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Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in December

The temperatures are dropping but our entertainment is HOT! Watch a Vegas Golden Knights game at T-Mobile® Arena, enjoy a VIP package for a Cirque Soleil show, and then party all night long at one of our amazing nightclubs. MGM Resorts is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Discover all there is to offer and then make plans for a celebration you’ll never forget!

  • Entertainment

    On December 1, legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli makes a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Be the first to experience Lady Gaga’s residency beginning on December 28. See the biggest names in comedy this month at The Mirage at Aces of Comedy featuring Gabriel Iglesias, Ron White, David Spade & Ray Romano, and Jay Leno. Boyz II Men will perform at their residency at The Mirage on December 28 and 29. Experience The Beatles LOVE VIP Experience and enjoy a private backstage tour of the set, artist meet and greet and receive a commemorative photograph all while enjoying a specialty drink and VIP seating to the evening’s performance.

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  • National Finals Rodeo

    National Finals Rodeo is happening again in Las Vegas from December 6-15 and MGM Resorts destinations are the best place to enjoy all the cowboy action. Enjoy free live entertainment at the Gold Buckle Zone at MGM Grand, listen to Nashville Unplugged at Cowboyville at Mandalay Bay or join NFR at The Mirage for drink specials and nightly giveaways. Swing by the David Copperfield Theater at the MGM Grand to catch all the NFR action live and enter to win rodeo tickets and great prizes from Wrangler and MGM. As part of his Here Comes The Truth tour, comedian, singer,and actor Rodney Carrington returns to the David Copperfield Theater with shows nightly on December 6 through 15. The King of Country, George Strait returns to T-Mobile Arena on December 7-8. Country musician Kane Brown will perform at Park Theater at Park MGM on December 15.

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  • Sports

    Come see your favorite hockey team take on the defending Western Conference champions, the Vegas Golden Knights, this season. This month they play Washington, Chicago, and Dallas, just to name a few. WWE Smackdown Live is coming to T-Mobile on December 11. A rivalry will be renewed when UNLV faces BYU in the Neon Hoops Showcase on December 15. Rivals Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson meet again in the UFC 232 main event on December 29.

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  • Dining

    The largest Italian marketplace with restaurants in the world, will debut in Las Vegas on December 27. Comprised of more than a dozen authentic Italian eateries and hundreds of high-quality products, Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM offers visitors the opportunity to eat, shop, and learn their way through one of the greatest cuisines in the world under a single roof. Park MGM will also debut other amazing dining choices this month. We recommend California Culinary legend-Roy Choi’s Best Friend, opening December 19, that will feature Korean BBQ cuisine, seafood dishes, noodles, and its own take of a liquor store with creative cocktails and customized slushies. Also, look out for La La Noodle opening on December 21 which will serve authentic Chinese, Vietnamize, and Thai cuisine

  • Holiday Season

    Beginning December 1, Santa Claus stops by the Shark Reef Aquarium during the annual Santa in the Shipwreck. With each paid admission, guests 12 and under receive a treat and complimentary photo with Santa. Twinkling lights, aromas from food vendors and the rich smell of hot cocoa will fill the air as The Holiday Experience at The Park returns in December from 5pm-10pm daily. Come see the enchanted winter forest at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens featuring thousands of flowers and 42-foot White Fir tree. The Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino gives guests a chance to eat, drink and be merry while being part of a spectacular production that mixes classic medieval jousts with holiday-inspired music. Celebrate and sing along to classic tunes with Terry Fator and his beloved cast of characters at A Very Terry Christmas playing at The Mirage.

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  • New Year's Eve

    Enjoy an amazing night of fireworks dancing across the sky, celebrity DJs and electrifying music and events that will make this New Year’s Eve the best yet! Before counting down the new year, enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner with loved ones at one of our award-winning restaurants. Purchase your tickets to the best party on The Strip or book a seat to see Bruno Mars or Maroon 5 on New Year’s Eve. Take a look at our suggestions on how to make your New Year’s Eve a great night!

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