It’s nearly impossible to keep track of every single party, show and special event happening on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. If you look at the event listings on pollstar, you’ll see that the big events actually start shortly after Christmas and continue into the new year.
Much of the national attention is on events happening on the Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve. This is where all of the big name entertainers will perform. Big deal! The Vegas Strip isn’t even close to the only party in Las Vegas.
Annually, the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Fremont Street Experience is one of the most fun places to bring in the new year.

America’s Party Downtown

America’s Party Downtown is the annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Fremont Street Experience. The party in “Old Vegas” features non-stop live entertainment all night, a display of onstage pyrotechnics, a celebratory midnight toast by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and more.
The New Year’s Eve party at the Fremont Street Experience begins Monday, Dec. 31 at 6 pm. Guests can ring in the new year and experience the unparalleled energy of downtown Las Vegas with non-stop live entertainment from 12 bands on four stages. Once again there will be a stage that’s dedicated EDM so you can get your fill of Electronic Dance Music.
Guests will also be able to watch the iconic ball drop in Times Square on the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision. Throughout the night, the Fremont Street Experience will also have stunning onstage pyrotechnics and dazzling visuals.
During the party, there will be alluring dancers and aerialists, theatrical, roaming entertainment. Guests will once again be treated to an unforgettable Viva Vision year-in-review montage. making America’s Party Downtown the ultimate spot to ring in the new year.

After The Party

Following the celebratory midnight toast, guests can keep the party going under the upgraded 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lights of Viva Vision canopy. The brand new screens will show complimentary light and sound shows by artists such as The Killers, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, The Who, Tiësto, and more.
If you’re looking to literally fly into 2019 you can take a ride on SlotZilla. This is the world’s ultimate zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline. Both rides launch riders from a huge 12-story slot-machine-themed platform. When taking the Zoomline ride, guests will fly Super Hero style under the iconic Viva Vision canopy.
Additionally, guests can face their fears inside the zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas. “Fear the Walking Dead Survival” is a multi-sensory walk-through experience. This attraction offers a thrilling combination of motion rides, mazes, and interactive video games.

The One Time You’ll Have To Pay To Be On Fremont Street This Year

America’s Party Downtown is the one time of the year that you’ll have to pay for the entertainment at the Fremont Street Experience. Tickets for America’s Party Downtown are $35 per person. You can find more information and purchase tickets at
Guests staying at a hotel on the Fremont Street Experience (Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Fremont, Four Queens, The D) should check with the hotel to see if a wristband is offered with the hotel room rate.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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