New Year’s Eve in Vegas Aboard the Las Vegas Monorail

It’s time to welcome 2019 on the Las Vegas Strip. New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is one of the biggest, baddest and most beloved ways to celebrate a new year. Over 400,000 people will revel along the Las Vegas Strip to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in 2019!

Making plans? Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating Vegas style! Plus, a few transportation tips and tricks!

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Start 2019 on a high note aboard the High Roller

Take in all the sounds and sights of New Year’s on the Las Vegas Strip, 550 feet above everyone else. It’s the perfect way to “start 2019 on a high note”. The High Roller, located at the east end of the Linq Promenade, is the world’s largest observation wheel! VIP High Roller packages include a spectacular view of the midnight fireworks, open bar and champagne toast on board and a VIP Pre Party with open bar and catering.

High Roller Observation Wheel New Year's Eve in Vegas

360 degrees of unobstructed views

Here’s the stats: Ring in 2019 with 360 degrees of unobstructed views, 800 feet high, on the 108th floor. The 2019 Stratosphere Tower – New Year’s Eve Party promises to deliver the best views of midnight fireworks in a lively, celebratory fashion with food and festive drinks.

Smooth skating into 2019

Skate right into 2019 with good friends, an open bar, DJ, and 4,200 square feet of real ice. The Cosmopolitan will host guests in its winter wonderland high above the Las Vegas Strip. Entry to the Ice Rink will be complimentary for hotel guests after 11:30 PM, but you can purchase a ticket (and enjoy an open bar) to partake in the festivities and say farewell to 2018.

Serenade 2019 with your favorite musical performance

If you believe God is a woman…

Start celebrating sooner by joining Ariana Grande at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan, December 29th at 10 PM. Whether you’re ready for 2019, or ready to celebrate 2018, Emmy-nominated Grande is sure to deliver a spectacular show. Plus, keep the party going on Monday, December 31st with Las Vegas loved Imagine Dragons.

New Year's Eve in Vegas Concert

End 2018 on a high note

Lady Gaga’s 2019 looks bright with a new residency at the Park Theater. In future dates, Lady Gaga will offer two shows, LADY GAGA ENIGMA and a stripped-down version of her talent with LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO. Be one of the first to experience her residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM, December 31, at 8 PM.

Celebrate ‘One More Night’ with Maroon 5

Maroon 5 is bringing their Red Pill Blues Tour to Mandalay Bay Events Center December 30th and December 31st at 7 pm. Head up to the Foundation Room after the show for one of the best views of midnight fireworks. Dining and lounge packages available including VIP Open Bar from 9PM-close.

Make the last meal of 2018 memorable

Romantic rendezvous at the Eiffel Tower Resturant

With sweeping views and fabulous French fare, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant is one of the most romantic spots on the Strip. Your dining companion won’t forget this one-of-a-kind experience. Guest have several options for  December 31st reservations. Seating begins at 4 pm with their sunset dinner and ends at 9:15 pm with their Gala Dinner. Bon appétit!

Greet 2019 with a Bash

Opening New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Park MGM’s new speakeasy and club experience, On the Record, opens on New Year’s Eve. Behind the vintage record storefront, guests can experience a truly unique nightlife experience. With indoor and outdoor spaces, On the Record, is the freshest place to kick off 2019! Intrigued? Check out what people are saying…on record.

Retro Rewind New Year’s Eve Party

Throwback before we look forward. Join guests at The Foundry inside the SLS Las Vegas for a retro bash to ring in the New Year. Local favorites including Empire Records, The Whip Its, and Boogie Knights will help guests reflect on their favorite music of decades past! Doors open at 8 pm and the party starts at 9 pm. A live countdown to midnight will kick off 2019 with a bang!

on the record store front new year's eve in vegas opening

Celebrate all night at a Las Vegas Nightclub

There are two ways to join the party on New Year’s Eve–purchase a ticket in advance or make a reservation for bottle services. Either way, there are plenty of options! Just remember that many of the clubs will have an “arrive by” time, meaning if you’re not there, you might not get in later. Watch the clock, 2019 will be here before you know it.

New Year's Eve in Vegas Club

Road Closures for New Year’s Eve in Vegas

Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) is subject to closure to vehicular traffic by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, south of SAHARA and north of Sunset Avenues from approximately 6:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.

Security Information and Tips

Glass container (that means champagne!) will not be permitted on the Las Vegas Strip. Many places will not sell beverages in glass bottles during this time–be sure to plan accordingly!

Large bags, backpacks, coolers or strollers on Las Vegas Boulevard will not be permitted. Bags cannot be larger than 12” x 6” x12”, so leave your suitcase in the room.

Most hotels and resorts will require that you show your room key beginning as early as 9 pm for re-entry into the property. Be sure that everyone in your party has a room key.

Transportation for New Year’s Eve in Vegas

Coming from California or driving? Parking garages will likely fill up by early evening–that means no last-minute runs off-Strip. Road closures will begin at 5:00 pm and not begin reopening until 3:30 am.  With over 400,000 guests at the biggest NYE celebration, we’re bound to have some extra traffic so leave early and plan ahead!

Rideshares will not be able to drop off guests at their hotel beginning at 6:00 pm. There will not be ANY rideshare pick up services during The Strip closures.

Hey, it’s not all bad news! The Las Vegas Monorail will be the only public transportation operating on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail will be the only public transportation available on New Year’s Eve. Don’t spend the first hours of 2019 walking back to your hotel or making your way to your next destination–hop aboard the Las Vegas Monorail and get there in minutes!

Mobile Ticketing

Plus, we’ve made it even faster to get where you’re going this year with mobile tickets. Take advantage of our Scan & Go technology! No more fumbling with paper tickets, confirmations or redemption codes.

Keep the Party Going all Night

In an effort to help you get where ever you would like to go, we’ll be staying open extra late. We will be open on December 31, 2018, beginning at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 2 a.m. on January 2, 2019. If you’re keeping count, that’s 43 hours of uninterrupted service.

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