Las Vegas NYE: 80,000 Fireworks To Light The Sky [Video]

It’s going to be one huge party on the Las Vegas Strip this year, as 80,000 fireworks explode into brilliant life, ringing in the New Year. Not only that, a bevy of stars will be entertaining the crowds as they party at the start of 2015.

Details were announced by officials from Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Thursday, as they met with city authorities and Fireworks by Grucci. The party is to be dubbed “America’s Party 2015,” a city-wide celebration planned for New Year’s Eve.

To get an idea of where to look, the fireworks will be blasted from several locations in Las Vegas, including Aria, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Stratosphere, and The Venetian in what is to be a lucky “7 minute 11 second” performance.

Las Vegas Sun reports that besides the incredible firework display, Whitney Houston will be blasting out “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Alicia Keys will give a rousing rendition of “Girl on Fire.” One Republic will be there to sing out “Counting Stars,” Ellie Goulding will blast out “Burn,” and last, but not least, Pitbull will be singing, rather appropriately, “Don’t Stop the Party.”

Positively LV quoted LVCVA Chairman and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins as saying Las Vegas continues to be a huge draw for NYE celebrations. As can be seen from the tweet included below, they are expecting around 340,000 people this year “cause they know there is no better place to be,” according to Collins.

Before and after the fireworks and star-spangled performances, the “Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebration” will run non-stop from 5:30 p.m. through to 3:30 a.m. at Fremont Street Experience downtown. This great street party will be themed “TributePalooza,” and will see 13 of the world’s top tribute bands performing, including, among others, Fan Halen (doing Van Halen), Led Zepagain (singing like Led Zeppelin), Doobies Inc. (in tribute to The Doobie Brothers).


Admission to the biggest Las Vegas party of the year is $30 per person if bought online up to December 26. From December 27, the price will be $40 per person, and tickets can be bought online or can be purchased at any of the Fremont Street Experience member hotel-casinos in person. Tickets will also be on sale at the gates to the event on the actual night of December 31. Admission has a strict age limit, and will only accept persons 21 years and over.

To see what to expect, watch the New Year’s celebration held in Las Vegas to welcome in 2014 in the video below. Also, make sure you get the best deals for a hotel in Vegas over Christmas and New Years, as reported recently on Inquisitr.

[Photo Credits: Photo of Caesars Palace CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sathish J / Stratosphere CC BY-NC 2.0 James Marvin Phelps]