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New Year's 2016 events around Las Vegas

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 16:50:09-05

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, you may want to make plans to be at one of these events. Check out these New Year's Eve events around Las Vegas.

FIREWORKS

America's Party
Fireworks will be launched from 7 locations on the Las Vegas Strip. The 8-minute show will be set to music by Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Mariah Carey.

Fremont Street Experience
Their 2016 “Downtown Countdown” will feature “TributePalooza,” a line-up of the world’s best live tribute bands on three stages. Tickets are $30 through Dec. 25, 2015. After Dec. 25, tickets are $40.

A free fireworks show will begin at midnight from MonteLago Village. Additionally there will be a DJ in the village, and village restaurants are offering dining specials. MonteLago Village is located at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago.
 
Celebrate Fireworks with Pahrump
The Town of Pahrump welcomes locals and visitors to safely launch their fireworks for a booming celebration during New Year's weekend. The highly anticipated Fireworks Over Pahrump is located one mile west on Gamebird Rd. right off of Highway 160, and will open on Dec. 30, 31, and Jan.1 from 8 p.m.to midnight.

PARTIES

Aliante Las Vegas
Elan Trotman with Four80 East will host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza inside Access Showroom beginning at 9 p.m. Trotman will be joined by Four80 East, an electro-jazz group who intertwines jazz and soul with electronic beats. The extravaganza will include party favors,  a live countdown to the new year and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $57.50 and VIP packages are also available. 

Cabo Wabo Cantina
General admission to the patio is priced starting at $200 per person, which includes an all-you-can-drink beverage package and patio access. VIP access to the patio is also available, priced starting at $500 per person, 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 with the same incredible Strip view.

Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo will ring in 2016 with a special New Year Celebración three-course, prix-fixe menu for $35 per person, with an option for a $10 mule cocktail add on. Mule cocktails include a choice of the Classic Mule, Mezcal Mule or Mexi-Mule, all of which are available on the standard menu for $12 each if ordered separately from the prix-fixe offering.

Ghostbar
Perched 55 floors above the Las Vegas Strip, Ghostbar is the perfect setting to take in the world-famous views of the electrifying fireworks show when the clock strikes midnight. DJs OB One and Mark Stylz will be playing today’s top hits as partygoers celebrate on the club’s oversized patio. General admission prices begin at $100, while hosted bar packages start at $200 and include Absolut Vodka, Captain Morgan, Jameson, house champagne and Bud Light from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Those looking to splurge can toast to 2016 with a group of friends by reserving an intimate booth for the evening.

New Year’s Eve Cruise
The La Contessa Yacht will set sail at 11 p.m. for a 75-minute cruise around Lake Las Vegas and viewing of the New Year’s Eve fireworks show at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21) and include a complimentary flute of champagne.  A cash bar will be available. The yacht will depart from the Lake Las Vegas Marina, 10 Costa Di Lago.

Join Double Barrel Roadhouse as the authentic all-American hotspot rings in 2016 with a cowboy-themed celebration featuring live music from local favorite Crossroad South. Additionally, Double Barrel is offering a complimentary glass of champagne or shot of whiskey at midnight, perfect for toasting to the New Year. Tickets for the cowboy-themed fête are on sale and pricing begins at $50 for general admission plus applicable fees. Table packages are also available and pricing begins at $100 per person.
 
Hard Rock
The Center Bar at the Hard Rock hotel-casino will offer guests free entry, varying hourly shot specials, a free champagne toast at midnight and complimentary New Year’s Eve party favors.
 
Breathe Pool at the Hard Rock is hosting a fireworks viewing party on New Year's Eve. Perched right above Nirvana Pool, Breathe Pool is an exclusive yet sophisticated environment that is comprised of two secluded pool areas overlooking the glittering span of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests will enjoy free entry, a cash bar and unobstructed panoramic views of the Strip’s spectacular firework display from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
 
The party goes all night with DJs Mark Mac and Sam I Am spinning tunes into the New Year.
Lounge packages: $150 general admission; $300 VIP general admission
Both options include Open Bar
$150 GA, open bar, 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
$300 VIP, open bar, 9 p.m.-closing
Dinner packages: 6 p.m. seating $175 6 p.m.; 9 p.m. seating $350
For more details or to make reservations: 702-632-7631.
 
