A Guide to the Best New Year’s Eve Events in LA

Are you still trying to figure out what to do on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles? If so, don’t worry, the city of Los Angeles offers a number of exciting events that you and your friends can enjoy. If you want to celebrate in style, head over to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball. Here you’ll get an impressive LED light show, DJs spinning Top 40s, and a confetti blast and balloon drop to mark the New Year! There will also be food stations and an open bar. The celebration is from 9pm – 2am and tickets range from $59 – $125. This party is 21 and up.

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If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, consider going on the New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl. This is the best way for you to explore a number of different locations throughout the city while also gaining access to certain drink specials. Your ticket will also guarantee that you don’t have to pay a cover at participating locations. You will start the night at The Outpost to check in and then feel free to roam through the multiple locations along Hollywood Blvd. Tickets start at $20 and group rates are available. Click here for tickets.

Thinking about dressing up? Celebrate New year’s Eve prohibition style at Union Station. This Art Deco extravaganza will make you think you’ve traveled back in time to the 20s. There will be live jazz, a premium bar, burlesque dancers, hand rolled cigars and tray-passed oysters. Be sure to dress to impress and come in your best 20s garb. The event will be from 9pm – 2am and tickets are $150. For more information visit prohibitionnye.com

There is also a family-friendly option over at Grand Park in Downtown LA. New Year’s Eve LA is a free event open to all ages. There will be three stages of music ranging from top DJs spinning the best hits to local bands sharing their talent. In addition to the live music, there will also be food trucks located around the park. The event is from 8pm – 1am. For more information, visit grandparkla.org

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See all of your Favorite Stars at the People’s Choice Awards

The 2016 People’s Choice Awards is coming soon to the Microsoft Theater in Hollywood. The People’s Choice awards is the only awards show that takes into consideration the thoughts and votes of people like you. At this awards show, you will be sure to see some of your favorite celebrities. The People’s Choice Awards will be on January 6th 2016 and it will be hosted by Jane Lynch. If you want to see all of your favorite stars, take a trip to LA a book a room in one of the family-friendly hotels near Microsoft Theater.

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If you have ever wondered why a certain movie won or didn’t win in a different awards show, the People’s Choice Awards is just for you. The Awards show has a wide variety of categories such as Favorite Daytime TV Host, Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host, Favorite Streaming Series, Favorite Artist, and Favorite Youtube Star. There are also the usual categories such as Favorite Movie and Favorite Actor. Nominees for Favorite Movie are Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Inside Out, Jurassic World, and Pitch Perfect 2. Nominees for Favorite Movie Actor are Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith. Nominees for Favorite Movie Actress are Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Scarlett Johansson. Nominees for Favorite Breakout Artist include Fetty Wap, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly, and the Weeknd. Nominees for Favorite Streaming Series includes House of Cards, The Mindy Project, Orange is the New Black, Transparent, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The 2016 People’s Choice Awards will be at the Microsoft Theater in Hollywood. Tickets for the Awards Show are now on sale. VIP Packages are available. The Red Carpet Viewing VIP Package is $475. This includes one ticket in the first 20 rows, access to VIP Red Carpet Viewing Area, one limo drop off pass and collectible laminate. The Orchestra VIP Package starts at $375. This includes one ticket in the first 30 rows, access to the Pre-Event Reception at LA Live, one limo drop-off pass, and one collectible laminate. Tickets can be purchased at Stubhub.com

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Idina Menzel stars in ‘If/Then’ at the Pantages Theatre

The Pantages Theater is one of the best locations in Los Angeles to watch live theater. Every season they bring different and exciting plays to the stage. This season, one of the performances that they will be showing is one of the newest musicals from Broadway. If/Then is an incredible new musical starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and you should definitely see it if you’re looking for something to do while you stay in one of the affordable hotels near the Pantages Theatre .  If/Then will play from December 8th through January 3rd.

