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Here’s where you can see New Year’s Eve fireworks in L.A.

Ring in the New Year with a bang using this list of places to see New Year’s Eve fireworks in Los Angeles.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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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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Marina del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks
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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.

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Knott’s Berry Farm goes all out during the holiday season, turning the theme park into the annual Knott’s Merry Farm with holiday decorations, music and snow. For New Year’s Eve, they take it a step further with extended hours (9am on Dec 31 to 1am on Jan 1), a countdown to midnight and fireworks. Look out for live music throughout the evening, as well as an evening buffet at Spur’s Restaurant.

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2022 details to be announced.

Stake out a spot in downtown Long Beach to catch this waterfront fireworks show on New Year's Eve. You can catch the midnight show from pretty much anywhere near the water, like Shoreline Park and Village, and you can expect dinner specials and parties at plenty of local businesses nearby (aside from the Queen Mary, which still isn't operational).

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