Las Vegas New Years Eve – Parties and Things to Do

Looking for New Years Eve parties in Vegas for 2021/2022, look no further.

Las Vegas offers you everything you could want for your ball-dropping celebration. Whether you’re looking for an adult’s night out or counting down to midnight with your whole family, Las Vegas has what you need.

Here’s a guide to things to do and events during NYE in Las Vegas this year.

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New Years Eve Vegas Parties

Everyone in Las Vegas want to part on New Year’s Eve and where better to do it than on the strip where the hotel clubs have some of the best parties in the world?

Dance the Night Away Into 2022

The Fremont Street Experience transforms into an 80’s & 90’s era dance party on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Performers include Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice, Village Pople, and Tone Loc! This New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas will be the ultimate destination for partygoers age 21+. Everyone is encouraged to dress the theme!

  • Where: Fremont Street
  • When: Friday 12/31
  • Details: Information

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Bridge Bash 2022 

If you cannot be in New York City for New Year’s Eve, the next best place is being on the Las Vegas Strip where you can feel like you are right next to the statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge!

New York New York Hotel and Casino is host to the annual Bridge Bash where guests can party, watch fireworks, eat, drink, dance, and listen to the hottest DJs on the strip.

  • Where: New York New York Brooklyn Bridge
  • When: Friday 12/31 9pm-12:30am
  • Tickets and Info

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New Years Eve 2022 Beer Park

The Chateau Rooftop at Beer Park offers the best panoramic views of the strip and guests can even see the iconic Bellagio Fountains and the New Year’s Eve fireworks show while dancing to the top DJs in Las Vegas and drinking under the stars at the Eiffel Tower Paris Las Vegas.

Dress to impress in nightclub attire for this 21+ only event and consider the open bar package from 9 pm-12 am!

  • Where: Beer Park Chateau at Paris
  • When: Friday 12/31 9pm-12am
  • Tickets and Info

Y2K NYE Party w/ DJ CO1 at Brookly Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will rent lanes so that you can bowl while also dancing and partying with DJ CO1 spinning the hits from 9:30pm until midnight.

Bowling packages include a $450 food and beverage credit; however, tickets for general admission without bowling are also available. Guests must be 21+ for the New Year’s Eve event.

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NYE Party at Omnia

World-Renowned DJ Steve Aoki will be center stage at the number one nightclub in Vegas—Omnia at Caesar’s Palace. This EDM party will be the most electrifying party on the strip for ringing in 2022. The party starts earlier than others on the strip and upscale, fashionable attire is required.

Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan

The Chandelier at Cosmopolitan

On the upper level of The Chandelier at Cosmopolitan New Year’s Guests will be able to indulge in hand-crafted cocktails, an open bar with champagne, a live DJ, party favors, and access to The Fireworks Viewing Party that starts promptly at midnight. This exclusive event requires reservations.

Vegas DJ Club and Party NYE  Headliners

Do not miss out on the most popular night of the year for Las Vegas clubs. The top-performing DJs will be on set for all the big Vegas clubs. Be aware that prices will escalate along with long lines and crowded dance floors.

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Best New Year’s Eve Concerts in Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve is on a Friday this year, so it is the perfect time to plan to spend a long weekend on the strip! There are several headlining acts to see and ring in the New Year with the top acts of 2021.

  • Usher- Caesars Palace, Dec. 28- Jan 1
  • David Lee Roth- Mandalay Bay, House of Blues, Dec. 31, Jan 1
  • Kiss- Planet Hollywood, Zappos Theater, Dec. 29-Jan 1
  • Kristin Chenoweth- The Smith Center, Dec. 31
  • Maroon 5- Cosmopolitan, The Chelsea, Dec 30-31
  • The Go-Gos- Venetian, Dec. 31, Jan. 1
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race- Flamingo, Flamingo Showroom, Dec 30-Jan 1
  • The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert- Harrah’s, Harrah’s Showroom, Dec 30-Jan 2
  • Blue Oyster Cult- Golden Nugget, Downtown Las Vegas Dec 31
  • The Como La Flor Band (Tribute to Selena)- Boulder Station Hotel (off-strip), Dec 31
  • Katie Perry New Year’s Eve- Resorts World, Dec 31
  • Bruno Mars- Park MGM, Dec 31
  • Lizzo- Virgin Hotels, Dec 31

Most of these shows end with plenty of time to hit up the best New Year’s Eve party on the strip before midnight.

