Universal CityWalk Rings in 2008 With a New Year's Eve Countdown Bash Featuring Dramatic Fireworks, Non-Stop Live Music and Confetti Blast

Dec 27, 2007, 00:00 ET from Universal CityWalk

    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.

SOURCE Universal CityWalk