New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Las Vegas Strip 2023 & Viewing Parties

Updated December 31st, 2022

The annual Las Vegas New Year’s Eve fireworks show is a jam-packed, fun-filled celebration complete with merriment, thousands of fireworks and 400,000 of your closest friends. And while other cities have shut down or scaled back their celebrations, Sin City’s NYE party to welcome in 2023 should be better than ever (weather permitting).

Eight different Las Vegas Strip casinos shoot off fireworks on New Year's Eve
Eight different Las Vegas Strip casinos shoot off fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

Each New Year’s Eve, around 400,000 revelers crowd the Strip to ring in the new year and watch the fireworks display. The city typically spends $500,000 on the display. After prior shows were scuttled due to Covid, last year’s party to welcome in 2022 was bigger than ever (thanks to a new casino added to the display).

While fireworks are shot off at midnight, the Las Vegas Strip NYE party begins at 5 PM on December 31st, when all vehicle traffic is shut down, making the Strip the world’s largest block party. This year’s celebration is on a Saturday.

In 2023, eight different casinos on the Las Vegas Strip will participate in a coordinated December 31st fireworks show. This is up from the seven casinos in prior year’s shows, thanks to the addition of Resorts World fireworks.

New Years Eve fireworks in Las Vegas as seen from the High Roller Observation Wheel
New Years Eve fireworks in Las Vegas as seen from the High Roller Observation Wheel

New Year’s Eve Las Vegas Fireworks 2023 Time & Location

Plans are always announced by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and the time and locations for the “America’s Party 2023” fireworks show are as follows:

Saturday, December 31st at Midnight

The following eight casino resorts will shoot fireworks off of the top of their hotels right at midnight:

Each year, 80,000 fireworks are set off during a choregraphed fireworks display lasting around eight minutes. It comes out to about 150 fireworks per second.

Just before the fireworks show, there is always a lighted countdown (10, 9, 8…) up the Strat’s tall tower. And, as is tradition, the Strip fireworks show will accompanied by music, including of course, “Auld Lang Syne.”

Where to watch fireworks in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

For free? You can enjoy the fireworks from the Strip, as the road is closed to traffic beginning at 5 PM on New Year’s Eve, creating a huge pedestrian walkway.

From the MGM Grand to the south, to the Stratosphere on the north end, there’ll be great spots up and down the Strip, but the center Strip (think outside Caesars Palace), is where you’ll get more bang for your buck.

Those of you who don’t mind paying a little (or a lot), to gain a good vantage point have plenty of options. Some of the links below are affiliate links through which I may receive a commission.

Las Vegas Strip New Year’s Eve Fireworks Viewing Parties 2023

Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe is directly on the Las Vegas Strip – just north of MGM Grand and right across from Park MGM. The restaurant and bar has 3 floors and outdoor patios for great viewing of the NYE Strip fireworks.

The Hard Rock Cafe overlooks the Las Vegas Strip and hosts an annual NYE party.

The party runs from 9 PM to Midnight, with entry beginning at 8:30 PM. The package costs $225 per person, (or $470 for two people combined after fees), and gets you 3 hours of an open premium bar, food stations with heavy appetizers, a live band, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets available here: Hard Rock Live NYE

Other Parties

Please note: Parties that have yet to be announced are labeled “TBD,” but will show you the prices for last year, which may give you an idea of what to expect this year.

Caesars Palace

In addition to shooting off fireworks, Caesars has typically had a viewing party on the Spanish Steps in the Roman courtyard area out in front of Caesars (near the Bellagio side), running from 10 PM to 1 AM on New Year’s Eve. Plans for 12/31/22 have yet to be announced.

The Spanish Steps at Caesars Palace are on the lower center
Caesars Palace is on the lower center

Inside, however three of Caesars notable bars/lounges are having parties. These are not fireworks viewing parties. Prices are TBD. Last year they were as follows:

The most updated prices and availability for these parties can be found here: CaesarsPalace/NYE2022

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan's Ice Rink is host to a New Year's Eve fireworks viewing party starting at 9 PM
The Cosmopolitan’s Ice Rink is host to a New Year’s Eve fireworks viewing party starting at 9 PM

On New Year’s Eve, the ice rink party starts at 9 PM, and includes skate rentals (while supplies last), a 3 hour open bar, and champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets are $200 each. After all taxes and fees I believe it’s $461.05 for two people combined: Cosmo NYE tickets


The intimate bar inside the Cromwell has packages with tables for 2 starting at $250. It includes a $200 beverage credit. Info here: Caesars/NYE Bound

This upscale bar on the gaming floor has a table package for 2 for $250, which includes a $200 beverage credit.