Ring in the new year from 550 feet above Las Vegas on  the world’s tallest observation wheel. The wheel will offer views of the city from 28 glass-enclosed cabins, each accommodating up to 25 guests with a full bar and a Champagne toast. A private cabin overlooking the Strip starts at $6,250 and includes priority boarding, a full premium open bar and a special Champagne toast at midnight. Individual tickets start at $250 per person for one of the lower cabins with a full bar and a Champagne toast.
 
Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at The Ice Rink’s New Year’s Eve party, which will feature music selections by DJ Yo Yolie, curated cocktails, seasonal food offerings and breathtaking views of the midnight fireworks. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $20, and regular priced tickets are $30.
 
On New Year’s Eve, DJ Konflikt will deliver a dynamic DJ set to the energetic crowd as the sleek nightspot rings in 2016 with a roaring Gatsby-themed party sponsored by Dom Perignon. Following the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve countdown, revelers will toast to an unforgettable year as the club continues to bump while fireworks blast over the famed Fountains of Bellagio.
 
Three separate tickets to choose from. Prices start at $150 and includes hors d'oevres and a champagne toast at midnight. Call 702-697-2512.
 
This year you can, at Minus5 Ice Bar as they celebrate the time zones and engage in a champagne toast every hour. Each hour, starting at 11:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, Minus5 will countdown the New Year in a different time zone. In addition to entry ($19-$75, depending on package), guests will receive a token to exchange for their toast. This special event is valid at both The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo locations.
 
PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood and Rockhouse in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/The Palazzo will be the ultimate spots to party on Dec. 31. With open bar packages and table options, there will be something for everyone at both venues. Tickets for the evening include an open bar that will be valid from 9 p.m. to midnight. The ticket prices for Rockhouse’s event are $50 and $75, not $75 and $100. 
 
50% off drinks, pizzas and select appetizers from Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. until Jan. 1 at 5 a.m.
 
Perched atop Delano Las Vegas, Rivea+ boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unhindered 180-degree views of the entirety of the Las Vegas Strip, the perfect vantage point to witness the dazzling fireworks display.
 
To accompany the enviable view, Executive Chef Bruno Riou has prepared a special five course tasting menu highlighting the best of the French and Italian Rivieras. While reveling in the musical ambiance provided by a private DJ, guests can indulge in a customized bar, then toast to 2016 with magnum bottles of champagne and elegant party favors. This extravagant, private soiree can be reserved for $50,000 to accommodate up to 30 guests.
 
Rí Rá Las Vegas invites guests to kick off their New Year’s Eve celebration early by toasting to the arrival of the Irish New Year at 4 p.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 31.
 
At 4 p.m., Rí Rá will lead guests in a pub-wide celebratory toast as Ireland enters 2016. At 8:45 p.m., Irish duo The Black Donnellys will keep the party rocking when they kick off a live performance. In addition to ringing in the Irish New Year, the pub will make a second toast at midnight to commemorate the Las Vegas New Year.
 
During the party, Rí Rá will feature special menu items, including Shrimp Francesca ($10.95), Beef Wellington ($29.95), Lemon Chicken with Saffron Rice ($22.95) and Prime Rib Carvery ($24.95). Guests may also enjoy the pub’s Gold Whiskey Flight ($16), a specialty tasting of four half-ounce servings of fine whiskeys including Jameson Whiskey, Bushmills Whiskey, Redbreast and John Powers. The pub’s New Year’s Eve party is free and open to the public.
 

Silverton
Attendees will enjoy all-you-can-drink domestic draft, well cocktails and house wine for $25, $35 day of the event from 7– 10 p.m. at any casino bar on New Year's Eve. DJ R.O.B. will start the part at 10 p.m. inside Veil Pavilion.

In addition, the Twin Creeks Steakhouse will offer a 4-course dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve for $55. Menu highlights include Oysters Rockefeller, King Crab and shrimp cocktail, choise of ribs, skirt steak or Asian steamed buns, morel and wild mushroom soup. mixed greens salad with duck confit, choice of classic lobster thermidor, pan-seared rib-eye or a beef tenderloin filet, and dessert.

Seasons Buffet will also offer a special buffet to ring in the new year with complimentary bottomless champagne. Cost is $22.99 with player's card or $25.99.

