LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Here is a list of New Year’s Eve events and celebrations happening in Las Vegas as the calendar turns from 2020 to 2021:
New Year’s Eve with Rhythm Nation Formed in San Francisco, Calif., Rhythm Nation is bringing their unique blend of vocal harmonies and soul rhythm section to Access Showroom as they ring in the new year with soul. The six-piece ensemble includes talented vocalists and musicians playing live, creating their signature, versatile sound.
Rhythm Nation’s performance will feature top ‘60s Motown and ‘70s disco hits from iconic groups like The Temptations and Kool & The Gang, as well as today’s greatest hits from artists like Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake.
Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus taxes and convenience fees,
BEER PARK and CHATEAU NIGHTCLUB & ROOFTOP
Looking to toast the New Year’s with a rooftop party? BEER PARK and Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas will come together to host a massive rooftop bash on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The party will include a premium open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight and complete access to BEER PARK and Chateau.
Plus, Chateau will offer packages with VIP offerings including bottle service, featuring Belvedere vodka and champagne.
At midnight, guests will be invited to raise their glasses and toast the New Year underneath the replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower, along with unobstructed, Strip-side views featuring the spectacular fireworks show.
General admission tickets to the New Year’s Eve celebration will start at $125, while BEER PARK’s individual bar seating reservation and champagne toast are priced at $200, plus tax and fees.
CABO WABO CANTINA
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will toast to 2021 with an unforgettable Strip-side patio party, complete with unobstructed views of Las Vegas’ New Year’s Eve fireworks display. General admission to the patio is priced starting at $200 per person, which includes an all-you-can-drink beverage package and patio access.
VIP access to the patio is also available, priced starting at $500 per person, which includes front-and-center seating, an all-you-can-drink beverage option and a three-course meal including the choice of one appetizer, entrée and dessert from the cantina’s regular menu.
The LOFT, the restaurant’s posh upstairs event space, is also available for reservation for groups seeking a private party with the same incredible Strip view, starting at $125 per person. The festivities on the patio and loft start at 9 p.m. and are on a first come, first served basis, open all day and night.
Topping off a year filled with taco hype, viral videos, and cheese, thanks in part to NBA superstar LeBron James, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is celebrating the new year with a salute to a domestically-born tradition through an unrivaled activation: Taco Tuesday 2021, the cheesiest NYE party of the year.
From all-you-can-eat tacos, gourmet taco stations prepared by Chef Scott Commings, headlining entertainment, tequila tastings, games, give-a-ways, and a chance at $500,000 this FREE party promises to serve up your favorite weekly holiday with an over-the-top helping of festivities.
Pregame festivities start at 6 p.m. with live entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. on the casino floor.
Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell will host a star-studded, five day celebration to ring in 2021 from Friday, Dec. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 31.
DJ Franzen, a resident at Drai’s who is known as the go-to DJ for upscale private events for celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, will kick off five days of New Year’s Eve rooftop performances on Friday, Dec. 27. Trey Songz, who’s known for chart toppers such as “Bottoms Up” with Nicki Minaj, “Say Aah,” and “Heart Attack,” will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28; Meek Mill, who was announced yesterday as one of Justin Timberlake’s upcoming collaborations in 2021, will perform on Sunday, Dec. 29; and Gucci Mane, who recently announced his luxury line with couture label, Gucci, and released his new album “Woptober II,” will perform on Monday, Dec. 30.
Future, whose “King’s Dead” collaboration with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and James Blake was the 2020 Grammy Award winner for “Best Rap Performance,” will hit the stage on New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve revelers will receive two complimentary glasses of champagne to toast to the New Year.
Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Ring in 2021 sweetly. Freed’s Bakery , the popular family-owned establishment of 60 years will offer festive sweets to celebrate the New Year including spiked pipette mini cups and themed cupcakes available for purchase through Tuesday, Dec. 31.
New to the menu, Freed’s spiked pipette mini cup flavors include ‘Milk and Cookies,’ prepared with ganache, chocolate chip cookies and Disaronno panna cotta; ‘Mudslide,’ prepared with ganache, chocolate crunch and Kahlua coffee panna cotta and Baileys panna cotta; ‘Bourbon Caramel,’ prepared with salted caramel and Bourbon-caramel panna cotta; and ‘Choc-Chambord,’ prepared with a Chambord chocolate mousse and ganache.
Freed’s will also offer champagne-infused desserts including bubbly-inspired cake and cupcakes, frosted with a pink champagne mousse, topped with edible dragèes. Other festive sweets will include mini pastries and chocolate covered strawberries. Freed’s holiday treats will be available at Freed’s Bakery located at 9815 S Eastern Ave., and both Freed’s Dessert Shops, located at 6475 N Decatur Blvd. and 10870 W. Charleston Ave., suite #110.
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
Rounding out a year of unprecedented success, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Fremont Street Experience invite revelers to ring in 2021 in epic fashion for downtown’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, America’s Party Downtown. America’s Party Downtown is the official New Year’s Eve party for the City of Las Vegas, and for the first time, America’s Party Downtown is presented by iHeartMedia Las Vegas.
The highlight of the planned New Year’s Eve festivities is the official unveiling of the highly-anticipated $32 million dollar upgrade to the Viva Vision screen, the largest single digital display on the planet.
On Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 6 p.m., guests can ring in the New Year and experience the unique energy of downtown Las Vegas with non-stop live entertainment on four stages, including a dedicated EDM stage, watch the iconic ball drop in Times Square, see stunning onstage pyrotechnics, enjoy alluring dancers and aerialists, theatrical and roaming entertainment and much more.
America’s Party Downtown tickets officially go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 26 for $35 plus tax and fee.
HOUSE OF BLUES
West Coast mix-master, DJ Quik takes the stage at House of Blues Las Vegas kicking off New Year’s Eve Weekend celebrations Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. Known for his unique style of production, DJ Quik has been sought out by artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Tickets start at $25, plus applicable fees.
THIRD EYE BLIND
Ring in New Year’s Eve with Third Eye Blind on the last stop of their Screamer Tour 2020 at House of Blues Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2020. Doors opening at 7 p.m. with tickets starting at $55 plus applicable fees and go on sale. Going strong for more than two decades, Third Eye Blind scored their first hit in 1997 when their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life,” which cracked the Billboard Top 10.
LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT
New Year’s Eve Party and Cruise: Ring in the New Year in style aboard the La Contessa Yacht.
Guests can enjoy an evening of champagne, live music and delectable bites and hors d’oeuvres by celebrity executive chef Scott Commings. Celbrations will begin at Reflection Bay Golf Club at 9 p.m. and will move to the La Contessa Yacht at 11 p.m. to enjoy additional food items, dancing, champagne and a dual-fireworks display. Tickets are $100. Guests must be 21 years old or older to participate.
LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail will be the only motorized method of transportation operating along the Las Vegas Strip for New Year’s Eve. It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 through the entire New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2021) and until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2021, for a total of 43 straight hours.
Locals can purchase $1 single-ride tickets at customer service booths located at every station (except the Las Vegas Convention Center) from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31 with proof of Nevada I.D. For out-of-town guests, regularly priced tickets are $5 for a single ride and unlimited-ride passes are available for 24 hours, two days, three days and more beginning at $13.