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Best Places To Celebrate New Year's 2018 In Los Angeles

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles is as festive as anywhere else in the nation. 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. Ring in 2018 with a bang at one of these great venues!
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New Year's Eve At Grand Park
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017 from 8pm to 1am

For the past several years, Grand Park has offered a free New Year's Eve celebration that seems to top itself from the prior year. Thousands are expected to attend this party, which will span the entire park, as well as the neighboring Music Center and the streets that surround it. With three music stages offering everything from rock to electronic music and Latin music, it is sure to be a blast. Acts performing include DJ Francesca Harding, The Beat Junkies featuring Dj Babu, Mr. Choc, Shurtkut, and others! There will also be a interactive countdown, a digital dance zone, photo boots to snap the final photos of 2017, food trucks (Belly Bombz, Cousins Maine Lobster, etc) and tons of other fun!

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Queen Mary's New Year's Eve Party
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Date: December 31, 2017 at 8pm

Celebrate 2018 aboard the historic Queen Mary for a 21+ party! As you celebrate the new year under a fireworks filled sky, the legendary Queen Mary will be helping you toast the new year with terrific food, drinks and live entertainment. Whether you like to dance the night away, or just enjoy the music, there's truly something exciting for everyone! Southern California's best fireworks display starts at midnight, so grab a special someone and kiss under the sparkling array of lights!

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Bootie L.A. New Year's Eve
Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017

Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2017 with balloons, confetti, noisemakers, and a Champagne toast at midnight at this massive party in the Arts District. With DJ's spinning the greatest mashups of the year, it's sure to be a blast! Get your tickets in advance

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Minimal Effort
The MacArthur, Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017 from 7pm to 2am

Minimal Effort returns to the MacArthur from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve for what's expected to be one of the hottest parties in Los Angeles! Set inside the art deco venue, Minimal Effort will feature multiple indoor and outdoor stages hosted by Wicked Paradise, Wine & Cheese Party, Cognition, and Culprit, as well as plenty of places to drink, multiple lounges, and a huge indoor space for dancing. The lineup of artists includes everyone from Justin Martin, DJ Tennis, Maya Jane Coles, and Jimmy Edgar to J.Phlip, Öona Dahl and Ardalan. Tickets are $69 for general admission or $149 for VIP access and can be found here.

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2018 TCL Chinese Theatre NYE
TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9pm to 2am

New Year's Eve at The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will be as lavish as any Hollywood premiere! Featuring a five hour premium open bar from 9pm to 2am, you can drink and dance the night away to a live soundtrack from top DJ's, and enjoy festive party favors, and a huge NYE countdown. As part of the evening, you'll also get complimentary Champagne to ring in the new year! Visit for tickets.

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The Bungalow Santa Monica NYE Party
The Bungalow, Santa Monica
Date: December 31, 2017

The Bungalow Santa Monica will be throwing a massive tented party in its parking lot on New Year's Eve to say goodbye to 2017 and ring in 2018! The outdoor dance party will start at 8pm and feature a DJ, plenty of music, creative cocktails, and plenty of fun! Admission tickets are $150 and include an open bar and food.

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Prohibition NYE
Union Station, Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017

Travel back in time to the 20's for this huge Prohibition-themed New Year's Eve party at the Art Deco styled Union Station. Experience this New Year's Eve party with a theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, a premium open bar featuring Champagne & specialty cocktails, and LA's own Goldroom headlining the main stage. Prohibition NYE's will also feature an awe-inspiring signature 60-foot, midnight ball-drop celebration! Doors open at 9pm and it is 21+ Tickets can be purchased here.

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The Great Gatsby 2018 New Year's Eve Ball
1212 Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Date: December 31, 2017 from 8pm to 2am

Ring in the New Year Prohibition style at the westside's largest NYE party! The Great Gatsby 2018 New Year's Eve Ball will feature a live performance by Big Lucky Band (7-11pm) and DJ Frankie (11-2am), as well as spinning of Top 40 & 1920's electro music, and more. Hosted Hors D'Oeuvres from 8-10pm will be served, as well as prohibition-style cocktails, a Champagne toast. A photo booth, party favors, a countdown and more will be on hand.

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Dita Von Teese's New Year's Eve Gala Show
The Theatre at The Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017 at 9pm

Head to The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to ring in the New Year with Dita Von Teese as she hosts an almost 2 hour burlesque show! Party with other revelers, take photos, drink Champagne and more!

