Party on with a variety of tribute bands and faux fireworks under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, where Steel Panther gives a final show to ring in the New Year in all their hair-band glory. 6 p.m., $30, VegasExperience.com/newyearseve.
Insert Coin(s) hosts Downtown Countdown 2012, the first New Year’s Eve block party in the Fremont East district, where pop-electro band Pride and the Vanities, rockers Otherwise and hip-hoppers Rhyme N Rhythm perform while fireworks shoot off the Ogden at midnight. 512 E. Fremont St., 8 p.m., $20, InsertCoinsLV.com
Sample tapas from around the world along with a complimentary cava toast at Bar + Bistro’s Lucky NYE Feasts. 107 E. Charleston Blvd., 7 and 9 p.m., $88 per couple or $48 per person, 202-6060.
The SayWhat?! Crew and Indie Krush host a night to remember at Beauty Bar with a fashion show, photo booth, performance art and $1 champagne with music by bands Cinematic and the Objex, to name just a few, and sets by DJs Bad Beat, Jacuzzihidive, Oscar Wylde and more. 517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., $5, TheBeautyBar.com.
The Vanguard Lounge hosts an unforgettable dance party that includes party favors, a complimentary champagne toast and sounds by DJs Edgar Reyes, Bad Beat, AB, Rudy and Rey Blanch. 514 E. Fremont St., free, VanguardLV.com.