Bringing in the New Year on the Las Vegas Strip is an experience that can only be described as magnificent. The strip is blocked to traffic and there are people walking, dancing and celebrating everywhere. The casinos bring in the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks display and all the clubs in the area will be offering specials and great entertainment till morning. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and make sure to get your monorail tickets! It’s the best alternative form of transportation in Las Vegas during New Year’s Eve.
If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, you may wish to consider some of the following celebrations:
Drais Nightclub @ The Cromwell
Located on the rooftop of the Cromwell, Drai’s has been voted as the best Hip-Hop nightclub in Vegas. Drai’s has a star-studded line up this New Year’s weekend with live performances from Trey Songz on Friday Dec. 29th, Future on Saturday Dec. 30th, and Chris Brown performing the Black Tie event on New Year’s Eve. The Drai’s NYE event will sell out so party-goers are encouraged to book in advance.
Fireworks Viewing Party @ Caesars Palace
Stay warm and toasty while you enjoy a nice view of the fireworks display at Caesars Palace. The viewing party will be at the Absinthe tent on Roman Plaza. Fireworks start at midnight and last around 8 minutes. The DJ set will start from 10 pm to 1 am. Drink and VIP packages start from $99-$150.
Freemont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience is the destination for Downtown Las Vegas’ official New Year’s Eve party and is one of the most attended NYE events in Las Vegas. The event will feature 12 bands and other live entertainment on 4 different stages. Make sure to get there early – it starts at 5:00 p.m., get your tickets before they sell out.
Jewel Nightclub @ Aria
Jewel nightclub is known for its lavish and unique interior décor that layers colors and styles to create a style all of its own. Jewel has 24,000 square feet of party space and is geared to bring in the New Year with a top-notch performance by Lil John.
The Foundry @ SLS
Located within the Sahara casino, The Foundry will be hosting a Retro Rewind party featuring music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Tickets start at just $25 and every guest receives a complimentary glass of champagne to ring in the New Year.
Beer Park @ Paris Hotel
Overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio, Beer Park is a 10,000 square foot rooftop bar and grill that offers something for everyone. From fabulous food all made with Budweiser as one of the ingredients to unique drinks, Beer Park is a very popular destination. For New Years, this venue is selling different seating options with 3-hour open bar tickets at different values for the evening.
Gold Spike in Downtown Las Vegas
Gold Spike along with Inspire will hold a Masquerade Party that will take place at both venues. Open bar included with admission and with one admission price you can bounce back and forth between venues. Both spots rank as the top destination for bar venues in Las Vegas. VIP party package includes a reserved table, one bottle of premium select liquor, one bottle of champagne, and complimentary entry for you and 4 guests.
Hakkasan @ MGM
Spend your last moments of 2017 at Hakkasan nightclub. One of the biggest spots for New Year’s Eve. Hakkasan’s New Year’s Eve weekend lineup includes Steve Aoki, Tiesto, & Party Favor. Ring in the New Year right and get your VIP tickets now.
Chateau Rooftop @ Paris
Known to have one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip, why not celebrate New Year’s Eve on a rooftop overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. Chateau’s rooftop gives off an incredible outdoor nightlife experience. Featuring a lavish garden with spacious cabanas. Start the New Year off right, get your VIP and open bar packages now.
Nearly every casino, club, bar and grill or restaurant is offering something special for New Year’s Eve. This is one of the biggest celebrations in the city, and Las Vegas knows how to do it right.
If you are looking for a more relaxing evening, try one of the restaurants. Many are offering priority seating, complimentary champagne and special dishes designed specifically for that evening.
Many of the casinos are also offering special parties that last for only three or four hours. These parties include open bars with a cover charge, complimentary champagne at midnight, and the perfect viewing place for the fireworks display.
Another option for those who want to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is to take in a show. Many of the shows being performed that night include bonus material or special events that occur just on this special evening.
Remember To Start Early
All four miles of the strip are closed to vehicles and the area is filled with pedestrians.
It is always recommended to book ahead if possible, or arrive early to get into the clubs or restaurants you want to visit. Nearly all celebrations start between 5 and 6 pm that evening, with some starting as late as 10 pm. This gives you a lot of time to move through the strip and experience as many events as you can in one evening. While Las Vegas never sleeps, most of the New Year celebrations conclude at 3 am in accordance with city ordinances. However, you are welcome to enjoy yourself in the casinos for as long as you desire.
Don’t forget to find the time to watch the fireworks display at midnight. This incredible display will be shot off from eight different hotels to create one of the most magnificent fireworks displays you will ever see in your lifetime. Many of the casinos are offering special viewing areas for the display that will come with an open bar and seating options.
Finding the perfect spot to celebrate New Year’s in Las Vegas can be difficult with so many events taking place. With road closures and extreme traffic, your best bet is to hop on the Las Vegas monorail and enjoy a little bit of everything. Don’t forget to purchase your discount tickets in advance!