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Top 10 New Year’s Eve casino parties

10 December 2018

December is moving along, and January is on the horizon. New Year’s Eve is on everyone’s list of nights to plan with family and friends. There are many places and ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, but casinos all across the country are going all out to provide a perfect venue to ring in the New Year. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy NYE bashes that have come across the Casino City news desk.

Stay tuned to Casino City Times for information about other NYE parties as well!

10. Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will kick off the new year with a New Year's Eve party.

If you aren’t attending the NYE party at Cabo Wabo, you may want to stop in for its happy hour specials.

The event includes a Strip-side patio party with views of Las Vegas’ fireworks. General admission starts at $200 per person and includes an all-you-can-drink beverage package, patio access and live entertainment.

If you're looking to go bigger on your experience, there's also a VIP option starting at $500 per person, which includes front-and-center seating, an all-you-can-drink beverage option and a three-course meal, featuring the choice of any three items from the cantina’s regular menu.

The LOFT, the cantina’s upstairs event space offering an elevated view of the Strip, is also available for reservation, with prices starting at $125 per person, including an all-you-can-drink beverage package.

9. Caesars Palace
The fireworks viewing party is located right outside of Caesars Palace at the Spanish Steps bar. There are several packages available for guests to choose from, starting at $124 and going as high as $1,010 for a VIP table package.

Caesars Palace is one of the Las Vegas properties that sets fireworks off from above the property.

8. Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort will present WAR the Band in the Tropicana Showroom on New Year’s Eve. The concert begins at 9:30, and doors open at 8:30.Tickets for the concert range from $50-$75.

7. Mandalay Bay
Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 announced that its annual New Year’s Eve shows will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the Events Center.

There are two shows this year, one on 30 December and another on 31 December, both starting at 8 p.m.

If people wanted to fill two nights of New Year’s Eve fun, they could catch the 30 December show and still have other plans on New Year’s Eve.

6. Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe is located right by Las Vegas Boulevard and will have some great views of the fireworks at midnight.

You can enjoy your night inside the three-story location or on the outdoor patio, which will have a better view of the fireworks.

The night at the Hard Rock Cafe will include a live band, a three-course meal and an open bar on top of the view of the fireworks later in the night.

5. Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
The Pool After Dark, located at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, is welcoming guests to its New Year’s Eve celebration. The $75 ticket includes general admission, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a two-hour open bar from 9 to11 p.m.

Swim attire is allowed for guests to enjoy the full experience of the pool party.

4. Live! Casino & Hotel
The Maryland casino, which opened its Live! Hotel over the summer, is having several promotions this New Year’s Eve. Starting at 10 p.m., there will be the Giant Jackpots celebration, with jackpots starting at $50,000 and going up to $100,000. Even if you don’t hit the jackpot, you still can be a winner from them. When each jackpot is won, everyone playing at an eligible slot machine with a Live! Rewards Card will get $25 in free slot play.

Live! Casino & Hotel is also offering a Groovy New Year’s Eve Package that is $60 per person. This includes a $60 bar tab at any of the bars located in the casino, $20 of vouchers for the food carts on the casino floor, access to Center Stage entertainment, a $15 free slot play offer, and party favors to ring in the new year with.

3. Caesars Atlantic City
Caesars in Atlantic City is giving guests an opportunity to enjoy New Year’s Eve with an extended open bar.

The celebration takes place at Playground Pier at the Atlantic City property. The $55 general admission ticket provides a five-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. along with some snacks throughout the night.

If you want to go the VIP route for $75, you receive an extra hour of open bar availability, starting at 8 p.m. Also in the VIP package is access to the VIP areas, upgraded drinks, a three-hour buffet and express line entry.

There is another option at $200: the Ultra VIP Bottle Service ticket. This includes everything in the VIP ticket, but adds a private VIP table throughout the night and bottle service with Moet Champagne and a bottle of Grey Goose.

There are several options to enjoy your night with family and friends at Caesars in Atlantic City to end 2018 and begin 2019 with a night to remember.

2. Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
The Las Vegas resort will count down to 2019 by offering a few options for New Year’s Eve celebrations for guests. On top of the NYE parties, the hotel is now welcoming guests to the new Elevate room series, which was announced in August.

The Top of the World restaurant, located on the 106th floor, will start the party early with a pre-firework seating from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. that will include a New Year’s Eve a la carte menu, cash bar and party favors. Top of the World’s fireworks seating will begin at 10 p.m. and will include a prix-fixe menu, glass of champagne with dinner, cash bar, party favors and views of the midnight fireworks show, starting at $299 per person.

One floor above Top of the World, 107 SkyLounge will host a celebration of its own from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The lounge party will offer a two-hour open bar offering premium spirits from 10 p.m. until midnight, with a cash bar available until 4 a.m.

Tickets start at $199 per person. VIP packages are available for purchase with guaranteed Strip-view seating. Premier packages start at $600 for two and include one bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut, two social plates, a two-hour open bar of premium spirits and party favors. A premier package for four includes two bottles of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut, four social plates, a two-hour open bar of premium spirits and party favors, priced at $1,100.

The newly remodeled level 108 will host an Observation Deck party featuring an unlimited three-hour open bar with premium spirits, specialty drinks, martini luges, go-go dancers, DJs, a champagne toast at midnight, and firework views. Tickets start at $250 per person.

1. Fremont Street
The renowned Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas invites partygoers to celebrate the coming of 2019 during America’s Party Downtown.

Beginning at 6 p.m., guests can ring in the new year and experience Downtown Las Vegas with nonstop live entertainment from12 bands on four stages, including a dedicated EDM stage, and watch the iconic ball drop in Times Square on the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision.

The night will also include onstage pyrotechnics, dancers and aerialists, roaming theatrical entertainment and a Viva Vision year-in-review montage, making America’s Party Downtown a tough place to say no to on New Year’s Eve.

Following the celebratory midnight toast, guests can keep the party going under the 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lights of Viva Vision with complimentary light and sound shows by artists such as The Killers, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, The Who and Tiësto.

Aside from all of the music, guests can choose to take part in the 850-foot zipline or wander inside the zombie-themed attraction, Fear the Walking Dead Survival.

Pre-sale tickets for America’s Party Downtown are on sale starting at $35.

Dan Ippolito

As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.