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fireworks shows

Dec 25, 2006 1:01 AM

Enjoy the fireworks and the parties! The Las Vegas skyline will once again be lit up in a fabulous display of fireworks at midnight on Dec. 31. A $450,000 display dubbed "Vegas Royale 2007" will be accompanied by music from James Bond movies. The fireworks will be staged from seven Strip casino rooftops including the MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Flamingo, Venetian, TI, Circus Circus, and the Stratosphere. Ring in the New Year and enjoy the free show!

Downtown’s Fremont Street Experience (FSE) will lay claim to the new place for New Year’s Eve as DIRECTV’s exclusive live music performance show, CD USA takes over the famous FSE during America’s Party for its live, nationally televised celebration featuring today’s hottest music artists and special celebrity guests. This explosive, four-hour plus celebration will air exclusively on DIRECTV’s channel 101 starting at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) with a lineup that includes live performances from chart toppers Five for Fighting, All-American Rejects, Rockstar: Supernova, Smash Mouth, OK Go and Chicago.

Traditionally, national networks have covered New Year’s Eve with a sole focus on New York City — and for the millions of people in the West, the party was just beginning when the live television coverage ended. Now, DIRECTV, the nation’s leading satellite television service provider and its hit program CD USA, will ring in the New Year, not just in New York, but across the entire country.

The live audience at the Fremont Street Experience will be part of one of the biggest private New Year’s Eve parties in the nation. The entire four blocks and 200,000 square feet of the downtown Vegas venue will be gated, with access granted only to those who hold a ticket. Unlike other large public areas such as Times Square, Fremont Street will be replete with outdoor bars and vendors, easy access to casino gambling, numerous restaurants, and other guest-friendly amenities.

The gates open on Fremont Street at 5:30 p.m., and all ticket holders must be at least 18 years old. Tickets are $80 per person and available at Guests receive admission to all concerts, a specially created New Year’s Eve Viva Vision light and sound show and access to all the action on the four-city blocks that are Vintage Vegas at its best.