Avoid the Madness: New Year’s Eve options dodging the Strip

In recent years, Las Vegas has become one of the top New Year’s Eve destinations in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands over the holiday.

That’s great for the economy but not so great for locals who want to enjoy a Vegas new year without having to brave those crowds on the Strip. Luckily, there are several options for ringing in 2011 that don’t involve the Strip or partying tourists.

Try your hand at New Year’s Eve bingo at Gold Coast or check out the Society of Seven at the Cannery. Lake Las Vegas is throwing a New Year’s Eve party, complete with fireworks.

Following is a roundup of activities taking place across the valley Dec. 31 and into Jan. 1. Some are free while others require a fee and reservations. Remember, the list is not all-inclusive and information is subject to change, so call before you go.

The Cannery

2121 E. Craig Road

507-5700

Society of Seven, featuring Jasmine Trias, is scheduled to perform in the Club at 10:30 p.m. Concert tickets cost $44.95 plus tax and fees. Packages that include the concert and dinner at Waverly’s or Vino’s Ristorante cost $84.95 plus tax and fees or $64.95 plus tax and fees for dinner at the Cannery Row Buffet. Tickets are available by phone a 507-5757, online at cannerycasinos.com or at the box office.

Gold Coast

4000 W. Flamingo Road

367-7111

The bingo hall will host $25,000 New Year’s Eve bingo at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. Buy-in costs $50 per person, which includes a free dauber, champagne, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a free gift. Players also can bring their own party platters.

The Orleans

4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

365-7075

The New Year’s Wonderland Dance Party will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Mardi Gras Room. Admission is $50 per person, which includes an open bar, champagne toast, hor d’oeuvres and party favors. Disco Inferno is scheduled to perform disco hits from the 1970s. The Prime Rib Loft is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $100 per person and includes dinner, open bar, a champagne toast and live entertainment. Reservations required.

Suncoast

9090 Alta Drive

636-7075

For those who can’t stay up until midnight, the Suncoast is offering a midday New Year’s Eve celebration. New Year’s Eve at Noon will be in the Suncoast Showroom; doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $19.95 plus tax, which includes live entertainment and a champagne toast. The Showroom also will be the site of Loveshack from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tickets cost $29.95 plus tax, which includes a champagne toast and balloon drop. SC Prime Steakhouse is hosting a party from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets cost $125 per person and includes live entertainment, a special menu, party favors and a champagne toast. Reservations required. The bingo hall will host $30,000 New Year’s Eve bingo at 9:30 p.m. Buy-in costs $60 per player. Tickets are available by calling 636-7111, ext. 5705.

Suncoast’s Bowling Rock n’ New Year’s Eve Party will be in the bowling alley from 9 p.m. to midnight. Two packages are available. For $15 per person, guests receive three hours of bowling and shoe rental, a free T-shirt, party favors and three tickets for a prize drawing. For $25 per person, guests receive a 16-inch cheese pizza and two medium sodas; three hours of bowling and shoe rental; a free T-shirt, party favors and three drawing tickets for prizes. Reservations required. Call Joy Cox at 646-7400, ext. 5407.

The District at Green Valley Ranch

2240 Village Walk Drive

At the District, $75 gets you into Presidio, Al’s Garage and Balboa Pizza for the New Year’s Eve festivities. It includes unlimited appetizers, an open bar with draft beer, wine and well drinks and a champagne toast at midnight. Party favors will be handed out and live music playing throughout the evening. For $50, get into Al’s Garage and Balboa Pizza only. There’s an open bar with beer, wine and well drinks, a midnight champagne toast and party favors.

Reservations are recommended, but they will accept walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Presidio at 320-8100, Al’s Garage, 320-5870 or Balboa Pizza 407-5870.

Green Valley Ranch

2300 Paseo Verde Parkway

617-7777

Live entertainment will be in every venue. Lon Bronson All-Star Band plays the Ovation starting at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $24.95 and up. Kelley and Jonathan are scheduled to play Quinn’s Irish Pub from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Darby O’Gill & the Little People taking the stage at 10 p.m.

Peter Love plays piano at Hank’s from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jeremy Cornwell is scheduled to play guitar in the Lobby Bar from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with a DJ spinning music from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Santa Fe Station

4949 N. Rancho Drive

658-4900

Nawgahyde performs traditional Southern rock at Chrome at 9 p.m. DJ Simon is scheduled to spin at 4949 Lounge from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Red Rock Resort

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

797-7777

A DJ will spin music in T-bones Chophouse & Lounge from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Rocks Lounge from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and in Lucky Bar from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Toto Zara is scheduled to perform Latin dance and soul music at the Onyx Bar from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sunset Station

1301 W. Sunset Road

547-7777

Sin City Sinners will perform at 10 p.m. in Club Madrid; Shawn Eiferman is scheduled to appear in Rosalita’s Cantina from 7 to 11 p.m. A DJ spins from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Gaudi Bar.

Texas Station

2101 Texas Star Lane

631-1000

Phil Flowers is scheduled to play in South Padre at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $15 plus tax and fees in advance or $20 plus tax and fees day of show. Price includes champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop. Jerry Tiffe is scheduled in the Dallas Events Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 plus tax and fees. Price includes a buffet, open bar and party favors. Darrin Michaels will appear in the A-Bar from 7 to 11 p.m.

Boulder Station

4111 Boulder Highway

432-7777

David DeCosta is scheduled in the Railhead from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Yellow Brick Road will take the Railhead stage at 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 plus tax and fees in advance and $35 plus tax and fees day of show. At the Kixx Bar, DJ Mike will spin music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Aliante Station

7300 Aliante Parkway

692-7777

Don’t Stop Believin’ is scheduled to perform a tribute to Journey in the Access Showroom starting at 10 p.m. Cover is $10. Jeremy Cornwell Project is scheduled for the ETA Lounge from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Palace Station

2411 W. Sahara Ave.

367-2411

‘Nuff Said is scheduled to play Jack’s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Fiesta Rancho

2400 N. Rancho Drive

631-7000

KCEP-FM, 88.1 will host a live remote at Club Tequila from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Advance tickets are $25 plus tax and fees, or $35 plus tax and fees on the day of the show. Against the Grain is scheduled to perform at Cabo Lounge from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jarr will be at Blue Agave from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Fiesta Henderson

777 W. Lake Mead Parkway

558-7000

The Cat Daddy Duo is scheduled to perform in Cerveza Cantina from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Lake Mead Casino

848 E. Lake Mead Parkway

565-0297

Michael Fuller’s Road Show is scheduled to perform in the Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Village at Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas Parkway

At midnight, a fireworks display will ring in 2011 in the center of the village. La Havana Cigar Bar will offer live music from Ella Woods from 8 p.m. to midnight. For information, call 871-2828. Barry Black will play at Auld Dubliner from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 567-8002 for more information. Bernard’s Bistro is offering a three course prix-fixe menu with a glass of champagne. Seating is available from 5 p.m. to midnight. For reservations, call 565-1155. Sonrisa Grill is hosting a party at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $65 plus tax and gratuity. Price includes two drinks, all-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. For reservations, 568-6870 or text rsvp@sg to 90210 to reserve tickets.

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@ reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564.

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