New Year’s Eve Fireworks Canceled for Las Vegas Strip

This pandemic is really starting to get on our last nerve.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has confirmed what many feared: Las Vegas won’t have fireworks on The Strip to welcome in 2021.

The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display, typically attended by roughly a jillion people, has been nixed. The LVCVA says it has some “special things” planned for NYE, but let’s face it, they won’t be as special as fireworks.

New Year's fireworks


In an unfortunate turn of a phrase, LVCVA president Steve Hill said, “Las Vegas has always been a bucket list New Year’s Eve destination, and we are going to make sure that remains the case.”

A pandemic is probably not the best time to be using that “bucket list” adage. Just saying.

Anyway, 2020 has scrod Las Vegas in so many ways, this is just one more slap to the nad.

Perhaps not surprisingly, upon hearing about the cancellation of New Year’s Eve fireworks on The Strip, dogs released a short statement: “We’re good with it.”

Las Vegas fireworks

This is so Photoshopped. We know, because we Photoshopped it.

While there won’t be an official fireworks display on the Las Vegas Strip, you can bet there will be ample illegal asshattery in local neighborhoods.

It’s worth noting downtown’s Plaza casino will have fireworks, albeit on a much smaller scale than visitors have come to expect on The Strip.

It’s unknown how Fremont Street Experience will handle the virtual fireworks shown each year on its Viva Vision screen.

We’ll be curious to see if off-Strip casinos also cancel their fireworks. Red Rock Station tends to have rather lavish fireworks displays. Here’s a look.

Lots of restaurants and lounges have been marketing NYE festivities, apparently undaunted by the cancellation of Strip fireworks.

While the cancellation of fireworks on The Strip is disappointing, there will still be lots of ways to ring in the new year in Las Vegas.

The celebration actually promises to be the most exuberant, ever, because while 2020 has been brutal, Las Vegas is known around the world for its happy endings.

7 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Fireworks Canceled for Las Vegas Strip

  1. Mike Alexakis

    No Strip fireworks on New Years Eve? I suggest some binge watching of Love American Style, plenty of fireworks during the opening credits, and if Karen Valentine and JoAnn Worley do not engage your flaming projectiles perhaps you need to make an appointment with Dr. Cialis Viagra…

      1. Mike Alexakis

        I jest, and you can call me Shirley… Try recreating the epic ABC Friday night lineup of decades past, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222, Love American Style, and The Odd Couple… I grew up in the television era, Sheriff John, Wonderama, Speed Racer…

        1. BST

          I am familiar with most of those you mention -not Sheriff John or Wonderama though.
          I remember “Laugh-In” 🙂 some days really were the good old days -stay safe !

  2. Ann Moody

    Your opening line for this post made me LOL. It got on everyone’s last nerve like 6 months ago. Then we started the long shrug 🤷‍♀️ of oh, well, it is what it is.


    I’m not usually a big fireworks guy, but I’ve got to say I was there over the 4th last year and finagled my way up to see the shows on the Eiffel observation deck. It was pretty cool, despite being highly inebriated it was something to remember.

    I also had to deal with the absolute shitshow the strip was; 10’s of thousands of people shoulder to shoulder – it took us over an hour to get from Paris to Venetian. Not advisable under a pandemic. We can survive losing it for a year.


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