The Complete Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is undeniably one of the world's best places to celebrate.
Don't miss anything on your New Year's bucket list with this countdown to 12 of the best ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas this year.
1. Soar Above the City in a Helicopter Tour
If 2017 was a rough year, fly above your problems and celebrate New Year's Eve in a private helicopter tour.
The Vegas Nights Strip Tour will make you feel like a true VIP as you soar above the "City of Lights" with complimentary champagne and hotel drop off service.
A private helicopter tour will show you the city's glittering lights, spectacular water features, and iconic landmarks in a way you never imagined.
2. Sing Along with the King or Queen of Pop
Although the King of Pop is no longer with us, his spirit lives on at Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil. This tribute showcases Michael Jackson's most iconic performances and blends his music with acrobatics, dance, and inspired stage design.
Britney Spears will give a special performance at Planet Hollywood to welcome New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. The iconic singer has an illustrious award-winning career as a pop icon for 20 years.
Pop princesses Celine Dion and Mariah Carey have residency in Las Vegas, so you may be able to catch one of their performances too:
- Celine Dion will perform at the Caesars Palace December 30 & 31, 2017: Click here for tickets
- Britney Spears will perform at the Planet Hollywood December 27-31, 2017: Click here for tickets
- Bruno Mars will perform at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo December 30 & 31, 2017.
- Maroon 5 will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center December 30 & 31, 2017.
3. Dance the Night Away in a Premier Nightclub
Las Vegas clubs bring in the best DJs from around the world. This New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is no exception.
New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is a highly anticipated event, so many lineups have not been released yet. Rest assured that it will be an incredible night of clubbing.
Already announced are:
- Calvin Harris at Omnia at Caesars Palace
- Steve Aoki at Hakkasan at MGM Grand
- Lil Jon at Jewel at Aria
- MSTRKRFT at Bunkhouse Saloon
- The Chainsmokers at XS at Encore
- Marshmello at Intrigue at Wynn
- French Montana at Marquee at Cosmopolitan
- Gucci Mane at Tao at the Venetian
- Ludacris at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay
4. Watch the World's Best Striptease
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The adult entertainment capital is known as sin city, and there's no shortage of sexy live performances to enjoy.
Marvel at impressive six packs and erotic dance performances from Aussie Heat and watch a live adaptation of Channing Tatum's Magic Mike.
Luxor's Fantasy features a cast of stunningly beautiful and talented women. The show has been named "Las Vegas's sexiest show" and is a great introduction to the world of burlesque.
5. Party like a Pharaoh, Spend One Night in Paris or Travel to Venice
Las Vegas is famous for its opulent themed hotels. The Luxor, The Venetian, and Hotel Paris literally take you to another place for the night
A night at the Luxor will make you feel like Egyptian royalty. Where else can you sleep inside a pyramid? The facility is guarded by a life-sized sphynx statue and equipped with a palatial pool and casino oasis.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel and The Venetian Hotel will whisk you off on a romantic tour of Europe. Featuring a glittering replica of the Eiffel Tower and indoor gondola canal tours, you can celebrate New Year's and go on a second honeymoon in one trip.
6. Drive the Sports Car of Your Dreams
Make your childhood dreams come true at Exotics Racing.
Kick off the new year driving up to 14 exotic racecars around the track only 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
7. Treat Yourself to a Decadent Vegas Buffet
You can always say you're going to start that diet tomorrow, but New Year's Eve is the best excuse for gluttony.
Hit a famous Vegas-style buffet before cracking down on your New Year's resolutions.
Las Vegas offers a plethora of buffet options but The Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan and Bacchanal Buffet at the Caesars Palace stand out for their mouthwatering gourmet offerings.
8. Enjoy a View from the World's Highest Ferris Wheel
Reflect on last year and usher in the new year with a spin on the world's highest Ferris wheel, the High Roller.
The wheel offers a beautiful and affordable view of the "City of Lights" and is perfect for spending time with kids or having a romantic date.
Party above the rest in one of their comfortable cabins which includes priority boarding and a special Champagne toast. It’s the ultimate fun for counting down to midnight!
Starting at $150 per person!
9. Skate into the New Year
42,000 square feet of winter wonderland awaits you at the Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan.
This magical ice skating rink is open from noon to midnight, making a perfect daytime treat or last activity of the year.
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan is perfect for children or as a romantic jaunt. What better way to end the year than ice skating surrounded by Las Vegas's glittering lights?
10. Rooftop Clubs
You can't miss the view of fireworks from a rooftop club.
Enjoy a night out on the town and catch all the sights. The Apex Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers up some of the best panoramic views of the strip.
11. Experience the Meaning of Luxury at the Bellagio
The Bellagio is nearly as stunning on the outside as it is on the inside. The palatial luxury hotel is surrounded by a light-syncopated water show and boasts thousands of hand-blown glass flowers by Chihuly.
The hotel offers a world-class spa and spacious, European-inspired rooms overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Book a night at the Bellagio to experience the spirit of Las Vegas decadence.
12. Watch Fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip
The annual Las Vegas Strip fireworks show is the quintessential Vegas New Year's experience. Missing this iconic display is like missing the ball drop in New York City's Times Square.
You can celebrate New Year's Eve along the Las Vegas Strip in a hotel room, from a helicopter, or even on the street.
Watch the "City of Lights" come even more alive with a display of spectacular pyrotechnics against a backdrop of grand hotels and landmarks.
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