New Year's eve is a great time to be in Vegas. Ring out the old and ring in the new, the Las Vegas way. Las Vegas New Year's Eve is always packed on the Vegas strip and don't expect this year to be any different.
The 2019 - 2020 Las Vegas new year's eve celebrations drew over 330,000 visitors to Las Vegas and this year's crowd is expected to be larger. The entire 4 miles of the Vegas strip, from Russell to Sahara, which covers all hotels from Mandalay Bay at the Strip's southern end to Stratosphere at the north, will be closed down to traffic around 6pm.
On this night, the Vegas Strip becomes a giant pedestrian mall and everyone parties outside till midnight. Tens of thousands of visitors walk the Vegas strip decked out in silly hats, noisemakers and holiday cheer. Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2020 will include a spectacular fireworks show.
It's going to be freezing! 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 11:00 p.m., majority of the hotels on the Strip stop letting people in.(You will require a room key to access the property). They re-open their doors around 1:00 a.m. (To avoid crazy drunk people I guess). Actually it's their way of keeping the crowds inside the casino within occupancy limits set by Clark county. You don't want to find yourself stuck outside and have to use the bathroom.
If you don't want to spend money on hotel, food and don't like crowds, New Year's is not the time to be in Vegas. People come from all over the world for this holiday and it's as busy as it gets. Sadly everything is really expensive during this time.
2020 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Fireworks
If you are looking for a place to be on New Year's Eve as the clock strikes 12 midnight, you should know that the world-famous Las Vegas Strip will be the site for America's Party.
The 2020 Las Vegas strip fireworks display calls for fireworks to be shot from seven casino rooftops this year. There will be music choreographed to popular hits as the fireworks are shot from the rooftops (South to North) of the
The fireworks show will last 8 minutes and 18 seconds and consist of more than 80,000 fireworks explosions, choreographed to one-of-a-kind performance with an exhilarating music mix.
Besides getting to the Vegas strip early and securing a great spot with a view of the roof-top of one of the hotels listed above, another great place to enjoy great view of the midnight fireworks is the upper floors of various parking garages.
If you can get there early, any of the pedestrian bridges across the Strip will provide the perfect view of the fireworks.
If you don't mind the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd, staking out a position right in front of Caesars Palace will give you a great spot to enjoy the fireworks launch from the roof top of Caesars Palace.
Besides the Vegas strip, another great place to rock the night away and ring in 2020 in Las Vegas would be at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas.
The theme for the 2020 America's Party is "The Big 20", marking the 20th NYE fireworks show in Las Vegas. This year the best of the best will be performing hours of live concerts. There will be onstage pyrotechnic celebration at midnight and surprises galore. Enjoy 12 bands on four stages, including a dazzling EDM stage with alluring dancers and aerialists. Party in the glow under the upgraded Viva Vision screen as 2020 New Year's Eve will mark the official debut and unveiling of the $32 million renovation of Viva Vision video screen. Here are a few things you should know about this event:
It's an adult only event. You must be 21 yrs old to attend.
Tickets: $45 plus tax and fees ($60.95 inclusive)
Get there early to pick up your tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase at Fremont Street Experience entry gates, and the SlotZilla ticket office (next to Walgreens)
The seven-block Fremont Street Experience entertainment district closes to the public at 5:00 p.m. for this epic private party.
Gates open for ticketed guests with valid event wristbands at 6:00 p.m. | Concert Time: 6:00pm - 4:00am
Capacity is limited so plan to get there early
No strollers, no packaged beverages, no coolers, no chairs, no backpacks/luggage/bags, no masks, no weapons, no glass/aluminum will be permitted.
Gate Entrance Locations: Main Street, 3rd Street and 4th Street
Parking: Available at the Fremont Street Experience garage, $20 parking fee apply. Easy Lyft pick-up/drop-off at 4th Street and Carson Ave.
Get to the strip early, around 5 or 6 p.m. Earlier if possible because they will close the strip down around 6 p.m.
If you plan to ring in the New Year at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, plan to get there early.
If you drive, park your car in the hotel garage nearest to where you'll be partying. Most Strip Valet and Self-Park garages are expected to be full by 5:00 pm. Once you park, do the smart thing and take a photo of the garage and floor where you parked, incase you need it later. Remember, you won't be able to leave until well after midnight.
If you're going to a party in a club, enjoy it for all it's worth considering what it will cost to get in. Also be aware you can step outside to watch the New Year's fireworks displays but check with the club first.
Dress warm. Las Vegas is a desert and it gets very cold at night.
Beware of the "mystery kissers", who just kiss someone at random at the New Year. They're OK and funny,
It does get crowded and very loud. Basically, it's lots of people, food, alcohol, music, dancing, drunks and 100% fun.
Just because you are in Vegas doesn't mean there are no laws. Take a minute to read the Las Vegas New Year's 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.
Don't be afraid to sip your favorite drink as you go - alcohol is allowed to be consumed on the streets for this holiday celebration. (Must be 21 yrs or older) - metal and glass containers are banned.
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 Year's Eve bus stops close to the Vegas strip.
