Ring in 2023 with a bang! No matter where you are in Los Angeles this New Year’s Eve, you’ll be able to bring in another year of celebration with some stunning displays. We’ve gathered a list of 6 of the best fireworks shows to catch in town.
1. Marina del Rey
You’ll get a chance to watch two incredible fireworks shows along the Marina del Rey harbor with multiple viewing locations. This year, they’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with fireworks going off at 9 P.M. and then again at 11:59 P.M near Burton Chace Park. You can join the park’s family-friendly Glow Party starting at 7 P.M. with live DJ’s, face painting, food trucks, and more! If you’re looking for more of a fine-dining experience, most of the restaurants along the harbor have visibility of the fireworks. Of course, there’s no need to break the bank. You can always watch the glittering fireworks for free along the marina coast. Full details here!
Location: 📍Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
What better way to say goodbye to 2022 than with your favorite cinematic characters? At Universal Studios Hollywood, you’ll be able to go on all the fantastic rides during the day and ring in the New Year with some fireworks at midnight. Throughout the celebration, you’ll find themed parties at specific areas around the park like at Springfield, Jurassic World: The Ride, and more. And yes, there will be drinks! Get your tickets here.
Location: 📍100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
3. Angel’s Point
Our city is known for loving celebrations and setting off fireworks at any given chance. The truth is, no matter where you are this New Year’s Eve, you’re bound to see some spectacular lights―even if it’s just outside of your window. But what if you could have the perfect birds-eye view of all the glittering lights across town? Angel’s Point is found in Elysian Park, and it has the perfect view of the Los Angeles skyline―from Dodger Stadium to DTLA, across Hollywood to the Santa Monica Pier. The best part? It’s totally free, just keep in mind that since parking and space is very limited. Find more on Elysian Park here!
Location: 📍Angels Point Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Who wouldn’t want to say ‘hello’ to 2023 at the happiest place on Earth? On New Year’s Eve, the beloved theme park stays open until 2 A.M. and has some spectacular events in store. On this special day, the park goes all out for their fireworks show like never before. Expect theatrical happenings, holiday surprises and events, along with special menu items. They’ll even have two fireworks shows going on that night, at both 9 P.M. and 11:59 P.M. Make your park reservation here!
Location: 📍1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
5. Long Beach Waterfront
You can really find any spot in Downtown Long Beach to catch their waterfront fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. To really get yourself the best view, park yourself near the water. You can even find some dinner and parties at some of the local restaurants and bars along the shore. More details here!
Location: 📍Downtown Long Beach & The Waterfront
6. Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm is turning their theme park into the ultimate New Year’s Eve party. In honor of 2023, they are extending their hours with early opening at 9 A.M. on December 31 to 1 A.M. on January 1, 2023. The night is going to be full of spectacular events like music by DJ HowLy, photo ops with beloved PEANUTS characters, holiday shows like Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas, a delicious NYE buffet, a countdown to midnight capped off with fireworks, and so much more! Get tickets and the full details here.
Location: 📍8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
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