Your Guide to the Best New Year's Eve Parties From New York to Vegas!

The clock is running out on this holiday break, but thankfully, there’s still time to enjoy one last hoorah before it’s back to the pre-holiday normalcy.  New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and we’re giving you full permission to take advantage of everything the champagne sipping holiday has to offer— after all we most certainly will be!  If you’ve waited until the last minute though and are still without plans for the big night, don’t worry because Modelinia is here to help!  We’ve scoped out the party situation over the past couple of weeks and have narrowed down our top picks for the best New Year’s Eve parties from around the country.  With world renowned DJs spinning tracks well into the night and more than enough bubbly to go around, these top-rated bashes are sure to add some pep to your step come 2013.   Below, see our guide to the best places to ring in the New Year from New York to Vegas, but you’ll have to hurry because the best parties always book up fast!

New York:


Hot on the heels of Heidi Klum’s outrageous Haunted Halloween bash, SoHo’s Finale nightclub is set to hold its first ever New Year’s Eve extravaganza.  World-class DJs dBerie, Dalton and LibraNINE will be on hand to host the inaugural affair, spinning tracks well into the night.

Lavo Nightclub and Restaurant

Top models Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima were spotted walking the pink carpet at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After-Party held at Lavo last month, so you know this nightclub is supermodel-approved! This year, Jeffrey Tonnesen and DJ Sierra will take care of the NYE’s playlist for those guests lucky enough to snag a ticket.

The Darby

For those looking for a gourmet meal to go with their late-night festivities, check out model-favorite The Darby, where guests will enjoy a four course prix-fixe dinner by executive chef Alex Guarnaschelli, along with Veuve Cliquot champagne and live music from The Darby Band.


1 Oak

This after-hours hotspot to the stars has been frequented by supermodels Jessica White and Irina Shayk, and promises a “one of a kind” experience any time of the year.  This Monday, native New Yorker DJ Price will provide his signature high-energy dance party music as guests raise their glasses in style.

Dream Downtown

The expansive Meatpacking venue never fails to disappoint and for New Year’s Eve you can expect even more non-stop party action with a premiere event hosted by Nas following his performance at Radio City Music Hall. Models Heide Lindgren, Constance Jablonski and Jacquelyn Jablonski have all partied at the Dream Dowtown at one point or another, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see a top model sighting or two at this year’s killer bash.

Mondrian Soho

 The Morgan Hotel Group will host its New Year’s soiree at at the Mondrian Soho, using the beautiful Isola and Enoteca dinning rooms as its premiere party setting. Along with a live countdown and performance by Tennis and DJ Michael Baltra, this year’s guest list will include models Alice Rausch, Emily Van Raay and Rasa Zukauskaite.


SL Miami at the James Royal Palm

Hang poolside at Miami’s top-ranked hotel party going on at the brand new James Royal Palm venue. This year’s ‘models and bottles’ soiree will include a live DJ performance by world-renowned musical duo NERVO, who split their time between DJ-ing and working as Covergirls under Wilhelmina Model Management.


The Miami hotspot has played host to Doutzen Kroes and her famous DJ husband on numerous occasions, but come Monday night the venue will be taken over by Billboard Top 100 artist Calvin Harris.  Along with fellow DJ Jacob Plant, Harris is sure to turn the celebrity favorite nightclub into a New Year’s Eve party to remember.


This beachside favorite scored headlining artists Drake and DJ Kayper to host its poolside party this year, which guarantees killer beats all night long.


Tao and Lavo

Get ready for not one, but TWO incredible Vegas parties hosted by Tao and Lavo.  While partygoers will enjoy champagne and open bar services throughout the night, once the clock strikes twelve, ticket stubs will provide access to both clubs, meaning double the New Year’s Eve fun!


Over at the Cosmopolitan Hotel guests will welcome the New Year with electrifying music provided by Italian DJ Benny Benassi, who is prepared to debut a new, expanded ‘Metamorphosis’ show at Marquee’s custom-built venue.  Special guest and Dutch DJ Chuckie is also set to hit the turntables, as partygoers take in the stunning set design and passed hors d’oeuvres.

And don’t worry if you haven’t found anything to wear yet — we’ve got you covered there too!

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