What up Los Angeles? Look forward to 2017 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is THE PLACE to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! #NYELA
*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.*
Angelenos aren’t afraid of some spritz! The show must go on! N.Y.E.L.A. will continue rain or shine. Please note that umbrellas will not be allowed in the event. Ponchos, rain boots, and waterproof outerwear ARE allowed.
GETTING THROUGH BAG CHECK: All bags will be checked upon entry to event space; please do not bring the following items to this event: Alcohol / Bags and Backpacks Measuring Larger Than Standard Backpack Size (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches) / Bicycles (may be parked outside of event at 2nd St + Hill St) / Chairs / Coolers / Confetti Cannons / Drones (including Drone Operation) / Explosives / Firearms / Firecrackers / Flag Poles / Generators / Glass / Identity-Covering / Costumes / Narcotics / Sealed or Open Beverage Bottles with Liquid Including Water (Fountains and Water for Purchase Will Be Available) / Projection Devices / Printed Signage Measuring Larger Than 8.5 in. x 11 in. / Props / Selfie Sticks / Smartboards / Sparklers / Sticks / Tents / Umbrellas / Unleashed Animals / Weapons
A NOTE FOR BEAUTIFUL LOS ANGELES: This is a space for unity – where Angelenos and visitors from all around the world can celebrate together. Any bullying, discrimination, or hateful acts are not allowed in this space. If you are an attendee, and you see SOMETHING, say SOMETHING.
THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO PROHIBITED AT THIS EVENT: Amplified Noise / Outside Solicitation / Public Intoxication / Rollerblading / Skateboarding / Smoking / Staking Objects to Ground / Unauthorized Vending / Vaping / Bicycles (may be parked outside of event at Hill + 2nd St).
ITEM(S) YOU CAN BRING: Snacks / Food / Sealed Juice Boxes / Ponchos or Waterproof Outerwear / Small Bags / Smiling Faces / Strollers / Empty Reusable Non-Glass Water Containers.
HAVE A BALL BUT PLEASE NO ALCOHOL: This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event: no beer garden or point of purchase / no alcohol permitted in event space.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Event begins at 8pm DEC 31. Projections and music run all night. Food service will run until 1am. Event ends 1am JAN 1.
PROJECTIONS: Experience a spectacular interactive countdown to remember, featuring 3-D DIGITAL VIDEO MAPPING on City Hall.
3 MUSIC STAGES: The Countdown Stage, the Get Down Stage, and the Funktown Stage
Experience some of L.A.’s best: Jungle Fire, QVLN, Afrodyete, Lyric Jones, DJ Expo, L.A. Samba Dancers, Jose Marquez, Gazoo Olmeda, Victoria Van Damn, DJ Paris Paul, DJ Rell, CheckOne2 Dancers Host: Mario Hernandez
INFLATABLE ART: Oh wow! See large pieces floating and growing throughout the space.
PHOTO BOOTH: Snap the final photos of 2016 at a photo booth.
FOOD: Vendors cranking out nom noms:
Bling Bling Dumplings / C & C Concessions / Candelario’s Tacos / Casa de Brisa / Chano’s Tacos / Fun Time Kettle Corn / Hawaiian Dancing Grill / Isabel’s Hot Dogs / Jacks Thai BBQ / Kali Churros / Kiddo’s Kettle Korn / Koko Natti Catering / Leonor’s Mexican Food / Maggie’s Cocina / Mario’s Tacos / Pizza On Wheelz / Pupusas Delmi / Ramirez Mex Food / Ricas Tortas de Jalisco / Street Tacos / Taqueria El Torito / The Catering Man / The King of Kettle Corn / Tropicana Funnel Cakes / What the Funnel
EVENT MAP: Check it out!
FULL EVENT SCHEDULE: Tada!
DON’T MISS OUT: Event maps will be available onsite, sign up for more Grand Park + The Music Center updates or show your TAP card at any N.Y.E.L.A. and get a free giant glow stick*. All at the five N.Y.E.L.A. info booths.
*while supplies last
STREET CLOSURE INFO and PARKING DETAILS : View the N.Y.E.L.A. Community Letter for a complete street closure schedule, or maybe a handy dandy google map with all parking and transportation recommendations:
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.
Information subject to change
METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION
Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.