Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2018 - 2019 for Families

The main Las Vegas New Year's Eve attraction will be the fireworks display along The Strip. You'll be able to cheer alongside thousands of others as the casinos welcome the new year with a bang. Shows and restaurants are old Vegas staples for those looking for family entertainment. But lots of shows contain content you'd perhaps wish you'd avoided. We've gathered a list of appropriate New Year's Eve shows and concerts both you and your kids will love, from magical wonders to medieval banquets. This page updated: December 26, 2018.

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Taller than the London Eye, the High Roller is a 550 foot tall observation wheel with a 360 degree view of Las Vegas and surrounds. The views are astounding, day or night, depending on your preference and what suits your kids.

Amazing Family New Years Eve Shows

You'll be surprised to hear that many of the most popular Las Vegas shows are open to children for New Years Eve. Here are a few options that will delight the kids.

Blue Man Group New Year's Eve Show

Blue Man Group New Years Eve Tickets

1PM, 4PM and 7PM Shows: Kids and adults alike will love the party atmosphere of Blue Man Group, playing on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip! Combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics, the Blue Man Group is a totally unique form of family-friendly entertainment.

Michael Jackson One Family New Years Show

Michael Jackson One Family New Years Show

4:30PM and 7PM Shows: Hailed by Rolling Stone as "A virtual parade of 'wow' moments," Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Mystere New Year's Eve Show

Mystere Tickets New Years Eve Tickets

Special 4:30PM Family Show: Adventure into an entirely different world where fantasies are played out in vivid color right before your very eyes with Mystère at Treasure Island hotel! With no age minimum (that's right kids of all ages are welcomed!) this is the ideal Cirque du Soleil family show!

Le Rêve - The Dream

Le Reve New Years Eve Tickets

7PM Show: Every seat in the round shaped aquatic Le Reve theater offers a perfect view of this performance featuring acrobatics, swimming, high-elevation diving and dancing. If you sit poolside be prepared for a splash...or three.

LOVE Cirque du Soleil

LOVE Cirque du Soleil New Years Eve Tickets

7PM Show: LOVE Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, the show explores the content of the songs by performances from a cast of 60 international artists. A youthful, raw energy is channeled through aerial performance, extreme sports and urban freestyle dance.

Céline Dion

Celine Dion New Years Eve Show Tickets

If you've stashed tissues, binoculars and a light sweatshirt to cover song-induced goose bumps in your evening bag, we'd be willing to bet you're on your way to Caesars Palace to see the one and only, Celine Dion.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater New Years Eve Tickets

4PM Show: Popovich leads a four-legged cast of 15 cats and 10 dogs, all former strays before becoming stars and, in some cases, internationally ranked poker players. Enjoy this afternoon show with discount child tickets start at $19.

Tournament of Kings Dinner and Show

Tournament of Kings New Years Eve Tickets

Special 5:30PM Show is 99% SOLD OUT: In the era of castles and gallant knights, kings would gather the nobility for fanciful feasts and tournaments of valor in celebration of important events. Those days still exist inside Excalibur hotel during its ournament of Kings dinner show. Everyone can let their hair down and eat with their hands as they watch Knights jousting before them.

Gwen Stefani New Year's Eve Show

Gwen Stefani New Year's Eve Show

Don't speak, we know just what you're thinking. There's 'No Doubt' in our minds that you're just as excited as we are for Gwen Stefani to come to Vegas for New Year's Eve.

WOW The Vegas Spectacular

Special 5PM and 7PM Shows: WOW pulls out all the stops by featuring acrobatics, 3D-multi-media projections, great theatrical lighting and even one of the coolest water stages you've ever seen

Things to do for New Years Eve

2019 Margaritaville New Year's Eve Party

Margaritaville New Year's Eve

Boogie the night away at the Margaritaville New Year's Eve Party. Sitting on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, Margaritaville places you right in the action (especially the top two floors). The festivities start at 9 p.m. and for $99 you'll be able to indulge in a three hour premium brand open bar, a live band, dancing, party favors, open seating and a champagne toast at midnight. Children under 21 years of age will receive non-alcoholic drinks. Seating is open and un-assigned.

High Roller Observation Wheel

High Roller Observation Wheel

At 550 feet tall (168m), Las Vegas' newest attraction, High Roller, lives up to its name, offering unparalleled views of the downtown area, day and night. Ensconce yourself in one of the 28 air-conditioned pods for a half hour you won?t soon forget. Afterwards, check out the city's newest entertainment quarter, The LINQ, where a dynamic array of shops, restaurants, and bars await.

