New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is easily the busiest time of year for the city. There is a lot going on, most of which you’ll want to be a part of. From NYE concerts to champagne toasts, explosive fireworks and nightclub parties, here are just a few of the ways to kick off 2018 in Las Vegas:
Each New Year’s Eve, seven different casinos on the Las Vegas Strip participate in a coordinated December 31 fireworks show. This year is no different with The Stratosphere, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, Aria, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand shooting off fireworks atop their properties. The Las Vegas New Year’s Eve fireworks show starts at midnight. The show is eight minutes and eight seconds long and includes 80,000 fireworks.
Here are the best places to take in Vegas’ New Year’s Eve fireworks:
High Roller - There is nothing like soaring high above the sky watching gorgeous fireworks explode into the sky on one of the High Roller’s glass cabins.
SkyFall Lounge - The 64th floor of the Delano at the SkyFall Lounge offers incredible views of this year’s fireworks.
Marquee Nightclub - Get a birds-eye view of the pyrotechnics at Marquee Nightclub.
Stratosphere Hotel - The Stratosphere is the best spot to view form the north end of the Strip.
Foundation Room - There is nothing like seeing fireworks from the top of Mandalay Bay at the Foundation Room.
Concerts & Events
Some of the biggest concerts and events of New Year’s Eve include UFC 219 at the T-Mobile Arena. Jay Leno will bring the laughs to the Mirage on December 30. Celine Dion is at Caesars Palace on December 31. Britney Spears will perform one of her last shows at The Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood on December 31. Maroon 5 rings in 2018 at Mandalay Bay. Bruno Mars brings his funk to Park Theater at Monte Carlo on December 31 and Vegas Golden Knights play Toronto at the T-Mobile Arena on December 31.
Juicy J New Year’s Eve
Tao Nightclub invites partygoers to party with Juicy J on December 31, 2017. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 until midnight and a premium bar from 9-11 p.m. At the stroke of midnight, you’ll get access to Tao and Lavo for two parties in one night.
NYE at The Cosmopolitan
The Cosmopolitan will ring in 2018 with three days of concerts, a rooftop fireworks viewing party and celebration surrounded by millions of shimmering crystals. It all starts with Zac Brown Band at The Chelsea on Friday, December 29. Meanwhile Sir Rosevelt will be at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Duran Duran performs at The Chelsea on Saturday, December 30. The Foo Fighters will bring their hits to The Chelsea on Sunday, December 31. Also on December 31, enjoy an open bar, live DJ, ice skating and the city’s best fireworks at The Ice Rink at the rooftop Boulevard Pool. Clique will host a New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Josh Lu, party favors, an on-site photographer and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. The Chandelier will host the Enchanted New Year’s Eve Event presented by Perrier Jouet and Absolut Elyx. French Montana will perform at Marquee Nightclub on December 31. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 until midnight and a premium bar from 9 until 11 p.m.
2018 Hard Rock Cafe - New Year’s Eve Party
The Hard Rock Cafe will celebrate the New Year with live music by Groove Martini and DJ Jewel Pearson, a premium open bar, appetizers, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. You can also watch the fireworks from Hard Rock’s covered patio.