The 10 Most Lavish New Year's Bashes in Vegas - TheStreet

LAS VEGAS (TheStreet) -- New Year's Eve is anything but a holiday for Sin City's hotels, casinos and restaurants, which boost prices and book reservations far in advance to capitalize on the profitable night.

This year, the city's biggest casinos and nightclubs will rely on A-List celebrities and entertainment to lure in revelers who are willing to spend as much as $50,000 to party. Here are the top 10 New Year's Eve celebrations in Las Vegas:

From the balcony of Pure, guests can look down on the Vegas Strip.

10. Prive at Planet Hollywood


: Jermaine Dupri and Holly Madison

Mix everyone's favorite

Girl Next Door

with the hip-hop sounds of Jermaine Dupri and you have one interesting New Year's Eve bash at Planet Hollywood's Prive. General admission starts at a respectable $75 to $150 per person with open bar provided throughout the night. A table for four with bottle service starts at $800, a relative bargain for Vegas and goes up to $2,000 for a table of eight on the dance floor.

9. Christian Audigier the Nightclub


: Schwayze

Christian Audigier the Nightclub, a collaboration between Pure Management and the Ed Hardy founder by the same name, offers the city's best deal for a VIP table. The club has a $1,500 package available for six guests that includes bottles of Belvedere vodka, Dom Perignon Champagne and free high-fives from Audigier himself.

8. Tao at the Venetian


: Christina Aguilera

Tao will ring in the New Year with pop star Christina Aguilera, who will perform after midnight. At nearby Lavo, Nichole Richie will be on hand for midnight shout-outs while husband Joel Madden spins DJ sets. While tables can be pricey, the layout of the club makes for an enjoyable time even if you're not a VIP.

7. Haze at Aria


: Tiesto

Haze is the newest nightclub on the strip and the first to open at the Aria Hotel and Casino at CityCenter. It has immediately become one of the top electronic music draws in Vegas. On New Year's Eve, you'll find a European-style club scene with Vegas proportions, including an interactive projection TV with a two-story wall of lights.

6. Rain and the Playboy Club at the Palms


: Paul Oakenfold, Maroon 5

The Palms is taking a multi-faceted approach to New Year's Eve this year, with a diverse line-up that suits both dance addicts and soft rock lovers. The night will begin with a concert by Maroon 5 in the Pearl Theater, followed by parties at the Playboy Club and Moon. In the hotel's neighboring tower, Rain will host electronica's top artist, DJ Paul Oakenfold, who will preside over a dance extravaganza in the Palm's rooftop club.

5. Eve/Beso at City Center


: Eve Longoria

Desperate Housewives

star Eva Longoria will launch Eve Nightclub at the new CityCenter on New Year's Eve. Expect it to be one of the city's snazzier affairs with VIP table service and gourmet appetizers.

4. Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


: Sean "Diddy" Combs

Hip-hop mogul Diddy will host an opening party on New Year's Eve at Vanity inside the Hard Rock's new HRH Tower. Vanity, the Hard Rock's first hip-hop venue, will lure big spenders with its glitzy interior, jewel-box design and 80-foot dance floor.

3. The Bank at the Bellagio


: Robin Thicke

The Bank is betting the house on R&B crooner Robin Thicke to bring in the big bucks for New Year's Eve. The sultry voice behind

Lost Without You

will be the lead attraction of a party that includes free Champagne at midnight and a few surprise guests. Tickets are $150 per person with tables starting at $250 per person for a group of six. The Bellagio adds a bit of pizzazz, even if the event offers more slow dances than moonwalks.

2. Pure at Caesar's Palace


: 50 Cent

Rapper 50 Cent takes his swagger to Pure Nightclub at Caesar's Palace, where he will perform hits from his hip-hop catalog along with mixes by DJ Marshall Barnes. Tickets start at $100, but you may want to splurge on bottle service (starting at $2,000 for four people) if you want to sit or see the star close up. Bottle service guests gain entry to the VIP area on the mezzanine level above the main crowd, where an outdoor patio overlooks the Strip.

1. Lax at the Luxor


: Black Eyed Peas

Can you spare $10,000 for entry-level bottle service at what many consider the city's most expensive New Year's Eve celebration? This year the Black Eyed Peas will ring in the New Year at Lax. Ticket packages, the toughest to get in town, start at $10,000 for a group of 10 and include a table on the dance floor and bottles of Belvedere vodka and Dom Perignon for up to 10 people. If you have a spare $50,000, book the VIP loft, where you'll get even more booze, private waiters and a personal paparazzi photographer for you and up to 100 guests.

-- Reported by Michael Martin at in Los Angeles


Michael Martin is the managing editor of -- a luxury travel and lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles and London. His work has appeared in In Style, Blackbook, Elle, U.K.'s Red magazine, ITV and BBC.