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VegasChatter's Ultimate Guide To New Year's Eve

November 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's never too early to get excited about spending New Year's Eve in Vegas. Sure, we're still weeks away, but the time is now to start deciding just how you want to spend it before everyone else beats you to the showroom, the bar, the club, or the restaurant.

We've scoured the Internet to put together your ultimate guide to New Year's Eve in Sin City. So far, we've found more than 40 80 90 100 different ways to spend the last nights of 2012, from grooving with The Black Keys to bottomless bashes. See what catches your fancy below. And, make sure to keep this page bookmarked. We'll add more events as we discover them.

Aria
◆Haze
DJ Laidback Luke to spin on December 29
John Legend will host on December 30
FUN, known for its rock hits "Some Nights" and "We Are Young" to host NYE
FUN Tickets: $125 per person, tables start at $3,000; call 702.588.5626 for reservations
For DJ Laidback Luke and John Legend admission information, dial up the club

◆GOLD Boutique
DJ Shadow Red will keep the party going into 2013
Open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, includes midnight champagne toast
Tickets: $100 per person, tables start at $800; call 702.588.5656 for reservations

◆The Deuce Lounge
Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga to ring in the New Year
Complimentary toast and midnight balloon drop
Tickets: $50 per person, tables start at $800; call 702.588.5656 for reservations

The Cosmopolitan
◆The Killers in Concert
December 28-29 at 9 p.m. each night
Tickets: $86 for general admission; premium entry, including an open bar, available for $125
Purchase via 800.745.3000 or through cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

◆Red Hot Chili Peppers in Concert
December 31 at 11 p.m.
Tickets: $150 for general admission
Secure your seat via 800.745.3000 or through cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

◆Marquee
December 28: ATB
December 29: Kaskade
December 30: Avicii
December 31: Benny Benassi

◆NYE Fireworks Celebration @ BLVD Social Club
Fireworks viewing party under the stars, guests can watch Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on Cosmo's marquee
Open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live DJ
Limited number of $125 early bird tickets available; after that, admission will rise to $150
Tickets: Purchase via cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

◆Comme Ca
Two NYE prix fixe menus
First seating ($95): four course experience from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Second seating ($195): six course dinner from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Reservations: 702.698.7910

◆STK
Dinner reservations are sold out, however, an open bar package ($100) is still available
Reservations: 702-698-7990

Venetian / Palazzo
◆TAO: Hip hop artist J. Cole and DJ Ross One to ring in the New Year
LAVO: DJ Five and singer Brandy to reign over festivities
Both events to have passed appetizers from 9 p.m. to midnight, an open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and champagne toasts at midnight
After midnight, ticketholders can go to either bash; ticket stubs will also score 10 percent dining discounts at either spot on January 1
Tickets: $125 for TAO, $75 for LAVO, purchase via taolasvegas.com and lavolv.com

◆Waxx Ultra Lounge at Madame Tussauds
NYE party from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Price: $50 per person, VIP for $125 to get access to open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight
Purchase via

Town Square
Ranch House Kitchen
NYE bash to include open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight
Price: $60 ($80 day of), purchase here

Panevino
Five course NYE Gala begins at 9:30 p.m., and includes party favors, dancing, live entertainment
Dinner to include Butternut Squash, Tortelloni, Surf & Turf, and more
Tickets: $185, reservations by calling 702.222.2400

Stratosphere
◆Multi-floor party to take place on Levels 108, 104 and 103 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
To include live DJs, go-go dancers, food stations, chocolate fountain, sushi bar, four-hour open bar, more
Price: $225 ($250 on day of)
◆Level 107 Lounge party to include three-hour open bar, champagne toast from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Price: $175
◆Top of the World Restaurant
Five course NYE meal, plus access to NYE parties on Levels 103, 104 and 108
Price: 299
◆Frankie Moreno LIVE Theater Party Package
Includes admission to Frankie Moreno show, Strip fireworks shown live on big screens in theater
Price: $49.99 includes party favors and cash bar
◆McCall’s Heartland Grill
Four course NYE menu offered from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $95 per person (inclusive), or $114 per person (inclusive) with upgraded Surf entrée

