Travelers looking to ring in the new year in Los Angeles will find an impressive range of celebrations to choose from. Whether you’re watching the ball drop in Downtown LA with live music or dressing up for dinner with friends or family underneath the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles is the best city to kick off the new year. And the best of it all? No need to worry about driving -- Go Metro has an annual NYE tradition: all Metro bus and rail lines will offer free service from 9pm on Dec. 31, 2023 to 2am on Jan. 1, 2024. Adam Burke, Los Angeles Tourism President & CEO shares, “LA is always red carpet ready and New Years Eve is no exception. From the incredible firework displays to unmatched culinary experiences and so much more, the City of Angeles is the perfect place to ring in the new year.”
For a timely story idea, please see the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in LA. It was also shared that LA is one of the top 10 Best Cities for NYE, according to Wallethub.com. Here are LA Tourism’s top NYE celebration recommendations in Los Angeles by region:
Since 1890, the historic Tournament of Roses has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years. This year, Grammy Nominated singer Jordin Sparks will close out the 135th Rose Parade as the part of the grand finale. Continue the celebration with the famous Rose Bowl Game!
Downtown Los Angeles
Gloria Molina Grand Park’s NYELA: Countdown to 2024 is the largest FREE New Year’s Eve event on the West Coast. featuring the park’s signature 3D countdown art show projected onto LA’s iconic City Hall. Leading revelers into 2024 will be a carefully curated entertainment lineup.
Downtown Los Angeles (Hotel)
Level 8 at The Moxy / AC Hotel: Houston Hospitality is hosting an epic New Year's Eve at Level 8, the sprawling nightlife and entertainment complex at the Moxy/AC in Downtown LA. "The first night of the rest of your life" includes access to numerous Level 8 venues, four-hour premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, midnight countdown and champagne toast. Performers include DJs, live bands, aerialists, burlesque, dancers, magicians and luchadores. Tickets start at $100
The Hollywood Roosevelt: A famously elegant, historic spot in the very heart of Hollywood, the Hollywood Roosevelt invites you to celebrate New Year's Eve in wonderfully evocative Golden Age Hollywood style. The landmark hotel is hosting a Classic New Year's Eve celebration in the Blossom Ballroom (site of the very first Academy Awards) for all to welcome 2024 with a six-hour premium open bar, seven DJs and much more. Tickets start at $249
Yamashiro : From its perch above Hollywood Boulevard, boasting panoramic city views, stunning architecture and tranquil gardens, the iconic Yamashiro has welcomed guests to its spectacular hilltop setting for generations. Say "sayonara" to 2023 at the landmark "Mountain Palace" with a four-hour premium open bar, open-format DJ, midnight champagne toast and party favors. Tickets start at $109
EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2024 with musical entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display, and access to select rides and attractions. Tickets start at $154
Phantom Planet at The Venice West : Head to The Venice West for an unforgettable NYE night of music with the revered LA band Phantom Planet. Celebrating their 30th anniversary next year (albeit with an 11-year hiatus), Phantom Planet is best known for its song “California,” theme song to the hit TV series The O.C. The Venice West will also mark the occasion with special guest appearances, festive decorations and ambience, and a countdown to midnight with a champagne toast. Tickets start at $58
Marina Del Rey
NYC Fireworks Party Cruise: Ring in 2024 with a fun, family-friendly fireworks display that will light up the sky over the Marina del Rey waters. To enjoy the fireworks in grown-up VIP style, set sail aboard the City Cruises flagship Entertainer, the largest charter yacht in the Marina. The three-hour Moonlight 2024 New Year's Eve Party Cruise spans three decks and includes a premium open bar, two open-format DJs, a lavish buffet dinner with hors d’oeuvres and chef's carving station; and breathtaking views of the stunning Marina del Rey skyline. Tickets start at $289