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Las Vegas area officials discuss New Year's Eve preparations

Posted at 9:37 AM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 14:02:18-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Officials in the Las Vegas area are discussing preparations for New Year's Eve ahead of the return of America's Party on the Strip.

Las Vegas will welcome 2022 back in typical Vegas-style with a massive fireworks display after the show took a hiatus last year. Instead, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority hosted an online celebration.

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With the fireworks show returning again, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is reminding the public:

  • Glass and metal containers, coolers, strollers, and any bags larger than 12x12x6 inches ARE PROHIBITED on the Strip and downtown, per county and city ordinances.
  • This includes backpacks, purses, and luggage.
  • Freeway off-ramps to the Las Vegas Strip will begin closing at 6 p.m. Roads will begin closing on the Strip at approximately 6:30 p.m. Las Vegas Boulevard from Spring Mountain Road to Mandalay Bay Road will be completely shut down to vehicle traffic by 8 p.m.
  • There will be a curfew in place prohibiting minors under 18 without a parent on the Strip and downtown.

More information on prohibited items can be found on lvmpd.com.

Watch the full update below:

LVMPD Undersheriff Christopher Darcy, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney and Switch Sr. Vice President Betsy Fretwell were all there for the press briefing on Wedneday ahead of the big event.

Police say Switch will host the command center for first responders and other agencies on New Year’s Eve. Their state-of-the-art facilities hold technology infrastructure that allows public safety officials to monitor events, focus on safety and communicate with the media.

The public is reminded to call 911 and report any suspicious activity.

For a list of things to do in the valley on New Year's Eve visit ktnv.com/NewYearsEve.