Palms
◆Pitbull in Concert
December 28-29 at 8 p.m. each night
Tickets: Begin at $85

◆ Additional events include:
December 28: DJ M!KEATTACK and DJ Seany MAC at Moon, DJ Lisa Pittman and Kid Conrad at ghostbar, DJ Mark Stylz and DJ Benny Black at Rain
December 29: Kelly Rowland at Rain, Questlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff at Moon, DJ Alie Layus at ghostbar
December 30: Iggy Azalea at Moon, DJ Jazzy Jeff at Rain, DJ Brett Rubin, Jordan Stevens and Ryne Green at ghostbar
December 31: Wynter Gordon at Moon, Travis Barker and Yelawolf at Rain, Fireworks viewing party with Kid Conrad and Benny Black at ghostbar
For tickets, call 866.942.7770 or visit PalmsNewYears.com

Wynn / Encore
◆XS
December 28: Tiësto
December 29: Steve Angello
December 30: deadmau5
December 31: Avicii

◆Surrender
December 28: Steve Aoki
December 29: Calvin Harris
December 30: Skrillex
December 31: Eric Prydz
Tickets: www.Wantickets.com/Surrender or by calling 702.770.7300

◆Andrea's
Grand opening set for New Year's Eve weekend on December 28
The restaurant, named after Steve Wynn's wife, is the first to be fully integrated into a nightspot (Surrender) at the resort
Asian cuisine will be on the menu
Dinner service only, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

◆Society Cafe
NYE menu ($68) will include such offerings as Poached Laughing Bird Shrimp, Surf & Turf, more
Served from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For reservations, call (702) 770-DINE

◆Tryst
December 31: Lil Jon
Tickets from $20 for women/$50 for men includes hosted bar from 9-11 p.m.
Purchase via Tryst

◆Le Reve
7 p.m. NYE peformance
Tickets: Start at $155, wynnlasvegas.com

Krave Massive
Massively Gay 2013 New Year's Eve Weekend
Featuring Mya, Sharon Needles, Crystal Waters, and more
December 28: Sharon Needles, Nire Alldai
December 29: Crystal Waters, Da Brat
December 30: Kimberly Cole, Rokelle, Mya
December 31: Aubrey O'Day
Tickets: $50 to $200, kravemassive.com/nye

Eastside Cannery
New Year's Eve with the Temptations Review
Night begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $19.95 to $39.95 (excluding tax and fees), CanneryCasinos.com

Planet Hollywood
◆Koi
Bottomless New Year's Eve begins at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $40 to $150, newyears.com

◆Strip House
Special New Year's Eve menu includes Seared Foie Gras ($21), Braised Short Ribs ($50) and Lobster Mac & Cheese ($15)
Service to be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Mandalay Bay
◆Maroon 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center December 29-30
Tickets: $59.50-$149.50, purchase here
◆Gary Allan at House of Blues, 9 p.m. show
Tickets: $75.50 to $120.50, ticketmaster.com

◆Hussong's Cantina
Three course NYE dinner to feature Chorizo Clam Chowder, Shrimp Zarandeado and Cappuccino Flan
Price: $40

◆Slice of Vegas
Four course NYE experience includes Bruschetta Trio, Salad, Braised Short Ribs, and Cannoli
Price: $50

◆Red Square
The much loved lounge returns after a remodel just in time to ring in the New Year
Four course NYE menu to range from Tuna Tartare to Smoked Salmon Pizza, and more
Price: $125 per person, add bottomless Veuve Cliquot for additional $50
Skip dinner and just party for $75 per person
Secure reservations by calling 702.588.5656

Hard Rock
◆The Black Keys, December 30-31
Tickets: starting at $95 (plus fees), Ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000

◆Body English
Popular hard rockin' club reopens on December 28
Body English will fire up Thursdays through Sundays at 10 p.m.
For NYE information, call 702.693.5555

◆Vinyl
December 28: Reverend Horton Heat
December 29: Mark O'Toole
December 30: Moksha

