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New Year's Eve & New Year's Day 2021-2022

Ring in the New Year like Holywood's elite


Last updated: by Olha Savych
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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

La-La Land is a beautiful choice to celebrate the New Year. You will find various things to do on New Year's Eve—from the iconic fireworks display in Grand Park to select night cruises off of Long Beach. The program is packed with countless concerts, parties, and other events running across the city.

Countdown at Grand Park (December 31, 2020)

Join tens of thousands of Angelenos for the annual Countdown at Grand Park, downtown LA. You'll become a part of the lavish outdoor party, listed among the West Coast's most fabulous New Year's Eve celebrations. The festivities kick off at 11 pm with DJs and live bands. The action culminates with an interactive countdown featuring 3-D digital video on a 22-story City Hall and fantastic fireworks.

NYE cruises & yacht parties (December 31, 2020)

Another idea for a memorable bash is Long Beach, famed for the So Cal's biggest New Year's yacht parties and most beautiful firework cruises along the Long Beach Harbor. Jump aboard and enjoy the music, refreshments, and breathtaking views of the gorgeous festive night. The trips run for 3–4 hours, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere.

Tournament of Roses (January 1, 2021—CANCELED)

Those who are still full of cheer after the night out can continue to celebrate the New Year on January 1 in Pasadena, at the Tournament of Roses. The street extravaganza labeled America's New Year Celebration and the world's main flower parade, starts at 8 am, but an early wakeup is worth it.

A nice advantage of New Year's Eve in Los Angeles must be comfortable weather, with the average 47–68 ºF (8–20ºC). Anyways, layering up will be appropriate.

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