New Year’s Eve is traditionally filled with promise and expectation. As we let that old, used-up baggage fall away from the last year, we look forward to a fun-filled future and insist on entering it with thunderous excitement. Whatever your vibe, we have a handful of picks to welcome the new Roaring ‘20s, ranging from glamorous and bedazzled to down and dirty rock & roll, from family-oriented to rated R. Whether you are seeking a spiritual and sober party or a top-shelf, all-you-can drink fiesta, here are some choices.

N.Y.E.L.A. Downtown at Grand Park

Ring in the New Year in the heart of downtown L.A. with a free all-ages dance party held in Grand Park and the Music Center Plaza. With eclectic bands and DJs spinning both urban and world music, a 3D light show projected on the side of the Los Angeles City Hall building, food trucks and midnight fireworks welcoming 2020, this outdoor bash is sure to be full of electricity. Grand Park and The Music Center Plaza, downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., free;

Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Glow Party

Grab your glow sticks and head to the Marina del Rey waterfront for a family friendly glow party featuring live entertainment, DJs, food trucks and a chance to countdown to the New Year twice. As the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast, the Times Square ball drop will be projected and fireworks will explode over the Marina del Rey harbor. When it’s our coast’s turn to welcome in the new decade there will be another countdown and fireworks display. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; Tue., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-mid.; free. tickets-79792458391

New Year’s Eve at Shoreline Village, Long Beach

Breath in the fresh air of the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach’s free Shoreline Village party featuring a DJ and live local band. There will be an early East Coast countdown for those needing to get the kids home to bed as well as a West Coast welcome, both complete with fireworks. Shoreline Village, 429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach; Tue., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; free.

Cretinous Hopping and hell-raising. (M. Haight)

A Rockabilly New Year’s Eve Dance Party with James Intveld & Rosie Flores

Dust off your honky-tonk shoes for a rockabilly flavored New Year’s Eve. The floor may not be covered in the expected sawdust, but the Burbank Moose Lodge has an old-school bar and dance floor that will conjure up a ‘50s juke joint. The music of James Intveld, Rosie Flores and Russell Scott & the Red Hots will surely get you swinging. Burbank Moose Lodge, 1901 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $25. 

Cretin Hop New Year’s Hop: Rock & Roll Masquerade

Rev up your motor and get down and dirty with live music by New Zealand garage rockers The Cavemen and local L.A. scenesters The Premonitions. While guests are encouraged to wear masks, the Cretin Hop DJs will keep you doing the shimmy, the jerk and the frug between sets as you sweatily dance the New Year into existence. Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, Elysian Valley; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $13.

Guided By Voices New Year’s

The band Guided By Voices is known for both their slightly obsessive fanbase and their quirky songs incorporating musical influences ranging from psychedelic to progressive to British Invasion to low-fi punk. For the most hardcore fans and those interested in delving into the band’s prolific 28-album career, nothing could be better than this GBV marathon promising 100 live songs for 100 bucks. The Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. 7th St., Westlake; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $100. 

In Fuzz We Trust New Year’s Eve Bash with The Tearaways featuring Clem Burke

Spend New Year’s Eve with a night of danceable pub rock in a comfortable dive bar environment. After a set by the Electric Children, The Tearaways will get your blood pumping, heart thumping and body moving to the beat of Blondie’s own whirling dervish, Clem Burke. Picked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” Burke’s energy pretty much summarizes the holiday season’s Twelve Drummers Drumming all rolled into one. The Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W. 2nd St., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $10. featuring-clem-burke-tickets-85585545671

New Year’s Eve at Harvard & Stone

Rock and Roll on the darker side this New Year’s Eve with Escape-ism, the solo project from The Make-Up’s Ian Svenonius and photographer Alexandra Cabral as well as Crush, featuring members of The Black Lips. Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $25. tickets-84349845659 

Toasting the new year with Dita Von Teese (Frank Guthrie)

Dita Von Teese’s New Year’s Eve Gala Show

Enter the New Year surrounded by sexy elegance with this burlesque revue hosted by the glamorous queen of bump and grind, Dita Von Teese. Taking place at the opulent Orpheum Theatre, Von Teese brings together Old Hollywood allure in a New Year’s Eve gala featuring the top tier of modern burlesque and vaudeville performers. The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway Ave., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $49.50-$225.

