Drake and Jennifer Lopez Celebrate the New Year at Hakkasan

Drake performs at Hakkasan for New Year's Eve.
Drake performs at Hakkasan for New Year’s Eve.

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Hakkasan Nightclub inside MGM Grand kicked of the New Year’s Eve weekend with Grammy Award-winner Steve Aoki on Thursday, Dec. 29, with an unforgettable night of confetti and cocktails.

On Friday, Dec. 30, Tiësto continued the festivities at the nightspot while he spun his hit songs and celebrated the holiday weekend. Also celebrating at the nightlife mecca was newly named UFC bantamweight champion fighter Cody “No Love” Garbrandt. Following his exciting win over opponent Dominick Cruz, Garbrandt made his way inside Hakkasan’s Ling Ling Club, where he was spotted enjoying a night out with his friends.

On Saturday, Dec. 31, Drake pumped up the crowd with his hit songs including, “Energy,” and took song requests from excited club-goers. The artist was accompanied by his rumored love interest, Jennifer Lopez, who was by his side throughout the night. Also spotted ringing in the new year was rapper Young Thug, television personality Brody Jenner, and NBA player James Harden. Welcoming 2017, Mark Eteson took to the deejay booth on Sunday, Jan. 1, to round out the celebratory weekend.

Jewel Nightclub inside Aria pulled out all the stops for its inaugural New Year’s Eve weekend celebration. Starting Friday, Dec. 30, DJ Irie kicked the weekend into high gear as partygoers flocked to Vegas’ newest nightlife destination for the unforgettable affair.

On New Year’s Eve, Jewel resident deejay Steve Aoki appeared right as the clock struck midnight to wish the sold-out crowd a happy new year as partygoers exploded with exhilaration and confetti blasted into the air. As 2016 came to a close, clubgoers welcomed 2017 at the luxuriously intimate nightspot in a night filled with Aoki’s chart-topping hits, champagne showers, and plenty of reasons to celebrate.

At OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace, world-renowned deejay and music producer Calvin Harris continued the festivities on Saturday, Dec. 31. Shortly before the Grammy Award-winning artist arrived, partygoers erupted with excitement as the sold-out nightspot counted down to midnight and toasted to the new year. Also spotted at the nightlife destination were Backstreet Boys group members Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough as they joined Harris in the deejay booth after their special live performance at Caesars Palace.

At 1 OAK Nightclub inside the Mirage, club-goers popped bottles with Lil Jon as the “Get Low” artist wowed the crowd with a guest deejay set on New Year’s Eve. The confetti-filled night continued with the artist leading the countdown to midnight as guests welcomed the new year with champagne showers.

Adding to the excitement, on Friday, Dec. 30, at The Bank Nightclub inside Bellagio, DJ Que started the weekend off with a with cocktails and champagne filled night along with a special DJ set. On Saturday, Dec. 31, Grammy Award-winner Bruno Mars hosted an extravagant New Year’s Eve bash and rang in 2017. Club-goers went wild when the artist performed his hit song, “Locked out of Heaven” before leading the countdown into the New Year. Rounding out the holiday weekend, DJ Karma took to the DJ booth on Sunday, Jan. 1 for an unforgettable night of heart-pumping beats and drinks.