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Bruno Mars, John Legend, Paris Hilton among celebrities ringing in 2014 on Las Vegas Strip

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Carmen Zepeda of Corpus Christi, Texas show off her 2013 New Year's Eve glasses at the Fremont Street Experience Downtown Countdown in Las Vegas. Casinos bosses are hoping for a bright and profitable New Year’s eve as thousands of partiers descend on Sin City to usher in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity toasts and a fireworks display billed as the country's largest. Tourism officials expect more than 300,000 visitors to flocked to the desert for Tuesday’s festivities. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid, File)
December 30, 2013 - 12:06 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest.

Pop star Bruno Mars is christening the Cosmopolitan's new Chelsea Ballroom, John Legend is performing at Aria, and Maroon 5 is playing at Mandalay Bay.

Other casinos are touting pricey nightclub bashes hosted by reality-TV and music celebrities, including the original celebutante, Paris Hilton.

More than 330,000 tourists are expected to count down the end of the year as law enforcement officers keep the peace and casino bosses watch profits roll in.

With New Year's Eve falling on a Tuesday, casinos are offering up special "New Year's Eve Eve" events on Monday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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