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December Must Do Events in Las Vegas

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm. Posted by in Celebrities, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, Nightlife, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 2 Comments on December Must Do Events in Las Vegas.

Close out the year in Las Vegas with a month packed full of fun events like restaurant openings and anniversaries, new show openings and free cupcakes. We repeat: FREE CUPCAKES!


December 4-10

Jack Daniel’s Dinner

Just in time for the National Finals Rodeo, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at Harrah’s Las Vegas hosts a Spurs, Steak & Jack dinner featuring samplings of Jack Daniel’s flights, live entertainment and a chef selected specialty steak and whiskey pairing menu. Get your tickets now for this Dec. 10 dinner.

Masters of Illusion comes to Bally's Las Vegas. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Masters of Illusion comes to Bally’s Las Vegas. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Masters of Illusion

You’ve watched the acclaimed TV show on the CW. Now it’s time to see Masters of Illusion in person as the new show opens Dec. 6 at Bally’s Las Vegas. Starring some of the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this modern magic show will have you laughing and scratching your head, wondering just how the magicians pulled off such impressive feats right before your eyes. The new show takes place in the iconic Jubilee Theater, which will come alive again with this fresh take on magic.

Jeff Dunham's “Passively Aggressive” tour to at Caesars Palace December 6

Jeff Dunham returns to The Colosseum. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Jeff Dunham

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar Jeff Dunham has packed his bag with a motley crew of characters including Walter, Achmed, Bubba J, Peanut and José Jalapeno and is bringing his new “Passively Aggressive” tour to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Dec. 6. Get your tickets now to see the Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-Up Comedy Tour.”

NFR drink specials

Virgil’s Real Barbecue at The LINQ Promenade welcome rodeo fans with drink specials, meet and greats with bull riders and nightly live country music, in addition to their delicious barbecue offerings. Bull riders will do autograph signings Thursday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Throughout the rodeo, from Dec. 7 – 16, guests can enjoy $6 Crown Royal Shots as well as Crown Royal boot cocktails, 12 ounces for $12 and 46 ounces for $24. Beer fans can enjoy Coors specials including $7 cans and $15 boots of beer.

See Lionel Richie pop star at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood

Catch Lionel Richie at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Lionel Richie

Hello. Is it Lionel Richie you’re looking for? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch the pop superstar as he continues his Las Vegas residency, “Lionel Richie: All The Hits,” at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Dec. 6, 8 – 9, 13 and 15 – 16. Look forward to hits like “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy (Like Sunday Morning),” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”

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December 11-17

Halal Guys opens at Caesars Palace

The Halal Guys opens at Caesars Palace. Courtesy of The Halal Guys.

Halal Guys

The New York City street food favorite has grown into an empire that’s now bringing its famous chicken and gyro sandwiches and platters to Las Vegas. Celebrate the grand opening of the newest Halal Guys outpost Dec. 14 at the Forum Food Court in Caesars Palace. From noon to 5 p.m., enjoy complimentary food samples with family-friendly entertainment as you watch the “first slicing.” From 11 p.m. to close, late night guests can get their taste of The Halal Guys’ signature dishes with complimentary food samples throughout the night. Talk about a delicious stop before or after a trip to OMNIA Nightclub.

Mariah Carey's Christmas Concert at Caesars Palace

Mariah brings the Christmas cheer. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

All You Want For Christmas

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” brings the holiday season to the Las Vegas Strip. The best-selling female artist of all time has sold more than 220 million records worldwide, including her top selling song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” See her special holiday show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Dec. 14, 16 – 17, 20 and 22.

Gordon Ramsay anniversary dinner

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace celebrates five years at Caesars Palace. In honor of the occasion, the restaurant will offer a special five-course beer-pairing dinner in partnership with Stone Brewing on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The “Cheers for Five Years” menu features smoked beef tartare, search scallops, seared Scottish salmon, braised beef short rib and the chef’s signature sticky toffee pudding. Guests can learn behind-the-scenes secrets of specialty beers from Stone Brewing lead brewer, Jerry Moynier.

Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller

Journalist and television host Bill O’Reilly teams up with stand-up comedian and political commentator Dennis Miller to bring The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Friday, Dec. 15.

National Cupcake Day

Did you know Dec. 15 is National Cupcake Day? Well, you do now! Head to The LINQ Promenade to grab a tasty treat at Sprinkles Cupcakes to celebrate the tastiest of holidays. You might even win free cupcakes for a year. Sprinkles enthusiasts who are members of the Perks program can gain entries during visits between Dec.1 – 12. The winner scores a dozen cupcakes every month for a year. The first 50 guests on Dec. 15 will get a free off-the-menu cupcake featuring strawberry cake loaded with rainbow sprinkles topped with cream cheese frosting with a rim of rainbow nonpareils.

