There really is nothing like New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. From exclusive performances by the year’s top chart toppers to DJ sets from the world’s biggest names, Las Vegas truly shines as the Entertainment Capital of the World on Dec. 31.
With an electrifying fireworks display, the Strip and Fremont Street Experience filled with revelers, lavish celebrations, spectacular bottle service presentations and epic themed parties — those that can truly happen only in Vegas— this is the ideal destination for welcoming 2022.
So, as the song goes, “What Are You Doing … New Year’s Eve?” Here are some of the most anticipated year-end celebrations going on around the destination.
Hear pop star Katy Perry “Roar” as she takes the stage for her brand-new residency at Resorts World Las Vegas, opening just days before the countdown to 2022. Catch her New Year’s Eve performance at the Strip’s newest resort and you’ll be talking about “Last Friday Night” all week — or year — long!
Multitalented entertainer Usher is back for a year-end installment of his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. A true triple threat, the mesmerizing dancer/actor/singer isn’t just good on his feet, he gets the audience on theirs, too! There’s only one thing to say to this NYE ticket: “Yeah!”
Fremont Street Experience
We might be ringing in 2022, but Fremont Street Experience is turning back the clock for its NYE party. The Downtown Las Vegas attraction’s ’80s and ’90s Dance Party Celebration features performances by Vanilla Ice, Village People, Bobby Brown and Tone Loc. Now, the important question: Are you rocking flannel or leg warmers?
David Lee Roth
“Jump” to it and ring in the new year with a bona fide rock star at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth kicks off his House of Blues Las Vegas residency NYE, playing from a catalog of memorable tracks including “Panama” and “California Girls.”
Broadway fans can close out 2021 with an evening at the theater, as The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has something special in store for New Year’s Eve! Known for originating the role of Glinda in Wicked on the Great White Way, Kristin Chenoweth spends New Year’s Eve singing songs from her latest For the Girls album and is sure to dazzle on the Reynolds Hall stage.
Countdown to 2022 with everyone’s favorite flute-playing, dance-move-busting recording artist, as Lizzo is bringing her chart-topping tunes to The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop diva will put on one memorable, one-night-only performance, so the FOMO is real!
New Year’s Eve is all about building the hype to that final countdown moment of the year, and if anyone knows how to bring some party-hearty energy, it’s Lil Jon! Find the iconic DJ and rapper behind the booth at JEWEL Nightclub, counting down to 2022 at ARIA Resort & Casino.
Toast to 2022 atop Circa Las Vegas, the tallest building in Downtown Las Vegas, for Legacy Club’s Sky High New Year’s Eve Celebration. Guests can sip on specialty cocktails, warm up by the fire pits (reservations available), and enjoy ideal views of the fireworks
Multiplatinum DJ duo The Chainsmokers say farewell to 2021 with a set at XS Nightclub inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Dance the night away at the poolside nightspot to the Wynn residents’ poppy EDM beats — with so many chart-toppers, you’ll be singing along right into 2022!
The Ice Rink
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas overlooks the center of the Strip, making it a perfect spot to watch the midnight fireworks display. Before watching the night sky come alive, cozy up to a fire pit (reservations available) and enjoy a tasty, festive beverage!
Soulful showman Bruno Mars is sure to bring some extra “24K Magic” to Dolby Live this New Year’s Eve as the pop star is back for a New Year’s Eve installment of his resident show. Expect some smooth dance moves, equally as suave stage banter, and silky vocals from the GRAMMY Award-winning entertainer.
Speaking of the ’80s, ring in the new year with one of the decade’s most beloved bands as The Go-Go’s play The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for NYE. Just don’t sing too loudly during favorites like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Our Sealed” — or do! It’s New Year’s Eve!
We have some time to wait until Burning Man, but revelers can find that playa vibe at AREA15 this New Year’s Eve. An immersive and sensory experience, Playa Playground features five playa-style “sound camps,” six art-car stages, interactive art installations, food trucks, games, carnival rides and more.
The Mob Museum
The Roaring Twenties are back again, and The Mob Museum is celebrating in style. Its New Year’s Eve Party in the Underground, the museum’s speakeasy and distillery, promises Prohibition-inspired cocktails, live jazz and cabaret entertainment, plus some serious Great Gatsby vibes.
In addition to fantastic views for the fireworks show, revelers at Drai’s Nightclub this NYE can also enjoy an electrifying performance by hip-hop icon Rick Ross. Expect a memorable mix of the emcee’s hits and collabs when he takes the stage at The Cromwell.
Steve Aoki sets the musical tone for 2022, supplying the soundtrack for OMNIA Nightclub’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Consistently ranked one of the world’s top DJs, there’s no doubt he’ll have clubgoers dancing under the Caesars Palace Las Vegas nightspot’s chandelier all night long.
SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas rings in 2022 with a resortwide celebration featuring live music, Instagram-worthy moments, and surprise entertainment throughout the evening. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail and raise a glass at midnight, when guests can take in views of the Strip fireworks from SAHARA’s Azilo Ultra Pool.
Pop rock band Maroon 5 rings in 2022 at The Chelsea, marking the band’s 10th New Year’s Eve show in Las Vegas. Just think of all the “Memories” you and Adam Levine and his crew will make at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this year!
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
How about kicking off 2022 over 100 stories in the air? The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod is putting one truly elevated celebration in its SkyPod, offering partygoers incredible views of the Las Vegas Valley. Watch the night sky ignite in style and bid cheers to the new year!
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Feeling lucky this NYE? Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa says farewell to 2021 with a New Year’s Eve Glitter Bingo Party. And when the game is over, continue the revelry at the New Year’s Eve Countdown at Merry Crimson!
Las Vegas Monorail
Wherever you end up on NYE in Las Vegas, know you can safely and conveniently get there with the Las Vegas Monorail. As the only motorized form of transportation available on the Strip on New Year’s Eve, the Monorail has announced extended hours of operation for the end-of-year celebration.
The Las Vegas Monorail will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31 through the entire New Year’s Day and until 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, for a total of 44 straight hours. Regularly priced tickets are $5 for a single ride, with unlimited-ride passes available for 24 hours, two days, three days and more beginning at $13. Tickets can be purchased here.
With so many options, there’s something for everyone this New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Start planning your epic night out — the last of 2021 — now. In addition to these exciting entertainment options, don’t forget to find a fabulous restaurant for that final 2021 feast and book a spa treatment for a New Year’s Day refresh!