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 2014 - 2015 Las Vegas new year's eve celebrations drew over 320,000 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 2016 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.
Besides the Vegas strip, another great place to ring in 2015 in Las Vegas would be at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas. The New Year's Eve America's Party at Fremont Street is always a blast.
This year the best of the best will be performing for 9 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.
Get there early to pick up your tickets at the box office.
Gates open 6:00pm
Capacity is limited so plan to get there early
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 2016 - Location: Fremont Street Experience
2016 New Year's Eve celebrations at Fremont Street Experience will guarantee over 9 hours of non-stop entertainment and concerts by 12 Tribute bands playing on 2 stages starting at 6:15pm..
** For tickets call: (702)678-5600 or (877)VEGAS4U
Downtown/Fremont Street Experience NYE Schedule
4:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience will be closed to the public
6:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience gates open for ticketed guests with valid event wristbands.
Concert Time: 6:15pm - 3am
Tickets: TBA. 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.
Performance by: TBA
Fremont Street New Year's Eve 2015 Light Show Schedule
6:00 PM LIGHT SHOW, 7:30 PM LIGHT SHOW, 9:00 PM LIGHT SHOW, 10:45 PM LIGHT SHOW, 1:00 AM LIGHT SHOW
2015 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Fireworks
If you are looking for the best place on the Vegas strip to be as the clock strikes 12 midnight, you should know that the 2016 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 23 seconds and consist of more than 80,000 fireworks explosions.
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.
If you can get there early, other good vantage points are the miX 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 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 .
Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2015 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 and 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
Here are a few Las Vegas nightclubs to see or be seen this New Year's eve.
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Maroon 5 to Ring In 2015 with two Shows at Mandalay Bay Events Center In Las Vegas
Performing: December 30 – 31
Featuring special guest Rozzi Crane
Doors open at 8pm
House Of Blues Foundation Room
Graceland Ninjaz with The Roxy Gunn Project
Special New Year's Eve Show! 7pm Tickets $15.00
NYE Party 2015 with Alesso
Time: 9:00pm to 4:00am
Tickets Males $150.00 / Females $50.00
Appearing: New Year's Eve 2015 with MIGUEL
Tickets will include: Tray Passed hors d'oeuvres 9pm-11pm
Open Bar 9pm-12am(midnight)
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight NYE countdown.
Time: 9pm - 5am
Tickets from $125.00
The Bank Nightclub
Doors open at 9:00pm
Dec 31 - NYE with Trey Songz at Bank Nightclub
Cover Charge: $55.00 ladies & $110.00 men
Lily Bar & Lounge
Performance by: New Year's Eve with Daniel Park
Tickets: $55.00 ladies & $82.00 men.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will be Cheek to Cheek as they close out 2014 with a New Year's Eve concert at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Doors open at 9pm
Wednesday Dec 31 - Appearing: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Cover Charge: Tickets start at $125
Dec 31 - DJ: Drake NYE at Marquee Nightclub
Doors open at 9pm til 5am
2-hour open bar starting at 9pm
Cover Charge: $125.00 Ladies & $200.00 Men
Doors open at 9pm
Dec 31 - Appearing: Lil Jon
Cover Charge: Men $77.00 / Ladies $52.00
Includes open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.
Doors open 10:00pm to 4:00am
DJ: Zedd at XS New Years Eve
Cover Charge: Men $150.00 / Ladies $75.00
Doors open at 11:00pm
Dec 31 - Host: Bruno Mars & Jermaine Dupri
$125.00 ladies & $200.00 men.
Drai's Beach Club & Nightclub
Dec 31 - Event: Drai's NYE 2015 starring Iggy Azalea
Doors Open: 9:00pm to 4:00am
Cover Charge: Males $150.00 / Females $75.00; Hosted Bar
Doors Open: 9 p.m.
Cover Charge: Ladies $50; Men $75
Event:New Years Eve 2015 with DJ Pauly D
Katt Williams at The Joint – Dec. 30
Sevendust at Vinyl – Dec. 31
DJ Pauly D at Vanity Nightclub – Dec. 31
Doors open at 9pm - 5am
Dec 31 - Host: Snoop Dogg
Cover Charge: $75.00 Ladies & $125.00 Men
Dec 31 - DJ Khaled - NYE at LAVO Nightclub
Doors open at 9:00pm
Tickets: Men $75.00 / Ladies $50.00
Prestige NYE 2015 Party
Doors open 10 p.m. & close at 1 a.m.
