Grand Park + The Music Center. New Year’s Eve – Los Angeles. Countdown to 2019. #NYELA

What’s up Los Angeles? Dance your heart out and into 2019 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, 2018 and ends at 1am on January 1, 2019.


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.


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, 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.

Fun Stuff to Hear, See and Do!

Photo Booths

Snap the final photos of 2018 at one of our photo booths.

Food Trucks

To be announced!

Event Map

Coming soon!


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

Street Closures

Coming soon!


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.
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, 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 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.

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

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