There is something special about Vegas in January. The month begins with the New Years’ celebrations, and the action continues from there. Whether it’s trade shows, conventions, musicals, or entertainment shows, the line-up gets better each year. 2021 is a new beginning as we are still challenged with social distancing, but the horizon looks bright! We look forward to rejoining the world with conventions, trade shows and entertainment as we journey from a challenging year with COVID-19.
Weather in Vegas in January
In Las Vegas, it’s winter in January. The mornings and nights are chilly, with temperatures hovering between the mid-30s and upper 50s. It’s relatively pleasant, and a fleece jacket should be good enough to keep you comfortable. Though it doesn’t snow, make sure to pack some warm clothes when you visit as nights on the Strip can be chilly.
The beautiful sunny days and mild temperatures make it an ideal time for vacationers to visit us, especially if you’re looking to escape the snow. A bonus of visiting Vegas in January is that you can save some big money on hotels and shows. Vegas during this time is perfect for those looking to enjoy a quiet and affordable holiday.
Fun Family-Friendly Things to Do:
Watch a Magic Show
Many well-known magicians perform throughout the year in Vegas. Some of the names slated to perform this January are David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Murray the Magician, and Piff the Magic Dragon. Since breaking out on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff the Magic Dragon has earned his rightful place as one of the greatest magic performing dragons currently working in Las Vegas today. With a dog.
Attend a Comedy Show
Las Vegas offers some of the best comedy shows around. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, puppeteers, or even kid-friendly comedy, there’s something for everyone. Visit Vegas.com for updates on who is playing where and for what audience.
Attend the CES
If you are a tech lover, January brings the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Do note that the 2021 CES is virtual this year. It is the world’s largest gathering place to learn about car tech, gadgets, toys, and much more. If you thrive on business technology, then attending this annual gathering must be on your list. Find information here for this year’s show and we look forward to bringing the CES back in full force live next year. CES.tech
Party at a Lounge
In the wake of coronavirus, several popular nightclubs have evolved into lounges. They are adapting and modifying themselves to keep a check on the crowds. We are waiting with bated breath for reopening dates. Currently, dance floors are taboo, and table or cabana reservations are required. For a current and regularly updated list of opening dates, visit the VegasPrimer.com.
Head Out on an Excursion
We’ve got excellent options other than the party scene for you to consider. You can choose to head out on one of many excursions that Las Vegas has to offer.
Rent and drive an exotic car through Red Rock Canyon or ride an ATV or buggy through the Mojave Desert. There is a helicopter tour over the Strip or the Grand Canyon as well. Are you looking for something more exciting? Then a boat ride on the Colorado River or Lake Mead may be right up your alley. No matter what kind of adventure or thrill you seek, Vegas will not disappoint you.
Visit a Museum
If you think Vegas is only lights and casinos, then you’re in for a surprise. Vegas is home to a variety of museums that offer a different perspective on the city. You can visit some incredible museums that provide an entertaining peek into Vegas’ history and new-age advances. Some of the popular options are the Natural History Museum, the Metropolitan Gallery and Art Museum, Madame Tussauds, the Hollywood Cars Museum, and The Neon Museum. Here’s a great curated list from TripAdvisor.com.
Guidelines When Visiting Vegas (For Now!)
The Governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, has made face coverings in all public areas mandatory. Vegas is actively working to keep its guests and workers safe.
According to the latest CDC and government recommendations, new policies and procedures are being implemented with health and safety in mind. Prevention remains a top priority following these necessary steps:
- Wear a face covering.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based gel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Think ahead about taking care of yourself and your loved ones if the virus starts spreading in the community.
(Nevada Health Response)
Vegas is slowly on the path of reopening, and everything will reopen as COVID-19 becomes controlled. Tourists and visitors can expect some changes in their experience as safety measures and protocols remain in place. Most importantly, Las Vegas still welcomes you and looks forward to giving you a 5-Star entertainment, food and travel experience.
Nevada Health Response. “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Guidelines.” Nevada Health Response, 29 June 2020, https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/prevention/