THE CHAINSMOKERS AT XS What better way to ring in the New Year than with the biggest DJ duo on the planet? 9 p.m., $65-$150.
DJ HOLLYWOOD AT HYDE Ring in 2019 with a Lakeside Masquerade hosted by a DJ who’s been spinning in Sin City for NYE since 1996. 9 p.m., $125-$175.
FUTURE AT DRAI’S Party in style with the Atlanta rapper behind the Billboard-charting hit, “Mask Off.” 10 p.m., $125-$175.
GUCCI MANE AT TAO “Wake Up in the Sky” with the Evil Genius himself—aka the pioneering MC who brought trap to the masses. 9 p.m., $75-$150.
DILLON FRANCIS AT INTRIGUE The Mad Decent DJ just released new single “LFGD.” Will he drop it again when the clock strikes midnight? 10:30 p.m., $50-$75.
FRENCH MONTANA AT MARQUEE Your New Year’s Eve is bound to be “Unforgettable” when the Moroccan-American rapper takes over Marquee. 9 p.m., $75-$150.
LUDACRIS AT LIGHT He just starred on new Pitbull single “Quiero Saber,” and there’s only one way to know if Luda will perform it on New Year’s Eve. 9 p.m., $50-$100.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE Enjoy live music and EDM on multiple stages; bar-hop between dozens of historic venues; gaze slack-jawed at the lights of the canopy and have a champagne toast with the Mayor of Las Vegas, all for a paltry $45. (Plus, you’re close to parties at Inspire, Gold Spike and Downtown Grand.) 6 p.m.
NYE KAMAYAN FEAST AT STARBOARD TACK “Kamayan” is Tagalog for “by hand”—as in, you can attack this sumptuous Filipino feast, prepared by Chef Gina Marinelli of La Strega and served up with live music and a complimentary midnight champagne toast, with your hands, for just $40. 8 p.m.
SPACIOUS NYE AT FRESH WATA To paraphrase Bill Hader’s Stefon, this one has everything: cocktails by NASA biochemist Alex Ott, anti-gravity performances, an “intention rocket,” a “clarity dome” and a midnight “spaceman drop,” which is that thing where they drop a spaceman. 9 p.m., $60-$150.
NYE FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY AT THE COSMOPOLITAN ICE RINK How about free (first-come, first-served) skate rentals, an open bar, a live DJ, complimentary hot chocolate for your kids (who you’re totally encouraged to bring, by the way), and a prime viewing spot for the Strip fireworks at midnight? Sound cool? 7 p.m., $50-$150.
FUTURISTIC FUNKPHENOMENON NYE AT SPARROW & WOLF Sinclair Wheeler and Rico DeLargo will lay down a bed of funkadelic grooviness, upon which you’re encouraged to put your thang down. Plus: a champagne toast, a nice view of the fireworks and a front-row seat to one of the best kitchens and bars in the city. 10 p.m., $100-$125.
LADY GAGA AT PARK THEATER Little Monsters, rejoice—the dance-pop diva launches her long-awaited Enigma residency with a three-night stand that climaxes on the Big Night. Good luck Stubhub-ing tickets cheaper than your mortgage payment. 8 p.m., sold out.
IMAGINE DRAGONS AT THE CHELSEA The Las Vegas quartet has well-earned a celebratory show to cap its momentous year. Caveat, revelers: Before you spring for the expensive secondhand tickets, keep in mind this one ends before midnight. 9:30 p.m., sold out.
MAROON 5 AT MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER Adam Levine and company continue their longtime Vegas NYE tradition with shows December 30 and 31 at the south-Strip property. 8 p.m., $105-$230.
BRUNO MARS & BOYZ II MEN AT T-MOBILE ARENA The pop-rock phenom sweetens his usual hits-laden extravaganza with another Top 40 champ—Mirage resident act Boyz II Men—opening the proceedings. 8 p.m., $99-$450.
TENACIOUS D AT THE JOINT The comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass aim to yuck it up, bolstered by material from its just-released Post-Apocalypto. With Wynchester. December 30, 8 p.m., $40-$82; December 31, 10 p.m., sold out.
TOWER OF POWER AT SOUTH POINT CONVENTION CENTER At press time, there were exactly two solo tickets left—and none on Stubhub—for the longtime brass-fueled R&B/funk band’s year-end celebration. What is hip, indeed. 9 p.m., $146.
GWEN STEFANI AT ZAPPOS THEATER Anyone seeking a high-energy lead-in to 2019 will be well-served well by alt-pop firecracker Stefani, who performs her solo material, a handful of covers and, of course, the hits of No Doubt. 9 p.m., $80-$260.
LIVING COLOUR AT BROOKLYN BOWL The socially conscious fusion-rock veterans led by master shredder Vernon Reid will be supported by local acts Adelitas Way and Mike Xavier. 8 p.m., $32.
RESOLUTION BUSTING AT BACCHANAL BUFFET Enjoy a final feast before that January diet with an all-you-can-eat $100 dinner of lobster, crab, prime rib, seared foie gras, Yorkshire pudding and more. Caesars Palace.
GERMAN NEW YEAR AT HOFBRÄUHAUS An hour before midnight in Munich (3 p.m. in Las Vegas), the Bavarian beer hall will offer a three-course meal with cured salmon, beef tenderloin, shrimp, a desert of berries and cream and a complimentary beer toast when the German ball drops. 4510 Paradise Road.
SKY-HIGH VIEW AT VOODOO STEAK Watch the fireworks from the top of the Rio as you enjoy a multi-course Champagne dinner featuring yellowfin tuna, caviar, wagyu ribeye, crab-stuffed halibut and more. Rio, 10 p.m. $185.
LUXURY TASTING MENU AT L’ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON Splurge on a seven-course $325 “Discovery menu” designed for NYE, with Ossetra caviar, shaved truffle over foie gras, house-made spaghetti with sea urchin, Wagyu beef and more caviar. MGM Grand.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT ESTHER’S KITCHEN Guest Chef Hemant Kishore of Toddy Shop brings a South Indian twist to traditional brunch items like a tomato masala omelette and mango cardamom mimosas. 1130 S. Casino Center Blvd. #110.
PAJAMA BRUNCH AT HONEY SALT Leave the sequins to the amateurs and dress down for this comfy farm-to-table New Year’s Day a la carte brunch. 1031 S. Rampart Blvd.