Where to go for New Year’s Eve – Best events: Los Angeles and New York City
Most Creatively Innovative
Prohibition NYE at Union Station
Step back in time when fashion was full of fringe, feathers and shiny embellishments. This unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party is hosted by KCRW and they throw out all the stops. With theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, a premium open bar featuring champagne & specialty cocktails and LA’s own GOLDROOM headlining the main stage, you won’t want to miss Prohibition NYE. Be sure to stay for the midnight 60-foot ball-drop celebration.
Demimonde Speakeasy – New Years Eve 2018
In 19th Century France and across other major industrialized countries, many women who threw caution to the wind and refused to follow the rules, like Prohibition and curfew, were grouped together and referred to as “Demimonde”. Dances of Vice is a New York nightlife extravaganza, a series of highly-stylized and themed events created by Shien Lee. The New Year’s Eve event in New York City offers an illicit evening of pleasure and hedonism in a 4-story speakeasy.
Most Traditionally Adored
New Year Eve in Times Square
New Year’s Eve at the center of New York City is so much more than just a local tradition: it’s a global celebration. People come from over 100 different countries for this year-end experience, which has been running since 1907 and is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This year, the event starts at 6 p.m. with performances on two stages, but street goers will need to get there by 2:00p.m. to secure a spot. This is why we recommend getting a climate-controlled seat at Novotel, where they guarantee a view of the hourly pyrotechnic bursts from Times Square and the iconic ball drop at a minute to midnight. Novotel, an upscale hotel, has turned its event space into a memorable event this New Year’s eve. The elegant venue offers unmatched ambiance and energy. Entertainment features aerial acrobatics performers with a Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show and famous DJ Pollux Star makes the dance floor spin right in the heart of Times Square.
Grand Park New Years Eve