Flamingo Hotel & Casino

On the north end of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino is the tropical-themed restaurant across from Caesars Palace. It has a great-Strip front location and always have a NYE bash starting at 9 PM.

This year, there are two packages available: one for the Main floor, and one for the 2nd & 3rd floors.

Main Floor: The $149 per person, which gets you an open bar from 9 PM to Midnight on the first (main) floor, along with a champagne toast, live entertainment and party favors. Seating is “open.”

2nd & 3rd Floor: This $249 per person ticket gets you a view of the fireworks on Margarita’s 2nd and 3rd floors, along with the 3 hour open bar, champagne toast, party favors, “heavy” d’oeuvres, and a D.J. The website says that like the party below on the first floor, seating is open and unassigned.

Mandalay Bay

Other Skyfall packages include table reservations for $3,700, which gave you admission for eight people, long with two bottles of alcohol, and two bottles of champagne.

Info here: DelanoLasVegas/Skyfall

NY-NY Hotel and Casino

Every year the NY-NY Hotel and Casino hosts their “New Year’s Eve Bridge Bash” on the outdoor bridge section of the resort.

This year’s $263.94 starting ticket price (before taxes and fees) gets you general admission, a DJ, party favors, and, “food Offerings from Local Food Trucks & Open Bars.”

Tickets available here: Bridge Bash 2023

The NY-NY Las Vegas has a Bridge Party on NYE
The NY-NY Las Vegas has a Bridge Party on NYE

Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino

This is Sammy Hagar’s Mexican-themed restaurant/bar across from the Bellagio at the Miracle Mile Shops at PH. Their all-you-can drink patio party seating starts at $250.

This bar inside the casino has a table for 4 package for $550. It includes a $300 beverage credit. Info here: Caesars/NYE Heart Bar

Paris Las Vegas

There are always several different New Year’s Eve viewing parties at Paris Las Vegas.

(1) Chateau – SOLD OUT (except for tables)

The indoor/outdoor patio club atop the Paris Las Vegas offers one of the more affordable parties, (by Las Vegas standards). A bar stool for three hours with an open bar runs $240. Although this is sold out, there is still a VIP table for $3,000 available.

(2) Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas

Bar seating starts at $300 and includes an open bar. They may be sold out, as I had trouble finding seats for 2. Indoor tables for 2 guests start at $600. Outdoor tables for (2 to 4 guests) start at $1,200. Both are available as of this update.

(3) Their Suki at Koi nightclub overlooks the Strip, and party options include an open bar. Info here: Sukilasvegascom/nye

(4) Napoleon Lounge

This isn’t a viewing party as this piano bar is in inside, but a table for 4 with $400 beverage credit costs $500. Info here: Napoleon’s NYE

The Nevada National Guard helps with Las Vegas Strip security on New Year's Eve
The Nevada National Guard helps with Las Vegas Strip security on New Year’s Eve

Sahara Las Vegas

The fireworks viewing party at their AZILO Ultra Pool starts at 8:30 PM, and includes all-you-can drink beer, wine, specialty cocktails and spirits. Tickets start at $123. Sahara NYE tickets.

The Strat

The casino on the far northern end of Las Vegas Boulevard that was previously known as “The Stratosphere” offers one of the best views in all of Las Vegas.

Their 2023 “Party at the Top” costs $150 per ticket and gets you admission to the SkyPod Tower party at the indoor observation deck on Level 108 atop the Strip. There is also a DJ and party favors, but drinks are on your own. The party runs from 9 PM to 1:30.

The Strat’s Top of the World rotating restaurant also has very pricey dinner packages available. We’re talking starting prices of $371 per person for 9:45 PM seatings.

