It’s New Years Eve and locals and visitors alike are ready to ring in 2022.
The yearly fireworks display on the Strip is back after bring cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Eight Strip properties are slated to participate in the eight minute display, which will kick off at the stroke of midnight.
Visitors are descending upon the city to ring in the New Year with approximately 300,000 people expected to be on the Strip to party. The Strip will be closed to traffic starting at 6pm tonight between Sahara and Hacienda. On and off ramps to the Strip from I-15 will be closed as well.
There’ll also be a fireworks display downtown hosted by the Plaza hotel and casino, as well as an 80’s and 90’s themed dance party on the Fremont Street Experience. The dance party is a ticketed event…tickets are $35.
The weather forecast for tonight calls for partly cloudy skies and a low temperature of 37 degrees so bundle up. It’s also expected to be a little windy and officials hope that won’t adversely affect the fireworks display.
If you need help getting around and don’t want to drive, the RTC is offering free bus rides from 6pm tonight until 9am on New Years Day. The rideshare service Lyft is offering a $10 discount on rides from 6pm-6am.
Las Vegas Metro Police will be out in force on the Strip and downtown so be safe and don’t drink and drive.
Happy New Year!!