Photo courtesy of Thinkstock
New Year's Eve is one of Hollywood's favorite nights, not just because it's an excuse to party, but also because it's a chance for celebs to make a few extra bucks by hosting, or headlining, a party. This year, there are celebrity-hosted celebrations taking place all over the country to fit anyone's interests, and budget. Check out a few of the best here:
Calvin Harris in Las Vegas
You might not be able to hang out with Taylor Swift on NYE, but you can party with her ex-boyfriend.
Calvin Harris, who was recently named one of the world's top-earning DJs by Forbes magazine, will cash another hefty paycheck as he helps revelers at the Omnia Nightclub welcome in the new year. Located in Caesars Palace, the multilevel club — complete with a nightly light show and aerial dancers — has become one of the top hangouts for celebrities when they're in town. P. Diddy, Drake, Vanessa Hudgens, Chris Evans and Meghan Trainor are just a few of the stars who have been spotted there recently. Ticket prices for the NYE bash range from $125 to $350 and can be purchased in advance online.
David Arquette's Bootsy Bellows Party in Los Angeles
Each year actor David Arquette and his business partners throw one of Hollywood's best NYE parties at their retro nightclub Bootsy Bellows. The '60s-inspired lounge comes to life with top DJs, burlesque dancers, puppeteers and a lively crowd, often filled with Hollywood's young and infamous elite (Kylie Jenner is a regular). Check out the club's website for the latest news or to make a reservation.
Annaleigh Ashford at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC
If the club scene isn't your thing, Feinstein’s/54 Below has just the ticket. NYC's most famous cabaret is promising a night of "laughter, love, looking back, and looking forward" with headliner Annaleigh Ashford. Ashford has starred in several Broadway hits, like "You Can't Take It With You" and "Kinky Boots," but has become best known for her roles in "Master of Sex" and FOX's "Rocky Horror Picture Show". The event will feature an "eclectic mix of songs, stories, some sort-of impressive magic tricks, and an appearance made by a rainbow," as well as "two spectacularly delicious courses by Executive Chef Lynn Bound, a dessert buffet after the show/during the dance party, and an open bar for the entire evening." Tickets start at $325.
READ MORE: Inside The New Tour Of Prince's Paisley Park
Keith Urban in Nashville
For the country set, Keith Urban is taking over Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Years Eve in Nashville. The free concert, which will also feature performances by Styx, Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses and Charlie Worsham, will take place at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for the first time to accommodate a bigger crowd.
“What could be better than New Year’s Eve in downtown Nashville?” Urban says in the press release. “It’s an awesome way to ring in 2017, and I can’t wait for the party!”
The city is also offering exclusive vacation packages that include local accommodations, a party pack and a limited edition t-shirt. Get all the details at visitmusiccity.com.
Justin Bieber at Miami's Fountainebleau
The biggest (and most expensive) NYE party of them all is being hosted by Justin Bieber at Miami's Fountainebleau. For a mere $500,000 fans can purchase a VIP pass to the Biebs' party that includes a five-night stay in the hotel's top suite, spa treatments, yacht transfers, private chef dinners, VIP seating at Justin's New Year's Eve concert, use of a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Ferrari 488 Spider, Rolls Royce Phatom, McLaren 650s, or an Aston Martin DB9 Volante, a fully stocked poolside cabana, $100,000 to spend on jewelry and cloths at Fountainbleau's lux shops, an escort to Skrillex's performance at LIV nightclub (after you catch Bieber's poolside party, of course), an escort to see Marshmello at Story Nightclub, the ultimate NYE recovery package with an in-suite breakfast, Bloody Mary bar, a detox spa day and more.
If you don't have $500,000 to blow on New Year's Eve but still want to catch the Biebs, general admission tickets start at $500 and include open bar until midnight. Check out all of Fountainebleau's New Year's packages at flavorus.com.