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

Few views of the Las Vegas Strip are more spectacular than those from above. And, with 46 stories and a 360-degree observation deck, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas has some of the best views on the Strip--even capable of rivaling its namesake (at half the size). Visitors to the replica tower ride the glass elevator up 460 feet to see the city's landmarks during the day or admire the iconic lights at night.

Marvel Avengers STATION

Marvel Avengers STATION

Put down that comic book because you're being summoned into the world of the greatest defenders our planet has ever seen, the Avengers. Marvel's Avengers STATION is the Strip's newest superhero attraction that is about to make all your fantasy/Sci-Fi dreams come true. Marvel fans, one ticket gets you up-close-and-personal with Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor. And you don't even have to go to Asgard to do it, just a little ole place called Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mandalay Bay Shark Reef

Mandalay Bay Shark Reef

Shark Reef Aquarium is not your typical aquarium. It is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. Featuring dangerous and unusual aquatic animals and fish from the world's tropical waters, Shark Reef will take visitors on a journey through an ancient temple that has been slowly claimed by the sea.

Circus-Circus New Year's Eve at Adventuredome

New Year's Eve at Adventuredome

If you're hesitant to ring in 2019 with your family among all the chaos on the Las Vegas strip, consider a kid-friendly getaway to Adventuredome Las Vegas and wrap up 2018 under the five-acre hot pink big top at Circus Circus. With rides and attractions for thrill-seekers and tiny tots alike, Adventurdome is one of the country's largest indoor theme parks, so you won?t even have to check the forecast.

Cosmopolitan Ice Rink

New Year's Eve at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Ring in 2019 with an open bar, live DJ and ice skating as The Ice Rink at the rooftop Boulevard Pool hosts a New Year's Eve fireworks watching celebration offering unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip. December 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve.

Tickets

  • General admission | 21 & over (through Dec. 1): $100 per person
  • General admission | 21 & over (after Dec. 1): $150 per person
  • General admission | under 21: $50 per person

AdventureDome

AdventureDome Las Vegas

AdventureDome is America's largest indoor theme park featuring the world's only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster, The Canyon Blaster. Set in a Grand Canyon-styled motif, this place packs a lot of entertainment into its glass-domed five acres.

Circus Circus' Famous Carnival Midway

Circus Circus' Famous Carnival Midway

Step right up and stimulate your senses at Circus Circus' famous Carnival Midway, designed to supremely thrill kids and adults of all ages! If you're game, they've got plenty to keep you entertained with invigorating selection of games all of which surrounds a circus stage and promises premium prizes for winners. Also on the Midway is a pulse-pounding Arcade energizing players with 200 of today's most popular and yesterday's most classic games.
Age Restrictions: Kids under 15 must be accompanied by adult.
Location: Circus-Circus
Times: Closes at 10pm
Phone: 702-734-0410

Family Festivities in Town Square Park

New Year's Eve Town Square Park

Celebrate the New Year with your little ones this year at Town Square during Noon Year's Eve on December 31. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park starting at 10 a.m. and include an inflatable slide and rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A DJ from 98.5 KLUC will mix the music for a dance party as we count down to noon. At noon, ring in the New Year with a flavorful juice box toast. December 31 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New York-New York Arcade

Games of chance are for adults, but arcades are for kids and New York-New York has over 10,000 square feet dedicated to arcade gaming. In our opinion the top dog of arcades is the New York New York arcade which is located above the Il Fornaio Italian restaurant. It's huge in size and has a combination of arcade and skill games that appeal to all ages. And winning is the name of the game in this arcade because the games of skill dispense tickets that can be exchanged for prizes ranging from candy to large stuffed bears and toys.
Location: New York - New York
Times: Closes at 2 am

Excalibur Midway

Located on the lower level--below the casino area--the Excalibur Midway is where you can test your skills at carnival style games and arcade games alike. Set any young boy or girl free here and you'll be a hero for the day!
Location: Excalibur hotel
Times: Closes at 2am

