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13 Insane New Year’s Eve Parties

Don’t have your New Year’s Eve plans yet? No worries, we’ve got you covered with 13 over-the-top bashes to choose from. Here’s to you, 2017!

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Fontainebleau, Miami

Miami parties year-round, so it’s no surprise that it’s home to some of the biggest New Year’s Eve blowouts. Head to Fontainebleau, where the Biebs himself will be performing poolside followed by a set by Skrillex at the on-site LIV nightclub. Just be warned: tickets don’t come cheap — they start at $500 a pop (and max out at $50,000 for a stage-side private room). If you’re looking to dance on a dime, Pitbull is playing for free at Bayfront Park.

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The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Sin City got its rep for a reason. If you want an all-night rager, go see The Weeknd, who is headlining at the Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan. Tickets include a two-hour open bar (with premium liquor, of course), hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. The only rule? Come dressed to the nines.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Dubai is the land of luxury, and you can expect the same opulence at Atlantis The Palm’s Royal Gala. A round of champagne and canapés starts the night off right before you begin browsing the buffet of lobster, caviar, shawarma and more. Then, a 30-piece orchestra will play from 8pm to 3am (that’s seven hours straight!) as the fireworks light up the city skyline.

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The NoMad Hotel, New York City

Every New Yorker knows the best parties in Manhattan are at rooftop bars. Join the pretty people at the NoMad’s swanky terrace, where they’ll be sipping cocktails crafted by legendary mixologist Leo Robitschek. Foodies will freak out over the raw bar, and the spread of flat breads, desserts and canapés.

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Time + Space, New York City

For a party that’s truly out of this world, join BangOn!NYC for a nine-hour New Year’s bash at a secret warehouse in Bushwick (the location is revealed the day of). The theme: Time + Space — meaning there’ll be intergalactic decor, two DJ stages, large-scale art installations (like an immersive time machine), pyrotechnics, aerialists, a rocket launch, fire-breathers, zip-line performers, silent disco, 3D projections, art cars, rides and more. Think of it as an insane mix of party, playground and performance.

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Thompson Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen is where the fiesta is at, and at the heart of it is the Thompson. Atop its 30,000-square-foot rooftop, revelers will tuck into a private dinner at CATCH as well as a night of free-flowing booze, dancing and a performance by a surprise celebrity guest. Though the musician is still a secret, we know with the Thompson’s killer nightlife scene, it’ll be good.

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Wynn Las Vegas

The Wynn Las Vegas is known for its over-the-top nightlife. And it went all-out for this New Year’s Eve. At Surrender, DJ Snake will be spinning some of his top hits (ahem, Turn Down for What), and if you’re cool with dropping $60,000, you can be a VIP with a multi-course dinner for 12 at the Asian dining hotspot, Andrea’s, as well as bottle service and a chance to join DJ Snake in the booth. There’s also dancing at the just-opened Intrigue venue, plus a showstopping performance by Major Lazer at XS.

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Hotel del Coronado, San Diego

Ring in the New Year as Hotel del Coronado’s oceanfront ballroom transforms into a Far East Fantasy event. The black-tie gala’s theme centers around the Byzantine Empire and the Silk Road, and guests will dig into a five-course feast including dim sum pork buns and shrimp pot stickers, Polynesian poke, and filet mignon with citron-glazed prawns. Oh, and let's not forget the after-party, with an open bar and all-night dancing.

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Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

Spend silvester (German for New Year’s Eve) in style at the Kulturbrauerei. This giant courtyard houses a handful of bars and clubs, all of which come together on New Year’s Eve to throw one hell of a party. With nine clubs, 15 dance floors, and 30 DJs, it’s the biggest rager in Berlin. If you want an all-in-one night (for only $30, no less), with a mix of music, including 80s, 90s, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM, this is for you.

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The Roxy Hotel, New York City

Looking for something a bit more out of the box? The Roxy Hotel is hosting a Surrealist Art Ball (inspired by Rothchild’s 1972 affair). You can expect a four-hour open bar, tasty bites, plus live music. But before you waltz in, make sure you come in costume — and yes, there will be lots of people parading around wearing Dalí mustaches.

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The Palms Turks and Caicos

For those who prefer sand over skyscrapers, The Palms has got you covered. The posh resort along Grace Bay is throwing a beachfront bash with fresh seafood bites (like conch ceviche), a DJ down by the water and fireworks over the ocean. And if you’re hurting the next morning, treat yourself to a heated sea shell massage (instead of hot stones) at the 25,000-square-foot spa.

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Dolder Grand, Zurich

Party in a castle hotel? Sign us up! Switzerland’s gorgeous Dolder Grand is throwing a Night in White Satin celebration in its ballroom, complete with acrobats, a late-night DJ and music from The AllStars Collective, who have worked with musicians like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mumford & Sons, Prince, Eric Clapton, and more. Foodies should make a beeline for The Restaurant; the two Michelin-starred spot will be serving an extravagant nine-course meal, ending with a champagne countdown and spot-on firework views over the city.

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Montage Beverly Hills, LA

For an elegant affair, check out the Mardi Gras gala at Montage Beverly Hills’ ballroom. The night will kick off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings. There’s also the three-course prix-fixe menu at Georgie restaurant or a Dom Perignon champagne party at the Garden Bar. And if you party a bit too hard, don’t worry, The Rooftop Grill will have a recovery brunch (with a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas, naturally).

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