2018 is coming to a close, and you know what that means: parties. It’s time to celebrate the start of a fresh, new year and whether you want black tie apparel or a quiet night out, below is our list of recommendations for celebrating the New Year in Los Angeles! 






The most popular way to spend New Years in LA is at N.Y.E. LA! Ring in the new year with a massive dance party 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 welcome in the New Year and countdown to Midnight. 


The event takes place at Grand Park + The Music Center: 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California 90012. The event starts at 8:00pm on December 31 and ends at 1:00am on January 1. 






The date is December 31, 1999 and the start of the new millennium is on everyone’s minds. Just kidding. The year is 2018, but at candipop you'd think we were just about to ring in the year 2000. 


This year, Lights & Music presents a turn-of-the-millennium-themed dance party extravaganza—complete with bubblegum pop favorites like the Spice Girls, *NSYNC, Madonna and Britney Spears, to name a few.


The event takes place at 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles and the cover charge is $15. 




The W Hollywood New Years


The W’s Rooftop is open any day of the year, but with its 360-degree view this is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. This one of a kind club is a hot spot for Los Angeles’ trendiest and New Year Eve is no different. 


The hotel is located at 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles and the club cover ranges from $139–$239.




Saved by the Max Presents: Bayside Prom NYE


Not ready to face 2019? What about facing 1989 instead? Bayside Prom NYE will bring a new menu to the West Hollywood spot, with a special dinner followed by a late-night reception that includes a champagne toast at midnight. At this Saved By the Bell extravaganza, expect ‘80s jams, a set by the Zack Attack Cover Band, some surprise guest chaperones and awards for prom king and queen (i.e. nods for the best throwback attire).


Tickets are on sale now via the venue’s website. Dinner seatings (5–10pm), which include an appetizer, entree and a beverage, cost $40. The prom reception (10pm–1:30am) includes a welcome libation and a midnight toast for $30.