Where to Watch the 2018/2019 New Year's Eve Fireworks in Las Vegas and Henderson

It's been a chilly month in Vegas, but things are about to heat up. Touted as the world's largest block party, the Las Vegas strip's six-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard shuts down to traffic at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve for a raucous bash, finishing with a bang?literally?in the form of a coordinated fireworks display from the strip's central casinos including MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian, and Stratosphere. The city looks to outdo itself once again, so we'll have to see how the show compares to last year's dance of 80,000-some pyrotechnic effects. This year promises to be equally impressive, and there are lots of places for families to capture the view from above, skirting the chaos of peeping with nearly 330,000 others watching from below. You can also jostle for a spot on any of the pedestrian bridges linking the casinos or catch the view from the Gold Coast parking garage. Whatever your pleasure, here's where to score the best views to ring in 2019:

The District at Green Valley Ranch

This is a Las Vegas locals secret: great views in a low key setting can be had from Green Valley Ranch hotel's The District shopping and entertainment center. If a calm New Year's Eve is what you're after you'll find it here.

Red Rock Hotel and Downtown Summerlin

Yet another local's secret, Red Rock hotel and neighboring Downtown Summerlin outdoor pedestrian mall are located about 30 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip and offer remarkable city views in a relaxing, low-key environment.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, this party on the patio offers unobstructed fireworks views for a general admission of $200 per person that includes an open bar and live entertainment.

The Cosmopolitan

New York's Rockefeller Center has nothing on The Ice Rink, located on the Cosmopolitan's rooftop at the Boulevard Pool. For New Year's Eve, The Ice Rink hosts a fireworks viewing bash with unsurpassed views of the show on the strip. Early bird tickets are sold out, but general admission is still up for grabs for $150 per person. Admission includes open bar, complimentary ice skating and skate rentals, and a non-alcoholic open bar with sodas and hot chocolate for those with an under-21 ticket. If you're staying at The Cosmo, entery to The Ice Rink area is complementary for guests after 11:30 p.m.?just in time for the fireworks.

Sundance Helicopters

Attention daredevils! Enjoy the lights from above with Sundance's 40-minute New Year's Eve flight. Your $499 package offers limousine pick-up and drop-off to and from your strip hotel, a breathtaking aerial tour amidst the fireworks display, hors d'eurvres served at the terminal, and a Champagne toast a midnight. Book quickly, as this tour sells out every year.

Lake Las Vegas

Take in the scenes away from all of the hubbub and view the fireworks by boat. Lake Las Vegas is offering a New Year's Eve Cruise from its La Contessa Yacht from 11 to 12:30 p.m. A $50 ticket comes with a free glass of champagne, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and a DJ.

Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas

With two outdoor balconies overlooking the action, it's no surprise Jimmy Buffet's New Year's Eve bash is a coveted ticket on New Year's Eve. General admission ($99) offers three hours of premium bar, live entertainment, dancing, and seating with a champagne toast at midnight. Guests under 21 years of age receive non-alcoholic drinks. Better views come with a higher price tag, but you can enjoy the same party from the higher second and third floors for $199 per person.

Hard Rock Café

Great music and great views make this a top option to ring in 2019. A live band, appetizes, and a hosted bar come complete with the fireworks package for $195 per person. The restaurant and bar has three floors and outdoor patios for unparalleled viewing.

From Your Room

For parents who are partying with the kids on New Year's Eve, perhaps the best option is to skip the chaos and enjoy the view from your room. Make sure to book a South-facing room with strip views, and hotels toward the center of the strip offer the best views for your money. Order room service and toast the new year in comfort!

The Aria hotel provides a complementary viewing area for hotel guests on its Main Porte Cochere between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., so get there right on time to secure your spot. Or, book a balcony room at the Cosmopolitan for prime, unobstructed viewing. A strip-facing room at Caesar's is another great choice, and you'll enjoy the added bonus of the hotel's Hollywood movie fame.

From Your Car

Another surprising option for a front-row seat to the fireworks, without having to fight for a spot on street level, is a casino parking garage. Locals suggest the garage behind Harrah's, Rio, or the self-park roof on Gold Coast. Pack a snack and get there early to avoid the rush.

Near McCarren Airport

Russell road opposite McCarren airport stays open during New Year's Eve celebration. Park anywhere along Russell and the airport for fantastic views of the Strip fireworks.

Where to Eat in Las Vegas for New Years with Kids

And of course you'll want to enjoy a great dinner. Try these restaurants where the kids will love the venue and you can enjoy great food.

