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2018 Is Almost Here: Countdown to New Year’s Eve in Vegas

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on 2018 Is Almost Here: Countdown to New Year’s Eve in Vegas.

Who’s ready to party like it’s 2018? We most definitely are.

If you think about it, 2018 finally reaches adulthood (but not full-full adulthood — gotta wait for 2021 for that!). While we’re all getting older, Las Vegas during New Year’s Eve brings out the young, energetic side in each of us. And how can it not? From a fantastical firework show to the biggest parties of the year, it’s hard to feel our age when we’re out having a ball.

In addition to all the festivities on the Strip, there will also be the annual fireworks display. Here are shows, club parties, hotel parties and specials and other things to do in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve. Details on some events have not yet been announced, so check back often as we’ll keep this page updated.

hotel / bar parties

Caesars Palace 

Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2018 - Caesars Palace VIP Viewing Party

You won’t want to miss the beautiful fireworks display in front of Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Caesars Palace Fireworks Viewing Party
When: New Year’s Eve. 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Fireworks start at midnight and last about 8 minutes. There will be a DJ set from 10 a.m – 1 a.m.
Cost: $99 for the beverage package and $149 VIP beverage package.
Tickets: Click Here

You’ll catch a splendid view of the fireworks and stay toasty under one of many space heaters at Caesars Palace’s viewing party. Guests can enjoy an all-you-care-to-drink beverage package that includes Coors Light, Miller Lite, Fiji, Red Bull and house wine. The VIP beverage package includes Belvedere cocktails, Veuev, Moet & Domaine Chandon, Patron, Crown Royal, Fiji, Red Bull, Miller Lite / Coors Light
and Heineken plus access to a VIP seating area. The annual viewing party will be located at the ABSINTHE tent on Roman Plaza, right by the future location of Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN. Get a complete list of all our favorite spots to watch the fireworks next week.

Pregame at the Alto Bar at Caesars Palace - New Year's Eve cocktails in Las Vegas

Looking for a spot to pregame? Alto is a quick walk across OMNIA Nightclub. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Alto Bar
When: New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. (with a live DJ set during this time)
Cost: For a table, there’s a one bottle minimum (get second bottle for $100)
Tickets: Click Here

At Alto Bar, you can enjoy a high-energy pre-party before heading into OMNIA Nightclub (or any other big soiree). There will be a live DJ, drink specials, as well as party favors. Bottle options include Belvedere, Moet, Veuve or Candon, Patron or Crown Royal. Get a Belvedere and Red Bull cocktail for $16.

Vista Cocktail Lounge
New Year’s Eve, time to be announced.
Cost: The VIP Open Bar packages starts at $149. Table packages for 6 to 8 people start at $1,000.
Tickets: Click Here

Toast 2018 with a high-end New Year’s Eve party at Vista. This posh casino bar is known for its beautiful digitized displays of different skylines so as a bonus, you’ll catch the countdown from all the major cities around the world.

Cleopatra’s Barge
Festivities being at 5 p.m., with a live band from 10 p.m. – midnight and a live DJ set from midnight – 2 a.m.
Cost: Patrons have the option to buy a $99 open bar package.

Head to Cleopatra’s Barge this New Year’s Eve and enjoy live music and unlimited drinks. The open bar package includes Domaine Chandon, Belvedere cocktails, Crown Royal cocktails or beer like Coors Light, Miller Lite and Heineken.

Paris Las Vegas 

Sing out lout at the Napoleon's Lounge at the Paris Las Vegas this New Year's Eve

Napoleon’s Lounge. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Napoleon’s Lounge
When: New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m.
Cost: $40 cover charge per person (plus tax)
Tickets: Click Here

Relax in style at Napoleon’s Lounge and listen to a dueling piano show which starts at 9 p.m. Cover charge includes party favors and a complimentary midnight Champagne toast.

Le Cabaret Lounge
New Year’s Eve, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Cover charge $40
Tickets: Click Here

Enjoy a live band at 6:30 p.m., as well as a live DJ set at 11 p.m. Cover charge at Le Cabaret Lounge includes party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve rooftop views at Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas

Share a brewski with a clever name while ringing in the new year. Photo courtesy of BEER Park.

