Looking to party hardy this New Years Eve with some grooveworthy music, a group of friends, and perhaps a cocktail or two? Check out some of the most intense social affairs bringing in 2013 around the United States. Warning: not for the faint of heart, poor of spirit or for unwilling dancers.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Things are bound to get hectic during this three day long outdoor dance music festival featuring all your favorite DJs and artists. Wiz Khalifa and DeadMau5 headline the first two days, and you’ll be ringing the new year in with Chromeo at midnight on the 31st.
Geisha House Hollywood NYE
Extravagant garb, premier DJs, and two massive dance floors? Sounds like our kind of party.
Fall down the psychedelic rabbit hole once again to experience the Anaheim Convention Center’s Winter Wonderland party on the night of the 31st. White attire is mandatory. We wonder if that dress code applies to the evenings performers, including Avicii, Madeon, and the other DJs.
Las Vegas, NV
The ultra famous NYE party at TAO Asian Bistro and Club in the Venetian hotel features a DJ driven dance floor and J. Cole as the evening’s host. Two hours of a premium open bar, hors d’evours galore, oh, and don’t forget about the go-go dancers.
Rock your way into 2013 with fun., who will be performing the night of the 31st at Haze nightclub as well as hosting the countdown. Open bar from 9:30-10:30, and girls, our admission is less than half the price of the tickets for the gentleman.
Kim Kardashian’s back in Vegas for New Years, this time hosting the 1 Oak party in the Mirage. No mention of Kanye, but Tyga and A-Track are performing the nights before, so hit up the club all weekend.
Pure Two words: Nicki Minaj. Get your fancy club dress on and watch her (and hopefully Roman) host the most unforgettable party yet.
Lights All Night
Looking to dance away December’s final weekend and right on into 2013? Lights All Night headliners from Friday to Sunday include Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Axwell and Diplo. Do we need to say more?
New Orleans, LA
The French Quarters of NOLA Save money and just head to Jackson Square, the Times Square of NOLA and the place for fun and festivities. The streets will be packed with people, local music playing, fireworks bursting, booze a’flowin and the excitement spreading. It’s a gigantic block party! Bourbon Street bars are bound to get crazy if you’re looking for the ultimate party scene.
Story Nightclub Why? Because it’ll be a warm night in winter free Florida, Kaskade is playing, and there’s an open premium bar from 9-midnight.
There’s Times Square, of course, featuring performances by Taylor Swift, PSY and Neon Trees before the ball drops, or you can go see Armin Van Buren perform at Pier 36. Depends on your taste in music, but both sound like pretty good parties to jumpstart 2013.