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Thousands of New Year's Eve revelers pack the Las Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 9:35 PM, Dec 31, 2018

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of people were on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas to celebrate the birth of the new year.

A massive fireworks show began at midnight. The 8-minute show is produced by Fireworks by Grucci.

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, more than 318,000 visitors are in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve.

Visitors to the city are expected to spend a little more than $240 million and 97 percent of the total rooms were reserved well before the big day.

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13 Action News is on the Strip and Fremont Street.