There's no need to plan ahead to have a good time on New Year's Eve. Below, you'll find a few last-minute ideas to say good-bye to 2012.
Downtown Long Beach: A family friendly party in downtown Long Beach with fireworks and music, starting at 6 p.m.
Disneyland, Anaheim: Disneyland counts down to midnight with events at the park. More Information
Great Park, Irvine: New Year's Eve fun with hours to spare before midnight. Live music, dancing, food, rides and more events, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More Information
Hermosa Beach: New Year's Eve at Pier Plaza is a free big band celebration, starting at 7:30 p.m. More Information
What to do, where to go and what to see
Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park: Knott's Berry Farm features the Midnight Mayhem Firework Show, Elton John: the Early Years, Clueless Remix, comedy, magic. More Information
Queen Mary, Long Beach: A swanky event inside the Queen Mary, fireworks outside. More Information
Rose Parade Campout, Pasadena: It's not swanky, but camping out on Colorado Boulevard for a free curbside view of the Tournament of Roses Parade is bound to result in some revelry. More Information
University CityWalk, Universal City: Fireworks and music at Universal CityWalk, starting at 9 p.m. More Information
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