Entertainment Capital of the World Hosts Biggest Bash in the West with America’s Party 2013 Complete with Rockin’ Countdown, Champagne and Fireworks

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Las Vegas is the most electrifying destination to ring in 2013 with spectacular and stunning experiences throughout the Strip corridor and beyond. As world travelers converge on Las Vegas, the destination will play host to a series of fabulous soirees, heart-pounding nightclub parties and concerts with A-list performers. America’s Party will also have one of the largest pyrotechnic firework shows in the world. Las Vegas has something to offer this New Year’s for all types of holiday travelers and revelers, and everyone can book their 2013 celebration by visiting www.lasvegas.com.

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The Las Vegas sky will light up as the clock strikes midnight, and celebrators ring in the New Year by watching a stunning fireworks display across the Strip. The dazzling show will be fired from the rooftops of seven resorts along the iconic boulevard: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island (TI), Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and the Stratosphere. The much anticipated America’s Party is hosted by Las Vegas Events (LVE) and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) with the fireworks display being produced by world-renowned Fireworks by Grucci of New York.

Music and Sports Legends Will Amaze with Headline Events
The Killers kick off an unforgettable New Year’s Eve weekend at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with the multi platinum band returning to its hometown to perform for the first time in more than three years. They take the stage on Dec. 28 and 29 at 9 p.m. inside The Chelsea Ballroom. In addition, after seven years of being away from Las Vegas, The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform on Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. inside of The Chelsea Ballroom to ring in 2013. Visitors will also be able to see the GRAMMY® award-winning band perform live on the 65-foot digital marquee facing the Strip.

The Black Keys rock in the New Year with two epic shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with performances at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 31 with special guest Divine Fits.

Pitbull takes over the Pearl Concert Theater inside The Palms Casino Resort on Dec. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m.

UFC returns to the Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Dec. 29 for the much anticipated rematch between Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez. Additionally, the legendary rock band The Eagles return to the Grand Garden Arena for one night only on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

One of the best-selling female artists of all time, Celine Dion performs a special New Year’s Eve concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace at 7:30 p.m.

Partygoers can rock in the New Year with Fremont Street Experience’s Downtown Countdown starting at 6 p.m. with a street party featuring Buckcherry and Queensryche plus special guests Quiet Riot, Pop Evil and Otherwise. The Downtown countdown also includes a 2012 year-in-review on the Viva Vision screen, and a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.

Amped Up Beats Set the Stage for ONLY Vegas Nightlife Celebrations
Toast 2013 with a glass of champagne at some of the hottest clubs in the world.  Las Vegas nightlife is filled with unparalleled sensory immersion experiences, including imaginative cocktails, high-end bottle service and heart-pounding beats that create a unique soundtrack all night long.

SHe will become the newest nightlife and dining destination on the Strip located inside the ultra-luxe Crystals in CityCenter.  As the only nightlife venue set to host its grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve, the upscale, art-deco inspired boutique hotspot will be sure to astound everyone.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host the grand re-opening of the infamous Body English nightclub on Dec. 28, just in time for an indulgent New Year’s 2013 celebration.  Body English will showcase indie, electronic, rock and pop music.

TAO Las Vegas at Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino will ring in the New Year with hip-hop sensation, J. Cole. LAVO Las Vegas inside Palazzo Las Vegas will play host to one of the sexiest parties on the Strip with GRAMMY® award-winning artist Brandy.

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas starts the New Year’s Eve weekend with ATB on Dec. 28, Kaskade on Dec. 29, AVICII on Dec. 30, and Benny Benassi hosting the biggest bash on New Year’s Eve.

There are also four nights of celebration at XS, the ultra-sexy nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Tiesto kicks it off on Dec. 28, followed by Steve Angello with Third Party on Dec. 29. Deadmau5 takes over the celebration on Dec. 30 with AVICII playing into 2013 on New Year’s Eve.

N9NE Group Las Vegas will throw several bashes that partygoers won’t want to miss inside The Palms Casino Resort. Questlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff will get the crowd going at Moon Nightclub on Dec. 29. Kelly Rowland hosts a dynamic evening at Rain Nightclub also on Dec. 29 with the club’s big bash on Dec. 31 with Travis Barker & Yelawolf acting as the New Year’s Eve grand marshals.

The Light Group welcomes guests to ring in the New Year Las Vegas-style, celebrating with a full line-up of star-studded entertainment.  Foster the People will perform its hit “Pumped Up Kicks” along with other favorites as they ring in the New Year at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino.  Reality star and international sensation Kim Kardashian hosts the evening in style at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Collective Zoo will transform the Sky Combat Hanger at the Henderson Executive Airport to host the ultimate black tie “The Great Gatsby” themed bash.  Partygoers will harken back to the roaring 20s where glitz and glamour ruled.

Savor the New Year with World-Class Dining
Las Vegas is one of the culinary capitals of the world, home to a spectacular collection of celebrity chefs and more Master Sommeliers than any other place in the country. New Year’s Eve is a wine connoisseur and restaurant aficionados dream come true. Many of the best restaurants and bars in the destination will feature special menus and VIP dining events.

Wynn Las Vegas will host an exclusive New Year’s Eve soiree in the Lafite Ballroom starting at 9 p.m. In addition, the evolution of Las Vegas nightlife takes an exciting culinary turn with the Dec. 28 opening of Andrea’s, a unique new dining concept at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.  The restaurant debuts an alluring style of “vibe dining,” combining a restaurant and nightlife experience into one environment.

miX Lounge at THEhotel inside Mandalay Bay will offer guests a front row seat to the fireworks spectacular.  Located on the 64th floor of THEhotel, the sexy and sophisticated restaurant and ultra-lounge will provide a prix fixe three-course menu complete with champagne, along with indoor and outdoor dining options of the incomparable fireworks display.

Caesars Palace will be offering a variety of dining experiences for New Year’s Eve, including the perfect place to countdown to midnight. Starting at 10 p.m., guests should arrive at Serendipity 3 to claim their seat at this Strip-side hotspot.

Two-time Michelin Star recipient Gordon Ramsay will host a special five-course prix fixe menu at his Las Vegas flagship restaurant in Paris Las Vegas , which includes his signature dish, beef wellington rossini.

Inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino the party gets started at Tacos & Tequila with the ladies of FANTASY stopping by on New Year’s Eve. They’ll be handing out complimentary Patrón tequila shots for all partygoers at 9 p.m. Rice & Company guests will be able to enjoy the New Year sushi roll while sipping on a glass of champagne. At nearby TENDER Steak & Seafood, the restaurant is offering steak, lobster and champagne specials.

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com