◆Vanity
December 30: DJ Pauly D
Tickets start at $30 for ladies, $40 for men

◆35 Steaks + Martinis
Four course NYE menu ($125) includes such options as Hard Spice Shrimp Cocktail, Stone Crab Bisque, Wagyu Rossini, more

◆Culinary Dropout
A la carte NYE menu available from 11 a.m. to close, includes Bistro Steak 'Oscar' ($36), Raw Bar Royale ($50 for two)

◆Mr. Lucky's
NYE specials include Braised Short Rib ($28), Linguine and Clams ($17) and more

Visit rockin2013 for more details on NYE at HRH

MGM Grand
◆Brad Garrett's New Year's Eve Bash, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $99, mgmgrand.com

◆David Copperfield
New Year's Eve performances at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Beginning at $109.99, mgmmirage.com

◆KA
New Year's Eve performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Beginning at $170.50, mgmgrand.com

◆The Eagles at Grand Garden Arena December 30
Tickets: $68.25-$210, purchase here

Monte Carlo
◆Blue Man Group
New Year's Eve performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $150.70, mgmmirage.com

◆Brand Steakhouse
Four course NYE dinner to range from Scottish Smoked Salmon to Anton's Tomahawk Rib Eye, and more
Price: $140, add $50 for bottomless Veuve Cliquot
Reservations: Call 702.588.5656

◆Diablo's Cantina
A sinful NYE party kicks off at 8 p.m.
Price: $50 per person, tables begin at $250; for reservations, dial 702.588.5656

Paris Las Vegas
◆Chateau Nightclub
UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer to host December 28
CeeLo Green performs live Sunday, December 30
Contact the club directly for ticketing information

◆ Gordon Ramsay Steak
Five course NYE prix fixe menu ($200) menu to include Scotch egg, smoked beef tartare, Kobe beef slider, more

◆NYE Midnight in Paris bash begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 31
Tickets: $100 to $1,000, clubzone.com

◆Eiffel Tower NYE Experience starts at 11 p.m.
Tickets: $300, price includes admission, one drink ticket, one photo
ticketmaster.com

Sky Combat
A Great Gatsby New Year's Eve hosted by Collective Zoo
Open bar and passed appetizers from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tickets: $49 to $145, clubzone.com

Riviera
MC Hammer NYE Weekend on December 30 starting at 8 p.m.
Tone Loc and Jimmie JJ Walker to be featured
Tickets: $38.49 to $76.99, rivierahotel.com

Sam's Town
◆Roxy’s Lounge
Live music from Rock It Science from 4:30 pm to 9:30 p.m., Mark and Genevieve from 10:30 p.m. on 4 a.m. on NYE
Admission: Free

Gold Coast
◆The San Fernando Band performs in the Gold Coast Showroom starting at 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, with two-drink purchase
◆Latin All-Stars Orchestra performs in the Arizona Ballroom starting at 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Suncoast
◆Jerry Tiffe performs from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Suncoast Showroom
Tickets: $15
◆Vegas Super Band performs from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in Suncoast Showroom
Tickets: $29.95
◆Cosmic NYE Bowling in Bowling Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Party packages ranges from $15 to $25 per person

The Orleans
◆Big Al’s Comedy Club transforms into Big Al’s Dance Club on New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.
Admission includes two drinks, snacks, party favors, champagne toast
Tickets: $29.95

◆Lisa Smith performs in the Mardi Gras Ballroom from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

◆Disco Inferno performs in the Mardi Gras Ballroom from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Admission includes open bar, appetizers, party favors, midnight toast
Tickets: $75 per person

◆Prime Rib Loft
Prix fixe NYE menu ($100) includes gourmet dinner, open bar and a midnight champagne toast

Treasure Island
◆Mystere
NYE performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $81.40 to $136.40, treasureisland.com

◆Senor Frog's
NYE celebration begins Friday, December 28 through Sunday, December 30
Party starts at 8 p.m. nightly
$50 admission includes unlimited champagne bar, party favors, and live music

