Locals looking for New Year’s Eve festivities need not venture onto the Strip. View staff members compiled a list of plenty of activities throughout the Las Vegas Valley for revelers hoping to avoid the crowds of tourists. Most activities are limited to adults 21 or older unless otherwise noted.
Red Rock Resort
Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a Toast the East Coast event with free drinks for women from 8 to 9 p.m. Dec. 31 in the Lobby Bar. It will be followed by the New York City ball drop on the TVs behind the bar.
The former nightclub Cherry is set to reopen to the public for one night of celebrations to ring in the New Year, featuring DJ G Squared. The cost is $20 for general admission and includes a champagne toast, party favors and hats. Doors are set to open at 10 p.m.
Rocks Lounge plans to feature live music by Elvis Monroe, with doors set to open at 9 p.m., and the show set from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover is $20.
VIP and table reservations are available for Cherry and Rocks Lounge, ranging from $450 for four people to $1,500 for 10 people and include bottle service, dessert selections and VIP seating/booths. For more information, call 702-797-7517.
A cosmic bowling party is planned at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Bowling packages are available from 9 p.m. to midnight, starting at $17.50 per person for all ages.
New Year’s at Noon is set for 11:30 a.m. in the Suncoast Showroom, featuring celebrated local entertainers Mark Giovi, Genevieve Dew and Mark Bennick. Tickets start at $15.95 and include a champagne toast. Vegas Super Band is set to perform in the Showroom at 10 p.m. Tickets are $29.95, including a champagne toast and balloon drop. For more information, call 702-636-7400.
From Henderson to Summerlin, Remedy’s, Elixir and Distill (RED) invite Las Vegans to “ditch the strip” and celebrate at any one of five neighborhood establishments. New Year’s Eve parties at all locations will start at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 and are free to all patrons (must be 21 or older with valid ID). Guests can enjoy laughter, friends and fun with live music, dancing, drink specials, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Distill Summerlin is at 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. For more information, visit remedystavern.com, elixirlounge.net or distillbar.com.
The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to have princess characters skating and taking photos with kids from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 31, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 1 and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 3, 10 and 17. DJ at Rock Rink is planned for New Year’s Eve, with music and lights from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 31, as well as from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Skating is $15, including skate rental. The rink is on the northwest side of Downtown Summerlin off Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Call 702-832-1000 or visit downtownsummerlin.com.
New Year’s Eve at CrossFit RA is planned for 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at CrossFit RA, 7091 W. Craig Road, Suite 102.
Workout to end 2014 with a bang. Bring along clothes to change into for the rest of activities set to include games, a raffle, and BYOB if you’d like to toast in 2015 at midnight. A New Year’s fitness resolution wall decorating is also planned to outline fitness goals for the new year. The event is free for members, $10 for nonmembers.
Sign up on the Facebook event page under CrossFit Raw Appeal or call the gym at 702-489-9800.
Lake Las Vegas
The Village at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Strada di Villaggio, is set to celebrate with live music starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and a midnight firework display. Admission is free to partygoers of all ages. For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.
Kids can jump their way into 2015 at BounceU of Henderson, 1000 N. Stephanie Place. Children from 3 to 13 are invited to the Parent’s Night Out party from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. The cost is $35 for the first child and $31 for each additional sibling. Reservations are required. To save a spot, call 702-735-5867.
The M Resort
JAMM is set to perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at Ravello at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Doors open at 8 p.m., and entry costs $20. Tables and bottle service are available.
The resort also offers free performances by DJ Sandman from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the M Bar; DJ P-NUT from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Hostile Grape; and Phat Strad from 9 p.m. to 12:40 a.m. on the casino floor.
For more information, visit themresort.com or call 702-797-1886.
Green Valley Ranch Resort
Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, plans a performance by DJ CB Shaw at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Lobby bar. Admission is free from 5 to 7 p.m., and $20 for men and $10 for women after 7 p.m. Entry includes a hat, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Party packages and VIP tables are also available.
DJ Andrew B is also set to entertain partygoers from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Drop Bar. Admission is $20 for men and $10 for women and includes a hat, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Party packages and VIP tables are also available.
For more information, visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com/entertainment or call 702-617-6800.
Peter Love is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at Rosalita’s at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Performances by Ryan Whyte Maloney and Cali Tucker are set for 10 p.m. at the Gaudi Bar. DJ Lee Orchard plans to lead partygoers into the New Year at 11 p.m. at Club Madrid. All performances are free.
All ages are welcome at a New Year’s Eve bowling night scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center. Participants are scheduled to receive three hours of bowling and shoe rental, a large single-topping pizza, soft drinks and party favors for $110 for five people. The price increases to $140 on Dec. 31.
For more information, visit sunsetstation.sclv.com/entertainment or call 702-547-7467.
The Fiesta Henderson
The Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans performances by Blue String Theory at 9 p.m. at the Coco Lounge and Josh LaCount at 10 p.m. at Cervesa Cantina. Admission is free. For more information, visit fiestahenderson.sclv.com/entertainment.
The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to entertain partygoers with dinner and a live performance by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers at 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Dinner is scheduled for 9 p.m., and the performance is set for 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $179 and include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
For those who can’t make it to midnight, The Alley Cats plan to host a New Year’s at Noon performance at noon in the Showroom. Tickets are $19 and include party favors and a champagne toast.
