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New Year’s Eve celebration guide

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Melissa Arseniuk

This was the scene at Rain Nightclub’s 2008 New Year’s Eve festivities around midnight. Things are sure to be equally exciting this year.

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New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is easily the biggest party weekend of the year. The clubs are pulling out all the stops with concerts, big-name DJs and a plethora of brand new venues eager to become your favorite destination of the coming year.

City Center will be abuzz with activity as Eve Nightclub at Crystals and Gold Lounge and Haze at Aria will all officially open their doors with blowout bashes. Leaving the scene will be Body English so don't miss your chance to say goodbye to that club or check out the Hard Rock's newest addition, Vanity. John Mayer and Maroon 5 will be headlining at The Joint and the Pearl, and local bands will be performing in several downtown venues. The nightlife options are literally in the triple digits so pick your poison, but remember, this will be an all-nighter, so wear comfortable shoes.

Concerts

New Year's Eve at The Pub with Zowie Bowie: A variety of beverage and seating options will be available for patrons. Live entertainment starts at 9 p.m. with Zowie Bowie taking the stage from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.

John Mayer Trio at The Joint: Grammy award-winning musician John Mayer will be performing on New Years Eve at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel along with special guest Mayer Hawthorne & the County.

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Robin Thicke at the Bank in the Bellagio on Nov. 21, 2009.

Robin Thicke at The Bank: Celebrate the new year with a party hosted by award-winning recording artist Robin Thicke. Guests can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

The Spazmatics at Harrah's Carnaval Court: Experience New Year's Eve outdoors, overlooking The Strip. Enjoy performances by The Spazmatics, The Crashers and DJ L1. The price of admission includes the first drink.

New Year's Eve at Magaritaville: Live entertainment starts at 10 p.m., and there will be appetizers, an open bar, access to the rooftop to watch fireworks display, party favors, a New Year's toast and a souvenir to remember the experience.

Mini Gaga and the Perry Twins at Krave: Guest DJs the Perry Twins will man the decks at Krave where guests can enjoy a balloon drop and a performance by Mini Gaga. Afterhours begin at 4 a.m. In the Krave Lounge, check out Candybar — "for girls who like girls" with DJ Nuxx and resident DJ Lisa Pittman, plus a countdown by Rachel Wenman, and a live performance by Jessica Chavez. Complimentary champagne bar is included with the price of admission.

Plaza Hotel & Casino New Year's Eve Celebration Bring in the new year with R&B band Next Movement. The group has played the best showrooms in America for 35 years as well as Oprah Winfrey's New Year's Eve bash, causing her to declare them the best vocal group from Chicago. The Plaza, known as the "Entertainment Capital of Downtown," is planning an exciting evening celebrating "out with the old — and in with the new year" at the Plaza Ballroom.

Frankie Avalon at The Cannery Casino & Hotel: Enjoy a dinner and a show package by dining at Waverly's Steakhouse or Vino's Italian Restaurant then seeing Frankie Avalon in concert.

Neon Reverb fundraiser with ACoSA at The Bunkhouse: MetaMetaProductions presents A Crowd of Small Adventures, Hungry Cloud and The Mad Caps. Admission is $10 or you can add $20 for open bar. Check out Hungry Cloud, A Crowd of Small Adventures and The Mad Caps in Las Vegas Weekly's Local Band Guide.

Rock and Ring in 2010 at Cheyenne Saloon: Performances by Zombie Shaker Box, Protest, Clear Reflections and History at its Best. Check out Zombie Shaker Box in our Local Band Guide.

The Dan Band at Dick's Last Resort: The Dan Band from films like The Hangover and Old School will be performing live at this Excalibur eatery.

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Slaughter will rock in the new year at Feelgoods.

Slaughter at Feelgood's: Rock band Slaughter will be performing live. Guests can enjoy a champagne toast and a post-midnight jam by guitarist Jeff Bland's band, Blandini.

New Year's Eve at the Fremont Street Experience: Rock into the new year with eight of the world's best tribute bands, a countdown by Mayor Oscar Goodman and virtual fireworks.

Purple Reign at the House of Blues: The Prince tribute band will be performing live in the Courtyard at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

LA Guns at the Chrome Showroom: Enjoy these rockers live at the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station along with DJ Michael Toast.

Grand opening of Smokin' Hot Aces: The grand opening will feature Lake Effect Mud performing live plus DJVJ CB Shaw. Enjoy a premium open bar from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., a champagne toast and a complimentary late-night continental breakfast buffet at 3 a.m.

Maroon 5 at The Pearl: Ring in the new year and say goodbye to 2009 with all your favorite hits like "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning."

Resolve Afterhours 2010 at Ossum's BASSment: Lance Sherman and John Musso present Resolve Afterhours 2010 at Ossum's BASSment at Soulzburry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with DJs Brian Hart, Sien Pileggi, Frank Charles, Spacebyrdz (Oscar Molina, DJ Annexx) and Fabian Arche. Doors open 4 a.m. each night.

Club parties

DJ Vice at Vanity: Guest DJ Vice will be spinning live at Vanity at the Hard Rock. Guests can enjoy an open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve at Hawaiian Tropic Zone: Enjoy a great view of the Strip and enjoy a premium open bar from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. at Hawaiian Tropic Zone.

Mix Master Mike at the Hard Rock Cafe: Guest DJs Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill will be spinning live at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. All United States Military can get into the New Year’s Eve celebration at Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip for free. To get tickets, go to the Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop on the Las Vegas Strip starting 12/30/09 to 12/31/09 and show valid military ID.

New Year's Eve at Ibar: Ibar at the Rio will offer an open bar for $150; VIP table packages start at $300 and include a champagne toast. Both packages include party favors and admission to VooDoo Lounge after 12:30 a.m.

Madam Malixa at One Six Sky Lounge: Madam Malixa will be spinning live at One Six Sky Lounge where the price of admission includes hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and party favors, plus a great view of the city.

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DJ Z-Trip will take on the Friday night turntable duties beginning Oct. 16 at Rain nightclub at the Palms casino resort in Las Vegas.

New Year's Eve with Z-Trip at Moon: Resident DJ and mastermind behind Z-Trip's Revolution, Z-Trip showcases his genre-blurring style at Moon Nightclub, the penthouse nightclub with a spectacular view of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Fruit Loop New Year's Eve Party: This party provides access to five clubs: Piranha, Free Zone, 8 1/2 Ultralounge, The Buffalo, and Gipsy. Frenchie Davis will be performing live at Piranha.

Maroon 5's afterparty at Playboy Club: Maroon 5 will be hosting at the Playboy Club following their performance at The Pearl.

New Year's Eve with Paul Oakenfold at Rain: Paul Oakenfold, one of the world's most iconic DJ/producers and resident for Perfecto Vegas, will spin one of his internationally acclaimed sets inside Rain Nightclub along with a set by the Las Vegas Weekly's pick for Best Rising Star, DJ Jordan Stevens.

The Affair at Risque: Risque will host The Affair, featuring DJ KrisCut and Mr. Bob with DJ Kowax and Jeffery Thomas. An all-night open bar is available for $125.

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Holly Madison.

Holly Madison hosts at Prive: Peepshow headliner and Playboy beauty Holly Madison will be hosting the party at Prive where Jermaine Dupri will perform. The price of admission includes an open bar.

New Year's Eve at Drai's Afterhours: Celebrate New Year's Eve into the wee hours of the first morning of the new year. The cover charge is $30 for ladies, $50 for gents in advance; day-of cover varies by arrival time, from 10 p.m. to 11 a.m.

New Year's Eve at Rok Vegas: Rok Vegas's $50 general admission will include a champagne toast at midnight and the $150 premium admission includes an open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight.

2010 New Year's Eve celebration at Deja Vu Erotic Ultra Lounge: Ring in the new year with DJ Bam Bam, DJ Exodus, Jeffery Thomas, Robert Gangi and Double Down Charlie Brown who will be spinning live at Deja Vu Erotic Ultra Lounge. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. there will be two-for-one drinks and no cover. Starting at 9 p.m., there will be a $40 cover per person or $60 per couple which includes admission into the after-hours party and all-you-can-drink champagne from 11 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Catch the midnight fireworks display over the Strip from Deja Vu's rooftop.

Pete Wentz' Rockstar New Year's Celebration at Jet: Jet Nightclub at Mirage will present a special New Year's countdown by Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz and DJ Skeet Skeet.

