Go out of 2014 and into the new year with a bang! from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, GayCities has culled the interwebs to help you navigate New Year’s Eve’s biggest events all over the world.
Browse the full list of events to find more near you, and take a gander at some that we know are going to blow it out of the water…
Portland simply wouldn’t be Portland without plaid, axes, and lumberjacks rubbing beards. This year’s woodchuck extravaganza at Funhouse Lounge, where $6 will get you access to furballs with suspenders all night long. Don’t forget the Timberlands!
Los Angeles: Masterbeat XV
The epic, ever-popular Los Angeles Masterbeat celebrates its 15th year. Billed as one of the city’s “Finest Venues,” The Mayan is preparing to welcome thousands of beautiful men from around the world to bump and grind to guest DJ’s Grind, Morabito, Alyson Calagna, Micky Friedmann and Brett Henrichsen.
Las Vegas: EVOLVE
The Tropicana’s ready to fill with quite a lot of fruit at EVOLVE, the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Vegas. The Havana Room hosts, boasting an impressive crystal chandelier and more than 12,000 square feet of dedicated party space. Plus, special performances by Jujubee and Raven from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
San Francisco: Bearracuda
If you have your eyes on a sweaty, bear-filled 2015, get on over to San Francisco‘s Bearracuda. $20 gets you access to Beatbox and the most ursine party on the West Coast, plus a slick, sweaty eve popping it to beats from local favorite DJs John LePage and James Torres.
Toronto: Unified NYE
Join a throng of ever-pleasant Canucks for 12 hours of non-stop music, mayhem and booze at Ryze Nightclub. Open all night, you’re even welcome to stay and watch the first sunrise of 2015.
New York: BALL DROP
Pre-gaming, partying and a big after event make BALL DROP your one-stop party for the night. Snap up tickets for $15 and keep your phone close at hand for the location to be revealed shortly before New Year’s Eve. More than one ball gets dropped on New Year’s eve in New York City.
Palm Springs: Stripper Circus
Get ready for a scorching striptease in the middle of the desert at Stripper Circus 2014. Reserve your table at Hacienda Cantina, and be sure to grab a front-row seat for an up-close and personal panorama of the Stripper All-Stars.
Not so much of a night owl? Then get to bed early and arise at dawn for world-renowned DJ/Producer Tracy Young’s second year of Genesis, a day-long musical journey. The show starts at 8 a.m. and has become a tradition for Miami dance music lovers around the world. International Dj/Producer Tom Stephan aka Superchumbo & are spinning alongside Tracy.
New York: Mardi Gras NYE
A hot-pink wig, stilettos and toilet paper throws would leave you looking vanilla at this New York masquerade channeling the sweltering spirit of the 1920s. Cigarette girls, burlesque and hot jazz/swing DJ are bringing a little bit of the past a little bit of the steamy south to Drom Nightclub as you ring in 2015.