Beer Park
New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m.
Cost: From $124

Barbecue-style food and beer: Now that’s what we call a fun pairing to end 2017. Add rooftop views to the mix and you have Beer Park. If you want guaranteed seating, $200 scores you an individual bar seat at Beer Park. VIP packages (ranging from two to 10 guests) are available and range from $400 to $3,000. To reserve, call (702) 444-4500.

Planet Hollywood resort & Casino

Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood

Party hearty at Heart Bar this New Year’s Eve. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Heart Bar
When: New Year’s Eve, 6 p.m.
Cost: Beverage minimum of $100 per guest (up to four guests); $75 each additional guest

At Heart Bar, enjoy live DJ music, complimentary party favors and table service, which includes a Champagne toast at midnight.

EXTRA Lounge
New Year’s Eve, 6 pm.
Cost: Free admission, but drink costs vary

Dance the night away at the energetic EXTRA Lounge. For a fee enjoy specialty cocktails and shot specials.

Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders inside The Playing Field
New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, but drink costs vary. Tables have bottle service charges.

There will be a Champagne toast at 9 p.m., 10, p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight. Tables will offer bottle service at The Playing Field.

Harrah’s Las Vegas 

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Thanks for the light show, Forum Shops. We’re ready for the fireworks at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 
When: Dinner time / evening
Cost: $130

While this event is earlier in the evening, we didn’t want you to miss out on going to a Great Gatsby-themed party. In addition to a three-course meal, Ruth’s Chris will have a photo kiosk, step and repeat boards and prize giveaways. The admission includes food (lobster bisque or salad; Surf and Turf with choice of side; and cheesecake for dessert) and a glass of house wine or Champagne. Plus, the Strip-side view is really sweet.

Piano Bar, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Piano Bar
New Year’s Eve, evening (before midnight)
$10 for women, $20 for men, $225 per table for VIP patio seating

Get ready for a night of live entertainment and a prime spot for fireworks viewing at the Piano Bar. If you choose VIP seating on the patio for $225, This includes includes a bottle of Skyy vodka (bottlle upgrades are available) and can fit two to four guests per table. General admission guests can enjoy various drink specials. There will be New Year Eve party giveaways for all patrons.

The LINQ Hotel & casino


Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Photo by Claudio Rangel.

The LINQ Vortex
When: New Year’s Eve, 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: $215.23 per person.
Buy Tickets: Click Here

Not only will you have an incredible view of the fireworks at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, you’ll be partying at an observation deck at one of the Strip’s most bustling, energetic hotels. The LINQ Vortex is located on the hotel’s second floor patio overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. The Pop Into 2018 New Year’s Eve Celebration will include snacks, open bar, DJ, party favors and go-go dancers to get the party started.

Flamingo Las Vegas 

When: New Year’s Eve
Cost: $99 for main floor, $199 for second and third floor

Enjoy a fireworks viewing party from Margaritaville’s patio. Not only does this come with a sweet view, your ticket comes with open bar. Call (702) 697-2512 to reserve your spot.

New Year’s Eve at Las Vegas Restaurants

You might be thinking, what’s a party without a feast? Don’t worry — we got you covered with that too. From steak and Italian fine dining to buffets and celebrity-owned restaurants, you’ll enjoy a vast selection of dining from all of our properties. Check our blog for a full list of our New Year’s Eve dinner menus.


Omnia Nightclub

Party with Calvin Harris on New Year's Eve at OMNIA Nightclub

Are you ready to party with Calvin Harris on New Year’s Eve? This is what you came for. Photo courtesy of OMNIA.

When: Dec. 29-31, nightly
Where: Caesars Palace
Cost: Varies, starting from $125 (ladies) and $200 (guys) for New Year’s Eve.

