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Ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

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Champagne, cruises and casinos -- the countdown to the New Year is on. Here is a list of ways you can toast the New Year in Southern California.

The New Year's Eve Countdown Bash at Universal City Walk

The outdoor event is free to the public and will feature live music, DJs and fireworks.

When: 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Universal City Walk
Age Limit: All ages are welcome

The New Year's Eve Hollywood VIP Pass

With this pass, partygoers will experience a new rage in Hollywood known as the club crawl. The pass gives access to five to eight New Year's Eve club parties and depending on the ticket purchased, dinner may be included.

When: 7:30 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Where: Check in at Highlands on Level 4 at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Price: $125-250 depending on ticket
Age Limit: 21 and over

Shade Royale New Year's Eve Event

Ring in the New Year "Bond" style. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, casino gaming tables, a VIP poker lounge, live DJ, dancing and a champagne toast.

When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Shade Hotel
Price: $75

New Year's Eve at Rush Street

The biggest no-cover New Year's Eve Party on the West Side of LA

When: Dinner reservations begin at 5 p.m., bottle service begins at 8 p.m. and the DJ begins at 10 p.m.
Where: Rush Street, 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Price: No cover charge, but the price varies depending upon services.
Age Limit: All ages are welcome before 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., only 21 and over allowed.

Las Palmas Avenue 2012 NYE Block Party

Enjoy three clubs and open bar for the price of one ticket.

When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: Las Palmas, Premier Supperclub and the Angels and Kings Club.
Price: $100
Age Limit: 21 and over

New Year's Eve Bottomless Bubbly Event

All the bubbly you can drink for $20.12.

When: 9 p.m.- Midnight
Where: Pourtal Wine Bar
Price: $20.12
 

New Year's Eve on the Queen Mary

Enjoy a night of fireworks, access to seven entertainment venues, including four live music venues and a disco lounge.

When: 6 p.m.
Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Price: $99
Age Limit: 21 and over

NYE White & Black (out) Open Bar Ball

The fundraising event benefits the "Thinking About Tomorrow" Foundation and features two floors of fun, an open bar and a champagne toast.

When: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Santa Monica Bay Club, 1240 4th Street, Santa Monica
Price: $60
Age limit: 21 and over

Maxim Black & White New Year's Eve Affair

Ring in the New Year in nine different areas of Grauman's Chinese Theater

When: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Graumans Chinese Theater
Price: $125
Age Limit: 21 and over

New Year's Eve at Hermosa Beach Pier

The free community celebration welcomes all ages.

When: 8:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.
Where: Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach
Price: Free
Age Limit: All ages

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