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New Years Eve in Las Vegas

New Year's Eve 2016 - 2017 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 2015 - 2016 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 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.

2017 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 2017 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 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

 

 

 

2017 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: TBA
Get there early to pick up your tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase at Fremont Street Experience entry gates, the SlotZilla ticket office and at Fremont Street Experience member casinos
Gates open 5:00pm
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.

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 13 Tribute bands playing on 2 stages starting at 5:30pm.

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
  • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm - TBA
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - TBA
  • 9:45 pm – 11:45 pm - TBA
  • 12:10 am – 2:00 am - TBA
The 3rd Street stage is at the intersection of The D Las Vegas, Four Queens and Fremont casino
  • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm - TBA
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - TBA
  • 9:45 pm – 11:45 pm - TBA
  • 12:10 am – 2:00 am - TBA
The Main Street stage is at the west end of Fremont Street Experience, near Golden Gate casino
  • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm - TBA
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - TBA
  • 9:45 pm – 11:45 pm - TBA
  • 12:10 am – 1:40 am - TBA
  • 1:55 am – 3:30 am - TBA

Fremont Street New Year's Eve 2017 midnight year-in-review retrospective and fireworks display on the Viva Vision screen.

Fremont Street at Midnight Las Vegas Video Clip

 

Las Vegas New Year's Eve 2017 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 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 2016.

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, 2015, 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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