UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A spectacular fireworks display and thousands of pounds of confetti will blast into the night sky for Southern California's largest, free outdoor New Year's Eve Countdown Bash at Universal CityWalk featuring energetic DJ's, live music and non-stop excitement leading up to the countdown to 2008 at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. The free celebration begins at 9:00 pm on December 31, 2007 with a global countdown from New York City's Times Square ball drop, while DJ's will spin popular music from Universal's iconic globe and Cinema Plaza. The popular 80's cover band, "Fast Times" will jam on the main stage beginning at 10:00 pm creating an unforgettable dance party on the street leading up to the countdown. The evening will culminate when the clock strikes midnight with a sensational fireworks display and thousands of pounds of confetti blanketing the energetic crowd. CityWalk's popular night spots including B.B. King's Blues Club(R), Cafe Tu Tu Tango(R), Hard Rock Cafe(R), Howl at the Moon, Jillian's Hi-Life Lanes, Rumba Room and Saddle Ranch Chop House will be offering drink and live entertainment specials for New Year's Eve. Rounding out The Entertainment Capital of L.A.'s exciting New Year's Eve party options, the Gibson Amphitheatre will be featuring the Chris Brown and Bow Wow concert with Sean Kingston, Soulja Boy and Shop Boyz on December 31. Leading up to the New Year's Eve Countdown Bash, CityWalk will amp up the entertainment with daily concert performances from popular bands beginning at 7:30 pm from December 27 - December 30. Rocking the mainstage will be Ayre, Go Betty Go, Paper Back Hero and Anastasia. For more information regarding CityWalk's New Year's Eve Countdown Bash or activities leading up to the massive celebration, visit http://www.CityWalkHollywood.com or call 818-622-1111. Universal Studios Hollywood(SM), The Entertainment Capital of L.A.(TM), 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(R) venues and newly renovated stadium-style seating. The theme park features such groundbreaking attractions as "Revenge of the Mummy(TM) -- The Ride," "Shrek 4-D(TM)," "Jurassic Park(R) -- The Ride," 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," and the upcoming Spring 2008 new mega-attraction based on the blockbuster hit movie and TV series, "The Simpsons." NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 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 and 20% owned by Vivendi Universal.
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