 
The Spazmatics will take over South Point Hotel’s Exhibit Hall B on New Year’s Eve for the best '80s dance party in Las Vegas to welcome 2016. Tickets include an open bar, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.
 
Gregg Austin & More will perform in the showroom. There will be party favors and a champagne toast. Michael Cavanaugh will perform in the ballroom. There will be an open bar, a four-course dinner and dancing.
 
Watch the fireworks aboard a helicopter to bring in 2016. Sundance Helicopters is offering an experience that includes a limousine pickup and private New Year's Eve party in the terminal. $499 per person. To book this tour, call 702-736-0606.
 
The World Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, where country lives in Las Vegas, is ringing in the new year with a special performance by Kane Brown on Thursday, December 31. Tickets are priced at $65 and include one free drink and party favors. At midnight there will be a free champagne toast and a balloon drop with up to $500 in cash. 
 
CELEBRITY NIGHTCLUB APPEARANCES 
 
Tao at Venetian - Snoop Dogg
Lavo at Palazzo - DJ Khaled
XS at Encore - Alesso
Surrender at Encore - Diplo
The Bank at Bellagio: Glitz and Glamour NYE Gala with DJ Shift
1 OAK at The Mirage: Scott Disick
Ghostbar at the Palms - DJs OB One and Mark Stylz
Hyde Bellagio - Gatsby-themed party with DJ Konflikt
LAX at Luxor: DJ Reach and Nina Sky
Drai's at The Cromwell - Nicki Minaj
Omnia at Caesars Palace - Calvin Harris
Light at Mandalay Bay - J. Cole
Hakkasan at MGM Grand - Tiësto
Marquee at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Fetty Wap
Foxtail at SLS - Nick Jonas
Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock - Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy
 
RESTAURANTS
 
Andiamo Italian Steakhouse
The NYE menu at Andiamo inside D Las Vegas will feature a seafood appetizer platter featuring caviar, oyster, lob, crab and shrimp for $100 or BBQ shrimp, seafood crepe, 1/2 lobster thermadore, porchetta, roasted seasonal root vegetables, twice baked potatoe, and desert for $90.
 
Downtown Summerlin’s popular neighborhood steakhouse Andiron Steak & Sea, is the place to be to ring in New Year’s Eve this year. Prix fixe menu is available for $95 per person with an optional $39 beverage pairing or $99 all-you-can-drink Perrier-Jouet pairing.  Reservations are highly recommended. 
 
Ron’s Steakhouse
Dec. 31: 4 – 10 p.m.
A three-course meal including a choice of soup or salad and served with a juicy 6oz. filet mignon and half a pound of melt-in-your-mouth crab legs, paired with Ron’s garlic mashed potatoes and crispy asparagus with a decadent New York cheesecake topped in a classic strawberry sauce for dessert. Available for $69 for ace | PLAY card members and $76.66 for non-members.
 
Avoid The Strip this New Year's Eve and enjoy a prix fixe three course dinner for two for $89 at CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar at Downtown Summerlin. Choice of starter includes bronzed scallops, coffee and pepper crusted petite tender, lobster bisque or aromatic beet salad. Entree choices are chicken cordon bleu, grilled salmon and shrimp duo, New York strip or blackened ahi tuna. Finish off with a dessert of tres leches cake or chocolate layer cake to complete your New Year's dinner.
 
Brio Tuscan Grille (BRIO) is ringing in the new year with a weekend- long celebration featuring an enticing three-course prix fixe meal complete with scrumptious seafood and surf and turf entrées. The countdown to 2016 takes place on New Year’s Eve, but the celebration continues through Jan. 2 as the Italian restaurant offers diners a memorable meal, which includes their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Guests can toast to the new year in style with a specialty glass of chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, which were selected specifically to pair with the holiday menu and are available for an additional $11.95.
 
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is ringing in the new year with a weekend- long celebration featuring two, enticing three-course prix fixe meals complete with scrumptious seafood and surf and turf entrées. The countdown to 2016 takes place on New Year’s Eve, but the celebration continues through Jan. 2 as the Italian restaurant offers diners a memorable meal, which includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Guests can toast to the new year in style with a specialty glass of chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, which were selected specifically to pair with the holiday menus and are available for an additional $11.95.
 
