December is the perfect time to experience all of Las Vegas’ many entertainment forms. In fact, there is even a little more to experience this month as the city celebrates the holidays as well as its usual fun. Get ready for comedians, concerts, holiday entertainment and the biggest party the city puts on all year. Here’s what’s happening in December in Las Vegas:
Rock out this December with rock band Modest Mouse. The Grammy Award nominated band will perform at Brooklyn Bowl on December 11.
Comedian Bill Bellamy will bring the laughs to Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade Dec. 12-15. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 8 and 10 p.m. Friday - Sunday.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite 80’s & ’90’s pop star when Paula Abdul returns to the Flamingo Las Vegas with Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl on Dec. 17 and 19-21. Abdul shares personal stories from her life including her start as a performer and choreographer, to her rise in stardom. Along the way audiences will experience 10 costume changes, spectacular visuals, her famous choreography, showbiz anecdotes and her biggest hits including “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and “Forever Your Girl.” Show time is 8 p.m.
Speaking of pop stars, Christina Aguilera will return to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Dec. 27, 28, 30 and 31 with her hit show, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience. The production takes audiences on a journey through her musical career, showcasing some of her biggest hits including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirty,” “Lady Marmalade” and “Ain’t No Other Man.” All shows begin at 9 p.m. with the exception of the New Year’s Eve show, which will begin at 10 p.m.
The LINQ Promenade will transform into a winter wonderland during its annual Holiday Magic. The magic includes festive decor and a holiday show featuring seasonal songs mixed with hip-hop favorites. It’s all accompanied by LED-costumed dancers, stunt acrobatics, street “elves” and even snowfall. The LINQ Promenade’s live stage show takes place Thursdays through Sundays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the top of the hour.
In addition to the show is a new interactive tree light display. Guests are invited to create their own personalized light show straight from their phones’ playlists. The technology includes 16 strands of lights on a 12-foot-tall tree, which will twinkle in syncopation with music selections from guests’ smartphones.
High Roller & Fly LINQ Zipline
Enjoy double the thrills this holiday season with the High Roller and Fly LINQ Zipline. For a limited time, guests can purchase the combo for $50.
New Year’s Eve Parties:
Beer Park And Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop
Countdown to 2020 on the rooftops of Beer Park and Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas. The party will feature an open bar and incredible views of the Strip-side fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
The party will include full access to both rooftops. Plus, Beer Park will offer VIP packages, starting at $400, and Chateau will offer VIP packages, starting at $750.
Beer Park’s general admission, including a champagne toast, is priced starting at $125 plus tax and fees.
Kick off your New Year’s Eve party early with Drai’s Nightclub’s 5-day celebration. From Dec. 27- 31, The Cromwell nightclub will feature a star-studded lineup of artists to help ring in the New Year. DJ Franzen, a resident at Drai’s will get the party started on Dec. 27. Trey Songz will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28. Meek Mill will entertain on Dec. 29. Gucci Mane will hit the stage on Dec. 30 and Future will be the grand finale on New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
American reggae and dub band Stick Figure, will ring in 2020 at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with a New Year’s Eve performance on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. The band is made up of Kevin Bong on keyboards, Kevin Offitzer on drums, bassist Tommy Suliman and Johnny Cosmic on guitar, keyboards and backing vocals. You might even get to see Cocoa, an Australian Shepherd, who often joins the band onstage.
Tickets start at $50.50 plus taxes and fees.
You can start the New Year with one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Journey has added four shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Dec. 27, 28, 30 and 31. The band will perform such hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Separate Ways,” “Open Arms,” “Wheel in the Sky” and “Faithfully.” All shows begin at 8 p.m.