It was a muted celebration, but tens of thousands of people took part in New Year’s celebrations. Check out the scene from the Strip and downtown Las Vegas.
With so many popular New Year’s Eve activities canceled or closed this year, restaurants became more of a focal point than ever for some holiday revelers.
A portion of Las Vegas Boulevard closed to traffic Thursday evening to allow revelers to ring in 2021.
Tourists and locals braved a raging pandemic Thursday night to end a year of unimaginable crisis with a hopeful eye toward a fresh start and descended on Las Vegas to celebrate the beginning of 2021.
Fremont Street Experience’s website is no longer selling wristbands that grant access to the six-block downtown entertainment district on New Year’s Eve.
The newly minted Circa resort on Fremont Street has snuffed out plans to allow guests to attend the Zowie Bowie performance at Stadium Swim running through midnight New Year’s Eve.
Nevada’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force members are concerned that Fremont Street Experience’s plans for New Year’s Eve could lead to a surge in positive cases.
Las Vegas police say a lack of New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Strip has them preparing for an increase in nuisance house parties in neighborhoods throughout the valley.
The Metropolitan Police Department and community leaders discussed New Year’s Eve preparations with members of the news media on Tuesday.
The Fremont Street Experience will remain open on New Year’s Eve, albeit with less pomp and circumstance than years prior.
To end 2020, New Year’s Eve features fireworks in downtown Las Vegas with other parties planned around the valley.
Despite the cancellation of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Las Vegas Strip, a portion of the boulevard and Interstate 15 on and off ramps will shut to traffic to ring in 2021.
With the Strip’s annual midnight fireworks show canceled, fewer roadways will be closed to vehicular and fewer officers will be required to patrol them, Las Vegas police said.