December 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2016 @ 1:00 am
Grand Park + The Music Center
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Welcome 2016 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast flagship New Year’s Eve countdown. Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is THE PLACE to say hello to the New Year alongside the world’s capitals with live music, food, photo booths, and huge projections in one big, beautiful, global Angeleno celebration to remember! #NYELA

Playground/Splash Pad/Dog Run event closures: Playground will remain open until 4pm DEC 31 an open JAN 1 during normal playground hours (8am). Splash Pad will remain open until 6pm DEC 31 and reopen JAN 1 during park hours (5:30am). Dog Run will be closed beginning DEC 30, opening JAN 1 at 2pm. Deepest apologies for the inconvenience.

**Safety for everyone is número uno. Event entrance protocol includes mandatory bag checks, pat downs and metal detector wands for all patrons. To ensure lines move as quickly as possible, please plan ahead and read all event info below to know what is allowed and what is prohibited. Early arrival is recommended. Your patience is appreciated.**

GETTING THROUGH BAG CHECK: All bags will be checked upon entry to event space, please do not bring the following items to this event: Bags and Backpacks Measuring Larger Than Standard Backpack Size (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches) / Coolers / Chairs / Outside Alcoholic Beverages / Sealed or Open Beverage Bottles with Liquid Including Water (fountains and water for purchase will be available) / Selfie Sticks / Glass / Smartboards / Projection Devices / Narcotics / Coolers / Tents / Firecrackers / Explosives / Sparklers / Firearms / Weapons / Frowny Faces / Identity-covering costumes / Hula hoops / Tripods

THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO PROHIBITED AT THIS EVENT: Public Intoxication / Rollerblading / Skateboarding / Smoking / Vaping / Unauthorized Vending / Unleashed Animals / Smart boarding / Outside Solicitation / Staking Objects to Ground / Drones / Amplified Noise / Bicycles (may be parked outside of event at 2nd/Hill)

ITEM(S) YOU CAN BRING: Snacks / Food / Sealed juice boxes / Small bags / Smiling Faces / Strollers / Empty reusable non-glass water containers

HOOCH: This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event: no beer garden or point of purchase / no outside alcohol permitted in event space.


EVENT SCHEDULE: Event begins at 8pm DEC 31. Projections and music run all night. Food service runs through midnight. Event ends 1am JAN 1.


CITY HALL: Experience a new, spectacular interactive countdown to remember, featuring 3-D DIGITAL VIDEO MAPPING on (not one, but) TWO sides of City Hall!




Experience LA’s best artists: Hunter Hunted / Gavin Turek / Louis Vivet QUITAPENAS / Chris Douridas / Lost Midas / Waterbed / Meishi Smile / Rani de Leon / Ry Toast / Stage host: Mario Hernandez

BLOGPOST: Artists share their Playlists for 2016


Oh wow! Pieces from DoArt Foundation + The Ubuntu Dance Project, Self Help Graphics & Art, and Lightriders Productions. Music installation curation by Dexter Story + KnewJack + Dan Digs

PHOTO BOOTH: Snap the final photos of 2015 at a photo booth!

FOOD: Vendors cranking out nom noms:

Front Porch Pops / Ramirez Mexican Food / Hawaiian Dancing Grill / Leonor Mexican Food / Todos Ricos Hot Dogs / What The Funnel / Comfort Kitchen / Todo Verde / Rosales Mexican Food / Lion King Productions / Gamma Farms / Jacks Thai BBQ / The King of Kettle Corn / Mediterranean Cuisine / C & C Concessions / Mario’s Tacos / Chanos Tacos / Pizza On Wheelz / Rafael’s Tamales / Kali Churros / Ron’s Philly Steak & Hoagies

EVENT MAP: Check it out!



STREET CLOSURE INFO and PARKING DETAILS : View map below on nearby parking lots, and street closure details.

RECOMMENDED PARKING: The Music Center Enter on Grand Ave ($9) using Temple (garage access only on Grand Ave), Walt Disney Concert Hall / Enter on 2nd at Grand ($9), Lot 17 / Enter Northbound on Olive at 2nd ($9).  NOTE: LOT 10 underneath Grand Park will not be available.

TAKING RIDESHARE LIKE LYFT or UBER? Use the drop off/pick up zone near the 1st+Main event entrance/exit.  Drop the pin at 111 N Los Angeles St. 90012 (Note this address is for navigation only and not an official event or affiliate address)

ALL METRO RAIL including Orange and Silver Lines run 24 HOURS on NEW YEAR’S EVE with FREE fares from 9PM – 2AM. Use Metro RED/PURPLE LINE to CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK Station. GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION. Plan your trip at metro.net

BIKE PARKING: LA COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION‘s Bike Valet available on 2nd and Hill. FREE

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

NYELA Countdown to 2016