MARINA FIREWORKS — The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors organizes a New Year’s Eve fireworks display each year. Fireworks begin at the 30-second countdown to midnight on Sunday, December 31st, and are launched from the south jetty over the main channel in Marina del Rey.
Viewing hotspots include Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; and Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. There is no admission charge to these locations.
Information, (310) 305-9548.
NEW YEAR’S JAZZ — New Year’s jazz celebrations are planned at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Performances begin with a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration with the Billy Mitchell Trio at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 28th, at the Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel, 5985 Century Blvd., Westchester. Admission is $10.
Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel continues the party on New Year’s Eve with a performance by pianist Dave Mackay.
Information, (310) 642-7500.
The Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Band performs on Sunday, December 31st, at the Westin LAX Hotel, 5400 Century Blvd., Westchester.
Information, (310) 216-5858.
NEW YEAR’S CRUISE — Hornblower Yachts has organized a New Year’s Eve dinner cruise and celebration on a yacht which boards at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, December 31st, at 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. The four-hour cruise includes a four-course dinner, party favors, a glass of champagne and DJ entertainment. Tickets are $150.
Reservations, (800) 668-4322.