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New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

December 27, 2009


Where: Las Vegas Strip

Highlights: After last year's fizzle -- when the pyrotechnics were launched from parking garages instead of hotel rooftops -- the midnight show will be up top once again. Seven hotels, including the new Aria at CityCenter, will host the midnight show in the sky.


Supernova 108

Where: Stratosphere

Highlights: Watch the fireworks from the indoor/outdoor party at the top of the tall tower. Admission includes a curious combination: an open bar and unlimited thrill rides.

Info: (888) 236-8698,

The Spectacular Spectacular

Where: Playboy Club (the Palms)

Highlights: Party with the Playmates while enjoying a great view of the fireworks on the nearby Strip.

Info: (702) 942-6832, www.n9

Fireworks at One Six

Where: One Six Sky Lounge (Eastside Cannery)

Highlights: Visitors wanting to watch fireworks and avoid the huge crowds should consider this new resort along Boulder Highway, a few miles east of the Strip. Admission includes finger food, a champagne toast, favors and a DJ.

Info: (702) 856-5300,

Party on the Patio

Where: Serendipity 3 (Caesars Palace)

Highlights: A tasty buffet, signature Frrozen Hot Chocolate and a ringside seat for watching partyers along Las Vegas Boulevard are among the offerings.

Info: (800) 901-1170,

NYE Fiesta

Where: Firefly (the Plaza, downtown)

Highlights: Locals love Firefly's tapas, and on New Year's Eve the restaurant will celebrate with a flamenco show. Also, the Fremont Street Experience is steps away.

Info: (702) 380-1352,

New Year's Eve - at Eve

Where: Beso (Crystals at CityCenter)

Highlights: Dec. 31 is opening night of Eva Longoria Parker's new nightclub, Eve, above her restaurant. She and Kim Kardashian will greet guests.

Info: (702) 227-3838,

Mandalay Block Party

Where: Mandalay Bay

Highlights: The resort's Restaurant Row will feature dishes from various eateries. Several booths will offer festive adult beverages.

Info: (877) 632-7800,

John Mayer Trio

Where: the Joint (Hard Rock)

Highlights: Singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer and his band start their show at 9 p.m., allowing plenty of party time after the concert.

Info: (800) 745-3000,

Maroon 5

Where: the Pearl at the Palms

Highlights: With the band's eclectic mix of music -- including pop and R&B -- and a starting time of 11 p.m., things are sure to be rockin' as 2010 arrives.

Info: (702) 942-7777,

-- Jay Jones

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