Calling all EDM heads: If you’re ready to show off your movies in your best outfit, no one’s stopping you honey. Located in the heart  the Strip, OMNIA’s 75,000-square-foot space gives you more than enough room to dance. The swanky rooftop is perfect when you’re ready to cool off and the fireworks display will be a real treat. Say bye-bye to ’17 in style with this hot weekend lineup:

  • Friday, Dec. 29: Zedd
  • Saturday, Dec. 30: Travis Scott
  • Sunday, Dec. 31: Calvin Harris

Drai’s Nightclub 

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When: Dec. 28-31, nightly
Where: The Cromwell
Cost: Varies, starting from $125 (ladies) and $175 (guys) for New Year’s Eve.
Tickets: Click Here

If R&B is more up your alley, head to Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell. Hang out 11 stories high above the Strip. On New Year’s Eve, Drai’s will host a black-tie affair featuring Chris Brown. He’ll perform his biggest hits, as well as songs from his latest album, “Heartbreak On A Full Moon.” Here’s the full weekend lineup:

  • Thursday, Dec. 28: DJ Esco
  • Friday, Dec 29: Trey Songz
  • Saturday, Dec. 30: Future
  • Sunday, Dec 31: Chris Brown

voodoo rooftop nightclub & lounge

Best views of the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve is at VooDoo Nightclub at the Rio

When: New Year’s Eve, time to be announced.
Where: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Cost: To be announced

There’s nothing wrong with a little off-the-Strip adventure and VooDoo Nightclub inside the Rio is the perfect excuse to dance beneath the stars. You’ll get a view of the fireworks from all over the city, 51 stories high. While you’re waiting for the countdown, you’ll enjoy live DJ music and fun cocktails like the Witch Doctor topped with dry ice.


Britney Spears

Britney Spears last Las Vegas show is on New Year's Eve at the Zappos Theater

Britney Spears takes you through her hits at the Zappos Theater.

When: Dec. 30 – 31, 9 p.m.
Where: The Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Cost: From $129

She’s not that inno-cent, and you only have a limited time before Britney Spears’ Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me is gone. The pop princess will take her last bow on New Year’s Eve. Hear her sing all her hits like, “….Baby One More Time,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Womanizer” and much more.

Céline Dion

Celine Dion will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on New Year's Eve When: Dec. 30 – 31, 7:30 p.m. 
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: From $95

See the best-selling artist in history Céline Dion live in concert. Hear all your favorites including “My Heart Will Go On,” “Because You Loved Me” “The Power Of Love,” “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” and more.

Ashanti and Ja Rule

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When: New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade
Cost: From $75

You’ll want to be always on time for this duo, especially in Vegas. R&B and hip-hop duo Ja Rule and Ashanti ring in the new year at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.The two are popular for collaborating on such songs like “Always On Time” and  “Down For You.” Relive the early 2000s and get your groove on.

Attractions and more

High Roller

When: New Year’s Eve, arrive at 10 p.m. 
The LINQ Promenade 
From $150.
Tickets: Click Here

Party 550 feet in the sky by ringing in 2018 with a ride on the High Roller observation wheel. Several High Roller New Year’s Eve packages are available online to ring the new year in style with the best views of Las Vegas. Since this event does include a Champagne toast, riders must be at least 21 years old.

Eiffel Tower experience

360-degree view of the Las Vegas Strip and fireworks on New Year's Eve at the Eiffel Tower

When: New Year’s Eve, 11 p.m.
Paris Las Vegas
 $250 a person.
Buy Tickets: Click Here

Not too far from the High Roller, you can also go on the Eiffel Tower. You’ll have magnificent 360-degree view of the city, 460 above the ground. Your ticket includes one-hour open bar, Champagne toast at midnight, commemorative photo, event gift and one complimentary parking pass. Make it a romantic night and go the extra mile with a dinner at the Eiffel Tower restaurantOoh, la la! (This event is for guests 21 and older.)

COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace

Head to COLOR: Caesars Palace Hair Salon in Las Vegas for your New Year's Eve look

When: Open daily (special hours may apply New Year’s) 
Caesars Palace 
Prices vary, but an evening up do is $105 and makeup is $85.

Wait! Before you even head out to anywhere, your look’s gotta be on point. There’s no better place to get pampered than the celebrity favorite, COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck. Get the hottest look that’ll turn heads all night. (Tip: Sparkly lip glosses and lipsticks, as well as “shadow root” hair coloring are all the rage this season.)

What’s your favorite way to spend New Year’s Eve in Vegas? Let us know in the comments. Here’s to a fabulous 2018.

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