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Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.

For the sixth year, Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. will be the go-to central gathering place in Los Angeles where Angelenos from all over the county and visitors from across the globe ring in the New Year. This unique civic event, which has been recognized alongside major New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world, brings Angelenos and their family and friends together to celebrate the holiday at L.A.’s biggest dance party. Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. will focus on music and dancing with two stages. Guests will enjoy 3-D digital video mapping on the side of the iconic City Hall with an integrated light show inspired by the theme My Dream L.A., based on the limitless vision of 5th graders from across L.A. County for a better tomorrow.

Featured Artists

Aloe Blacc + Maya Jupiter and Special Guests

Featuring Irka Mateo, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and the Grand Scheme

DJ Day

The N.Y.E.L.A. All-Female DJ Lineup Ericalandia, Kronika, Spiñorita

Getting Here

Go Metro

Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines on New Year’s Eve with free fares from 9 p.m. on December 31, 2018 to 2 a.m. on January 1, 2019.

While the Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station exits directly into Grand Park, Pershing Square Station and Union Station are also within walkable distance (and might be less crowded!)

Plan your trip at or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).


Use the drop off/pick up zone near the 1st Street and North Los Angeles Street event entrance/exit.

Metro Bikes

Ride a Metro Bike to NYELA! Check out and return your bike to nearby stations Main & 1st or Grand & Temple. See Station Map for a full list of stations.

Bicycle Parking

Valet parking for bicycles will be available at Broadway and West 2nd Street. The valet service is free and will be provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.


Event entrance protocol includes mandatory bag checks, pat downs and metal detector wands for all patrons. To ensure lines move as quickly as possible, please plan ahead and read all event info below to know what is allowed and what is prohibited. Early arrival is recommended. Your patience is appreciated.

You can bring the following:

  • Snacks
  • Food
  • Ponchos/Waterproof outerwear
  • Sealed juice boxes
  • Small bags
  • Smiling faces
  • Strollers
  • Empty reusable non-glass water containers.

Please do not bring the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Bags and backpacks measuring larger than standard backpack size (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches)
  • Bicycles (parking for bicycles is available outside of event at Hill Street and West 2nd Street)
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Confetti cannons
  • Drones (including drone operation)
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Firecrackers
  • Flag poles
  • Generators
  • Glass
  • Identity-covering
  • Costumes
  • Narcotics
  • Sealed or open beverage bottles with liquid, including water (fountains and water for purchase will be available)
  • Projection devices
  • Printed signage measuring larger than 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Props
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smartboards
  • Sparklers
  • Sticks
  • Tents
  • Unleashed animals
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons

The following is also prohibited:

  • Amplified Noise
  • Outside solicitation
  • Public intoxication
  • Rollerblading
  • Skateboarding
  • Smoking
  • Staking objects to the ground
  • Unauthorized vending
  • Vaping

N.Y.E.L.A. is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event; no beer garden or point of purchase. No alcohol is permitted in the event space.

This is a space for unity – where Angelenos and visitors from all around the world can celebrate together. Any bullying, discrimination, or hateful acts are not allowed in this space.  If you are an attendee, and you see something, say something.

The information on this page is subject to change.

Contact Us


Window & Phone Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Glorya Kaufman Presents
Dance at The Music Center

(213) 972-0711

LA Opera
(213) 972-8001

LA Master Chorale
(213) 972-7282


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Phone Hours:
Center Theatre Group
(213) 628-2772
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Monday

Phone Hours:
LA Phil

(323) 850-2000
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.