Las Vegas expecting Record Visitors for New Year's Eve

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Las Vegas is already a major tourist destination because of everything they have to offer in the gambling and entertainment realm. But Sin City figures to get an even bigger boost today since a record number of New Year's Eve visitors are expected. Experts are predicting 314,000 visitors in the city to be exact, which would break Vegas' previous mark of 312,000 New Year's Eve patrons set in 2008. 

A Warm and Happy Las Vegas New Year's Day

The primary reason why this is expected to be a record Las Vegas New Year's is because of the weather. Last year, over 309,000 people visited the gambling haven on New Year's Eve when the temperature was only 28 degrees. This year, the temperature is expected to be between 40 and 68 degrees throughout the day. That said, over 312,000 visitors would make this America's second biggest New Year's Eve party behind the one in New York City.

Let the Fireworks Begin

While Las Vegas already has plenty of casinos and shows for visitors to enjoy, the city will also release 50,000 fireworks to make this New Year's weekend an extra special event. The fireworks will be fired off from eight different rooftops beginning at the Tropicana to the south, and the Stratosphere to the north. Pretty much everybody in Las Vegas should be able to catch a glimpse of the fireworks.

Other Preparations

Other fun things that will be available to Las Vegas New Year's visitors include live bands at TributePalooza, and a parade led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. There is also going to be a big party under the Freemont Street canopy, though partygoers have to be at least 21 and pay the $30 admission charge.

Those who do drink should be careful because most of Las Vegas' 2,600 police officers will be patrolling the streets to make sure everybody is cordial, and drunk drivers are taken off the roads.