As 2017 comes to a close, many are deciding how to bring in 2018. For those who are undecided, here are several local options to celebrate the New Year.
1) 80’s Rock vs. Rock en Espanol New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Hully Gully, 9559 Imperial Hwy
Bring in the New Year with two rooms, two dance floors, two full bars, a smoking patio and free part favors. The party starts at 9 p.m. and rolls until 2 a.m. Presale tickets for $10 are almost sold out at the time of writing.
2) Kiss Off 2017 New Year’s Eve Party
Bar Louie, 8860 Apollo Way
Tell 2017 to “KISS OFF” with New Year’s Eve at Bar Louie. Your $40 ticket includes admission, four drink tickets, party favors and midnight toast. After purchase, contact (562) 299-5360 to make a table reservation.
3) New Year’s Eve Bash at Godtti’s
7931 Firestone Blvd.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Celebration will include part props, a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Early arrival is encouraged.
Early Bird tickets are $20. Once Early Bird tickets sell out, the price will increase. A $44 open bar ticket includes open bar access from 7 - 10 p.m.
4) GuestHouse Hotel New Year’s Eve Party
12500 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk
This New Year’s Party will feature two bands, two DJs, and two rooms.
Tickets start at $50. There will be door prizes, party favors, and champagne toast. To purchase tickets, contact Christine at (562)868-0991 Ext. 1162.
5) Grand Romance Riverboat
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Ring in the New Year on board the Grand Romance Riverboat in Long Beach Harbor. Boarding starts at 9 p.m., and the boat leaves promptly at 10:30 p.m. Boat will return at 2 a.m.
The evening will include a fireworks display, and three levels of fun and entertainment with SoCal's best DJs playing the latest in Top 40 hits along with 3 fully stocked bars. Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
Tickets to the 21 and up event are $60 and sell out annually.
6) New Year’s Eve 2018 at Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Bring in the New Year by traveling back in time.
Tickets include the two-hour tournament, four-course feast, admission to the Museum of Torture, midnight countdown with the Knights of the Realm, champagne toast, party favors, DJ, and dancing.
Tickets are $72.95 for adults and $36.95 for kids; valid only for the 9:45 p.m. show. Visit www.medievaltimes.com for tickets.
7) An Amusement Park
Though probably only for the brave at heart, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood all put on special events, activities and shows to close out the year; just be prepared for extremely large (and probably capacity) crowds.
Check theme park websites for details and prices.
8) Stay home
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with staying in for New Year’s. Gather your friends and loved ones, pop the bubbly and apple cider, and count down to midnight in your own special way while avoiding any crowds and / or potential hazards.