What to Do in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve

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New Year's Eve is all about bright lights, late nights and celebration. So, what better place to be than Las Vegas? Sin City has a host of themed parties, celebrations, shows and events for travelers to check out.

New Year’s Eve Parties

A Tower Party in the “Stratosphere”

At the Stratosphere Hotel & Tower, guests will get a 360-degree view of Las Vegas as 2017 comes to a close. Party-goers can choose from several New Year’s Eve celebrations, one being the “Skyline Spectacular” on the Level 108 Indoor Observation Deck where guests can celebrate the New Year 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.

The “Skyline Spectacular” starts at $250 per person and includes unlimited open bars, specialty food and drinks, fireworks at midnight, a champagne toast, as well as live DJs, dancers and performance artists. Plus, attendees will receive complimentary general admission to the “Ultimate Patron” after party at the Stratosphere Theater.

Another is the “VIP Tower Party” on 103rd, 104th, and 108th floors of the tower, complete with specialty food stations, party favors, on open bar, and attractions like a walk-in prize vault, fortune tellers, DJs, and live performances. Guests also receive complimentary access to the “Skyline Spectacular” and “Ultimate Patron” after party as well.

For more, go to www.stratospherehotel.com.

The High Roller

Watch a midnight fireworks show from a private cabin in the High Roller, a 550-foot tall Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. This New Year’s Eve, Caesars Entertainment – the owner and operator of the tallest observation wheel in the world – is offering three viewing packages that include mid or top-tier cabins for fireworks viewing, an in-cabin open bar, a midnight champagne toast, access to a VIP Pre-party with live entertainment, and a personal service ambassador.

Prices for the packages start at $150 per person. For more information, visit www.caesars.com.

The Hard Rock Café

Travelers can celebrate the new year with food, drink, and live entertainment at the Hard Rock Café on the Las Vegas Strip. Attendees of the 2018 New Year’s celebration can enjoy a live band, a three-course “prix fixe” dinner, open bar, and a view of the midnight fireworks show.

Visit www.vegas.com for more information.

Shows and Events

Las Vegas’ long lineup of shows does not stop for the holidays. Travelers can still find plenty to do before heading to a New Year’s celebration.

Foo Fighters:

The Grammy award-winning musical act is playing a New Year’s Eve show at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The band was founded in 1994 by lead singer and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, and has since received 26 music awards and 86 nomination for the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Music Awards, and NME Awards.

For more information, visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

WOW - World of Wonder

Check out the renowned variety show that is playing at the Rio Hotel & Casino, complete with dance, music, acrobatics, water-themed choreography, and 3D projections. The show features more than 30 artists, including finalists from the popular competition show, “America’s Got Talent.”

The New Year’s Eve show will play at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas.

The Mentalist

Mentalist and magician Gerry McCambridge brings his character, “The Mentalist” to the V Theater in the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. McCambridge’s long-running Las Vegas show includes mindreading, magic tricks, and comedy.

Since its debut in 2005, the award-winning show has played over 3,000 times in Las Vegas, and it was named one of the “Top 10 Absolutely Have to See" shows by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine in 2009.

For more, visit www.vtheaterboxoffice.com.

MJ Live

Watch Michael Jackson impersonators bring the “King of Pop” to life at the Stratosphere Theater with this tribute show that pays homage to the world-famous musical icon. The show will include recreations of his iconic dance routines, and performances of some his biggest hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Heal the World," "Dangerous," "Smooth Criminal," "Black and White" and "I Want You Back."

For more, visit www.stratospherehotel.com.

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