Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid, File, Associated Press
In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Carmen Zepeda, of Corpus Christi, Texas, shows off her 2013 New Year's Eve glasses at the Fremont Street Experience Downtown Countdown in Las Vegas. On New Year's Eve night, some 340,000 people spending some $226 million, will crowd the Strip and downtown Fremont Street expecting to be entertained and for that reason, Las Vegas casino operators, event planners, tourism agencies and more have spent months planning ways to wow.

LAS VEGAS — How does a town that sells partying every day of the year throw a bash to ring in the New Year?

Las Vegas spends all year prepping for one night to wow an expected crowd of 340,000 people who will spend some $226 million.

There's the seven-minute, 11-second show of fireworks exploding above seven Strip resorts.

There are the prime viewing vantage points to see said fireworks. One view, from inside the Strip's newest observation wheel has a starting cost of $2,500.

For ticket-holders, there will be celebrity performances by pop star Jennifer Lopez and new duo Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Big name DJs and musicians are promised at nightclubs, too.

And for those lucky enough — or very loyal to casinos — unrivaled invite-only parties await.