Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Goes Green for St Patrick’s Day

As the world gears up for St. Patrick’s Day, the famous Betty Willis designed 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign turned green Thursday, March 15, kicking off this weekend’s celebrations and Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ 2018 initiative

The Las Vegas Welcome Sign will stay green through March 19 in honour of all things Irish.

“For the sixth year running, we are pleased to partner with Tourism Ireland on its ‘Global Greening’ initiative by turning our iconic ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign’ green” said Michael Goldsmith, vice president of International marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Las Vegas is in great company this St. Patrick’s Day as many landmarks and iconic sites around the world are going green in honour of St. Patrick. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and the Pyramids of Giza are amongst the landmarks and iconic sites all going green. New landmarks for 2018 include the Wawa Goose monument in Ontario, the National Football Museum in Manchester, Yokohama Marine Tower in Japan, as well Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square) in Tallinn. Local landmarks going green for St. Patrick’s Day include The LINQ Promenade and the High Roller, Keep Memory Alive Event Center, The Venetian and The Palazzo marquees, Mercato Della Pescheria at the Grand Canal Shoppes, Silverton Casino, ONE Summerlin at Downtown Summerlin and the historic La Concha Visitors Center at the Neon Museum.

The ‘Global Greening’ is a Tourism Ireland initiative which puts a large focus on Ireland around St. Patrick’s Day. It gives people worldwide the opportunity to connect with Ireland and kicks off the organisation’s promotional drive to grow overseas tourism in 2018. Ireland, like Las Vegas, is a top travel business travel destination and regards tourism as the islands largest indigenous industry.