LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Looking ahead to New Year’s Eve, we have new details on the party on Fremont Street.
The Fremont Street Experience website indicates people will be allowed, and wristbands will be $25. Those can be purchased online or at hotels on Fremont Street.
The wristbands are part of local efforts to keep crowds smaller than normal — there is no planned celebration, and no live entertainment is scheduled. No bands or street performers will be on hand, according to statements Tuesday from the City of Las Vegas.
Earlier this month, the area still did not have permission from the state for a large gathering. The effort to limit the crowd size is due — in part — to concerns from the Nevada COVID Task Force about the potential for a super-spreader event.
Gates will open at 6 p.m., and no live entertainment is planned.
Road closures announced for downtown include sections of Casino Center Boulevard and 4th Street.
There are no fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip this year.
While Las Vegas Boulevard will not be shut down, the Nevada Department of Transportation is planning some road closures for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Northbound and southbound ramps on I-15 will be closed at the Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road exits. Traffic will also be blocked on Tropicana going east at Industrial Road, and on eastbound Flamingo at Valley View Boulevard.
All roads will be back open between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
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