The SPAZMATICS plans to perform music from the ’80s from 10:15 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall B. Tickets cost $69 and include an open bar, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.
Gregg Austin is set to perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Showroom. Tickets cost $49 and include two drinks, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Additional free performances include Wes Winters from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grandview Lounge, followed by a “Peace, Love and Rock and Roll” show from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
For more information, visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment or call 702-796-7111.
NORTHWEST AND NORTH LAS VEGAS AREAS
New Year’s Eve 2014 with DW3 featuring Elan Trotman is scheduled at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $42.50 and include a midnight champagne toast and party favors. For more information, call 702-692-7777 or visit aliantegaming.com.
NYE 2014 at ETA Lounge is planned at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The event is set to include a live deejay, go-go dancers, drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Admission is $10. For more information, call 702-692-7777 or visit aliantegaming.com.
New Year’s Eve Show Greased: A Tribute To The Music Of Grease is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets cost $30.35.
New Year’s Eve with Darrin Michaels is set at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free.
New Year’s Eve with Crossfire is planned at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at South Padre Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free.
For more information, call 702-631-1000 or visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Santa Fe Station
An all-ages New Year’s Eve Cosmic Carnival is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the bowling center inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $35 per person and includes party favors, food and soft drinks. For more information, call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.
New Year’s Eve at R&S Lounge featuring Tony Venniro is set from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the R&S Lounge inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.
New Year’s Eve at 4949 is planned from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the 4949 Lounge inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $10 and includes party favors and a champagne toast. For more information, call 702-290-4675 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.
New Year’s Eve with Bee Gees Gold is scheduled at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $23.70 and include party favors and a champagne toast. For more information, call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.
A New Year’s Eve Party is set at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Revolver Saloon at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $25 and includes a champagne toast, two free drinks and party favors. For more information, call 702-515-4390 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.
A New Year’s Eve Party is planned from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Cabo Lounge inside Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-631-7000 or visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.^
DOWNTOWN, PARADISE AND WHITNEY AREAS
Skaters of all ages are welcome at the New Year’s Eve Skating Party scheduled from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Crystal Palace Skating Center’s 4680 Boulder Highway location. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. Admission is $17, which includes hats and horns. for more information, visit skatevegas.com or call 702-458-7107.
All ages are welcome at Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve with special guests Laura Osnes and Jessica Sanchez scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $49 to $199. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Neon New Year’s III: Underground Circus is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Dec. 31 at a location 1 mile from the New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, that is set to be announced Dec. 30. The event is slated to include underground music, disc jockeys and a live electronic music performance by Soul in the Machine. The promoters have promised to deliver an “ultra-violet reality where you will see animals, acrobatics and fascinating creatures of the circus that will astound every emotion in your being.” Tickets for the 21-or-older event include an open bar and are $45 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/nyecircus.
The Bunkhouse Loves You! New Year’s Eve Bash for locals is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Bunkhouse, 124 S. 11th St. Music is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and feature local bands Crazy Chief, Rusty Maples, Same Sex Mary and Mercy Music. The event is free, and attendees must be 21 or older. visit bunkhousedowntown.com or call 702-854-1414.
A New Year’s Eve celebration is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The event is set to kick off with no-host cocktails at 7 p.m. A buffet is set to start at 8 p.m. and music and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Genevieve, Mark Giovi and Carmine Mandia are scheduled to perform. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.
Downtown Countdown and TributePalooza are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.Dec. 31 at the Fremont Street Experience. The event is set to include 13 tribute bands, including Fan Halen, Led Zepagain and the Red Not Chili Peppers. Fireworks are scheduled at midnight. Tickets are $30 online by Dec. 26 and $40 afterward. Visit tinyurl.com/fexnye.
A Noon Year’s Eve event for all ages is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Planned activities include an inflatable slide and rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A disc jockey from 98.5 KLUC-FM is set to mix music for a dance party. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
A free dance party featuring local country rock band Against the Grain is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. A complimentary champagne toast and party favors are planned at midnight.
Music by Reflection is scheduled at 10 p.m. at Kixx Bar.
Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
A New Year’s Eve party with the Original Stone City Band is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Other performers include In-A-Fect and Phillip Ingram and Eddie Fluellen of Switch. Tickets start at $83. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
New Year’s Eve with Phoenix is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Eastside Events Center inside the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $40.
Next Movement is scheduled to perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m in Marilyn’s Lounge. Tickets are $10.
Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 702- 856-5300.
The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., plans a New Year’s Eve party at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets start at $75, which includes hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a champagne toast and party favors. Visit orleanscasino.com.
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, plans to ring in the new year at 10 p.m. Dec. 31, with tickets starting at $50 and including an open bar, appetizers, a champagne toast and party favors. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.
A New Year’s Eve celebration is planned from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Silverton 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $30 at the door and include an open bar and entry to a party set for 10 p.m. at the Veil Pavilion. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
The Ghostbar inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, is slated to celebrate 2015 at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets cost $150. Visit ghostbar.com.
Guests of all ages are invited to ring in 2015 on East Coast time with a Time Square West countdown to 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The holiday attraction is set to open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $11 for adults and $9 for children with additonal charges for attraction rides. For more information, visit opportunityvillage.org/magical-forest or call 702-259-3741.