They like to say that Vegas is the place to be for the New Year celebration! And almost 350,00 people were here to say good-bye to 2014 and welcome 2015 in only a way Vegas can. With fireworks!
Las Vegas always likes to blow things up and New Years eve is the best example of this. At the stroke of midnight over 80,000 pyrotechnics exploded from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian, and Stratosphere. All choreographed to music. Lasting just over 7 minutes
For most locals, we hit the Strip for one NYE. You need to be able to say you did it once… That’s enough. After that, just sit back at home where its warm and watch it on TV… Too many nut cases to be out there celebrating! We had a white coating of snow in the morning and most figured it would last all through the night. They were wrong as global warming snuck in and kept it all just above freezing!
Hope you had a safe and fun New years Eve and wish only the best for you and your family in 2015!
Photos: Tom Donoghue