Las Vegas cancels New Year's Eve Fireworks

One hotel vows that the show will go on

Mitch Kelly
October 30, 2020 - 5:20 am
Fireworks illuminate the skyline over the Las Vegas Strip during an 8-minute-long pyrotechnics show put on by Fireworks by Grucci titled "America's Party" during a New Year's Eve celebration on January 1, 2019

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT)  - In news that only dogs could love, there's been another coronavirus casualty- Las Vegas’ annual New Year's Eve fireworks show.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday that this year’s event wouldn’t be happening. In a statement, the head of the LVCVA said that "the safety and security of our guests and employees is our top priority, and with that in mind, we will not have a fireworks show on December 31st."  

The LVCVA says something else is in the works to kick 2020 to the curb, but no details on what that is were given.

One place that vows to have fireworks: the Plaza hotel, downtown.

The hotel says that it plans to offer viewing options on property, observing all necessary health and safety protocols. In addition, the Plaza plans to work with the city of Las Vegas to close a portion of Main Street to vehicular traffic for a limited time to allow for additional space for pedestrians as it did for its Fourth of July fireworks show.