MORE

Top 10 Things to Do in LA on New Year's Eve

The Lady Tigra - New Year's Eve at the Echoplex
The Lady Tigra - New Year's Eve at the Echoplex
austin young

Maybe you're looking for our What To Do In L.A. On Dec. 31, 2011 post?

Did you wait till the last minute on your New Year's Eve plans? Is that because you are anti-social or because you think New Year's Eve is overrated, overcrowded, and overpriced but always end up getting dragged out to an event anyway?

Never fear! What follows is a selection of New Year's Eve events in Los Angeles, for your partying pleasure!

nofx at the wiltern
nofx at the wiltern

10. NOFX

The delicately titled "New Year's Heave" at the Wiltern with San Francisco-based punk rock legends NOFX. NOFX is a foundational group, with a history spanning over two decades and over a dozen albums. They are fairly reclusive, eschewing contact with the media, and don't tour as often as we would hope.

NOFX "New Years Heave!"

When: Friday, December 31, 9pm-2am

Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Cost: $38 and up

Buy tickets here.

Top 10 Things to Do in LA on New Year's Eve

9. NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE CHA CHA LOUNGE

Party at the Cha Cha lounge. If you're not so much into an event as a fun place to have a drink with friends, check out Cha Cha lounge!

Cha Cha Lounge New Year's party

Where: Cha Cha Lounge 2375 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039-3245

When: 9pm - 2am

Buy tickets here.

the warlocks at the smell
the warlocks at the smell

8. THE WARLOCKS

L.A.'s unstoppable psych-rock band the Warlocks take over the Smell for a night of heavy vibes. Prepare for oblivion at Bobby's Psychedelic Death Rock New Year's Eve!

The Warlocks with the Meek, Black Flamingo, Chelsea Wolfe and LANTVRN

When: Friday, December 31, 9pm -2am

Where: The Smell, 247 S. Main St., Downtown

Cost: $5

Top 10 Things to Do in LA on New Year's Eve

7. CLEOPATRA'S NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL

The Egyptian Theater has recently gone through a $15 milion face-lift. Also DJs will be spinning mashups and an LED lightshow will accompany the countdown. VIP lounge service is still available; consider this beautiful venue for your countdown to the new year.

Cleopatra's New Year's Eve Ball

When: Friday, December 31, 9pm -3am

Where: Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Cost: $25 and up

Buy tickets here.

6. 'THE RAT PACK NEW YEAR'S EVE'

For something more elegant check out the Glendon Kitchen New Year's eve party, featuring an open bar for $30 ($30???) and a rat-pack-style old-Hollywood themed soiree. Period attire recommended!

What: Glendon Kitchen New Year's Eve

Where: 1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

When: 10 pm -- ?

How much? $30 and up

Get information here.

 

laidback luke at together as one
laidback luke at together as one

5. TOGETHER AS ONE

Laidback Luke and Markus Schulz are among the super star DJs who will be spinning at this event. The video from last year looks intense. If you're into loud music, huge crowds, and dancing all night, this might be the New Year's eve party for you.

Together As One at LA Sports Arena

When: Friday, December 31, 6pm - 2am

Where: The LA Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Cost: $60 and up

Buy tickets here.

Top 10 Things to Do in LA on New Year's Eve

4. GIANT NYE

This extravaganza will feature DJs Gabriel & Dresden, as well as Kristina Sky and Francis Preve. Tickets to the champagne room and VIP areas are still available, but act fast cause this gonna be off the hook, amiright?

Giant New Years

When: Friday, December 31, 8pm-4am

Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Cost: $75 and up

Buy tickets here.

lady tigra at bootie la at the echoplex
lady tigra at bootie la at the echoplex
gl wood

3. BOOTIE LA with LADY TIGRA and MORE

Is the Eastside more your vibe? Check out the mashup party that is Bootie LA (with live performance by Lady Tigra) at the EchoPlex. Bonus: organizers describe it as "a mixed/friendly crowd," the drinks are affordable, and it's in a good location if you live Eastside and want to walk home.

Bootie LA at The Echoplex

Where: 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

When: 9 pm - 3 am

Cost: $10 till 10pm ~ $20 after / 21+

Buy $20 tickets here.

mayer hawthorne DJs at the viceroy in santa monica
mayer hawthorne DJs at the viceroy in santa monica

2. JASON BENTLEY, MAYER HAWTHORNE, CLASSIXX AND RAUL CAMPOS

Want to spend your New Year's Eve in style? Head down to the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica and check out DJ sets by Mayer Hawthorne, Classixx, Jason Bentley, and Raul Campos. The hotel is modern and luxurious, located close to the ocean, with pools, a spa, a gym, and other amenities.

New Year's Eve 2011 at Viceroy

When: Friday, December 31, 9:00pm-2am

Where: Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Cost: $200 and up

Buy tickets here.

 

autolux at the standard hollywood
autolux at the standard hollywood

1. AUTOLUX AND THE RAVEONETTES

This show is going to be insane. It will be at the Standard in Hollywood, an edgy hotel in an ideal location. And the tickets are pretty reasonable, considering which bands are playing and considering that it's New Year's Eve. Autolux hasn't toured in awhile; this is another can't miss!

Autolux and The Raveonettes

When: Doors open at 8:00 PM, show begins at 9:00 PM

Where: The Standard Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA

Cost: $50

Buy tickets here.

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >