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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
  • Things to do
  • Fireworks

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, just a heads up, will be closed this year for NYE), all of the restaurants with harbor views should have visibility of the fireworks. Some of the restaurants host ticket 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 (8am 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 en evening buffet at Spur’s Restaurant.

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What kid doesn’t love to go to Disneyland? And on New Year’s Eve, the theme park stays open late (to 2am) and has even more magical happenings. You’ll have two chances to watch the fireworks: at 9pm and 11:59pm. But there’s a catch this year: Park reservations are already booked for NYE, so you’ll have to catch the show from outside the turnstiles.

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