We can sum up New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas in one word: Crazy. And we mean crazy in a good way. Inside, the showrooms rock with the hottest entertainment and the nightclubs are packed with celebrities and partygoers who are dressed to impress.
Here are 10 ways you can bring in the New Year the Vegas way!
#1 The Las Vegas Strip
The entire 4 miles of the Vegas Strip from Russell Rd. to Sahara, will be closed down to traffic around 4:00 pm and it becomes like one giant block party for you and over 300,000 of your closest drinking buddies.
So, if you’re planning to party on the Strip, get there early, even if you’re going to attend an event or party within a casino. If you decide to stay on the Strip, the best ways to get around on New Year’s Eve are by taxi, walking or using the Las Vegas Monorail.
It’s going to be freezing, so bundle up. If you plan to celebrate indoors, remember once it hits 11:00 pm, majority of the hotels stop letting people in. The will re-open their doors around 1:00 am.
At midnight, the casinos launch their fireworks. The firework show will last 8 minutes and 18 seconds and consist of more than 80,000 firework explosions, choreographed to one-of-a-kind performance with an exhilarating music mix.
#2 SkyLounge Celebration at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
The breathtaking 360° view of the glittering Vegas panorama from the top of the Stratosphere Tower is unparalleled.
Enjoy the best view in the city for the world-famous New Year’s Eve Firework Show on the Las Vegas Strip in Stratosphere’s award-winning 107 SkyLounge. Open from 10 pm – 4 am and admission is $199 per person.
Get your drink on at SkyLounge’s 2-hour open bar and savor the delicious flavors of food made from our Top of the World kitchen. Dance your way into 2019 with hip shaking tunes from a DJ all night long. You won’t want to miss this!
#3 Skyline Spectacular – Observation Deck at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Party in the Sky for a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget! Open from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am and admission is $250 per person.
Enjoy 3-hours of unlimited premium brand open bar, DJ’s, Go Go dancers and performance artists. Specialty drinks, martini luges and award-winning chef’s specialty food stations from around the world as you celebrate New Year’s Eve 800 feet above Las Vegas Boulevard in Stratosphere’s iconic Tower’s indoor Observation Deck.
Take in the spectacular Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Firework Show at Midnight with our signature champagne toast. Mingle and dance to live DJs and go-go dancers, and ring in 2019 in style.
#4 America’s Party Downton – New Year’s Eve at Fremont Street Experience
Twelve bands (including Las Vegas’ own, The Killers), 4 stages, pyrotechnics, surprises galore, and one incredible New Year’s Eve.
It’s an adult only event and you must be 21 years old to attend. Gates open at 5:00 pm and the concerts start at 6:00 pm to 3:30 am. You must have a ticket to enter.
Ticket Price Breakdown
$35 Now – December 25, 2018
$45 December 26-December 30, 2018
$45 December 31, 2018 (at SlotZilla Box Office/Gates or online)
It’s even hosted by mayor, Carolyn Goodman. You can even literally fly into the party on the SlotZilla zip line. Take your New Year’s celebration to a new level downtown.
#5 New Year’s Eve Bridge Party 2019
Ring in 2019 with the New Year’s Bridge Party on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel and Casino.
General Admission is $135 per person and this event is from 8 pm to midnight.
Party in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip—on our very own Brooklyn Bridge. As the DJ mixes up yesteryear and today’s hottest hits as well as enjoy drinks, drinks, and more drinks! You’ll have a blast long before the fireworks go off!
Let’s show New York that our Brooklyn Bridge is more fun than theirs.
#6 Hard Rock Café – New Year’s Eve Party
Party like a rock star on New Year’s Eve at the Hard Rock Live Las Vegas located inside the Hard Rock Café. Prices start at $195 per person.
The celebration will feature live entertainment, a premium open bar; food stations featuring a selection of appetizers, party favors and a special champagne toast at midnight.
Additionally, revelers get a front row view of the fireworks at midnight from Hard Rock Live Las Vegas’ patio, overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip.
#7 Skyfall Lounge NYE 2019
Join the best New Year’s Eve party in town at the highly acclaimed Skyfall Lounge in Delano Las Vegas with 180-degree views that make it possible to watch the fireworks over the desert while partying the night away!
With a 1920’s twist, enjoy hand crafted cocktails, customized bottle service, and live entertainment to ring in the New Year! Pricing starts at $195 per person for general admission.
# 8 New Year’s Eve on the High Roller at the LINQ
Make this New Year’s Eve unforgettable with this High Roller experience at the LINQ in Las Vegas.
Hit the Strip, and then head up to one of the world’s largest observation wheels, the High Roller with 28 transparent pods holding 40 passengers each, to celebrate 2018 with awesome views of the city’s fireworks show and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Starting at $150 per person. You can pick from three packages, and upgrade to include access to a VIP pre-party, unlimited drinks service, and more.
#9 New Year’s Eve at The Ice Rink – in the Cosmopolitan
Ring in 2019 with an open bar, live DJ and ice skating as The Ice Rink at Cosmopolitan’s rooftop Boulevard Pool hosts a New Year’s Eve fireworks watching celebration offering unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Doors open from 7 pm – to 1 am and this event is for all ages. General Admission if you are 21 & over is $150 per person. If you are under 21 then it is $50 per person.
#10 Margaritaville New Year’s Eve Party
Boogie the night away at the Margaritaville New Year’s Eve Party. Sitting on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, Margaritaville places you right in the action (especially the top two floors).
The festivities start at 9 p.m. and for $99 you’ll be able to indulge in a three-hour premium brand open bar, a live band, dancing, party favors, open seating and a champagne toast at midnight.
If you’re interested in a more exclusive experience, check out the top two floors where, for $199, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a three-hour premium brand open bar, DJ, and the ambiance of fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip take your experience up a notch.
You can worry about work and life the next morning because New Year’s Eve is about celebrating. And no place is going to be celebrating like the Margaritaville New Year’s Eve Party.
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