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Universal Wants To Be Universal On New Year’s Eve

unicitiwalk.jpgUniversal CitiWalk, calling itself “Southern California’s favorite New Year’s destination, is throwing its own local bash for the pending 2009 festivities.

The parties (at each end so of the CitiWalk) will include big-time fireworks explosions and a slew of local DJs spinning discs (what are those?).

Most interesting element is, bowing to NYC’s midnight ball-drop in Times Square, CitiWalk will start the bash at 9 p.m. complete with
outdoor big screens.

And they say they’re not the second city.

More info below:


CONTINUOUS LIVE MUSIC, THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF CONFETTI

AND SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE FESTIVITIES AT

UNIVERSAL CITYWALK AS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S FAVORITE NEW YEAR’S DESTINATION RINGS IN 2009 WITH DYNAMIC TWIN COUNTDOWNS CELEBRATIONS AT BOTH ENDS OF THE WALK

Universal City, California – Twin countdown celebrations and breathtaking fireworks displays at each end of the Universal CityWalk spectrum will offer enthusiastic crowds unobstructed views of the action as The Entertainment Capital of L.A, Southern California’s favorite New Year’s destination, ushers in 2009.

The free event will alternate dynamic DJ’s with live music at each end of the two-and-a-half block long promenade, providing continuous excitement

The celebration will begin promptly at 9:00 p.m. on December 31 with coverage of the iconic New York City Time Square ball drop displayed on two giant outdoor screens. Live musical performances will accompany DJs as they spin music throughout CityWalk, from iconic Universal Globe to Cinema Plaza all evening long. At the stroke of midnight, thousands of pounds of colorful confetti will illuminate the night sky, as it cascades over joyous revelers.

CityWalk’s popular hot spots including Café Tu Tu Tango, Hard Rock Café, Howl at the Moon, Jillian’s Hi-Life Lanes, Rumba Room and Saddle Ranch Chop House will also offer live entertainment specials for New Year’s Eve.

Universal CityWalk will turn up the volume leading up to its eagerly awaited New Year’s Eve countdown bash with daily concert performances by popular bands live on stage from December 26 – December 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m with Spanish-pop sensation Pepe Aguilar performing at the Gibson Amphitheatre on New Years Eve.

More information on CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Bash or activities leading up to the massive celebration, is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com or call 818-622-1111.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue. Universal CityWalk features over 60 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and dynamic entertainment options. Universal CityWalk Cinemas, offering the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles, features 19 screens including one of Southern California’s largest IMAX® venues and newly renovated stadium-style seating. The theme park features such groundbreaking attractions as “The Simpsons Ride,” “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride,” “Shrek 4-D,” “Jurassic Park – The Ride” and the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds.”

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

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