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A Cheat-Sheet of the Best L.A. Freebies, Deals & Discounts on Our Radar RIGHT NOW (NYE 2016 Edition)

December 30, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Part of what we do at We Like L.A. every week is scout for free events, food deals, event discounts, and pretty much any other kind of information that may save our readers some money when they’re out exploring Los Angeles.

Things can get a little muddled when trying to sort through it all, but we figured it would be nice to organize the best of what we’re finding and share that info as a single, weekly, ongoing list with our readers.


So here it is!

This week we’re focusing on ways you can celebrate New Year’s eve in Los Angeles on the cheap, from a selection of no-cover bars to hit up to discount ticketing options for bigger parties and of course a mention of the massive public celebration that’ll take place at Grand Park in DTLA.

Enjoy your time ringing in the new year, but be sure to be safe as well!

Grand Park NYE

Image via Grand Park / The Music Center

[REMINDER: In some cases We Like L.A. does receive revenue when visitors click on ticket links and make purchases, however we maintain complete editorial control over the events we suggest. Basically, it only makes it on to the website if we think it is cool!]

Freebies & Free Events

[DEC 30-31] Live on Green at the Pasadena Convention Center.

[DEC 31] Marina Del Rey NYE fireworks show and celebration at Chace Park.

[DEC 31] NYE at Grand Park / The Music Center.

[DEC 31] No cover at Blue Lounge inside Moonshadows in Malibu. Prix Fixe menu available if you want to dine, or you just hangout inside the lounge and enjoy the ocean view!

[DEC 31] NYE at Villain’s Tavern featuring no cover and a happy hour from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

[DEC 31] New Year’s Eve at OSSO in the Arts District. No cover. Lots of great tunes and a Prix Fixe menu if you want to eat. Starts at 7:00pm.

[DEC 31] NYEx10 at Big Bar. Celebrate New Year’s around the world starting at 3:00pm and going all night. Lots of special cocktails and no cover.

[DEC 31]  No Cover New Year’s at Angel City Brewery.

[DEC 31] REMINDER: AAA will be offering free tipsy tows for driver’s on New Year’s Eve. Use as a last resort!

[JAN 1] The Rose Parade in Pasadena

[JAN 3] Drawing From the Masters at The Getty Center.

[JAN 3] Second City Open House in Hollywood. Free comedy shows and workshops.

[JAN 8] All Space Considered at the Griffith Observatory

[JAN 30] Museum free-for-all day in Los Angeles

[VARIOS DATES] Be sure to check out this cheat-sheet of free museum days throughout January.

Upcoming Deals & Discounts

[DEC 31] Discount tickets to a Star Wars: Force Awakens screening at El Capitan and rooftop party combo at Madam Tussauds for New Year’s Eve (via Goldstar).

[DEC 31] Discount tickets to the Rocky Horror Parody New Years Eve Celebration at The Rockwell (via Goldstar).

[DEC 31] Discount tickets to Cleopatra’s NYE Ball at The Egyptian (via Goldstar).

[JAN 7] Save $5 on tickets to a throwback Thursday screening of Clerks at Laemmle’s Noho 7 (via Goldstar).

[JAN 9] Save $8 on tickets to the Burgers & Brewfest at Santa Anita Park (via Goldstar).

[VARIOUS DATES] Thinking about heading to Staples Center to catch a game? Be sure to check out these discount offers for Lakers tixClippers tix and LA Kings tickets (via Goldstar).

Know about any cool deals, discounts, freebies or other special offers we should have on our radar? Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected].