NYE 2012 Parties: Kim Kardashian At TAO & DJ Samantha Ronson At LAVO

Las Vegas was all a buzz for New Year’s Eve 2012 celebrations last night with over 314,000 partiers took to the Strip to cheer in the new year. Kim Kardashian hosted at TAO Nightclub and DJ Samantha Ronson hosted at LAVO Las Vegas nightclub.

Kim Kardashian Cheers NYE 2012 At TAO Las Vegas

Kim Kardashian at TAO for NYE
Kim Kardashian Hosts New Year’s Eve 2012 At TAO Nigthclub

“It’s a tradition to ring in the New Year here at Tao!” said Kim Kardashian, ready to celebrate the arrival of 2012 at her favorite nightclub.

Kim Kardashian On The Red Carpet At Marquee Nightclub

Fans flocked to the red carpet where Kim showed off pin straight hair and new bangs to go with her white Gucci long sleeve mini dress, Loren jewels and Christian Louboutin heels. She brought along her mother Kris Jenner who donned Dolce & Gabbana with a bowtie and a Judith Leiber penguin clutch.

Kim Kardashian at TAO Red Carpet
Kim Kardashian On The Red Carpet At TAO Las Vegas

Also joining the group was her Dancing With The Stars partner Mark Ballas, Carla DiBello and other close friends. She made sure to greet the crowd, posed for photos and wished them a Happy New Year just before heading to dinner in the private dining room at TAO where she toasted her friends with a Midori cocktail.

Mark Ballas, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian
Mark Ballas, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian Toast To NYE 2012 At TAO

After dinner they made their way to the nightclub as Kim danced and sang along to a Britney Spears song and then her mom had DJ Ross One surprise the New Year’s host with Kim’s song “Jam”. As midnight drew closer Kardashian took to the stage overlooking the entire club. She told the crowd “I am so excited and can’t wait for 2012 to come. Countdown with me!”

As they welcomed 2012 Kris Jenner and Mark Ballas stole the show with their dance moves as Mark dipped Kris and spun her around. He followed that up with a hip hop lesson that thrilled Kim as she watched.

Mark Ballas “Dancing With The Stars” On The Red Carpet
At Marquee Nightclub For Kim Kardashian’s Birthday

Kris Jenner and Mark Ballas
Mark Ballas and Kris Jenner
Mark Ballas and Kris Jenner
Mark Ballas and Kris Jenner

“I am ready to move forward and not look back. I learned a lot of about myself this past year and at the end of the day you always have to trust your gut,” Kim said about this past year. “You’ve got to believe in love. I still do.”

Kim Kardashian at TAO
Kim Kardashian Celebrates New Year’s Eve 2012 At TAO

Singer Natasha Bedingfield also celebrated 2012 at TAO.

At LAVO Samantha Ronson provided the beats for the New Year. Ronson was on the mic and hyped the crowd as the clock struck 12. She led the crowd into 2012 with a high energy set and kept telling club goers to “Get your glow sticks in the air!” She was joined by her girlfriend Erin Foster, who stayed with her in the DJ booth all night.

DJ Samantha Ronson Spins At LAVO For NYE 2012

Spotted ringing in the New Year at LAVO was Margot Robbie of ABC’s Pan Am, who celebrated her first time in Vegas with a group of Australian girlfriends from high school. She danced the night away on the banquette.

JD Williams, best known for his role on HBO’s The Wire was also at LAVO. Photo credit: Denise Truscello/Wire Image

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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