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Fireworks, a New Year’s Eve tradition on the Las Vegas Strip, will not take place as the city ushers in 2021.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Thursday that for health and safety reasons, the display, which takes place at the stroke of midnight, has been canceled.

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“Las Vegas has always been a bucket list New Year’s Eve destination, and we are going to make sure that remains the case – celebrating putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror in an “Only Vegas” way,” said Steve Hill, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “But as we have said throughout the year, 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.  

“Stay tuned, as we have some special things planned to welcome 2021 with the hope and promise it brings.

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Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and has been based in Las Vegas as a business, real estate and gaming reporter since 2005.

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