Wondering where to spend New Year’s Eve? What better place than Los Angeles? There are two affordable events easily accessible by Metro for partying responsibly! On Spring Street, the people that bring you Downtown LA Artwalk every month will be holding Downtown LA New Year’s Eve.
The block party will start at 6pm on Saturday, December 31 and ring in the New Year. Several thousand people are expected to walk through the event space this year. The event will feature a laser show, projections, live DJs and of course, a countdown to 2012. Best of all, entry to the event is completely FREE before 9pm. Late-comers will only have to pay a fee of $10.
VIP tickets are $25 with a small online fee. You can also purchase a VIP ticket in a Cabana with a complimentary Grey Goose Bottle to celebrate the New Year. If you split the bottle with 10 friends, its only $25 each!
The Metro Bus and Subway Rails will be running for free from 9pm to 2am on New Year’s Eve, so it is highly recommended that you take Metro to this event. Get off on the Pershing Square exit in downtown Los Angeles on the Red Line. After that, walk two blocks east to Spring Street and turn right onto Spring St. to find the event space. Parking lots in Downtown LA will be charging a lot this night, so take the bus if you can!
Universal CityWalk will be hosting Citywalk Rocks New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios. Admission is $15 per person, but children less than 48” are admitted for free. Music will be playing on three stages starting at 9pm. Ankhesenamen will kick off on the Universal Globe Stage, with Fast Times and a J Host at 5 Towers Concert Venue and Waterworld Arena, playing at 9:30pm. There will be a fireworks show at 12am. Universal Citywalk is home to many clubs and restaurants to entertain the whole family during this event, including Howl at the Moon, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and Wolfgang Puck La Bistro with a $40 four course celebration menu including champagne. Self parking to this event is $45, so taking Metro or the Hollywood Hotel complimentary shuttle is recommended!
Hope you have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles and here’s to 2012!