Grand Park + The Music Center. New Year’s Eve – Los Angeles. Countdown to 2017. #NYELA

What up Los Angeles? Look forward to 2017 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! #NYELA


The event begins at 8pm on December 31, 2016 and ends at 1am on January 1, 2017.


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


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


Showers are forecast for Saturday afternoon. Please check back here, @grandpark_la,, or @musiccenterla for updates throughout the day.

Angelenos aren’t afraid of some spritz! The show must go on! Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. will continue rain or shine.

Please note that umbrellas will not be allowed in the event.

Ponchos, rain boots, and waterproof outerwear are allowed.


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, say something.

The Following Is Also Prohibited at This Event

Items You Can Bring

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 at the three music stages:

Countdown Stage

Hosted by: Mario Hernandez

DJ Expo
Jungle Fire
DJ Expo
Lyric Jones
DJ Expo
Jungle Fire with guests QVLN and Afrodyete
All Eyes On City Hall
Jungle Fire with guests QVLN, Afrodyete and L.A. Samba Dancers

Get Down Stage

Hosted by: Gazoo Olmeda

Victoria Van Damn
Gazoo Olmeda
Victoria Van Damn
Gazoo Olmeda
Gazoo Olmeda with Jose Marquez
Jose Marquez
All Eyes On City Hall
Jose Marquez

Funktown Stage

Hosted by: DJ Paris Paul

Dancers: CheckOne2 Dancers

DJ Paris Paul
DJ Rell
All Eyes On City Hall
DJ Rell

Event Map

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

Don’t miss out. Event maps will be available at the five N.Y.E.L.A. info booths. Sign up for more Grand Park + The Music Center updates or show your TAP card at any N.Y.E.L.A. booth and get a free giant glow stick (while supplies last).

Event Map

3 Music Stages

Experience some of L.A.’s best at the Countdown Stage, the Get Down Stage, and the Funktown Stage.


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

Inflatable Art

Oh wow! See large pieces floating and growing throughout the space.

Photo Booth

Snap the final photos of 2016 at a photo booth.


Vendors cranking out nom noms:


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

Street Closure Info and Parking Details

View the N.Y.E.L.A. Community Letter for a complete street closure schedule, or maybe a handy dandy Google map with all parking and transportation recommendations:

Street Closure Map

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.

Go Metro

All metro rail lines including Orange and Silver Lines run 24 hours on New Year’s Eve with free fares from 9pm–2am. Take the Metro Red/Purple Line to the Civic Center/Grand Park Station or the Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Plan your trip at

Bicycle Parking

LA County Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Valet available at Hill Street and West 2nd Street. The valet service is free.

N.Y.E.L.A. 2016

See the highlights from last year’s event:

Video of Grand Park and The Music Center’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in 2015 Play

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center

The information on this page is subject to change. Please check back here, @grandpark_la,, or @musiccenterla for updates throughout the day.