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December 31-January 3


Grand Park’s NYELA

Dec. 31. Countdown to 2021 during Los Angeles’ official New Year’s Eve dance and music party! This year’s event is going global with its first-ever national broadcast and streaming program featuring Steve Aoki (pictured) and artists from his new Latinx Dim Mak En Fuego record label. The event’s signature midnight countdown takes L.A. County’s New Year’s Eve tradition to new heights as 3D animated graphics highlight the resilience of Los Angeles’ community. 11 p.m. Free. nyela.grandparkla.org

Snoop Dogg 2021 NYE Special

Dec. 31. Celebrate the new year with Snoop Dogg, Bert Kreischer, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and more special guests live from Snoop’s compound for an epic countdown to 2021. This one-of-a-kind live virtual celebration—brought to you by TBS’ “Go-Big Show” that roasts 2020 and rings in 2021—will feature music by DJ Cassidy, DJ Battlecat and Fredwreck. In true “Go-Big Show” fashion, the NYE special will feature crazy stunts and surprise performances by Snoop Dogg’s illustrious peers. 8 p.m. Free. snoopnye.com

Tomorrowland 31.12.2020

Dec. 31. Tune in and turn up your speakers for the Belgian electronic-dance music festival’s online New Year’s Eve bash. Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 is adapted to all 27 time zones across the world and will feature performances by more than 25 high-profile DJs across four digital stages (like the Pulse stage, pictured) in the brand-new digital entertainment venue Naoz. Participating artists in the lineup include David Guetta, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Meduza, Diplo and more. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Tickets cost €20-€50 ($24.50-$61.26). tomorrowland.com

Food + Drink

Baltaire’s NYE Dinner For Four

Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year with chef Travis Strickland’s NYE dinner for four people. This take-home package includes epi baguette and Vermont cultured butter; country pâté wrapped in bacon and studded with pistachios; endive and mâche winter citrus salad; beef cheek bourguignon; spiced vanilla creme brulee tarts; and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut. A supplemental cheese package and charcuterie package are also available. $375 per NYE dinner package. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 424.273.1660. Order Online

Hotel Bel Air’s Wolfgang Puck x Champagne Bollinger NYE Kit

Dec. 31. Hotel Bel-Air’s legendary restaurant Wolfgang Puck is ensuring you can still have a rockin’ (and decadent) New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your own home with an opulent to-go kit. Featuring delicacies such as Imperial Kaluga Caviar, lemon herb blinis, fresh Kumamoto oysters, shrimp cocktail, French Black truffle pizza and more, this culinary experience is tailor-made for a celebratory occasion. Place your order and select a time slot for pickup between 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. $495 per package. 701 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., 310.909.1644. Order Online

Vespertine x Alinea NYE Menu

Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Elevate your at-home dining experience with chef Jordan Kahn’s celebratory menu for New Year’s Eve. The take-home menu is an expanded version of its current Alinea tribute menu—including this beef dish with elements of root beer pictured—with luxe elements such as a half bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée, king crab and caviar. As add-ons, chef Kahn is also serving Australian wagyu beef strip loin, foie gras and a special Alinea table dessert. $250 per person. 3599 Hayden Ave., L.A., 323.320.4023. Order Online

New Year’s Resolution Ideas

Good Eats to Your Door

Now that it’s been nearly a full year since the start of Covid-19, you might be burned out from planning and cooking meals at home. To save you the time and trouble, Daily Harvest is a foodie subscription service (weekly and monthly options) that offers ready-to-blend smoothies, savory Harvest Bowls, hearty soups and more delivered straight to your home—and ready to enjoy in minutes! After your first delivery, you have even more control of your Daily Harvest account with the opportunity to add additional items, change box sizes, swap out selections, skip a week and manage deliveries. daily-harvest.com

New Everyday Joggers

If you’ve resolved to get fit for 2021, consider the right threads to do it in style! We love the soft, comfortable feel and fit of Vuori’s Sunday Performance Jogger for him and the Daily Jogger for her. But if you’re like us, that resolution might not stick for the whole year—so not to fret. These joggers are just as perfect for that Sunday jog as it is for lounging at home for the weekend. vuoriclothing.com

Plan Out Your Year

The politics of 2020 had you spinning but you aren’t quite feeling ready for 2021? Pick up the Happy Planner’s limited-edition Black Artists to Know Collection ($7.99) and get organized while also remaining committed to 2020’s movement for change. The Happy Planner has made a pledge to support and partner with talented BIPOC artists and will donate net profits from the sale of these covers to the NextGen Artist Program. So go ahead: Get organized and commit to positive change. Killin’ two birds with one stone. You got this. thehappyplanner.com

Enhance Your Mood

Your sense of smell has the power to enhance your mood and overall well-being. Vitruvi’s Stone Essential Oil Diffuser has the power to do just that while also enhancing the look of your home ($119). We love the terracotta stone porcelain and how its blended herb and small batch essential oils create a sense of calm and pairs perfectly with one’s modern sensibilities. So, go ahead. Set that resolution to create calm in your life and get your daily dose with essential oils. vitruvi.com

Photo credits: Steve Aoki courtesy Steve Aoki. Snoop Dogg courtesy Warner Media. Alinea credit The Alinea Group. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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