Los Angeles New Years Eve Events

Los Angeles New Years Eve events are everywhere…from DTLA to Hollywood to Long Beach.  Jean Trinh at LAist.com has taken out the guesswork with incredible descriptions of hot events. These are just a few of the standouts (especially the VIP party with Boy George) but make sure to check out over a dozen others at their website:

Tom Bergin’s Public House

Tom Bergin’s holds a special place in our hearts with their Irish coffees and laid back, old-man bar vibes. The historic Irish pub will be celebrating NYE by going back to 1936, the year it opened. You’ll be able to snag a $36.19 prix-fixe menu, and new $10 winter cocktails like their Roasted Pecan O’Fashioned and Cranberry Sauc’d. They’re asking that you keep with the theme and dress in your best 1930s attire. Plus, a DJ will be spinning old school and new tunes.
Tom Bergin’s is located at 840 S Fairfax Ave. in Mid-Wilshire, (323) 936-7151. Call for dinner reservations.

Tom Bergins for Los Angeles New Years Eve

Tom Bergins for Los Angeles New Years Eve

Los Angeles New Years Eve At The Hollywood Roosevelt

If you want to celebrate NYE in style at a swanky, old Hollywood hotel, mosey on over to The Roosevelt, where rapper and singer Theophilus London will be performing at midnight. A $125-$200 general admission ticket also gets you access to the show and a two-hour open bar. If you’re feeling extra spendy this year, The Roosevelt will also be hosting another show on the rooftop for a live and intimate performance by Boy George. Only VIP tickets ranging from $500 to $1,500 (prices vary depending on when you purchase them) are available for that one though, but that also comes with open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres all night.
The Hollywood Roosevelt is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, (323) 856-1970. The Theophilus London event runs from 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. on Jan. 1. General admission tickets run from $125 to $200, depending on when you purchase them. The Boy George event runs from 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1. VIP tickets cost from $500 to $1,500, depending on when you purchase them.

A Very Bazaar New Year’s Eve At The Bazaar by José Andrés

Spanish tradition has revelers eating 12 lucky grapes at he stroke of midnight, each one representing the coming months, and they’ll be doing just that at the Spanish masquerade-style party at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Tapas by Andrés himself will be passed around along with enough wine and cava to get you going, whether it be to the DJs or on the flamenco dance floor. Speaking of grapes, a VIP upgrade will allow you to try four new bubblies from the finest Grand crus in Champagne along with Bazaar bites like caviar cones and chocolate bon bons.
The Bazaar by José Andrés is located at 465 South La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills, (310) 246-5555. The event runs from Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 2 a.m. General admission is $225 and the VIP upgrade is $150.

Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re going to do NYE, you might as well go big or go home. Over at the Queen Mary, you get to ring in the new year in the styles of fives different major cities: New Orleans, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo and Hollywood. (VIP ticket holders get access to two other themes: Lahaina, Hawaii and Havana, Cuba). There will be cuisine and entertainment inspired by each of these cities, like the New Orleans deck will have jazz and Cajun cuisine; the Beijing room with dragon and lion dancers; and the Tokyo deck with sushi, sakitinis and karaoke. And there will be a midnight fireworks show that will glitter over the harbor.
Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, (877) 404-3753. The event runs from Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 1 a.m. General admission is $99 and VIP $199.

Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A.

Every year, Grand Park’s free N.Y.E.L.A. shindig gets bigger and bigger. This time around, their third annual block party will cover 90 acres of Grand Park, the Music Center and surrounding streets in downtown L.A. Expect three music stages with different types of music, from rock to Latin alternative, indie pop and electronic music. Some musical acts include Hunter Hunted, Gavin Turek and KCRW’s Chris Douridas on the ones and twos. There will be food trucks, art installations and free photobooths, as well as 3-D digital video mapping on two sides of City Hall, and animated light projections on the Hall of Records and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This is a booze-free, family-friendly event, so you’ll have to leave your alcohol at home. Grand Park is expecting more than 50,000 to attend.
Grand Park is located at 200 N Grand Ave. in downtown L.A. The N.Y.E.L.A. event runs from Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 1 a.m. Free admittance.

Of course, there’s also Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena with the mammoth Rose Parade the following morning.

Stay safe for your Los Angeles New Years Eve, and remember that Sheriff and local police department DUI checkpoints will be everywhere, so look into alternative transportation.

Happy 2016 from Glitterati Private Tours of Los Angeles!