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The musical follows Elizabeth, a woman living in New York City who is working through rebuilding her life. In one moment, everything for Elizabeth changes. She discovers a world where chance and choice collide and sees life for the infinite possibilities it offers. Elizabeth’s life suddenly splits and she sees what her life could be if she chose something different. The play stars Idina Menzel from Wicked and the Disney movie, Frozen. She also stars along other Broadway co-stars such as Anthony Rapp from Rent; La Chanze, who won a Tony Award for The Color Purple, and James Snyder from Cry-Baby.

The musical will play from Tuesday, December 8th through Sunday, January 3rd. On Tuesdays, there will be one performance at 8pm. On Wednesdays there will be two performances – one at 2pm and the other at 8pm. On Thursdays and Fridays there will be one performance at 8pm. On Saturdays there will be two performances at 2pm and 8pm. On Sunday there will be one performance at 2pm. There will be no performances on Monday. The runtime of this musical is 2 hours and 35 minutes, which includes one 15 minute intermission. The musical is recommended for all those 12 and up and children under 5 will not be allowed into the theatre. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Fore more information visit hollywoodpantages.com. The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028.

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Get your Chance to see Real Reindeer During the 'Reindeer Romp' at the LA Zoo

As the temperature begins to slowly drop, it can only mean one thing, the holiday season is nearly upon us! During this festive time, there are many opportunities throughout LA to help get you in the holiday spirit. One such event is Reindeer Romp at the LA Zoo. It’s your chance to see real live reindeer this Christmas season, so head on over this winter season if you’ll be staying in one of the family-friendly hotels near the Los Angeles Zoo.

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At the Los Angeles Zoo you can meet the girls – Jingle, Noel, Belle, and Velvet. These reindeers are here to welcome you to the zoo! There are not many places in Los Angeles where you and your family can see real reindeers – the chosen magical pets of Santa Claus that he uses on Christmas. You will even get to see a cute display where the reindeers will be given presents to open for their good behavior! And what is more cute than watching Santa’s furry helpers open presents of their own? The best part is that once you are at Reindeer Romp, you will also be able to enjoy the rest of the Los Angeles Zoo! Make this an educational trip to the zoo while also enjoying the holiday season! This is a fun event that your children will be sure to remember.

You will be able to enjoy Reindeer Romp at the Los Angeles Zoo from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, January 3rd. Reindeer Romp will be open from 10am – 4pm. Reindeer Romp is also FREE to attend with your paid admission to the zoo. A general admission adult ticket is $20 and a general admission child’s ticket ages 2-12 is $15. Tickets can be purchased online through the official Los Angeles Zoo website. For more information on Reindeer Romp, visit lazoo.org/reindeerromp

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Don't miss Live Music, Amazing Floats, and a visit from Santa at the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Now that the holiday season is drawing near, it is time to figure out some holiday plans while you’re in Hollywood. There are going to be plenty of things to do in Hollywood for the Holidays. One such event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit is the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29th, which takes place every year around Thanksgiving. The event is a great way to get you in the Christmas spirit and to usher in the holiday season. Join the rest of the community for the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29th.

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This year, the Grand Marshals of the parade will be Penn and Teller. Hosts include Erik Estrada, Dean Cain, Laura Mckenzie and Montel Williams. The U-Shaped parade will run east down Hollywood Blvd to Vine where it will make a right turn onto Vine. Afterward, it will travel south toward Sunset Blvd where it will travel West on Sunset until it reaches Orange. Not only will there be a fantastic parade, there will also be a lively all-star concert featuring a tribute to American Idol. At the concert, you can hear artists such as Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks. Other artists will also be performing such as India Arie, Sean Kingston, and Kat Graham will be performing. In addition to the festivities, be sure to keep an eye out for Hollywood Hotel’s float! We participate in this annual tradition every year, and even invite some of our guests to join in on the fun.

