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Best 2016 New Year’s Eve Parties In Los Angeles

December 17, 2015 1:07 PM

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(credit: Alexander Raths/shutterstock)


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 2016 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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(credit: Grand Park)


Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.grandparkla.org
Date: December 31, 2015 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. This year, 50,000 are expected to attend this block 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. Noted acts include Hunter Hunted, Gavin Turek, Louis Vivet, QUITAPENAS, Chris Douridas, Meishi Smile, Rani de Leon and many others. Also on hand will be large art installations from the DoArt Foundation, The Ubuntu Dance Project, Self Help Graphics & Art, and Lightriders Productions, as well as a photo booth, and amazing food vendors. Front Porch Pops, Ramirez Mexican Food, Hawaiian Dancing Grill, Leonor Mexican Food, What The Funnel, Comfort Kitchen, Chanos Taco and many other food vendors will be on hand throughout the evening! The event is alcohol free and also family-friendly!

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(credit: 1933 Group)


Harlowe
7321 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 876-5839
www.harlowebar.com
Date: Dec. 31, 2015 from 8pm to 2am

Celebrate with Harlowe this New Year’s Eve as they put on their annual 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 (Silver Package), 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. Or, the Gold Package is $950 and is great for 8 people. It will reserve a table, including a botlte of 50 Blue Vodka and Mixwell Sodas, and two bottles of bubbly. Get your tickets here.

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(credit: Sassafras)


Sassafras
1233 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-2800
www.sassafrassaloon.com
Date: Dec. 31, 2015 from 8pm to 2am

On New Year’s Eve, Hollywood bar Sassafras will be throwing their annual party as they help bid farewell to another great year. Come dressed to the nines and enjoy burlesque and live music from D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers. General admission is $85 and includes a premium open bar and cocktails until midnight (cash bar following the countdown), passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight for all. Or, opt for the VIP $350 package which includes 4 premium open bar tickets, a reserved table and a complimentary bottle of champagne! Buy your tickets here.

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(credit: queenmary.com)


Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve Party
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com
Date: December 31, 2015 from 8pm to 1am

Climb aboard the historic Queen Mary for a 21+ party this New Year’s Eve! 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. So, whether you like to dance the night away, or just enjoy the music, there’s something for everyone. The party highlights seven destinations on the ship including New Orleans, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Hollywood, Havana and Lahaina. The party sells out every year, so make sure to get your tickets soon!

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(credit: Shutterstock)


NYE At Bootsy Bellows
9229 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-7500
www.hwoodgroup.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 9pm

To really turn it up a notch, 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. With a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, your taste of tradition doesn’t stop at the art deco decor. NYE at Bootsy Bellows is one of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs, attracting a crowd of hot celebrities and taste-making trendsetters, so it’s sure to be a night to remember!

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(credit: CBS)


2016 TCL Chinese Theatre NYE
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(310) 749-9029
www.newyearsnightlife.net
Date: December 31, 2015 from 9pm – 2am

Where the handprints of some of the most famous names such as Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Helen Mirren and Johnny Depp reside, the Chinese Theatre hosts movie-goers, Hollywood movie premieres and, more recently, NYE parties. Stop by on New Year’s Eve for a red-carpet evening from 9pm to 2am, with two ticket options – premium hosted bar ($75) and cash bar ($50). The event will include great entertainment from a live DJ, festive NYE party favors and a live 2016 NYE countdown. This event is for guests 21 years old and over.

