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If you are still deciding what to do this New Year’s Eve, take a look at these events. There’s up-scale parties, raves and an outing fit for the entire family to help you ring in 2016.

Insomniac Countdown
NOS Events Center
689 S. East St.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
countdownnye.comInsomniac Countdown may be one of the most unique New Year’s Eve events offered in the area. If you’re looking for the best EDM festival to celebrate the New Year, look no further than this event tucked away in San Bernardino. And don’t let the location throw you off. This wide open venue offers plenty of room to move around, enjoy great food and dance the night away with your favorite DJs. With very different and unique entertainment stages, 3-D attractions, glow-in-the-dark art and some of the hottest DJs around, Insomniac Countdown is sure to be a memorable party. The event will be held from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., and tickets can be purchased on the website. Be sure to reserve your spot now because many ticket packages have already sold.

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First Night In Fullerton
Downtown Fullerton
Pomona Ave., Harbor Blvd. and Wilshire Ave. CA 92832
(714) 738-3338
www.cityoffullerton.comIf you prefer a family-friendly night out on the town to ring in New Year, then First Night in Fullerton has you covered. This is the 24th year the alcohol-free event has flooded the streets of downtown Fullerton, and it will take place this year from 7 p.m. until midnight. The popular free event draws about 15,000 people each year and consists of good eats, entertainment, rides, activities and a fireworks show.

New Year’s Eve On The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.comCome aboard the historic Queen Mary this year and “travel” around the world and back in one night. This 21 and over party will enable guests to peruse different destinations set up throughout the ship including Beijing, Havana, Hollywood, New Orleans, Moscow, Tokyo and Lahaina, and each “port” will have lively entertainment. You can dance the night away, enjoy the music and sip on champagne in diverse cultural environments. There will also be a fireworks display to help celebrate the New Year. You can get tickets here.

New Year’s Eve At Velvet Lounge
416 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 664-0663
velvetoc.comKick off your New Year’s Eve with a drag show and gourmet dinner at Velvet Lounge at 8 p.m. The drag show will feature the best production numbers from the “Dinner and Drag” performances during the past year, and the menu will offer special gourmet bites and drinks to enhance your experience. Once the “Dinner and Drag Show” concludes, that does not mean the party stops. At 10 p.m., you can put on your dancing shoes and party with DJ Kimberly S. There will also be complimentary party favors and a “prize-filled balloon drop.”

A Midnight Kiss 2016
Avenue Of The Arts Hotel
3350 Ave. of the Arts,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 751-5100
ocnewyearseve.comIf you are looking for a swanky New Year’s Eve party, then look no further. A Midnight Kiss 2016 will be at the upscale Avenue of the Arts Hotel and will have a live DJ and an open bar, as well as complimentary party favors and champagne to toast at midnight. The party will go from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., and the hotel is offering specials on rooms if you do not want to drive home afterwards. Be sure to get your tickets for this celebration here.

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