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New Year’s Eve
at Noé

December 31, 2012 • Multiple Seatings
Noé Restaurant and Bar • directions

Tickets: $60-$100
(213) 356-4099 • noerestaurant.com

Nearby: Shop, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Elegance on New Year’s Eve

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Noé Restaurant is pleased to offer a decadent menu to usher in 2013! Dinner is accompanied by a jazz trio for your musical delight.

Prix-fixe menu with three seating times
5:00pm – 3 courses, $60
7:00pm – 4 courses, $70
9:30pm – 6 courses, $100
Wine pairings available

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Hours: Mon, 5pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm

Address: 251 S. Olive St.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from Pershing Square Metro Station (4th St.) via Angels Flight
Parking: $5 Valet parking with validation

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Skingraft – Mention DowntownLA.com in December for 10% off your purchase

Omni Los Angeles holiday stay hotel packages

Downtown on Ice Skating Rink at Pershing Square

Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve 2013

December 31, 2012
Chaya Downtown • directions

Tickets: $85 per person
(213) 236-9577 • thechaya.com

Nearby: Shop, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Step Back in Time and Ring in the New Year

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Join Chaya for a Roaring ’20s-themed New Years Eve Bash, fully equipped with a live Swing Band, stunning decor, remarkable cuisine, and surprises throughout the evening.

Delicious prix-fixe menu – $85 per person with champagne toast at midnight. A-la-carte menu also available.

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Hours: 5:30pm-2am

Address: 525 S. Flower St.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from from 7th Street / Metro Station
Parking: Complimentary valet with validation

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New Year’s Eve with Idina Menzel

December 31, 2012 • Multiple Shows
Walt Disney Concert Hall • directions

Tickets: Prices vary
(213) 972-7211 • laphil.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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A New Year’s Eve Serenade with Idina Menzel

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Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will ring in the New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances of her brand new live show!

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Hours: Mon, 7pm and 10:30pm

Address: 111 S. Grand Ave.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from Civic Center Metro Station
Parking: Available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall – rates vary, visit event website for more information

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Unparalleled
Cabaret Ball

December 31, 2012 • 8pm
The Edison Downtown • directions

Tickets: $100
(213) 613-0000 • edisondowntown.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Party Like It’s 1910

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The “Unparalleled Cabaret Ball” features electrifying and unique performances by an eclectic group of artists. Step into the new year with a sultry detour through a past era of imagination and fantasy. Allow the Edison to accompany you on a unique and unforgettable journey into 2013! Tickets include our legendary Midnight Toast by Perrier Jouet, plus New Year’s Party Favors. All guests must be 21+ and dressed in their finest New Year’s cocktail attire.

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Hours: Mon, 8pm

Address: 108 W. 2nd St.
Go Metro: 4 blocks from Civic Center Station (1st St.)
Parking: Valet and surface lots available.

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Pitfire Pizza Company

Pete’s Café & Bar

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New Year’s Eve at the Biltmore

December 31, 2012 • Multiple Seatings
Millennium Biltmore Hotel • directions

Tickets: $100
(213) 612-1562 • thebiltmore.com

Nearby:Drink, Shop, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Ring in the New Year in Style at the Biltmore

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Join revelers in one of Downtown’s most historic locations, providing a celebratory dinner and dazzling ambiance that will help ring in the New Year in memorable fashion, harking back to nearly 90 years of Auld Lang Syne at midnight!

New Year’s Eve Dinner in Smeraldi’s
5pm-10pm • 3-course menu • Includes a glass of California sparkling wine • Tickets: $100 per person
Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
Gallery Bar & Rendezvous Court • 9pm-2am • Cash Bar Open • FREE to attend
Live Music with Countdown in the Rendezvous Court and Gallery Bar & Cognac Room

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Address: 506 S. Grand Ave.
Go Metro: 1 block from Pershing Square Station (5th St.)
Parking: Available at Pershing Square Garage – $10 for day parking, $7 after 5:00pm, $16 if car parked after 2am.

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Library Bar

Samira’s Closet – 10% off in December when you mention DowntownLA.com

Downtown On Ice at Pershing Square

New You for
the New Year

Pre-Party Preparations
Neihule Salon • directions

(213) 627-5300 • neihule.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Spa Services at Neihule Salon

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Get ready for your New Year’s bash without driving all around town. Neihule Salon can fulfill all your beauty needs in one place. Receive a Deluxe Mani/Pedi with a Blow-dry styling for only $88 with the “New You for the New Year” exclusive special.

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Hours: Tues, 12-7pm / Wed-Thurs, 11am-9pm / Fri, 9am-9pm / Sat, 9am-7pm / Sun, 11am-5pm

Address: 607S. Olive St. / 512 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from Pershing Square Station (5th St.)
Parking: Available at Pershing Square Garage – $10 for day parking, $7 after 5:00pm, $16 if car parked after 2am.

