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New Year's Fireworks Show Set to Ring in 2010

Posted on December 31, 2009 by Jordan There have been 0 comments


New Year’s Eve brings people from all over the world to Las Vegas, all celebrating one thing, the start of a much anticipated 2010. The unforgettable celebration to ring in the New Year boasts an impressive party that only Vegas could pull off. Although there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve, the highlight of the night is the fireworks show welcoming 2010 at midnight. For those who don’t want to miss the fireworks take in the famous street parties which take place all along the Strip. Thousands of people flock to the Strip to secure a perfect viewing point for the show. The fireworks extravaganza takes place at midnight from the tops of casinos along the Strip, lighting up the sky with this world-class presentation.

The celebration on the Strip itself is dubbed as America’s Party, presented by Las Vegas Events, a non-profit special events agency funded by hotel room taxes. This year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show will cost $500,000 lasting 7 minutes, 11 seconds, and featuring about 96,000 aerial bursts launched from the rooftops of seven casinos along the Strip.

There’s about 315,000 people expected to be visiting to the Strip watching the largest fireworks show in the country at midnight, while the Black Eyed Peas perform at the Luxor. The casinos involved are the MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, the new CityCenter Aria, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian and at the top of the 1,149-foot Stratosphere.

This will be the sixth time Grucci, a New York based company, has been hired for Las Vegas’ New Year’s fireworks display. Nearly a year of planning goes into the New Year’s fireworks show on the Strip. Designers begin choreographing the display in late spring and with 65 pyrotechnicians setting up the fireworks since Sunday, the show is ready to go. Grucci also puts on Las Vegas’ Fourth of July shows and engineered the fireworks display for the opening of Aria at CityCenter. The company is putting on at least nine other shows across the U.S. and around the world for New Year’s Eve, including shows in Sacramento, Calif.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Dublin, Ireland; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Although it’s a half of million dollars for 7 minutes, the fireworks show is paid for by hotel room taxes and from the amount visitors that are paying for rooms this week, they deserve a great fireworks display for New Years Eve. The biggest concern for the show is the wind, but the weather is not expected to be a problem for the big show tonight. Although today has a high of 52F, when the fireworks show kicks off the temperature is expected to be around 40F with a light breeze. Happy New Year Everybody! All the best in 2010!

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