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


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


Grand Park: 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012


Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is free! There is no cost to attend.


Please check back here, @grandpark_la, musiccenter.org, 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.

Dexter Story and the All-Star New Year’s Eve Band, featuring Raquel Rodriguez, Jimetta Rose, Kenneth Crouch, Chris Pierce, Kam Talbert, and more

The Beat Junkies featuring DJ Babu, Mr. Choc, and Shortkut

DJ Francesca Harding

Hosted by D’Lo

Event Schedule

Coming soon!

Event Map

Coming soon!

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

2 Music Stages

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


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

Photo Booth

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

Food Trucks

Coming soon!


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

Street Closure Info and Parking Details

Go Metro

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).

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.

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.

Bicycle Parking

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

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, musiccenter.org, or @musiccenterla for updates throughout the day.