What to Do on New Year’s Eve 2018 in Las Vegas

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Whether you’re in Las Vegas this New Year’s Eve to catch a concert, see fireworks or party, the city has got you covered. Here are some of the top events for visitors looking to celebrate the new year.

America’s Party Downtown at Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience, a downtown Las Vegas entertainment district, will host its New Year’s celebration America’s Party Downtown again this year. The event will present 12 bands performing across four stages, one of which will be dedicated solely to EDM. The show will premiere a new Viva Vision light show set to the music of Las Vegas natives The Killers. When the time comes, attendees can watch the Times Square ball drop on the Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision screen, the largest video screen in the world.

While visitors are here, they can book tickets for the Fremont Street Experience’s SlotZilla and Fear the Walking Dead Survival attractions, open until 1 a.m. and 11 p.m. respectively. Taking off from a 12-story tower, SlotZilla offers two ziplining options: an 850-foot “Zipline” and a 1,750-foot “Zoomline.” The Fear the Walking Dead Survival is a combination thrill ride-escape room-maze-interactive video game experience based on the AMC zombie show. Gates to America’s Party Downtown will open at 6 p.m.

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NYE Party at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will offer several options this New Year’s Eve. Guests can head to the Top of the World restaurant between 4 and 8 p.m. for pre-firework seating, where they can order off an a la carte menu that will include Australian Wagyu Ribeye, Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut, Maryland Crab Stuffed Chicken and more. Official firework seating will start at 10 p.m. and will include a four-course dinner and views of the midnight fireworks show.

107 SkyLounge, one fly higher, will host its own celebration starting at 10 p.m., with a live DJ playing throughout the night. Even higher, visitors can join an Observation Deck party with an unlimited three-hour open bar and buffet-style food stations. Both parties will come with firework views from over a hundred stories high.

On the Record Opening at Park MGM

Park MGM will kick off the opening of its On the Record speakeasy and club on December 28 with a Lady Gaga after party following her residency debut at Park Theater. Next day the celebrations will continue with an official Jon Jones UFC fight after party. On New Year’s Eve itself, the venue will host a special guest performance and offer an assortment of special table packages that will range from $1,500 to $5,000.

America’s Party Fireworks

Representatives from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Events and Fireworks by Grucci have released details for this year’s New Year’s Eve festivities. Fireworks by Grucci, handling the fireworks for the 13th year in a row, will launch fireworks off the roofs of seven properties along The Strip: the Stratosphere, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand. The theme of the show will be ‘Vegas Nights’ and the soundtrack will include songs by Frank Sinatra, Lionel Ritchie, Jennifer Lopez and more. KOMP 92.3 and 97.1 The Point will broadcast the music for those not at The Strip.

Live Musical Performances

Numerous musical artists will be stopping in Las Vegas this New Year’s Eve. Bruno Mars will be joined by Boyz II Men at T-Mobile Arena on December 30 and 31. Maroon 5 will also perform December 30 and 31, but at Mandalay Bay. Lady Gaga, beginning a residency that will last through November 2019, will take the stage at Park Theater. Imagine Dragons, starting at 9:30 p.m. and finishing before midnight, will perform at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Those in town for the weekend, can catch Ariana Grande at the same venue on December 29. Other performances will include Tyga at Jewel Nightclub, The Chainsmokers at XS Nightclub, Gucci Mane at Tao Nightclub, Ludacris at Light Nightclub and Calvin Harris at Amnia Nightclub.

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