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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!
Spend New Year's Eve in Las Vegas and you'll have endless opportunities for excitement and revelry - no place throws a party like Vegas, after all.
But before the fun begins, it's time to make a New Year's resolution. Not one of those lofty, unrealistic resolutions that you forget about, either. Here's one you should keep.
Go to LasVegas.com/knowthecode and take the oath before your New Year's celebrations. It's your commitment to Protect the Moment when you are in Las Vegas and will ensure you and others won't irresponsibly overshare this New Year's Eve and beyond.
Nearly 30,000 have joined the movement to Know the Code, so become a part of this elite fraternity. Then, book your trip to Vegas this year New Year's and catch Guns N' Roses at the Hard Rock, John Legend at the Palms or Stevie Wonder at the Cosmopolitan. Headliners including magicians David Copperfield at MGM Grand, Criss Angel at Luxor, or Dirk Arthur at O'Sheas will leave you speechless into the new year.
You can also see Bruno Mars perform at The Bank at the Bellagio, Fergie host at the opening of 1OAK Nightclub at The Mirage, LMFAO at Haze inside ARIA Resort, and many other special New Year's Eve nightlife events.
Know the code and have the time of your life this New Year's Eve in Las Vegas!
If you're a fan of Cirque du Soleil, here's your chance for the experience of a lifetime in Las Vegas - the exclusive access of Cirque Week, a fan festival featuring Michael Jackson memorabilia and the limited engagement of The Immortal World Tour.
It all begins with Cirque Week from Dec. 1-10 - a 10-day series of exclusive events that will put you up close and personal with Cirque du Soleil. It's your opportunity to get a rare look into how these extraordinary Las Vegas shows come to life nightly, and this year, it's bigger and better than ever, with a welcome reception, exciting new workshops and guest speakers.
Events include a workshop given by select key characters in "O" at the Bellagio, a state-of-the-art sound demonstration at The Beatles LOVE Theater inside The Mirage, and a peek at the business side of Cirque as well as a chance to go behind the scenes with Zumanity at New York-New York.
Cirque Week participants will also enjoy a Mystere bungee demonstration and costume Q&A session at Treasure Island, a Viva ELVIS Q&A at ARIA Resort, a KA "Battle 2011" Q&A at MGM Grand and a meet-and-greet with Criss Angel at the BELIEVE Theater at Luxor. For more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek
If you're a fan of the King of Pop, head to Mandalay Bay from Dec. 3-14 for the first Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest, which includes an up-close look at Michael Jackson memorabilia, items from Neverland Ranch, a behind the scenes look at the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour with Q&A sessions with members of the creative team, and more!
From Dec. 3-27, see the riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at Mandalay Bay. You'll celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop as never before.
It's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Cirque du Soleil in a whole new way! Come spend December with Cirque in Vegas!
Las Vegas has always been prominent on the small screen - but nothing beats the real thing, so plan your next trip to see TV stars in person!
If you're a fan or reality TV, take a ride by the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas, and you'll see the location of the hit show, "Pawn Stars." Just look for the line of people waiting to get in - this place is popular!
Do you watch TV game shows? Well, in Vegas, you can be the star! Check out stage productions of "Name That Tune Live!" at Imperial Palace, an up-to-date and fast-paced version of the iconic program. Or come on down to Bally's Las Vegas, where you could be the next contestant on "The Price Is Right."
Celebrity stars from television are all over Las Vegas, too, including ‘70s variety show icons Donny & Marie, headlining at Flamingo Las Vegas; "Holly's World" star Holly Madison starring in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood; "Mindfreak" star Criss Angel starring in Criss Angel: BELIEVE at Luxor and former "America's Got Talent" winner Terry Fator at The Mirage. Oh, and if you're lucky, get a hot ticket to Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel, stars of the hit Discovery show "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie."
Dial in to a Vegas getaway and see stars from TV up close and in person!
You probably have a digital camera -- either one specifically made for taking pictures, or attached to your smart phone. When you're in Las Vegas, there are plenty of places to put it to good use, with its neon lights and famous boulevard. Book your trip and stroll the Strip, because there's a photo op around just about every corner.
No visit to Vegas would be complete without a stop at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Located on the south end of the Strip, it's one of the most recognizable signs in the world and also one of the most copied. The original designer, Betty Willis, created the sign in 1959 and never copyrighted it. It's the reason why you'll find this sign, or a version of it, everywhere from T-shirts to mugs to beach towels. So when you're here, get your picture with the real thing.
Romance is in the air when you arrive at Paris Las Vegas. The hotel's focal point is a 1/2 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, with its 11th floor restaurant with stunning view of the lights below. Of course, don't miss the elevator ride to the top - at 460 feet, you'll experience a perfect panoramic 360-degree view of Las Vegas. For more great photo ops, don't miss The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, The Paris Opera House, and the Alexander III Bridge-all reproduced to the smallest detail.
