The New Year’s celebration in Las Vegas is well known, being the 4th most popular destination in the country for this occasion; At this time, the Strip – the main street in Las Vegas – receives tens of thousands of people, turning into an immense avenue covered with pedestrians to spend the last minutes of the year and celebrate the first minutes of the next.
Every year Las Vegas prepares to welcome millions of tourists at this time of year. There are police, facilities and services for everyone, but if you don’t plan ahead, you could miss out on the attraction you’d most like to go to.
(Remember that New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is pretty much all about adults. Most places only accept people over 21!)
Tip: It’s important to remember that Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, so it gets very cold at night, especially at this time of year. If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Strip, dress warmly before going out.
As for hotels, be aware that on December 31 most of them only allow cars to be parked until 5:00pm. For the public, the doors are only open until 11:00pm, reopening after 12:30am. The only public transportation option on the Strip between these hours are the monorails (the little trains that connect some casinos), which run until 3:00am.
This is one of the few times when Americans free fireworks, second only to Independence Day (July 4th) and the traditional Disney fireworks. But don’t be under the illusion that the fireworks will be like the ones at the Copacabana Palace in Brazil. Only eight casinos make the fireworks, so it is recommended to stay as close to the who offer this attraction so that you don’t miss ‘the best of the party’.
The casinos are:
- Aria Resort & Casino
- Caesars Palace
- MGM Grand
- Planet Hollywood
- Treasure Island
In addition to the fireworks display, most of the casinos in the .. Las Vegas Boulervard opens its nightclubs with the presence of famous guests, renowned DJs and big names in world music for exclusive performances. What’s not so attractive is that these nightclubs charge up to four times more on New Year’s Eve than they usually do. You need to plan ahead and book in advance, as demand is very high and some of them only accept table reservations and not the purchase of individual invitations.
Here are some hotels and their main parties:
Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
⦁ Koi Ultra Lounge: on the rooftop of the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, Asian-inspired décor with a luxurious atmosphere, open bar and panoramic view of the fireworks display.
⦁ Hakkasan Nightclub: Considered to be one of the most exquisite and well-attended nightclubs in Vegas.
⦁ XS: This famous nightclub is known for its refinement and good taste.
⦁ Intrigue Nightclub: parties from 10pm.
⦁ 1OAK: The club throws the parties from 10 p.m. The promise is a lot of excitement!
⦁ Park Theater: One of the best venues with the best shows by artists.
⦁ Mandalay Bay Events Center: Repeating the dose a few years ago with Maroon 5 on 30 and 31/12. Tickets now available. Get yours before they run out!
⦁ Light Nightclub: Parties from 9pm.
⦁ Tower Party: The largest tower in Vegas hosts VIP parties with famous DJs, dancers, models, special drinks and a varied snack menu.
⦁ New Years Eve Party with the best DJs.
Hard Rock Cafe
⦁ The New Years Eve Celebration with great live music and champagne toasts at midnight. All this with a view of the Strip and the fireworks display!
⦁ Amazing parties at LAVO and TAO.
New York New York Hotel & Casino
⦁ New York Brooklyn Bridge, with an open bar until midnight and a huge fireworks display.
The Palms Tower
⦁ Party on the Moon! Las Vegas Fireworks Viewing & Dance Party – Moon is an exclusive nightclub on the rooftop of The Fantasy The Palms Tower. It offers a futuristic and sensual atmosphere with a retractable roof for dancing under the stars. New Year’s Eve offers 4 hours of open bar until 1:00 a.m. and entertainment with 3 of the best DJs in Las Vegas.
⦁ OMNIA Nightclub: Parties from 10pm.
Fremont Street Experience
⦁ New Year’s Eve Weekend at the Fremont Street Experience – Downtown Las Vegas – state-of-the-art immersive laser light show from the producers of the Super Bowl, EDC and Life is Beautiful festivals and the premiere of the new Viva Vision light show.
Check out the less crowded places that are open on New Year’s Eve; The prices are generally much lower:
- Old School NYE Party no LVH
- LAX no Luxor
- Voodoo Rooftop in Rio
Permanent Las Vegas shows with performances on the night of December 31st:
- Bellagio – “O”
- MGM Grand – KÀ
- MGM Grand – David Copperfield
- Wynn – Le Rêve
- Mirage – The Beatles Love
- Mandalay Bay – Michael Jackson ONE