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Las Vegas New Years Eve parties are about as hot as New Years parties get. This entertainment capital is home to a slew of amazing clubs from Tao to the Foundation Room, and most of them know how to do things right, especially on New Years Eve in Vegas. Celebrity hosts and celebrity performers are usually part of the deal if you attend a Vegas New Years party that is held at one of the clubs on the Strip, and you can almost guarantee that the dance floor will be packed all night long. Highlights among the celebrity performers for this year include Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Tony Bennett, and Lady Gaga, to name a few. Snoop will be at the Tao nightclub and Maroon 5 is set to play two shows on the nights of December 30 and 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will appear together at The Chelsea, which is located at The Cosmopolitan. When celebrity performers like these aren't taking center stage at the hottest parties in Vegas on New Years Eve, renowned DJs (sometimes in town just to kick off the New Year) are often in place keep the music going, and when it comes time to break for a drink, you'll most likely have access to one or more open bars.
New Year’s Eve with Calvin Harris – Hakkasan MGM Grand
MGM Grand New Years
MGM New Years
For a good time in Las Vegas this coming New Years Eve, head over to the Hakkasan. Grammy Award winner, Calvin Harris, headlines this event. With the help of Eva Shaw & Burns, he is sure to supply a pulsating soundtrack for the evening’s events. Tickets start at $100 for ladies and $200 for men. As is typical of the New Years Eve Las Vegas parties, this celebration is an adults-only affair that more specifically caters to people who are 21 years of age or older.
New Year’s Eve 2015 with Miguel – Hyde Bellagio
Bellagio New Years
The Bellagio will play host to several Las Vegas New Years Eve parties this year, including the New Year’s Eve 2015 with Miguel celebration. As the name implies, renowned singer Miguel will be on hand to give a live performance during this event. Serving as the venue of choice for this highly anticipated party is the ultra-exclusive Hyde Bellagio club, which is located near the famous Bellagio Fountains and offers amazing views of the Strip and the New Years fireworks. Tickets start at $125 for New Year’s Eve 2015 with Miguel, and the party is slated to run from 9 PM to 5 AM. Tray passed hors d’oeuvres are available from 9 PM to 11 PM and there is an open bar from 9 PM to 12 AM. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
New Year’s Eve Hoedown – Gilley’s Treasure Island
Treasure Island New Years
Some 2015 New Years Eve Las Vegas revelers will be heading to Gilley’s at Treasure Island to partake in the New Year’s Eve Hoedown. This party at the premier Honky Tonk venue in the Nevada desert has live performances and an open bar on the agenda. The open bar is from 9 PM to midnight. Among the performers for the evening is Austin Law, and when the countdown to midnight begins, guests can prepare themselves for excellent access to the Vegas Strip fireworks. Plenty of NYE party favors will be made available, and mechanical bull rides are just $5 if you wish to try your hand. Only helping to sweeten the appeal of the New Year’s Eve Hoedown is the option to buy some of that famous Gilley’s barbecue. Special advanced purchase tickets for this event are available for $86.25. The price goes up to $115 for those who opt instead to pay at the door. A cash bar is open from midnight until 4 AM.
NYE Party 2015 with Macklemore & Ryan – 1 Oak Nightclub Mirage
The 1 Oak Nightclub at the Mirage will be a fine place to ring in the Las Vegas New Year, with partygoers being treated to a performance by the breakout hip-hop stars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The doors for this exciting event open at 9 PM, which is the same time that the complimentary bar opens. The complimentary bar is available until 10 PM. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to celebrate New Years in Las Vegas at the 1 Oak Nightclub, then perhaps the prizes will take you over the line. Among the things that will be given away are hotel accommodations, flights, dinner at the STACK Restaurant & Bar, and VIP entry to 1 Oak for you and a guest. Cover charges for the NYE Party 2015 with Macklemore & Ryan are $82 for ladies and $165 for men. The Mirage, it should be noted, is hosting another big time New Years Eve party that caters to couples. This party is the Love Me Do NYE 2015 bash at the Revolution Lounge. Tickets for this event are $50 for ladies and $75 for men.
