New Year's Eve at Grand Park
Want to blow the lid of New Year's Eve without spending an entire paycheck? Head to Downtown LA for the massive street party at Grand Park between City Hall and the Music Center. Now in its third year, this celebration gets going at 8 pm and transforms a three-block area into a cutting-edge wonderland of music and 3-D digital visual mapping. Grab your friends and take your picture in one of the party's photo booths, and then watch the images projected onto the 22-story face of the City Hall building.
Live bands and DJs on three different stages will keep the crowd turned up throughout the evening, which will climax at midnight with a crazy new interactive visual countdown. You'll also find dozens of LA's finest food trucks for refreshments, but please note: this party is dry, so there's no beer or cash bar.
Last year, the Grand Park celebration attracted over 40,000 people, and even more are expected this year. Stay safe and ride the Metro Rail, which runs 24 hours on New Year's Eve and is offering free fares from 9 pm to 2 am. Take the Red/Purple Line to the Grand Park stop, or hop on the Gold Line to Little Tokyo and walk.