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.

Things to do in January

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 usually are lower, and lines shorter plus there is a little more room on the dance floor.

See a concert in Las Vegas

See a Concert in Las Vegas

David Lee Roth debuts a new residency at the house of Blues inside Mandalay Bay. The Van Halen singer “Rocks Vegas” with shows January 8, 10-11. Roth had a previous Vegas residency in the ’90s that was heavy on kitsch and camp. Expect this new go-around to be more of a traditional rock show with a twin-guitar attack. Roth returns in March with six more shows.

Keith Urban is settling in for a long run on the Strip. The country star’s “Live – Las Vegas” residency gets underway at the Colosseum inside Caesars Palace with shows January 10-11, 17-18. So far, additional dates are booked in April, July, August, and November. The Colosseum recently renovated with a general admission standing area near the front of the stage.

An “urgent” dose of classic rock is coming to the Strip. Foreigner kicks off a run of 10 dates at the Venetian Theatre January 24-25, 29, 31, with five more dates in April. The band may have lost most of its original members, but remains a tight live act.

More Las Vegas headliners will be performing throughout the month.

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Attend a Trade Show in Las Vegas

The ever-expanding Consumer Technology Association’s International CES 2020 trade show is expected to bring close to 200,000 people to Las Vegas between January 7 and 10. 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.

Ready for the AVN Expo & Awards? Every January, Adult Video News 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 22–25. 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 premier event is the 2020 AVN Awards Saturday, January 25. 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.


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See a Comedian in Las Vegas

There will be no shortage of laughs to heat up the winter months in Las Vegas. Tiffany Haddish plays the Park Theater on January 18. David Spade & Ray Romano team up for the Aces of Comedy series at the Mirage January 17-18. The same venue also hosts Ron White January 24-25. Meanwhile, Chris Tucker makes a special appearance at the Encore Theater on January 19. At The LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club features Rich Vos January 9-12 and Steve Trevino January 16-19. Check out more comedy shows in Las Vegas.

Catch the Excitement of Live Sports in Las Vegas

January generally marks the mid-season point for the NHL, making it a great time to see how the Vegas Golden Knights are shaping up in the run for the Stanley Cup. Stay up to date with our full schedule of games. Another hometown team, the UNLV Rebels men’s basketball team, plays five games at the Thomas & Mack Center this month.

It’s a great month to be a fight fan in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor is promising to return at UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena on January 18. Rumor is Donald Cerrone will be the opponent, although last we checked, nothing official has been finalized. Fight competition will also take place at Tuff-N-UffJanuary 10 at the Mardi Gras Ballroom at the Orleans and Lion Fight 61, under Muay Thai rules, January 11 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Recommended January Attractions

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 nightclub 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.

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January Vegas Headliners & Concerts

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Foreigner

Foreigner brings a heavy dose of classic rock to the Venetian Theater, kicking off a residency January 24, 25, 29, 31. Despite dramatic lineup changes, the band remains a popular live act. Expect “Hot Blooded,” “Jukebox Hero” and other hits.

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Van Morrison

Irish singer Van Morrison returns to Las Vegas with shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, January 31 and February 1,5,7,8.

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Paula Abdul

Dance and pop icon Paula Abdul winds down her residency at the Flamingo Showroom. See below for exact show dates and times.

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Tyler Henry

Do you believe we can connect with the dead? Tyler Henry appears to communicate with the departed with abilities that aren’t fully understood. The star of “Hollywood Medium” comes to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms for a one-night-only event to discuss his career and conduct a few live readings with the audience.

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Escape to Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffet fans will eat up Escape to Margaritaville, a musical featuring the singer’s best known songs. Enjoy yourself at the Smith Center while singing along to “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and other favorites.

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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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