Amidst the chaos of gift-wrapping and ticking off holiday checklists, you may have forgotten to make plans for the New Year.
If you’re looking for ideas, this list is a good place to start. From casual rooftop hangs and fancy dinners to live performances and open bars with DJ sets - this list provides a handful of ideas for you to ring in the New Year.
This event has it all, dinner, drinks, dancing, and a champagne toast. Start the night off with a 4 course meal at De La Nonna featuring oysters, pizza and dessert, then head to The Let’s Go! Disco for Drinks and dancing. After you dance the night away, cheers your new friends with a complimentary champagne tast to ring in the New Year.
Cost: $175 (all inclusive)
Why we love it: This is a one-stop-shop for all of the things you need to celebrate the New Year. You can attend with one person, or bring a full table of friends.
Getting out for New Year’s Eve can become one of the most expensive dates of the year, but DTLA’s Grand Park is back and offers an affordable and family-friendly option for the holiday. Every inch of this three-block greenspace and three other surrounding blocks will be covered in culture, including City Hall, which will be used as a 22-story canvas for a countdown projection.
Why We Love It: Casual atmosphere, Free, Family Friendly, and there’s Fireworks.
Prohibition NYE is an annual event that transforms L.A.’s Union Station into a glamorous Roaring Twenties ball. The event features a DJ set from Chromeo, a jazz ensemble, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne, and a glittering 60-foot ball drop from the ceiling at midnight complete with confetti.
Why We Love It: Themed party and a variety of performances
End 2023 watching an all-star comedy show lineup featuring Trevor Wallace and Michael Blaustien (plus they have an open bar). There are two shows for this, we recommend the 10:30 PM show so you can grab a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant and then ring in the New Year with the crowd.
Why We Love It: Open bar for a comedy show is almost unheard of. If you’re a fan of stand-up, this is the place to be.
Ring in the New Year at Dante Beverly Hills! Join them for a celebratory night filled with live music, glittering city views and Dante’s award-winning cocktails as you toast to 2024. Dante’s rooftop New Year’s Eve celebration (9pm-1am) will include passed food, an open bar, and - of course - a Champagne toast at midnight.
Why We Love It: Ideal for a romantic night with your boo. At this price it better be someone real special though.
Step into a one-of-a-kind experience with Barcrawlerz on the Sunset Strip. "Crawl 'Til the Ball Falls" promises the ultimate bar crawl with unparalleled drink specials and a lineup of the town's best bars. The journey includes stops at iconic spots such as The Den on Sunset (our registration point), The Naughty Pig, Saddle Ranch Chop House, State Social House, Trocadero, and Wokcano. Cap off the night with an exclusive entry after midnight to Skybar at Mondrian.
Why We Love It: Experience multiple venues in one night without struggling with long lines to get in.
This New Year's Eve, La Cha Cha Cha is throwing a (well-heated) rooftop fiesta with a live DJ, tarot card readings (love this) and passed apps like tacos dorados, tamales and tres leches cake bites. Each ticket price includes one complimentary drink—a margarita or sparkling wine.
Why we Love It: Ideal for a more casual night out on a rooftop
Houston Hospitality is hosting an epic New Year's Eve at Level 8, the sprawling nightlife and entertainment complex at the Moxy/AC in Downtown LA. "The first night of the rest of your life" includes access to numerous Level 8 venues, four-hour premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, midnight countdown and champagne toast. Performers include DJs, live bands, aerialists, burlesque, dancers, magicians and luchadors.
Why we love it: Anything Houston Hospitality touches it gold. Plus there’s an open bar, win-win.
Enjoy spectacular ocean views from Malibu to Laguna Hills, along with the Los Angeles basin and the surrounding mountain ranges at 71 Above. This four-course New Year's Eve Menu that starts with a Farm Salad, Yellowfin Crudo or Potato Leek Soup and includes entree selections like Grilled Ribeye, Ora King Salmon, Young Chicken and Stuffed Cabbage. Great meal, great view, great option to bring in the new year.
Cost: $250 per person
Why We Love It: One word: Views.