Getting out for New Year’s Eve can become one of the priciest dates of the year, but thankfully DTLA’s Grand Park continues to offer an affordable and family-friendly option for the holiday—and one that’s back in-person after a few years of virtual celebrations. Flanked by the Music Center and City Hall, every inch of this three-block greenspace and three other surrounding blocks will be covered in culture, including City Hall, which will be used as a 22-story canvas for countdown projection. Crowds will rock steady to a soundtrack of DJ-driven tunes and live bands across a pair of stages while hitting up a selection of food trucks (but do note: there’s no alcohol permitted or sold here). If you dare attempt to drive, you’ll find $10 parking at the Music Center, but taking Metro is a much better bet—especially since fares tend to be free for NYE.
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