New Year's Eve fireworks will return to Strip rooftops

New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Strip will return to the rooftops of the hotels that line the area, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and co-sponsor Las Vegas Events announced today.

The hotels involved will be MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood Resort, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian and the new Aria at CityCenter.

New York-based Fireworks by Grucci will coordinate the pyrotechnics. The company will work with Clark County Fire Department and Building Services to follow fire and structural safety guidelines.

The fireworks show was shot off from parking lots and garages last year when new Clark County rules regarding rooftop fireworks made the event too-time consuming and cost-prohibitive.

“We are moving the fireworks show back to where it should be,” Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson said in a statement. “Fireworks by Grucci, the Clark County Fire Department and Building Services and the individual resort properties have worked tirelessly since January of this year to address the fire and structural safety issues associated with firing the show from the rooftops. Our goal each year is to design a show that is befitting of this city and provides a great backdrop for the thousands of revelers on the Strip.”

Thematic elements and the musical portion of the fireworks show will be announced at a later date.

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