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New Years Eve in Las Vegas

New Year's Eve 2017 - 2018 Las Vegas


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 2016 - 2017 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 2018 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.

2018 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 2018 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

ARIA Resort & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Caesars Palace
Treasure Island
The Venetian
Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower

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, 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 2017 with an open bar, live DJ and ice skating with unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Tickets Start at TBA | Doors at 8PM | Fireworks at Midnight | 21 & over
Entry to The Ice Rink area is complimentary for hotel guests.

The outdoor patios at Diablo's at Monte Carlo and 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.

New Years Eve Fireworks Las Vegas




2018 New Year's Eve at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas

New Years Eve in Las Vegas Besides the Vegas strip, another great place to rock the night away and ring in 2017 in Las Vegas would be at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas.

The Fremont Street New Year's Eve street party, themed TributePalooza and is always a blast. This year the best of the best will be performing for 10 combined hours of live concerts on three 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.
Tickets: $35 +fees before 12/25/2016
$40 +fees beginning 12/26/2016
Get there early to pick up your tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase at Fremont Street Experience entry gates, the SlotZilla ticket office (next to Walgreens) and at Fremont Street Experience member casinos
Gates open 5:00pm; Concert: 6:00 p.m. to 3:30
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.

Downtown Countdown TributePalooza New Year's Eve 2017 celebration - Location: Fremont Street Experience

2017 New Year's Eve celebrations at Fremont Street Experience will guarantee over 10 hours of non-stop entertainment and concerts by Tribute bands playing on 3 stages starting at 6:00pm.

Fremont Experience

** For tickets call: (702)678-5600 or (877)VEGAS4U

Downtown/Fremont Street Experience NYE Schedule

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: TBA. 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.

The 1st Street stage is next to Binion's and across from Golden Nugget
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Blue String Theory
  • 6:10 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. - Yellow Brick Road
  • 7:35 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - Yellow Brick Road
  • 9:10 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - Alter Ego
  • 11:00 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. - Alter Ego
  • 12:10 a.m. – 2 a.m. - Voo Doo Cowboys
The 3rd Street stage is at the intersection of The D Las Vegas, Four Queens and Fremont casino
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Garage Boys
  • 6:10 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. - Garage Boys
  • 7:35 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - Tony Marques
  • 9:10 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - Tony Marques
  • 11:00 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. - Zowie Bowie
  • 12:10 a.m. – 2 a.m. - Zowie Bowie
The Main Street stage is at the west end of Fremont Street Experience, near Golden Gate casino
  • 6:10 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. - Empire Records
  • 7:35 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - Empire Records
  • 9:10 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - '80s Station
  • 11:00 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. - '80s Station
  • 12:10 a.m. – 2 a.m. - Spandex Nation
  • 2:10 a.m. – 3 a.m. - Spandex Nation

6:10 p.m. – 2 a.m. - EDM Dancing DJs – Casino Center Stage

New Year's Eve guests will also be treated to the premiere of a new Viva Vision light show featuring Green Day, "Revolution Vegas."
Bid farewell to 2016 with a year-in-review light show and midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.

Fremont Street at Midnight Las Vegas Video Clip


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.

Beware of the city's general curfew and the Fremont Street area curfew. Anyone under 18 years old must now be accompanied by an adult.

The Las Vegas Monorail will be the only public transportation operating on the strip. Trains will be running until 3 a.m. Jan. 1.

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

Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2017 Events


New Year's Eve Celebration at Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas Fireworks

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 2017. The fireworks display can be easily viewed from the MonteLago Village and the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.

Saturday, December 31 at Midnight at MonteLago Village
Costa Di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011

Here are a few Las Vegas nightclubs to see or be seen this New Year's eve.

Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas

Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Monte Carlo

Park Theater at Monte Carlo

Bruno Mars will ring in 2017 with a big New Year performance at the spectacular new Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.
Performing: Bruno Mars
Dates: Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31
Doors open at 9pm

New Years Party at the Stratosphere

New Years Party at the Stratosphere

Tower VIP Party
The Tower VIP Party is on Level 103, and Level 104, with access to the "Stargaze - Party in the Stars" on Level 108.

VIP experience features an unlimited four hour premium brand open bar, Martini Bar, DJ's, dancers, models, specialty drinks, elaborate food stations. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a spectacular view of the fireworks. Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Entry: $350, per person + tax

Party in the Sky – Observation Deck
Unlimited 3-hour premium brand open bar, Club DJ Kittie, Go Go Dancers & Party Models. Delicious food and a great view of the fireworks. Plus Complimentary Admission to the Ultimate Patrón After Party Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am – No Guaranteed SeatingEntry: from $250

Level 107 Lounge Skyline Celebration
Offers a two hour open bar (10pm to Midnight) featuring premium brands, Cash Bar – Midnight to 4am. Party Favors, Fireworks with a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight as you party with Club DJ CC
Time: 10pm to 4am Entry: $199, per person

ARIA Las Vegas

JEWEL Nightclub

JEWEL Nightclub
Apprearing: NYE w/ Steve Aoki
Time: 10:00pm - 4:00pm
Open Bar 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cover Charge: Men $200.00 / Ladies $100.00


Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Apprearing: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Time: 8:00 pm
Cover Charge: from $47.50 - $99.00


NYE with DJ Snake

Doors open at 9pm
Dec 31 - Appearing: NYE with DJ Snake
Cover Charge: Men $75.00 / Ladies $50.00
Includes hosted open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.

Wynn Las Vegas

XS Nightclub NYE

XS Nightclub
Doors open at 9:00pm
Dec 30 - Host:NYE with Alesso
Dec 31 - Host:NYE with Major Lazer

Cover Charge:
Dec 30 - $20.00 ladies & $30.00 men.
Dec 31 - $50.00 ladies & $100.00 men.

Wynn Las Vegas

NYE with Special Guest

Intrigue Nightclub
Doors open at 9pm
Dec 31 - Appearing: New Years Eve with Chuckie
Cover Charge: Men $75.00 / Ladies $50.00
Includes hosted open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.

Mandalay Bay

Maroon 5 At Mandalay Bay Events Center In Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Events Center: Maroon 5 to Ring In 2017 with two Shows at Mandalay Bay Events Center In Las Vegas
Performing: December 30 – 31, 2016
Tickets: $99 - $224.50
Doors open at 8pm

House Of Blues Foundation Room
New Year's Eve Party At Crossroads
Doors Open: 9pm

New Year's Eve with Ludacris

Light Nightclub
Event: New Year's Eve with Ludacris
Time: 9:00pm to 4:00am
Open Bar 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets Males $75.00 / Females $40.00

The Venetian

TAO New Year's Eve

TAO Nightclub
Event: French Montana and DJ Khaled TAO New Year's Eve
Doors Open: 9:00pm
Open Bar 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets Males $128.44 / Females $77.98

Caesars Palace

Calvin Harris NYE

OMNIA Nightclub
Event: Calvin Harris New Year's Eve
Show Time: 8pm
Tickets: Tickets: $125.00 ladies & $200.00 men.

Elton John

Elton John at Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Event: Ring in The New Year's with Elton John
Show Date: Dec 31
Show Time: 7:30pm
Tickets:from $95.00 - $500 +tax & fee

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

New Year's Eve with Sting

The Chelsea
December 31 - Appearing: New Year's Eve with Sting
Doors open at 9pm
Cover Charge: Tickets start at $200

The Chelsea
December 30 - Appearing: The Weekend
Doors open at 8pm
Cover Charge: Tickets start at $150


Marquee Nightclub
Appearing: New Year's Eve party with The Weekend
Doors open at 9pm
Passed hors d'oeuvres from 9pm - midnight and indulge in a premium open bar from 9pm – 11pm. Attendees will also enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast as they countdown to 2017
Cover Charge: $128.00 Ladies & $201.00 Men

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

New Year's Eve at The Ice Rink

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.
Time: 9pm
Cover Tickets $99 plus taxes & fees; Limited early bird tickets start at $49; Free entry for hotel guests.

