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Hellooo, 2020: Where To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Last updated: December 30, 2019 at 9:28 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Hellooo, 2020: Where To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks.

We recently shared with you the best spots to party for New Year’s Eve in Vegas. But if you’re all about the fireworks, you’re in the right place. Wondering where to watch the fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Vegas? You’ll be in good company… with hundreds of thousands of people.

You already know Vegas is all glowed up — the Strip is known for its gorgeous neon lights. And it’s not just the lights that dazzle on hotel exteriors – our own friends trip out from seeing the bright, over-sized motion graphic billboards. So throw a massive fireworks show into the mix and you end up with this crazy, wondrous eye candy spectacular. It’s no wonder more than 300,000 visitors flock to Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

The Best Places To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Vegas

Since there are so many spots to watch the fireworks in Vegas (and frankly, no spot is really a bad one), we’re rounding up a few of our favorites. Check them out, as well as tips on making your New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas as smooth as possible.

Get ready for all the razzle dazzle on the Strip:

new year's eve in vegas - fireworks view from High Roller

This could be your view from the High Roller wheel. Photo courtesy of the High Roller.

High Roller at The LINQ Promenade

There’s really no better time to ride the 550-foot-tall High Roller than New Year’s Eve. The fireworks view from the world’s tallest observation wheel is phenomenal. Add in aerial Strip views and you’re really wheeling into 2020 in style.

The different High Roller New Year’s Eve packages are as follows:

Roaring Good Time: This comes with a mid-wheel cabin view of the midnight fireworks show, midnight champagne toast, a souvenir photo and a parking pass. Youth admission is free with a minimum of one adult ticket. ($200) 

Swingin’ Soiree: This package is for guests 21 and older and includes pre-party with entertainment, premium open bar, heavy appetizers, an upper-tier cabin view of the midnight fireworks show, midnight champagne toast, souvenir photo and one parking pass per guest. ($350) 

Grand Affair: This package is for guests 21 and older and includes pre-party with entertainment, premium open bar, heavy appetizers, a top-tier cabin view of the midnight fireworks show, midnight champagne toast, souvenir photo and one parking pass per guest. ($500)

Buy your New Year’s Eve High Roller package here. If you want a private cabin, you can call (702) 322-0537.

The LINQ Hotel + Experience 

RE:MATCH at The LINQ - New Year's Eve in Vegas

RE:MATCH at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Photo courtesy of Patrick Gray.

The Book And RE:MATCH Bar

This is one New Year’s Eve party for the books. Head to The Book at The LINQ Hotel + Experience for bottomless drinks until 1 a.m., a dessert buffet, interactive games and fireworks viewing from the adjacent RE:MATCH bar. You’ll have awesome views since this bar sits along the Strip. The cost is $200 per person.

Caesars Palace

The terrace at OMNIA - New Year's Eve in Vegas

The terrace at OMNIA nightclub. Photo courtesy Caesars Entertainment.

OMNIA Nightclub 

This New Year’s Eve, club goers can get the best of both worlds at OMNIA. Not only will resident DJ / world-famous producer Calvin Harris spin into the New Year, but the nightclub’s spacious rooftop terrace is the ideal place to take a breather, catch the fireworks and a snazzy view of Paris Las VegasEiffel Tower across the street.

Tickets start at $150 for ladies and $225 for gents. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 21-and-older event. VIP packages are also available.

OUTSIDE OF CAESARS PALACE

Not into parties? You can still enjoy the fireworks show. Despite your guaranteed shoulder-to-shoulder action, most people love being a part of the energetic New Year’s Eve crowd anyway. Every year, Caesars Palace is one of the few hotels where the stellar fireworks launch from. You’ll be right below it. It can get a bit crowded, so be prepared for that. But if you’re going to check out the sights on the Strip and you’re looking for a stopping point, we recommend here.

Paris Las Vegas 

Chateau Rooftop inside Paris Las Vegas - New Year's Eve in Vegas

Chateau Rooftop. Photo by Anthony Mair.

BEER PARK and Chateau Nightclub 

Toast to 2020 right beneath the Eiffel Tower replica at Chateau Nightclub inside Paris Las Vegas. General admission also includes entry into the adjacent BEER PARK. For $125, this gets you general admission to Beer Park and Chateau Nightclub with a three-hour open bar from 9 p.m. – midnight, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Your wristband is good at both BEER PARK and Chateau.

VIP tickets are also available for groups of four, six, eight or 10 guests.

The Cromwell

 

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Drai’s Nightclub

Perfect for rap fans and people-watchers alike, Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub is a real crowd pleaser. From the nightclub’s impressive rooftop, you’ll witness the New Year’s Eve craze from a bird’s-eye view. When you’re done admiring the splendor from the fireworks above and happy chaos below, you can go right back inside and get your dance on.

