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New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas still has fireworks, events

Updated December 30, 2020 - 12:47 pm

While the Strip will be without fireworks on New Year’s Eve, the Plaza plans to light up the night in downtown Las Vegas. A few venues around the Las Vegas Valley will also be hosting parties with Champagne toasts and table and bottle packages. Here is a list of some year-end events saying goodbye to 2020.


“Illuminate 2021” at the entertainment, event and art complex starting at 8 p.m. at 3215 S. Rancho Drive. Ticket packages include a Champagne toast at midnight, appetizers from The Beast by Todd English and unlimited access to a selection of Area15’s experiences and activations. General admission is $300 for two people or $600 for four people and includes a private, socially distanced table with one bottle of premium vodka and mixers in either Area15 Spine or the second floor mezzanine (tables of two receive a half a bottle of vodka). VIP packages are $1,000 for four people and include a private lounge table inside the Portal, one bottle of premium vodka with mixers, one bottle of premium tequila and bottles of water. The event also features roaming entertainment, music, an intention setting ceremony, prizes for most visually creative costumes and more. Reservations are required; space is limited. area15.com/events

Caesars Palace

Guests at Alto Bar ring in 2021 with bottle service for two to four guests from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Vista Cocktail Lounge will also offer bottle service packages. Doors open at 9 p.m. Ticket prices vary. nyeonthestrip.com


DJs will spin a mix of hip-hop and R&B hits, and open bar packages and bottle service options will be available starting at 8 p.m. at Commonwealth, 525 Fremont St. Commonwealth’s hidden cocktail bar, The Laundry Room, will also offer a craft cocktail experience with unlimited cocktails and gourmet popcorn. Reservations are required. facebook.com/commonwealthlv.com

Related: New Year’s Eve road closures planned for Strip, downtown

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails will feature live entertainment. Doors open at 8 p.m. Reservations are required. Marquee will feature DJs, signature bites and a Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. Reservations are limited. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com; taogroup.com/vegasnye

The Cromwell

Doors open at 10 p.m. for Bound Bar’s NYE experience featuring a DJ and VIP seating. Table packages vary. nyeonthestrip.com

Dueling Axes at Area 15

The indoor axe-throwing lounge will offer two events on New Year’s Eve at Area15, 3215 S. Rancho Drive. The Pregame Party will be 7:30-10 p.m. and the Throw in the New Year: NYE Party will be 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Parties include all-you-can-drink domestic draught beer and wine, food from The Beast by Todd English, a swag gift and more. The Pregame Party starts at $192. The NYE Party starts at $288, and also includes a countdown, ball drop and Champagne toast. duelingaxeslasvegas.com/nye-sign-up

Glittering Lights

Glittering Lights will launch fireworks at 9 p.m. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The attraction is opens 4:30-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Vehicles are $35, and a fast pass is $65. glitteringlightslasvegas.com

Gold Spike

Gold Spike’s party features a DJ, countdown, giant projection screens, bottle service and more, at 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. goldspike.com

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for the Piano Bar’s event featuring live entertainment and indoor table packages with a bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka. nyeonthestrip.com

The Linq

NYE Toast at the High Roller observation wheel includes one 30-minute revolution plus a glass of champagne for $75. The High Roller will be open until 1 a.m. The Book offers an all-you-can-drink beverage package for up to four guests 10 p.m.-midnight. nyeonthestrip.com

Lucky Day

The Techno Taco New Year’s Eve party at Lucky Day, 516 Fremont St., will be 8 p.m.-2 a.m. and feature techno house music, open bar packages and bottle service options. Reservations are required. luckydaydtlv.com/nye

PT’s Taverns

Featuring a countdown, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight at all PT’s Taverns locations (including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Co., Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar). PT’s happy hour will also be available midnight-2 a.m. ptstaverns.com

Planet Hollywood Resort

The Heart Bar has drink specials, a DJ and midnight balloon drop with VIP seating for up to four guests. Doors open at 9 p.m. nyeonthestrip.com

The Plaza

Fireworks show at midnight. plazahotelcasino.com

Sahara Las Vegas

Featuring all-you-can-drink featured cocktails at Paradise Lounge, The Tangier, Casbar Lounge and Bella Bistro from 7 p.m. to midnight, with a Champagne toast at midnight on the casino floor. Bella Bistro will also feature a dessert bar with petit fours, eclairs, mini tarts and mini pastries. The all-access pass starts at $50, and event attendance will be limited. saharalasvegas.com/nye

The Venetian

The Dorsey, Electra Cocktail Club and Rosina Cocktail Lounge offer bottle packages that include a variety of mixers and complimentary bottles of Fiji water, available at all three venues starting at 9 p.m. The Cocktail Collective packages start at $575. Table reservations can be made at venetian.com/NYE. Tao will feature a DJ, bottle service and Champagne toast at midnight. Seating is limited. taogroup.com/vegasnye .

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian.

Contact Madelon Hynes at mrhynes@reviewjournal.com.

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