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Here’s How You’ll Greet 2017 In Vegas

Eight New Year’s Eve Celebrations Worthy Of Your Immediate Appraisal

By Sam Eichner ·
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There are occasional times when Las Vegas can seem—how to put this gently—“a bit much.”

But not on New Year’s Eve.

No. That’s when Vegas is just the right level of a bit much.

And to prove it to you, we’ve compiled eight extravagant activities expressly designed to usher you from this year to the next. You’re going to want to check them out.

So raise a glass, and follow us to...

Wu Year’s Eve
You require: Some quality time with RZA, Method Man and Ghostface Killah before the year’s end.
You’ll receive: Wu-Tang Clan live at the Axis. It’s about as close to “quality time” as you’re likely to get.
Dec 31, 9pm, $63-$115, The Axis (at Planet Hollywood), 866-919-7472, tickets here

NYE on the Vegas Monorail
You require: Efficient transportation to and from various celebrations.
You’ll receive: A party at the Vegas Monorail’s elegant Third Rail Lounge, along with a travel cup for bars serving different cocktails at various stations along the route. All aboard. We always wanted to say that.
Dec 31, 8pm-1am, $175-$300, Third Rail Lounge (at Las Vegas Monorail), 702-699-8200, tickets here

NYE at Alto Bar
You require: The supernatural ability to celebrate New Year’s Eve in multiple countries around the world.
You’ll receive: A decidedly global affair at Caesars Palace’s new Alto Bar, where a champagne toast will occur every hour for 26 hours to ring in 2017 in every part of the planet. Participating in each one, while well-intentioned, is not advised.
Dec 31 at 2am to Jan 1 at 4am, no cover, Alto Bar (at Caesars Palace), 866-227-5938

A Party on the High Roller
You require: An extraordinarily romantic kiss at midnight.
You’ll receive: A premium open bar and midnight toast aboard the High Roller observation wheel with fantastic views of the fireworks. (There will be fireworks.)
Dec 31, 9:30pm, $450, High Roller (at The LINQ), 702-322-0537, tickets here

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
You require: An excuse to get down. As in, like, way down.
You’ll receive: A live performance from George Clinton and company at the Brooklyn Bowl. Please be cognizant of the funk and proceed accordingly.
Dec 31, 8pm, $48-$195, Brooklyn Bowl (at The LINQ), 702-862-2695, tickets here

NYE Masquerade at Hyde
You require: The proper venue at which to wear the hell out of your favorite suit.
You’ll receive: A black tie masquerade ball at one of the poshest clubs in Vegas.
Dec 31, 9pm, $63-$95, Hyde (at Bellagio Hotel and Casino), 702-693-8700, tickets here

Sekushi’s NYE Dinner
You require: An exceptionally good dinner to set the tone for dinners in the year ahead.
You’ll receive: A prix-fixe menu involving spicy garlic edamame, omakase nigiri and a champagne pairing at the Strip’s newest sushi restaurant. 2017 will have a lot to live up to.
Dec 31, $63, Sekushi (at Paris Las Vegas), 702-385-0755, call for reservations

NYE at Level Up
You require: A chance to work on your backswing and a place to play bubble hockey. Just... because.
You’ll receive: The Hakkasan Group’s newest 12,000-square foot playground—featuring the world’s first indoor laser golf course, high-tech gaming installations and a rather colorful bar—which is opening just in time for New Year’s Eve.
Opens Dec 29, Level Up (at MGM Grand)

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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