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December 28-January 1



Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The Gloria Molina Grand Park is offering a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring L.A. City Hall as a 22-story canvas for a countdown projection. Enjoy an array of live bands and DJ-driven music across two stages, alongside a variety of food trucks. For those considering driving, $10 parking is available at the Music Center. Sunday-Monday, 8 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org

Glow Party Countdown

Dec. 31. Marina del Rey welcomes the New Year with not one, but two fireworks displays. Immerse yourself in an evening filled with live entertainment, a range of family-friendly activities and an array of food trucks, all while watching the fireworks from various spots along the waterfront. The festivities kick off Sunday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., with firework shows lighting up the sky at 8:59 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey. More Information

Last Night with Rhonda

Dec. 31. Get ready to boogie underneath dozens of disco balls at Sunset at EDITION’s “Last Night with Rhonda,” an exclusive event to bid adieu to 2023. The celebration features an impressive lineup of surprise hosts and music sets from renowned artists Carl Craig, Junior Sanchez and Goddollars & Paradise. Guests are invited to embrace the spirit of the evening in their finest cocktail attire. Sunday at 9 p.m. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Get Tickets Now

Santa’s Secret NYE Gala

Dec. 31. Join the New Year’s Eve show at Santa’s Secret at Beverly Center, featuring a special gala performance with Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day. Indulge in a four-course meal while enjoying live music, burlesque performances and more, as you count down to 2024. Starts Sunday, at 9 p.m. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Food + Drinks

New Year’s Eve at The Bungalow

Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year at The Bungalow Long Beach, set against the backdrop of Alamitos Bay and colorful fireworks. Dance the night away with tunes from DJ Steve Dub and enjoy a selection of light bites. The celebration also includes a premium hosted bar, ensuring the drinks keep flowing as you toast to new beginnings. Sunday at 8 p.m. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 200, Long Beach. Get Tickets Now

Special Tasting Menu at Petrossian

Dec. 31. You are invited to a luxurious New Year’s Eve celebration at Petrossian West Hollywood, featuring a wine-paired, six-course tasting menu by Chef Carlos Cabrera. The evening begins with a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and an aperitif, setting the stage for a seated dinner that highlights ingredients such as winter black truffle, king crab, Wagyu beef and the renowned Petrossian Caviar. Sunday, 7 p.m. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood. Reserve Now

Winter Wonderland NYE BALL

Dec. 31. Moni Ami is hosting a Winter Wonderland-themed New Year’s Eve gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment by the Courtney Lemmon Jazz Quartet and vibrant beats of DJ Richie Rich. The celebration includes hot toddies, photo opportunities, VIP tables and a champagne toast countdown at midnight. Dress to impress, all-white or cocktail attire is encouraged but not required. Sunday, at 8 p.m. 1541 Ocean Ave. #Suite 150, Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

No Cover New Years 80’s Edition

Dec. 31. Angel City Brewery invites you to welcome the New Year with an exclusive selection of limited-edition brews on tap and a complimentary beer toast as the clock strikes twelve. Plus, enjoy a gourmet experience from various food trucks, complemented by live music from DJs. Sunday, 11 a.m.–2 a.m. 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. angelcitybrewery.com

Santa Monica 1212 NYE Bash

Dec. 31. One of Santa Monica’s popular hot spots, 1212, invites everyone to a New Year’s Eve party featuring well-known Australian DJ Hook n Sling and DJ John Lock. Enjoy an open bar, followed by a cash bar. The party also offers exclusive access to a private area and bar, along with entertainment options like pool tables, shuffleboard, ski ball, Pacman and board games. Sunday, general admission starts at 10 p.m. and VIP at 9 p.m. 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

Arts + Culture

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini

Dec. 31. Portland’s “little orchestra” accompanied by China Forbes is set to return for a uniquely eclectic New Year’s program. The group is known for blending diverse musical styles, from Brazilian samba and the vibrant party vibes of 1930s Cuban dance music to the chic essence of Parisian café tunes. Sunday, at 7 and 10:30 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

The Roots

Dec. 30. The acclaimed Philadelphia rap group led by the dynamic duo of Black Thought and Questlove, are set to take a break from their regular gig on The Tonight Show for a special year-end performance at The Wiltern. They will grace the stage with their unique blend of jazz and hip-hop, offering fans a unique live music experience to close out the year. Saturday at 7 p.m. 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Bob Baker’s ‘Nutcracker’

Until Jan. 14. The cherished Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents its beloved annual holiday production in its Highland Park location. This enchanting show features over 100 handmade puppets in a heartwarming ballet classic. Audiences can look forward to the unique experience, which is topped off with a post-show ice cream party. Hours vary. 4949 York Blvd., Los Angeles. bobbakermarionettetheater.com

Photo credit: Pink Martini in courtesy of LA Phil. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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