Updated: 12/29/2009 09:30:09 PM PST
LONG BEACH - From watching a daredevil jump to music and dancing by the sea, an estimated 50,000 people are expected to ring in the new year in downtown Long Beach.
Beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, 26-year- old stunt driver Travis Pastrana, star of the MTV show "Nitro Circus," will star in "Red Bull: New Year. No Limits." He will attempt to jump his car off the Pine Avenue Pier onto a barge floating in the Long Beach Harbor and break the 171-foot world record for longest jump in a car.
Perfect viewing will be available from Shoreline Village, Parkers' Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Park and any of the Pine Avenue Pier restaurants, such as Gladstone's, Famous Dave's, Tokyo Wako or P.F. Chang's.
The jump, timed for the East Coast, will be carried on ESPN.