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In what will certainly be the site of one of the largest displays of public affection in the nation, Vegas will be packed come midnight on New Year's Eve. Times Square might draw a denser crowd, but the Strip will be one of the best places to be as we ring in 2013 with seven simultaneous firework displays.
Where are they this year? It's pretty much deja-vu from 2011. They'll be shooting off from the rooftops of the Stratosphere, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria, and MGM Grand. Setting up shop outside CityCenter on Las Vegas Boulevard should give you views of the displays at Aria, Planet Hollywoood, and MGM Grand. Hang around The Mirage to see fireworks from Treasure Island, the Venetian, and Caesars.
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If you want to be in Vegas for the Fourth just make sure you arrive on the 6th or the 7th. Say what, you say?
Well, with the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, Caesars Palace is choosing to celebrate the nation's independence on Saturday, July 7 instead. Gather around Caesars between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in order to get a good viewing spot for the 9:15 p.m. launch. Caesars says the best views will be from in front of the property by the fountains. Although, by the Las Vegas Sun photo shown at top, being on a pedestrian bridge isn't too bad of a vantage point, either.
If you're a traditionalist, though (and don't mind venturing off The Strip), Station Casinos -- the owner of locals' resorts in suburbs throughout Las Vegas -- will set off fireworks at five of their properties on the Fourth. Head to Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station, or Red Rock Resort for a 9 p.m. Fourth of July display that's actually on July 4.
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Here at VegasChatter, we're just like you. Dreaming of the spending the next big holiday in Vegas.
VegasChatter fan Alexandra K. can't wait to spend the Fourth in Vegas. She's so excited that she couldn't even wait until Memorial Day had passed before asking us what the 411 was on July 4th in Vegas. Here's the note she sent us on May 14:
This is way too early to ask I know, considering that we haven't hit Memorial Day weekend. But I just thought I would send out a suggested story closer to the time for you guys to do on what July 4th is like in Vegas (as I have never been to Vegas on July 4th, but I will get to this year) so I just wondered if you can see fireworks from anywhere, is it hard to get into places, etc....
Thanks for your hard work on the blog-I love following it!
It's probably one of the most asked questions on The Strip on New Year's Eve -- where should I be at 11:59 p.m. to see the fireworks the best?
We now know that eight Strip hotels will shoot pyro from their rooftops on December 31st. They are Tropicana, MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Venetian, and Stratosphere.
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Happy Fourth of July! If you're heading to Vegas this weekend (or if you're here now), you are gonna be one of an estimated 292,000 visitors coming into town. (You're also expected to help out in spending an estimated $179 million while you're here, not including gambling, so says the LVCA.)
Much like other holiday weekends in Vegas, there's a lot going on like the boy band revival concert of NKOTBSB happening at Mandalay Bay on Sunday night and Rihanna, also at Mandalay Bay, on Saturday night.
But who cares about popstars when it's fireworks you're after? Those shall be going off tonight at the Golden Nugget and on Sunday at Caesars Palace. For folks staying at Ravella, Lake Las Vegas will have their fireworks show on Sunday night as well at 9pm.
On Monday, all of the Station Casinos properties including The Red Rock Resort will fire off their works at 9pm, in what is the largest fireworks show in Southern Nevada.
Or you can hit up a smaller fireworks extravaganza at Mandalay Bay Beach on Monday at 9pm with reggae group Mystic Roots performing immediately after. Tickets are $25 a piece. C'mon, just do it. You're gonna be there with your fellow NKOTBSBers anyways.
We'll be back with our usual Vegas observations on Tuesday. Until then, we're sorry if we got that Katy Perry song stuck in your head.
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How did you spend your Fourth of July in Vegas? Can’t remember? A sign of good times. So for those of you who missed it/blacked it out/got held up at the slots/checked into the ER as one poor friend of ours did, here’s a picture of the grandeur that you missed – the display at Caesars.
According to the LV Sun, the Caesars display was the only free show on the Strip. We’re not sure how that works, what with fireworks being in the air and it being pretty hard to charge people to look skyward, but nevertheless, they were well pretty. For more evidence of the prettiness, head on over to the photogallery.
It gets pretty cold in Las Vegas but snow is rare. Ok, so it snowed last year and there were reports of the flurries in the 'burbs the other week (and today!) but other than that, snow in the desert doesn't happen very often. Fake snow, on the other hand, happens all the time and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is throwing a New Year's Eve party devoted to the white stuff. (Before you even think it, we're telling you to get your mind out of the gutter right now.)
The Sinful Snow Ball at Voodoo Lounge will be decked out in sleek winter white décor including living ice sculptures. Expect a fire and ice performance group and entertainment by the famous VooDoo Dolls, DJ Quickie Mart, Video DJ Crime and DJ Jeff G. And the clincher: Faux snow will fall at midnight to ring in the New Year.
We've always been fans of VooDoo Lounge for its killer views from the 51st floor but with fireworks set to go off again in Las Vegas this year, this will be an excellent place to welcome 2010.
General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Call (702) 777-6875 for tickets.
Still haven't found the perfect party fit? Don't worry -- we'll keep the suggestions coming right up until the big day. Know of any New Year's Eve parties we should check out? Tip us off.
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Wondering where the best place to watch the fireworks on the Strip is going to be this Fourth of July? Ha! Trick question! There are no Strip fireworks on July 4th—those are reserved for New Year’s Eve. By and large, people pretty much do the regular Vegas thing on the big patriotic holiday. That'd be pool frolicking, adult beverage imbibing, gambling, clubbing, etc.
There are some July 4th events going on, though, and you can actually find fireworks if you’re willing to head off-Strip. Here’s a roundup of some of the Independence Day bashes that sound fun to us:
At the El Cortez , the new downtown nouveau-hipster hangout, is having a "Rock the Block" party with Hoobastank (?!?), Hed Pe, Living Things and Otherwise. Tickets are $20