The Best 2012-2013 Latin New Year's Eve Parties

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If you: Want the speakers to rattle your ribcage.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Together As One New Year’s Eve.
Last year, this massive electronic music New Year’s Eve party some of the drew top names in EDM to Los Angeles, including Chromeo, Duck Sauce, and the Bloody Beetroots. This year’s lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s sure to be equally epic, and will definitely pack all 54,000 square feet of LA’s Shrine Auditorium. Word to the wise: the event is 18+, so be warned there will probably be some barely legal antics…MORE INFO.

If you: Are a Mucho Misfit.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

La Cita New Year’s Eve.
The people behind popular weekly dance party Mucho Wednesdays are back at LA’s La Cita for New Year’s Eve. Come for the rainbow-bodied, multi-generational crowd sporting statement glasses and pompadours, stay for the music. Still no word on who the live acts will be, but they’re sure to get ya body moving, so check back for more details! Cover is $10-15. MORE INFO.

If you: Think bigger is better.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

¡TOMA! New Years Eve 2013
Advertised as “1,500 Latinos in 4 New Year’s Eve Party Areas,” this party will definitely be huge and crowded. With the main room headlined by DJ Paw from Los Angeles’ Super Estrella 107.1 FM, you can expect to hear pretty much everything on the top 40 Latin radiowaves these days. If the super mainstream stuff isn’t your jam, you can check out one of the other three rooms, including the “Retro Room,” where live bands will be performing 80s and 90s classics, the “Habana Room,” which will feature live salsa, bachata & cumbia, and the “Euro Room,” which we can only assume will be electronic music of some kind. A $75 cover gets you open bar all night. MORE INFO.

If you: Would rather be on a boat.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Brazilian New Year’s Eve.
Samba + a booze cruise sounds like it could lead to some light sea-sickness, but if you have a sturdy constitution, or if you look really good in white, then all aboard. A whole lineup of Brazilian performers, including Katia Morales & Brazilian Hearts, “Sambista” Joany & dancers, and Samba Da Mudança, will be performing aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the performances while you eat a Brazilian buffet (but be careful not to get any on your white ensemble – it’s the dress code). Then get ready to shake your tail feather to the tunes of DJ Chris Brazil. If his last name is “Brazil” he probably has the riddims. MORE INFO.

If you: Really like balloons.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Bootie LA New Year’s Eve
Bootie LA is very excited about its balloons – it advertises “TWO different balloon drops!” If balloons aren’t enough for you, there will also be two rooms (at both the Echo and the Echoplex) where Resident DJs ShyBoy, Faroff, and Axel will be joined by special guest DJ Lobsterdust this New Year’s Eve. If the name of the party wasn’t a hint, it’ll be booty beat mashups all night. Tickets range from $10-30. MORE INFO.

If you: Are longing to bust out that GAYabera. Get it?!

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Havana Nights New Year’s Eve.
West Hollywood’s The Abbey is continually voted among the best gay bars in LA. For New Year’s Eve they will be hosting a Cuba-themed shindig for those looking to guarachear to salsa, boleros, and more. DJs John Joseph and Dawna Montell will be on the 1s and 2s; a $100 ticket gets you a hosted bar, appetizers and a champagne toast. MORE INFO.

If you: Are a Cirque De Soleil fan.

Your Best Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party Is…

La Desvelada New Year’s Eve
Featuring circus style performers, arealists, confetti, and showgirls, this New Year’s Eve party will be quite the spectacle. Downtown LA’s Conga Room will play host to the largest Latino New Years Eve event in Southern California. V/DJs Santarosa and Dee Jay Lu Rox will mix music videos and songs to keep the dancefloor packed, even as you’re mesmerized by the dancers whizzing through the air. MORE INFO.


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