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9th Annual Cleopatra's 2018 LA New Year's Eve Ball
The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9pm to 2am

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Style along Hollywood's Walk of Fame in the beautiful World-Famous Grauman's Egyptian Theatre Courtyard. There will be two beautifully themed indoor venues where some of the best DJs will spin Top 40/ Hip-Hop/House mash-ups in front of an awesome LED video wall! Additionally, experience a light show, drink from 6 professionally staffed full bars, take in go-go dancers and more! The event is 21 and over. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Marina del Rey New Year's Eve Fireworks & Glow Party
Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey
Date: December 31, 2017 from 7pm to 12am

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 in Marina del Rey with a Glow Party & Fireworks Show that is sure to delight kids and adults alike! At 7pm, the Glow Party will begin with fun activites for the whole family, including live DJ's, dance music, dancers, curcuit breaker robots, face painting, a photo booth, free giveaways, food trucks and more. Then, at 8:59:30pm, they will hold an East Coast 30 second countdown and viewing party of the Times Square ball drop along with a fireworks display in Marina del Rey! At 11:59:30pm, it's time for Los Angeles to ring in the new year! Celebrate with the 30 second countdown followed by another ten-minute fireworks display!

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EVE at Universal Studios
Universal Studios, Hollywood
Date: December 31, 2017

Visit Universal Studios on New Year's Eve for their first ever New Year's Eve party! On December 31, 2017, be part of Hollywood's biggest New Year's Eve celebrations as you jump on thrilling rides and attractions and then continue the fun into the night with dancing, music, and a special countdown at midnight along with fireworks! EVE is included with all park admissions on December 31st.

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NYE At Bootsy Bellows
9229 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-7500
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9pm to 2am

Turn it up a notch and head to West Hollywood nightclub Bootsy Bellows! The hip swagger of this 1960's-era Hollywood club will be catering to the young and in crowd for New Year's. Featuring a 5 hour premium hosted bar serving up the best libations late into the night, the festive NYE party will feature party favors, as well as a live performance by top DJ's spinning the best of today's music, including pop, rock, hip hop and house music. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, too! Tickets required.

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No Cover New Year's Party
Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017 from 8pm to 2am

One of Los Angeles' top breweries will be throwing an excellent New Year's Eve party this year from 8pm to 2am to ring in 2018. With no cover, ring in the new year with specialty beer, cocktails, and a free Bir Royale toast at midnight! Food from Downtown Taco Co and Kai Kai Dumplings will also be offered.

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NYElectric W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop 2018
W Hotel, Hollywood

The W Hotel in Hollywood has a tremendous rooftop to party throughout the year, but it really comes alive on December 31st for its annual New Year's Eve Party! With a full view of downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills, you can party by the pool or inside with LED walls and caged dancers. With a live DJ, revelers can dance the night away as you ring in 2018.

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New Year's At 1 OAK
1OAK, Hollywood
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9am to 2pm

Celebrate 2018 by dancing all night long at one of Los Angeles' hottest clubs, 1 OAK. This New Year's Eve, West Coast charm collides with Each Coast chic at this hot spot. Take part in a 5 hour premium open bar with your ticket from 9pm to 2am as well as complimentary NYE party favors for an extra dose of fun. At midnight, the DJ will help lead an exhilarating live countdown, along with a complimentary champagne toast! Then, kick off the New Year with a bang by keeping the party going until close.

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New Year's Eve Dessert & Cocktail Cruise With Fireworks
Hornblower Cruises, Marina del Rey
Date: December 31, 2017 | Boarding at 9:30pm

Hornblower Cruises is offering a one of a kind experience that is really special for your new year's event celebrations to choose from. Board at 9:30pm and cruise from 10pm to 1am for $130 per person, which includes a 3 course harbor cruise, a midnight fireworks display, a boarding glass of Champagne, beer wine and cocktails available for purchase, desserts, as well as live DJ entertainment, party favors, and much more. The yacht will also be festively decorated! All guests must be 21 or over.

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New Years Eve 2018: Hollywood Prom
Boardner's by La Belle, Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017

One of Hollywood's biggest NYE parties this year will be at Boardner's! Bringing fun tunes from the 80's to the 90's and 2000s, you can relive those times all over again tonight. The party will be held throughout 3 rooms with DJ's and a live 9-piece, funk & soul band! Dress up, ask a date or just come alone as this will be too fun to miss! Tickets are $15 for the early birds, $25 for couples, and $40 for VIP. More info can be found here.

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NYE At The Hollywood Roosevelt
Hollywood Roosevelt, Hollywood
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9pm to 2am

The New Year's Eve party at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood is back again for another year! The theme this year, "Another Hollywood Classic," will help revelers ring in 2018 in style at this iconic hotel. The party by the pool will offer guests attending 10 world class DJ's, a 5 hour premium open bar, as well as 5 rooms of music, and of course a great countdown at midnight! You can buy tickets here.

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NYE Candi Pop Dance Party
The Satellite, Los Angeles
Date: December 31, 2017 from 9pm to 12am

Want to ring in the new year at one of Silver Lake's top venues? The Satellite will be throwing a dance party this New Year's Eve with real music (no remixes, or mashups). Expect music from artists like Katy Perry, NSYNC, One Direction, Madonna, The Spice Girls and other pop acts!

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