Lorraine Hunt Hunt-Bomo at 9 p.m. with Lisa Gay and The Tony Drake Band. Seating starts at 8:30 p.m.
Prix Fixe three cousin dinner. $99 per person.
 
The D-Grill at D Las Vegas will offer a mixed green salad, 14 oz. ribeye, stuffed baked potatoes, asparagus, dinner roll and apple or cherry pie for $30.
 
• (6) Course Price Fix Dinner ($95 plus sales tax and 18% gratuity per person) 
• Appetizers/Fireworks Pkg ($45 per person, plus sales tax and 18% gratuity) 
• Appetizers/Fireworks Event Purchased with Dinner, Bundle Price ($120, plus sales tax and 18% gratuity)
 
d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar
Toast to 2016 at d.vino with a complimentary glass of prosecco, then enjoy a chilled oyster amuse bouche with limoncello-mignonette, caviar; red quinoa salad with arugula, shaved fennel, roasted beets, feta cheese and pomegranate dressing; lobster bisque soup with jumbo lump crabmeat and basil oil; tiramisu cheesecake with ladyfingers crust, mascarpone and espresso coffee filling, cocoa powder, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Open 4 to 11 p.m. $95 per guest plus tax and service fee.
 

Honey Salt

Honey Salt (1031 S. Rampart Drive Las Vegas), ends 2015 with a fantastic celebration that would make the staff at Sterling Cooper Drape Pryce proud. Featuring vintage craft cocktails, a four-course dinner and champagne toast,  Honey Salt’s “Mad Men” New Year’s Eve Celebration kicks off at 8:30 p.m. and continues to ring in 2016. The stylish soiree is $75 per person with a $30 optional wine pairing or $35 for bottomless champagne. 
 
Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop has got everyone covered when it comes to a splendid holiday feast. On New Year’s Day (January 1) from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the restaurant will have the following appetizers and entrees on their holiday menu.
 
HEXX kitchen | bar | chocolate at Paris Las Vegas will be celebrating with a New Year’s Eve prime rib special and a Strip-side patio soirée. Prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Piekarski, HEXX will offer a 36-ounce prime rib, topped with crab meat and hollandaise sauce and served with truffle mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. The feast will be presented on an oversized platter for two and will be priced at $150.
 
Reservations from 5:30 – 11 p.m.
Enjoy a last meal of 2015 at N9NE Steakhouse, an award-winning contemporary American steakhouse and one of Las Vegas’ most popular celebrity dining hot spots. Known for USDA prime aged beef selections and fresh seafood, this New Year’s Eve Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake’s specials include Florida stone crab with mustard dipping sauce, white truffle risotto and minced chives for $48, three-pound Maine lobster with New England cracker gratin for $99, and a 16-ounce veal porterhouse “Oscar Style” with asparagus, king crab, cabernet sauce and béarnaise for $69. Additionally, diners indulging in one of N9NE’s signature steaks can add sautéed foie gras or roasted shallots with red wine vinegar and natural sauce for $34. Guests will also want to take advantage of the impressive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails for the perfect libations to cheers at midnight.
 
- Lobster bisque served with tarragon crème fraiche.
- Grilled filet mignon with jumbo lump crab or oven roasted Chilean sea bass on a bed of truffle mashed potatoes.
- Chocolate decadence.
 
The menu will be available for $54.95 per person from 5 to 10 p.m.
 
Tacos & Tequila (T&T), located inside Luxor Hotel and Casino, is partnering with FANTASY, the hotel’s tantalizing adult revue, to welcome 2016 with an east coast countdown and special dinner and show package.
Guests can enjoy a package that includes dinner and one ticket to the sultry FANTASY show at 9 p.m., priced at $70 per person. In addition to this New Year’s Eve dinner package, T&T will be one of the first to celebrate 2016 on the Las Vegas Strip by offering a complimentary shot of Jose Cuervo tequila to all guests, aged 21 and over, when the clock strikes midnight on the east coast.
 
Triple George Grill is inviting guests down to their swanky Sidebar room for some prohibition-themed cocktails, late night entertainment and bites. From New Year’s Eve- Thursday, December 31 through Sunday, January 3, this late night option will have nightly specials for those 21 and over to enjoy from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. On New Years Eve patrons will receive a special performance from Steven Godla.
 
