January gets a boost in Las Vegas, thanks to a few high-profile trade shows

Average temperature low and high: 39° - 58°

Temperatures hover between the mid 30s and upper 50s. Compared to most of the country, winters are mild and ideal for vacationers looking to escape snow and save on hotelsshows and nightclub covers. A few major trade shows, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, draw tens of thousands and inspire parties and events up and down the Strip.

Though the city spends part of January cleaning up from New Year’s events and preparing for the spring tourism rush, Las Vegas still offers plenty of entertainment and excitement.

Those wanting to indulge in Sin City nightlife may find limited opportunities to catch big-name DJs, but this benefits groups on a budget. Covers are lower, lines are shorter and you and a little more room on the dance floor.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

The ever-expanding Consumer Technology Association’s 2019 trade show is expected to bring close to 200,000 people to Las Vegas between January 8 and 11. It’s one of the city’s largest conventions, both in the number of attendees and economic impact. The show is so large it occupies space in the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Wynn, and Encore, the Sands Expo Center at the Palazzo and Venetian, and CityCenter, which consists of the Aria, Park MGM, and Vdara.

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

The Adult Video News every January hosts its annual Adult Entertainment Expo, Adult Novelty Expo and awards ceremony. The convention is set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel between January 23–26. It draws more than 30,000 celebrities, industry workers and adult entertainment fans from around the globe.

Dubbed the Oscars of porn, the convention’s premiere event is the 2018 AVN Awards and takes place Saturday, January 27. Read more here.

Come for the awards, stay for the after-parties. While some are “invite only”, many strip clubs and nightclubs host special events the weekend of the ceremony. Check out our AVN Expo page for more information.

Best Things to do in January

  • Drink FREE in Las Vegas: Lucky for you, LavishVegas knows where to find free drinks and open bars at some of the hottest clubs and bars on the Strip. Events are added without much notice. Check our bar page before and during your visit. Login with your Facebook account to review the special offers.
  • Outdoor Activities: As with all cooler months in Vegas, January is great for getting outdoors and exploring the desert. ATVs and other off-road tours are a great way to experience Southern Nevada’s rugged wilderness. Contact us for the best deals and to find out what will work best to suit your interests and budget.
  • The Neon Museum: Located outside the trendy downtown area, the Neon Museum is a boneyard for a bygone era, featuring acres of electric nostalgia from old Vegas hotels and businesses. It is affordable, even for large families, and offers great opportunities for photography.
  • The Mob Museum: Located in the old Downtown courthouse, the Mob Museum offers a wide variety of exhibits dedicated to the history of mobsters and organized crime. Grab a drink in the downstairs speakeasy-style bar, which has its own built-in distillery.
  • Downtown Container Park: Families will want to check out this unique attraction. Located just east of the Fremont Experience, old cargo shipping containers have been turned into a great place for affordable food, boutique shopping, live entertainment and a play area for kids with a tree house.
  • Walk The Las Vegas Strip: Grab a light jacket or sweatshirt and use our mobile-friendly Strip map to explore Las Vegas Boulevard from the Stratosphere to Mandalay Bay. If walking the whole 4.2-mile strip sounds daunting, you might want to take free trams that run between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur, Park MGM and Bellagio, and the Mirage and Treasure Island.

Events & Concerts in January

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Escape to Margaritaville

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Las Vegas Philharmonic: Donato Cabrera - Dvorak, Brahms & Smetana

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Styx brings a double-shot of classic rock to the Pearl Theater at the Palms on January 20. The evening will be split into two sets. The band will play their latest album The Mission in its entirety followed by a full set of classic hits.

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Van Morrison

Irish singer Van Morrison returns to Las Vegas with a pair of shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, January 25-26.

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Celine Dion MAP

Celine Dion

Pop diva Celine Dion continues her longtime run at Caesars Palace in January. See below for exact show dates and times.

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Tiffany Hadish MAP

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish returns to Las Vegas January 25-26 for “Aces of Comedy” at the Mirage. This time around, the comedian is offering VIP packages that include a reception, meet-and-greet, and photo to benefit her charity dedicated to foster children.

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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson will take the stage at the Smith Center on January 26. The country legend will be backed by the Strangers, the former touring band for Merle Haggard.

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Vegas Golden Knights

Winter is hockey season, even in the desert. Check out the Vegas Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena throughout January.

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January Vegas Headliners & Concerts

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  • 01/18/2020 Las Vegas Philharmonic: Donato Cabrera - Dvorak, Brahms & Smetana The Smith Center Buy Tickets

Upcoming Nightclub Events

Wed, Jan 01 at 1 OAK 1 OAK Wednesday - New Year’s Eve Weekend
Thu, Jan 02 at Chateau Chateau Thursdays
Thu, Jan 02 at OMNIA OMNIA Thursday
Thu, Jan 02 at Hakkasan Hakkasan Thursday
Fri, Jan 03 at 1 OAK 1 OAK Friday
Fri, Jan 03 at JEWEL Friday
Fri, Jan 03 at Hakkasan Hakkasan Friday
Fri, Jan 03 at OMNIA OMNIA Friday

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