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(credit: Magnolia House)


NYE Celebration At Magnolia House
Magnolia House
492 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-1126
www.themaghouse.com
Date: December 31, 2015

This December 31st, head to Magnolia House for a decadent dinner and stay for a festive New Year’s Eve Party! Pull up a table in the cozy craftsman bungalow and enjoy savory seafood dishes from Executive Chef Evan Colter like the tasty Uni Toast with radishes, grapes and Maldon sea salt, six Oysters on the half shell served with mignonette, cocktail sauce and fresh horseradish, as well as the Hamachi Crudo sprinkled with smoked sea salt, Fresno chilies, pickled coriander and avocado crema. Then it’s time to ring in the new year! If you are not already lounging by the fireplace or dancing on the patio, make sure to get to Magnolia House by 9pm to join the New Year’s Eve Party, where the first 100 guests will receive Swag Bags filled with fun and unique party favors. For just $25.00, this happening house party features a live DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

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(credit: ifong/shutterstock)


Mr. C’s Beverly Hills’ Bash
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(877) 334-5623
www.mrchotels.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 9pm

Ringing in the final hours of 2015, Mr. C Beverly Hills invites guests to enjoy a New Year’s Eve Bash ($215 per person) over an amazing five-course dinner at The Restaurant at Mr. C, with menu offerings including Maine Lobster Thermidor over mixed sautéed vegetables, Pan-Fried Beef Filet with green peppercorn sauce served with a bundle of heirloom carrots and potato duchess, plus the classic Cipriani dessert Vanilla Meringue Cake with strawberries and sugar crust. After your delicious meal, it’s time to celebrate! Mr. C’s will be offering their annual party, featuring a midnight Champagne toast in the Lobby Lounge, dancing, and live entertainment by Shawn Amos, the hotel’s resident American blues and jazz musician. Dinner begins at 9pm and festivities will go until 2am.

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(credit: The Raymond 1886)


The Raymond 1886
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136
www.theraymond.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 9pm

Head to Pasadena and sit down for a decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner followed by the 1886 New Year’s Eve Bash with The Raymond 1886. Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan is cooking up a scrumptious Five Course Dinner from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm for $125.00 per person. After dinner, toast the new year! Featuring Guest DJ Heat Maxwell, more great food to snack on, original craft cocktails, party favors and a midnight toast, the cozy craftsman cottage is where you want to be this New Year’s Eve. Barman Peter Lloyd Jones is crafting original 1886 Bar cocktails like the 1926 Cosmo with vodka, fresh raspberries, fresh lemon and house-made simple syrup and the New Year’s Gimlet mixed up with gin, fresh lime and house-made simple syrup. At Midnight don a party hat, as well as the Don Carlo cocktail mixed up with whiskey, scotch, Cio Ciaro, orange bitters, Angostura bitters and an orange peel or opt for the classic 1886 Rum Runner made with a three-rum blend, Cio Ciaro and an orange peel. For those who wish to dine and party, book your dinner between 8pm to 10pm and attend the 1886 New Year’s Eve Bash for just $150.00! Make sure to book your New Year’s Eve party experience soon with The Raymond 1886!

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(credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


KROQ Presents Bill Burr
Orpheum Theatre
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
www.ticketmaster.com

Want to celebrate the new year laughing your heart out? Then, spend your New Year’s with one of the surly comedians of our time. Burr, who has made appearances on some of today’s top TV shows will surely give a great performance.

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(credit: Baltaire)


Baltaire
11647 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(424) 273-1660
www.baltaire.com
Date: December 31, 2015

Baltaire, the newest steakhouse on the West side of L.A., will be throwing their own NYE 2016 bash by paying homage to the Great Gatsby with an ambiance reminiscent of the Roaring 20s Bash on December 31st. There will be two seatings (5:30 -6:30 p.m./$175 per person and 9-9:45 p.m./$250 per person) to accommodate guests who like to ring in the new year NY style. Partygoers are encouraged to arrive in their favorite 1920s wear and will party with a live band, jazz vocalist Gina Saputo, a DJ, can-can dancers and roaming martini and caviar carts. Executive Chef Travis Strickland is creating a Roaring 20s five-course feast featuring steak tartare, lobster bisque, oysters, maple leaf duck breast, 48-ounce prime tomahawk for two, Scottish salmon, bourbon croissant bread pudding, lemon meringue pie and bananas foster. The second seating, which is a bit more expensive, also includes a glass of Champagne before and after dinner. Guests may also reserve one of the couch seating areas in the bar and lounge with access to bottle service.