Part Time Punks NYE 2020

If you’re in the mood for non-stop dancing, Part Time Punks will help you welcome in 2020 with a host of DJs playing goth, Brit pop, glam, post-punk and more. Moroccan Lounge, 901 E. 1st St., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $25. punks-nye-2020-tickets-85596971847

Giorgio’s NYE at The Standard

Join West Hollywood’s beautiful people for Giorgio’s 6th annual Black and White Masquerade Ball at The Standard Hotel. New York cabaret entertainer Joey Arias and his band will perform a glamorous Klaus Nomi tribute, sure to be otherworldly and unusual. The Standard, 8300 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $65 and up; 

Shangri La La Tropical Fantasy New Year’s Eve Party

Less than a block from the roaring Pacific, James’ Beach restaurant transforms itself this New Year’s Eve into a tropical beach party complete with DJs, giant tikis, waterfalls and a volcano set to erupt as the clock strikes midnight James’ Beach, 60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice; Tue., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.; 

New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Luau Party 

If you’ve got fantasies of turning your New Year’s Eve into a slice of tiki paradise, consider a mini-vacation at the oceanfront Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach. Their PCH Club lounge features live rockabilly and surf bands Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Hula Girls and Jason Lee as well as an optional Hawaiian Luau Buffet, tropical drinks and a midnight toast. Stay on the premises with a special room rate and you’ll be within stumbling distance of a good night’s sleep. PCH Club, Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $29.75 and up. $89 hotel room rate. 

4th Annual Classic Hollywood Roosevelt New Year’s Eve

Make it tradition with the 4th annual New Year’s Eve shindig hosted by the venerable Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Admission includes six hours of open bar, several rooms of dancing to eight eclectic DJs and a giant projected wall countdown at the midnight hour. The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $169 and up.

Queen Mary merriment (Courtesy The Ace Agency)

Queen Mary’s “New Year’s Eve: Past & Present”

The Queen Mary creates a New Year’s Eve experience spread across the ship with multiple themed decks, lounges and ballrooms. Special areas include a Latin cumbia band with samba showgirls, a glow bar playing electronic dance music with LED hula hoopers, an eight-piece jazz band, a country hoe-down and a secret Capone speakeasy. A fireworks display will greet the New Year on the veranda deck at midnight. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $120 and up. 

Yamashiro New Year’s Eve Party

Perched high in the Hollywood Hills, the breathtaking view from Yamashiro restaurant is a sight to behold with twinkling lights below and an abundance of romance. Throw in a five-hour open bar, a DJ and a dance floor and you’ve got yourself quite the New Year’s Eve party. Yamashiro, 1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. $175.; 

Decadence Masquerade Ball at Clifton’s Republic

Costumes are highly encouraged at this 1920s-themed party promising three floors of stylishly decadent environments. VIP dinner and drink packages are available for a premium price, but regular admission includes DJs, dancing and a complementary champagne toast. Clifton’s Republic, 648 S. Broadway Ave., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $45 and up. 

Cuban New Years Eve at La Descarga

Elegantly greet the New Year with this Havana speakeasy soiree which includes an open-bar, free tacos and a midnight champagne toast. Guests are requested to wear black-tie attire while imbibing from the rare rum bar, enjoying hand-rolled Cuban cigars and watching live music, burlesque performances, and Cuban showgirls. La Descarga, 1159 North Western Ave., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $150. descarga-2020-open-bar-tickets-84350389285 

Starting off the new year with a #BOOM (Melanie Chapman)

Electric Pussycat NYE ’20

Get psychedelic this New Year’s Eve at Electric Pussycat, a multi-level Austin Powers-themed bar with colorful 1960s mod decor. Admission includes a five-hour open bar, a DJ playing a variety of music genres and a variety of photo ops including fun-fur walls, lucite bubble chairs, lava lamps, a dance floor with disco ball and go-go dancers galore. Electric Pussycat, 103 E. Broadway Ave., Glendale; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $90. 

