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America's Party: Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2016
This year's spectacular fireworks show theme will be "On Top of The World" and will feature a special tribute in the finale to Frank Sinatra. The show will clock in at 8 minutes and 18 seconds. Fireworks, done by Grucci, will be shot off seven hotel rooftops along the Las Vegas Strip. They are (north to south):
- Treasure Island
- Caesars Palace
- Planet Hollywood
- MGM Grand
The best fireworks viewing locations are near the hotels who are launching them. You'll get even better views if you can get up higher at rooftop bars, clubs and restaurants. For example Drai's pool deck has a great view of Caesars's fireworks, while the Cosmopolitan's roof top ice rink lets you see the fireworks of Planet Hollywood. The Stratosphere Tower parties give you a prime spot for seeing the fireworks across the Strip. Even just going up a few stories will improve your view.
Toast the New Year during the Downtown Countdown Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at the Fremont Street Experience. The street party is themed TributePalooza and features 13 of the world’s greatest tribute bands including: Rio (Duran Duran), Generation Idol (Billy Idol), Fan Halen (Van Halen), No Duh (No Doubt), Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Rising (Bruce Springsteen), Police Experience (The Police), Rockin the Paradice (Styx), Wanted (Bon Jovi), The Who Generation (The Who) Pyromania (Def Leppard), Double Vision (Foreigner) and Don’t Look Back (Boston).
4:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience, the pedestrian mall will be closed to the public
5:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience gates open for ticketed guests with valid event wristbands.
Concert Time: 5:30pm - 3:30am
Tickets: $30 through Dec. 25, 2015. After Dec. 25th tickets are $40. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at any of the Fremont Street Experience member hotel-casinos, or at the event gates on Dec. 31.
Admission to Downtown Countdown on New Year’s Eve is $30 per person when purchased online by Dec. 25. Beginning Dec. 26 tickets will be $40 per person and can be purchased online, in-person at any of the Fremont Street Experience member hotel-casinos, or at the event gates on Dec. 31.
Things to consider:
It's going to be freezing! Temps are supposed to be in the low 30s that night. So bundle up.
It also helps to have a plan 3 or 4 hours before midnight. If you plan to celebrate indoors, remember once it hits 11:00pm all the hotels stop letting people in. They re-open their doors around 12:30am. Actually it's their way of keeping the crowds inside the casino within occupancy limits set by the Clark County Fire Department. You don't want to find yourself stuck outside and have to use the bathroom.
If you are going to the Strip, get there early, around 5 or 6 p.m. Earlier if possible because they will close the strip down around 6 p.m.
Just because you are in Las Vegas doesn't mean there are no laws. Take a minute to read the Las Vegas New Years Eve Ordinances to understand what you can and cannot get away with. The cops here do not play and the famous, "I'am a tourist" excuse does not work for them.
Bus Routes 201 (Tropicana Avenue), 202 (Flamingo Road), and 203 (Spring Mtn. Road / Desert Inn Road / Lamb Blvd) will provide the closest possible access to the Strip but will not stop on the Strip.
If you are planing to get to a particular hotel on the Strip after the strip closure, here are buses and New Years Eve bus stops close to the Vegas strip.
All other streets, roads and alleys leading Westbound onto Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) between Sahara Avenue and Mandalay Bay Road from Koval Lane will be closed at 5:45 p.m..
All streets, roads and alleys leading onto Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) between Sahara Ave. and Mandalay Bay Road will be closed with all barricades in place at 6:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Blvd. (Strip) along with all inbound roads leading onto Las Vegas Blvd. will be fully closed to vehicle traffic at 6:30 p.m.
Moving walkways, escalators and elevators on the Vegas Strip are set to be turned off at 6:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Boulevard fully opens to pedestrian traffic at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy, drink responsibly, have fun and Happy New Year!!!!
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Good news, Classic Las Vegas revelers!
If you are planning on ringing in the New Year in the bright light city, there are six hotels that will be offering fireworks displays:
Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars, Planet Hollywood, Aria and the MGM Grand are all participating in the 8 minute, 12 song display by Grucci, who also does the annual July 4th displays.
The songs featured will be:
Auld Lang Syne will be the first song, followed by Flo Rida's Whistle, Pink's Raise Your Glass, Avicii's Le7els, Duncan's Light up the Sky, and Wanted's Glad You Came.
The finale will be Titanium, by David Guetta.
The Fremont Street Experience will have digital fireworks as part of their canopy display. Mayor Carolyn Goodman advises, "Please don't drink and drive."
"This is the biggest fireworks show in the country," said Phil Grucci.
"No city has a bigger show than this one. Only New York City on the Fourth of July might have something larger; but as far as pyrotechnics goes, we're it. And I'm always happy to be a part of it."
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Las Vegas Blvd. South between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road will close to vehicular traffic at 6:30 pm on Friday evening Dec. 31st and will only reopen at 3 AM after the revelers have dispersed and the street cleaners have done their jobs.
The Nevada Highway Patrol will begin shutting down the following onramps and exit ramps on I-15 at 5;30 PM, Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road. The Harmon Overpass and all Strip pedestrian walkways will close at 6.
The overnight low is forecast to be in the 20s so be sure to bundle up.
With New Year's Eve kicking off a long-holiday weekend this year, it was announced that firework displays will return to famed Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced today that the New Year’s Eve celebration known as America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2011 will include a spectacular fireworks show fired from seven rooftop locations along the Las Vegas Strip.
The firing locations (from the south, heading north) include the following resort properties: MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Aria, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island (TI), Venetian and the Stratosphere.
Fireworks by Grucci of New York will again coordinate the pyrotechnic display. Locally, Fireworks by Grucci has produced many of Las Vegas’ largest special events and grand openings, including the official Las Vegas Centennial celebration.
In addition to designing the pyrotechnic display, Fireworks by Grucci will, once again, work directly with the Clark County Fire Department and Building Services to ensure both fire and structural safety guidelines.
The Fremont Street Experience will have live music with 13 Tribute bands performing under the canopy on Fremont Street. Music from Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Heart and others will play well into the new year and keep an eye out, Mayor Goodman says he will be there, as he has for the last 12 years, intermingling with the crowds.