Get in the holiday spirit with some Sprinkles seasonal favorites. From Dec. 1 – 31, enjoy candy cane ice cream, chocolate peppermint cupcakes and gingerbread cupcakes.

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December 18-24

Paul Shaffer

Legendary bandleader, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer brings a special limited engagement to Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. He’ll take the stage with the Shaf-Shifters Dec. 21 – 23, 28 – 30, plus January 4 – 6. Shaffer’s show will bring pop, funk, and R&B classics and covers mixed with anecdotes and stories from over four decades of working with the biggest names in music, film and television. For 33 years Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick and he also spent time as a “Saturday Night Live” musician and performer.

Honolulu Cookie Company holiday treats

Honolulu Cookie Company’s holiday offerings. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Holiday cookies

Are you looking for a sweet treat to celebrate the holidays? Maybe you don’t want to leave Santa’s cookies to your own questionable baking skills. Honolulu Cookie Company has you covered with its holiday collection, available in-store at The LINQ Promenade location through Dec. 25.  Enjoy seasonal flavors like peppermint shortbread, ginger spice and pumpkin.

December 25-31

End the year with a bang seeing Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood

Britney Spears takes you through her hits at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood resort & Casino. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Britney’s final shows

It’s your last chance to see the pop princess’s “Britney: Piece of Me” residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Get your tickets now to close out the year with a bang as Britney Spears does it “Baby One More Time” during the final shows of her epic residency, Dec. 19, 28, and 30 – 31.

Send off 2017 with Celine Dion at Caesars Palace

Céline Dion redefines epic with her show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Photo by Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Céline Dion

Queen Céline returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to send off 2017 in style with two shows Dec. 30 – 31. Come hear famous chart toppers from the best-selling female artist in history like “My Heart Will Go On” and “Loved Me Back to Life.”

DJ Calvin Harris at OMNIA this NYE in Vegas- Things to do December

DJ Calvin Harris. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Nobody does NYE like Las Vegas. With big name DJs at nightclubs up and down the Strip plus huge headliners, you can ring in the new year in the most exciting way. Calvin Harris headlines OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace while Chris Brown holds it down at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell. See a full list of NYE parties all over Las Vegas here.

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December 1-3

Café Hollywood

There’s a brand new restaurant open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and it’s serving up a tasty menu 24/7. Cafe Hollywood’s hip atmosphere blends modern and retro designs that include lots of celeb photos and videos spanning the Planet Hollywood brand’s 25-year history. Some menu highlights include cinnamon roll French toast, poke nachos, pork belly ramen and grilled macaroni & cheese sandwiches.

The Back room

Bally’s Las Vegas welcomes a new venue as its entertainment options expand. Check out The Back Room behind Indigo Lounge for fun new shows like The Miss Behave Game Show, sexy topless revue X Rocks and the always hilarious Tom Green.

Cocktail Cabaret, Cleopatra's Barge, Caesars Palace

Party at the Barge with Cocktail Cabaret. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Cocktail Cabaret

Longing for that vintage Vegas lounge vibe? Well, look no further than Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace where you can start your night with a cocktail at Cocktail Cabaret, which blends vintage Vegas vibes with Broadway favorites. Read more about the brand new show here.

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN returns to The Colosseum December

Reba, Brooks & Dunn return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Dec. 1. Photo by Russ Harrington.

Country at the Colosseum

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Dec. 1, 2, 5, and 8 – 10. These superstar entertainers have teamed up to bring you the top hits from their careers which have spawned a combined 39 No. 1 singles.

Las Vegas things to do in December at the LINQ Promenade

Visit The LINQ Promenade to get in the holiday spirit. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The LINQ Promenade holiday event

Get in the holiday spirit with free entertainment, family fun and “snow,” at The LINQ Promenade. Enjoy holiday shows at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday evenings, starting Friday, Dec. 1. The shows will run every night Dec. 21 – 30, for even more chances to enjoy the holiday festivities.

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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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2 Responses

  1. There are always so many fantastic events in Las Vegas! Its an entertainment powerhouse, and a great source of inspiration for smaller city’s nightclubs to emulate. Thanks for sharing these!

  2. I go to visit Vegas 4 times per year and find myself checking your website often. Great work!