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Taking a Step Back in Time at Prohibition New Year’s Eve Presented by KCRW in LA’s Union Station

Written By: Christine Williamson A Jazz Age New Year’s Eve
Photographed By: Katy Pritchett

In its 4th consecutive – and sold out – year, Prohibition NYE was among the hottest tickets to get in Los Angeles to kick off 2016. Event producer McCullough and Ross sure knows how to throw a party, and this year’s NYE celebration was no exception, with KCRW and Roca Patrón Tequila as the presenting sponsors.

The annual event is hosted at the historical Union Station, which is quite possibly the most picture-perfect backdrop for a celebration. Built in the 1920s, the station features a mix of Art Deco architecture and streamlined, modern elements. Union Station hosts an exciting amount of events throughout the year, from weddings to food festivals, but there’s nothing quite like ringing in the New Year in the gorgeous halls of this spectacular location.  

Partygoers danced to a DJ set by Le Youth, a Los Angeles-based DJ and producer, who effortlessly mixes everything you really want to hear. Playing everything from R&B and House to 90’s hits, Electronic and Dance, Le Youth  fresh off of his South American tour  genuinely knows how to keep the party going (the dance floor was the place to be, all night). Guests were treated to valet and nearby parking,  short lines, coat check and more.

Champagne flowed from multiple bars, as well as craft cocktails provided by Roca Patrón Tequila. Guests toasted goodbye to 2015 as whimsical and creative performers, live jazz music, and burlesque dancers filled the atmosphere in what was one of the most dazzling parties we’ve seen. Everyone got the memo to dress up – the 1920’s looks were on point, which always makes for a more memorable and fun experience. Oh, and did we mention one of the loudest countdowns we’ve ever heard, complete with a stadium-sized spray of silver confetti at midnight and a 60-foot ball drop? Yeah, that was fun too. We can’t wait to see what McCullough and Ross have in store for 2016!

R O A R I N G /// in the New Year! We had a Glamorous Time at the 1920s-Themed Prohibition New Year Party in Union Station.