What to Do in Las Vegas in January

This post provides ten fun things to do in Las Vegas in January, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and activities, updated for 2020.

For additional ideas, make sure to consider some of the following options:




This list covers ten fun, notable and entertaining things to do in Las Vegas during the month of January.

We include a variety of attractions, events, festive activities and more.

1) Go to a Live Concert

Vegas attracts some of the most popular musicians in the world each month, and January is no different.



If you’re looking for a great concert to see, consider one of the following options:

If you still can’t find a show you want to see, check this list of concerts in Las Vegas for even more great opportunities.

2) Attend a Sporting Event

Although there won’t be a lot of sports played this month, the T-Mobile Arena will be hosting a handful of home games for the Vegas Golden Knights in January.




If you’re a fan of NCAA Basketball, you may also want to see a UNLV Rebels game!


Find all the January sporting events in Vegas here.

3) Go See a Musical

There are usually at least a few good musicals to see in Las Vegas. Although there won’t be many hit shows available, there are a few popular options you might like.



Escape to Margaritaville is based on the beloved music of Jimmy Buffett, and the story revolves around a bartender and singer who falls for a tourist. This musical will be available from Jan 7th – 12th.

Alternatively, you can also go to see Menopause: The Musical! This hilarious theatrical production tells the tale of four women at a lingerie sale going through a very interesting time in their lives. This show will be available throughout the month from Jan 1st – 31st.

TIP: After seeing Escape to Margaritaville, you might want to grab a bite at the restaurant Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville! This location is included in at least one Las Vegas tourist pass.

Find all the Las Vegas theatre and musical performances here.

4) See Ray Romano and David Spade Perform Stand-up

If you’re in need of a good laugh, consider going to see two of the most famous comedians in the world perform their stand-up in front of a live audience.



These two will be performing sets together in Las Vegas on January 17th and 18th, and tickets are selling out fast, so you should think about getting your seats while they are available.

Purchase tickets for Ray Romano and David Spade.

Even if you miss out on this event, you can still see a great comedy show in Vegas without paying too much. There are several comedy clubs included with various Las Vegas tourist passes!

If you’re looking for more laughs, you can find all the comedy performances here.

5) Go to a Magic Show

There are several great magicians who perform in Las Vegas throughout the year, including at least a few famous examples.



Here are some of the best magic shows to see in this city during the month of January:

Some Las Vegas tourist passes include admission to various magic shows in the city. If you’re planning to do a lot while you’re here, this could be a great way to save some money!

6) Save Money With a Tourist Pass

Anyone planning to enjoy as many activities as possible may want to think about getting a tourist pass to save money on some of the most popular attractions in Las Vegas.

Of course, even if you don’t want to see everything, you can always choose the build-your-own-pass which will allow you to save 20% off tickets when you choose 2 or more activities.



Another advantage of this type of pass is that it’s much easier to use when trying to save money on attractions that are already pretty affordable.

One of the alternatives is a flex pass, which allows you to pay one flat price for a set number of activities (3, 4, 5, or 7). 

The only problem with this service is that you’ll essentially be paying a certain amount per activity, so it will be important to choose attractions that are as expensive as possible in order to save the most money.

Finally, an all-inclusive pass includes admission to dozens of different tours, museums, live theatrical performances and more for a specific amount of time (2, 3, 4, or 5 days).

The more you use the pass, the more money you’ll save. Here are a few of the more popular attractions and activities included:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • Grand Canyon Day Trip
  • Las Vegas Helicopter Tour
  • Blue Man Group Ticket
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak
  • Cirque du Soleil Shows
  • Hoover Dam Tour
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • Las Vegas Live Comedy Club
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Mentalist
  • And more!

No matter which service you choose, you should be able to save at least 20% – 60% off general admission prices.

For more details, please read our post about Las Vegas tourist passes.

7) Take the Kids to Disney on Ice

Looking for a fun event your children will enjoy? The Thomas & Mack Center will be hosting Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party from January 9th – 12th.

This theatrical experience will tell a tale of Mickey and friends following Captain Hook’s treasure map to find Tinker Bell. 



Audiences can expect to see a wide variety of their favorite characters including Miguel from Coco, Moana, Elsa from Frozen, and other well-known faces.

Tickets range from $20-$98 per person.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

8) See the Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The holidays might be over, but you’ll still have one last opportunity to see the wonderful lighting displays at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!



This event will run until January 4th, so if you’re planning an early visit to the city, you may want to consider taking the family to this activity.

9) Go Ice Skating

Much like the Glittering Lights event, you will also have one last opportunity to enjoy some ice skating right in the heart of Las Vegas!



The Cosmopolitan will be transforming their Boulevard Pool into an ice rink for the holidays, and visitors will be able to skate around the pool until January 5th.

This event space will also feature falling snow, fire pits, and plenty of festive treats to enjoy.

10) Check Out the Las Vegas Arts District

On the first Friday of January, the Las Vegas Arts District will be hosting a block party to give the community an opportunity to celebrate creators in the area.



In addition to seeing the work of hundreds of artists, you’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy discounts at local restaurants and shops, as well as live entertainment outside on the streets!


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