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Champagne Offerings at Ralphs

Pre-Party Preparations
Ralphs Fresh Fare • directions

(213) 452-0840 • ralphs.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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A Guide to Choosing Champagne

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New Year’s Eve: time to uncork the Champagne! Be sure to come to Ralphs Fresh Fare to pick up a bottle for your midnight toast. Not sure which one to choose? Follow this guide of recommended champagnes, provided by a Ralph’s sommelier.

Best Champagnes Under $15: Korbel / Martini Asti
Best Champagnes Under $30: Chandon / Mumm Napa Cuvee
Best Champagnes Under $50: Piper Heidsieck / Moet & Chandon Imperial
Best Champagnes Just Over $50: Veuve Clicquot / Perrier Jouet

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Hours: Mon-Sun, 5am-2am

Address: 512 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: 2 blocks south from the 7th Street / Metro Station
Parking: Free parking with validation

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Designer Outfits for Your New Year’s Bash

Pre-Party Preparations
Brigade Woman’s Boutique • directions

(213) 623-0013 • brigadela.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible

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Evening Women’s Wear at Brigade LA

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Come to Brigade LA to get your perfect New Year’s Eve outfit. This exciting women’s clothing boutique specializes in unique casual and evening wear. Brigade features a wide variety of name brand clothing from designers such as 7 for All Mankind, Michael Kors, and Tocca.

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Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm / Sun, 11am-7pm

Address: 510 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: 1 block east of the 7th Street / Metro Station
Parking: Surface lots available nearby

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Mo-Chica

Màs Malo

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One-stop Shop for New Year’s Eve Clothing

Pre-Party Preparations
Macy’s • directions

(213) 627-4765 • macys.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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The Go-To New Year’s Eve Shop

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Macy’s is your one-stop-shop for all you need to prepare for your New Year’s Eve celebration. From men’s and women’s fashion and designer accessories to party table-top decor, be sure to visit the department store that is known to be one of the nation’s premier retailers.

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Hours: Mon, 10am-8:30pm / Tues-Sun, 9am-8:30pm

Address: 750 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: Across from 7th Street / Metro Station (Flower St.)
Parking: Validation available for Macy’s Plaza Garage

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One-of-a-Kind Look for the New Year

Pre-Party Preparations
Skingraft • directions

(213) 626-2662 • skingraftdesigns.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible

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Unique, Alternative Clothing at Skingraft

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Come to Skingraft on 4th Street in Downtown LA if you are looking for something unique and trendy to wear to your New Year’s Eve event! Skingraft is a Los Angeles-based design house that features performance art-inspired fashion and full ready-to-wear collections for men and women, along with ornate, one-of-a-kind pieces for the runway and stage.

Special Offer: Mention DowntownLA.com in December and receive a 10% discount on your purchase!

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Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm / Sat-Sun, 12pm-7pm

Address: 125 W. 4th St. #102
Go Metro: 2 Blocks east of Pershing Square Station (4th St.)
Parking: Street parking and surface lots available nearby

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Bacö Mercat

Pete’s Café & Bar

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Trend-Setting Women’s Fashion

Pre-Party Preparations
Samira’s Closet • directions

(213) 928-2266 • samirascloset.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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A Personalized Shopping Experience

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New Year’s Eve is typically a night of champagne toasts, midnight kisses, and – of course – beautiful outfits. Enter Samira’s Closet, a unique women’s clothing boutique that takes shopping to a whole new level by introducing a personal shopper. The owner of Samira’s Closet, Samira Sohayegh, specializes in hand-picking outfits for her customers, making sure that every customer is fully satisfied with their selection.

Special Offer: Mention DowntownLA.com in December and receive 10% off your purchase.

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30am-6pm / Fri, 10:30am-5pm

Address: 406 W. 6th St.
Go Metro: 1 block from Pershing Square Station (4th St.)
Parking: Street parking and surface lots available nearby

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New Year’s Eve Party Clothing

Pre-Party Preparations
Express at Macy’s Plaza • directions

(213) 627-4765 • express.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Attend Your New Year’s Eve Party with Style

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Express is the must-have sophisticated fashion brand for going out in style this New Year’s Eve. It’s what’s new and what’s now for young, fashion-forward women and men.

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Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm / Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm

Address: 750 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: Across from 7th Street / Metro Station (7th St.)
Parking: Available at the Macy’s Plaza Garage

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Pick the Perfect Cigar for New Year’s Eve

Pre-Party Preparations
Diplomat Cigars • directions

(213) 627-6434 • diplomatcigars.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Ring In the New Year with a Cigar

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Usher in 2013 with a cigar from Diplomat Cigars on 7th Street! Owner and cigar expert Sam Morovati suggests the Tatuaje, Padron Anniversary, or OpusX cigars. Serving Downtown for 15 years, Diplomat Cigars is a unique store that offers a wide variety of cigars. The store features a large walk-in humidor, free WiFi, newspapers and sports magazines, and public and private lounge spaces.