MGM Grand

Hakkasan at MGM Grand - Drake

Hakkasan Nightclub
Performing: New Year's Eve Celebration w/ Drake
Saturday December 31st
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets: Ladies $120; Men $200 - presale

Hakkasan Nightclub
Performing: Tiësto
Friday December 30th
Doors open at 10:30pm
Tickets: Ladies $20; Men $30

KA Theatre
KA Special New Years Eve Show
Time: 4:30pm

Mirage Las Vegas

1 OAK Nightclub

1 OAK Nightclub
Apprearing: New Year's Eve 2017 with Lil Jon
Door Open: 9 p.m.
Open bar from 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Cover Charge: Men $100.00 / Ladies $75.00

The Cromwell

Drai's Nightclub - Kendrick Lamar

Drai's Nightclub
Friday December 30th, 2016 - Live in Concert: Future
Cover Charge: Ladies $125.00; Men $175.00
Saturday December 31st, 2016 - Live in Concert New Year's Eve Celebration w/: Kendrick Lamar
Cover Charge: Ladies $250.00; Men $250.00

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Wu-Tang Clan 2017

The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Saturday Dec. 31st, 2016 - Ringing in 2017: Wu-Tang Clan
Time: 9 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tickets range in price from $69 to $149, plus applicable tax and fees

Bellagio Las Vegas

New Year's Eve Black Tie Masquerade 2017

Hyde Bellagio
Event: New Year's Eve Masquerade 2017
Saturday December 31st
Doors open at 09:00pm
Tickets: $63.28

The Bank Nightclub
Performing: New Year's Eve 2017 with DJ Ikon
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Doors open at 9:00pm; Premium Open Bar 9pm-Midnight
Tickets: $95

New York-New York

New Year's Eve Bridge Bash Celebration 2017
New York - New York Hotel Casino
Venue: Brooklyn Bridge at NYNY
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tickets starting at $135.00
Tickets include an Open bar, DJ spinning all night with a view of the Fireworks. Must be 21 yrs +

 Tom's Urban New Year's Eve Celebration 2017
Tom's Urban Patio Party on the Strip!; includes New Year's Eve Party Favors; Passed appetizers until midnight; Open bar from 9:00pm – 1:00am; Doors open at 9:00pm; Starting at $150 Per Person.

 Nine Fine Irishmen
December 31 from 8:00 p.m – 4:00 a.m.; Performer: TBA; Live DJ from 12:00AM – 4:00AM

Bar At Times Square
Ring in the New Year at Bar at Times Square with our famous dueling pianos! Admission starts at just $30 for Standing and $50 for Seating, and includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Center Bar
Celebrate New Year's Eve in the heart of the casino floor at New York-New York. Live DJs will be spinning from 6p.m. - 5a.m. and you can enjoy a bottomless sparkling wine package for only $40 Per Person.

Eastside Cannary

Eastside Event Center

Appearing: NYE with Vince Neil
Doors open 9:30pm
Cover Charge: $39.95

Marilyn's Lounge

Appearing: NYE Party with Sin City Sinners - (After Concert)
Doors open 10:30pm - 2:30am
Cover Charge: $10.00


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 Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, 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 2017.

Las Vegas NYE Bus Detours

2016 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Road Closures

Las Vegas New Years Eve Road Closures

If you plan to drive to or around the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street area on December 31, 2016, 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 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..

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.

For more information, call 702-828-3394 or visit lvmpd.com

How to get to the Vegas Strip for the NYE Celebration

Driving Directions

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.

Las Vegas DeuceThe 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.

Strip & Downtown Express MapThe 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

Driving DirectionsIf 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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