◆Gilley's
Lucky 13 New Year's Eve party to feature three-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, party favors, live entertainment and live video feed of NYE celebrations across US
Tickets: $84.85 to $113; book early to score cheaper price, call 702.894.7722

The Mirage
◆The Beatles LOVE
NYE performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Beginning at $198, mgmmirage.com

◆1OAK Nightclub
December 28: DJ A-Trak
December 30: Young Money's Tyga to host
December 31: Reality star Kim Kardashian and DJ Que
Tickets for Dec. 31: $125 per person, tables start at $3,000; call 702.588.5656 for reservations
Contact the club directly for admission information regarding Tyga, DJ A-Trak

◆The Beatles REVOLUTION
December 31: R&B artist Lloyd to perform hits, including "Get It Shawty," "Bed Rock"
Open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight
Tickets: $75 per person, tables start at $800; call 702.588.5656 for reservations

◆STACK
Four course NYE dinner ranges from Lobster Tacos to a 24 oz. Bone-In Cowboy Steak, and more
Price: $150 per person for early seating, $165 for gala seating; add unlimited Veuve Cliquot for additional $50
For reservations, call 702.588.5656

◆Rhumbar
RhumBash 2013 to include unlimited bar, party favors, champagne toast at midnight
Tickets: $125, VIP and get a seat for $250; Secure your spot by calling 702.791.7416

Buffalo Bill's
New Year’s Eve Blues Brothers Bash begins at 10 p.m.
Tickets: TBA, call 702.386.7867 for more information

Luxor
◆Carrot Top
New Year's Eve performance at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Begin at $65.95, Luxor

◆Fantasy
New Year's Eve performance at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $64.90, luxor.com

◆Menopause
New Year's Eve performance at 4 p.m.
Tickets: Begin at $77, luxor.com

◆Tacos & Tequila (T&T)
East coast NYE countdown begins at 9 p.m. PST, ladies of FANTASY to host
Attendees to receive complimentary Patron shot; 2-for-1 Bloody Marias and Top Shelf margaritas also available

◆Public House
Three course NYE menu includes butternut squash soup, sea scallops, and petit filet mignon ($50)
Premium bar, appetizers and complimentary glass of champagne from 9 p.m. to midnight ($60)

◆Tender Steak & Seafood
NYE menu ($95) to include grilled Black Angus beef filet mignon

Excalibur
◆Tournament of Kings
New Year's Eve performance at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $65.60, mgmmirage.com

◆The Australian Bee Gees
New Year's Eve performance at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $65.95, excalibur.com

Tropicana
◆Laugh Factory
New Year's Eve performances at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $49.50, tropicanalv.com

Bagatelle
New Year's Eve Gala hosted by Robin Thicke
A la carte limited NYE menu served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Liquor/admission packages range from two guests plus one bottle for $750 to ten guests, six bottles for $5,000
General admission is $75 for women, $100 for men
RSVP: 702.701.0200

New York-New York
◆Zumanity
New Year's Eve performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Begin at $143, newyorknewyork.com

◆Brooklyn Bridge New Year's Eve bash
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Four hour open bar, live entertainment
Tickets: Starting at $150, newyorknewyork.com

See Zumanity and attend Bridge Bash for pricing starting at $229, call 866.606.7111

◆Sing in the New Year with Dueling Pianos at the Bar at Times Square
Four hour open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, champagne toast at midnight
Tickets: TBA, newyorknewyork.com

◆Coyote Ugly Saloon
New Year's Eve open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight
Tickets: Begin at $20, call 702.740.6969

Caesars Palace
◆Sushi Roku
Seven course Omakase menu available on New Year's Eve for $120
Last seating will be at 11:45 p.m.
For reservations: (702) 733-7373

◆PURE Nightclub
Nicki Minaj hosts NYE

◆Celine Dion
7:30 p.m. NYE performance
Tickets: start at $95, Ticketmaster.com

Harmon Corner

◆Goretorium
Vampire masquerade in Baby Dolls Lounge on Dec. 31, 8 p.m. until late
Admission includes live music, open bar, mask, complimentary champagne toast
Tickets: Pricing: $99; add open bar for extra $29
Purchase via goretorium.com

