With a nickname like Sin City, it’s understandable that you might feel some hesitation about bringing your whole family to Las Vegas for vacation. Will your kids be toddling through smoky casinos? Will you have to explain those “Girls Direct to You” ads to your grandparents? Is there anything to do besides drink gallons of frozen daiquiris? 

Surprisingly, Las Vegas can be a pretty family-friendly place. There was an entire era in the 1990s when the Strip went all-in on wholesome attractions such as Wet ‘n’ Wild on the Strip, pirate ships at Treasure Island and midway games at Circus Circus. And while that family-friendly marketing push wasn’t exactly a smashing success, it did introduce the concept of G-rated fun to Sin City. If you’re visiting Las Vegas this holiday season and are looking for a show that’s appropriate for the whole family, consider one of these: 

Human Nature
If you’re traveling to Las Vegas with family members who long for the classic, lounge singer era of the city, Human Nature is not to be missed this holiday season. This Australian quartet sings Motown and vintage takes on pop hits. Throughout the month of December, their show will feature Christmas songs as well.

Disappointed that you have to miss out on an Absinthe performance because you’re visiting Las Vegas with children? You can still experience the fun of a circus-style, acrobatic show by checking out Celestia. Held inside a tent at The Strat, Celestia showcases contortion, balancing acts and high-flying fun from America’s Got Talent performers.

Jeff Civillico
Comedy fans have many options when buying tickets for a laughter-filled live show in Las Vegas—unfortunately, few of those choices are family-friendly. Enter Jeff Civillico. This comedian’s highly-acclaimed show features mesmerizing hijinks, juggling stunts, balancing tricks, plus jokes for children and adults alike.

Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician
In a city filled with magicians, Hans Klok stands out as the world’s fastest. So what exactly does that mean? Grab a ticket for his family-friendly 70-minute long show at the Excalibur and get ready to be blown away by his lightning-fast illusions.

Often recognized as one of the top family-friendly shows in Las Vegas, Laughternoon also holds the distinction of being one of the cheapest tickets in town too. That will come as great news if you’ve already blown your budget on Christmas presents. This comedy magic show at the D in Downtown Las Vegas features kid-friendly jokes, magic tricks and a whole bunch of rubber ducks. Performances for this show are early, making it a great choice for families who don’t want to be out late.

Blue Man Group
Whether you’re visiting Las Vegas with small children, elderly relatives or in-laws, Blue Man Group is a crowd-pleasing show designed to elicit smiles and wonder from viewers of all ages. Featuring drums, humor, strange spectacles, and of course, those mysterious blue men themselves, a Blue Man Group performance is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.