Wondering what to do in LA this New Year’s Eve now that the world hasn’t ended? Wonder no more and check out our list of the hautest NYE parties in Los Angeles ASAP. For those who don’t love the nightlife scene, we’ve also included a few intimate dinner parties for your perusal. Celebrate good times in 2013, come on!
* Insomniac’s White Wonderland NYE Gala
When: Mon, December 31, 6:00 pm – Tue, January 1, 2:00 am
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
Details: White Wonderland is America’s first exclusively dance music only white party. It will feature a glittering, sparkling while entourage of theatrical performers including twisting aerialists, towering stilt walkers, and dramatic dancers to enhance the experience and bring in the new year. Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso and Ferry Corsten are among the DJs on deck.
* The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball 2013
When: Mon, December 31,8:00 pm – Tue, January 1, 10:00 am
Where: Wokcano Restaurant and Lounge, 1413 Fifth st, Santa Monica, CA
Details: Ring in this New Year 1920’s style with The Great Gatsby New Years Eve Ball in Santa Monica. The event will include prohibition-style cocktails, whiskey tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a live swing band and DJ Frankie spinning Top 40 mashed with 1920’s electro. Guests are encouraged to parade this multi-level nightclub and giant outdoor patio in their zoot suits and flapper dresses and put on their gangster hats and pearls for a rip-roaring celebration worthy of Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Gatsby in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film.
*10th Annual Saints or Sinners New Years Eve
When: 8 PM – 3 PM December 31
Where: Roosevelt Hollywood Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
Details: Are you naughty or nice? Choose a side at the 10th Annual Saints or Sinners New Years Eve party at one of the most historic and glamorous monuments in Hollywood. This event is a hotel-wide takeover, including the Blossom Ballroom, Teddy’s, Tropicana and the historic lobby. Performances will feature Eva Simons, Adam Auburn, Mei Lwun, David Bullock and many more. VIP ticket holders get limited open bar and exclusive access to Teddy’s all night long. Don your best angelic or devilish costume and enjoy amazing music, dramatic balloon drops and other surprises in a venue where old and young Hollywood unite.
* The Grand Ball
When: From 9 PM
Where: Greystone Manor Supperclub, 643 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles
Details: This black tie affair will pay tribute to old Hollywood glamour and opulence. Devin Lucien will provide the music this NYE at SBE’s latest hot spot. You’ll be certain to see a celebrity or ten partying right along with you.
* Masquerade Ball
When: From 10 pm
Where: Lure nightclub, 1439 Ivar Ave, Hollywood, CA
Details: DJ Savi will provide the music at megaclub Lure’s 2013 Masquerade Ball. Dance the night away to throbbing music in front of LED screens, but while it won’t be raining indoors, you might want to bring your umbrella: champagne showers are scheduled for midnight.
* The Tasting Kitchen
Where: 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice, CA 90291
Cost: The six-course prix-fixe dinner at ‘It’ boy chef Casey Lane’s Venice restaurant costs $100 per person. There are special pescatarian and vegetarian menu options.
Menu: Saffron Arancini & Gold Flakes, Porcini Crudo and Ricotta Salata, Buckwheat Tajarin, Caviar, and Crème Fraîche, Beef Brasato with Vin Santo Onions, Gnocchi, Black Truffle, and Breadcrumbs, Pink Snapper, Cauliflower Ragout, and Périgord Butter, Prosecco Sundae with Oro Blanco Sorbet, Prosecco Granita, Pomegranate Gelée, and Citrus Zest, Hot Chocolate Pudding with Toasted Hazelnut Ice Cream and Sherry Eggnog Cream
* Fig & Olive
Where: 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Cost: A four-course prix-fixe menu starts at $150.
Menu: Choose from: Grilled Langoustine De San Sebastian with Artichoke Tapenade, and Smoked Pimenton Olive Oil, Seared Scallops and Chanterelle with Mushroom Tapenade, Confit Pearl Onions, and Porcini Olive Oil, Cappuccino of Roasted Butternut Squash, Truffle Risotto with Cremini and Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Scallion, Parmesan, Parsley, and White Truffle Olive Oil, Striped Bass with Charmoula, Cumin, and a Celery Root Purée Emulsion, Roasted Lamb Rack with Herbs de Provence, Goat Cheese Gnocchi, and Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Filet Mignon with Fig Chutney, Sautéed Black Trumpet Mushroom, and Gratin Dauphinoise, Champagne & Red Berry Chantilly with Genoise Sponge Cake, Red Berry Gelée, and Veuve Clicquot Sorbet
Where: 9575 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: First seating is 6 – 7 p.m. ($95) and second searing is 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. ($145).
Menu: Foccacia Bread, Cupe de Papa, Grilled Shrimp Tartare, Caigua Rellena, Pisco Shooter, Arroz Con Marisco, Anticucho Filet Mignon, Chocolate
Where: 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90048
Cost: The five-course meal costs $150 per person.
Menu: Caviar Flight, Oyster and Caviar: House-made Leek Capellini, Lemon, Beurre Montél Escargot: Puff Pastry, Truffle Butter or New Caledonia Langoustine Salad: Celery, Lemon, Fennel, Olive, Boulder Valley Prime Steak: Lentils, Red Wine, Pancetta, Lemon, Parsley, Garlic, Rainbow Trout: Haricot Verts, Brown Butter, Almonds and Pecan Tart with Cinnamon Gelato or Yogurt Panna Cotta: House-made Grape Syrup, Fresh and Roasted Grapes, Granola.
* Studio at the Montage Laguna Beach
Where: 30801 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost: $300 per person.
Details: In addition to a five-course tasting menu, you’ll be treated to a cocktail reception, live music, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Wine pairings are an additional $100.
* The Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills
Where: 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Cost: $250 per person.
Details: Seating begins at 9:00 p for this six-course Gala dinner. Musical accompaniment will be provided by resident pianist Antonio Castillo de la Gala and complimentary access to the live band and dancing in the hotel’s Living Room.