Las Vegas New Years Eve Parties
Las Vegas New Years Eve parties are held at clubs around the city, and the hottest party all depends on how you like to celebrate the holiday. Nightclubs such as Rain, Tao, and Ghostbar all have their own twist on New Years 2016 parties in Vegas, so read through the following list of clubs to find your perfect match. Keep in mind that there are also plenty of Vegas New Years packages that can help you save money on tickets and hotels during your vacation.
Of all Las Vegas New Years Eve parties, Rain is one of the most popular. Tickets for this club must be purchased in advance, and they sell out consistently before New Years. This year’s event will be a memorable weekend overall: rapper T-Pain is DJing a live set on Friday, December 30, with the doors opening at 11 pm, and legendary DJ Paul Oakenfield will host a final performance of his show Perfecto Vegas on December 31, with the doors opening at 10 pm. There are various ticket levels, depending on whether you want an all -access wristband or a hosted bar ticket, and VIP status includes admission to Ghostbar and the Playboy Club.
The club at the Venetian, Tao is having Kim Kardashian host its New Years Eve party this year. If you want to party the night away with Kim, be prepared to shell out at least $200 for a ticket, and be sure to book it in advance. Full VIP packages are available including table service, sushi, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and other perks—this is a great spot to spend New Years Eve in Las Vegas if you’re looking for luxury.
At the Hard Rock Hotel, Vanity Nightclub is one of the most super-exclusive in town. Tickets will be expensive, but if you can get them you’ll be guaranteed a great party. To make the night truly memorable, don’t skip VIP and bottle service. Vanity just opened over New Years 2009-2010, and this year’s party will continue to keep the great nightlife tradition building at this club.
The club at the Encore Hotel, XS is a sophisticated place to ring in the New Year. Choose between reserving a table at the indoor nightclub and lounging on the outside patio near the pool. This ultralounge has a poolside location, including cabanas and a great view of the city, which just adds to the festive atmosphere over the holiday. XS is hosting a full New Year’s weekend, with Sebastian Ingrosso hosting a party on December 30, Steve Angello performing at the main New Years Eve event, and Afrojack performing a set on New Year’s Day.
The nightclub at the Bellagio, the Bank, has a little something special up its sleeve for New Years. To ring in 2016, the countdown to midnight will feature Grammy-award winning artist Bruno Mars. Ticket prices start at $150 and doors will open at 10 pm. You can also book a table at Fix Restaurant & Bar as part of your party package for New Years Eve in Vegas.
The Latin flavor of Prive, the nightclub of Planet Hollywood will mix things up this New Years. Celebrity performers and quality music have helped to make this one of the hottest clubs on the Strip. Book tickets in advance; doors open at 9 pm.
In the past, celebrity hosts like Kim Kardashian put LAX at the top of all Las Vegas New Years Eve parties, and this year’s star-studded event is expected to be no different, with rapper B.o.B. taking the helm. Tickets to the party at this Luxor Hotel and Casino club start at $100, with many enticing reasons to pay more for VIP. If you’re looking for extravagance, you’ll find it here.
V Bar at the Venetian has been a Vegas favorite for several years now—this is saying a lot in a town where clubs can come and go as quickly as cocktails. New Years here won’t be as intense as some of the other nightclubs, but don’t expect it to be tame—this is New Years, after all. Doors open at 9 pm, and tickets sell out very quickly, so book as far in advance as possible.
Ghostbar, the nightclub at the Palms is set 55 floors above the action of the Strip. This venue is hosting an all-day party with the Ghostbar Dayclub beginning at 1 pm on December 31, and the doors opening at 8 pm for the evening’s entertainment: Miss Nevada Sarah Chapman and other beauty pageant veterans are hosting a party that likely has the best view of the New Years Eve fireworks display in Las Vegas. Ticket prices start at $137.50 for entry to the bar, and go up to more than $500 per person if you want to add perks such as VIP access or hosted bar access. Don’t wait to book your tickets for this event—they’re sure to sell out prior to December 31.
The penthouse nightclub of the Palms, Moon occupies the top floor, providing stellar views of the Las Vegas Strip. Be on top of the world when you choose this club to ring in the New Year, which will be hosted this year by John Legend, who is scheduled to play a show at the Pearl Concert Theater prior to the party. Moon is also hosting Mark Stylz and DJ MIKEATTACK for the event; doors open at 10 pm, and general admission tickets are $165, with VIP all access tickets starting at $215 or $245, depending on whether you’re including the hosted bar, and $400 for an all-access pass that includes entry to Rain, the Playboy Club, and Ghostbar along with Moon.
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