Those seeking vintage Vegas will enjoy the downtown area known as Fremont Street. Although there are plenty of classic Vegas hotels here, you can't miss modern technology at its best with the world's largest LED canopy of light. With more than 12 million lights, the overhead canopy displays music videos and special light shows nightly. Make your trip to Fremont Street's Viva Vision show at night and you'll be amazed that it's as bright as day when the lights are on!
The Mirage Volcano has been erupting for more than 20 years, and now produces flames that are hotter and larger than ever, with a new fire lagoon feature. The creators have installed dozens of fire cannons under water that will explode on command. The effect is a choreographed fountain of fire and scored to the vibrant music of Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.
Just take a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard and you'll get a glimpse of the world. It's the most recognizable street in the world and you'll see first hand Bellagio's fountains, New York's famed skyline, Luxor's great pyramid, Venetian waterways and squares and secluded lakeside shows at Wynn Las Vegas.
For more scenic shots, take a quick trip to Lake Mead where you can see the famous Hoover Dam. A quick 30-minute drive from the heart of Vegas, the Hoover Dam will amaze you with its size and commanding presence.
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and TAO Beach is hosting a benefit event on Saturday for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation of Southern Nevada. The "Save 2nd Base" party includes open bar from 1-2 p.m. for anyone in a pink bathing suit.
There's also fun by the pool to start the weekend off on Friday as the Miss Tropic beauty contestants host at The Mirage's Bare pool. The celebrity scene picks up Friday night as Angela Simmons hosts at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas and Ice Cube will bring the party to Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas. For more great Vegas nightlife, check out London Calling at The Bank inside Bellagio, DJ88 at Vanguard Lounge downtown on Fremont Street, EC Twins at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, Dave Fogg & Dainjazone at Rain at the Palms, Dada Life at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Congorock at ARIA's Haze and Soxxi at the Artisan Hotel.
On Saturday, along with the "Save 2nd Base" benefit at TAO Beach, Armin Van Buuren spins at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. When dark falls, the Smashing Pumpkins perform at the Cosmopolitan, and there are more celebrity-hosted events, including Mario Lopez holding his birthday celebration at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, LL Cool J at Chateau and Bryam Greenberg & Victor Rasuk hosting at Pure inside Caesars Palace.
You can also live it up at The Tropic Beauty Model Search at The Bank, Paul Oakenfold at Rain, Van Buuren inside TAO Nightclub, DJ Scooter doing a special guest DJ set at Haze, A-Trak at Surrender, Erick Morillo at Marquee and Chingy live at LAX inside Luxor.
It's another star-packed weekend in Vegas!
If you're a fan of the show "90210," you've got a chance to see two of its stars this weekend hosting Vegas nightclub events!
All weekend long, you can check out ink like you've never seen before at The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth, presented by Mario Barth, through Oct. 2 at The Mirage. It's a weekend event complete with live tattooing, more than 50 seminars and workshops, tattoo contests, piercing and body modification, celebrity guests, prizes, after parties and more!
If you love the Vegas pool scene, kick your weekend off by the Palms Pool as Three 6 Mafia spins for their Ditch Fridays event. Then head over to Town Square Las Vegas for the Craft Beer Tasting, featuring complimentary samplings of different brews every hour from 6-10 p.m.
Then, it's on to some nightlife! Choose from The Vegas Seven Fall Fashion issue release party at The Bank inside Bellagio, Dirty South Starphazing at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan! Aoki's House with Sidney Samson at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Mike Ponson performing live at Pure at Caesars Palace, DJ Jazzy Jeff at Rain inside the Palms, Samantha Ronson at Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub and Nicky Romero at Aria's Haze!!
On Saturday, two vixens from "90210" will host events -- Annalynne McCord is at Pure and Jessica Lowndes is at Gallery. If you're a fan of "True Blood," join Brit Morgan as she celebrates her birthday at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas. DJ/Playmate Alie Layus is spinning at Playboy Club in the Palms, Fare Soldi is at Savile Row at Luxor, Glenn Morrison and EC Twins are at Marquee and Lange is at Rain. Get the day started with the Shannon Twins at Bare Pool at The Mirage.
Stars, great music and more. It's another stellar weekend in Vegas!
This weekend is filled with huge names in Las Vegas, and we're extending it even further into Monday night to invite you to see the finals of the Vegas Spin-Off, where seven mixmasters compete live at Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan.
Kick things off Friday with DJ Scene and Lisa Pittman spinning for Ditch Fridays at the Palms. When the sun sets, Jay-Z hosts 1,000 Nights of Tao Nightclub at the Venetian and Bruno Mars performs live at The Bank inside Bellagio. Nick Cannon spins at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Eddie Thoneick and Bassjackers are on the 1s and 2s at Haze inside ARIA and Eva Amurri celebrates her bachelorette party at Lavo inside Palazzo. Skrillex spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, EDX & Blake Jarrell man the decks at Marquee and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas performs a special DJ set at Gallery at Planet Hollywood.
