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January 2024 Las Vegas Updates: News, Rumors, Entertainment, and Sports

Quick Intro

Las Vegas, a city that’s almost always bustling with activities for visitors, sees a different pace in January. The start of the new year brings numerous conventions to the city, making it a busy period, but with fewer entertainment options than usual.

Among the major events, CES, the largest tech convention, will take place from Jan. 9-12, showcasing a plethora of tech innovations. While CES used to dominate as the most expensive week for hotel bookings, the Las Vegas Grand Prix and Super Bowl now vie for that title, though prices remain steep during CES.

Later in the month, from Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 23-26, the World of Concrete expo and SHOT Show will take over, further filling Las Vegas casinos and hotels with convention-goers. This influx means there are fewer entertainment choices for casual visitors, though Las Vegas never truly runs out of things to do.

January also marks preparations for Super Bowl LVIII, with a significant impact on the view of the Bellagio fountains. CBS will construct a stage for the entire month leading up to the Super Bowl on Feb. 11. Visitors planning to be in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl can expect a free ticket to Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Tabilgate Party, promising both food and entertainment.

January Las Vegas Music Residencies

January’s music residency calendar in Las Vegas is less packed than usual. The Venetian stands out with its full schedule of performances:

  • Luke Bryan at Resorts World Las Vegas: Jan. 3, 5, 6
  • Christina Aguilera at The Venetian: Jan. 5, 6
  • Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons at Westgate: Jan. 12, 13, 14
  • U2 at The Sphere: Jan. 15, 16, 26, 27, 31
  • Kylie Minogue at The Venetian: Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27
  • Adele at Caesars Palace: Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27
  • Styx at The Venetian: Jan. 26, 27, 31

Also, new residency announcements for 2024 have come in, including Jodeci at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, Wu-Tang Clan at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, and T-Pain at Resorts World.
The Punk Rock Bowling festival will occur downtown from May 24-27, featuring Madness, Devo, and the Descendents.

Las Vegas Sports Events in January

The Vegas Golden Knights dominate the sports scene in January, with several games scheduled throughout the month:

  • Thu. Jan. 4 vs. Florida
  • Sat. Jan. 6 vs. N.Y. Islanders
  • Thu. Jan. 11 vs. Boston
  • Sat. Jan. 13 vs. Calgary
  • Mon. Jan. 15 vs. Nashville
  • Thu. Jan. 18 vs. N.Y. Rangers
  • Sat. Jan. 20 vs. Pittsburgh

While there’s no UFC, a notable boxing match, the Golden Boy Boxing Series between Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Fredrick Lawson, will occur at Virgin on Jan. 6.

Latest News and Rumors in Las Vegas

Las Vegas welcomes two new casinos this month – Fontainebleau on the Strip and Durango Resort, about 15 minutes west of Mandalay Bay. There’s also talk of expanding the Durango Resort next year.

Paris Las Vegas has expanded, claiming a hotel tower from Horseshoe, with the new Versailles Tower rooms now available. The Venetian is also adding new amenities, including the Sala 118 bar in the hotel lobby.

MGM Resorts has updated its self-parking fees, and there are changes in the integration of The Cosmopolitan into MGM Rewards. The merger with Marriott, planned for last year, is now expected early in 2022.

M Resort is undergoing an expansion, set to double its room capacity by 2025. Circa Sportsbook is now operational at Silverton, located south of Mandalay Bay.

Poker enthusiasts should note that the 2024 World Series of Poker is scheduled from May 28 to July 17 in Las Vegas, with specific event dates to be announced.

“Las Vegas” TV show fans can now stream all five seasons on Peacock. Additionally, rumors suggest the Hunger Games attraction at MGM Grand might be closing soon.

Final Thoughts

January in Las Vegas presents a unique blend of large-scale conventions like CES and sporting events, alongside a lighter entertainment calendar. The city is buzzing with preparations for Super Bowl LVIII and showcases a variety of music residencies and sports events. Amidst these happenings, Las Vegas also welcomes new casinos and expansions, reflecting the city’s constant evolution and its appeal as a diverse entertainment hub.

Source: https://www.venetianlasvegas.com/restaurants/sala-118.html

 

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