Huge numbers of people choose to party on New Years Eve. Las Vegas has long taken pride in its reputation as a party town. Therefore, on any New Year's Eve Las Vegas is the place to be.
Some Las Vegas visitors choose to do their New Years Eve celebrations at the Fremont Street New Year's Eve Bash. In 2005 the Bash attendees will participate in a new way by which to signal midnight on New Years Eve. Las Vegas will at that hour light-up under a Viva Vision canopy. That "canopy" will extend over five blocks and will float 90 feet above the street.
Another 300,000 of those doing their New Year's celebrating in Las Vegas will watch as 40,000 fireworks are shot-off of the roofs of ten different hotels. This firework spectacle will extend over a five mile area. Both the fireworks and the light canopy could hide one other marker of midnight on this coming New Year's Eve. Las Vegas is scheduled to be honored that night with the fly-over of a B-1 bomber.
In December of 2005 Las Vegas' New Year's Eve promises to be even better than in years past. The year of 2006 marks the start of a year-long centennial celebration in Las Vegas. The celebrating starts on New Years Eve. Las Vegas will then spend the entire year of 2006 enjoying more celebrations.
For many of the hotels in Las Vegas New Years Eve represents a time when customers expect something extra. Sometimes their customers come to the hotels through a package deal. They come excited and ready to celebrate New Years Eve. Las Vegas' hotels must then strive to live-up to the customers expectations.
The Bellagio, the Luxor, the Venetian, Mandalay Bay and the MGM Grand Hotels are all getting ready for New Years Eve. Las Vegas will provide its guests with some special shows on that night. Younger guests will no doubt enjoy the performances by the Cirque du Soleil and David Copperfield. Older guests may prefer the sounds of Guy Lombard's Canadians.
Soon the maintenance crews will begin construction of the special stages on First and Third Street. The bands will perform atop those stages on New Year's Eve. Las Vegas will then dance to songs such as "I want You to Want Me" by the group called Cheap Ticket and "Found Out About You" by the group called Gin Blossoms.
Staff at the Suncoast Hotel, the Imperial Palace and the Wynn Las Vegas will all make them selves busy preparing for New Year's Eve. Las Vegas will prepare to fall under the glare of public scrutiny. Still all of Las Vegas should derive some assurance from the fact that the city is about to enter its second 100 years. A realization of that fact should enter the minds of more than one of the visitors who choose to attend the Fremont Street New Year's Eve Street Bash.
In December of 2005 the Las Vegas New Year's Eve party promises to deliver even more of a punch. It will probably strive to rival the party that took place in "Sin City" at the start of the year 2000. Will the party hosts be successful? No one will know for sure until late in the day on January 1, 2006.