It seems Sin City is the place to be this New Year’s Eve.
Celebrities like John Legend, Guns N’ Roses and members of the Kardashian family are set to ring in the New Year on the Las Vegas Strip. Across the country, Lady Gaga will kick off the countdown to midnight in New York’s Times Square.
But that’s only a taste of all the stars toasting the arrival of 2012. Other celebrity New Year’s Eve Events include …
• Kim Kardashian will be raising a glass at TAO in the Venetian hotel.
• Chris Brown will be at the Sin City nightclub Pure at Caesars Palace.
• Fergie plans to attend the New Year’s Eve party at The Mirage’s 1 OAK, presumably planting a kiss on husband Josh Duhamel at midnight. Her Black Eyed Peas bandmate, Will.i.am., will be at the Strip nightclub Surrender at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
• “Party Rock”ers LMFAO will get the party going at the Aria Hotel’s HAZE.
• Samantha Ronson is set to deejay at Lavo inside The Palazzo, whose terrace offers partygoers a prime spot to watch the fireworks light up the Strip.
• Kim and Kourtney’s brother Rob will be at Tryst at the Wynn, where he might be showing off some of the moves he learned on Dancing with the Stars.
• Actress Taryn Manning will spend the night at Tabé Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
• Holly Madison will celebrate at Planet Hollywood’s Gallery.
• Pamela Anderson is going to dance the night away at Studio 54 at the MGM Grand.
• Guns N’ Roses will put the “hard rock” in the Hard Rock Hotel with their New Year’s Eve performance. Rapper Drake will serenade those nursing hangovers when he takes the stage at the hotel on New Year’s Day.
• Music legend Stevie Wonder will lend his star power to the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Kaskade will also be continuing his DJ residency at the Cosmopolitan’s Marquee nightclub.
• Groom-to-be John Legend will celebrate with his fiancée, Chrissy Teigen, at the Palms.
• Singer Bruno Mars must be wishing for continued good fortune in 2012, because he plans to spend New Year’s Eve at The Bank nightclub at the Bellagio hotel.
• Stars from the CW, including 90210‘s Jessica Lownde and Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr will be the celebrity guests at the Fontainebleau Hotel New Year’s Eve Bash at LIV nightclub, where they’ll be entertained by Busta Rhymes and members of the Swedish House Mafia.
• Robin Thicke will share his sultry musical stylings at a performance at the Delano Hotel. HIs wife, Paula Patton, will also be there.
• Lauryn Hill is expected at the Shelborne in Miami Beach.
• Lady Gaga will be the special guest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and do the honors of dropping the ball in Times Square. Gaga’s performance as part of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, which will also feature Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, will be broadcast both in the United States and in Japan.
Real Housewives star Kim Zolciak will host a bash to ring in the new Year at Beauty and Essex.
• Reporting by KRISTIN BOEHM, JENNIFER GARCIA, MARK GRAY, LINDA MARX and JESSICA WEDEMEYER