New Year's Eve events in Southern California

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Check out these great New Year's Eve celebrations in Southern California

Here's a list of New Year's Eve celebrations around Southern California. Share your favorites with #abc7eyewitness!

Let Metro be your designated driver this New Year's Eve. To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines.

Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2019, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2020. Details on their New Year's Eve and New Year's Day schedule at metro.net.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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Grand Park + The Music Center

200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

December 31

Doors open 8:00 p.m., countdown begins 11:55 p.m., event ends 1:00 a.m.

The west coast's biggest party. All ages are welcome to dance the night away in Downtown L.A. There will be music, food trucks and art.

grandparkla.org

Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival

Weller Court and Japanese Village Plaza

335 E 2nd St, Los Angeles

January 1, 10:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Watch the opening ceremony kick-off with the pounding beats of taiko drums, while lion dancers take the stage. Learn how mochi is made, and enjoy calligraphy demonstrations, kimono and Harajuku-style fashion shows, anime booths, Japanese street food and more.

golittletokyo.com

L.A. Zoo Lights Family New Year's Eve

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles

December 31, 6 p.m. until closing

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop.

lazoolights.org

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City

December 31, 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Hollywood's biggest New Year's Eve celebration. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides and attractions, then party til 2 a.m. with music, dancing, photo-ops and a special midnight countdown celebration with fireworks.

universalstudioshollywood.com

New Year's Eve Glow Party

Burton Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

December 31, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Marina del Rey is throwing a family friendly glow party. Can't stay up 'til midnight? There will be fireworks at 9:00 p.m. to ring in the new year on east coast time, and then again at midnight.

visitmarinadelrey.com

New Year's Eve at the Waterfront

Waterfront Amphitheater between Gladstone's and PF Chang's

330 S Pine Avenue, Long Beach

December 31, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This free event is perfect for families, as well as groups of friends and couples. Enjoy live music, a photo booth, face painting, interactive games, arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more. They will be celebrating on east coast time, complete with a fireworks show.

downtownlongbeach.org

New Year's Eve: Past and Present

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway Long Beach

December 31, 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

The ship's decks and ballrooms will be brought to life with live music on multiple stages, dancing, themed experiences, and immersive entertainment, with a nod to Art Deco and the over-the-top Roaring Twenties.

queenmary.com

ORANGE COUNTY

New Year's Eve Countdown Celebration at the Disneyland Resort

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim

December 31, Disneyland is open until 2:00 a.m., Disney California Adventure is open until 1:00 a.m.

At Disneyland, enjoy Mickey's Mix Magic fireworks at midnight and three New Year's Eve Countdown locations: It's a Small World, Rivers of America, and Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Disney California Adventure will celebrate at Paradise Gardens and Hollywood Land.

disneyland.com

First Night Fullerton

Downtown Fullerton

December 31, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Fullerton is celebrating the 28th anniversary of First Night Fullerton. The festival features live music, special activities for the kids and fireworks at midnight.

cityoffullerton.com

Knott's New Year's Eve Celebration

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park

December 31, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

There will be special fireworks, live entertainment, and special extended hours for the one-night event. Perfect for family and friends.

knotts.com

INLAND EMPIRE

55th annual Torchlight Parade

Snow Summit

880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake

December 31, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Watch hundreds of skiers and snowboarders light up the night. The parade viewing area and New Year's Eve party is open to all ages.

bigbearmountainresort.com

New Year's Eve Grape Drop

Temecula Civic Center

41000 Main Street, Temecula

December 31, 6:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Ring in the new year with the infamous grape drop, including live music, food vendors and kid's activities. Ring in 2020 twice, with an east coast countdown and a west coast countdown.

temeculaca.gov

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