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Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 8:48 am. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on January Must Do Events In Las Vegas.

Now that the holidays are behind us, the only thing left behind is the freezing cold temperatures.

Ha! Who are we kidding? We’re in Vegas. Cold to us is “light jacket weather” to most people around the country. In any case, the festivities are done with and you’re ready to conquer 2018. What better way to start with a trip to Vegas? Here you won’t have to worry about slipping on ice, spending 15 minutes layering your entire winter wardrobe and dreading that first step outside. Starting your new year in Vegas sounds like a fab idea to us. Plus, plenty of vacationers visit during Martin Luther King weekend (Jan. 13 – 15 this year) since many get an extra day off.

Here’s the latest and greatest in shows and January must do events in Vegas.

January Must Do Events in Vegas

January 29 – 31

Best-selling boy band is back. Backstreet Boys performs at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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Backstreet Boys

All you people, can’t you see – can’t you see: Backstreet Boys are here the end of Jan-u-ary! The best-selling boy band is back at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, starting Jan. 31. Show starts at 9 p.m. Backstreet Boys will also be here on several days through the month of February. Hear all your favorite pop songs like “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “Quit Playing Games With My Heart,” “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” “Love Is All I Have To Give” and “I Want It That Way,” to name a few.

Van Morrison

See the “Brown Eyed Girl” hit maker Van Morrison on Wednesday, Jan. 31, as well as Feb. 2 and 3 at Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum. Before working as a traveling musician, he grew up listening to blues, country and gospel music. To date, he’s released more than 30 albums. His popular hits include “Days Like This,” “Moondance” and Have I Told You Lately.” See his show at 8 p.m., all three nights.

January 1 – 7

Circus 1903

You must go see Circus 1903 before it leaves Paris Las Vegas

See the beloved elephant puppets Queenie and her baby Peanut one last time at “Circus 1903.” Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

We’re super sad the most adorable life-size puppets, Queenie and her baby elephant Peanut of “Circus 1903,” are saying farewell to Vegas. We’re also going to miss all the depth-defying acrobatic stunts, as well as the charismatic circus host. Come see Circus 1903 at Paris Las Vegas for its last week. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 2 the show is open all week through its final curtain call on Sunday, Jan. 7. Show times are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (We’ll miss you, Queenie and Peanut!)

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Dance ’til the sun comes up? I don’t care! I love it! You’ll be singing this at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace when sister duo Nervo takes the stage on Friday. Jan. 5.


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New Year’s Eve may be long gone, but in Vegas we party like there’s a reason to celebrate. We know the perfect “remedy” — see EDM superstar Zedd shake the house at OMNIA Nightclub on Saturday, Jan. 6. He returns to OMNIA later this month on Jan. 26 and also in February.

January 8 – 14

Masters of Illusion

January must do event in Vegas - Bally's Las Vegas Masters of Illusion

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Based off the hit CW series, “Masters Of Illusion” brings its thrilling live magic show to Bally’s Las Vegas. “Masters Of Illusion” is America’s largest touring magic show and includes modern illusions that’ll make you scratch your head and think, how’d they do that? Show times 7 p.m. nightly (with no shows on Tuesday).

Steve Aoki

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The world-famous dance DJ Steve Aoki heads to OMNIA Nightclub on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Make sure you take a power nap before you go – his energy is wild.

the international consumer electronics show (ces) 

Bowling at the Brooklyn Bowl- January must do events in Vegas for CES Las Vegas 2018

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is more than a hip concert venue: The bowling alley / lounge is really sweet, too. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

Calling all techies: The International Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) is back in Vegas from Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 12. Get ready to see the leading tech companies (as well as newer ones) unveil the latest and craziest inventions and concepts. What will it be this year? We’re still waiting for flying cars to hit the mainstream market. Also talking robots named Rosie. Wait… we’re just talking about “The Jetsons” now.

Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you can find tons of event spaces at The LINQ Promenade. Here, you can buy out an entire High Roller cabin, host a bowling party at Brooklyn Bowl or enjoy plenty of restaurants that accompany large parties.

While you’re at The LINQ Promenade, there will be a giant gumball machine near the fountain stage. The gumball machine will dispense Google goodies from noon to 10 p.m. (Jan. 8-12). CES attendees can also purchase a $20 anytime ticket from Jan. 6-12.

Few things to keep in mind: Plan your itinerary in advance so you’re not rushing from one thing to another, make sure you get a lot of rest, dress comfy and pack light – you don’t want to lug all your belongings around all day! And keep in mind you’ll be in good company — this convention expects to draw in 175,000 attendees.

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January 15 – 21


Pitbull performs March 12, 2016 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Photo by Denise Truscello.

You know you want him: Pitbull returns with his resident show, “Time Of Our Lives” at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Get ready to dance all night to your favorite songs like “Time Of Your Lives,” “I Know You Want Me” and much more. Pitball’s back Wednesday, Jan. 17, with other January performances on the 20th, 24th and 27th. He’ll also be back on select dates during April and May. Show begins at 9 p.m. Dale!

CÉline Dion

Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" turns 21 this year - January must do events in Vegas

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Near… far.. wherever you are… we believe your heart won’t go on if you don’t see Céline Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. We’re floored that “My Heart Will Go On” turns 21 this year and we still sing along to it like it’s brand new. You’ll hear your other Céline favorites like “Because You Loved Me,” “Power Of Love,” “It’s All Coming Back To Me” and many more hits. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

January 22 – 28


The Fuel Girls at Paris Las Vegas' latest show "Inferno."

The Fuel Girls at Paris Las Vegas’ latest show “Inferno.” Photo courtesy of Inferno.

It’s about to get lit at this show: “INFERNO” lights up the stage at Paris Las Vegas, starting Wednesday Jan. 24. On top of a fiery spectacular, “INFERNO” includes death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping illusions and so much more. Showtimes are Wednesday through Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Hell’s Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen opens this January. This is Gordon's fifth restaurant on the Vegas strip

You’re going to enjoy the hell out of this restaurant, Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Speaking of “Inferno,” Gordon Ramsay’s famous restaurant, Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace opens in Vegas this January, with the first reservations set for Tuesday, Jan. 16. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ve got to come experience this. Several of the most successful signature menu items and recipes featured on the television show can be experienced at the finest quality during lunch and dinner including; pan-seared scallops, lobster butternut squash risotto, truffle carbonara and crispy skin salmon. You’ll be saying, “Yes, chef!” in no time.

This will be the celebrity chef’s fifth restaurant in Vegas, joining Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade.

Renegades at Cleopatra’s Barge

Get up close and personal and hang out with a few sports stars at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace

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Sports fans can take a trip down memory lanes and learn about legendary athletes. This interactive show at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace allows you to get up-close and personal with sports stars like Jim McMahon, Terrell Owens and Jimmy King. You get to play a sports reporter and ask them the questions you’ve always wanted. These legends will share their stories from their playing days to news exposure and so much more. Tickets start at $75.

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