2018 New Year’s Eve celebrations for $10,000 and up

You can reserve a booth for six overlooking Times Square for $12,000 on New Year's Eve. Here, workers deliver the lighted "2018" that will be part of New York City's famous ball drop.
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Most Americans will spend up to $200 on New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to WalletHub. A few will blow a whole lot more.

Here are four party places that start at $10,000 — and what you get for that whopping price tag.


DJ Paul Oakenfold performs during a prior appearance at ME Cabos.
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For $10,000, you can get the best seat in the house to spend New Year’s Eve seeing two-time Grammy winner and DJ Paul Oakenfold at ME Cabo resort in Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.

The price covers a seat at the VIP Dance Gold table (which comes with Champagne and bottle service) to see Oakenfold, two nights in one of the hotel’s most lavish suites, a massage at the resort’s spa and dinner at Blue Marlin Ibiza’s VIP table (with a free bottle of Moet Champagne).

Bonus event: A yacht party Jan. 1 where you can continue to party with DJs and more extras. Info: ME Cabo, Playa El Medano, Cabo San Lucas

Info: ME Cabo



Spend the NYE countdown on a private spot overlooking fireworks on the Little Nell ski run on Colorado’s Aspen Mountain. For $10,000, a snowcat takes you and 11 friends to the perfect scenic spot.

Bundle up as you step outside to private seating and blankets while a server pours Veuve Clicquot Jeroboam La Grande Dame and Ardbeg scotch. You can dine on caviar and chocolate-covered strawberries until the countdown.

Then shift to hot chocolate, plus Bellinis for a celebratory toast. Snowcats are available for two New Year’s Eve fireworks displays: 7:15 p.m. or midnight.

Info: The Little Nell, (855) 920-4600

New York City


If you want to be at New York’s famed ball drop, here’s how to do it in style. A cool $12,000 puts you and five friends in a private heated booth on the sixth-floor terrace of the Novotel Times Square with direct views of the big event.

Nosh on hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon as you await 2018 and look down on the crowds in the square.

Of course, you can stay warm with the big Supernova dance party indoors, which features DJs and other entertainment, starting at 8:15 p.m. until the ball drop.

Info: Supernova Ball Drop at Novotel Times Square

Miami Beach

If you love mojitos and you love the beach, plan a visit to the swanky Nikki Beach club on Miami Beach. On New Year’s Eve, you can order a $10,000 Dom Perignon Rose Strawberry Mojito that arrives in a 3-foot-tall glass.


It contains an entire jeroboam of Dom Perignon, along with white and lemon rum, limes, strawberries, mint leaves and a 4-foot stalk of fresh sugar cane.

If you want to attend the Life’s a Circus party — which promises acrobats, aerialists, fire-eaters, DJs and fireworks -- it’ll cost extra (starting at $550 for a table for two).

Info: To make a reservation for your mega-mojito, email and/or buy tickets for the Life’s a Circus party.


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