A New Year’s Eve Event Roundup


Say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 at one of L.A.’s many celebrations

What: The Golden Stag New Year’s Eve Party
Where: Park Plaza, 607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Trade in the new millennium for the roaring ‘20s. Flappers and big daddies will bust out the Charleston to the tunes of an eighteen-piece orchestra upstairs while burlesque performers get sultry in the downstairs speak easy .
Cost: $50 general admission, $150 VIP
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What: Jenny and Johnny and Cults on the Sunset Strip
Where: The Standard West Hollywood, 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
When: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Ring it in: Indie It couple Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice will bring the cool when they share the stage with Cults for KCRW’s New Year’s Eve concert.
Cost: $75-$125
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What: New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini at the LA Phil
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles
When: 7 p.m.
Ring it in: Get an international earful from Pink Martini, a musical blend of Brazilian samba, ‘30s Cuban dance rhythms, and the romantic sounds of a Parisian café.
Cost: $78-$209
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What: A Night at the Moulin Rouge
Where: Show at Barre, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
When: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Transport yourself to 19th-century France for a night of Moulin Rouge-inspired entertainment. Mange a pre-fixe 3-course French meal while listening to the cast of For the Record: Baz Luhrmann perform music from the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge, then take in complimentary absinthe tastings, live sketches, and the rooftop cigar bar. Don’t miss the can-can girls or the midnight champagne toast.
Cost: $157. A 45% discount is available until December 24th by entering the code “SATINE” at purchase and a 25% discount will be available after December 24th using the same code.
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What: Big Bang 2012
Where: Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, 5th floor, Hollywood
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Join celebrity host Mario Lopez for a rocking night with performances by Cobra Starship and Lupe Fiasco… and 15 DJs.
Cost: $75
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What: New Year’s Eve on the Queen Mary
Where: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
When: 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Grab your sweetie for a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing aboard the historic Queen Mary. Dine at one of the ship’s four restaurants, take in the fireworks from the bow, and spend the rest of the night bouncing from one dance hall to another. Salsa, ‘80s, or Top-40—take your pick and set off some fireworks of your own.
Cost: $90
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What: Together As One Dance Music Festival
Where: Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road‬, Silverado
When: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Dance your way into the new year to the beats of more than ten DJs on two stages, including Diplo, Chromeo, and Felix da Housecat. When you just can’t fist pump any longer, take a ride on the Ferris wheel or grab a drink and relax by the lake. 
Cost: $60
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What: Maxim Black and White New Year’s Eve Affair
Where: Grauman’s Chinese Theater, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ring it in: Celebrate with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour at Maxim magazine’s party in the ballroom of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Black and white movies playing on three screens will match the elegant evening attire, but the house music playing all night long belongs to the here and now.
Cost: $100
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