Bruno Mars led the countdown to midnight at The Bank nightclub inside The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where the NYE party went on through the wee hours of the morning.
Further down The Strip, Usher joined The Chainsmokers on stage at XS Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas to ring in the new year, surprising the crowd by belting out his song, "Confessions.” The 39-year-old singer’s wife, Grace Miguel, friends and backup dancers joined him at the club, where he was also spotted dancing and sipping on Hibiki Japanese Whisky on the rocks as his tablemates enjoyed Patron and Absolut Elyx vodka cocktails.
The Foo Fighters also hit the stage in Sin City, rocking hard at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The group ushered in 2018 with a confetti flurry and their hits like “Learn To Fly,” “Monkeywrench” and “Everlong." “This is our Vegas show. We don’t do this all the time…” frontman Dave Grohl said on stage. “Thank you for spending your New Years with the Foo Fighters.”
At the same hotel’s Marquee Nightclub, French Montana performed some of his biggest hits to a packed house and was joined at his VIP booth by Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada.
Across the country, Trey Songz graced South Beach with a sold-out party at the Rockwell nightclub in Miami, Florida, performing his hits, including “I Invented Sex” and “Say Aah,” for partygoers like actor Shemar Moore.
Though he wasn’t performing, Blake Griffin still knew how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a big way. Along with nightlife impresarios Frankie Delgado and Josh Richman, the NBA pro partied at HYDE Sunset’s Hyde Wide Shut, where guests enjoyed Perrier-Jouet champagne, Absolut Elyx vodka and Avion Tequila cocktails.
Part of Khloe Kardashian’s glam NYE prep included layering on jewelry to help vamp up her super luxe look. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s most noteworthy piece of bling had to be her shoutout to boyfriend Tristan Thompson in the form of a custom George the Jeweler diamond nameplate necklace with her beau’s name on it.
The Zac Brown Band kicked off the New Year’s Eve weekend on Dec. 29 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, performing their hits like “My Old Man,” “Toes,” and “Lovin’ You Is Easy" before closing their show with “Home Grown.” After the concert, Zac Brown made his way to the hotel’s restaurant Rose. Rabbit. Lie. to perform for the first time with his new trio, Sir Rosevelt, which also features Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti.
Plus, Busy Phillips and Sara Foster brought their kids along to L.O.L. Surprise!'s pre-New Years Eve party at Au Fudge owner Estee Stanley’s home in West Hollywood on Dec. 28.
There were plenty of birthday celebrations to be had as well!
Demi Lovatothrew her half-sister, Madison De La Garza, a literally Sweet 16 on Dec. 18. Family and friends gathered to sing happy birthday around a three-tiered Cold Stone Creamery vanilla cake decorated with snowflakes and a slew of ice cream cups in flavors like dark chocolate peppermint.
Vanessa Hudgens gathered with a few of her girlfriends for a birthday brunch at Estrella in West Hollywood on Dec. 17. The Queen of Coachella turned 29 three days earlier.
And P. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, went bowling for his 24th birthday at Basement Miami on Jan. 2, celebrating with celebs like Teyana Taylor and Fabolous. The birthday boy and his pals sipped on Ciroc and Hennessy, before Combs was presented with a cake at 1:30 a.m.
Nearby, Eva Longoria enjoyed dinner at Seaspice in Miami, Florida, with her husband, Jose Baston, and her siblings on Dec. 30. The crew of 15 arrived by boat, and the pregnant actress’ party later paired up with FIFA star Ronaldo Nazario de Lima for after-dinner drinks of Rosé Piscine and Ron Barceló rum cocktails. Longoria didn’t partake in the libations of course, instead enjoying a chicken salad and bottles of sparkling water.
On the opposite coast, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, her BFF Lance Bass, and Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley grabbed dinner at Rao’s Hollywood as part of the D’USSE Dinner Series. Bass enjoyed penne vodka & Rao’s meatballs, while Gurley and Sigler both ate the shrimp scampi, lemon chicken and peas.
The Weeknd was spotted with a group of four male friends at Beauty & Essex in Hollywood on Dec. 20, arriving just after 10 p.m. and drinking water, according to an eyewitness.
Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx got super festive during the holidays, showing off his Jammin’ Jammies elf onesie on Christmas.