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12 Ways to Roll into 2024 in Las Vegas

Southern Nevada has gone into festive overdrive and is now radiating holiday cheer. Check out our companion blog, Jingle Bells, Neon Lights – Your Guide to a Merry Vegas Holiday for a roundup of all the festivities. In the meantime, here’s a few more newsy bits of info and ideas for your Vegas Vacay as we start to roll in 2024…  

As One Door Closes...

December is your last chance to board the Starship OPM for your nonstop, warp-speed flight through the universe featuring some of the best in-flight entertainment in the galaxy. The final flight is set for New Year’s Eve, and they’re gonna rollout with a bang. Individual and group packages are available including tickets to OPM (two showtimes available), a four-course prix fixe dinner at Superfrico, a specialty New Year’s Eve celebratory cocktail, and all the Spiegelworld surprises.

Two More Open...

On-Strip the long-awaited (18 years to be exact) Fontainebleau Las Vegas has set its opening date for Dec. 13 and is situated on Las Vegas Blvd. adjacent to LVCC’s West Hall and upcoming expansion. Off-Strip, locals chain Station Casinos will open Durango Casino & Resort on Dec. 5. Located just off the 215 and Durango, visitors to Spring Mountain National Recreation Area will have a new option for a pit stop to rest their head for the night.

OMP performers on stage at the end of the show with arms in the air.
The exterior Fontainebleau with a cloudy orange sky from the sunset.
Durango Casino with fireworks

123 - 123 YES, I DO!

Before counting down 3-2-1 into the new year, many couples are planning on 12/31/23 as the day they also start their new lives together as husband and wife. The Wedding Capital of the World is expecting this unique date to be an enormously popular wedding date. Not only is it NYE, but also forms a rare numerical sequence of 1-2-3-1-2-3. 

If you’re looking for a quick place to say I do, but don’t want to miss out on the NYE party? Roll over to the The Plaza Hotel and Casino for a fireworks show, which includes a special viewing party on their rooftop pool deck. This is open to hotel guests only, so be sure to book your stay!  Circa Las Vegas is hosting a New Year’s Eve: Sky-High Celebration inside its Legacy Club. Countdown to the new year from 60 floors up with an open bar, live music and a champagne toast at midnight with a panoramic view of all the fireworks in the valley. 

Your wedding can have the coolest after party in the city, and the coolest pre-party for your friends and family with Taste Buzz Food Tours.

Pink white and blue fireworks going off at the Plaza the view is looking up from the hotel entry.
A bride and three friends toast at sunset at Legacy Club and the view is toward the north end of the Las Vegas Strip area in the distance.

For those looking for a more adventurous experience, or to get in touch with nature, roll on over to 7 Unique Las Vegas-Based Places to Say “I Do”.  

Can’t decide which to choose? Need a little extra help with the planning process? Reach out to our experts at the LV Wedding Connection for a one stop shop for unique locations, wedding chapels, photography, florals, cakes, formal wear, reception locations, catering, videography, DJ’s, entertainment and much more!

Once you’re through the big day, roll through the territory for some serious outdoor adventure…

Pump Up The Volume and Roll into the Wild

Turn that volume all the way up to 11 with some off-road racing action from Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures. Their Off-Road Experience Package lets you put your driving skills to the test in your choice of Pro Race Truck, Pro Dune Buggy, or Razor on our 1-mile off-road professional dirt track that’s sure to get some air and adrenaline pumping!

Join Awesome Adventures and roll through Boulder City into the ghost town of Nelson for an adrenaline pumping tour via ATV or RZR. You’ll experience sand, sun and surprises touring Southern Nevada’s historic mining towns on tours such as the “Old West” and “El Dorado Canyon” plus explore the famous Techatticup Mine.

Looking for the same adventure, but in the style of an enclosed 4×4 vehicle? Explore beyond the neon in style in a custom Ford Bronco® equipped for adventure with Buck’n Bronco Offroad Adventures + Outfitters. Enjoy the scenery while exploring the rugged trails from the driver’s seat or in one of the luxurious passenger seats during a guided or self-driving experience fun for all ages!

A white ford with purple and blue stripes ripping through a desert track at a fast paced roll. Tour company: Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures
two people with helmets in a black/blue Polaris with the desert terrain behind them
A very cloudy overcast sky with a bronco on top a very hilly terrain.

Last Chance to Soak in the Holiday Season

Visit Henderson for holiday nights. Winter at the Terrace returns to Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino through the winter season. The holiday-themed pop-up lounge offers cozy igloos and fire pits, twinkling lights, cheerful music and photo opportunities. 

The Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates features millions of sparkling holiday lights across three acres of desert landscaping. Running through Sunday, Dec. 31, the experience is complete with sweet treats, hot chocolate and visits from Santa.

A chef behind a pop up drink station decorated white and evergreen garland. Couple in the forefront laughing with drinks. Two gals to the left chatting.

Soar Into 2024 with Sparkling Skies

Celebrate New Year’s Eve East Coast Style with a 9 p.m. fireworks display at Glittering Lights at the Motor Speedway! Perfect for the whole family, this event combines the festive lights of the holidays with the sparkle of ringing in the new year – all from the comfort of your own car. Guests are encouraged to line up at 8:30 p.m. 

Adults looking for more of a party atmosphere can roll to Downtown Las Vegas where the Fremont Street Experience hosts the official NYE party of the City of Las Vegas, complete with a midnight countdown to a fireworks spectacular on the Viva Vision Canopy, and four stages of live music. This year’s performers include Third Eye Blind, Big Gigantic, and Blackstreet, to name a few.

Red fireworks next to a giant christmas tree.

As the year comes to a close, we look forward to the roll out more magical places to explore throughout Las Vegas and beyond the neon horizons. Stay tuned for the latest happenings, and discover more adventures in our Plan Your Trip section.

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