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Hello, 2014! Your Guide to New Year's Eve in L.A.

Cocktails from around the world, flamenco dancing, and champagne—lots of it. Los Angeles is going all out on the last night of 2013.

Expectations for New Year’s Eve are high. How do you make sure the biggest party night of the year isn’t a bust? Easy. We’ve compiled a list of the most happening events in the city. Put on your best threads and let your hair down—or up. 2014 is right around the corner. 

Carnival at the Hall
At Walt Disney Concert Hall, Brazilian dancers shimmy to the rhythms of drum goddess Sheila E., while bossa nova hotshot Sergio Mendes provides a joyous farewell to 2013.
When: December 31, 7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Price: Prices range between $70 and $197

Escape Reality
2013 will magically turn into 2014 at Magicopolis’s New Year’s Eve show, Escape Reality. The ticket comes with champagne or cider, pizza, a souvenir bag of tricks, and a magic class.
When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Price: $60 

El Cid’s 50th New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dance the night away at El Cid’s flamenco and gypsy jazz-fueled party. Tickets for the seatings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. include a live flamenco show and a prix fixe dinner. Late night seating comes with a cocktail you can sip while dancing into the New Year.
When: December 31, 5 p.m., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Price: $85, $65 & $25 

New Year’s Eve at DBA
DBA, a new club in West Hollywood, gets the party started with theatrical offerings from nightlife connoisseur Simon Hammerstein. Admission includes access to a hosted bar plus a midnight champagne toast. The pricier option includes all of the above as well as expedited entry.
When: December 31, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $125 & $150

New Year’s Eve at The Hudson
West Hollywood’s The Hudson hosts its fifth annual New Year’s Eve shindig, featuring an all-night open bar, roaming appetizers, midnight champagne toast, and lots of danceable tunes offered up by the DJs.
When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $80 

Rockwell: Table & Stage
The roaring twenties are back for one night as Rockwell: Table & Stage is transformed into the world of the Great Gatsby for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner while DJs curate a soundtrack pieced together by scores from the movies of Baz Luhrmann.
When: December 31, 6:30 p.m.
Price: $80 - &175

New Year’s Eve at Bootsy Bellows
Bootsy Bellows promises fun night of partying at their swinging sixties-cum-modern Sunset Strip jewel, with a five-hour premium hosted bar. Admission comes with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors.
When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $95 - $1.160 

New Year’s Eve at Tru Nightclub
L.A.’s legendary Hollywood temple Tru Hollywood is all about classic style. Enjoy the open bar, three levels of entertainment, world class DJs, a VIP table with bottle packages, and a lights and laser.
When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $75 - $2.000 

Townhouse presents: Venice of Thrones
Ever wondered how the Lannisters, Starks, and Baratheons ring in the New Year? The Del Monte Speakeasy is throwing a Game of Thrones-themed party so come dressed as your favorite character from the HBO show. Los Kinkos perform "Westeros rock and roll" as you enjoy your wild boar roast. Winter is coming.
When: December 31, 8 p.m.
Price: $35 - $50 

New Year’s Ball at The Edison
The Edison hosts a cabaret ball featuring the musical stylings of DJ Johnny Abrahams and Magnolia Memoir with surprise guest artists. Admission includes a midnight toast.
When: December 31, 7 p.m.
Price: $100 

New Year’s Eve Aboard the Queen Mary
To celebrate the New Year, the Queen Mary will embark on a celebratory "journey" (the ocean liner doesn't actually leave its dock in Long Beach) to its most exotic destinations. Visit Bombay, Rio de Janeiro, New York City aboard the ship and enjoy the fireworks from the deck.
When: December 31, 7 p.m.
Price: $99 - $199 

Cleopatra's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Ball at the Egyptian Theatre
The courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre will be transformed into an Egyptian-themed nightclub featuring sexy Cleopatras and pharaohs mixing cocktails as DJs blasting modern beats.
When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Price: Starting at $60 

The Black and White Ball at Viceroy Santa Monica
Ring in the New Year with Viceroy Santa Monica. Admission comes with access to the hosted bar as well as swanky hors d'oeuvres from executive chef Tony DiSalvo.
When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Price: $175 

New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach
There's plenty of family friendly fun at the New Year’s celebration in downtown Long Beach: face painting, balloon artists, and a trackless train will keep the kids busy while mom and dad catch a set by the Mowglis and Rival Sons on Pine Avenue.
When: December 31, 5 p.m.
Price: $15 (Pine Avenue Celebration)

Three Day Rule & Los Angeles magazine's NYE 2014
Looking to party Los Angeles magazine style for New Year’s Eve? Look no further. This event, at Aventine Hollywood, is co-presented with Three Day Rule,  and features an open bar, gourmet food, and lots of tunes from the DJs to get down to.
When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Price: $110

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