Tickets $167.63 (inclusive) per person
Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Performing:NYE 2015 at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop
Door Open: 8pm
3 Hour Premium Open Bar - Access to ALL 3 Rooms - Champagne Toast at Midnight
Spectacular Fireworks Show at Midnight
Cover Tickets from $99
Monte Carlo Las Vegas
Monte Carlo Theatre
Blue Man Group
Special New Years Eve Show - Showtimes: 4pm & 7pm
Monte Carlo Pub
Doors Open: 9 p.m. - Tickets: $75 and $115
What: Tickets are $75 per person for an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight or $115 for open bar for the duration of the party. Mixture of house, electronic and Top 40 music.
New York-New York
Tom's Urban New Year's Eve Celebration 2015
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.; Sin e Ri Ra from 8:00PM – 12:00AM; Live DJ from 12:00AM – 4:00AM; $10 Cover Charge Starting at 8:00PM.
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. Call 702-740-6466 for reservations.
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.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Carlos N Charlies Las Vegas
Doors Open: 10:00pm to 3:00am.
Event: Ticket price includes all you can drink open bar.
Eastside Event Center
Appearing:Phoenix Classic Rockin out for NYE
Doors open 10pm - 2am
Cover Charge: $40.00
Appearing:Next Movement Classic R&B for New Year's fun
Doors open 10pm - 2am
Cover Charge: $10.00
Hard Rock Cafe
Rockstar NYE Party at Hard Rock Cafe
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Doors open at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $100 in advance, $150 at the door
Event: Hosted bar and appetizers from 9 to 12 a.m. Dancing to rock n' roll, hip-hop and mashups with DJ, Midnight champagne toast. View of fireworks.
Koi Ultra Lounge
Event: A Bottomless New Year's Celebration
Door open: 9:00pm to 5:00am
Tickets: Men $75.00 / Ladies $50.00
Apprearing: The Roots
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Cover Charge: from $82.50
1 OAK Nightclub
NYE Party 2015 with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Doors open at 9pm
Cover Charge: $82.00 ladies & $165.00 men
The Revolution Lounge
Doors Open: 9pm with a 2-hour open bar.
Tickets: $50.00 ladies & $75.00 men.
Dec 31 - New Years Eve at the Ghost Bar:
Doors open at 8:00 pm
Entry: from $120 (general admission)
Gilley's Saloon & Dance Hall
Event: Gilley's NYE Hoedown Party
3 Hour Open Bar 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m
Tickets from $115
Kahunaville New Year's Eve
Señor Frog's New Year's Eve
Tower VIP Party
The Tower VIP Party is on Level 103 and Level 104, with access to the Tower Party on Level 108.
VIP experience features an unlimited four hour premium brand open 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
Club style party on Level 108 hosted by Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair with unlimited four hour premium brand bar, models, dancers and a great view of the fireworks. Time: 8:30pm - 12:30am Entry: from $249
Level 107 Lounge
Offers a three hour open bar featuring premium brands, a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight as you party with DJ Dezie Time: 9:30p.m. to 12:30a.m. Entry: $199, per person
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT NOON
The Alley Cats (Doo Wop music)
Ticket Price: $19.00
Includes: Party Favors & a Champagne Toast
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers / Wes Winters
Location: Grand Ballroom
Ticket Price: $179 - Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Includes: Dinner, Party Favors and Champagne Toast
Wes Winter's easy listening piano, Dinner served 9pm then Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros at 10:30pm.
Location: Exhibit Hall B
Ticket Price: $69.00
Includes: Open Bar, Party Favors, and Champagne Toast
Doors Open: 9:30 PM
Rockin' Motown with Greg Austin
Ticket Price: $49.00
Includes: 2 Drinks, Party Favors & Champagne Toast at midnight
Doors Open: 9:30 PM
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 Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. through Thursday, 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 2015.
2015 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, 2014, 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
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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