While you and your family can watch the parade for free if you sit or stand on the curb, reserved seating is also available. When you purchase tickets, you can have reserved grandstand seating with the best views of the parade. In addition, only ticketholders will be able to watch the pre-parade all star concert. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. Tickets range in price from $45- $65. VIP Grandstand Seats are also available. These tickets will get you close to the action and will be yours for $85.

 

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See all of your Favorite Chart-Topping Musicians at the American Music Awards!

Music fans unite because it is nearly time for the American Music Awards! At the American Music Awards some of the best names in the music industry will be present and you can be in on all the action. This year, the music awards will be hosted at the Microsoft Theatre so if you want to attend look for places to stay near the Microsoft Theatre in LA. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! The American Music Awards will be on November 22nd. Get your tickets today!

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This year, the very talented Jennifer Lopez will be the host of the American Music Awards. In addition, there will be a number of fantastic performances by some of the hottest artists today. There will be performances from Demi Lovato, Walk the Moon, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Jonas. One thing that makes the American Music Awards so great is that all sorts of genres are celebrated. Genres that are represented include Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Contemporary, EDM, Latin, and Soundtracks. One of the most exciting awards is the Artist of the Year Award. This year, the artists that are nominated are Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, One Direction, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor.

Tickets to attend the American Music Awards are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased for $135, $225, $330, $350, $425, 625, and $695 depending on the location of your seat. Tickets can be purchased through AXS.com. For this event, doors open at 3pm and the awards show begins at 5pm. The Microsoft Theater is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, 90015. If you love music, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

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The LA Auto Show Returns to the Convention Center this Month!

If you’re a car enthusiast and will be in the Los Angeles area this November then we have some good news for you. The LA Auto Show will once again be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center. If you love seeing the latest models and latest trends in the auto industry, then a stop at the LA Auto Show is a must. The Auto Show will be in LA from November 20th through the 29th. Tickets are now on sale!

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One of the great things about the Auto Show is that you can see the debut cars from a number of different companies. Some of the debuts include the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, Infiniti QX30, the Hyundai Elantra, the 2016 Nissan Sentra, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the Buick LaCrosse. There will also be fun events you can take advantage of. For example, there will be a Preview Party before the official opening of the event. On Thursday, November 19th you can be part of some of the year’s biggest debuts in a smaller gathering while enjoying delicious h’orderves.

Tickets to the Preview Party includes 2 beverage tickets that can be used for alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, live entertainment, and unlimited access to viewing vehicles from 7pm-10pm. There will be food options available for purchase. A general admission ticket for adults is $175 and a children’s ticket (6-12) is $75. Children 5 and under get in for free. General admission tickets for the Auto Show vary in price. For Adult admission, Monday – Thursday, tickets are $12. Adult tickets for Friday-Sunday are $15. A child any day ticket is $5 and a senior anyday ticket is $10. If you want to attend from out of town, look for places to stay near the LA Convention Center. For more information visit laautoshow.com

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See Tyler the Creator, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, and more during Camp Flog Gnaw

Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw is returning to the LA Coliseum this November. At this event, there will be an incredible musical line up consisting of some of the best hip hop artists around. But this is more than just a music festival, it is a whole carnival as well filled with carnival rides and games. Headliners include Snoop Dogg, YG, Mac Miller, and Jhene Aiko. Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival will take place on November 14th. Tickets are now on sale so get yours today if you’ll be in one of the affordable hotels near the LA Coliseum!

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Here’s a little more about the musical acts that will be performing at this event. Snoop Dogg is a rapper who began his career back in the early 90s. His music ranges from hip hop to funk to R&B and Reggae. His debut album entitled Doggystyle was released in 1993 and debuted at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. He has continued having a successful musical career since then. Hit songs include “Young, Wild & Free”, “Drop it like it’s Hot”, “Vato”, and “Who Am I”. YG is a rapper from Compton that specializes in West Coast hip hop. In 2009 he released his debut single entitled, “Toot it and boot it”, which featured Ty Dolla $ign. Due to his success, he was signed onto Def Jam Recordings. Hit songs include “Ride out”, “Twist my Fingaz”, “Act Right”, and “I’m a Real 1”.

