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New Year's weekend in Vegas is about much more than just watching a ball drop and waving goodbye to one year to usher in another -- it's about celebration, revelry, and a lineup of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
You've also got plenty of nightlife options to fit every musical taste. Get "crunk" with Lil Jon and Steve Aoki & Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; enjoy a taste of SHM with Sebastian Ingrosso at XS inside Wynn Las Vegas; catch Laidback Luke at Haze at ARIA; witness Tinie Tempah performing at The Bank inside Bellagio, rock out with Good Charlotte & The Situation at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas; DJ Pauly D spins at the Hard Rock's Vanity; Dirty South spins at TAO; or party at the Palms with T-Pain at Rain or Clinton Sparks at Moon.
On New Year's Eve, the stars come out all to ring in 2012! Keep up with the Kardashians -- Kim will be at TAO, Rob at Tryst and Kourtney and Scott Disick will host at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens -- or celebrate with "Peepshow" star Holly Madison at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.
The biggest names in music are hosting and performing, too, including: Black Eyed Peas members Will.I.Am at Surrender and Fergie at the opening of 1OAK; Chris Brown at Pure inside Caesars Palace; B.O.B. at Luxor's LAX; Bruno Mars at The Bank, John Legend follows his show at Pearl Theater with an after party at Moon and Iyaz at Revolution Lounge inside The Mirage.
LMFAO brings some party rock to Haze; Kaskade spins at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan; Steve Angello is on the turntables at XS; Robbie Rivera is at Vanity; Samantha Ronson is at LAVO at The Palazzo and Paul Oakenfold rings in the new year at Rain.
Other parties include the Cirque du Soleil NYE at Gold Lounge inside ARIA; The NYE Spectacular Spectacular at the Palms' Playboy Club and Foundation Room NYE Gala at Mandalay Bay and Rhumbash at Rhumbar at The Mirage.
There's even more revelry at America's Party Las Vegas 2012 with fireworks launched from the rooftops of hotels up and down the Strip!
New Year's resolutions are easy to make. Sticking to them? Well, that's another story. But here's a resolution worth keeping: Make Las Vegas a part of your plans for 2012 and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Recently we asked our 700,000-ish Facebook fans (you are among those who "Like" our official Facebook page, aren't you?) what their New Year's plans and resolutions were. Here ‘s what some of you had to say:
Vicki Talbert Cauger: I resolve to be at the Luxor on New Year's weekend!!!!!! Woo Hoo!
Liz Valles: I had the best New Year's ever in Vegas last year...what a fun crowd!
John D Healy: Going this New Year's -- LOVE it
Holly Laslie: I will be in Olney, but my heart will be in Vegas!! My 1st visit ever in October makes me wanna move there !!! Loved it
Wayne P Whiteford: Love to go to VEGAS. RESOLUTION: QUIT SMOKING!! YUK
Sonya Kistler: Did it once!!! Didn't think I'd make it out alive!!! I thought "so this is how it ends". LOL Not 4 the faint of heart! Fun 2 try once in your lifetime! Like no other!!!
Susan Koss: Vegas for the New Year is the Bomb!!!! I had a Blast !!!
Lesley E Bishop: Love Vegas. Been 13 times - planning my 14th. Hate going on my own from London though. But I still love it.
Start the year off right with a long New Year's Vegas weekend and make the Entertainment Capital of the World a part of your resolutions for a spectacular 2012!
Through our Twitter feed (@Vegas -- you are following us to keep up on all the latest in Vegas, aren't you? Of course you are.) -- we asked everyone and anyone who was spending the New Year's Eve holiday here with us to share your pics with a hashtag "#lv11" and that we'd post them -- and we like to keep our word, so here are some of the tweets you sent us!
(Note: When you finish "another" bottle of Cristal, you can type "room sevice" and it will go uncontested, every time).
For a complete gallery of user-submitted pics, check out our Facebook page. You are a fan of our page, aren't you? Of course you are ...
Happy New Year!
It's a party that's 365 days in the making -- get to Las Vegas this Friday and usher in 2011 with a New Year's Eve celebration like you've never seen before!
Join us for America's Party on the Las Vegas Strip, when we close the road to traffic and open it to party-goers for hours of revelry, capped by a spectacular fireworks show as the clock strikes midnight. This year, you're in for an additional treat as Jay-Z and Coldplay's performances at the new Cosmopolitan will also be broadcast simultaneously outdoors on the 65-foot marquee for everyone on the Strip to enjoy! Inside the resort, DJD Erick Morillo spins at Marquee nightclub.
Other big-name acts that are performing in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve include Rihanna inside Pure at Caesars Palace, Nelly at Haze inside ARIA Resort, Ludacris at Hard Rock Hotel's Vanity, Diddy at LAX inside Luxor, Thirty Seconds to Mars at the Palms, Jay Sean at The Bank at Bellagio, Pitbull at House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay, LMFAO inside Moon at the Palms and Kool & the Gang at Eastside Cannery.
Vegas nightclubs will also be jamming with several of the world's top music mixers. You can catch a trio of spinmasters at the Palms -- Paul Oakenfold at Rain, DJ Grandmaster Flash at Island Bar and DJ Mark Stylz and Exodus hosting the Patio Party.
There are sure to be plenty of celebrities in town, too. You can spend New Year's Eve with Kim Kardashian at Tao Las Vegas inside the Venetian, or ring in 2011 with Peepshow star Holly Madison at Lavo inside the Palazzo.
If you'd rather laugh away 2010, catch Sinbad at the Orleans, or revel outdoors with a dozen tribute bands performing on the three stages of the Fremont Street Experience as part of TributePalooza Weekend.
Fireworks, music, nightlife, top DJs, celebrities, and more -- get to Las Vegas and finish the year with a celebration like you've never had before! See LasVegas.com for more.