New Year's Eve celebration at Gold Lounge: Enter 2010 in style at Cirque du Soleil's newest nightlife venue, Gold Lounge at Aria. Party with Cirque performers and enjoy a hosted bar and appetizers from 9 p.m. until midnight.

New Year's Eve with G-Minor at Revolution Lounge: The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage will feature G-Minor spinning all night to ring in the new year with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Check out DJ G-Minor in Las Vegas Weekly's Local DJ Guide.

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50 Cent at Pure: Rapper 50 Cent and LA DJ Marshall Barnes will be hosting on New Year's Eve at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

New Year's Eve at Caramel: If you don't want to venture into one of the bigger clubs this New Year's Eve, Caramel at Bellagio can offer you the ultra-lounge experience in a more intimate setting. Caramel also will offer a light fare menu from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New Year's Eve at Brand Lounge with DJ Dilemma: DJ Dilemma will be spinning live at Brand Lounge at Monte Carlo. With the price of admission, enjoy a hosted bar from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m.

New Year's Eve with DJ Epic 1 at Diablo's: DJ Epic 1 will spin you into the new year at Diablo's Cantina at Monte Carlo. Cover band The Street will be performing live on the second floor stage with Epic 1 downstairs. The price of admission includes an all-you-can-drink hosted bar from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m.

New Year's Eve at Haze Nightclub: Aria's new nightclub will be opening its doors on New Year's Eve for a grand opening party like no other. Be one of the first to see Haze and dance to world renowned DJ Tiësto.

Rhumbash 2010 at Rhumbar: Party strip-side at Rhumbar at the Mirage where the entry price includes party favors and a midnight champagne toast. For guests that want an all-inclusive experience, the unlimited bar package is available for $125 per person and the VIP package, which includes premium VIP seating and a bottle of Stolichnaya Elit vodka and a bottle of Vueve Clicquot champagne for tables of four or more, is available for $200 per person.

Galactic Dec-a-dance New Year's Eve party at the Arts Factory: Ring in the new year in cultured style at the Galactic Dec-a-dance party at the Arts Factory downtown. Dress in future formal style and enjoy appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at Aria's Deuce Lounge: New Year's Eve at Aria's Deuce Lounge includes VIP admission and a hosted bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Table reservation packages start at $100 per person with a minimum of four people per group.

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Eva Longoria Parker hosts the grand opening of her Beso restaurant and Eve Nightclub at CityCenter on Dec. 3, 2009.

Grand opening of Eve and Beso: Eva Longoria Parker will host a New Year's Eve party to celebrate the Grand Opening of Beso restaurant and Eve nightclub. Advanced tickets are available for $125 and include hors d'oeuvres, an open bar from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight.

Mandalay Bay Block Party: Celebrate New Year's Eve at Mandalay Bay with the resort's "Block Party." The property's top restaurants will set up catering stations along Restaurant Row as they serve guests select plates at a universal price of $30. A variety of beverage sponsors including ABSOLUT, Southern Wine and Spirits and Bud Light will host booths offering specialty drinks. Beginning at approximately 9 p.m., Michael Mina's StripSteak will serve as the headquarters for entertainment with a DJ spinning high-energy music throughout the evening. The "Block Party" pass includes one sponsored drink per pass holder at each of the five locations including Mizuya, THElounge, Race & Sports Bar, Orchid Lounge and Rick Moonen's rm seafood.

New Year's Eve at miX: See the New Year's Eve fireworks from high atop Mandalay Bay's miX Lounge. All guests dining after 8:30 p.m. will receive a champagne toast and admission to miX Lounge. General admission is $100 per guest without table service and includes a glass of champagne.

Totally Rad '80s party at rumjungle: Guests at rumjungle's Totally Rad 80's New Year's Eve party can enjoy complimentary party favors, a celebrity DJ and champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Gala at Studio 54: The party at Studio 54 will include an open bar from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. featuring complimentary party favors.

New Year's Eve party at Tabú: Party with the beautiful people at Tabú Ultra Lounge where you can get drinks from model cocktail servers while enjoying an open bar from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. including complimentary party favors.

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The Black Eyed Peas perform Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Sam Boyd Stadium. The Peas opened for U2.