Mac Miller is a rapper heralding from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is multitalented and has many alter-egos including Larry Lovestein, Delusional Thomas, and The Velvet Revival. He is also a record producer under the name Larry Fisherman. His debut album Blue Slide Park was released in 2011. Notable songs include, “Nikes on my Feet”, “Watching movies”, “Loud”, and “100 grandkids”. Jhene Aiko is an American singer from Los Angeles. In 2013 she was featured in Big Sean’s song “Beware”, which also featured Lil Wayne. This song became her first Top 40 hit. Her debut album was released in 2014. Notable songs include, “The Worst”, “The Pressure”, “Promises”, and “Comfort inn ending”.

General admission tickets are on sale for $89. VIP tickets are available for $250. The event takes place on November 14th at the LA Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased at aeg.com or you can visit the official website at campfloggnaw.com

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Party with over 500,000 people at the WeHo Costume Carnaval!

Halloween is approaching fast and is right around the corner. Do you have your Halloween plans locked in yet? The great thing about Halloween this year is the fact that it falls on a Saturday, meaning you can spend the whole weekend dressing up and celebrating. If you will be in a hotel with affordable rates near West Hollywood this Halloween, then you definitely won’t want to miss out on the biggest street party around: The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2015! If you’re ready to party and have a great time this Halloween, then this is definitely the event for you. The Halloween Carnaval will take place around West Hollywood on Saturday October 31st

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The theme for this year’s Halloween Carnaval is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As it is, you know you can expect to see an array of amazing costumes as you walk around, however with a theme like this it is sure to be one of the best years yet! One of the highlights of this event is having the opportunity to see some of the best and most elaborate Halloween costumes around. This is definitely an event you will want to dress to impress for. There will be mini-parades as well as numerous costumes contest all throughout the area. Put on your best costume and try your luck at winning a contest! The Halloween Carnaval is an all ages event that takes place on the streets of West Hollywood, and no alcohol will be served at the party itself. If you were interested in grabbing some drinks or food, you can head over to one of the many bars or restaurants in the area.

Wondering about admission prices? Well you’re in luck because this amazing event is FREE! The event begins at 6 pm and will continue until 11 pm. Though the actual Halloween Carnaval will end at this time, there are many restaurants and bars in the West Hollywood area that will remain open to keep the party going. For more information about this exciting event, visit http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval/event-information

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Celebrate Halloween with Danny Elfman and The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the all-time favorite Disney movies to watch around the Halloween season among many children. If you enjoy this movie and are looking for family-friendly Halloween events near Hollywood, then you are going to love this event hosted at the Hollywood Bowl. Come and watch a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas while the music is performed live by an orchestra! This event happens on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st. Tickets for this event are now on sale!

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Danny Elfman was the composer for The Nightmare Before Christmas, responsible for classic songs from the movie such as “What’s This?”, “This is Halloween”, “Oogie Boogie’s Song” and “Jack’s Lament”. At this event, Danny Elfman himself will be performing alongside the orchestra for a spectacular live musical rendition on the soundtrack. In addition to the screening, the Hollywood Bowl will also be transformed into Halloween Town with ghoulish decorations for all to enjoy. Before the show, there will also be pre-show activities including an audience costume contest so be sure to wear your best Tim Burton-themed costume! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, the “Pumpkin King” of Halloweentown who one days finds a secret portal that transports him to Christmas Town. After finding out about Christmas, Jack decides to hijack Christmas!

On Saturday, October 31st, the pre-show activities will begin at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at 8pm. On Sunday, November 1st, the pre-show will begin at 5pm and the movie will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets for this fantastic event will be on sale for $29.50 – $255. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, 90068.

 

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