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Las Vegas will ring in New Year 2013 by watching a firework display across the Strip. The show will be fired from the rooftops of seven resorts along the iconic boulevard: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, and the Stratosphere. Dubbed "America's Party," the event will be hosted by Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority with the fireworks display produced by "Fireworks" by Grucci of New York.
A musical performance by The Killers will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Dec. 28-29, 2012 at 9 p.m. in The Chelsea Ballroom. In addition, The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11 p.m. The Black Keys will also play two shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with performances at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 30-31, 2012 with special guest Divine Fits. Pitbull takes over the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms Casino Resort on Dec. 28-29, 2012 at 8 p.m. Celine Dion performs a special New Year's Eve concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace at 7:30 p.m.
Partygoers can rock in the New Year with Fremont Street Experience's Downtown Countdown starting at 6 p.m. with a street party featuring Buckcherry and Queensryche plus special guests Quiet Riot, Pop Evil and Otherwise. The Downtown countdown also includes a 2012 year-in-review on the Viva Vision screen, and a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host the grand re-opening of the Body English nightclub on Dec. 28, 2012, and will showcase indie, electronic, rock and pop music.
TAO Las Vegas at Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino will ring in the New Year with hip-hop sensation, J. Cole. LAVO Las Vegas at Palazzo Las Vegas will play host to Grammy award-winning artist Brandy.
Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas starts the New Year's Eve weekend with ATB on Dec. 28, 2012, Kaskade on Dec. 29, 2012, AVICII on Dec. 30, 2012, and Benny Benassi will be hosting the event.
There are also four nights of celebration at XS, the nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Tiesto kicks it off on Dec. 28, 2012, followed by Steve Angello with Third Party on Dec. 29, 2012. Deadmau5 takes over the celebration on Dec. 30, 2012 with AVICII playing into 2013 on New Year's Eve.
N9NE Group Las Vegas will throw several parties at The Palms Casino Resort. Questlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff will get the crowd going at Moon Nightclub on Dec. 29, 2012. Kelly Rowland hosts an evening at Rain Nightclub also on Dec. 29 with the club's big bash on Dec. 31, 2012 with Travis Barker and Yelawolf acting as the New Year's Eve grand marshals.
Wynn Las Vegas will host an exclusive New Year's Eve soiree in the Lafite Ballroom starting at 9 p.m. In addition, the opening of Andrea's at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is scheduled for Dec. 28, 2012.
miX Lounge at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will offer guests a front row seat of the fireworks. Located on the 64(th) floor of THEhotel restaurant and ultra-lounge will provide a prix fixe three-course menu complete with champagne, along with indoor and outdoor dining options.
Caesars Palace will be offering a variety of dining experiences for New Year's Eve, including the perfect place to countdown to midnight. Starting at 10 p.m., guests should arrive at Serendipity 3 to claim their seat.
Chef Gordon Ramsay will host a special five-course prix fixe menu at his Las Vegas flagship restaurant in Paris Las Vegas, which includes his signature dish, beef wellington rossini.
Inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino the party gets started at Tacos & Tequila with the ladies of FANTASY handing out complimentary Patrón tequila shots for all partygoers at 9 p.m. Rice & Company guests will be able to enjoy the New Year sushi roll with a glass of champagne. At nearby TENDER Steak & Seafood, the restaurant is offering steak, lobster and champagne specials.