Tournament of Kings Dinner and Show

In the era of castles and gallant knights, kings would gather the nobility for fanciful feasts and tournaments of valor in celebration of important events. Those days still exist inside Excalibur hotel during its 'Tournament of Kings' dinner show. Everyone can let their hair down and eat with their hands as they watch Knights jousting before them.

Mon Ami Gabi

Situated within the Paris Hotel and Casino, this French bistro opens its main dining room to serve up French fare for a new year. Starting at 5 p.m., the restaurant offers a five-course prix-fixe holiday menu for $99 to $200 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Children under 12 are welcomed with a special price of $25 each.

Mesa Grill

This Southwest outpost within Caesars Palace Las Vegas is offering up a two-course prix-fixe dinner for $85 per person. Note that an 18-percent service charge will be added to all checks.

STK

Beef lovers rejoice! The Cosmopolitan Hotel's STK Steakhouse celebrates the end of 2018 with a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring specials like butternut squash ravioli, Japanese Wagyu beef tartare, six-ounce filet and crab legs, and seared Chilean Sea Bass. Afterward, enjoy skating, an open bar, and a live DJ while viewing the spectacular fireworks over the strip from the Cosmopolitan's rooftop ice rink at Boulevard Pool. Tickets start at $50.

SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas

Craving entertainment over your meal? SUSHISAMBA is throwing a Réveillon bash featuring DJ's, samba dancers, and festive dinner specials. Seatings from 7 to 10 p.m. have a $125 per guest minimum.

Canyon Ranch Grill

Families are especially welcomed at this healthier alternative of the Las Vegas strip, which is offering festive holiday items in addition to the regular kid's menu.

Zen Kitchen

Children of all ages are welcome in this Waldorf Astoria eatery. The upscale casual dining option is offering a three-course menu for $90 per person, plus a limited a la carte menu. Dress code is smart casual.

Sake Rok

Sushi, Sake, and Spectacle is the name of the game at Sake Rok for New Year's Eve. At 5:30 p.m., the Japanese eatery offers a chef's family-style menu for $125 per person, and later diners can join at 7:30 p.m. for $150 per person. Both time slots offer an optional open-bar package.

Red Square

Celebrate like a Czar at this Mandalay Bay dining establishment, offering a multi-coursed dinner at Red Square Las Vegas. Guests pay $65 each for prix-fixe from 5 to 7 p.m. or $85 for the Celebrate Like a Czar menu after 8 p.m.

Bottiglia

A stylish way to ring in the new year, Green Valley Ranch's Bottiglia Cucina and Enoteca restaurants toast the new year with a $75 four-course chef-crafted menu and a midnight champagne toast. After 7 p.m., Cameron Dettman will be performing live music.

Mezzo Bistro and Wine

For those who don't love prix-fixe, Mezzo Bistro and Wine will have its regular menu on offer as well as amazing steak and seafood specials, all with a free champagne toast at midnight.

The Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery

Diners with specialty diets will love this Italian prix-fixe option, which offers $42 and $55 pricing for a vegan or omnivore menu.

CATCH

Aria Hotel's most swimming option is open New Year's Eve beginning at 5:30 PM and has a full and a la carte dinner menus available 5:30 to 7 p.m. and a prix-fixe menu beginning at 9 p.m.

Herringbone

California coastal cuisine comes to Las Vegas in this Aria hotel eatery. Guests enjoy a prix-fixe menu beginning at 5 p.m. along with tunes spun by a DJ. Guests pay $120 before 6:30 and $175 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Say bonjour to this French indulgence at the Waldorf Astoria, featuring four- and six-course seating options that include duck foie gras, king prawn, grilled scallops, beef fillet, and a "grand dessert." No a la carte menu available.

Hard Rock Café

You can't go wrong with a classic, and the Hard Rock lives up to its reputation with live entertainment. If you're leaving the kiddos at home, this option also features premium open bar, food stations featuring a selection of appetizers, party favors, and a champagne toast as midnight.

Top of the World

Enjoy the ultimate Las Vegas New Year's Eve at the Stratosphere's Top of the World restaurant. At 800 feet over Las Vegas Boulevard, enjoy an a la carte menu from 4 to 8 p.m. for a $100 minimum. If you want to splurge on the view, enjoy fireworks seating beginning at 10 p.m., which costs $299 per person for a four-course prix-fixe menu and champagne toast.

