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. New Year's eve in Las Vegas is always packed on the Vegas strip and don't expect this year to be any different. The 2017 - 2018 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 Years eve 2019 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 11:00pm all the hotels stop letting people in. They re-open their doors around 12:30am. ( 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.
2019 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Fireworks
If you are looking for a place to be on New Years 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 2019 Las Vegas strip fireworks display calls for fireworks to be shot from seven casino rooftops this year. There will be music choreographed to hits from various artists and fireworks shot from the rooftops 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.
Great spot to watch fireworks
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.
The High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ Promenade is 550 feet above the Las Vegas strip and offers a 360-degree view of the entire surrounding valley. Offering one of the best spots to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks display.
If you can get there early, any of the pedestrian bridges across the Strip will provide the perfect view of the fireworks.
Other good vantage points are the SkyFall Lounge on the 64th level of Delano Las Vegas and Foundation Room atop Mandalay Bay. These venues offer a bird's eye view off 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 2019 with an open bar, live DJ and ice skating with unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip. See details below
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.
2018 New Year's Eve "America's Party" at Fremont Street Experience
Besides the Vegas strip, another great place to rock the night away and ring in 2018 in Las Vegas would be at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas.
The Fremont Street New Year's Eve party, themed America's Party is always a blast. This year the best of the best will be performing for 10 combined hours of live concerts on four stages. 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.
$35* November 16, 2017 - December 25, 2017
$40* December 26, 2017 - December 30, 2017
$45* December 31, 2017 (at SlotZilla Box Office/Gates)
*plus applicable taxes and fees. Nevada local resident discounts available in person only at the SlotZilla Box Office, valid identification required.
Get there early to pick up your tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase at Fremont Street Experience entry gates (next to Walgreens), the SlotZilla and Fear the Walking Dead Survival ticket office and at Fremont Street Experience member casinos.
Gates open 6:00pm
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.
There's no better place to ring in the new year than downtown on the Fremont Street Experience.
What to expect at this years "America's Party" New Year's Eve 2018 celebration
The premiere of a new Viva Vision light show featuring, The Killers.
Usher in the New Year with the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman.
Enjoy roaming, Broadway-quality entertainment throughout the evening.
Sing along to all your favorite hits performed by 12 bands on four stages, including an EDM stage.
Catch dazzling pyrotechnic displays on each of our stages.
Watch the Times Square ball drop live on the largest digital display in the world.
Fly into the New Year Superman-style on the SlotZilla Zoomline.
"Scare in the New Year" at the city's newest thrill attraction, Fear the Walking Dead Survival.
4:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience, the pedestrian mall will be closed to the public
6:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience gates open for ticketed guests with valid event wristbands.
Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2018 survival tips
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. Also 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 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.
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 Years 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
Counting down to midnight as you party above the rest in one of the comfortable High Roller cabins which includes priority boarding and a special Champagne toast.
Admission Starting at $150 per person
Tower VIP Party
The Tower VIP Party is on Level 103, 104 and Level 108
VIP experience features an unlimited four hour premium brand open bar, elaborate chef's specialty food stations, DJ's, performance artists, and more. Guests will also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a spectacular view of the fireworks plus admission to Ultimate Patrón After Party. Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Entry: $350, per person + tax
Skyline Spectacular – Observation Deck
Unlimited 3-hour premium brand open bar, DJ Kittie and DJ Soxxi, Go Go Dancers and Performance Artists. Delicious food and champagne toast, with a great view of the fireworks at midnight. Plus Complimentary Admission to the Ultimate Patrón After Party Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am – No Guaranteed Seating. Entry: from $250 (Plus taxes & gratuity)
Level 107 SkyLounge Best Effen Celebration
Offers a 2 hour open bar (10pm to Midnight) featuring Effen® Vodka, Cash Bar – Midnight to 4am. Party Favors, Great view of the Fireworks at midnight as you party with Club DJ CC
Time: 10pm to 4am Entry: $199, per person (Plus taxes & gratuity); No Guaranteed Seating
Ring in the New Year at Lake Las Vegas, with Live music, special menus at Village restaurants and an incredible free Fireworks Show displayed over the lake at midnight to help ring in 2018. The fireworks display can be easily viewed from the MonteLago Village and the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.
Sunday, December 31 at Midnight at MonteLago Village Free
Costa Di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011
Ring in the New Year at Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown. December 31, 2017 with a spectacular fireworks show lighting up the downtown skyline at midnight
Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
1 Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Don't miss the debut of the newest nightlife concept to hit Vegas, On the Record. Located inside Park MGM, off the main casino floor across from Park Theater, the 11,000-square-foot nightlife concept will feature a three-room venue that includes both indoor and outdoor spaces. A immersive and entertaining hidden club experience and a world-class cocktail program.
Grand opening December 31, 2018
Located inside Park MGM
New Year's Eve at The Ice Rink
Enjoy skating, an open bar and a live DJ while viewing spectacular fireworks exploding over the Las Vegas Strip from the rooftop Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool.
General admission - 21 & over (through Dec. 1): $100 per person; plus taxes & fees
General admission - 21 & over (after Dec. 1): $150 per person; plus taxes & fees
General admission - under 21: $50 per person; plus taxes & fees
Free entry to The Ice Rink area for hotel guests
Admission includes open bar (includes well drinks, house wine, and beer) at the Center Bar, complimentary ice skating and skate rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. A non-alcoholic open bar with sodas and hot chocolate will be available to those who purchase an under-21 ticket.
Las Vegas New Years Eve Free Transportation
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) offers free transit rides for the New Year's Eve holiday, from Sunday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. through Monday, 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 2018.
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. Sunday, Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. The service is available by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357)
**No AAA membership required!
2018 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Road Closures
If you plan to drive to or around the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street area on December 31, 2017, you need to be aware of the following road closures.
Fremont Street is set to close to the public at 4:00 p.m., and it's entertainment gates will open at 6:00 p.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 at 6:45 p.m.
Las Vegas Blvd. fully opens to pedestrian traffic at 6:45 p.m..
Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) Re-opening after midnight
All moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Boulevard 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 pm on New Years 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.
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 on Sahara Avenue, Russell Road, Desert Inn Road, Frank Sinatra Drive, Koval Lane, 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.
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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 SUNDAY schedule on New Year's Day and will resume regular scheduled hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.