January in Vegas is a great time of year. You’ve missed the influx of people who visit Las Vegas for Christmas and New Year’s, so it’s a bit quieter. But, Vegas is a 24-hour city and it certainly doesn’t shut down because it’s winter. In-the-know visitors from around the world escape the harsh winter to indulge in the warmer weather of Vegas during winter.

To help you plan your January Vegas vacation we’ve put together our list of things to do in Vegas in January. From Las Vegas shows to spas and sightseeing, here are our favorites things:


See a Las Vegas Show

One of the advantages of winter, is Vegas shows tend to be a little less crowded. While we always recommend buying show tickets in advance, seats are easier to come by this time of year.

The newest shows to hit the Strip is Lady Gaga’s Enigma. Her residency opened Dec. 28 at Park Theater at Park MGM. It’s an amazing show full of vocals and choreography that will blow you away. If you want to see the newest Vegas show, this one is for you.

If you’re visiting as part of a bachelorette party, mother-daughter weekend, girl’s trip or fun 30th birthday party, Magic Mike Live: Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel is the show for you. Fun, entertaining and filled with eye-candy, it’s a must to include on the weekend itinerary.


Go to a Knights Game

T-Mobile is home to the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, Vegas’s first major league professional sports team. Immerse yourself in local Vegas pride at one of these hockey games played at T-Mobile Arena. The pregame show alone is worth the experience. Check out their schedule and get your tickets in advance.


Sightseeing & Outdoor Activities

Winter is a great time to enjoy a hike at Red Rock Canyon or visit the Hoover Dam. If you’re more inclined for some snowy scenery, head up to Mt. Charleston for some skiing or rent a car for a quick day trip to Lee Canyon which offers snowshoe trails, tubing hills and more.


Relax at a World-Class Spa

While the pools aren’t open yet, you can still relax and warm up inside the many spas in Vegas. And let’s face it – who doesn’t want to start the New Year feeling pampered and refreshed?

Book yourself the Rock Star Massage at Reliquary Spa at the Hard Rock and enjoy a classic Swedish massage that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

A word of caution…


Beware, the International Consumer Electronics Show

Held annually, usually the second week of January, this trade show welcomes people who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. What this means for you is you can expect large crowds around the convention center and host hotels. The show usually draws more than 180,000 attendees.


It’s a good idea to check the convention calendar for your travel dates to see what conventions are in town and what hotels are hosting them. Avoiding those times usually works in your favor.


If you’re still making plans and looking for Las Vegas packages, specials and more, check out Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s offers. You’ll find discounts on a variety of hotel deals, property amenities and entertainment packages.