#BOOM! An Alcohol- and Drug-Free Extravaganza

If you’ve committed to an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, New Year’s Eve has the potential to be a pretty major stumbling block. Celebrate without the drama or the spilt vodka by joining 700 to 1000 other revelers while dancing to a fabulous DJ and ringing in the New Year with a non-alcoholic toast. West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; free.

Beetle House New Year’s Eve Monster’s Ball

Inspired by Tim Burton’s film Beetlejuice, this Hollywood bar’s New Year’s Eve event promises spooky live entertainment, ghoulish go-go dancers and a DJ pumping the dance floor all night. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and a six-hour open bar. Beetle House, 1714 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $135. 

Sex & Candy’s New Year’s Tease

A night of burlesque, live music and comedy is in store during Sex & Candy’s New Year’s Tease event at The Three Clubs. Relax with cocktails and enjoy a bevy of sultry entertainment as you bring in the New Year. The Three Clubs, 1123 Vine St., Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.; $40 and up. 

Prohibition NYE at Union Station

Providing a mixture of art deco, streamline moderne and Mission Revival architecture, Union Station may be one of the most fitting places to welcome in the new Roaring ‘20s. Now in its eighth year, Prohibition NYE explores the grandeur of the jazz age with burlesque dancers, a red hot musical jazz combo and an open bar serving champagne, wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s vintage or modern formal attire. A 60-foot ball drop will countdown to the next ‘20s era. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $175. 

The Boulet Brothers and Mania Luzon celebrate New Queer’s Eve. (Nereth Chuon)

New Queers Eve at the Globe Theatre

Taking over three levels of downtown’s Globe Theatre, this New Year’s Eve party is billed as a night of queer magic and faggotry. With laser light projections, a spectacular stage show and more drag queens then you could shake a feathered boa at, midnight will culminate with a massive makeout countdown and a laser light confetti explosion. Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway Ave., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $20 and up. 

Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball

With two floors of DJs spinning indie, Brit pop, goth, new wave, ‘80s and ‘90s, Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball will keep you dancing until the early hours of 2020, stopping only momentarily for a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N. Broadway Ave., Chinatown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. $10-$ 

NYE at Hotel Figueroa

Explore the historic Hotel Figueroa with a New Year’s Eve dance party which includes a three-hour open bar and a midnight champagne toast. Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $135. 

Davey Havok and Heather Horror at Cloak & Dagger. (Tyler Curtis)

Cloak & Dagger New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve non-members get a chance to experience Cloak & Dagger, normally a private member dance club which focuses on magick, sorcery and rocks to a slightly darker beat. The club’s dress code is usually all black, but silver is also invited for this special NYE party. Hosted by DJs Adam 12 (one-half of the band She Wants Revenge) and Baby Magick, a ritual will be conducted at midnight to let go of the past decade and to let in the new one. Along with a complimentary champagne toast, free prosperity bags will be given to everyone. Cloak & Dagger, 1666 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood; Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $25 and up.

New Year’s Eve at La Cita

Come shake your booty to DJs spinning rock en español, hip-hop, cumbia and more during this rocking dive bar’s special New Year’s Eve party. La Cita, 336 S. Hill St., downtown; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; $20. 

New Year’s Eve Dream Temple

If your New Year’s resolution includes investing in your spirituality, this sleepover might be wiser than an all-night dance party. At the Yogi Tree Center for Growth, New Year’s Eve begins by setting intentions and is followed by yoga, chanting, meditation, and Reiki, concluding with a special sound bath. New Year’s Day 2020 starts by waking at 5 a.m. for a morning meditation and is followed by breakfast. The Yogi Tree Center for Growth, 4475 Vineland Ave., Studio City; Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to Wed., Jan 1, 9 a.m.; $75. 

12th Annual New Year’s Eve Meditation and Celebration

Take part in a free group meditation on New Year’s Eve focusing on gratitude, love and setting intentions for the New Year. Dessert and tea will be served. Each person attending is requested to bring a flower. Studio City Meditation Center, 4544 Ethel Ave., Studio City; Tue., Dec. 31, 10 p.m.; free. celebration-tickets-86154130323 


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