New Year’s Eve 2014 Las Vegas Strip Fireworks
Here we go again Las Vegas! New Year’s Eve 2014 will boom in the new year with 180 fireworks per second, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. The entire show will last 8 minutes and 23 seconds. Mariah Carey’s Auld Lang Syne will play first, then Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby’s Well Did You Evah, followed by more artists including Pitbull, Rihanna and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
And let me tell you, being a local for over 20 years, Las Vegas knows how to throw a party! I’m not much for the crowds and noise, so I will watch it all unfold on live broadcasts; however, if you choose to be there in person for all the excitement, below is a map with the participating properties so you can grab your spot (I suggest getting there early) up front or close. The music really adds to the overall experience, so being in close proximity to a property hosting fireworks is recommended. If you are headed that way this evening, be sure to check out Recess’ tips on How to Have a Fun and Safe New Years Eve in Las Vegas.
With Las Vegas hosting over 320,000 revelers for New Year’s Eve 2013, I’m sure this year will be more of the same! Starting at 6pm, from Sahara to Russell Road the Las Vegas Strip will be closed off to allow for America’s Party. Your best alternative routes are Industrial, Koval Lane, Highland Drive, and Frank Sinatra Drive. Starting from 5pm, Nevada Highway patrol will close the eastbound off-ramps of Spring Mountain, Flamingo, and Tropicana until 3:30 am when they will be reopened.
If you choose to venture out on the Strip, my top pick is The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. They will offer an open bar and view of the fireworks from its Boulevard Pool. All guests can ice skate plus watch a live stream of Bruno Mars’ concert from the Chelsea. The view from The Cosmopolitan is fantastic, as well as the beverages.
Just a quick note: the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve is no place for small children! As an adult, I struggle to keep up with my group in the midst of the crowds. It is shoulder to shoulder wall of people filling every inch of walkway. If you do decide to have your children with you during this adult event, please take precautions to keep them safe. A stroller is really not the most mobile option, however, you will know exactly where your child is at all times. I see it all the time and the dread and frustration on each parents face says it all.