Bellagio
◆"O"
New Year's Eve performance at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $209, bellagio.com

◆Yellowtail
Special NYE Omakase menu ranges from Seared Albacore to Big Eye Tuna Sashimi, and more
Price: $350 per person, add sake pairing for additional $65; call 702.588.5656 for reservations

◆FIX
Four course gala NYE dinner can include Crab Cake Bites, a 20 oz. Ribeye, Very Adult Mac & Cheese, and more
Price: $165 per person for early seating, $185 gala seating; add bottomless pours of Veuve Cliquot for $65
Secure reservations by calling 702.588.5656

◆The Bank
Rap star Ludacris to host December 29
Foster The People, best known for tune "Pumped Up Kicks," to host NYE celebrations
Foster The People Tickets: $150 per person, tables start at $2,500; call 702.588.5656 for reservations
Contact club directly for admission information regarding Ludacris' appearance

◆Lily Bar & Lounge
This Bellagio lounge will mark its first NYE this year, DJ Shaun O'Neale to host
Champagne toast at midnight
Tickets: $75 per person, tables start at $800; call 702.588.5656 for reservations

◆Hyde Bellagio
Common to host NYE party
Price: $200 for general admission, purchase here

Bally's
◆Tony n' Tina's Wedding
New Year's Eve performance at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $99.99 to $134.12, ticketmaster.com

◆Jubilee
New Year's Eve performance at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $90.80 to $110.80, ballyslasvegas.com

Flamingo
◆Vinnie Favorito
New Year's Eve performances at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $60.45 to $110, ticketmaster.com

◆Defending the Caveman
New Year's Eve performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Beginning at $38.45 to $60.45, ticketmaster.com

Plaza
◆Grand Ole Vegas Revue
NYE performance at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $19.95 to $59.95, vendini.com

The D
◆Marriage Can Be Murder
NYE performance at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $60.45 to $76.95, fitzgeraldslasvegas.com

Cabo Wabo at Miracle Mile
Three NYE options
#1 - $100 to party in main dining room; party favors, shot specials and free entry to beer pong and flip cup tourneys included
#2 - $200 to live it up in the bar's private dining room; includes "appetizer buffet" (aka, all the same bites you can eat)
#3 - $200-$500 to count down 2012 on the bar's outdoor patio; $200 for a Strip-view seat and dinner, $300 for a bar seat, a shot and dinner, $500 for a shot, dinner and a rail seat
Seating starts at 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: 702.385.2226 or NYE@cabowabovegas.com

Silverton
◆Skip The Strip New Year's Eve Bash
December 31, starting at 7 p.m.
Admission includes all-you-can-drink wristband valid at all casino bars from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., entry to dance party beginning at 10 p.m. inside Veil Pavilion
Price: $20

◆Twin Creeks Steakhouse
Three course NYE menu ($52) includes choice of seafood risotto or grilled 14 oz. bone-in filet
Five course NYE menu ($75) begins with Maine lobster claw cocktail or twice-baked parmesan souffle
Served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Reservation: (702) 263-7777 ◆Seasons Buffet
NYE offerings to include Snow Crab legs, Scampi Station with shrimp, scallops and mussels, Prime Rib of Beef, Mustard Crusted Leg of Lamb, more
Cost: $26.99 per person; served from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Lake Las Vegas
◆MonteLago
Fireworks at midnight

Crazy Horse III
Playboy cybergirl Nicolette Shea hosting NYE bash
NYE open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight includes champagne toast
For more info, call 702-673-1700

Honey Salt
NYE prix fixe dinner to include Iced Seafood Platter, choice of Wood Oven Roasted Alaskan Halibut or Surf and Turf, more
Seating begins at 9 p.m.
Price: $135 per person

(PHOTOS: Tom Donoghue for DailyScene.com, The Black Keys on Facebook, Pitbull on Facebook, anyten.blogspot.com, Celine Dion on Facebook)

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Riviera

As an 80's kid, I don't know whether to be impressed by the Riviera's nostalgic lineup or embarrassed for the scheduled performers.

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