Crack open a bottle of Champagne and toast the new year at these South Bay events:
In Palos Verdes:
in Rancho Palos Verdes has multiple events scheduled for New Year's Eve and Day.
Head to Mar’sel for dinner on New Year's Eve (two seatings, $95-$145) or celebrate in the resort's ballroom with a Champagne toast, food and dancing; $50. Catalina Kitchen will also host a New Year's Day buffet; adults $89, children $45. For reservations and more information, call 310-265-2836.
In Hermosa Beach:
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a at 8:30 p.m. at , 1 Pier Ave. Lou Giovannetti and His Big Band (an 18-piece orchestra) will be among performers. Plus, a large video display will replay the ball drop in New York’s Times Square. Admission is free. Read more about the event here.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood band at 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve will perform at , 142 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Hermosa Beach. Tickets are $170 and include an open bar, appetizer buffet and free tickets to future shows.
A New Year's Eve party with a Vegas theme will be held at 7 p.m. at , 68 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. The party includes casino tables and a video countdown to 2012 (complete with confetti). Admission is $20. Call 310-376-4412 for reservations.
In Redondo Beach:
Max Entertainment will hold a New Year's Eve Vegas-style gala with live music, DJs, cirque aerialists, performance artists and dancers, laser light shows, dancing and more. The event will be held at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve at the , 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach. Admission is $45-$65 per person.