Ring in the new year at Drai’s with Future, whose collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and James Black for “King’s Dead,” earned them the Grammy for Best Rap Performance.

Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Rio All-Suites And Casino

 VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub view of fireworks - New Year's Eve in Vegas

Off-Strip parties are just as lit. View from VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

VOODOO ROOFTOP NIGHTCLUB 

Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub is perfect for those who want to avoid the craziness of Strip, but still be near all of the action. Located 51 stories above the ground, this off-Strip Vegas nightclub is popular for both visitors and locals alike. It’s an indoor/outdoor venue, plus the flair bartenders add spunk to the club’s unique vibe. Not only do you get a great view of the whole Strip, you can cool off and dance into the New Year on the outdoor patio.

For $100, you get general admission to the open bar from 9 – 11 p.m. This also includes tons of party favors, décor, photo ops and more. For $1,000, you’ll get a VIP table (for four people) and one bottle of Moet Champagne, a bottle of liquor ($350) and open bar from 9 – 11 p.m.

If you want to eat before the fireworks show, there’s VooDoo Steak right below the club. You can reserve seating for a late prix-fixe dinner, starting at 9:30 p.m. For $200, this includes your meal and amazing views of the midnight firework display. Dinner and a show? We’re so there.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Cabo Wabo Cantina patio at Miracle Mile Shops - New Year's Eve in Vegas

Take in the view from the Cabo Wabo Cantina patio at Miracle Mile Shops. Photo by Anthony Mair.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind fiesta: Located inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, Cabo Wabo Cantina toasts 2020 with a fun Strip-side patio party with unobstructed views of the fireworks. The party starts at $200, which includes all-you-can-drink options and patio access.

For $500 a person, you get VIP access to the patio. This guarantees you front-and-center seating, an all-you-can-drink option and a three-course meal that includes one appetizer, entrée and dessert from the restaurant’s menu.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

The Piano Bar at Harrah's Las Vegas - New Year's Eve

The “key” to New Year’s Eve fun is at The Piano Bar. Photo courtesy of Caeasars Entertainment.

Piano Bar 

Located in the heart of the Strip, Harrah’s Las VegasPiano Bar offers views of the Caesars Palace fireworks across the street. Plus the live entertainment will keep you dancing the night away. Snag a seat and beverage package for $100. Table and drink packages are also available, starting at $400. This is good for four guests and one bottle of New Amsterdam vodka bottle.

Carnaval Court at Harrah's for New Year's Eve

Ah, we see what you did there. See flair bartenders and fireworks at Carnaval Court. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Carnaval Court 

This popular Strip-side open-air bar brings all the fun this New Year’s Eve. At Carnaval Court, you can enjoy flair bartending and live entertainment. Chill with VIP bottle service, starting at $300.

Flamingo Las Vegas 

Bird Bar in Flamingo Las Vegas

Before the fireworks, you can take in Bird Bar’s ceiling display. Photo by Jeannie Garcia / Total Vegas Blog.

Bird Bar 

A little birdie told us you’ll have a great time at Flamingo‘s Bird Bar. Enjoy prime views of the fireworks paired with an unforgettable patio party. For $200 a person, you’ll get this along with a three-hour open bar and midnight champagne toast.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES

Pedestrian bridges in Vegas have become our best friends for two reasons: One, they protect us from the traffic below and two, they provide the perfect photo opportunity. Whether you’re on the pedestrian bridge between Bally‘s and Bellagio or the one between The Cromwell and Caesars Palace, you’re in luck. Both bridges are center Strip. And there’s no cover charge. Score!

So you weighed your options, decided what you’re doing and where you’re going to see the fireworks in Vegas to ring in 2020. Now what? Here’s some quick advice to help make the craziest night in Vegas a breeze:

  • Park on the Strip before 6 p.m. Law enforcement typically shuts down Las Vegas Boulevard, starting from Russell Road (south end of Strip) to Sahara Avenue (north end). Most hotels on the Strip are between these two streets, so you can forget about parking anywhere after this time. If you’re not staying on the Strip, get here early to avoid missing all the action. And while 6 p.m. sounds early, it’ll give you time to eat, drink and sight-see.
  • Bring a coat. Vegas may not be like the Midwest or East Coast, but we still get our share of brisk winter nights. Sometimes it gets as low as 30 degrees. Better to lug around a jacket than shiver all night, right? We also recommend your comfiest pair of shoes.
  • Stay in a hotel on the Strip. You still have time to book a Las Vegas hotel. Think about it: You don’t have to worry about driving or dealing with the cab craze or transportation services. And if you forgot something in your room (say, your coat or a comfiest pair of shoes), it won’t put a damper on your evening. Just be mindful it’s busier than usual and you might have to flash your hotel key if security guards start regulating the crowds.

For all the hottest events (ranging from restaurants and shows to parties), check out more things to do for New Year’s Eve in Vegas.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for Vegas.com, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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