The Black Eyed Peas at LAX: The Black Eyed Peas gotta feeling that New Year's Eve's gonna be a good good night at LAX. The pop group will host the party at the Luxor nightclub.

New Year's Eve at CatHouse: CatHouse's general admission tickets are $50 per person and the open-bar package is $100 per person. All table service packages start at $1,000 and include two super premium bottles and one bottle of Dom Perignon.

The Bridge Bash at NYNY: New York New York will host The Bridge Bash to usher in 2010 with an open premium bar both on the bridge and at Nine Fine Irishmen and entertainment by DJ Chris Landry plus go-go dancers.

New Year's Eve at Forbes KTV Nightclub: Forbes KTV Nightclub will host a New Year's Eve party featuring private and semi-private suites for up to 20 guests with drinks, appetizers and breakfast served in each suite. A cash bar is available.

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Scott Ian of Anthrax.

Scott Ian DJs at Dead Man's Hand: Scott Ian of the rock band Anthrax will hit the DJ booth at Dead Man's Hand inside the Playground to ring in the new year. Bottles of champagne will also be available for $100.

McFadden's New Year's Eve Party: For $100 per person guests at McFadden's New Year's Eve party can enjoy a top-shelf open bar and all-you-can-eat dinner buffet from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Say goodbye to 2009 with live music, a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast.

New Year's Eve at Alexis Park: Klymaxx and DJ Thump will host the New Year's Eve party at the Apollo Ballroom at Alexis Park Resort.

New Year's Eve at the El Cortez: The El Cortez Hotel and Casino will ring in 2010 by offering guests the opportunity to win one of five $2010 cash prizes at its New Year’s Eve party. Party goers can enjoy an open bar, hors d’ouvres, live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight in the Fiesta Room.

High Society 2010 at Blush: Blush Boutique Nightclub at The Wynn will enter the new year with High Society 2010, featuring a sponsored open bar 9-11 p.m. and a champagne toast.

Body English closing party with DJs Vice and Eric Cubeechee: Body English will say goodbye with a grand closing party with DJs Vice and Eric Cubeechee. Guests can enjoy an open bar all night long and a champagne toast at midnight.

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Shwayze will be hosting at Christian Audigier.

Shwayze at Christian Audigier: Rapper Shwayze will host the New Year's Eve party at Christian Audigier. Expect to hear tunes like "Corona and Lime" and "Get U Home."

New Year's Eve at Coyote Ugly: The Coyotes at Coyote Ugly will give you their special version of a champagne toast at midnight. Don't worry about a tux or gown for this party — Daisy Dukes are encouraged.

New Year's Eve with Flashback Heart Attack at Ghostbar: Guests at Ghostbar will turn back the hands of time and rock in the new year in '80s style, as they enjoy a unique performance by nationally-acclaimed cover band Flashback Heart Attack.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden at Lavo: Nicole Richie will host the party at Lavo. The entry fee includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. DJs Joel Madden and Eric D Lux will be spinning live. Present your ticket stub at Tao after midnight for complimentary admission.

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Christina Aguilera hosted a party Friday, May 29, at Tao at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Christina Aguilera at Tao: Christina Aguilera will host the party at Tao. Present your ticket stub at Lavo after midnight for complimentary admission.

New Year's Eve at Tryst and XS: Tryst Nightclub at the Wynn and XS at Encore will both be hosting New Year's Eve Parties and admission for each event is $150 for gentlemen and $75 for ladies.

Twenty-Ten Celebration at V Bar: V Bar at Venetian presents the Twenty-Ten Celebration with DJ/VJ Andrew B, a champagne toast, and party favors.

The Sinful Snow Ball at VooDoo Lounge : VooDoo Lounge presents The Sinful Snow Ball, featuring DJ Quickie Mart and VJ Mega Man with performances by the Serpentine Sorceress, Fire & Ice, The VooDoo Dolls and hosted by Jeff G.

51 Fifty at Wasted Space: DJ/Drummer duo 51 Fifty (DJs Presto One and Dustin Johnson) will be performing live at Wasted Space. Enjoy an open bar all night long and a champagne toast at midnight.

