The holidays are officially here and has your ticket to all of the best parties from coast to coast.  These gatherings are guaranteed to make you light your menorah candle from both ends or twinkle like the X-mas tree super-star you are. Rock and roll through these final days of 2011, but be sure to save some party energy for New Year’s Eve!

Boston, MA


12/22 Boston Trance Movement @ Good Life

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Good Life transforms from restaurant to club on a nightly basis, but on December 22nd, it will be trance-forming into a full on rave. Kerry Leva, (Armade Music, Black Hole Recordings) will be headlining the second edition of Boston Trance Movement and will be joined by local jocks Ju Lee, DJ Aleka and Simex. Make sure to bring out your holiday-theme colored glow sticks for this one.

Charlotte, NC


12/23 - Dieselboy @ Neighborhood Theater

Dubbed one of the, “Worlds greatest ambassadors of drum and bass,” Dieselboy will be bringing his Dungeon Master’s Guide beats to Charlotte’s Neighborhood Theater at this 18+ event. Promoted by Insomniac, the same group responsible for Electric Daisy Carnival , this rager will showcase a laundry list of DnB talent and even includes a local bass arena where fans may find themselves amongst their very own DnB neighbors.

Chicago, IL


12/23 - Green Velvet & PleasureKraft @ The Mid

Being no stranger to house music, Chicago’s hot DJ haven, The Mid, will host Green Velvet and brain-tickling techno duo Pleasurekraft, for a night of shaking and popping on all kinds of levels. Chi-town residents, be sure to have your camera’s ready, prepared to flash for this night of DJs from different worlds, guaranteed to make anyone not in the know green with envy.

Dallas, TX


12/23 DJ Vice @ Lizard Lounge

Recognized by the Dallas Observer as 2010’s ‘Best Dance Club,’ Lizard Lounge welcomes nationally and internationally recognized DJs on a regular basis. This week, DJ Vice will be taking a break from his Las Vegas residency at mega-club Tao to show the Lone Star State just how he rocks out behind the decks.

Denver, CO


12/22 - Felix Cartal & Harvard Bass @ Beta

“In the spirit of the album cover, we are filling the clubs with Red Balloons!!” reads Felix Cartal’s Facebook page, referring to his new single w/ Polina “Don’t Turn off the Lights”. In addition to red balloons, Felix Cartal will also be joined by hard hitting electro genius, Harvard Bass, under the flashing lights of Denver’s party Mecca, Beta.

Detroit (Hamtramck), MI


12/23 - Brian Gillespie + Derek Plaslaiko @ Family 15 Year Anniversary at Motor

Dance music will forever be changing, but the Family will always stay the same, according to this now 15-year old party. Detroit natives, Brian Gillespie and Derek Plaslaiko will be spinning at this family affair, proving that home is where the heartbeat is.

Jacksonville, FL


12/25 - Merry Ice-Mas 2 w/ DJ Icey & DJ Magic Mike @ Pure

Florida breaks guru DJ Icey will be returning for round two of Merry Ice-Mas, a party so popular that it sold out in 2010. Joining Icey will be DJ Magic Mike whose is notorious for scratching over all kinds of beats - from house to hip hop. A number of other bass and hardcore jocks will be on the bill of this very merry night of madness.

Las Vegas, NV


12/23 - Markus Shulz @ Marquee

For an evening of trance built to blow your face off, do not miss Markus Shulz at Marquee Las Vegas. Adding upscale elements of VIP and bottle service with the unmistakable beats of this German trance titan will keep partiers rocking behind their sunglasses until the wee hours. What happens in Vegas...

Los Angeles, CA


12/22&23 - Nero @ The Music Box

Everyone in LA should be making out-right Promises not to miss UK electronic mega-act, Nero. Rocking out for two consecutive nights at LA’s famed concert venue, The Music Box, this DJ duo and their female vocalist have been taking North America by storm this season in support of the U.S. debut of their album, Welcome Reality.

Miami, FL


12/22 - Roger Sanchez @ LIV

As is if Miami needed an excuse to get warm in the winter, Roger Sanchez will be bringing his hot beats down to South Beach mega-club, LIV. The S-man will be turning up the heat and turning on the music, causing all of the ‘beautiful people’ of the Sunshine State to sweat to his signature New York-house sound.

New York, NY


12/23 - Martinez Brothers @ D36

Objectivity proteges The Martinez Brothers - the older of which is finally old enough to drink - will be making their District 36 premier alongside NYC residents Sleepy and Boo this week. The brothers, who are New York natives, have been warming national and international dance-floors with their saucy house grooves since before either one of them was actually able to drive.

Philadelphia, PA


12/23 - Junior Sanchez @ Rumor

Psst! We heard that the 10,000 sq ft club Rumor is the place for dance music in Philly. If there was any doubt, go out and see for yourself on December 23rd. Triple threat DJ/remixer/producer Junior Sanchez will be manning the decks with his funkdafied house beats while Philly native Michael Myers will be throwing down trance tracks in the other Rumor room.

Portland, OR


12/22 - Dillon Francis @ Whiskey Bar

LA’s Dillon Francis has been killing it on the remix circuit and on December 22nd he’ll be taking over the turntables in Portland for a night of dubstep and electro. He’ll be headlining Whiskey Bar, where according to their website, “It’s not about the bottles you pop, the labels you rock, or even how many deep you actually roll.. it’s all about you, your friends, and great times.” Amen!

San Diego, CA


12/22 - Chuckie @ Voyeur

San Diego will not know what hit it when Chuckie arrives with his Dirty Dutch beats. The rest of the weekend line-up at SD hot-spot Voyeur is nothing to snooze at either, with headliners such as LA Riots (12/23) and Mord Fustang (12/24). Get ready for a big one, San Diego party people!

San Francisco, CA


12/21 - Krafty Kuts @ Mighty

Kick off this holiday season with Mighty’s “Free Holiday Party” (with RSVP) featuring break-beat mastermind, Krafty Kuts. To balance out the breaks, he’ll be joined by Om Records’ DJ Zeph who’s downtempo beats will add a nice contrast to Krafty’s Kuts.

Seattle, WA


12/23/11 - Chloe Harris @ Orbit

Global superstar DJ Chloe Harris will be bringing her “open format” sounds center-stage at Orbit for this fete, which advertises a list of genres almost equally as thorough as the list of DJs who will be playing them. Joining Harris will be Jack Burton, Destrukt, Mr Shave, and more for a night of house, drum-n-bass, trance, indie, electro, techno, dubstep et al. Try saying that five times fast.

St. Louis, MO


12/22 - Green Velvet, Richard Vission @ St. Louis City Museum

You read that right. This event will be taking over a museum. If you can’t catch Green Velvet in Chicago, you will be able to find him here alongside Richard Vission, where these two jocks will be guiding party-goers through evening tours of their wicked beats. The party starts early, with doors at 7 pm, and also include a bass vault with DJs Spankalicious and Cypher. Not bad, St. Louis!

Washington DC


12/23 Saeed Younan at Lima Lounge

Saeed Younan, world-class DJ and label owner (Younan Music), will be passing through our nation’s capital to give DC a little taste of his sexy house and tech-house grooves. Lima Lounge is the ideal venue for Younan to showcase his talent, with its’ multiple rooms and upscale atmosphere.

More From Elektro Daily