Where to Watch Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

The Las Vegas Fireworks Show on New Year’s Eve is one of the most spectacular public events of the year and can be viewed from anywhere on the Strip. Several locations will launch rooftop fireworks, so the show is not isolated to just one spot. MGM Grand, The Strat, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, and Aria, Treasure Island, and The Venetian, all participate.

Some of the best places to watch the fireworks include:

  • The Strat
  • Marquee Nightclub
  • Skyfall Lounge at Delano
  • The Eiffel Tower at Paris
  • Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
  • Any of the strip’s Pedestrian bridges

If you are staying in a hotel for the weekend, make sure to ask for a room overlooking the strip in case you must watch the fireworks from your hotel room windows.

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The High Roller

Ride this 550-foot-tall observation wheel at midnight to get one of the best views of the fireworks available. This $150 ticket per person attraction includes a Champagne toast. When you add in the aerial views of the strip, it’s a unique way to bring in the New Year.

Omnia’s Rooftop At Caesars Palace

EDM fans will love this electric venue. With a great view of the Eiffel Tower across the street, club-goers can get the best of both worlds. Dance the night away inside or travel up to the nightclub’s rooftop when the fireworks start. 

Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub’s Rooftop At The Cromwell

For the avid hip-hop fan, this is the spot for you. The rooftop views combined with plenty of people-watching will make for a very entertaining night.

Outside Of Caesars Palace

If you are ready to be part of the New Year’s Eve crowd, grab one of the $99 or $149 beverage packages and join in the ground level party. Rest assured, you’re still going to get great fireworks shows from the street. Caesars Palace is one of the few strip venues that actually shoot their fireworks right above their property.

Pedestrian Bridges

Maybe you don’t want to be on the ground, but maybe you don’t want to be several stories up? The pedestrian bridges keep you safe from traffic and crowds and are high enough for amazing views and photo opportunities. Plus, there is no cover charge!

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Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Las Vegas

There are several family-friendly events that are operating on New Year’s Eve including

  • Jabbawokeez- MGM Grand
  • David Copperfield- MGM Grand
  • America’s Got Talent Live- Luxor
  • The Beatles LOVE- Mirage
  • Ka by Cirque du Soleil- MGM Grand
  • O By Cirque du Soleil- Bellagio
  • WOW The Vegas Spectacular- Rio
  • Tournament of Kings- Excalibur
  • Shim Lim Magic- Mirage
  • Terry Fator New Year’s Eve- New York New York

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Ice Rink at Cosmopolitan

One of the best places to watch the NYE Fireworks on the strip is at the Cosmopolitan’s Ice Rink. This family friendly event starts at 9pm, includes an open bar for adults and unlimited beverages for guests under 21. There is also a DJ and a champagne toast for adults at midnight. This rooftop ice rink will delight the entire family.

  • Where: Ice Rink at Cosmopolitan
  • When: Dec 31 9pm
  • Who: All Ages

 

Best Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Football Games in Vegas

New Year’s Eve weekend is one of the best days of the year for college football fans. On December 30th, the Peach Bowl will be played. The Cotton Bowl Classic and Orange Bowl both happen annually on New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day has three championships—Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl.

If you are spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, you can catch the game at the best sports bars on the Las Vegas Strip including:

  • Beer Park
  • Charlie’s Bar & Grill
  • Beerhaus
  • TAP Sports Bar
  • Blondies Sports Bar & Grill
  • The Still
  • Sully’s Casino Bar
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Yard House
  • Rockhouse

Any of the Sports Books on the Strip are sure to be hosting viewing for the college football games. Sportsbooks have big screen, multiple viewing screens, private rentals, and are adult-only viewing options.

Tips for Visiting Las Vegas During New Year’s Eve

The best tip you can follow for New Years in Las Vegas is to get down to the strip early on New Year’s Eve if you are not already staying at a Las Vegas Boulevard property. The street is shut down starting at 6pm as more than 300,000 people ascend upon the strip to ring in the New Year the best way—Partying, drinking, and dancing, and does not open back up until the next morning.

Although it is warmer in Las Vegas than other places you could be spending the last night of December, you will want to dress in layers when you can. The nights can be chilly, so bring a jacket and use the coat checks at the clubs and venues. Using the monorail to traverse the strip will also help keep you warm after dark!

Before you leave the hotel room for the evening, make sure your ID and room key are on you. Many of the hotels will limit access to the property after 11pm to guests only, and you will be expected to prove your guest status.


Overall Thoughts

Whether you’re in the mood to join “America’s Party” at Freemont Street Experience, have the perfect date night, or spend the day with your entire family, Las Vegas has all the magical options to make it happen.

As always, drink and party responsibly and we will see you next year!


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Tom Hamilton - Author

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