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(credit: Benoit Daoust/shutterstock)


New Year’s Concert w/Belinda Carlisle
Hilton Los Angeles-Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
(866) 468-3399
www.ticketweb.com

Celebrate 2016 by dancing all night long to a special concert appearance by pop star Belinda Carlisle of the Go Go’s. This Chris Isaacson event is a chic and rockin’ production featuring great cuisine and live music. Starting at 7 p.m., the party will also welcome celebrity artists including Frenchie Davis (finalist of NBC’s The Voice, finalist of American Idol and Grammy Award nominee), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In The Heights and Orange is the New Black), David Hernandez (finalist of American Idol), Maya (The Voice in Australia) and Jake Simpson (OWN Network), who will perform with a full live band and horn section. Tickets range from $87 to $325. VIP seating, meet & greet with musical artists and a commemorative photo are included in the premium ticket package.

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(credit: Emily S./Yelp)


NYElectric At The W Hotel Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 798-1300
www.whollywoodhotel.com
Date: December 31, 2015 from 9:30pm to 2am

On New Year’s Eve, join hundreds of party-goers for 4 hours of premium bar drinks, 2 world class house DJ’s, amazing areas to mingle, panoramic views of the entire city and 1 unforgettable countdown! The W Hotel Hollywood will be throwing its NYElectric rooftop party with a ton of fun. There will be 2 uniquely designed areas as well, including the nightclub and the rooftop wetdeck. Ticket prices range depending on what you want. Visit www.newyearsnightlife.comfor ticket information and pricing.

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(credit: Hornblower Cruises)


New Year’s Eve Cocktail & Dinner Cruises
Hornblower Cruises & Events
13755 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-9900
www.hornblower.com
Date: December 31, 2015 | Boarding at 9:30pm

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, a toast at midnight, 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 9:30pm. 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, flowing champagne, a 5-course seated dinner, a festively decorated yacht, a 9pm fireworks display, DJ entertainment, party favors and much more.

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(credit: Kayla L./Yelp)


Rhondapolis NYE 2016
The Standard
550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 892-8080
www.standardhotels.com

RHONDAPOLIS is an immersive NYE extravaganza that transforms Downtown LA’s Standard Hotel into a building-wide celebration of the year that past and the year ahead. The entire building will be transformed, from the lobby to the rooftop pool, for this event. It will even take over the communal spaces, as well as the hotel’s 207 rooms, which can be reserved for those attending the event. Performers will put on their show on 4 stages, including acts like like Felix Da Housecat, DJ Harvey and Jackmaster. General admission tickets include entry to all the stages and a great open bar (with no tip necessary).

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(credit: Alen Lin)


New Year’s Eve At E.P. & L.P
603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
www.eplosangeles.com
Date: Dec. 31, 2015 (Dinner at 7pm or 9pm), Rooftop Party At LP from 9pm to 2am

Looking to celebrate along with a delicious 5 course special menu beforehand? Well, then West Hollywood’s E.P. & L.P is the place for you this year! This New Year’s Eve, E.P. & L.P invites you to celebrate the start of 2016 with an festive 5-course New Year’s Eve dinner ($75/person; pre-payment required; 7:00pm and 9:30pm seatings only) by Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. Revelers can continue the party on the LP rooftop ($100/person – dinner + rooftop; $50/person – rooftop only) from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am while overlooking the picturesque Hollywood Hills. Upstairs at the cozy and intimate LP rooftop party (only a few tickets left), NYE partygoers will enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with signature housemade Cassava Chips, live entertainment, and a special DJ line-up.

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(credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images)


Hot Chip Live
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 934-7777
www.lot613.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 10pm

Spend New Year’s Eve dancing your heart out with the one and only Hot Chip, who will take over Lot 613, and control the music from the beginning of the night to the end. Go on a journey through classic house music, disco, techno, alternative, and everything in between with them for their first ever 6 hour DJ set in Los Angeles.