On Sunday, kick back by the pool with Markus Schulz (one of the judges for Vegas Spin-Off) along with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Marquee or head over to Pete's Pool Party with Sidney Samson at Encore Beach Club.
What happens when you take the world's most exciting destination and give people an extra day to enjoy it? In Vegas, it means a four-day spectacle of celebrities, concerts and top music mixers. Fasten your seat belts -- you're in for a wild ride all weekend long.
The fun begins on Friday with pool parties. Will.i.am performs at Encore Beach Club, Roger Sanchez and EC Twins spin at Cosmopolitan's Marquee, DJ Vice is at TAO Beach atop the Venetian, DJ Pauly D gets some fists pumping at the Palms Pool for Ditch Fridays and Boris, Oscar G & Riva Starr are at the controls at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.
The stars will be out Friday night, too, with Nicole Scherzinger and Nelly at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas, Sammi Sweetheart and Deena Nicole at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood and Ice-T and Coco at Vanity at the Hard Rock.
The world's top DJs will be in Vegas all weekend, too, starting Friday night with Deadmau5 at The Cheslea inside the Cosmopolitan, Skrillex and Lil Jon at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Cedric Gervais spins at TAO, Armin Van Buuren at Marquee, DJ R.O.B. at Artisan, Paul Van Dyk at Haze inside ARIA, 30H!3 at Pure inside Caesars Palace, DJ E-Man spins at 1OAK at The Mirage, DJ Cassidy is at Bellagio's The Bank, Pauly D moves inside to the Palms' Rain and EC Twins perform at Lavo at The Palazzo.
On Saturday, DJ Reach is at TAO Beach, DJ Erra and DJ Mr. Best are at Mirage's Bare pool, Chris Lake spins at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA, Steve Angello takes the controls at Encore Beach Club, Marcus Schulz and EDX spin at Marquee, Tiesto is at Wet Republic and The Pharcyde performs at Palms Pool.
When night falls, Paul Oakenfold celebrates the three-year anniversary of Perfecto at Rain in the Palms, Snooki hosts at Pure, The Situation hosts at LAX inside the Luxor, Angello's Size Matters party comes to XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Akon performs at Chateau, Avicii mixes it up at Marquee, Calvin Harris and Afrojack spin at Surrender, LMFAO provides the beats at TAO, Z-Trip spins at Lavo, A-Trak is at Tryst, also at Wynn, Ciara performs live at Haze, Lloyd Banks takes the stage at 1OAK and Miguel appears at Moon and the Playboy Club at Palms.
Things don't slow down on Sunday, as Diddy hosts a party at Palms Pool, Kaskade performs at Encore Beach Club, Fat Boy Slim takes over Marquee, Fortune 421 takes control at Bare, DJ Dan is at Liquid and Robbie Rivera plays at TAO Beach.
Sunday night Gareth Emery and Dirty South are at Marquee, DJ Vice is at Lavo, Sebastian Ingrosso is at Surrender, Erick Morillo spins at TAO, Flo-Rida takes the stage at Haze, Estelle performs at Chateau, Zen Freeman, Kenneth Thomas and Dave Fogg are at Ghostbar at Palms and the New Boyz are live at Rain.
Close out the weekend by celebrating the holiday in style with Benny Banassi headlining at Marquee Dayclub, a free party wit Gervais at TAO Beach, Ingrosso at Encore Beach Club, Above & Beyond at Wet Republic, the Identity Fest at Mandalay Bay, Sky Nellor at STK Steakhouse at the Cosmopolitan and Chuckie at Marquee Nightclub.
Pool parties, birthday parties and the hottest club scene -- it's no wonder why weekends in Vegas are always something special.
This weekend is no different, with celebrities and some of the top DJs in the biz spinning all over town. Kick off your weekend at the pool today with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan, Carnival at TAO Beach at The Venetian or Rev. Run & Ruckus at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool.
Tonight, Run and Ruckus move inside to Rain, Mya performs at Vanity Nightclub inside the Hard Rock. Yelawolf plays at 1OAK at The Mirage, EDX and the EC Twins perform at Marquee, Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Smoove celebrates his birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
Saturday, enjoy some sun and sounds by Vegas Spin-Off DJ Markus Schulz, who spins with Funkagenda at Marquee. Snooki hosts at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, Mya is at Revel Saturdays at the Hard Rock's Rehab pool and DJ Erra plays at Bare pool at The Mirage.
Close out the weekend with the Karmaloop Magic Kickoff party featuring DJ Franzen at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA, the Syrup Swimwear MAGIC Kickoff party featuring a live fashion show at Bare pool, Hardwell at TAO Beach and spend Sunday night at Ghostbar inside the Palms with Kevin Brown.