Note: The Vegas Strip is scheduled to close to vehicle traffic around 6:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve
Celebrate "Les Années Folles" & Ring in 2020 at the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, 460 feet high over the Las Vegas Strip. The view is tough to beat.
NYE Tickets: $300/guest (SOLD OUT). Must be 21 or older with a valid ID.
Package includes: Premium Open Bar, Midnight Champagne toast, Midnight Fireworks Views, Souvenir Photo, One (1) Parking Pass.
When: New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019
Counting down to midnight as you party over the Las Vegas Strip in the world's tallest observation wheel, offering some of the best views of Las Vegas.
NYE Tickets: General Admission $200.00 | Youth (Ages 0-17) $100.00
Admission includes: Mid-Wheel Cabin view of Midnight Fireworks Show, Midnight Champagne Toast, Souvenir Photo, One (1) Parking Pass per order.
NYE Bridge Bash at New York-New York
Party on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Las Vegas as the DJ mixes up yesteryear and today's hottest hits. Enjoy drinks at the open bar and have a blast before the fireworks go off!
General Admission $150 | Time: 8 p.m. - Midnight
Tickets include access to the Bridge Party, Open bar, DJs, Dancing, and phenomenal view of the fireworks.
Countdown to 2020 at Bar at Bar Times Square
Ring in 2020 with dueling pianos, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight!
Standing Room $27.25 | Preferred Guaranteed Seating $54.50
8 p.m. - Midnight. | *Must be at least 21 years of age to attend any of the events.
Tom's Urban NYE 2020 Unicorn Candyland
Ring in 2020 in style at Tom's Urban as you party to two DJs playing hits from 80s, 90's and today.
General Admission $150
8 p.m. - Midnight
Tickets include a premium open bar, unlimited amuse bouche, lavish buffet and premium view of the fireworks at midnight!
108 Party in the Sky – 108th Floor SkyPod Observation Deck
Celebrate New Year's Eve 800 feet above the Strip in the iconic SkyPod Indoor Observation Deck. Unlimited 3-hour premium brand open bar, Martini Bar, specialty drinks, DJ's, Go Go dancers and performance artists. Chef's specialty food stations, party favors and champagne toast, with a great view of the fireworks at midnight. Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am. Entry: from $265 (Plus taxes) No Guaranteed Seating. All guests must be 21 or older and present valid ID.
Level 107 SkyLounge Celebration (107th Floor)
Offers a 2 hour open bar (10pm to Midnight), Cash Bar – Midnight to 4am, Limited Cash Food Menu 10pm to Midnight. Party Favors, Great view of the Fireworks at midnight as you party with Club DJ.
Time: 10pm to 4am Entry: $199, per person (Plus taxes); No Guaranteed Seating, except with VIP package
Skyfall Lounge located on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas, will begin the festivities at 9 p.m. with open bar packages and table reservations. Prime location to watch the fireworks and ring in 2020 with floor to ceiling windows. Reservation required.
Foundation Room will host a VIP Open Bar from 9 p.m. to close. Enjoy a five-course prix fixe menu as you count down to 2020. Located 63 floors above The Strip. Perfect location to ring in the new year. Reservations and general admission required.
When: New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019
Ring in the New Year at Plaza Hotel & Casino with live entertainment, a 1920's themed party and downtown's only live fireworks show.
Welcome 2020 under a spectacular live fireworks show above the Plaza's iconic glass dome, lighting up the downtown skyline midnight.
Oscar's Steakhouse at the Plaza will host as 1920's themed celebration featuring dancing and a midnight champagne toast.
Doug Stanhope returns to the Plaza to perform a special New Year's Eve show on 31 December at 8 pm
Late night live entertainment in the Plaza's Omaha Lounge.
Ring in the New Year high above The Las Vegas Strip as you skate into 2020 at The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool. Dance the night away with live entertainment and interactive photo stations to capture memories of the evening. Enjoy small bites, party favors, dancers, and spectacular views of The Strip's fireworks show at midnight.
Date / Time:Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 10 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
AdmissionTickets from $250, - Ages 21 & over.
Don't miss New Year's 2020 Party On The Moon at Palms Casino Resort, with spectacular views of the Strip and fireworks at midnight. Enjoy 4 hours of premium open bar, 3 top Vegas DJs, and 2 club VIP passes.
Date / Time:Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 4:00 am.
AdmissionTickets from $140, - Ages 21 & over.
The Skyfall Lounge and Rivea, located on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas, with 180-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and Foundation Room on the 63rd floor of Mandalay Bay. These venues offer a bird's eye view of all the action on The Vegas Strip with an outdoor patio and floor-to-ceiling windows facing The Strip.
The Ice Rink New Year's Eve Fireworks Viewing Party at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Ring in 2020 with an open bar, live DJ and ice skating with unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip. See details above
The outdoor patios at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York will put you right in the middle of all the action and great spots to watch the fireworks.
ARIA provides a fireworks viewing area on the ARIA Main Porte Cochere between 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, offers prime views of the fireworks, bottomless drinks, live entertainment and a festive patio party.
