New York is not alone this New Year’s Eve. Large western American cities are also set to host their own, unforgettable, New Year’s 2013 parties. The west coast often flies under-the-radar when it comes to receiving national attention for ball-dropping bashes.
“Media attention for the New Year’s Eve countdown is usually on New York, USA; Sydney, Australia; and London, England. America’s western cities host great events, too,” observes Keith Bansemer, Director of Internet Marketing, at Shindigz.com, a leading, American party products store. “We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite, western city New Year’s celebrations.”
#1 - Las Vegas, Nevada
One of the hottest spots in the country for hosting a New Year’s Eve party is Las Vegas, home to glitzy entertainment. Las Vegas has become the host to a weeklong countdown kickoff. From the obvious thrill of the casinos to the abundance of late night clubs, party-goers can immerse themselves in events throughout the city.
Legendary Latin pop star, Pitbull, will perform on December 28 and 29 at The Pearl Concert Theatre inside of the Palms Resort Casino. Partygoers can rock to The Killers for two exclusive nights on December 28 and 29 before going to bridge with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the evening of December 31 at The Cosmopolitan. Fireworks across the city will follow at midnight and be accompanied alongside a live DJ and open bar.
Those looking to end the year on the softer side can catch The Black Keys performing at The Hard Rock Hotel on December 30 and 31. The atmosphere will allow one to sit back, sip a little scotch on the rocks, and take in the smooth sounds of the bluesy, rock band. Top off the night with a party on the Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel and ring in the New Year with live entertainment and trendy drinks.
#2 - Los Angeles, California
Year-round, party-goers flock to Los Angeles to satisfy their need for entertainment. With everything from high-profile celebrity parties to a low-key party under the stars, Los Angeles has it all New Year’s Eve, as well.
Party guests will appreciate two floors of entertainment overlooking Beverly Hills at The Shangrila. Satisfy thirsts near poolside cabanas as live DJ’s spin the records. For something different, ring in the New Year at one of the hottest night clubs with Cirque NYE 2012, complete with all of the rudimentary New Year’s Eve novelties. Finally, go dressed in the best god and goddess costumes at My Studio Hollywood’s New Year’s bash.
#3 - Seattle, Washington
In the Pacific Northwest, jump on ship and sail aboard the love boat at Lake Union Park in Seattle. Guest will enjoy an evening under the stars sharing d’oeuvres, music, and an optimistic look into the New Year 2013 before enjoying a complimentary champagne toast under a firework lit sky at midnight.
For something a little more hardcore, attend any one of a number of Seattle’s nightclubs. From the Inferno to the Republiq, the nightclubs of Seattle are a popular place for an all-night New Year’s Eve celebration. As a can’t miss way to kick into the new year, spend an evening of laughter at the Xtreme Theatresports as four teams of five comedians bash it out in an all-out comedic title battle before the 2013 fireworks explode.
#4 - Portland, Oregon
Attend the self-proclaimed “epic gala” that is the 22nd Annual Champagne Ball at the Hilton of Portland. As one of the most popular city parties, guests are invited to ring in the New Year among the other thousand guests in attendance. Enjoy the countdown with parties in four eclectic themed rooms and on three dance floors. The Radical Revolution will pay tribute to the rockin’ eighties and the biggest named DJ’s in the city will be spin on the ones and twos, all before sharing in the city’s largest champagne ball countdown.
Portland will also host the 12th annual New Year’s Eve Barfly Bus Tour. Bar-hoppers will have access to eight-ten bars with no cover charge, hors d’oeuvres, and all of the party paraphernalia imaginable.
#5 - San Francisco, California
San Francisco has everything from the most vivacious to mellow of New Year’s Eve events. Couples can board the Speak Easy Cruise on the San Francisco Bay and enjoy a four hour excursion while admiring the fireworks overhead. Others can attend a black-tie affair aboard one of the city’s most sought after harbors at the New Year’s Eve Family Gala and enjoy entertainment throughout the evening until the ball drops.
Many will simply frequent a local bar just before hitting the pier to watch fireworks light up the skyline at the stroke of midnight. San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities on the west coast and offers something to ring in baby New Year for everyone.