Grand Park and The Music Center. New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles. Countdown to 2020.


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For the seventh year, Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to come together and ring in the new year with live music, food, photo booths and amazing projection art on the beautiful City Hall!


The event begins on December 31, 2019 and ends on January 1, 2020.

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


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

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

Street Closures

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

Road closure notice Road closure notice

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 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

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.





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Event Schedule

Event begins at 8pm on December 31. Projections and music run all night. 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 Pili Montilla

8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
DJ Pauli The PSM
8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Banda Las Angelinas
9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
DJ Pauli The PSM
9:45 to 10:15 p.m.
Thee Sinseers
10:15 to 11:00 p.m.
DJ Pauli The PSM
11:00 to 11:50 p.m.
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Look up! All eyes on City Hall to ring in the new year!
12:01 to 12:30 a.m.
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
12:30 to 1:00 a.m.
DJ Pauli The PSM

Get Down Stage

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

8:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Cherry Poppin’ ft. DJ Rell, DJ Bonds hosted by KG Superstar
10:30 to 1:00 a.m.
Gasolina ft. DJ Chava and DJ Krucial
11:55 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Look up! All eyes on City Hall to ring in the new year!

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

Boogie Down Dance Zone

(located at Broadway + 2nd) Enjoy the sounds of DJ Cool Era and selfie it up with inflatable art!


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

Food Trucks

Check out our Food Truck areas - we have over 40 food trucks for you! Check out the event map for locations.


BLUE LINE: Broadway B/T 1st + 2nd)

EXPO LINE: 1st B/T + Broadway

GOLD LINE: Spring, North of 1st

GREEN LINE: Broadway B/T 2nd + 3rd

PURPLE LINE: 1st B/T Broadway + Spring

RED LINE: Broadway, North of 1st

food trucks subject to change

Art Installations

Photo Booths

Snap the final photos of 2019 at one of our photo booths, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

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 N.Y.E.L.A. medallion (while supplies last).

Also, when you sign up for our e-mail newsletter, you will receive a survey and be able to enter for a chance to receive a $100 giftcard. All employees, agents and contractors of The Music Center, as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are NOT eligible to participate in the survey, and any responses received will be disqualified from the drawing of the gift card.

Downloadable Map

Event Map


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


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.

There are other various parking lots close by!

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, 2019 to 2 a.m. on January 1, 2020.

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 or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

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

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