Year In, Year Out

Your Keys to a Not-Low-Key New Year’s Eve

Fill in the blanks:

Las Vegas is to _____ as New Year’s Eve is to _____.

If you answered “cities” and “holidays,” please proceed to the following compendium of not un-extravagant New Year’s–related activities. If you answered anything else, that was a wildly unsuccessful analogy.

Your Last Meal of 2015 Involves Masks

Your Last Meal of 2015 Involves Masks

This is about as low-key as this town is going to get on New Year’s Eve: a five-course tasting menu featuring foie gras toast, scallops with truffled cabbage and fine champagne amidst gold votive candles, masquerade masks and balloons at Fleur. So... not low-key at all.

Here’s the Black-Tie Option

Here’s the Black-Tie Option

Take The Great Gatsby, add ice sculptures, some over-the-top chandeliers, live sax and an open bar, subtract all the sad parts about excess and the dangers of the American Dream, and voilà—you’ve got Bellagio’s New Year’s Eve black-tie gala. Sorry for mentioning the sad parts.

Two Parties, One Snoop Dogg

Two Parties, One Snoop Dogg

From 9pm to midnight: You’re hanging out with a two-hour premium open bar and Snoop Dogg at Tao.
After midnight: You’re getting gratis access to Lavo’s New Year’s Eve party.
Sometime the next morning: You’ll wake up, realize you somehow did New Year’s Eve twice and go back to bed.

Wherein Drones Deliver Your Tequila

Wherein Drones Deliver Your Tequila

Your first party of 2016 is a special-edition New Year’s Day brunch at Crush. It involves...

—Beautiful snow fairies everywhere.
—Snickers pancakes and short rib hash.
—A drone that delivers you bottles of tequila.

Your first party of 2017 has some big shoes to fill.

Brunch, Football, Pool, You

Brunch, Football, Pool, You

New Year’s Eve will be... New Year’s Eve. So come New Year’s Day, you could probably use some downtime. Say, around the pool at the Marquee Dayclub. With a brunch buffet and an open champagne bar. And the Rose Bowl playing on a 40-foot screen. Yeah, that’d be nice.

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