Long Beach New Year’s Eve
Fuego at Hotel Maya rings in the New Year with a delicious four-course dinner and party package on Thursday, December 31 with the first seating at 9 p.m. Partiers will enjoy an outstanding view of the spectacular fireworks from the Queen Mary at midnight.
Leave your passport at home; this New Year’s Eve around-the-world-party only requires a ticket to the Queen Mary. Regally berthed in Long Beach harbor since 1967 she will again host an epic night of entertainment festivities and culinary adventures inspired by international destinations; five hours of dining, dancing and toasting aboard three acres of floating maritime history, as New Orleans, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo and Hollywood celebrate 2016 as only the Queen Mary can.
Following last year’s record-breaking New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebration, when 13,500 people descended upon DTLB to ring in the new year, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will continue to host the largest party in town as it welcomes a plethora of SoCal’s finest musicians to take part in a three-stage, three-block festival in the heart of Downtown located on Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets.
Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit between 5 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. this New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages revelers to take public transit to and from festivities in Long Beach to avoid drinking and driving and to minimize street congestion.
The Long Beach Police Department warns residents that “celebratory” gunfire is illegal and dangerous, and could result in injury or death to those struck, and jail time for offenders.
Discharging a firearm into the air has resulted in injuries and deaths across the country.
Long Beach’s newest neighborhood eatery Restauration will ring in the new year with an All You Can Eat + Drink Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 9 p.m. to Midnight. NYE at Restauration will include live music, dancing, festive décor and a Champagne toast.
The streets of Downtown Long Beach will again be filled with revelers ringing in the new year on Tuesday, December 31 for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration produced and co-sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associated (DLBA).
Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit starting at 5 p.m. for New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages residents to avoid drinking and driving by taking public transit and comes with the added benefit of not having to find parking when going to local festivities.
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For those seeking a relaxing fine dining experience in Long Beach on New Year’s Eve, L’Opera Ristorante on downtown’s Pine Avenue is planning to stop traffic for you…literally! The critically acclaimed Italian restaurant has arranged with the City of Long Beach to open a valet station on First Street right outside its doors so that guests may escape the frenzy associated with the annual New Year’s Eve celebration, which is expected to draw some 20,000 attendees.
Tickets went on sale Saturday, December 1, for the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) massive New Year’s Eve celebration taking place on Pine Avenue and Broadway. Kicking off at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012, the high-energy street party will encompass two-square blocks and feature live music by acclaimed DJ Bizzy, local Long Beach Funk Band OO Soul, AC/DC Cover Band TNT, and headliner The Spazmatics, the Ultimate New Wave ‘80s Show.