New Year’s Eve is the busiest time of year in Las Vegas. There will be over 300,000 people visiting just for the events surrounding the day. Add these visitors to the 2 million plus people who live in Las Vegas and want to party and you have chaos. It’s the best kind of chaos but it’s still crazy. There’s no other time during the year that comes close to matching the energy of Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
There are concerts, big name DJ’s and parties everywhere you go. The Vegas Strip even closes to vehicular traffic so people can wander the streets freely. At midnight there will be a massive 8 minute long fireworks show above Aria, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Stratosphere, Treasure Island, and The Venetian.
Here is a list of concerts, club appearances, and parties if you haven’t made your plans for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Las Vegas will be at capacity all weekend. Make as many arrangements in advance so you don’t miss out on shows, parties, dinner reservations, etc. that you want.
Fremont Street Experience on New Year’s Eve
The mall of casinos closes to the public on New Year’s Eve. They begin charging admission at 5:30 p.m. for the night of festivities. There will be tribute bands all night on all three stages under the massive canopy.
At midnight there will be a simulated fireworks show on the Viva Vision screens. New Year’s Eve guests will also be treated to the premiere of a new Viva Vision light show featuring Green Day, “Revolution Vegas.”
Tickets: $35 before 12/25 or $40 beginning 12/26
Concerts on New Year’s Eve
Bruno Mars – Park Theater (Monte Carlo)
Cheap Trick – The Foundry (SLS Las Vegas)
Dennis DeYoung – South Point Showroom
Elton John – Colosseum Theater (Caesars Palace)
George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic – Brooklyn Bowl (The Linq)
Maroon 5 – (Mandalay Bay)
Sting – The Chelsea (Cosmopolitan)
Vince Neil – (Cannery Casino)
Wu-Tang Clan – Axis (Planet Hollywood)
Nightclubs on New Year’s Eve
Calvin Harris – Omnia
DJ Snake – Surrender
Drake – Hakkasan
French Montana & DJ Khaled – Tao
Kendrick Lamar – Drai’s
Lil Jon – 1 OAK
Ludacris – Light
Major Lazer – XS
Steve Aoki – Jewel
T-Pain – Lavo
Warren G, Ying Yang Twins – LAX
The Wkend – Marquee
New Year’s Eve Parties
Beer Park (Paris) – General admission and premium open bar from 9pm through 11:59pm with a champagne toast at midnight and a great view of the fireworks. Tickets: $125 per person
Chateau (Paris) – General admission, three hours of a premium open bar between 9pm & 11:59pm, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: $140 per person
Carlos’n Charlie’s (Flamingo) – Hosted Open Bar 9:30pm – close. Tickets: (Well) Open Bar $30.00, (Call) Open Bar GA $50.00
Double Barrel Roadhouse (Monte Carlo)
General admission – Entertainment by DJ Montana and access to view the fireworks at midnight. Tickets: $32 per person
Hosted bar – Includes general admission for standing room only, 3 Hour Hosted Bar from 9pm to 11:59pm (well drinks and domestic drafts), entertainment by DJ Montana and access to view the fireworks at midnight. Tickets: $63 per person
Gilley’s (Treasure Island) – A country of a time includes: The Scotty Alexander Band, Gilley’s Girls, three hours of open bar, $5 Mechanical Bull Rides, and party favors. Food is available for purchase. Tickets: $119.95 per person
Hard Rock Cafe on Vegas Strip – Hosted bar and appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight and a live band, and views of the fireworks show at midnight. Tickets: $175 per person
House Of Blues (Mandalay Bay) – All you can eat from 4pm-Midnight. Tickets: $50.00 per person
Hyde Bellagio
Masquerade Party – General admission and a champagne toast at midnight. $65 per person
Masquerade Party – Hosted bar option includes admission, deluxe hosted bar from 9pm to 11:30pm and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: $95 per person
Koi Restaurant (Planet Hollywood) – General Admission tickets include an open bar and party favors. Tickets: Guys $50.00 / Ladies $30.00
Lavo (Palazzo) – Passed hors d’oeuvres from 9pm – midnight and premium open bar from 9pm – 11pm. Tickets: Guys $77.98 / Ladies $50.46
New York-New York
New Year’s Eve Bridge Bash Celebration 2017 – Open bar, DJ spinning all night with a view of the Fireworks. Tickets: Start at $135.00 per person
Tom’s Urban New Year’s Eve Celebration 2017 – Party favors, passed appetizers until midnight and open bar from 9:00pm – 1:00am; Tickets: Start at $150 per person
Center Bar – Bottomless sparkling wine package is $40 per person
Moon Nightclub – Fireworks Viewing & Dance Party with 4-hour premium open bar from 9pm-1am. Tickets: $137.50 per person
Rain Nightclub – Top Vegas DJs and premium open bar. Tickets $137.50 per person.
Tower VIP Party – Level 103, and Level 104, with access to the “Stargaze – Party in the Stars” on Level 108. Includes 4-hour premium brand open bar, Martini Bar, DJ’s, dancers, models, specialty drinks, food, live entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a spectacular view of the fireworks. Tickets: $350 per person
Party in the Sky – Party on the Observation Deck includes 3-hour premium brand open bar, Club DJ Kittie, Go-Go Dancers & Party Models,food and a great view of the fireworks plus admission to the Ultimate Patrón After Party Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am – Tickets: $250 per person and up
Level 107 Lounge – Skyline Celebration includes 2-hour open bar with premium brands (cash Bar – Midnight to 4am), party favors, great view of the fireworks with a champagne toast. Tickets: $199 per person
Vanity Nightclub (Hard Rock) – Hosted Bar from 9pm – 11pm 9pm to 2am Tickets: Guys $75.00 / Ladies $50.00


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