City of West Hollywood to Ring in the
New Year with Fourth-Annual #BOOM!
Superhero-Themed Alcohol- and Drug-Free New Year’s Eve Event
Will Take Place at West Hollywood Park Auditorium, Sat., Dec. 31
City will Offer Free Special CityLineX Shuttle Service to Connect
#BOOM! to the Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland
The PickUp will Run Along Santa Monica Boulevard on
Sat, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, December 20, 2016 – On New Year’s Eve, join in the fun and celebrate the first moments of 2017 at the fourth-annual #BOOM!, West Hollywood’s premier alcohol- and drug-free New Year’s Eve event. #BOOM! will bring several hundred people together for a celebration with a DJ, dancing, food, photo booth, and more!
#BOOM! will take place on the evening of Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Superheroes” — so, grab your capes and masks and come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain! Marky Make Up will be there with free body art; there will be a costume contest and a “Be Your Own Hero” Super Station; and at midnight there will be an alcohol-free toast and balloon drop. Admission is free and limited validated parking will be available in the adjacent West Hollywood Park five-story parking structure.
The City of West Hollywood will also offer free special CityLineX shuttle service to connect #BOOM! to the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood and Highland. Shuttles going toward the event will depart from the west side of Highland Avenue, just south of Hollywood Boulevard, every 30 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with one final departure from Hollywood at approximately 10 p.m. Shuttles will stop at La Brea Avenue and at Fairfax Avenue en route to the destination stop at San Vicente Boulevard. Shuttles leaving from the event to Hollywood and Highland will depart every 30 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m., with more frequent shuttles just after midnight; the last shuttle will depart at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
The PickUp, West Hollywood’s Free Weekend Ride, will celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with regularly scheduled service on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and on Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The PickUp offers a safe and convenient way to get to a destination in the City of West Hollywood on Fridays and Saturdays (and popular nightlife holidays!) from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The PickUp is free (and fun!). It travels along Santa Monica Boulevard in a six-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. It arrives at stops every 15 minutes and the music thumps to beat mixes by Derek Monteiro. Visit The PickUp online at www.wehopickup.com.
#BOOM! is sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the Institute for Public Strategies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Tweakers Project, and the West Hollywood Recovery Center. Admission is free. Attendees must be 18 years or over to enter.
For more information and to RSVP for #BOOM!, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boom-2017-tickets-28434592632
Volunteers are needed; volunteers can sign-up using the EventBrite RSVP and information link.
For additional information, please contact Robert Gamboa at [email protected] or at (310) 870-1267. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.