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2024 Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Travel Guide (+ Sample Itineraries)

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Whether you’re jet setting off for an NYE vaca or just ringing in the new year at home, New Year’s Eve can feel like a high stakes event, with lots of expectations and often a fair share of disappointment to go with it. But if you’re counting down till midnight in Vegas, the odds are in your favor—there are always plenty of parties, restaurants, and events for you to check out, regardless of what type of New Year’s Eve experience you are trying to curate.

In search of luxury? Start with a massage and mani-pedi at a spa along the Strip. Feeling in the mood for food? Indulge in a gourmet meal before moving on to one of the many (and we mean many) New Year’s Eve concerts, clubs, or parties. And when the clock strikes twelve, you can join 300,000 partygoers at various spots along the Strip to watch the ball drop, sip champagne and enjoy the spectacular display of fireworks that light up the night sky.

Regardless of what type of evening you want for your last night of 2023, you’d need to make your plans and book your tickets now—they are already selling out as we speak.

Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled some sample itineraries below to help you out.

Travel Tips

  • Book early: Hotel rooms will be booked up quickly and tickets will sell out fast.
  • Arrive early: Las Vegas Boulevard gets blocked off for the party at 6:00 PM, and with 300,000+ people descending on The Strip, traffic will be crazy all night. Avoid it by opting for cabs, rideshares, shuttles, or the Las Vegas Monorail.
  • Dress appropriately: If you’re spending time outside, wear layers. Vegas may be known for its sun and warmth, but the desert does get cold at night and you will want a jacket. Also, be aware that backpacks, coolers, and strollers are prohibited on Las Vegas Boulevard between 6:00 PM on December 31 and 6:00 AM on January 1.
  • Drink responsibly: While many event tickets include an open bar or bottle service, be sure to drink some water between cocktails. You’ll thank yourself in the morning.
  • Forget the glass: Between 6:00 PM on December 31 and 6:00 AM on January 1, glass containers are banned along The Strip (south of Sahara and north of Sunset Avenue), as well as on the sidewalks bordering that portion of Las Vegas Boulevard.
  • Carry your hotel key with you: Between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM, many hotels require proof that you are a guest in order to gain access to the property.

New Year’s Eve 2023 Parties and Events

With so many events on the go and new ones being added all the time, it’s difficult to list all your options for spending NYE in Las Vegas. To help you ring in the new year your way, we’ve compiled the events we think are the best of the best. First on our list, the official city of Las Vegas New Year’s Eve party and Club Crawl:

Family-Friendly NYE Events in Las Vegas

Dinner & Drinks

Check out this list of restaurants taking reservations for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.

Concerts & Performances

DJs, Parties & Clubs

Fireworks & Fireworks Viewing Parties

  • Fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip — Anywhere on The Strip. For the best view, look for higher viewpoints like publicly accessible rooftops.
  • The Plaza Hotel & Casino is hosting a NYE VIP Fireworks Viewing Party at midnight
  • The Ice Rink New Year’s Eve Fireworks Viewing Party at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • ARIA provides a fireworks viewing area on the ARIA Main Porte Cochere
  • BEER PARK and Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas will ring in the New Year with a massive rooftop party

New Year's Day

While things are pretty much back to normal by the time New Year’s Day morning—or afternoon for those who stayed out extra late—rolls around, you’ll still find some special New-year-related events on January 1:

Breakfasts, brunches & lunches

Bonus Points: Head to the Grand Canyon

Get a jump on your New Year’s Resolutions and cross an item off your bucket list: see the Grand Canyon. Whether you squeeze it in under the clock on December 31st or start the new year off right with a healthy dose of awe, make a trip to the Grand Canyon part of your New Year’s experience.

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Image Source: In SapphoWeTrust via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Sample NYE Itineraries

With so many options for how to ring in the new year in Vegas, it can be hard to narrow down your plans and create an itinerary for your evening. To help get you started, we’ve put together 5 sample itineraries for families, foodies, party goers, luxury lovers, and budget travellers.

Sample Itinerary #1: Families

Yes, there are family-friendly activities happening for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas! Check out these events:

Start your night off earlyUltimate 4-D Experience — Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas Wild New Year’s Eve Party — Rainforest Cafe

Dinner timeTry this list of family-friendly restaurants from TripAdvisor
When the clock strikes 12Watch the Fireworks Shows from the High Roller Observation Wheel or check out the Ice Rink Fireworks Viewing Party at The Cosmopolitan
New Year’s DayCheck out this list of kid-friendly breakfast restaurants from Yelp

And later…

Visit the Grand Canyon’s West Rim with Canyon Tours

Sample Itinerary #2: Foodies

Las Vegas is a smorgasbord for foodies any day of the year, but it’s even more enticing on NYE. Here’s what we recommend:

Start your night off rightEarly seating at Eiffel Tower Restaurant
The feast continuesCheers to New Year’s Eve — WAKUDA
When the clock strikes 12New Year Note to Self — CHICA
New Year’s DayBrunch — Yardbird

Sample Itinerary #3: Party Goers

Want to ring in the new year on the dance floor? Check out these events:

Fuel up & pre-partyNew Year’s Eve drinks & appies at Casa Calavera Las Vegas
PartiesArea15 New Year’s Eve MasqueRave
Rooftop Party at BEER PARK
New Year’s Eve Party at Hard Rock
New Year’s Eve LA Epic Las Vegas Club Crawl — The Vegas Strip
When the clock strikes 12New Year’s Eve Party at Chéri Rooftop
New Year’s DayPink Brunch New Year’s Day Edition — La Mona Rosa

Sample Itinerary #4: Budget-Conscious

Spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these budget-friendly events:

Cheap(er) drinks, shows, and lots of dining optionsTime of Your Life Festival™ — Fremont Street Experience
When the clock strikes 12Stick around at the Time of Your Life Festival™ for the “iconic countdown to the New Year culminating in an epic display of pyrotechnics and digital fireworks on the world’s largest screen”

Or, check out the free fireworks show on the The Strip

New Year’s DayTrip to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, or Lake Mead — Canyon Tours

Sample Itinerary #5: Luxury Lovers

Ready to spare no expense this NYE? Welcome 2022 with these luxurious New Year’s Eve events:

Start your night off rightSpa specials — The Spa at ARIA
Dinner timeA Miso Happy New Year — WAKUDA
Take in a show“O” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® — Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Fantasy — Luxor Hotel & Casino
Dance the night awayNew Year’s Eve at Prestige — Prestige Club Lounge
New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day Brunch — Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Followed by…

Grand Canyon Deluxe Airplane and Hummer Tour — Canyon Tours


Planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas? Between myriad events, attractions, and shows, there’s much to choose from. Remember that tickets tend to sell out quickly (and may already be sold out), so lock in your plans and snap up those reservations now!


About Ria Borja

Ria is a Customer Experience Manager at Canyon Tours and an avid lover of the outdoors. When she isn't helping other travelers check destinations and dream vacations off their bucket lists, she's busy exploring the Southwest. Her favorite place to visit is (unsurprisingly!) the Grand Canyon.