While America’s Party is happening along the Las Vegas Strip, your family’s party may be a bit tamer, with a few hundred thousand fewer people. At 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, the Las Vegas Strip will be closed to all traffic, and more than 300,000 people will party in the streets into 2019.
A couple of things for parents to keep in mind:
- Hotels located along the Las Vegas Strip will close their doors from 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Only registered guests will be allowed to enter.
- Strollers are not allowed on the strip after 6 p.m.
There are local events that may be more suitable for the younger crowd. Enjoy afternoon fun, and then huddle together to watch the fantastic fireworks displays, away from the bustling crowds.
Fireworks displays will be hosted by the following Strip properties this year. The shows will last a total of 8 minutes and 18 seconds, beginning at midnight.
ARIA Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower
Noon Year’s Eve at Town Square
Celebrate the New Year with your little ones this year at Town Square during Noon Year's Eve on Dec. 31. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park starting at 10 a.m., and include an inflatable slide and rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A DJ from 98.5 KLUC will mix the music for a dance party as we count down to noon. At noon, ring in the New Year with a flavorful juice box toast. Dec. 31 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Noon Year’s Eve at Dave and Buster’s
Enjoy a Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Dave & Buster’s in Downtown Summerlin. From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., guests can enjoy a Breakfast Buffet, unlimited video game play, a $10 Power Card (for ticketed games) and a ginger ale toast and ball drop celebration.
The buffet will feature Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea.
Cost: $25 per person
Dave & Buster's Summerlin, 2130 Park Centre Dr. #100
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
Ring in New Year’s Eve at Cowabunga’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! Join the festivities on Dec. 31st from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with dazzling lights and displays, winter attractions, DJ and a New Year’s 9 p.m. Countdown with a Fireworks Finale. The 1st 500 guests will also receive a FREE Martinelli Sparkling Cider Toast & Noise Maker!
Cost: Admission is $15 for Adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.
Cowabunga Bay is located at 900 Galleria Drive, Henderson, NV 89011.
Magical Forest New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join Opportunity Village for a family-friendly New Year's celebration at the Magical Forest! Balloon drop and fireworks at 9:00 p.m. The celebration will include food, fun and fireworks, as well as party favors and sparkling cider.
Cost: General Adult Admission $12.00, Child $10.00
Magical Forest is located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Lake Las Vegas
The 2019 New Year's Eve Celebration at Lake Las Vegas will feature live music, special menus at restaurants in the village, and a free fireworks show over the lake at midnight!
Cost: This a free event for all ages.