Los Angeles is a huge city, with a number of opportunities to sing "Auld Lang Syne" without having someone simultaneously twerking on you. So here are five fun New Year's Eve events to help you celebrate in style.Passport to a New Year: Aboard the Queen Mary New Year's Eve Celebration
Is there a classier local landmark than the Queen Mary? Since sailing into Long Beach harbor in 1967, she's never left -- and neither has her old-timey spirit. This New Year's Eve, the grand ol' lady is blasting to the past with a metaphorical voyage around the world, from Bombay, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City to Cherbourg, France and the ship's birthplace: Clydebank, Scotland. Both the music and cuisine will keep with the international theme, topped off by a glorious fireworks display to help ring in 2014.
$49 - $2,999. 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 877-342-0742
The Spanish-style Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel first opened in 1927, financed by film producer Louis B. Mayer and actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. In 1929, it was the site of the inaugural Academy Awards ceremony, and it's since housed guests like Marilyn Monroe, who famously posed near the Roosevelt's swimming pool. (The pool now features an underwater mural painted by none other than David Hockney.) With this kind of pedigree, it's an ideal place to usher in the new year with a lineup that includes Natalia Kills, Devin Lucien, DJ Katarina and more.
$100 - $175. 8:00p.m. - 3:00 a.m. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 800-950-7667