New Year's Eve events 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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