Sommerlin diners can take advantage of Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar's (at Red Rock Resort) $75 special offering passed bites, an open bar, and live entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Think cured salmon, goat cheese pound cake, and champagne-pressed strawberries.

Hokkaido Teppanyaki Hibachi Steakhouse

Want some up-close entertainment with your meal? Hokkaido Teppanyaki Hibachi Steakhouse opens at 3.pm., offering up a surf-and-turf special for $38 per person including ginger salad, miso soup, shrimp, lobster, and filet mignon. Kids will enjoy specialty desserts like made-to-order cotton candy shaped like a showpiece.

Virgil's Real Barbecue

If a laid back backyard barbecue is more your speed, this Linq Promenade restaurant offers a dinner and party package for $125 per person that includes an open bar, smoked brisket, pulled pork, hush puppies, and mac and cheese, all to the tunes of a live DJ.

Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery

One of the largest brewpubs in the nation, the Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery features six styles of Monte Carlo-labeled beer, including Las Vegas Lites, Winner's Wheat, High Roller Red, Silver State Stout, Jackpot Pale and Brewmaster Special. Here you'll be able to enjoy a nice cold beer in a restaurant that welcomes kids too. The menu compliments the selection of beers. Items include a vast selection of things kids love like freshly baked brick-oven pizzas, gourmet wraps and a full line of salads and sandwiches.

Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio at New York New York Hotel is an authentic Italian restaurant that includes wood-fired rotisserie chicken, homemade pasta, grilled fish, steak and chops, pizza from the wood-burning oven, and fresh seasonal salads and soups. Great for sophisticated teens to pretend they're adults.

Getting Around New Year's Eve with Kids

This takes some serious planning. The entire Strip is closed to traffic making it one enormous pedestrian walkway! This makes it a great playground for your new years festivities, but a complete nightmare when trying to organize transport.

You'll find the taxi lines snaking miles into the distance and don't even bother trying to flag one down in the street - that's illegal in Las Vegas.

If you park your car in one of the Casino parking lots you can expect it to stay there until the early hours while complete gridlock brings everything to a stand still until at least 3 am. Yes, you'll have become a prisoner to the Party On The Strip until it chooses to let you go.

Our top tip is to choose your hotel wisely. Look at the attractions listing in this book and decide which ones you'd like to spend time at, then pick a hotel nearby. Hotel rooms can seem expensive on paper, but when you think of all the hassle you'll avoid, it may be worth every penny.

But if you do want to travel up and down The Strip you'll just need an action plan. Getting from one end to the other can be nearly impossible. Not only is the walk dauntingly long for little legs, but you'll also have to battle past plenty of drunk college students celebrating the new year with less than desirable language and splashing beer in all directions.

So when trying to cover longer distances why not use the Las Vegas Monorail as a quick and easy way to avoid the crowds.

When you consider the number of people that will be in Vegas partying, surprisingly few will use the Monorail. That's because it's tucked away behind the casinos on the eastern side of The Strip - and not many people even know it's there. Traveling at up to 50mph it will whisk you past the crowds getting from one end of the Strip to the other in 15 minutes or less.

The Monorail tickets are valid up to one year from purchase so you can buy them in advance at the stations or even online. Even better, children five and under ride free (they must be able to be carried through the fare gates, accompanied by an adult passenger who has a paid fare).

Strollers are permitted, as are wheelchairs, walkers, mobility scooters and motorized scooters that assist those with a disability. All Monorail stations also have accessible elevator service to all levels.

Below is a list of Monorail stops. Individual stops, although named after only one or two resorts, usually serve four or five which are all well sign posted.

  • Sahara Station
  • Las Vegas Hilton Station
  • Las Vegas Convention
  • Center Station
  • Harrah's / Imperial Palace Station
  • Flamingo / Caesars Palace Station
  • Bally's / Paris Las Vegas Station
  • MGM Grand Station
Times: Closes at 3am
Price: Single Ride $5, multi-trip and day passes available, Children 5 and under ride free.

Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip) Closure

By 6:30pm on December 31, 2018, Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) will be fully cosed to vehicle traffic. NOTE: Throughout the evening travel on Sahara Avenue, Russell Road, and Desert Inn Road will remain unrestricted.

