It's easy to find a party in Las Vegas any night of the year, so rest assured you will have no problem finding somewhere to ring in the New Year with music, drinks, and dancing. Vegas goes big for New Year's not only with multiple fireworks shows set off simultaneously by the big casinos on the strip, but also with its headlining acts. The big stars get paid big bucks for their New Year's Eve performances in Las Vegas and this year is no exception. On December 31, you can say goodbye to 2019 with some of the year's biggest performers like Steve Aoki, Third Eye Blind, Lil John, T Pain, and Lizzo.
Of course, if you can't score tickets to the show, there are plenty of other places where the celebration will be just as fun. And of course, if you're not up for a party, you could always head out to the Strip to be a part of the crowd when the fireworks start at midnight.
Stratosphere Skyline Spectacular
Want to watch the fireworks, but don't want to wait in the cold? Head to the 108th floor of the Stratosphere for their Skyline Spectacular, where you'll be able to see the show from their observation deck 800 feet above street level. This three-hour party includes an open bar, a live DJ, and food stations serving up grub from world-class chefs. The dress code is "Dress to Impress," so go all out with your New Year's Eve outfit.
New Year's Eve at Sparrow + Wolf
This year, the restaurant Sparrow + Wolf has two great events going on the night of December 31 to ring in 2020. First, attend their Champagne and Caviar Dinner starting at 5 p.m. for an early celebration that features a tasting of five different kinds of champagne and five different kinds of caviar. Then, if you want to party til midnight, don't miss the Forever Young 80's Prom starting at 11 p.m. There will be a "bodacious" band, a "tubular" champagne toast, and a costume contest—so don't forget your shoulder pads!
Lizzo at the Cosmopolitan
On December 31, 2019, multi-platinum and grammy-nominated artist Lizzo will take the stage of The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan—but that's not at all the resort has in store for the big day. There will also be the annual viewing celebration at the ice rink, which includes an open bar and live DJ and hotel guests can access the pool deck to see the fireworks from up there. Separate parties will also be going on at the CliQue Bar, the Marquee Nightclub, and the hotel's speakeasy, known as the Barbershop. You can also check out the prix-fixe menus at one of the hotel's eight restaurants for their special New Year's Eve menus.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo will welcome 2020 with an unforgettable Strip-side patio party, complete with unobstructed views of Las Vegas’ New Year’s Eve fireworks display. General admission to the patio includes an all-you-can-drink beverage package and patio access. VIP access to the patio is also available, which includes front-and-center seating, an all-you-can-drink beverage option, and a three-course meal including the choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert from the cantina’s regular menu. The LOFT, the cantina’s posh upstairs event space, is also available for reservation for groups seeking a private party a Strip view.
Steve Aoki at Hakkasan
Watch DJ Steve Aoki spin under the Hakkasan Grid, the biggest kinetic light display in the United States. At this Vegas dance club, the ceiling is literally dancing along to the music, creating a moving ceiling effect that can't be found in any other club in Las Vegas. If you haven't seen the grid in action before, your mind is guaranteed to be blown on New Year's Eve.
2020 New Year's Eve Celebration at Commonwealth
The bar Commonwealth will kick off the New Year Eve celebration with a hosted open bar including well drinks and draft beers starting at 7 p.m.The main room and rooftop will rock out to end-of-the-year party tunes provided by DJ Shaun Saville and SNNYSDE, and hit jams from Vegas’ own local DJs. At midnight, the venue will invite guests to the rooftop for a New Year’s cheer and unobstructed views of the spectacular fireworks show throughout the city. Bottle service and table reservations are also available for purchase.
New Year's Eve Escape Masquerade Party
On December 31, Gold Spike and Inspire, two different clubs in downtown Las Vegas will offer an alternative to the crazy strip parties at their annual “Escape Masquerade” New Year’s Eve Ball. With two venues, you'll have access to two separate parties, both with open bars. There will also be live music and a complimentary champagne toast.
T-Pain at the Light Nightclub
The Light Nightclub will be ringing in the new year with three back-to-back nights of top performances from rappers like Rick Ross, Saweetie, and T-Pain, who will take the stage before midnight on December 31. General admission includes an open bar until 11 p.m. The club is located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, adjacent to the west valet entrance.
New Year's Eve at Caesars Palace
At the Spanish Steps of Caesars Palace, count down to 2020 with a VIP party and premier views. The casino will also be hosting parties in the Alto Bar and Vista Cocktail lounge. There will be a live DJ, complimentary champagne, and drink packages available, but reserve your tickets advance make sure you can get in.
Rooftop Party at VooDoo
At the VooDoo Rooftop Night Club, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the fireworks while jamming out to a live DJ. This is one of the best places to catch the pyrotechnic display in Las Vegas and there will also be plenty of party favors and photo opportunities available, as well as an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.
Third Eye Blind at the House of Blues
On the 63rd floor of the Mandalay Bay, the House of Blues will ring in 2020 with a performance from Third Eye Blind in the Music Hall. General admission tickets are standing room only and doors open at 7 p.m. Before the show, you could grab dinner and drinks at the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar or stop into the B Side bar for a more gastronomic experience.
Lil Jon at 1 OAK Las Vegas
With Lil John as the headlining act, 1 OAK at the MGM Mirage Resort & Casino Hotel will be celebrating the new year with an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. and top Vegas DJs. A one-of-a-kind evening awaits guests as one can never predict who may be in the house when Lil John makes an appearance. The event sells out every year, so get your tickets as soon as possible!
NYE at the Times Square Bar
If you've always wanted to be in Times Square for New Year's, head to the Bar at Times Square at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Starting at 9 p.m., the bar will air the live broadcast from the real Times Square, which means you can experience two Times Square countdowns in one night! Your ticket includes access to the party on the resort's Brooklyn Bridge and an open bar. You can count on DJs, dancing, and a great view of the city's midnight fireworks.
Rockhouse NYE Party 2020
Rockhouse, a venue at the Venetian Casino that balances Las Vegas' famous glitz and glam with a hint of rock-n-roll, will send off 2019 in style with a live DJ, open bar and New Year’s Eve bottle service packages for Strip-side revelers from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The party spot will offer an all-night open bar stocked full of premium liquor, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill New Year's Eve 2020
With a mechanical bull, Strip-side patio, two DJ booths, and four full-service bars, the PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a great place to kiss 2019 goodbye. Its central location inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino means you will have some of the best views of the firework display from both inside and outside. If you want unlimited drinks, purchase a special ticket for the open bar.