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Where To See New Year's Eve Fireworks In California

Where To See New Year's Eve Fireworks In California

Across California, people are ringing in the New Year with fireworks displays. Here's our guide to New Year's Eve fireworks in California. Team


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December 29, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, California lights up with spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks. Whether in the vibrant cities of Southern California or the scenic landscapes of Northern California, there's a dazzling display for everyone. Here's a guide to some of the best places to ring in 2024 with a bang in the Golden State.

Southern California

L.A Zoo Lights Family New Year's Eve

When: Dec. 31, 2023, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. An enchanting evening awaits at the L.A. Zoo, where families can enjoy a festive atmosphere with dazzling light installations and a special countdown to celebrate the New Year.

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

When: Dec. 31, 2023, 8 a.m. to Jan. 1, 2024, 2 a.m. Universal Studios Hollywood transforms into a massive party zone. With extended hours, guests can experience thrilling rides and entertainment, culminating in a midnight fireworks extravaganza.

New Year's Eve Party on The Queen Mary

When: Dec. 31, 2023, 8 p.m. to Jan. 1, 2024, 1 a.m. Step aboard the historic Queen Mary for a unique celebration. This floating party offers live music, dining, and a spectacular view of fireworks over the ocean.

New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort

When: Dec. 31, 2023, 8 a.m. to Jan. 1, 2024, 2 a.m. Disneyland Resort is where dreams and New Year's Eve collide. The park sparkles with holiday decorations and a special fireworks show that brings Disney magic to the New Year.

Fireworks on the Waterfront

When: Dec. 31, 2023, 9 p.m. to Jan. 1, 2024, 12:30 a.m. Join the festive crowd along the waterfront for a stunning fireworks display. The night sky over the ocean becomes a canvas for a burst of colors and lights.

Fireworks at SeaWorld

When: SeaWorld San Diego, 7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the New Year with a splash at SeaWorld San Diego. The park offers a unique combination of marine life shows and a brilliant fireworks display.

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Northern California

Ferry Building and The Embarcadero

Witness a spectacular 15-minute fireworks show over the Bay, starting at midnight. The Embarcadero offers one of the best vantage points for this dazzling display.

California’s Great America New Year's Eve & Fireworks: Santa Clara

Enjoy fireworks and all the boundless of Great America to ring in the new year. The park's WinterFest activities and rides are open until 12:30 AM, offering a full evening of entertainment going into 2024.

USS Hornet for the annual New Year's Eve Gala

Join the celebration on the USS Hornet for a unique maritime New Year's Eve experience. The gala includes live music, dancing, and a prime spot for fireworks viewing.

Marin Headlands

For those seeking a quieter but equally stunning view, the Marin Headlands offer a panoramic view of the Bay Area’s fireworks. It's a perfect spot for photographers and nature lovers.

No matter where you are in California, there's a New Year's Eve celebration waiting for you. So gather your loved ones, pick a spot, and welcome 2024 with a sky full of fireworks!

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