In a city that is constantly reinventing itself
Las Vegas January shows & events get boost from conventions
Temperatures hover between the mid 30s and upper 50s. Compared to most of the continent, winters are mild and ideal for vacationers looking to escape snow and save on hotels, shows, and nightclub covers. The city’s major January events include the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, both of which draw tens of thousands of attendees.
Though the city spends part of January cleaning up from New Year’s events and preparing for the on-season rush (which starts in March), Las Vegas still offers plenty of entertainment options.
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 your friends will have more room to dance.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
The ever-expanding Consumer Technology Association’s 2018 trade show could bring close to 200,000 people to Las Vegas. This makes it one of the city’s largest conventions, both in 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/Venetian, and City Center (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 24–27. 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 Friday before and Saturday after 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 all the special events are that include free drinks and open bars. These free offers are 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. Its affordable, even for large families, and offers great opportunities for photography.
- The Mob Museum: Also downtown, located in the old Clark County courthouse. The museum offers wax effigies and artifacts of famous mobsters and videos and reconstructions of mob-related events. While teens will enjoy the exhibits, little ones may find the exhibit rather violent.
- Downtown Container Park: Families will want to check out this unique attraction. Located just east of the Fremont Experience, what was once a recycled mess has been turned into a great place for affordable food, boutique shopping, live entertainment, and a play area and tree house for kids.
- 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, Monte Carlo and Bellagio, and Mirage and Treasure Island.
Shows, Events, & Concerts in January
Las Vegas’ biggest January headliner is without a doubt Katy Perry. The teen gospel singer turned American pop sensation is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. See her live at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, January 20.
Pop diva Celine Dion fills January weekends at Caesars Palace. See below for exact show dates and times.
Classic rock fans coming to Vegas won’t want to miss Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. He continues his residency at the Encore that he began in 2017.
Starting January 24, Carlos Santana continues his residency at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues.
Winter is hockey season, even in the desert. Check out NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, at T-Mobile Arena throughout January. For college hockey fans, the arena also hosts the two-day Ice Vegas tournament on January 5 and 6.