What to Do in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve Weekend

This New Year’s weekend, Los Angeles is offering travelers a host of shows, events, concerts, and parties to check out. Here is our list of what to do in the City of Angels as 2017 comes to a close.

Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia

This weekend, travelers can experience the world-famous Cirque Du Soleil at Dodger Stadium. This iteration of the show takes audiences to an imaginary Mexico, where performers will honor the sights, sounds, people, and culture of the country through song, dance, high-flying acrobatics, circus stunts, surreal visuals and intricate sets.

Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia will play shows at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and shows at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. will play on Sunday.

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia


An off-Broadway production of the hit musical “Hamilton” will play at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 30 at the Pantages Theater. The hip-hop musical tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his impact on the Revolutionary War.

The Los Angeles cast includes Broadway alternate Michael Luwoye, Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy Raver-Lampman – an original member of the Broadway cast – and other notable actors.

Visit here for more.

Dave Chappelle & John Mayer: Controlled Danger

Emmy award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle and Grammy-awarded musician John Mayer will team up this New Year’s Eve to present “Controlled Danger” at The Forum in Inglewood.

The first half of this comedy-music show includes a solo musical set by John Mayer, and a solo comedy set by Dave Chappelle. Then, during the second half both performers will join together on stage for songs, stories, improvised dancing, and more. New Year’s Eve celebrations include a balloon drop at midnight and party favors.

The show starts at 9 p.m. on December 31. For more, visit here.

A New Year’s Eve Cocktail Cruise

Travelers can ring in 2018 on the water with Hornblower’s New Year's Eve Dessert & Cocktail Cruise. The three-hour cruise departs from Marina Del Rey and includes gourmet cuisine, holiday decorations, party favors, a boarding glass of champagne, a cash bar for additional beverages, live DJs, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Guests will also get a view of the midnight fireworks display. All guests must be 21 or older to board. For more information, visit https://www.hornblower.com/home/mdr.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

The Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is hosting a Masquerade Ball this New Year’s Eve with complimentary masks, live music, gaming tables, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee bars, bottle service, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Guests can also purchase VIP Packages that provide access to personal lounges, rooms, and more. The event is 21 and over and casual-chic or masquerade attire is highly recommended.

For more information, visit here.

The Rose Bowl

For a post-New Year’s weekend event, travelers can attend the Rose Bowl game at 1 p.m. on January 1 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. This college football semifinal game will see the Oklahoma Sooners and the Georgia Bulldogs battle for a spot in the National Championship.

For more, visit here.

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