For people all over the globe New Year’s Eve is an exciting time filled with streamers, noisemakers, champagne and possible midnight kisses. In America the hottest places to ring in the New Year are definitely Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. If you’re lucky enough to be in one of these frenetic cities bursting with energy and anticipation, make sure you stop by these events on the night of the big countdown.
What: Nicky Romero & Zedd
Where: Club Nokia
Located in the incredible L.A. LIVE entertainment complex in Downtown LA, Club Nokia welcomes two of electronic music’s rising young stars, Nicky Romero and Zedd, on Monday, December 31st. Doors open at 9 p.m. Age 18 and over.
What: Markus Schulz
Where: Avalon Hollywood
Globetrotting trance DJ Markus Schulz will be spinning at Avalon Hollywood, which will feature three rooms of music with multiple VIP areas. In September 2012, Schulz was named America’s Number One DJ by DJ Times magazine. 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Early Arrival Discount Ticket, with guaranteed entry before 11 p.m., starts at $65. VIP tickets start at $155 and include separate entrance, VIP lounge and open bar.
What: Hyde Behind the Mask
Where: Hyde Lounge
A safe haven and secret hideaway for Hollywood royalty, Hyde Lounge is hosting Hyde Behind the Mask, a black-tie Eyes Wide Shut masquerade ball on New Year’s Eve. Accept this unique opportunity to join the bacchanal and be a part of a night that is sure to carve out its own chapter in Hollywood lore, a veritable feast for the senses and a chance to spend the night with Hollywood's elite, including rapper, Common who will perform live. VIP presale with hosted bar: $85.
What: Solid Gold NYE 2013
Where: Playhouse Hollywood
“Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but gold is an infinite love affair.” Featuring Cedric Gervais and DJ Eye, $100 ticket includes premium open bar all night and midnight champagne toast. Various Gold and Platinum packages for groups include bottle service and VIP Balcony or Main Level table reservations. Doors open at 10 p.m., 21 and over. Proper attire is required for entry so dress to impress and forget about baseball caps and shorts.
Where: Sound Nightclub
This New Year's, venture out to Hollywood's newest hot spot, the highly anticipated Sound nightclub. Their very first party will be none other than their New Year's celebration ringing in 2013! This will be the public's first chance to see the inside of this spectacular new venue, complete with their one-of-a-kind sound system, interior 3D projection mapping, and custom artwork. Brining in the new year and christening this club will be Sander Kleinenberg who will play multiple sets during the course of the night. Ticketed guests will enjoy a 5 hour premium open bar, access to the club all night, and a champagne toast at midnight to ring in 2013.
Where: Greystone Manor
Welcome 2013 in style at Greystone Manor, which is hosting "The Grand Ball - A Black Tie Affair" as an homage to the nostalgic era of Golden Age Hollywood glamour and decadence. Clink your champagne glasses at the stroke of midnight and dance all night to the eclectic music of Greystone’s resident DJ, Devin Lucien. $150 VIP Presale includes a hosted premium bar, appetizers and NYE party favors all night. VIP Fast Pass is $200, and various group ticket packages are available. Doors open at 10 p.m., 21 and over.
Where: Universal Studios’ CityWalk
Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration features dazzling fireworks, colorful confetti and non-stop live entertainment at four stage locations. Starting at 9:00 p.m. guests will be treated to a live feed of the iconic New York City Times Square ball drop displayed on giant outdoor screens. At midnight, as the ball drops, guests will celebrate the start of 2013 with a fireworks display and colorful confetti shower. Live music experience will ring in the new year with performances from two contestants from NBC’s “The Voice” –Jamar Rogers and Diego Val—while celebrity DJ Roonie G amps up the crowd with his signature mash-up style at the park’s main entrance.
What: Czars Fairy Tale
This event will showcase a special performance involving aerialists, live animals, snowfall, fire breathers and more. Tickets are $700 for a couple which includes open bar and dinner with multiple courses.
What: New Year’s Eve at Perch
This celebration boasts a hosted open premium bar, a ball drop and toast at midnight as well as a complimentary cigar rolling station. There will also be appetizers and musical performances by The Bella-Donnas and DJ Brazilia. Tickets average about $150.
