July 19, 2023
The exterior of the Sphere in Las Vegas lights up for a visual show on July 4, 2023.
Developers of the $2.2 billion Sphere in Las Vegas planned to have the entertainment venue’s exterior operational by November in time for the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix. Instead, the developers gave Las Vegas a memorable preview on July 4. The holiday show illuminated the Las Vegas skyline with video and images for Strip visitors. The Sphere’s initial performance also lit up social media platforms. According to statistics on TikTok, the 10 most “liked” videos about the Sphere totaled 37.5 million views and 3.7 million likes.