TravelMarissa Galle

Fireworks on the STRIP

TravelMarissa Galle
Fireworks on the STRIP

It's a new year! Hope you guys have celebrated well with the people you love the most! I certainly did ... because we're in Vegas ... Woohoo!!!

OMG! I missed it here! We're here to celebrate New Year's Eve and after that, we also have a lot of work here but first .. PARTYYYY!!!! For the first time in my life, I'm vlogging because I want to show you guys everything about Las Vegas, I really lost my heart in the city of sins! Haha

Fireworks on Las Vegas Strip

One of the highlights of New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is the fireworks. At midnight, seven hotels (ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand Hotel & CasinoPlanet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Treasure Island and The Venetian Las Vegas) launch a choreographed fireworks display that makes the Times Square ball drop look like child's play. 

The entire 4 miles of the Vegas strip, from Russell to Sahara, which covers all hotels from Mandalay Bay at the Strip’s southern end to Stratosphere at the north, was closed down to traffic around 6:00pm. On this night, the Vegas Strip became a giant pedestrian mall and everyone was partying outside till midnight. Tens of thousands of visitors walked the Vegas strip decked out in silly hats, noisemakers and holiday cheer. Las Vegas New Years Eve 2018 included a spectacular fireworks show. At 11:00pm all the hotels stopped letting people in. They re-opened their doors around 12:30am. (To avoid crazy drunk people I guess).

The really nice December days are few degrees above normal, sunny and warm, with little wind. It's the coldest month of the year in Las Vegas. It’s a month when the daily low temperatures are often between 8°C, and the daily highs average in the mid 20°C. December may be the best time to go to Las Vegas if you want to go hiking and don't love stand in lines for buffets.

Christmas decoration in Bellagio Conservatory

The Christmas decoration in Vegas is just magical! This year the Bellagio Conservatory is featuring their display, rightfully named, Holiday Glamour. It's always in full bloom with it's ever-changing natural display of flora arranged in a theatrical presentation that changes five times a year and celebrates each of the four seasons and Chinese New Year.

There was an Ice Princess standing with a dress adorned with hydrangea and orchids. Of course, the centerpiece is the tree with 2500 ornaments and white warm lights. I loved the cute North Pole trains and the polar bears in front of the Ice Princess.

If you don't want to spend money on hotel, food and don't like crowds, New Year's is not the time to be in Vegas. People come from all over the world for this holiday and it's as busy as it gets. Sadly everything is really expensive during this time. We went to the Strip with Uber, that was only $15. The biggest problem was when we wanted to go back at 2:00am. The entire Strip was still closed so no car could reach us and all that people are going home at the same moment. When we finally found an Uber and a pick-up spot they still couldn't get there, two of them cancelled, the third one (because in the meantime it was 3:00am so the Strip opened) could reach us but we paid $60, what a difference. 

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