  • 5:00 p.m. -- Closing of off ramps from I-15 onto eastbound Tropicana Ave., Flamingo Rd. and Spring Mountain Road by NHP / NDOT begins.
  • 5:45 p.m. -- The closing of all other streets, roads and alleys leading onto
  • Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Ave. and Russell Road will begin.
  • 6:00 p.m. -- L.V.M.P.D. Traffic Officers begin clearing all vehicular traffic off
  • Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Russell Road.
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Las Vegas Boulevard is fully closed to vehicle traffic.
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Inbound roads to Las Vegas Boulevard are fully closed to vehicular traffic.
  • 6:30 p.m. -- All walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Boulevard will be shut off.
  • 12:00 a.m. - 12:15 am -- Fireworks show takes place on Strip and Fremont Street.
  • LAS VEGAS BLVD (STRIP) RE-OPENING INFORMATION (Approximate)
  • 12:15 a.m. -- All walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Blvd. will resume operation.
  • 1:30 a.m. -- All celebrations normally subside. Barricade removal begins.
  • 2:00 a.m. -- Street sweepers begin clean up, working from South to North.
  • 3:30 a.m. -- Reopening of off ramps from I-15 onto Eastbound Tropicana Ave., Flamingo Rd. and Spring Mtn. Rd. by NHP / NDOT begins.

General Info & Tips

Like any popular city, Las Vegas attracts huge crowds during the New Years celebrations. It's an evening for letting go and having fun--for both children and adults so it's vital to make safety priority one. Being safe mostly means that you'll be able to keep in touch with your kids even when caught up in the fun fuelled party.

Rule #1: Have your cellular phone with you (and on) at all times when away from your children

Rule #2: If you child is old enough to use a phone it's not a bad idea to have a cellular phone for him/her and program your phone number as a quick dial number on the keypad.

Rule #3: Never walk the Las Vegas Strip without either holding your child's hand or making sure they are in view. With The Strip turned into a huge pedestrian party you'll need to keep a close eye on kids at all times. Las Vegas Boulevard or "The Strip" will be insanely busy and the last thing you want is to chance your children getting swept into the crowds whilst to looking up at the lights/volcanoes/attractions and not where they are walking.

Rule #4: Pick a meeting point that's clearly visible in your area, so that if you do get split up you can re-group. Try the MGM Lion statue, the Eiffel Tower or another tall landmark.

Rule #5: Only use hotel recommended babysitting services. If you are going to hire a sitter or child care service in order to have some alone time with your spouse, partner, friends, or yourself, be sure to hire hotel recommended and licensed child care services. It's not only a good safety move but will provide you with peace of mind.

Rule #6: If you hire a babysitter to go out on the town, never go out past 1am. We don't know why but it seems like the Vegas scene changes after 1am, from fun to sinister, maybe it's that all the crazy party animals come out at about that time but you don't want to get sucked into that scene when you've got kids waiting for you--do that when you travel alone.

Rule #7: Don't forget that as the clock strikes midnight EVERYONE decides to get on the phone to call loved ones and friends. The cellular phone lines invariably freeze under the strain of tens of thousands of simultaneous calls. Make sure your kids are aware of this in case you do get split up around this time and can't contact each other.

Rule #8: Keep your valuables safe. Of course you'll want to capture the magic of the night on camera, but keep all these precious items in zippered pockets or your may be bidding farewell to them as well as 2018.

Rule #9: Temperatures drop considerably at night in the Las Vegas Valley, so make sure everyone wraps up nice and warm. Sweaters and jackets will be essential kit for keeping everyone happy all night long.

Rule #10: Plan how your going to get back to your hotel or home in advance or you'll end up trapped on The Strip. Check the Getting Around section (page 2).

In a guide telling you what's on for New Years Eve you'll forgive us for including a section on what's Not on. But in a city that gears itself towards entertainment for the over 21's there are a few places that will be strictly out of bounds to families on New Years.

Throughout the year The Strip holds a 9pm curfew on unaccompanied minors (under 18's). That doesn't mean kids can't be out at all, just that they have to be accompanied by an adult after this time.

Under 21's are also never allowed to loiter on casino floors. They are allowed to pass through the casino's though, on their way to shows, restaurants or attractions. So there will be no hitting the slots while your kids watch on.

Can Kids Visit the Las Vegas Strip on New Years?

