Marina del Rey rings in the new year with two pyro-filled countdowns. The waterfront city has fireworks at both 9pm and midnight (or a minute before, to be precise). While the fireworks are set off near Burton Chace Park (which hosts a family-friendly “glow party” from 7pm to midnight), all of the restaurants with harbor views should have visibility of the fireworks. Some of the restaurants host ticketed dinners for a pricey cost, so we suggest finding a spot along the water and enjoying the fireworks for free.
Los Angeles may not have a Times Square ball drop equivalent when it comes to New Year’s Eve events, but it does have fireworks—lots and lots of ’em. No matter where you live, you’re sure to hear and maybe see them in your neighborhood well into the wee hours of the next morning. But outside of the barrage of illicit pyro, there actually are a few official shows that you can watch come December 31. If you’re in search of something more susbtantial than your neighbor’s Roman candles, here are few places to see some seriously impressive New Year’s Eve fireworks in L.A., including one right by the beach.
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