Local bar and restaurant parties

Rock 'n Roll Wine New Year's Eve party: Cafe Ba Ba Reba presents the Fifth annual Rock 'n Roll Wine New Year's Eve party with a five-course dinner, DJ and free parking.

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FIRST Food & Bar.

Inaugural New Year's Eve bash at FIRST Food & Bar: Guests at FIRST Food & Bar can enjoy an open bar and selections of Chef Sam DeMarco's Greatest Hits of shareable culinary delights throughout the celebration. A platinum package is available at $1,000 and includes admission for 6 to 8 people with all the amenities listed above, plus a bottle of Dom Perignon, a bottle of premium vodka, a window-side booth with a view of The Strip, a FIRST Food & Bar "welcome kit," personal server and busboy.

New Year's Eve at Bar Louie: Bar Louie will offer $70 bottles of Moet White Star Champagne and happy-hour food and beverage prices from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. until closing. Indulge in appetizers for half off, $3 draft beers, $4 wines and $5 martinis.

Midnight Masquerade Ball at Blue Martini: Blue Martini at Town Square will host the Midnight Masquerade Ball. Doors open at 8 p.m. and live entertainment starts at 8:30 p.m. There will be a champagne toast at midnight.

Grape Escape New Year's Eve Party at The Grape: Guests at this Town Square business can enjoy an open bar all night that includes select wine, liquor and beer plus hors d'oeuvres, a carving station, seafood bar and a chocolate fountain. There will be a champagne toast at midnight and live music and cigars will be available on the patio.

New Year's Eve at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar: Welcome 2010 with some rock 'n roll piano tunes at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. There will be a $20 cover at the door and $62.50 per person to reserve a table with a four-person-per-table minimum. For couples who prefer a private table, the cost is $250. Noise makers and champagne will be provided for those with a reserved table.

The Get Back at Beauty Bar: Beauty Bar will host a New Year's Eve edition of The Get Back funky soul dance party with DJs John Doe, Danny Boy, Phoreyz, Aurajin, and 8-Bits, plus guest DJs Johnny Fever, Shoe, Roccanova, $HR3D and Johnny Rox.

DJ Tat Money at Brass Lounge: DJs Tat Money, 5'8", S. Boogie and Johnny Fever will be spinning live at Brass Lounge. Admission is $10 or $25 all-you-can-drink draft and well drinks.

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DJ Carlos Sanchez.

Carlos Sanchez at the Downtown Cocktail Room: Guest DJs Carlos Sanchez and Douglas Gibbs will be spinning live at the Downtown Cocktail Room where party favors will be provided and there will be no cover for the well-dressed and well-behaved.

New Year's Eve buffet at Firefly: The Firefly location downtown at The Plaza will have a New Year's Eve buffet with open bar from 10 p.m. until midnight, a champagne toast, flamenco dancers, DJ and party favors.

New Year's Eve at Frankie's Tiki Room: Frankie’s Tiki Room will celebrate the New Year in true island fashion by offering partygoers complimentary Fink Bomb Shots at 2 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1.

New Year's Eve at Serendipity: Serendipity will open its doors for a New Year's Eve party with a fantastic view of the Strip. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be offered from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring spudnicks, Wild Wild West Wings, chicken strips Vegas style, mini pizza bagels, mini summer bries, pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese and unlimited cotton candy martinis, beer, signature mojitos, wine and Serendipity's signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate “Shots.” From 12:30 a.m. to 3 a.m., Serendipity will offer select signature entrees and breakfast items including the famous “Hangover Omelet.”

New Year's Eve at Japonais: Japonais will have a live DJ spinning for New Year's Eve. Guests can enjoy a champagne toast included with the $100 cover if you arrive between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

New Year's Eve at Koi Lounge: Koi Lounge at Planet Hollywood will offer an open bar, complimentary appetizers, champagne toast, party favors, and tunes by a DJ. The cost is $85 per person or VIP tables with a Strip view are available for $150 per person.

Red Bull's No Limits New Year's Eve at Lagasse's Stadium: Lagasse's Stadium presents Red Bull's No Limits New Year's Eve featuring DJs Geometrix and Enferno, open bar and appetizers from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Eve at PT's Pubs: Select PTs Pubs will have live DJs plus free party favors, specialty shots and a champagne toast at midnight.

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