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Las Vegas New Year’s Eve 2022 Guide (+ Sample Itineraries)

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There’s nothing more sinfully luxurious than spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. How will your evening unfold? Will you start with a massage and mani-pedi at a spa along the Strip? Or maybe you’ll 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 midnight, you may decide to join over 300,000 partygoers to watch the ball drop, sip champagne and enjoy the spectacular display of fireworks that light up the night sky.

Whatever your plans, you’d better make them now (before tickets sell out!). Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled some sample itineraries 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 warmer than our neighbors to the north, 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 December 31 – 6:00 AM January 1.
  • Drink responsibly – While many tickets include an open bar or bottle service, be sure to drink some water between cocktails. You’ll thank yourself in the morning.
  • Shop accordingly – Between 6:00 PM December 31 and 6:00 AM January 1, glass containers are banned along The Strip (south of Sahara and north of Sunset Avenue) and 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 2022 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

Dinners (And Maybe a Show)

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

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

Other events

  • Triple Dare Revolution Run — ATRA

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 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 some 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

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

Dinner timeTry this list of family-friendly restaurants from TripAdvisor
When the clock strikes 12Watch the Fireworks Shows from the High Roller Observation Wheel
New Year’s DayCheck out this list of kid-friendly breakfast restaurants from Yelp

And later…

Visit the Grand Canyon’s West Rim — 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 rightNew Year’s Eve White Truffle Tasting Menu — Brera Osteria
The feast continuesSecret Food Tours Las Vegas with Private Tour Option
When the clock strikes 12NYE VIP Fireworks Viewing Party — The Plaza Hotel & Casino
New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day Brunch — Eiffel Tower Restaurant

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
PartiesSteve Aoki New Year’s Eve — OMNIA Nightclub
New Year’s Eve with the Chainsmokers — XS Nightclub
When the clock strikes 12Rooftop Party at BEER PARK and Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas
New Year’s DayEnjoy a 3-hour Happy Hour at The Hard Rock Cafe

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:

Dinner, drinks, and a showNYE Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Murder, Las Vegas! — Peddler’s Village
When the clock strikes 12Free Fireworks Show on The Strip
New Year’s DayTrip to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, or Lake MeadCanyon 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 time7 Course Dining Experience — BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark
Take in a showBlue Man Group — Luxor Hotel & Casino

“O” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® — Bellagio Hotel & Casino

Fantasy — Luxury Hotel & Casino

Dance the night awayNew Year’s Eve 2022: America’s Party Downtown — Fremont Street Experience
New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day Brunch — Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Followed by…

Grand Canyon Deluxe Airplane and Hummer Tour — Canyon Tours

Conclusion

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!

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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.

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