Downtown Las Vegas is made for a huge St. Patrick’s Day party!
What better way is there to celebrate the holiday than by drinking green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and dancing with a leprechaun?
Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for locals and tourists to come and celebrate the day. Starting at 7 p.m. The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating the holiday under the aptly green dome. Bring your friends and family to enjoy live music and drink specials inspired by the holiday. There will even be leprechauns! Dance the night away under the dome and at 10 p.m. there will be a spectacularly green firework show.
About St. Patrick’s Day
Historically, the holiday was created in the early 17th century to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated yearly on March 17th, the day that Saint Patrick died.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish and celebrations usually include parades, festivals, wearing green, and shamrocks. Traditionally, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted on St. Patrick’s Day, which has encouraged the tradition of consuming a lot of alcohol on the holiday.
Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t directly an American holiday, we Americans just like the Irish, love any excuse to throw a parade and drink a lot of beer, so we obviously adopted the tradition.
If you’re looking for more activities to celebrate the holiday in downtown Vegas, you can see if you have luck of the Irish and try your hand in the casino. This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday which makes it the perfect day to drink a lot, party downtown, and then safely stay the night at The Plaza.
The holiday is widely celebrated in Las Vegas so be sure to book a room in advance to ensure that you can party on all night long. We’ll see you there in your best green outfit!