Yes, it's legal for children accompanied by adults to be on the Las Vegas Strip for New Years Eve celebrations. Children who are guests of a hotel are naturally allowed within that hotel. However, because of the sheer volume of people on the Strip for New Years we don't recommend your children walk the strip that evening. Remain in your hotel and enjoy the festivities of the Strip from a safe distance.

Note that the roads will be off-limits to traffic, so plan on booking a room nearby or heading home after midnight. If you'd rather leave the car at home, visitors can take advantage of free public transportation on New Year's Eve provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Free rides apply to all RTC transit routes, including the Strip & Downtown Express. Parents, if you're thinking of bringing your little ones to the raucous block party on the strip, note that strollers are prohibited for the night.

Las Vegas Strip Curfew for Minors

Clark County ordinance sets a curfew for minors on the Strip. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on the Strip from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. Jan. 1.

Las Vegas New Years Eve for Teens

Vegas is a city that tends to forget it's teen population, even though it has one of the largest school districts in the country. In fact Vegas only has one teen night club. But that said, it's got to be the hippest teen night club we've seen, and is great for those kids who are convinced they're already adults.

While the world is getting ready for the New Year this club decided this would be a great time to celebrate the year that is now coming to an end.

FroZEN75 Teen Nightclub is Las Vegas' only under 21 nightclub and lounge and it's all that adults are used to without the alcohol. Frozen 75 has strict dress requirement so you'll want to check those out on their website.
Location: 4427 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV
Telephone: 702-364-4444

Ages 21 And Over Only

Here's a list of things to do this New Year's Eve for those ages 21 and older.

Springs Preserve New Year's Eve Celebration

Springs Preserve New Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the New Year at Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve with live music and dancing, gourmet appetizers and light bites, a midnight champagne toast, and a stunning view of fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip! Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, 8pm-12:30am. $54 per person, plus Eventbrite fees. Ages 21 and older. Additional cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

New Year's Eve at New York-New York

Bridge Bash at Brooklyn Bridge

Bridge Bash at Brooklyn Bridge New Years Eve 2019

Ring in 2019 from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge (but without the cold of the Northeast). New York New York's bridge party offers premiere views of the fireworks over music by a DJ, dancers, and an open bar. This party is 21 and over only

Tom's Urban NYE 2019 Unicorn Partyland

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Sweets, treats, Booze and Unicorns! Get festive and colorful while magically closing out 2018! Enjoy our premium open bar, unlimited amuse bouche, lavish buffet and the best viewing area for fireworks! Tickets include a premium open bar, unlimited small plates, live music, glow party favors, premium view of the fireworks and a champagne toast at midnight! Must be at least 21 years of age. General Admission $150. 8PM to Midnight.

Bar at Times Square

Bar at Times Square

A countdown to 2019 you'll never forget! Come thirsty, be loud, and ring in 2019 with dueling pianos, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! Standing Room $25; Preferred Guaranteed Seating $50. From 8PM to 3:30AM. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Beerhaus NYE 2019

Beerhaus NYE 2019

Rock out with you beer out! Ring in the New Year at Beerhaus! General Admission is $100. From 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM. Includes appetizers, unlimited premium well drinks, live entertainment & champagne toast at midnight! Must be at least 21 years of age.

New Year's Eve at Bellagio

Fireworks at the Bellagio Terrazza

Book an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the New Year's Eve fireworks show from the Bellagio Terrazza. $175 Admission. For reservations, please contact the Concierge at Bellagio: 702.693.7075 or 866.906.7171. Availability is subject to change.

Fix

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FIX offers a five-course New Year's Eve Gala menu with seasonal dishes. First Seating begins at 5:00 pm. A la Carte menu available at the Bar. NYE Gala seating begins at 7:00 pm. Reservations only available through Fix at: 702.693.8865 or 866.906.7171.

New Year's Eve at Aria

New Year's Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Aria!. Price includes: Aria's Signature Hors D'oeuvres, an appetizer, pasta, surf & turf, coffee & tea, a Midnight champagne toast, late night fare, premium open bar, DJ evening entertainment. Sunday, December 31, 2018? 6:30 pm ? $140.00 per person. Please Call for Reservations: 203.758-0096.

New Year's Eve 2019 with Tyga at JEWEL Nightclub

New Year's Eve 2019 with Tyga at JEWEL Nightclub

Ring in the new year with Tyga inside Las Vegas' ultimate nightlife destination, including a two hour open bar to kick off the celebration. Doors open at 9:00 PM.