Andrea’s
Chef Joseph Elevado offers a prix fixe menu featuring a white truffle, smoke sudachi, tomato and Japanese eggplant stew; sushi showcasing Maine lobster konnyaku with caviar, king mackerel battera, and toro zuke; king crab tempura with an uni brown butter and yuzu aioli; and Snake River Farms Wagyu tenderloin with black truffle potato pave, tofu-foie gras sauce and sweet soy. Celebrate with a dessert of coffee semifreddo with caramel crunch and mandarin sauce. The prix fixe menu is priced at $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Gala seating is at 9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. and will include a DJ and dancing as well as a complimentary Champagne toast.
 
First, the restaurant will have a dinner service from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s Rodizio Sterling menu (21 types of meats, gourmet salad bar and sides, all-you-can-eat) for $49.99. Then, Via Brasil’s New Year’s Eve Party begins at 9:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy dinner, and then the salad bar will transform into a dessert bar. There will be a DJ, dancing and champagne toast for all guests. Reservations can be made for New Year’s Eve by calling the restaurant at 702.804.1400.
 
CONCERTS 
 
Maroon 5
Mandalay Bay
 
Celine Dion 
Caesars Palace
 
Britney Spears
Planet Hollywood
 
Plain White T's 
SLS Las Vegas
 
Bruno Mars
The Cosmopolitan
 
Carly Rae Jepson
The Venetian
 

TRANSPORTATION

Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail will remain open and running around the clock from 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve continuously through New Year’s Day, closing as usual at 3 a.m. on January 2, 2016 to accommodate revelers throughout the night. Locals can purchase $1 one-way local tickets on New Year’s Eve from any Monorail ticket office, which will stay open until 11 p.m. that night. Locals must present a local ID to receive the discount. The Monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ and SLS Las Vegas. Two more stations are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino. SLS Las Vegas, the northernmost stop of the Monorail, has free parking during New Year’s Eve at the porte cochere entrance just south of the intersection of Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue. Locals and visitors alike can start their celebration at one of SLS’ many dining or entertainment venues and use the Monorail to travel the busy Las Vegas Strip.

RTC transit system
RTC will operate on an alternate schedule for New Year's Eve and Day. There will be free rides for all passengers from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day. This includes the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) and the Centennial Express (CX) which will run approximately every 20 minutes to and from downtown from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Riders should note that extensive transit detours will be in place on New Year’s Eve due to celebrations on the Las Vegas Strip.

Park and ride facilities are located at 6675 S. Gilespi St. just south of the airport, 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway in Centennial Hills; and 25 S. Durango Drive, next to Summerlin Parkway.

Tipsy Tows for motorcycle riders
Hog Hauling Motorcycle Towing, a fully credentialed and insured motorcycle towing company, will offer motorcyclists a tipsy tow and ride home. All towing services beginning at 6 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and 6 am on Friday, January 1, 2016 will be paid for by our sponsors, Legal Ride - Damon Schuetze. Call 702-586-0536 for a free ride home with your bike.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

South and northbound Interstate 15 on-ramps and off-ramps will be closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 at Spring Mountain Road, Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue. However, motorists can still enter and exit I-15 at Sahara and at Russell Road. Vehicle access will also be restricted at the following locations:

• Las Vegas Boulevard northbound at Mandalay Bay.
• Las Vegas Boulevard southbound at Sahara.
• Tropicana Avenue westbound at Koval Lane.
• Tropicana Avenue eastbound at Industrial/Dean Martin Drive
• Flamingo Road eastbound at Valley View Boulevard
• The right lane on Sahara eastbound at I-15 will have one lane closed to allow a dedicated turn lane from the off-ramp at I-15 northbound to Sahara eastbound.

Ramp restrictions will be lifted between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2016, or at the discretion of the Joint Operations Center in the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST). Escalators at Tropicana and the Strip will be shut down from 2 p.m., Dec. 31 to 2 a.m., Jan. 1. Visitors are encouraged to use the stairs or the elevators. Prior to midnight, all stairs and escalators will be barricaded and elevators will be stopped as bridge access will be restricted to pedestrians. For current road information go to: www.nvroads.com

 
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