Weekend Events: December 31-January 2

The countdown is on to 2022. Ring in the new year with these fun new years eve weekend events around town. From firework displays to neighborhood bar happenings, we have you covered on all the NYE fun!



When: December 31, 2021

Where: Big Bar | Los Feliz

What: For a countdown unlike any other, Big Bar in Los Feliz is celebrating with 10. That’s right, 10 countdowns. The trendy neighborhood bar will have 10 different playlists and 10 original cocktails for each hour leading up until midnight. The event will be held outdoors only with proof of vaccination required.


When: Dec 31, 2021

Where: Grand Park [Virtually]

What: While this year’s event will no longer be held in-person as planned, at-home revelers can still witness LA’s biggest countdown. The event will be headlined by Esty, DUCKWRTH and Kinky will headline the evening, with DJ sets in between from Peanut Butter Wolf and J.Rocc. The annual countdown will stream live with a 3-D recreation via Fuse and the Grand Parl Youtube pages.

Holiday Gingerbread Bar 

When: Until Dec 31, 2021

Where: Godfrey Hotel | Echo Park

What: If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a gingerbread house, now is your chance. The Godfrey Hotel has turned its rooftop bar I|O into a life-size gingerbread house decked out with royal icing and candy canes. Enjoy an evening under the stars inside a literal sweet treat.


Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks

When: December 31, 2021

Where: Burton Chace Park

What: Ring in the new year with a stunning pyro-filled evening under the stars. Marina del Rey will be showcasing their fireworks celebration of the new year at both 9 pm and midnight. Those dining with a harbor view should be able to see the dazzling show once it begins

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Long Beach Waterfront

When: Dec 31, 2021

Where: Long Beach

What: For those spending their NYE in Long Beach, you’ll be treated to a stunning show of fireworks to kick off the new year. The midnight show will be viewable from most areas near the water with dinner specials and parties aplenty nearby. 

Francesco Clemente: Twenty Years of Painting: 2001–2021

When: Nov 5, 2021-Jan 16, 2022

Where: Santa Monica

What: View 30 paintings from the nomadic Neapolitan Neo-Expressionist assembled by the Vite Schnabel Gallery. The art will be displayed at Santa Monica’s old Art Deco post office. Visits will be by appointment only.



Keep it Local New Year’s Eve Karaoke Extravaganza

When: December 31, 2021

Where: Sherman Oaks

What: For a local Sherman Oaks affair, enjoy the Keep it Local karaoke party at the Oaks Tavern. General Admission is free, but tables can be reserved as well. Celebrate the new year locally with this fun event!  

Universal CityWalk New Year’s Eve Celebration

When: December 31, 2021

Where: Universal Studios Hollywood

What: Universal Studios offers a special New Year’s Eve experience that you’ll never forget. Enjoy the park’s nighttime transformation and a midnight fireworks display.

Women Painters West: A Century of California Women Artists

When: Nov 13, 2021-Jan 8, 2022

Where: Brand Library and Art Center | Glendale

What: Celebrate Women Painters West for its centennial at this Glendale exhibit of over 100 works from current members. The Laguna Beach-based women’s art organization will also feature 25 paintings of past members to view. 



New Year’s Eve at the Reagan Library

When: December 31, 2021

Where: Simi Valley

Where: If you’d like to celebrate the New Year in stately style, then you need to do so at the Reagan Library. Ring in the New Year under the wings of Air Force One, with a gourmet dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase in Pasadena

When: January 1-2, 2021

Where: Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards | Pasadena

What: If you plan to venture over to Pasadena for this weekend’s annual parade, you’ll have plenty more to see afterward. Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase will have up-close views available of this year’s float from Saturday through Sunday. Presented by Avelo Airlines, the event serves as a delightful and relaxing way to cruise into the new year.


Broadway at the Seaside 2 NYE Dinner Show

When: December 31, 2021

Where: Poinsettia Pavilion | Ventura 

What: For those who’d like their evening to end a little earlier so they can enjoy midnight privately, the Poinsettia Pavilion offers a Broadway show and a lovely catered dinner.