New Year's Eve fireworks and more-Las Vegas 2013


New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is always a fun time and this year is no exception! 

Over 330,000 are expected to be in the Bright Light City to help usher in the New Year!

On the famed Las Vegas Strip an eight minute FIREWORKS show is planned to Christine Aguilera's  "Feel This Moment" as well as music from Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Pitbull, Poison and Flo Rida and Sia, Robin Thicke and Rihanna. The pyrotechnics are expected to go all out in the last ten seconds of the countdown to 2014.

Prior to midnight fireworks will be launched off the roof of the Stratosphere Hotel which should provide tourists and residents alike with a dazzling show. As the clock strikes midnight, fireworks will also be launched from Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and the MGM.

The fireworks spectacular will be handled by Grucci of New York.

“There’s no better place to spend New Year’s Eve than Las Vegas,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman in a news release. “This is a place where anything can happen, and I invite everyone to visit our rejuvenated downtown where you can experience the fun and energy of the Fremont East Entertainment District and Downtown Third, as well as the excitement of the world-famous Fremont Street Experience.”

Fremont Street will be filled with revelers as well. There will be 9 hours of music from 3 stages. You must be 21 or over and admission is $40. Gates open at 6:00 pm but tickets can be picked up at the box office throughout the day. Capacity is limited so please keep that mind. Arriving early may help. Live Music acts include: Papa Roach, Blues Traveler, Loverboy, Arena. Vince Neil, The Blackjacks, Clockwork, Adelitas Way, Kid Hollywood and Monroy.

Other events include:

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will once again play host to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience as the ultimate destination to ring in 2014 on the Las Vegas Strip.  Revelers will kick off the New Year with the opening of The Chelsea and a performance by pop superstar Bruno Mars. Guests can also tap into the excitement of The Strip at the most original winter retreat in Las Vegas, The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool. 

Inside the resort’s new intimate venue, The Chelsea, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and critically-acclaimed performer Bruno Marswill count down the New Year and offer a peek at what’s to come for a series of exclusive concert dates in 2014.

Entrance to The Chelsea is located on the 3rd floor West End Tower. General admission tickets for Bruno Mars are sold out. Various VIP room packages that offer admission to the concert are still on sale at

Perched high above Las Vegas Boulevard, guests can lace up their skates for a memorable New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at The Ice Rink (9 p.m. – 1 a.m.) featuring a live stream of Mars’ concert on The Cosmopolitan’s 65’ digital marquee. Guests will relish in a premium open bar, breathtaking views of the midnight fireworks, skating on real ice and seasonal culinary offerings.

Tickets to the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Viewing Party are $150 and can be purchased online now at Cabanas, daybeds and fire pits are also available through Nightlife Marketing by contacting or702.698.7778.  Guests attending this event must be 21 and older.

Or you can ring in the New Year with Britney Spears, who recently announced a 2 year residency deal with Planet Hollywood. The singer will be performing her Piece of Me concert at 10pm on New Year's Eve. 

Among the early announcements is that DJ Calvin Harris is returning to Vegas again this year - he'll be playing live at the Hakkasan Las Vegas restaurant and nightclub at the MGM Grand. He'll be in the main room of a venue that, spread over 5 floors, is one of the biggest in town.

Other performers and venues are (all are ticketed events):

Paris Hilton bringing in the new year with a DJ set at the Hyde Bellagio 

John Legend at HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino - 

Maroon 5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center - 

Common at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio - 

Miguel and Politik at Tao at Venetian - 

DJ Vice at Lavo at The Palazzo - 

Kristin Chenoweth at Reynolds Hall, The Smith Center -

Diplo at Surrender Nightclub, Encore -

Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - 

Brad Garrett & Friends New Year's Bash at the MGM Grand - 

Kaskade at XS at Encore - 

Lil Jon at Tryst Las Vegas -

Keri Hilson at LAX, Luxor Hotel and Casino - 

Sebastian Ingrosso at Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay - 

New York-New York Hotel & Casino is holding several events includng a dinner and dance party in the America Restaurant & Bar, an excellent Open Bar Party in The Sporting House and NYE Reventon at Gonzalez Y Gonzalez, which keeps going until 4am! There is also the V Bar Ultra Lounge Open Bar NYE Party at The Venetian Resort. Tickets for these events are also available at the door.

There is a New Year's Eve Night Club Crawl taking place that includes iconic venues such as PURE, V Bar, Planet Hollywood, Dal Toro, Kahunaville and Rockhouse, a great chance to visit a load of top venues in a single night out. 

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is holding a "Paint the Town Gold" NYE party which looks like a fantastic and glamourous night out - 

SHe By Morton’s are holding a big new years eve bash that will be hosted by Olympics legends and gold medal winners Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones. The venue also offers floor to ceiling windows that will provide some great views of the fireworks over The Strip. 



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If you are trying to get around or across the Strip that night please be aware of the following road closures that will be taking place on Dec. 31st:

Beginning at 5 p.m. Blockades begin to go up to prepare for the pedestrian-only celebration. The i-15 off ramp at Eastbound Tropicana, Flamingo and Spring Mountain will close to traffic.
All streets going westbound toward Las Vegas Blvd from Koval will close between Sahara and Russell.

In addition to the road closures, there will be many other things closed to revelers who celebrate on Las Vegas Blvd. that night. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., all moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Blvd. will be shut off. At the same time, Las Vegas Blvd fully opens to pedestrian traffic.

All walkways will be reopened following the fireworks and roads reopen around 1:30 a.m.