entertainers and non-entertainers alike, promises to send 2014 out with a bang as guests dance the last night of the year away. Limited table reservations are available so book early to get in on the celebration that promises to greet 2015 in a rarified way.

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Emerson Theatre
7080 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 525-2453

For a super-charged New Year's Eve party that takes guests back in time for the evening, book Emerson Theatre for your grand entrance into 2015. This happy haunt is where burlesque is arguably better than at any other club in town thanks to grand staircases, the highest of high-tech DJ booths and a sound system that could easily get out of control. If you visit on the last night of 2014, get ready for an extremely explosive kiss at midnight.

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New Year's Eve in Downtown Long Beach
Waterfront Amphitheater
300 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-4259
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 at 5pm

The amphitheater at Rainbow Harbor will awaken with a blast of exciting family-friendly activities to ring in the new year. Events will include strolling entertainers, face painters, balloon artists and train rides along the esplanade to keep children entertained throughout the evening. Adults will be able to enjoy a variety of spirits from a total of seven bar areas that will be set up along a two-block area with live bands and vocalists commanding three main stages. At 9pm., a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night's sky As midnight nears, a mirthful countdown celebration will certainly receive 2015 in kindred style. Following the family-friendly event in the Waterfront Amphitheater at Rainbow Harbor, a high-energy street party featuring the band Fitz and the Tantrums will take place. Attending the waterfront party and fireworks are free, but it will be $25 (pre-sale) or $35 at the gate to see the concert.

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Official Hollywood NYE Block Party 2015
Ivar Ave. & Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 from 9pm to 2am

On new year's eve 2015, celebrate the turning of the clock with four amazing venues at Los Angeles' largest party. Located at Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, a new year's eve block party will light up the town. Granting you access to LA's hottest clubs, Attic, rose Room and Hemingway's, no matter what your vibe, you will find a place that is right for you to celebrate. There are various ticket prices available including VIP Open Bar and Food til Midnight for $60, a seated VIP section for $129 which includes a VIP open bar and food all night benefits with reserved nightclub seating, and other ticket packages as well. Find out more about tickets here.

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New Year's Eve Aboard The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738

Celebrate the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 under a fireworks filled sky on the deck of the Queen Mary. With an evening of great food, drinks and live music and entertainment, you'll get to bring in the new year in style! And, whether you want to sip on drinks, dance the night away or just enjoy the music, there is something for everyone. The 21+ over party will feature the Gypsy Kings Alumni, DJ Dennis Owens, DJ Groovy Lu, and much more. The ship will also be transformed into seven destinations representing their specific cultures including Cannes, France with a plum-hued Royal Casino; Cartegena, Spain with an exotic Spanish Flamenco Lounge with tapas and sangria; Mykonos, Greece with a club scene; New York City with a Broadway Bar and Grand Dueling Pianos and much more!

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NYElectric At The W Hotel Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 798-1300

On December 31st, 2014, join hundreds of party-goers for 4 hours of premium bar drinks, 3 world class house DJ's, 2 amazing areas to mingle and 1 unforgettable countdown! The W Hotel Hollywood will be throwing its NYElectric rooftop party with a ton of fun. Ticket prices range depending on what you want. Visit www.lanewyears.comfor ticket information and pricing.

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New Year's Eve Yacht Party
Majestic Yacht
San Pedro, CA
(714) 485-6543
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 from 9pm to 1:30am

Celebrate new year's eve in style! If you love to be by the water, then this is the perfect way to spend NYE 2015. With the moon shimmering above and the stars brightly shining you will be amazed by LA's most luxurious 140 foot, 400 person capacity Majestic Yacht, which will be decked out for this spectacular harbor cruise. Featuring 3 levels, outdoor decks, lounges, and 2 separate dance areas, the $140-$165 ticket price includes a four-hour cruise through San Pedro harbor, a premium open bar all night including a champagne greeting, as well as an appetizer buffet court, new year's party favors, and live entertainment! Boarding time is 9pm, with the boat leaving the dock promptly at 9:30pm.

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Hooray Henry's
8713 Beverly Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 274-7500

Talk about posh. This West Hollywood club is hot with Angelenos who identify with jolly good London partying when mates get together to have a great time. This is particularly so on New Year's Eve when the place rocks in all sorts of fun and fanciful ways. If you don't know the meaning of "hooray henry," this club's site defines its name as "a young man from a high school class who speaks loudly and behaves in a noticeable way in public." This behavior is meant to be explored by all adult ages as this crazy year ultimately comes to an end!

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New Year's Eve Cocktail & Dinner Cruises
Hornblower Cruises & Events
13755 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-9900

Hornblower Cruises is offering not one, but two special new year's event celebrations to choose from. The first, at $120 per person, is a new year's eve dessert and cocktail cruise where you'll get to toast to the new year with desserts, champagne, music and great views of the harbor as you set sail on a 3 hour cruise. You'll have the option of either selecting the DJ cruise or the live band cruise as well. Each cruise sets sail at 10pm. The second option, the new year's eve gala dinner, offers partygoers delicious food, a live DJ, flowing champagne and much more. Boarding at 8:30pm, it will cruise from 9pm to 12:30am and offers a premium open bar, a 5-course seated dinner, a festively decorated yacht and much more.

Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on

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