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Greet 2016 Like a Rock Star in Vegas

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Join the only gay New Year’s Eve celebration on the Strip at Evolve Vegas NYE.

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New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is what legendary stories are made of. From the stars on stage to the fireworks overhead, the excitement of the new year in Vegas is unmatched by any other place in the world. Grab your most dazzling glitter-covered outfit and head to Vegas this New Year’s Eve for a rock-star start to 2016!

Join the only gay New Year’s Eve celebration on the Strip at Evolve Vegas NYE. The famous party will return to the Havana Nightclub inside Tropicana Las Vegas. Watch the fireworks as you raise a glass to the new year with Emcee Edie from Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. Take a blast from the past as you enter 2016 at 80s Night with the Spazmatics at South Point Hotel. This 80s dance party includes an open bar, party favors, hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight. Before the NYE festivities, make sure to check out the new gay-hopping cluster off Tropicana between Arville and Wynn. Take on the town at Charlie’s, SHARE Nightclub, and the newest gay hotspot Rendezvous.


The night of December 31st is packed with a musical lineup that rivals most music festivals. Pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen takes over The Venetian for a three-night spectacular on the heels of her Emotion album release. Look forward to an evening filled with her mega hits like “Call Me Maybe” and more from her new critically acclaimed album. Thump your way into 2016 with Tiësto at Hakkasan inside MGM Grand, Calvin Harris with special guest Burns at OMNIA inside Caesars Palace, or Alesso at XS inside Encore. Groove with GRAMMY-winner Bruno Mars at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a truly rockin’ New Year’s Eve.

Music superstars aren’t the only ones lighting up the Vegas sky that evening. On December 31, 2015 the Las Vegas Boulevard will close and become one giant block party. Join tens of thousands of your closest Las Vegas friends and roam the Strip with your NYE attire and noisemakers, or head to Downtown Las Vegas and enjoy the Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, and Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute bands at TributePalooza. Look to the sky at midnight as over 80,000 fireworks are launched from the rooftops of MGM Grand, ARIA, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian, and The Stratosphere. Bid farewell to the last few moments of 2015 with a 10-second pyrotechnic countdown from the Stratosphere Tower.


For a classic New Year’s Eve, celebrate at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a Broadway music extravaganza. The evening is hosted by film and television star Erich Bergen, and includes performances by Tony Award-winning singer and actress Patina Miller, tony nominee Norm Lewis, and more. Greet 2016 with a rush at 550 feet above Las Vegas on the High Roller. Take in the city views from one of 28 glass-enclosed cabins, each with a full bar and champagne toast. For the big spender, a private cabin overlooking the Strip starts at $6,250 and includes a full open bar and champagne toast.

Climb to the heart of the action at The Stratosphere’s Level 107 Lounge and dance your way into the new year with DJ Stephi K and a two-hour open bar. Head up to level 108 for a club-style party at Claire Sinclair’s Tower Bash, featuring a three-hour open bar. Party away 2015 with models, Go-Go dancers, performance artists, specialty drinks, and a champagne toast at midnight. Join the Tower VIP Party and experience all of the excitement of the Tower Bash, plus the parties on Levels 103 and 104. The best part? The Strip fireworks are visible from all of these parties.

Kick off the new year like a rock star in Vegas. Make the start of 2016 as glamorous and energized as America’s most exciting city.

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