The Ultimate EDM New Year's Eve Guide

Planning for New Year's can be a frustrating and confusing experience. This year, with the huge number of events being put on, we've taken the time to sort through them and give you our picks for the biggest party night of the year. Read below for the full story.

Picking the right place to party on New Year's is important. After all, you only get one chance per year to do it right. Luckily, since New Year's Day is (mercifully) a national holiday, you have no excuse to do anything less than go all-out on New Year's Eve. 

Unfortunately, making specific plans can get really confusing. With tons of different options and ticket prices skyrocketing, it can be tough to figure out the best way to spend your special night. 

We've made it really easy. These are our picks for the best EDM events taking place on New Year's Eve in several areas. In some cases, we've included an honorable mention for other events that could easily replace our picks depending on your specific taste in music, your preferred atmosphere, or your budget. Keep in mind that some of the more expensive events also include an open bar (read: free drinks), so consider that when making your decision.

Without further ado: our picks for the Ultimate EDM New Year's experience.

Atlantic City:


Our pick:
Steve Aoki, Adventure Club, Tommy Trash at Life in Color - Bader Field

Honorable Mention:
Tiesto at Ovation Hall, Revel


Chicago:


Our pick: 
Porter Robinson, Mat Zo, The M Machine (LIVE) - The Congress Theater


Dallas:


Our pick:
Axwell, Ghostland Observatory, Nero, and many more - Lights All Night festival




Denver:


Our pick:
ATB, Wolfgang Gartner, Krewella - Decadence NYE, Colorado Convention Center


Detroit:


Our pick:
Skrillex, Boys Noize, and more - Bang NYE, Palace of Auburn Hills


Los Angeles:


Our pick:
Insomniac's White Wonderland - Anaheim Convention Center

Honorable Mentions:
Sasha, Adam Beyer, Art Department - Exchange LA
Markus Schulz - Avalon
Thomas Gold & Vice - Vanguard


Las Vegas:


Our pick:
Eric Prydz - Surrender Nightclub

Honorable Mentions:
Benny Benassi - Marquee
Avicii - XS


Miami:


Our pick:
Kaskade, Digital Lab - Story

Honorable Mentions:
Dirtybird Showcase with Claud VonStroke, Justin Martin, and more - Grand Central
Carl Cox - Mansion
Calvin Harris - LIV


New York City:


Our pick:
Armin van Buuren, Tyler Sherritt - Pier 36

Honorable Mentions:
Afrojack, R3hab, Shermanology, Quintino, Bobby Burns - Jacked NYE, Pier 94
Sander Van Doorn, Arty, and more - Pacha NYC
Dada Life - Dada Land Compound


San Francisco/Northern California:


Our pick:
Above and Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Dash Berlin - POPNYE, Oracle Arena, Oakland

Honorable Mentions:
Morgan Page, DJ Dan - Ruby Skye


Toronto:


Our pick:
Deadmau5, Chris Lake, and more at GOLDEN - Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, CA







Agree? Disagree? Think we blew it? Let us know in the comments below.