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RECAP: Here's what happened in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve 2020

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-01 15:09:04-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of people flocked to Las Vegas and took to the streets to celebrate the end of 2020 on Thursday night.

This year has been one many will not forget for the good reasons and the bad.

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13 Action News had crews on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza hotel-casino for their midnight fireworks show.

Here is how the last night of 2020 went down in Las Vegas.

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NOON JAN. 1
Las Vegas police say they made a total of 36 arrests during last nights New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Strip and Fremont St. Of those, 10 were for felonies and 26 were for misdemeanors.

9 A.M. Jan. 1
Nevada Highway patrol says they arrested 36 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence and responded to 2 wrong-way driver calls.

12:25 A.M.
Las Vegas police report they have made 26 total arrests on the Strip so far on New Year's Eve and in the downtown Fremont area with nine of those for felonies and 17 misdemeanors.

MIDNIGHT
The Plaza hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas celebrates 2021 with a midnight fireworks show.

11:10 P.M.
13 Action News continues its team coverage from the Las Vegas Strip to downtown in the final hour of New Year's Eve 2020.

13 Action News team coverage of NYE 2020 at 11 p.m.

10:50 P.M.
Las Vegas police report they have made 11 arrests on the Strip so far tonight with three of those for felonies and eight misdemeanors. Authorities say no arrests have been made in the downtown Fremont area at this time.

10:35 P.M
13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels shared these pictures of what the Fremont Street Experience is looking like on this 'different' NYE 2020.

9:30 P.M.
13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels gives an inside look at the Fremont Street Experience on this different NYE 2020.

8:20 P.M.
13 Action News reporter Jeremy Chen says he is seeing a quieter New Year's Eve so far on the Las Vegas Strip.

8:05 P.M.
13 Action News anchors Tricia Kean and Dave Courvoisier are celebrating New Year's Eve 2020 from our rooftop set.

7 P.M.
13 Action News reporter and anchor Jackie Kostek is making a stop at the Stage Door Casino for one of her New Year's Eve night reports.

6:15 P.M.
13 Action News has team coverage from the Las Vegas Strip to downtown as the sun has set and the city lights are on for New Year's Eve 2020.

13 Action News NYE 2020 team coverage at 6 p.m.

5:45 P.M.
13 Action News meteorologist Dani Beckstrom captured the last sunset of 2020 from downtown Las Vegas.

5:30 P.M.
Security sweeps are in progress at the Fremont Street Experience ahead of hotel guests only being able to enter with wristbands at 6 p.m.

5:15 P.M.
13 Action News crews are live at 5 p.m. from the Las Vegas Strip to downtown as preparations are underway for New Year's Eve 2020.

13 Action crews live on NYE in Las Vegas at 5 p.m.

5 P.M.
13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean is showing off a behind-the-scenes look at our New Year's Eve 2020 rooftop set.

4:25 P.M.
13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels shows how the Fremont Street Experience is looking ahead of the 6 p.m. NYE restricted guest access.

3:45 P.M.
13 Action News meteorologist Dani Beckstrom is at the Plaza hotel-casino and taking a look at its new neighbor downtown.

3:30 P.M.
2020 was a memorable year for the Las Vegas area when it came to the weather we experienced.

3:15 P.M.
13 Action News crews are live at 3 p.m. around town as Las Vegas prepares for New Year's Eve 2020.

13 Action News crews live at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve 2020

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