Henderson/Summerlin

Henderson/Green Valley

Avoid the Strip altogether and dance the night away at Green Valley Ranch, where DJ Hyphy Crunk will spin at Ovation Lounge (10 p.m., $75 in advance, $100 day of) and DJ Seany Mac takes over the Lobby Bar (8 p.m., $50 in advance, $75 day of). RavellaLasVegas.com.

The M Resort has gone all out with its holiday decorations, and keeps it going for New Year’s Eve with free cake and champagne stations throughout the casino and free live entertainment in its bars and lounges. 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 797-1000.

Summerlin

Set on the picture-perfect waterfront, Marche Bacchus offers a view of fireworks and two sittings: four courses at 5:30 and 8 p.m. for $95 per person or six courses at 8:30 and 10 p.m. for $125 per person. 2620 Regatta Drive, 804-8008.

Doff your dancing shoes in favor of bowling shoes for three hours of bowling at Red Rock Lanes. Shoe rental, pizza, soda and party favors are included in the $150 Cosmic Party Package. At Red Rock Resort, 9:30 p.m., 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 797-7467.

Indulge in everyone’s favorite food this New Year’s Eve: pizza! Pair Due Forni’s delectable Neapolitan or Roman style with a bottle or glass of wine or a celebratory champagne toast. 3555 S. Town Center Drive, Suite 105, 522-1778.

Ring in 2012 at the Resort on Mount Charleston with a four-course meal at either 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. with a New Year’s Eve party at 8 p.m. that includes a DJ, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $150 for two or $299 to stay overnight, MtCharlestonResort.com.

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The Downtown Cocktail Room’s doors are impossibly un-door-ish. You walk up from the intersection of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, happy to join the buzzing downtown camaraderie—the urban revolution taking hold of Las Vegas—and you’re faced with walls of one-way glass and no apparent door handle. For the uninitiated, it makes for an awkward moment. Had this happened to me, and I’m not confirming that it did, the larger metaphor wouldn’t have been lost: Maybe everyone doesn’t fit in here.

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