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Sure, New York has the ball. But if you really want to have a ball, and an unforgettable New Year’s Eve, only Vegas has what it takes. Here are 10 ways you can bring in the new year the Vegas way.

New Views. New Year.
Las Vegas is known for its incredible shows. So, it shouldn’t surprise you that the city takes center stage with a jaw-dropping display of pyrotechnics on New Year’s Eve. To get the best view, you’ve got to get creative. Here’s how:


 The High Roller
Picture yourself floating through the air in a spherical, Italian, handcrafted glass cabin as fireworks go off in the distance. It’s got to be one of the best seats in town for the show, and with good reason − The High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Sundance Helicopters
OK, this time, you’re really flying through the air. Talk about a new perspective for a new year. A limousine will pick you up and take you to your helicopter, where you’ll fly over the scenic Las Vegas Strip as fireworks go off below. And yes, there will be champagne.


The Top of the World
Take it all in from the top of the world. The Top of the World restaurant, that is. The spot where you can get 360-degree views of the Strip, the party and the fireworks show.


The Ice Rink
It’s a tale of fire and ice that will rival anything that Game of Thrones has in store. Get your tickets for The Cosmopolitan’s New Year’s Eve fireworks viewing party at The Ice Rink, featuring an open bar, live DJ and ice skating.

Dance in the New Year.
If you’d rather spend bring in the new year dancing, Vegas has you covered. World-renowned acts, chart toppers − this city has it all. And you can take your pick. Just be sure you make it quick, because tickets are selling fast.  


Calvin Harris
How deep is your love for Calvin Harris? Is it deep enough to dance in the new year as he spins hits from his latest FUNK WAV BOUNCES VOL 1 and others? If you answered yes, you can find tickets here.

America’s Party Downtown – New Year’s Eve at Fremont Street Experience
Twelve bands (including Las Vegas’ own, The Killers), four stages, pyrotechnics, surprises galore, and one incredible New Year’s Eve. It’s even hosted by the mayor, Carolyn Goodman. You can even literally fly into the party on the SlotZilla zip line. Take your New Year’s celebration to a new level downtown.


Come shake your money maker as the clock strikes midnight and see Christopher Bridges (you probably know him as Ludacris) rock the mic at the Light nightclub. Doors open at 9. Open bar until 11.


Gucci Mane’s New Year’s Eve 2018
Hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and Gucci Mane himself. Sounds like an incredible way to bring in the new year. But if that doesn’t move you, the bass will. Come raise a glass of complimentary champagne and dance to hits like “I Get the Bag,” “Both” and “Met Gala.”


Last Meal of 2017
Make your last moments of 2017 delicious through an array of tastes and flavors from all over the world, available all along the Strip. When it comes to fine dining, you’ve got choices. Here are two that would make a fitting last meal of 2017.


Send 2017 out the right way with the New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu at Momofuku Las Vegas. Make your reservation for either 7 or 9 p.m. The menu changes, depending on what time you choose. Either way, you’ll be taken care of. Just make sure to take a picture, because you’ll want to remember the best meal of 2017.

Giada De Laurentiis
Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat less indulgently. If that’s the case, this is your last chance to go all out. And what better way to go all out than at De Laurentiis’ first-ever restaurant, Giada? It’s Italian cuisine with refreshing Californian influences, and the view of the Bellagio fountains will take your breath away.


It’s a pretty solid list, but there’s so much more to do and see, so don’t stop there. Be sure to check out our other articles for incredible experiences that you can only have in fabulous Las Vegas. Here’s hoping for a happy new year. And just as a friendly reminder, you will want to get to the Strip early because it closes down at around 6 p.m. for the party.