Las Vegas Anticipates 400,000 Visitors for New Year’s Celebration

It has been projected that 356,000 tourists will be ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas. When counting locals, the total number of people celebrating in downtown Las Vegas and on The Strip is expected to exceed 400,000. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, visitors are predicted to spend $411.4 million during the long weekend, with a total economic impact, including induced, indirect, and direct spending, estimated at $727 million. Room rates in Las Vegas are higher than usual due to the official openings of Fontainebleau and Durango in December. Room capacity in Southern Nevada has increased by nearly 2.5% compared to 2022, with an estimated 156,100 rooms available. The average room rate for New Year’s Eve is $261.76 per night, and the cheapest rooms are available at the Arizona Charlies’ property on the Boulder Highway for $119 per night and at the Orleans for $110 per night. The most expensive rooms are at Red Rock Resort, Paris-Las Vegas, Bellagio, and Palms, ranging from $532 to $647 per night. CES is scheduled to start on January 9, followed by the Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on February 11. The New Year’s Eve celebration in Las Vegas, themed “More in ‘24,” is expected to be bigger than ever. A fireworks show lasting 8 minutes will be launched from 9 resort-hotels and other locations. The celebration will also feature live music and entertainment, including performances by artists such as Big Gigantic, Kid n’ Play, Third Eye Blind, and Blackstreet. To assist travelers, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will be offering free rides on every transit route from 6 p.m. on December 31st to 9 a.m. on January 1st. For more information about routes and detours, interested individuals can visit http://rtcsnv.com/newyears.