Shade Royale New Year’s Eve, Shade Hotel: Dress in your classiest “Bond Chic” (that’s Bond, James Bond) and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, casino tables, a poker lounge, live DJ and dancing, and a champagne toast. $75/person. Room specials for $599 include two tickets to the event. 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach.
Berry Bly New Year’s Eve Gala, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center: Enjoy a New Year’s Eve extravaganza, with multiple dance floors, performance artists and dancers, laser light shows, multiple bars, food trucks and more. Tickets $45-$55. 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Terranea: Spend the night up on the peninsula at this glittery party featuring live DJs and dancing. VIP access ($125 in advance, $150 at the door) comes with open bar privileges; general admission ($50 in advance, $75 at the door) comes with a mini bottle of champagne and then a cash bar. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.
New Year’s “Glow” Eve at Sharkeez, Hermosa Beach: Party on in glowing fashion at Sharkeez, with four-course meals, glow sticks, glow glasses, DJs, dancing, and a balloon drop with cash prizes. $35 VIP ticket includes reserved seating, glow sticks and glasses, four-course meal, and champagne. 52 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Hermosa Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration, Hermosa Beach Pier: Celebrate the New Year in true beach style down at the Hermosa Pier, where beginning at 8:30 PM you can hear Lou Giovannetti and His Big Band play big-band standards. At midnight, there will be a video replay of the ball drop at Times Square on a 9×12 foot video screen. Free. 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach: Looking for a more down-home event? Check out the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (featuring the former lead singer for the Black Crowes) at Saint Rocke. The evening features a three-hour, two-set performance, an open bar, and appetizers throughout the evening. Tickets are $170 ($120 for non-drinking) – cost includes gratuity. 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach.
The Elegant NYE By the Sea, Delzano’s By The Sea: Enjoy dinner, dancing, and socializing at this lively Redondo Beach restaurant. The party with start with favorite R & B tunes during the “socializing” time, and then at 9 PM the DJ will “turn it up.” Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets $30 (not including dinner). 179 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach.
Queen Nation at Brixton South Bay: Rock in 2012 with Queen tribute band Queen Nation at Brixton in Redondo Beach, with iconic hits like “Somebody to Love” and “We are the Champions.” General admission $25; booth prices (in addition to general admission) $50 to $125. 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach.
Time to party like it’s…2012?
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