Happy 2020! Las Vegas is starting the New Year strong with plenty of entertainment including comedians, DJs, musicians, new restaurants and much more. Plus, the city will celebrate the Chinese New Year at the end of the month with one festive party. Here’s what’s new in Vegas in January 2020:
Consumer Electronics Show
From Jan 7 – 10 the Consumer Electronics Show will take over the Strip with cool tech on display. The LINQ Hotel + Experience will have interactive digital screens at the entrance, a round of Mario Kart, and more.
The LINQ Hotel & Experience has two new exciting offerings this month. I Love Sugar will satisfy your sweet tooth with all things sweet. The flagship store also features a candy-infused martini bar and candy-inspired art ad sculpture. ICEBAR keeps things cool with a menu of craft cocktails and mocktails served in a permanently frozen bar.
Keith Urban - Don’t miss the chance to see Keith Urban: Live - Las Vegas this January 10-11. He will be joined by special guest Ingrid Andress. Then on Jan. 17-18 Tenille Townes.
George Strait - Fellow country superstar George Strait will take the stage at the T-Mobile Arena until Feb. 1.
Dionne Warwick- Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick returns to Las Vegas for a limited-time engagement at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Jan. 16 – 18 and 23 – 24.
Tool -Rock band Tool will headline at The T-Mobile Arena Jan. 17-18.
Styx - Legendary rock band Styx brings their hits to the Pearl Concert Theater on Jan. 19.
Ludacris performs at Drai’s Nightclub on Saturday, Jan. 18, followed up by Fabolous on Sunday, Jan. 19. Don’t miss Tiesto on Jan. 18 at OMNIA.
Wayne Newton- Wayne Newton returns to his Cleopatra’s Barge residency at Caesars Palace for his show Up Close and Personal. The production includes Newton’s greatest hits, as well as personal stories and audience interaction.
Drai’s Nightclub will welcome Ty Dolla $ign on Friday, Jan. 24, followed up by Yo Gotti on Saturday, Jan. 25. Meanwhile, OMNIA hosts Party Favor on Saturday, Jan. 25.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!- RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! kicks off its debut run at Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 30. Based on the Emmy Award-winning TV show, catch a rotating lineup featuring “showgirls” like Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Shea Couleé, and Yvie Oddly.
Van Morrison- Legendary singer and composer Van Morrison returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 5, 7 and 8.
Close out the month at Drai’s After Hours at their Draimanji party on Thursday Jan. 30, with music by Maria Romano. Or catch DJ Pauly D Friday, Jan. 31 at Drai’s Nightclub.
Rich Vos, co-host of the My Wife Hates Me podcast, headlines Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Jan. 9 – 12.
John Caparulo returns to Harrah’s Las Vegas from Jan. 8 – 12 and then again Jan. 29 – Feb. 2.
Up-and-comer Steve Treviño will take the stage at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Jan. 16 – 19.
Ray Romano & David Spade will headline at Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage Jan. 17-18.
Ron White takes over the Terry Fator Theater Jan. 24-25 with his cigars, scotch and blue-collar comedy.
Theo Von brings his Dark Arts Tour to the Mirage Jan. 31 -Feb. 1.
Bret Ernst, from the YouTube TV series Cobra Kai, headlines Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Jan. 23 – 26.
Dan Cummins will be at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Jan. 30 – Feb. 2.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world, and Las Vegas has plenty of ways to celebrate the Year of the Rat. From Jan. 25 through Feb. 8, experience lion dances gorgeous gardens, celebratory decorations, dancers and more. Here are just some of the Chinese New Year happenings in Vegas:
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Rat with a vibrant new display January 11 through March 7, 2020.
The Waterfall Atrium at The Venetian and the Palazzo will find symbols of the Year of the Rat. The main feature is an installation of a colossal golden rat sculpture. The 2,000-pound rat stands 16-feet tall and is surrounded by tangerine trees, chrysanthemums, orchids, succulents and bromeliads. The resorts will also feature a ceremonial lion and dragon dance with fireworks and an eye painting ceremony.
You can find more sculptures of the Year of the Rat at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. More than 7,000 begonias, mums and calandria flowers also adorn the Wynn and Encore atriums and throughout to wish all a healthy and prosperous New Year. Encore will offer a traditional lion and dragon dance ceremony with a 90-foot-long dragon and eight lions.
The LINQ is celebrating the Chinese New Year with four days of festivities. Enjoy nightly performances at the LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage that includes live Chinese cultural performances, dramatic and energetic lion and dragon dances every night at 6 p.m., and music show on the High Roller.
The Grand Canal Shoppes will celebrate its ninth annual Chinese New Year in the Desert with four days of celebrations starting January 23.
MGM Grand Las Vegas celebrates the Year of the Rat in its main lobby with a Lunar New Year display featuring the iconic Leo the Lion surrounded by eight panda bears and floral décor. Custom filigree arches with Year of the Rat medallions will hang between the lobby's columns. Six panda bears will greet guests on the banks of the front desk.