Grand Park and the Music Center, New Years Eve Los Angeles Grand Park and the Music Center, New Years Eve Los Angeles

What’s up Los Angeles? Dance your heart out and into 2018 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

When

The event begins at 8pm on December 31, 2017 and ends at 1am on January 1, 2018.

Where

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

Grand Park on Google Maps

Cost

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

Watch Live!

Can’t make it to N.Y.E.L.A.? Watch the biggest New Years Eve celebration on the West Coast on Facebook Live starting at 8pm on New Years Eve. A six man camera crew 🎥 will be capturing the whole night leading up to the big countdown to 2018.

Watch the live countdown to 2018.

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 The Music Center’s video page 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 Broadway 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 vendor booths will be available throughout event space.

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 in front of City Hall

Hosted by: D’Lo

8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
DJ Francesca Harding
9:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Raquel Rodriguez
9:30 to 10:00 p.m.
DJ Francesca Harding
10:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Raquel Rodriguez
10:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Dexter Story and the All-Star New Year’s Eve Band
11:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
DJ Francesca Harding
11:45 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Dexter Story and the All-Star New Year’s Eve Band w/Raquel Rodriguez
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
All eyes on City Hall for Countdown to 2018
12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Dexter Story and the All-Star New Year’s Eve Band

Get Down Stage

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

Host by: Mr. Choc

8:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.
The County of Los Angeles Public Library’s Compton Turns the Tables Youth DJs
8:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
The Beat Junkies featuring DJ Babu, Mr. Choc, and Shortkut
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
All eyes on City Hall for Countdown to 2018
12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The Beat Junkies

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.

Digital Dance Zone

Step into the new Digital Dance Zone, and your dance moves will transform into larger-than-life images that will be projected on the side of the LA County Hall of Records building!

Photo Booths

Snap the final photos of 2017 at one of our photo booths.

Interactive Light Installation

Dance and snap your selfies at the audio-responsive light installation located at the fountain overlook.

Food Trucks

Event Map

Don’t miss out. Event maps will be available at the five N.Y.E.L.A. info booths. Sign up for updates from Grand Park + The Music Center or show your TAP card at any N.Y.E.L.A. booth and get a free glow in the dark 2018 glasses (while supplies last).

Downloadable Map (PDF file, 8.3MB)

Event Map

Transportation

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

Street Closures

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

Street Closures and Parking on Google Maps

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.
County Courthouse Garage
aka Lot 17, located at 131 South Olive Street. Enter on Olive Street.
(limited spaces available)
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.

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, 2017 to 2 a.m. on January 1, 2018.

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 Broadway 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.

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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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