Rockstar NYE - Hard Rock Café
Most of the top New Years Eve Las Vegas parties are held at venues on the famous Strip. Among this year’s examples is the Rockstar NYE 2015 party at the Hard Rock Café. Tickets are $100 in advance and $150 at the door. Doors open at 9 PM and there is a hosted bar and appetizers until midnight. EDM, rock and roll and hip-hop are the music genres of choice, and guests can expect the dance floor to be jumping. Among the highlights of the Rockstar NYE 2015 party at the Hard Rock Café are the midnight champagne toast and the splendid views of the fireworks. Event hours are 9 PM to 4 AM, and as is common at the big Las Vegas New Years parties, such things as VIP access and special party packages that include bottle service are available for an added fee.
Party on the Moon – Moon Nightclub Palms Casino Resort
The Las Vegas New Years 2015 party at the Moon Nightclub is bound to be out of this world. The venue alone makes this a highly anticipated event for revelers who want to ring in the New Year in unforgettable fashion. Only open for special events and parties, the Moon Nightclub is a sultry penthouse hangout that boasts a retractable roof and fantastic panoramic views of the Vegas Strip. It will surely be a fine place to watch the fireworks. The hours for the Party on the Moon New Years Eve event are 9 PM to 3 AM. There is a premium open bar from 9 PM to 1 AM, and since guests enjoy access to both the Moon Nightclub and the View Nightclub, there is plenty of room to move and mingle. Discounted promo tickets are available until 12/11/2014 for $100. The general admission price goes up to $125 after that. Special VIP packages are available and culminate in the $3,000 Mega Moon VIP Package.
A Bottomless New Year’s Celebration – Koi Ultra Lounge Planet Hollywood
The Koi Ultra Lounge will be the setting for one of the biggest Las Vegas New Years Eve 2015 parties. This party is known as A Bottomless New Year’s Celebration and will feature live entertainment from some of the hottest DJs in the business. When guests aren’t dancing, there will be ample lounge seating to take advantage of. Exclusive VIP packages cater to those who want to take the party to another level, allowing for access to a VIP area that has its own terrace and overlooks the Planet Hollywood Casino. General admission is $50 for women and $75 for men and includes open bar access all night. The hours for A Bottomless New Year’s Celebration are 9 PM to 5 AM.
New Year’s Eve America’s Party at Fremont Street – Downtown
The Strip isn’t the only place to go if you are looking to celebrate New Years Eve in Las Vegas. The Downtown district also has plenty of action to indulge in, thanks in large part to the New Year’s Eve America’s Party at Fremont Street. Held at the spectacular Fremont Street Experience, this adults-only party will feature hours of live entertainment, with no less than 12 tribute bands handling the bulk of the musical responsibilities. In preparation for this festive celebration, the Fremont Street Experience will close to the public at 5 PM. The gates will reopen at 6 PM for ticketed New Years Eve party guests with valid event wristbands. The general hours for the party are 6 PM to 3 AM, and tickets that are purchased online in advance can go for as little as $30. After December 26th, that price goes up to $40. Special light shows will be offered at 6 PM, 7:30 PM, 9 PM, 10:45 PM, and 1 AM.
Vegas New Years Parties
When it comes to the Las Vegas New Years Eve 2016 parties, finding something to suit your taste and preference shouldn't be difficult. All the top casino hotels offer parties in their various clubs and bars, and many an excellent Vegas restaurant is known to put on special New Years Eve dinners. Food is included in the ticket price for most parties, and should you opt to enjoy a dining event at one of the restaurants, you can expect the meal to be a multi-course affair. If nightlife is not quite your thing, but you want to join in the celebration, simply taking a stroll on the Strip or Fremont Street on New Years Eve is a party in its own right as thousands of people are out and about. Vegas has no open container laws either so really the party is wherever you and your yardstick are. Yardsticks are, for the record, really big alcoholic drinks that are quite popular in Vegas any time of year.
Once you find the 2016 Vegas New Years party that is right for you, buying tickets as soon as possible is recommended. Due to the hype that the Las Vegas New Years Eve parties generate, tickets tend to sell out fast, especially at the top rated clubs. The ticket prices vary for the different parties, and if you are planning on hitting one of the clubs, you can secure an exclusive table or enjoy VIP service for an added fee. Dress codes are enforced at most every Vegas New Years party, so you'll want to comply to save yourself the hassle. Generally speaking, formal attire is required, though the event and venue will dictated the dress code. You can inquire when buying your tickets.
Las Vegas New Years Eve vacation packages are out there if you want help planning your trip. These packages can include a variety of things, including admission to select events. It should also be noted that the Las Vegas New Years Eve events aren't limited to club, bar, and restaurant parties. Keep an open mind, and you never know what you might come across.
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