Grand Park and The Music Center. New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles. Countdown to 2019.

Announcements

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Dear LA,

Thank you for coming together to celebrate 2018 and ring in 2019! This year’s theme is LA Dreams. What is your dream for LA? We posed this question to 5th & 6th graders across the county, and their art and words inspire the 3D projection art you will see on City Hall tonight. Let’s dance, laugh, hug, make new friends and countdown to the new year!

Be sure to check out all the yummy food, live music, the photo booths sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and the Metro by T-Mobile booth.

Event maps will be available at the Grand Park info booths. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter at one of the booths and get a fun glow wand (while supplies last).

Love,
Grand Park

When

The event begins on December 31, 2018 and ends on January 1, 2019.

8:00 p.m.
Doors open
11:55 p.m.
Countdown begins
1:00 a.m.
Event ends

Where

Grand Park + The Music Center:
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

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Cost

This is a free event. There’s no cost to attend.

Watch Live!

Can’t make it to Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A.? Watch live on Grand Park’s Facebook starting at 8pm 🎊

Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Grand Park on Facebook

Safety

Safety for everyone is número uno. Event entrance protocol includes mandatory bag checks, pat downs and metal detector wands for all patrons. To ensure lines move as quickly as possible, please plan ahead and read all event info below to know what is allowed and what is prohibited. Early arrival is recommended. Your patience is appreciated.

Getting Through Bag Check

All bags will be checked upon entry to event space. Please do not bring the following items to this event:

A Note for Beautiful Los Angeles

This is a space for unity – where Angelenos and visitors from all around the world can celebrate together. Any bullying, discrimination, or hateful acts are not allowed in this space.  If you are an attendee, and you see something, reach out to security or staff (they will be wearing pink vests) for assistance.

The Following Is Also Prohibited at This Event

Valet parking for bicycles will be available at Hill Street and West 2nd Street.

Items You Can Bring

Food & Drink Policy

Outside food is welcome in backpacks or totes. Coolers are not permitted in the event space.

The size of bags and backpacks/totes must be standard backpack size or smaller (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches).

No outside beverages including juice and soda (sealed juice boxes are the only exception). Only empty, non glass water bottles are allowed. Park water fountains and water for purchase booths will be available in the event space. Food trucks will be available along 1st Street.

Have a Ball But Please No Alcohol

This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event; no beer garden or point of purchase. No alcohol is permitted in the event space.

Event Schedule

Event begins at 8pm on December 31. Projections and music run all night. Food service will run until 1am. The event ends at 1am on January 1.

Experience some of L.A.’s best on two music stages:

Countdown Stage

Located at Grand Park’s Event Lawn near City Hall & Spring Street

Hosted By Mario Hernandez

8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
DJ Day
9:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Georgia Anne Muldrow
9:30 to 10:00 p.m.
DJ Day
10:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Irka Mateo + La Tirindanga
10:45 to 11:05 p.m.
Maya Jupiter
11:05 to 11:55 p.m.
Aloe Blacc
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Look up! All eyes on City Hall to ring in the new year!
12:00 to 1:00 a.m.
Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter + Friends

Get Down Stage

Located at Grand Park’s Performance Lawn between Grand Avenue and Hill Street

Hosted by Valiyah

8:00 to 8:20 p.m.
Los Angeles County Public Library
Turn the Tables Youth DJ E.L.
8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Kronika
9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Ericalandia
10:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Spiñorita
11:30 to 11:55 p.m.
Kronika
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Look up! All eyes on City Hall to ring in the new year!
12:00 to 12:30 a.m.
Ericalandia
12:30 to 1:00 a.m.
Spiñorita

Fun Stuff to Hear, See and Do!

2 Music Stages

Experience some of L.A.’s best music-makers at the Countdown Stage and the Get Down Stage

Projections

Experience a spectacular interactive countdown to remember, featuring 3D digital video mapping on City Hall.

Food Trucks

Food trucks will be available along 1st Street.

Art Installations

In the Arthur J. Memorial Fountain, sponsored by German Light Products (GLP) and on the Fountain Overlook.

Photo Booths

Snap the final photos of 2018 at one of our photo booths, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Projected on the LA County Hall of Records

This year’s N.Y.E.L.A. is all about L.A. DREAMS!✨ Celebrating the future of L.A. County imagined through the collective thoughtfulness and creativity of its children. Attendees will enjoy the work of L.A. County 5th & 6th graders, whose dreams inspired the 3D animated countdown.

Event Map

Don’t miss out. Event maps will be available at the Grand Park info booths. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter at one of the booths and get a fun glow wand (while supplies last).

Downloadable Map (PDF file)

Event Map

Transportation

The event will take place at Grand Park + The Music Center:
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

Street Closures

Olive Street, Hill Street, Broadway, and Spring Street will be closed in the area around Grand Park (between Temple Street and 2nd Street). 1st Street and 2nd street will also be closed in the area around Grand Park (between Grand Avenue and Main Street).

Street closures will begin taking effect 6 a.m. on Monday, December 31. All streets will reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1.

See the N.Y.E.L.A. Community Letter for more details about streets that will be closed during the event.

Parking

Due to street closures, the parking area underneath Grand Park (Lot 10) will not be accessible during the event.

The Music Center Garage
aka Lot 14, located at 135 North Grand Avenue. Enter via Southbound Grand Avenue from Temple Street.
Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage
aka Lot 16, located at 111 South Grand Avenue. Enter on 2nd Street or Lower Grand Avenue.
Health Services Garage
aka Lot 29, located at 313 North Figueroa Street. Enter on Fremont Avenue.
Chinatown Garage
aka Lot 45, located at 725 North Spring Street. Enter on Spring Street.
FIGat7th
located at South Figueroa Street and 7th Street. Enter on 7th Street. PARK & PLAY for $5 at FIGat7th with retail store or eatery validation. The structure is open 24 hours and parking validation is valid for up to 12 hours.
LA Times Parking
located at 221 W. 2nd Street. Enter on 2nd Street.

Go Metro

Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines on New Year’s Eve with free fares from 9 p.m. on December 31, 2018 to 2 a.m. on January 1, 2019.

While the Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station exits directly into Grand Park, Pershing Square Station and Union Station are also within walkable distance (and might be less crowded!)

Plan your trip at metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

Metro Bikes

Ride a Metro Bike to NYELA! Check out and return your bike to nearby stations Main & 1st or Grand & Temple. See Station Map for a full list of stations.

Bicycle Parking

Valet parking for bicycles will be available at Hill Street and West 2nd Street.

The valet service is free and will be provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Taking Rideshare Like Lyft Or Uber?

Use the drop off/pick up zone near the 1st Street and North Los Angeles Street event entrance/exit.

This address is for navigation only and is not an official event or affiliate address.

Highlights from past events

Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Grand Park on Vimeo

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