BEER PARK and Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas will ring in the New Year with a massive rooftop party featuring an open bar and excellent views of the Strip fireworks show.
If you are downtown, ring in the New Year at Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown. December 31, 2019 with a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the downtown skyline at midnight
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Performing: Maroon 5
Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Las Vegas New Year's Eve Free Transportation
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) offers free transit rides for the New Year's Eve holiday, from Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. through Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.
Free rides on New Year's Eve apply to all RTC transit routes throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including the Strip & Downtown Express, Centennial Express, Westcliff Airport Express and the Boulder Highway Express and Henderson & Downtown Express services.
The RTC is encouraging everyone to celebrate responsibly and to take advantage of the free transit service as they ring in 2020.
Available to members and nonmembers AAA's Tipsy Tow program will offer a free ride up to 10 miles for tipsy motorists and their vehicles from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. The service is available by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357)
**No AAA membership required!
The following items are banned on the Strip and Downtown during the New Year's Eve festivities from December 31, 6:00 pm – January 1, 6:00 am.
Metal and glass containers.
Large bags, Purses larger than 12" x 6" x 12", and coolers
Briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags and luggage of any kind.
Computer bags and camera bags.
Strollers, carts, or any stroller propelled by humans, electricity or mechanical means unless specifically authorized by a permit.
Minors (under 18) are not allowed on the Strip (or downtown) without a parent or adult legal guardian.
Respect the Ban and enjoy the party
If you plan to drive to or around the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street area on December 31, 2019, you need to be aware of the following road closures.
Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip), from Sahara Avenue at the North end to Mandalay Bay Road at the South end will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.
I-15 Freeway off-ramps onto eastbound Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road are set to close at 5:00pm
All other streets, roads and alleys leading Westbound onto Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) between Sahara Ave. 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.
LVMPD Traffic Officers begin clearing all vehicular traffic off Las Vegas Blvd between Sahara Ave and Mandalay Bay Road. at 6:15 p.m.
Las Vegas Blvd. (Strip) along with all inbound roads leading onto Las Vegas Blvd. will be fully closed to vehicle traffic at 6:45 p.m.
All moving walkways, escalators and elevators leading to or crossing the Vegas Strip are set to be turned off between 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Blvd. fully opens to pedestrian traffic at approximately 6:45 p.m.
In Downtown Las Vegas, Fourth Street to Main Street, and Carson Ave to Ogden Ave, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. Dec. 31 until 5 a.m. Jan. 1.
On New Year's Eve, the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall closes to the public at 5:00 p.m. Gates open for ticketed guests with valid event wristbands at 6:00 p.m.
The Free tram stops at Park MGM, Crystals and Bellagio will be closed between the hours of 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) Re-opening after midnight
All moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Blvd. will resume operation at approximately 12:15 a.m.
Barricades on the Vegas Strip are set to be cleared by 1:30 a.m. with street cleaning beginning around 2:00 a.m. (from South to North) and the re-opening of streets at 3:30 a.m.
Reopening of off-ramps from I-15 onto Eastbound Tropicana Ave, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road by NHP/NDOT begins at 3:30 a.m. All other streets, roads and alleys leading onto Las Vegas Blvd between Sahara Ave and Russell Road will begin re-opening at at 3:30 a.m..
For more information, call 702-828-3394 or visit lvmpd.com
How to get to the Vegas Strip for the NYE Celebration
The Vegas Strip will be closed to traffic at 6:00 pm on New Year's Eve. Bus detours will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will end at approximately 3 a.m. on New Year's Day. (Closest Bus Stop to various Strip hotels)
To ride the bus to the NYE celebrations, here are things you need to know:
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.
The Deuce on the Strip service will operate on the Strip until it is closed to traffic. After 5:30pm, the Deuce on the Strip service will operate from the Fremont Street Experience to Mandalay Bay via Paradise Road & Koval Lane at approximately a 20-minute frequency.
The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) will operate from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North to the South Strip Transfer Terminal via Industrial Road & Dean Martin Drive at a 20-minute frequency until 4:00 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Driving or taking a Taxi
If you have to drive or take a taxi during the Strip closure, travel will remain unrestricted (East-West) on Sahara Avenue, Mandalay Bay Road, Desert Inn Road, and (North-South) on Frank Sinatra Drive, Koval Lane, Russell Road, US95 and I-215 throughout the evening.
Harmon Avenue (bridge) will be limited to vehicle traffic from the West side of Las Vegas Blvd leading to City Center by hotels guests only. Vehicle traffic on Harmon Avenue East of Las Vegas Blvd. will be limited to access to Hotel properties only.
Uber and Rideshare
Uber and other rideshare services will be able to drop off registered hotel guests and those with venue reservations at most Strip hotels. However rideshares WILL NOT have any pick-up services during The Strip closure starting at 6:00 p.m. Please contact your hotel Front Desk or Concierge for more information.
RTC buses will operate a SUNDAY schedule on Christmas Day and will resume regular scheduled hours on Tuesday, December 26.
RTC buses will operate a Saturday schedule instead of a weekday schedule on New Year's Eve 2020