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(credit: un4seenproductions.com)


New Year’s Eve Yacht Party
Majestic Yacht
San Pedro, CA
(714) 485-6543
www.nyeyachtparties.com
Date: Dec. 31, 2015 from 8:30pm to 1am

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style! If you love to be by the water, then this is the perfect way to spend NYE 2016. 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 9pm.

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(credit: Tripple & Brine)


Tripple & Brine
14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 528-2550
www.tippleandbrine.com
Date: December 31, 2015 from 4pm to 2am

Spend New Year’s Eve in Sherman Oaks’ Tipple & Brine. The chic and sophisticated maritime tavern will be offering food from Executive Chef Marc Johnson, and then help you ring in then new year at Midnight. Each guest at Tipple & Brine will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast with when the clock strikes 12am.

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(credit: chad m./yelp)


Hooray Henrys New Year’s Eve Party
8713 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 274-7500
www.address.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 9pm

Stop by this West Hollywood British-inspired nightclub for a New Year’s Party to remember. Along with LA’s trendiest partiers, you’ll be offered an amazing NYE bash with a 5 hour premium open bar, complimentary early evening light fare and fanciful NYE party favors so you can really turn up the festivities.

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(credit: Hotel Roosevelt)


NYE At The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 856-1970
www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 8pm

Make sure to book your tickets now for a New Year’s Eve party that will include a live midnight performance by rapper and singer Theophilis London! VIP room and table packages are also available, or just come via general admission. You’ll have access to a two-hour open bar, and party alongside other happy partygoers toasting 2016!
 
In addition, Boy George will also be helping partygoers ring in the new year in the Blossom Ballroom from 10am to 2am. Tickets ranging in price and there will be an open premium bar all night with passed hors d’oeuvres as well! There will only be 150 VIP tickets, so make sure to reserve yours quickly before they run out!

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(credit: Angel City Brewery)


Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 622-1261
www.angelcitybrewery.com
Date: December 31, 2015

For a free and really fun New Year’s party, head to Angel City Brewery. Thrown for the third year in a row, there will be live music, a midnight toast, delicious food options from a variety of venues like Market Burgers and Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen, and obviously tasty cold beer. If you can get there early and be one of the first 150 guests, you’ll even wind up with some party favors!

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(credit: The Bazaar)


A Very Bazaar New Year’s Eve
The Bazaar by José Andrés
465 South La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
www.sbe.com
Date: December 31, 2015

Celebrate the new year with friends and loved ones at the 5th annual New Year’s Eve Spanish masquerade-style party at The Bazaar by José Andrés. With tapas made by José Andrés, DJ’s, a dance floor, and food, it’s sure to be a night to remember. General admission includes a variety of José Andrés’ food, desserts and endless cava, wine and specialty cocktails. Or, you can buy a VIP upgrade for samplings of fine champagne and more.

(credit: Ace Hotel)

(credit: Ace Hotel)


Pluto’s First Party
Ace Hotel Downtown LA
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233
www.acehotel.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 8pm

Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel will be helping revelers ring in the new year with their own party. Pluto’s First Party will take place upstairs at the hotel and offer DJ sets from a a variety of DJ’s like Devendra Banhart and Awesome Tapes From Africa, Nikolai Haas and many others. The free outer space-themed party will include drinks, celebrations and attractions like alien sightseeing and interstellar light caricatures.

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(credit: nikkytok/shutterstock)


NYE Rapture 80’s Dance Party
The Satellite
717 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 661-4380
www.thesatellitela.com
Date: December 31, 2015 at 9pm

Want to ring in the new year 80’s style? Silver Lake’s The Satellite will be throwing a throwback dance party this New Year’s Eve. NYE Rapture at the Satellite will offer live DJ’s spinning a great mix of old 80’s music to ring in 2016, including pop, R&B, disco, alternative-rock and more types of music. From Michael Jackson to Prince and everything in between, you’ll get to relive those classic songs. Don’t forget to dress in proper 80’s attire!

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