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Where To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Vegas

Last updated: December 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on Where To Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Vegas.

Sin City is known for its gorgeous neon that lights up the Strip. And it’s not just the lights that dazzle on hotel exteriors. The bright, oversized digital marquees and billboards are gorgeous eye candy too. Throw a spectacular fireworks show into the mix and you end up with this crazy, wondrous spectacular. It’s why thousands of visitors flock to Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

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 kickoff to 2018 as smooth and orderly as possible.

Where to Watch Fireworks in Vegas

Where to watch fireworks in Vegas? The High Roller has one of the best views

The High Roller is the best place to view the Las Vegas New Year’s Eve fireworks. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

THE HIGH ROLLER

Perfect for: Those who aren’t afraid of heights and are ready to party up, up and away.
Cost: $150 a person.
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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 totally wheeling into 2018 in style.

Toast the new year with one of the High Roller’s special New Year’s Eve packages. Prices start at $150 a person and include a Champagne toast at midnight. And who knows? You might even find someone special to toast with before the countdown. Call for reservations (702) 322-0537. Packages are for guests 21 and older.

The Eiffel Tower in Vegas has one of the romantic views of the Las Vegas Strip

Ooh la la. Isn’t the Eiffel Tower in Vegas magnifque? Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

EIFFEL TOWER EXPERIENCE AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Perfect for: A romantic date paired with the perfect midnight smooch.
Cost: $250 a person.
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Ooh la la, baby. The Eiffel Tower Experience’s observation deck at Paris Las Vegas is a lovely way to ring in the New Year with your sweetie. After a 460-foot-high ride up to the top (in a glass elevator, we’d like to add), you’ll get a 360-degree view of the city. This is easily the most romantic place to watch the fireworks. If you’re looking to wine and dine before the fireworks extravaganza, the Eiffel Tower restaurant is a quick elevator ride down, but make your reservations early.

The Eiffel Tower’s New Year’s Eve package includes one-hour open bar, a Champagne toast at midnight, commemorative photo, event gift and a parking pass. Call (702) 322-0537 for more details.

beer park AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Perfect for: Those who love their beer as much as a sweet fireworks display
Cost: $124 and up (per person).

Since we’re still swooning over Paris Las Vegas, we’re adding BEER Park to the list. You’re also center Strip, which means you’re right in the heart of the fireworks show. Admission starts at $124 a person. Call (702) 444-4500 for more info and to reserve your spot. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.

Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas 

Perfect for: Those who want marvelous views coupled with an open bar
Cost: $99 for main floor, $199 for second and third floor

This fireworks viewing party at Margaritaville’s patio comes with open bar — now all you have to worry about is who to toast the new year with. Call (702) 697-2512 to reserve your spot.

OMNIA's Rooftop at Caesars Palace has a great view of NYE fireworks

Calvin Harris rocks OMNIA Las Vegas Nightclub. Photo by Aaron Garcia.

OMNIA’S ROOFTOP AT CAESARS PALACE

Perfect for: Those who want a great view of the Eiffel Tower across the street, as well as EDM fans.
Cost: Prices start at $125 for ladies; $200 for gents.
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This New Year’s Eve, club-goers can get the best of both worlds at OMNIA. Not only will Calvin Harris spin into the new year, but the nightclub’s spacious rooftop area is the ideal place to take a breather, catch the fireworks and admire a snazzy view of Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower across the street.

The rooftop view at Drai's Nightclub will not disappoint to view fireworks on New Year's Eve

Insert fireworks here. Photo courtesy of Drai’s Nightclub.

DRAI’S BEACHCLUB NIGHTCLUB’S ROOFTOP AT THE CROMWELL

Perfect for: Hip hop fans and people-watchers alike.
Cost: Prices start at $125 for ladies; $175 for gents.
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The rooftop view from Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub atop The Cromwell is a true crowd pleaser. Not only do you get an unobstructed view of the fountains across the street, you can people-watch and see 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 with R&B hottie Chris Brown.

Vortex at The LINQ Hotel and Casino has a great view for NYE fireworks

Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino / Claudio Rangel.

 THE VORTEX AT THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

Perfect for: Those who dig rooftop views and the pulsating energy of the Strip.
Cost: $215.23 per person.
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Have you ever wondered what the pink neon lights were on the balcony over The LINQ Promenade entrance at The LINQ Hotel & Casino? Now experience it on New Year’s Eve at the Pop Into 2018 New Year’s Eve Celebration. In addition to the fireworks, this Strip-facing patio is perfect for people-watching while being way above the crowds. The party kicks off at 10:30 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. There will be snacks, an open bar, DJ, party favors and go-go dancers to get the party started.

Rooftop view from VooDoo Nightclub at the Rio Las Vegas

This is why the wide angle lens was invented. VooDoo Rooftop NIghtclub, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

VOODOO ROOFTOP NIGHTCLUB AT THE RIO

Perfect for: Those who want to avoid the craziness of the Strip but still be near all of the action.
Cost: To be determined.

Located 51 stories high, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is popular for both visitors and locals alike. It’s an indoor/outdoor venue, it’s off the Strip, plus the flair bartenders add spunk to the club’s unique vibe. You’ll get to see awesome fireworks and delight in an open bar, along with a Champagne toast at midnight. 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. If you want to eat before the fireworks show, VooDoo Steakhouse is right beneath the club.

Caesars Palace fireworks show on New Year's Eve

Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

OUTSIDE OF CAESARS PALACE

Perfect for: Those who love being a part of the energetic New Year’s Eve crowd.
Cost: $99 for the beverage package and $149 VIP beverage package.
Tickets: Click Here

So we’ve been talking about all the great spots high above the Strip, but you can definitely enjoy the fireworks show on ground level also. Hey, most people do. Every year, Caesars Palace is one of the few Strip hotels to launch fireworks above its property. That means you’ll be right below the stellar show. It can get a bit crowded, so be prepared for that. But if you’re going to sightsee on the Strip and you’re looking for a stopping point, we recommend here.

This year you can enjoy a VIP option for watching the fireworks at Caesars Palace. Located next to HELL’S KITCHEN (which opens in January), the Absinthe tent courtyard will be transformed into a fabulous open air New Year’s Eve bash. Ticket prices are to be announced, but the party includes prime views of the fireworks, VIP seating areas, space heaters and a Champagne toast.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES

Perfect for: Those who want something right in the middle — a bit elevated from the ground, but not several stories high either. We can call this Goldilock’s zone.

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!

HELPFUL TIPS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VEGAS

So you weighed your options, decided what you’re doing and where you’re going to see the fireworks in Vegas to ring in 2018. 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? If you’re trekking the Strip, we 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 ride share services. And if you forgot something in your room, it won’t put a damper on your evening. Just be aware it’ll be busier than usual and you might have to flash your hotel key if security guards start regulating the crowds.
  • Have fun and drink responsibly. Open bars, Champagne toasts and the fact this is Sin City are all reasons to indulge. Trust us, we know! You also want to keep in mind your safety, the safety of others and remember how amazing the night was… without your friends having to recap everything or relying on Snapchat to see all the crazy stunts you did.
  • One more thing: Have a Happy New Year and a splendid 2018. We made it this far, baby.

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One Response

  1. Las Vegas is one big firework. But probably you should choose the highest place. As for me it is the main condition.

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