T.I. Treasure Island Hotel & Casino

NYE fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip
NYE fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip

Venetian & Palazzo Hotels & Casino

Las Vegas Concerts & Shows NYE 2022/2023

From the numerous Cirque du Soleil shows to the Blue Man Group, from magic shows like David Copperfield to concerts by Katy Perry and Maroon Five, there are no shortage of shows, performances and concerts to enjoy before the fireworks.

Many shows are to be determined, and we will update this as shows are announced.

Taken during the Las Vegas NYE party in 2020, when there wasn't fireworks on the Strip.
This was the quieter Las Vegas NYE party in 2020, when there weren’t fireworks.


This hard-to-describe “immersive” experience boasts 4 acres of entertainment just off of I-15, about 3/4 of a mile west of the Wynn/Encore.

Their NYE at Area 15 party starts at 10 PM. There are 3 different packages, starting at $195 per person, here: Area 15 NYE


Caesars Palace

Adele performs both on December 30th, and the 31st at Caesars Palace.
Adele performs both on December 30th, and the 31st at Caesars Palace.


The Cromwell

MGM Grand


Park MGM

Planet Hollywood

Resorts World

T-Mobile Arena


Virgin Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Wynn Las Vegas

Weather in Las Vegas during New Years Eve

Historically on New Year’s Day, the average high temperature in Las Vegas is 56 degrees, while the average low is 38 degrees.

As of this morning’s 12/31/22 update, the forecast predicts a high of 60 degrees today, with a low of 47 degrees. The hourly forecast predicts it will be 53 degrees at midnight, but with a 72% chance of rain at night and winds around 12 miles per hour.

If the winds exceed 15 miles per hour, organizers may cancel or delay the fireworks.

Security on the Strip for NYE

The already significant Strip security plan was beefed up significantly a few years ago, following the October 2017 attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across from Mandalay Bay. City officials increased security funding 300%.

According to Deputy Chief Andrew Walsh of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, 1,700 officers patrolled the Strip on NYE in 2019, many in plains clothes to watch over the festivities. In addition, one hundred Nevada National Guard troops are usually be out in force to help everyone welcome in the new year safely.

The Strip is closed to vehicles at around 5 PM on the 31st, from Mandalay Bay Road on the south end, to Sahara Avenue on the north end. It will reopen to cars at around 3:30 AM on New Year’s Day.

Las Vegas Strip New Year’s Eve Rules


New Year’s Eve on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas

The 2023 welcome party does not stop at the Strip of course. For many, the energy and fun vibe in downtown Las Vegas rivals, or even exceeds that of its pricier casino neighbors to the south.

The Plaza on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas has an annual New Year's Eve fireworks show
The Plaza on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas has an annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show

For December 31st, 2022, the Plaza Hotel & Casino has posted on their website their yearly fireworks will take place at midnight.

Fremont Street Experience NYE Party

Fremont Street is hosting what they call, “The Time of Your Life Festival,” with performances by Bush, Sugar Ray, The Wailers featuring Julian Marley, Sugarhill Gang, All-4-One, Tag Team, DJ Skribble and others to be announced – all on various stages along rocking Fremont Street.

While access to Fremont Street is typically free, on NYE there is a charge to enter, along with security checks as well. Gates open at 6 PM. Everyone must be 21 or older. Tickets are $55 before taxes and fees, and can be purchased from the Fremont Street Experience’s official site here:

Closer to the event, (after Christmas), tickets can be purchased at Fremont Street hotels and at the Slotzilla zipline office. On New Year’s Eve, you can purchase tickets at the entry gates into Fremont Street.

Early Bird Entry into Fremont Street's NYE party costs $60
Early Bird Entry into Fremont Street’s NYE party costs $60

The $60 fee may be increased closer to NYE, and only includes access to the party. There are plenty of bars up and down Fremont Street of course. There will also be a custom NYE-themed, 3D motion graphics show in place of the normal light show broadcast on the canopy above.

NYE Fremont Street Shows & Events

Plaza Hotel & Casino

More information about the Plaza’s NYE plans can be found here: Plaza Las Vegas NYE

Circa Las Vegas

Downtown Events Center

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve FAQ

(By Steve Beauregard. Photos courtesy of Caesars Entertainment (top), Las Vegas Blog via Flickr, MGM Resorts International, The Plaza Hotel & Casino, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Tydence Davis, the Nevada National Guard, and Arnie Papp via Flickr.