Las Vegas fireworks on New Year's Eve (CC Flickr photo credit: Michael Asuncion)
Fireworks over Las Vegas

 

Last month we told you how awesome it will be to celebrate New Year’s Eve Las Vegas style in 2011 (err…2012?). It’s no surprise then that Las Vegas officials are expecting some of the biggest NYE crowds in history this weekend.

 

According to a report from Vegas’ 8NewsNow.com, Sin City could welcome over 314,000 visitors through Monday. That would shatter the existing record. 

 

One reason for the big crowds is convenient timing. With the New Year’s festivities falling on a weekend, revelers rushed to snatch up cheap flights to Las Vegas.

 

Tourism officials are hoping that the crowds continue into 2012 as the city continues to make a post-recession comeback.    

 

CC Flickr photo credit: Michael Asuncion

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