A collage of some of the many festive happenings that took place in Atlantic City during the ushering in of 2013.
The close of 2012 for Atlantic City was a busy one, offering a positive kick-start to the new year. With several casino-wide parties; performances by the likes of Tiësto, Jane’s Addiction and the Village People (among others); the sold-out Life in Color bash (top two pics) with Steve Aoki at Bader Field — the first of what promoters say will become an annual event due to its success — and local restaurants and taverns jumping, Dec. 31, 2012 was one for the history books.
ABOVE: Tiesto at Revel's HQ nightclub for an after-hours New Year's Eve party (Photo: Courtesy of AMG/HQ)
Steve Aoki at the Life in Color NYE Bash at Bader Field (Photo: Courtesy LineRocket Entertainment)
New Year's Eve revelers at the Life in Color event (Photo: Nastassia Davis) / See full photo gallery
Tropicana's NYE celebration (Photo: Tom Briglia) / See full photo gallery
Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret at the Tropicana Quarter NYE (Photo: Christine Steiner)
Revel NYE dancers rehearse for the big night; see video (Photo: Christine Steiner)
The Pool at Harrah’s NYE with DJ Pauly D (Photo: Tom Briglia) / See full photo gallery
First Night in Ocean City (Photo: Donald Kravitz) / See full photo gallery
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