Where: Wokcano, Santa Monica
Ring in this New Year 1920’s style at the Westside’s biggest NYE party at Wokcano in Santa Monica. The Great Gatsby New Years Eve Ball will include prohibition-style cocktails, whiskey tastings, passed hors d’oeuvres, a live swing band and DJ Frankie spinning Top 40 mashed with 1920’s electro. Guests are encouraged to parade this multi-level nightclub and giant outdoor patio in their zoot suits and flapper dresses and put on their gangster hats and pearls for a rip-roaring celebration. Admission includes party favors and a champagne toast.
What: Drake New Year's Eve
Where: Fountainebleau Poolside
Fontainebleau Miami Beach will continue the legacy of ringing in the New Year with some of the hottest artists around. Drake will perform poolside with additional sounds by DJ Kayper. Prices start at $250 for General Admission. This includes a three-hour open bar from 9PM – 12AM.
Where: LIV Nightclub
December 31st, Calvin Harris will take the stage inside LIV with special guest Jacob Plant. This is your chance to see one of the most famous DJs in the world on one of the most celebrated nights of the year. Tickets cost $375 including a three-hour open bar from 9PM – 12AM.
Where: WET At The W Hotel
Close out 2012 poolside with Alesso, best known for this year’s hot track, “Raise Your Head.” WET at the W Hotel will be transformed into an outdoor oasis equipped with Led screens, special effects, laser lighting and lounge seating atop a glass-covered pool deck. General admission include a 3-hour open bar form 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Several VIP packages and private cabanas also are available.
What: NYE At Mokai
Mokai has been a staple in the Miami nightlife for quite some time now and after its recent renovations is better than ever. That along with a world renowned DJ spinning pulse pounding, fist pumping beats on a state of the art sound and lighting system all night long makes this the hottest and affordable ticket in town. Highlights include: 4 hour premium open bar (9pm-1am), party favors and a live DJ performance.
NEW YORK CITY
What: Times Square Party
Where: Times Square
Treat yourself to a one of a kind New Year's Eve experience and take advantage of the 10th Annual Official Times Square Party Pass! Here's your once in a lifetime opportunity to party hop like a true VIP to some of the most sought after, adrenaline and fist pumping hot spots, cocktail lounges, entertainment centers in Times Square! Times Square is the epicenter of the largest, most highly anticipated New Year's Eve celebration on the planet! Words can barely describe the bright lights, big city energy from thousands of revelers at what is considered by most to be the largest outdoor event on earth as the Waterford crystal ball drops to welcome a new year.
What: Armin van Buuren
Where: Pier 36
Joonbug.com presents a New Year’s Eve 2013 electronic dance music extravaganza featuring a live performance by DJ MAG'S #1 Voted DJ, Armin van Buuren, at Pier 36, Manhattan's mammoth 64,000 square foot pier jutting out onto Manhattan’s East River with breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Statue of Liberty. Countdown the final moments of 2012 and welcome 2013 with a mind blowing, pulse pounding technological sound and light orgy like no other you’ve ever experienced.
Where: BB King Blues Club
Jazz up your New Year's Eve celebration in the heart of Times Square at BB King's on 42nd Street. A triple threat in NYC entertainment, BB Kings is a restaurant- music theatre - lounge in one. The impressive 11,000sf bi-level space offers its revelers plenty of room to mix, mingle, dance and romance the night away. Highlights to the NYE 2013 bash at BB Kings include: Five hour premium open bar, live DJ, festive party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Where: Carnival Lounge
You’ll be in the center of it all at Times Square’s newest hotspot, located just blocks from the infamous ball drop. Like nothing you’ve ever seen before, each room is dramatically themed to represent iconic places and time periods in New York City history; from Chinatown to Art Deco, Central Park to Prohibition, and everything in between. A ticket includes: A 6 hour premium open bar, food buffet, a live DJ spinning sets of hip hop, dance, 80's and rock, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.
What: NYE At Greenhouse
Start 2013 on the right environmentally conscious (Louboutin wearing) foot! Go green at New York City's first eco-friendly, LEED registered nightclub- Greenhouse. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of SoHo, stands this lush eco-friendly nightlife oasis amidst the urban jungle of Manhattan. From the moment you step into Greenhouse’s sprawling 6000sf ultra-luxe bi-level space, you’ll know you’ve arrived at the most captivating and glamorous “tree-house” in New York City. In true sophisticated, velvet-roped fashion of Manhattan’s smoldering hot VIP nightclub circuit, Greenhouse is the premier bottle service lounge where exclusivity reigns supreme.