10 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

10 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

It’s that time of year where we all face the big question: what to do for New Year’s Eve?

Whether you’re looking for a day filled with adventure, a cozy evening for two, something family-friendly or want to welcome 2017 with one big party, LA has it for you.  

Here are our top 10 picks for a New Year's well-spent:

1. Enjoy NYE with your kids.
LA Zoo Lights, Disneyland and Kidspace Children’s Museum all offer great New Year’s programming that is fun and exciting for the entire family.

2. Head to a chic hotel for a night on the town.
In Santa Monica, Hotel Shangri-La is throwing a Masquerade Party while the Viceroy is hosting a Black and Gold Soiree . Head to Hollywood for the W’s NYElectric party and the Roosevelt Hotel’s A Hollywood Classic. Those in DTLA can go to the Ace Hotel for their A Dream Disco party co-hosted by Time Out.

3. Head to one of your favorite bars.
The Abbey is throwing a party (costumes suggested!) with a hosted Grey Goose bar. James Beach has a Shangri-LA-LA event with VIP options, and Good Times at Davey Wayne’s has a party featuring live music.

4. Enjoy some comedy.
The Comedy Store, The Groundlings and UCB Franklin have NYE shows. But hurry, tickets are limited!

5. Do a "crawl."
Don’t want to worry about cover? Buy tickets for Hollywood Club Crawls or NYE Pub Crawl Santa Monica for no cover and drink specials at participating locations.

6. Try for a dinner reservation.
Is a foodie NYE more your style? Eater LA has recommendations from prix-fixe to bar options.

7. Go back in time.
The Fonda and Prohibition NYE at Union Station are both hosting parties dedicated to the Roaring Twenties.

8. Plan your Rose Parade trip.
It doesn’t happen until Monday, January 2nd, but the Rose Parade is a tradition not to be missed in Pasadena.  

9. Hit the road.
Have you always wanted to head north to Santa Barbara or down the coast to San Diego? Take the long weekend and have an adventure.

10. Completely buck NYE and enjoy a day spoiling yourself.
Does a relaxing massage, a hike, take-out dinner, and a bottle of wine sound ideal? Do it.

Remember to be safe on NYE! No matter what you do, be smart and take a Lyft ride instead of getting behind the wheel.

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