From Nicole and Joel to J.Lo, find out where you can count down to the New Year with the stars!

By People Staff
Updated December 29, 2009 11:00 AM

Looking to rub elbows next to a Hollywood star or two on New Year’s Eve? Well, you’re in luck. Stars like Eva Longoria Parker, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Lady Gaga will be ringing in the new decade at hotspots from coast to coast.

In New York City, celebrity friendly club Avenue is a good bet for star-gazing – and it’s just minutes from where Jennifer Lopez and Chris Daughtry will be performing and hanging out with Ryan Seacrest at Times Square as part of Dick Clark s New Year s Rockin Eve.

In Los Angeles, Adam Lambert will perform at Gridlock s annual New Year s Eve bash, hosted by Pamela Anderson.

Meanwhile Sin City will have no shortage of celebrity revelers, including busy parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, who will take a mini-break from the kids to celebrate at LAVO Las Vegas.

For those hoping to ring in the New Year in the Miami heat, you have your choice of doing so with Lady Gaga, who is set to perform poolside at Fontainebleau, or with 90210 s AnnaLynne McCord, who is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at the W South Beach.

Here s a complete guide to where more stars plan to ring in the new decade:

New York City/Atlantic City

Times Square
Who’s Hosting: Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark s New Year s Rockin Eve special
Cool Factor: Features live performances by Daughtry and Jennifer Lopez and the newly married Melissa Rycroft will be reporting live.

M2 Ultra Lounge
Hosted By: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Cool Factor: Music by Erick La Peau and a 5-hour open bar at the bash.

China Club
Hosted By: Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Cool Factor: 6-hour open bar and champagne toast at midnight.’s Guastavino’s New Year’s Eve 2010
Hosted By: Kelly Killoren Bensimon from The Real Housewives of New York City

Dusk, inside Caesars Palace (Atlantic City)
Cool Factor: Features a performance by Gossip Girl s Leighton Meester

Los Angeles/Hollywood

Gridlock New Year s Eve Party at Paramount Studios
Hosted By: Pamela Anderson
Cool Factor: With Adam Lambert and Kevin Rudolph performing, as well as music from 10 different deejays, the party will transform to become Times Square West with New York-themed streets, a midnight countdown and a fireworks display.

Hosted By: E! s Jason Kennedy
Cool Factor: With an open bar, renowned chef Todd English will be dishing out his Spanish Steakhouse cuisine. A special surprise performance is also planned at the Eva Longoria Parker-owned restaurant.


LIV at the Fontainebleau
Cool Factor: Lady Gaga will lead the midnight countdown before performing poolside. Guests can even watch the performance from temperature-controlled VIP cabanas.

W South Beach
Hosted By: AnnaLynne McCord
Cool Factor: Champagne toast and 3-hour open bar. The party will also feature a performance by Kid Cudi, with a musical interlude by John Legend.

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Hosted By: Brody Jenner

Florida Room at Delano
Hosted By: Common
Cool Factor: Common will also perform. And expect girlfriend, tennis star Serena Williams, to likely be by his side.

Las Vegas

LAVO Nightclub inside Palazzo Las Vegas
Hosted By: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Cool Factor: Richie will lead the midnight countdown while Madden deejays for the evening. The terrace also provides stunning views of the $30,000 fireworks display that will be shot from the roofs of several Strip hotels.

Tao Las Vegas inside The Venetian
Hosted By: Christina Aguilera
Cool Factor: Guests include Aguilera s husband Jordan Bratman and jeweler Stephen Webster, who designed Aguilera s wedding ring.

Eve Nightclub inside Crystals at CityCenter
Hosted By: Eva Longoria Parker
Cool Factor: Signature hors d oeuvres from Beso, Longoria Parker s highly popular restaurant that connects with her nightclub, Eve. Open Bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Don t be surprised by a possible appearance by Kim Kardashian, who will host at Eve on Dec. 30.

Jet Nightclub inside The Mirage
Hosted By: Pete Wentz
Cool Factor: Whether wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz will make an appearance remains to be seen, but Wentz will lead the complimentary champagne toast at midnight. It s also likely the rocker will jump on the turntables to ring in the New Year.

The Bank Nightclub inside Bellagio
Hosted By: Robin Thicke

PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace
Hosted By: 50 Cent
Cool Factor: PURE offers one of the best views in the city to see the massive fireworks display on the Vegas Strip.

LAX Nightclub
Hosted By: Black Eyed Peas
Cool Factor: Following back-to-back concerts by the trio, party with Fergie, Will.I.Am and Taboo

The Joint Inside The Hard Rock Hotel
Cool Factor: Performance by the John Mayer Trio

The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Cool Factor: Maroon 5 concert and afterparty at the Playboy Club

Hosted By: Holly Madison
Cool Factor: Jermaine Dupri will be deejaying for the evening. But the question of the night: Will Madison s rumored beau Benji Madden make an appearance to kiss her at midnight?