It is by far the biggest party of the year in Las Vegas, and perhaps the second largest New Years party in the world after the one in Time Square. It happens every year at midnight on December 31, but the party actually begins the day after Christmas and lasts all of January 1. If you haven’t been to Las Vegas or Time Square on New Years, then you have never seen this much (often drunken) revelry your entire life. At around 10 p.m. the entire Strip from Tropicana to Sahara is closed off completely, and celebrators are packed shoulder to shoulder up and down Las Vegas Blvd awaiting the countdown and fireworks.
Usually every hotel on the Strip has their own set of fireworks, and they are usually synchronized. Here are some things you need to know if you are coming to Las Vegas on New Years:
Las Vegas Blvd. is definitely the main event, but if you don’t want to deal with the traffic, and if half a million people xpacked into a single space is overwhelming, the Downtown area hosts a party of its own. The Fremont Street Experience and Viva Vision in particular can be a lot of fun, Viva Vision showing a countdown and pixilated fireworks on the massive screen naturally.
Every casino in town will be hosting its own party, even if it is not locate Downtown or on the Strip. Depending on the year, Station Casinos, Red Rock, South Point, and others will all have their own firework show. If you want to avoid massive crowds but still would like to celebrate the New Year, these are all excellent choices.