VICE VERSA at Vdara Patio & Pool Party

VICE VERSA at Vdara Patio & Pool Party

Two coasts. Two countdowns. One unforgettable night. It's a New Year's eve unlike any other. VICE VERSA welcomes 2019 twice, celebrating both the East Coast countdown and the West Coast countdown. Toast New York's New Year at 9:00pm, then head up to the pool deck at 11:00pm to watch spectacular fireworks and toast 2019 in Vegas. Featuring a delectable menu of Robata-grilled creations, specially selected wines and handcrafted cocktails, this is one party everyone will be buzzing about... from coast to coast. To reserve your table, please contact Vdara Concierge at 702.590.2030.

ALIBI Ultra Lounge

ALIBI Ultra Lounge

Celebrate New Year's Eve in true Las Vegas fashion with the seductive setting of ALIBI Ultra Lounge inside ARIA Resort & Casino. Guests are invited to ring in 2019 with live entertainment, celebratory countdown, innovative cocktails and more. For those seeking to elevate their experience, table packages with beverage offerings are available for purchase. Open 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM.

New Year's Eve at Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas

America's Party Downtown

Join Fremont Street for the ultimate New Year's Eve street party as we ring in 2019. Experience the mind-blowing energy of dazzling visuals on the world's biggest video screen, live bands and roaming entertainment, onstage pyrotechnics and more.

New Year's Eve at Delano

Join the best New Year's Eve party in town at the highly acclaimed Skyfall Lounge or a dinner you'll never forget at Rivea, both atop Delano Las Vegas. With 180-degree views that make it possible to watch fireworks over the desert while partying the night away. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, customized bottle service and live entertainment to ring in the new year. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter the venue. Must have valid, government issued ID to enter the venue. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets can be picked up at the Skyfall Lobby entrance starting at 6:30 pm on 12/31/18.

  • New Year's Eve at Rivea. Monday, December 31 from 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • New Year's Eve at Skyfall Lounge. Monday, December 31 from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Hotel

Party like a rock star on New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas located inside Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip. The celebration will feature live entertainment, a premium open bar; food stations featuring a selection of appetizers, party favors and a special champagne toast at midnight. Additionally, revelers get a front row view of the fireworks at midnight from Hard Rock Live Las Vegas' patio overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip. $195 per person.

New Year's Eve at Cosmopolitan

Ariana Grande

Kick off New Year's Eve Weekend with a live performance from GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum pop hitmaker Ariana Grande at The Chelsea. December 29, 2018 at 10PM. Tickets from $100.

New Year's Eve at The Park

Lady Gaga

Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee superstar entertainer Lady Gaga will launch her Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort Friday, Dec. 28. Lady Gaga's Las Vegas Residency will consist of two separate shows: LADY GAGA ENIGMA, a brand-new odyssey of her pop hits built as an experience unlike any other in Las Vegas, and LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO, where she will perform stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook.

Las Vegas New Year's Eve Parties

The High Roller

If you're leaving the kiddos with the sitter, take advantage of the most premium way to enjoy the fireworks display. Located at the Linq Promenade [link: https://www.lasvegaskids.net/hotels/linq-hotel-casino/ ], this 500-feet tall observation wheel gets its name for a reason. For $500 per guest, you can enjoy the show from one of 28 spacious cabins on the world's tallest observation wheel. Guests enjoy a midnight firework viewing, open premium bar and champagne toast on board, as well as a VIP pre-party with open premium bar and catering. Must be 21 and older to attend.

Top of the World & 107 Skylounge

Get more bang (pun intended) for your buck by booking the Stratosphere Hotel's [link: https://www.lasvegaskids.net/hotels/stratosphere/ ]New Year's Eve Room and Party Package. A two-night stay comes with admission for two to the 108 Party in the Sky, where guests can enjoy a three-hour unlimited open bar, entertainment, and a champagne toast over front-row views to the midnight fireworks. If you'd prefer not to stay the night, fireworks seating at the Top of the World is $299 per person for an entrée choice of filet mignon, king salmon, or Maryland crab stuffed chicken.

Harrah's Las Vegas Dueling Piano Bar

With no charge for general admission, Harrah's [Link: https://www.lasvegaskids.net/hotels/harrahs/] Dueling Piano Bar is a great place to enjoy the fireworks from its outdoor patio space. A patio table is available for VIP table service but comes with a $400 minimum.