Special Offer: Mention DowntownLA.com in December and receive a 7% discount on your purchase

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Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm

Address: 806 W. 7th St.
Go Metro: Across from 7th Street / Metro Station (Flower St.)
Parking: Parking is located at 725 S. Flower with validation available: 30min free with a $25 purchase, and 2 hours free with a $40 purchase

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New Bling
for the New Year

Pre-Party Preparations
St. Vincent Jewelry Center • directions

(213) 629-2124 • svjc.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay, Play
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Fine Jewelry at Everyday Low Prices

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Here you’ll discover fantastic deals on a huge variety of fine jewelry to accessorize your perfect New Year’s outfit. Inside are shops specializing in loose stones, precious gems, sterling silver, gold, pearls, diamonds, and watches. For those looking to take the plunge at midnight, find the perfect engagement ring here as well!

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Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm / Sun, 10am-6pm

Address: 650 S. Hill St.
Go Metro: 3 blocks from 7th Street / Metro Station
Parking: Jewelry Center Garage on Broadway

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Bottega Louie

Seven Grand

LA Athletic Club

Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square

PÜR NYE
Belasco 2013

December 31, 2012 • 9pm
Belasco Theater • directions

Tickets: $20-150
wantickets.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Parking Available

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A Historic Theater Turned Mega-Club

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This year, the celebration at Belasco expands to 6 rooms and over 45,000 square feet with PÜR NYE. This party won’t stop until 4am – giving you plenty of time to experience all that the night has in store. Celebrate with six rooms and a variety of music to choose from, special guest DJs, aerialists, party favors, champagne toast, a countdown to the new year, and a balloon drop and confetti. Also available: open bar, buffet, premium bottle service.

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Hours: 9pm

Address: 1050 S. Hill St.
Parking: Valet parking available at event

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Zedd and
Nicky Romero

December 31, 2012 • 9pm
Club Nokia • directions

Tickets: $49.50-100
clubnokia.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Shop, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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Electrify Your New Year

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Zedd is an electro-house DJ and record producer who’s worked with artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, P. Diddy, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, and Armand Van Helden. His unique and highly recognizable style of composition stands out as carefully produced Electro House – detailed while also playful and remarkably catchy.

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Hours: Doors open at 9pm

Address: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from Pico Station
Parking: Available at L.A. LIVE

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10th Annual
La Desvelada

December 31, 2012 • 9pm
Conga Room • directions

Tickets: $45
(213) 745-0162 • congaroom.com

Nearby: Eat, Drink, Stay
Metro Accessible • Parking Available

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A Latin Masquerade Ball

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For the past 9 years, La Desvelada has made history as Southern California’s largest Latino New Year’s Eve event. This masquerade ball features top performers from around the world, promising to deliver a magical night filled with unforgettable memories.

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Hours: 9pm

Address: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Go Metro: 2 blocks from Pico Station
Parking: Available at L.A. LIVE

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See What’s In Store


 

Reader-Submitted Holiday Favorites

Ice Skating is our favorite! It brings together the entire family for a fun-filled night of falling down and building teamwork! What better way to bond?

– Taja from Toluca Lake

Holiday Hotel Deals

  • Stocking Stuffer Surprise Package
    Omni Los Angeles  •  20% off your holiday getaway, plus a $10 gift card for Starbucks or Amazon.com
  • Shopping Adventure Package
    Hilton Checkers Los Angeles  •  A personal shopping guide to small boutiques and sample sales
  • Holiday Traditions Package
    Historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel  •  Including breakfast for two, 20% off Afternoon Tea, and discounts at local shops
  • Second Night 40% Off
    Sheraton LA Downtown  •  Stay one night, and get 40% off every second night
  • In the Mood for Love
    The Standard, Downtown LA  •  A package for couples with champagne, sweets, breakfast in bed and free parking
  • Bed & Breakfast Package
    Westin Bonaventure  •  Including discounted rates and breakfast buffet for two

Exclusive Special Offers

Mention DowntownLA.com at these businesses in December to take advantage of holiday offers.

  • Border Grill – Free appetizer with your entrée purchase
  • Diplomat Cigars – 7% off
  • FIDM Museum & Galleries – 15% off
  • Skingraft Fashion House – 10% off
  • Samira’s Closet – 10% off
  • Neihule Salon – “New You for the New Year” mani/pedi with styling – $88

More Ways to Celebrate

 
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