In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) in partnership with Tourism Ireland, created a very special Irish welcome by turning the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign green by replacing the traditional yellow bulbs with green ones. As the world gears up for St. Patrick’s Day, the iconic Betty Willis-designed sign turned green on Monday, March 15, kicking off the holiday and Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ 2021 initiative. The green bulbs will remain on the sign through Wednesday, March 17 in honor of all things Irish.
“We are pleased to once again partner with Tourism Ireland on its ‘Global Greening’ initiative by turning the iconic ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign green,” said Fletch Brunelle, vice president of marketing, LVCVA. “Ireland has been an important market for Las Vegas over the years, and we look forward welcoming Irish visitors back to Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future.”
Las Vegas is in great company this St. Patrick’s Day as many landmarks and iconic sites around the world are going green in honor of St. Patrick. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and the Sky Tower in Auckland are amongst the landmarks and iconic sites all going green. New landmarks for 2021 include the most northerly ‘greening’ ever – a postbox at the summit of Øretoppen Mountain in Norway, 350 kilometers above the Arctic Circle; Gwrych Castle in Wales; the largest fountain in the world, The Palm Fountain in Dubai; the tallest building in South America, the Torre Costanera in Chile; Bled Castle in Slovenia; Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in California; BC Place in Vancouver; the Sekenani Gate at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya; and Villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France, which was designed and built by Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray.
Local landmarks going green for St. Patrick’s Day include the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, The Venetian and The Palazzo tower signs and the historic La Concha Visitors Center at The Neon Museum.
With several festivities throughout the destination, Irish eyes are always smiling in Vegas.
Don your green gear and grab your friends! AREA15 is getting in the spirit this St. Patrick’s Day by hosting Lepre-Con Crawl on Wednesday, March 17, where guests are invited to sip their way through the bars of AREA15. The 442s, an acoustic quintet, also will perform live inside The PORTAL.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino will host St. Patrick’s Day festivities throughout the property including “Live on the Brooklyn Bridge”, complete with beer gardens, live entertainment, pop-up bars, food and drink specials, a video booth, giveaways and more.
Of course, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without the celebratory green beer, Guinness, cocktails made with Jameson Whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream and other assorted green-hued concoctions.
Corduroy in Downtown Las Vegas celebrates the return of Jame-O-Fest – the annual blowout that features Jameson shots, specialty drinks, pints o’ beer and signature pickle-backs with music provided by DJ McMurray aka Presto One.
At Gold Spike merrymakers are invited to partake in an afternoon filled with Irish-inspired drink specials and tunes by DJ TeenWolf.
Grab a Shamrock Sour from Sky Lounge on the way up to the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade. And after you disembark, ICEBAR and Off The Strip Bistro & Bar have themed refreshments only for St. Patrick’s Day.
The Mob Museum is featuring Irish-themed cocktails in its speakeasy, The Underground.
Go full bore with the insanely delicious Lucky Leprechaun Insane Milkshake at Sugar Factory at Fashion Show Las Vegas.
Treasure Island Las Vegas is serving the Irish Car Bomb that can be found at all casino bars, Golden Circle Sportsbook and Bar and Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que.
At The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is offering two Crazy Shakes in honor of the holiday, and The Dorsey Cocktail Bar has two specialty cocktails – both featuring Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey.
Get your fill of traditional St. Patrick’s Day cuisine such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and other festive culinary offerings at locations throughout the destination, including:
- Salt & Ivy and Moneyline Pizza & Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino
- Blondies Sports Bar & Grill and Pampas Las Vegas inside Miracle Mile Shops
- STK Steakhouse at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- Oyster Bar & Grill and Fulton Street Food Hall at Harrah’s Las Vegas
- Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen + Bar at The LINQ Hotel + Experience
- Diablo’s Cantina at Luxor Hotel & Casino
- Ri Ra inside Mandalay Place
- Avenue Café at MGM Grand
- Nine Fine Irishmen and Tom’s Urban at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
- Bailiwick at The Orleans Hotel & Casino
- The Brass Fork at Palace Station
- Bet MGM Sportsbook and Bar at Park MGM
- Lucky Penny at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino
- South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa;
- PT Wings & Sports and STRAT Café at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod.
“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign Goes Green for St. Patrick’s DayLearn more about the festivities in Las Vegas and plan an unforgettable trip at www.VisitLasVegas.com.