by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
As seen on ABC 7 ... Still don't know where you're going to be ringing in 2010? Check out our list of Top 7 New Year's Eve parties in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and Ventura County. You can also watch the segment here for a closer look. Happy New Year!
Updated: December 31, 2009
What better way to ring in 2010 than with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean? Take advantage of being in SoCal this year by celebrating at this gorgeous (and historic) art deco landmark. General admission tickets are just $25, and for $40 per person, you'll get VIP access to the pool deck, rooftop bar and penthouse suite which will be rockin' with three DJs, fire dancers and more. A special five-course dinner will also be served in the Dining Room for $85 per person or $150 per couple, which grants automatic VIP access to the parties. Call for reservations. Happy New Year!
Get ready to be dazzled at this hideaway tucked behind the Hollywood & Highland complex. For NYE, this celeb hotspot will become an interactive night of Haute Cirque revelry with the Lucent Dossier Experience, an avante-garde troupe of performers ranging from oracle readers and contortionists to acrobats and stilt walkers. There will also be an open bar and food all night long. Tickets start at $120 with table reservations available. For more info and to buy tickets, visit http://hwood-lucentdossier.eventbrite.com
Think you can't afford to indulge at L.A.'s sceniest sushi spot? Think again. Offering an unprecedented rate of $70 per person including tax and tip (as long as you mention ABC 7 & Citysearch), you'll get all-you-can eat sushi and Japanese specialties, along with full access to premium drinks like the famed watermelon mojito and white grapefruit martini from the "liquid kitchen." *UPDATE: This location is sold out. There is still limited space available at Katsuya in Glendale and Hollywood.
This annual family-friendly event will be having its popular outdoor countdown beginning at 9pm with live music, lots of great people-watching, thousands of pounds of confetti and spectacular fireworks. Best of all, it's free! Just try to arrive early--parking can get crazy.
It may be 2010, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate it in 1950's Havana style. Long Beach's Latin American-inspired Hotel Maya is throwing a Cuban bash, complete with a multi-course dinner menu and an unrivaled view of the Queen Mary fireworks over the water. In-house restaurant Fuego will have two seatings (6pm or 8:30pm) that run $55-$75. Or spend the night with the hotel's $469 all-inclusive View-tastic package. Call for details.
Party poolside (this is L.A. after all) at this famous Sunset Strip hotel and hangout. They're throwing a rather affordable affair this year--it's just $20 at the door--with DJ Swiss Tim and Benji Davidson from 9pm to 2am! Expect classic cocktails and a good-looking bunch of Hollywood types.
Is that ... the Fly? Party like a movie star (or rather, with one) at this swanky supper club and ring in the new year with style. None other than Jeff Goldblum will be tickling the ivories and crooning some jazzy tunes with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. There'll be a special 5-course prix-fixe dinner menu with two dinner-and-show seatings. We think this one will fill up fast, so call for reservations.
This bright and eclectic Orange County hotspot promises a fun night of dinner and dancing for New Year's Eve. The first seating is $45 per person (table must be cleared by 8pm) and includes access to the lounge all night long. The second seating (after 8pm) is $75 per person and includes a table reservation for the duration of the evening. Dancing will go on from 8:30pm-1:30am with two DJs spinning mash-ups, house, hip-hop and 80s pop.
This fun and historic two-level destination is getting the party started with lots of different options, including a five-course dinner, flamenco dancing, live music and more. Prices start at $69 per person with packages including the Midnight Celebration with a champagne toast and party favors. Call for details.
Welcome 2010 in style at this lush retreat. Enjoy the New Year's Eve four-course menu with seatings at 6pm and 6:30pm ($85 per adult) or the five-course dinner with seatings at 9pm, 9:15pm and 9:30pm ($185 per adult). Bonus: If you have dinner at the property, you can receive an overnight room rate of $150, which is a real deal. (Seriously. Rooms usually start closer to $375!)