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Locations Announced for New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Las Vegas

November 15, 2008 by  

Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today that ground locations will be utilized as firing points for the New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza known as America’s Party.

The fireworks show is designed to bring the pyrotechnics closer to the visitors on the Las Vegas Strip, while introducing new design elements.

The tentative firing locations include (from the south, heading north):

Mandalay Bay – Convention Center Lot (corner of Russell and Las Vegas Blvd.)

Luxor – Parking Lot (across Las Vegas Blvd. on the corner of Mandalay Bay Road)

MGM Grand – Parking Garage

Paris – Parking Garage

Caesars Palace – Parking Garage

Treasure Island (TI)/Mirage – Valet Parking Garage

Las Vegas Convention Center – Gold Parking Lot

Stratosphere – Parking Garage

Fremont Street Experience – Under the canopy

In previous years, when the show was fired off hotel rooftops, the fireworks could be seen throughout the valley. Due to the change in firing locations, the best viewing areas will now be ground level on the Las Vegas Strip. Local residents are also encouraged to take the firing locations into consideration for ideal viewing.

“America’s Party is a signature event for Las Vegas,” said Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson. “Our goal each year is to develop a show that is worthy of this great city, and this year we will bring it closer to the revelers on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Fireworks by Grucci has been contracted to coordinate the pyrotechnic display. Fireworks by Grucci of New York, innovators in state-of-the-art displays, is world renowned for its pyrotechnic creations. The group recently coordinated the fireworks display at the Beijing Olympic Games and has executed numerous presidential inaugurations and citywide celebrations. Locally, Fireworks by Grucci has produced many of Las Vegas’ largest special events and grand openings, including the official Las Vegas Centennial celebration.

“This will be the fifth time that we have been commissioned by Las Vegas Events to coordinate America’s Party,” said Donna Grucci Butler, president of Fireworks by Grucci. “This show is billed as America’s largest New Year’s Eve Party, and it will be coordinated and designed in true Las Vegas style.”

Thematic elements and the musical soundtrack are in the final stages of development and will be officially announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Fashion Show Mall, located on the Las Vegas Strip.

America’s Party is the official moniker coined by the LVCVA and Las Vegas Events to signify the annual citywide celebration on Dec. 31. This year’s festivities include both the themed fireworks extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as the live concerts and fireworks under the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience. Themed as “TributePalooza,” the world’s best tribute bands will be performing fourteen hours of live music from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. (PT) on both the 1st Street and 3rd Street stages on Fremont Street Experience. Tribute bands will be performing as Billy Joel, Eagles, David Bowie, KISS, Rolling Stones, U2, Queen and Aerosmith.

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