January Events in Las Vegas

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Things to do in Las Vegas in January

January in Las Vegas brings a slow down in the hustle and bustle of the busy months prior. While there is plenty to do in Las Vegas in January, it’s also a great time to slow down and regroup as a family. Look for sign ups for Spring sports in January and plan ahead for the busy spring to come.

Important Dates in January

Charter School Lotteries are open!

It’s National Soup Month! Check out this recipe for the best Almost Homemade Chicken Soup!

January 2 – Classes resume for CCSD

January 6 – Three Kings Day/Feast of the Epiphany

January 7 – Last Day for Glittering Lights

January 9 – Magnet School Application Deadline (3pm)

January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School. 

January 17 – Kid Inventors Day

January 20 – 28: NFL Green Week

January 21 – 27 – National School Choice Week

January 22 – Staff Development Day. No School for CCSD Students

Things to do in Las Vegas in January 2024

Things to do in Las Vegas in January

Home Depot Workshop 

Saturday, January 6, 9am-12pm

Your Local Home Depot store 

January Project: Delivery Truck

SIGN UP HERE

Home Depot Kid’s Workshops are always the 1st Saturday of the month from 9am – 12pm.

Lowe’s DIY Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 10 am – 1pm

Your local Lowe’s store 

January Project: My 1st DIY Toolbox

YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

The Mine Experience

Saturday, January 6

McCaw Mines, 57 Lynn Lane

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm  
No new entries after 130pm will be allowed.
 
Come and see the only simulated underground gold mine in the state.  Explore our surface exhibits and our beautiful Visitor’s Center.  Browse in our Train Caboose Gift Shop to bring home a remembrance from your visit.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a day at The Mine Experience.

STEAM Saturdays with the Neon Museum 

Saturday, January 13, 10 am – 12 pm 

The Neon Museum 

January Theme: Fun with Fonts

STEAM Saturdays is a Neon Museum program that offers fun make-and-take activities, hands-on learning, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking. This series is offered to families once a month from 10am-12pm.

Let’s investigate typography: the design of the letters and fonts that fill our lives and surround us daily. Learn about different font styles on display in the Neon Boneyard, try your hand at writing in cursive, design the letters in your name, and add your touch to our giant collaborative coloring page.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum 

Daily events at the museum including shark feedings, story times, art & crafts. 

See the calendar

Discovery Children’s Museum 

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 5pm
Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm 

Discovery Children’s Museum offers Daily Discoveries, special programming, and exhibits all month long.  

Springs Preserve

The playground is closed until further notice to replace the flooring.

Open Thursday – Monday, 9am – 4pm

Toddler Time
Monday, Thursday, Friday
11am – 12pm

Crack a Geode & Fossil Dig
Fossil Dig and Crack Geode activities are $5 for Springs Preserve members or $6 for non-members.

Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show
January 6-7, 13-15, 20-22, 27-28
Shows 11am and 1pm 
Included with admission

Clark County Wetlands Park 

Park Trails, Trailhead Parking, and Trailhead Restrooms
Open Daily Dawn to Dusk

Nature Center
Visit the Exhibit Gallery, Nature Store, Auditorium, Spotlight on Nature Gallery, and Lizard Lounge picnic room
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm

Enjoy events like the Wetlands Explorers, WP Watercolor for kids and Nature Tales Story & Craft


 

Wetlands Nature Art for Kids

January 7, 2024: Birds & Feathers

Kids will learn basic and unique techniques to explore watercolor while creating their own watercolor painting to take home.
Ages 4-17. All materials supplied. Fee: $5 per child.
Advance sign-up required.


 

Wetlands Kids Create

January 21, 10am – 1230pm

Get creative with plaster and clay. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Advance sign-up required.
Guardian participation is required.
 

 

Kids Create – with Plaster, Clay & Molds

Sunday, January 21, 10am – 1230pm
Clay Owl with Nest and Eggs

Get creative with plaster and clay!
All materials provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
   


Nature Tales

Wednesday January 10, 11am – 12pm
January Theme: Birds

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Friday, January 5 – National Bird Day Activity 

It’s National Bird Day! Join us in the outdoor exhibits of the Visitor Center of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for a fun interactive activity where you can learn about birds, and the challenges they face in our world today. 

This activity will be outside in January so dress accordingly for the weather. While visiting Red Rock Canyon NCA, if you plant to hike it is important to wear good shoes, bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. No live animals will be present. No registration necessary, all are welcome. Age Limit: none.

Wednesday, January 10, 10am – 11am – Willow Springs Scavenger Hunt 
(This is a weekly event)
Come to Willow Springs Picnic Area between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to try your luck at finding some of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s secret surprises! To play, just pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the BLM Ranger at Willow Springs Picnic Area and make sure you bring along your phone or camera for pictures.

Registration is not required, all are welcome. No live animals will be present. When visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, it is important to dress accordingly for the weather. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, bring a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water.

Saturday, January 20, 10am – 1130am – Nature Explorers

This new program at Red Rock Canyon is for children ages 7 – 10 years.

January will focus on Leave No Trace principles and meet at the Red Springs Picnic Area. 

Registration is required. REGISTER HERE. Meetup location will be given during registration. For questions call (702) 515-5367. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sunscreen. Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring plenty of water. Ages: 7 – 10. 

Sunday, January 21, 10am – 12pm – Paint by Number Prickly Pear

Stop the Picnic Tables outside the Visitor Center of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to fill in a paint by number Prickly Pear cactus, and enjoy the beauty of Red Rock. Experience the serenity of spending time outside and learn about the Prickly Pear cacti that are here at Red Rock Canyon NCA.

Registration is not required, all are welcome. This event will be outside so dress accordingly for the weather. When visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, it is recommended to wear sunscreen, bring a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water.

Saturday, January 27, 10am – 1130am – Frogs and Froglets

Frogs and Froglets is for children 4 – 6 years old. 

January’s topic will be “Native Rock Art”. There will be an activity and a short hike to see actual petroglyphs and pictographs on the Petroglyph Wall Trail.

Registration is required. REGISTER HERE. For questions call (702) 515-5367. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sunscreen. Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring plenty of water. Feel free to bring snacks and lunch for after the program. Age Limit: 4 – 6 year olds.

Monday, January 29, All Day –  National Puzzle Day Activity

It is National Puzzle Day! Come celebrate by making your very own Red Rock Canyon puzzle while you learn about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area from an Interpretive Naturalist. This program will last about 2 hours.

Registration is required, to register please call (702) 515 – 5367. Time of program will be given during registration. This program will be outside so it is important to dress accordingly for the weather. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, bring a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water. Age Limit: 8+.

Henderson Silver Knights

The Henderson Silver Knights are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights. The Silver Knights play their home games at The Dollar Loan Center, a state-of-the-art arena in Henderson, NV. Cheer on the Silver Knights at their home games in November. Purchase tickets by visiting hendersonsilverknights.com 

UNLV Hockey

The UNLV Hockey team practices at least three times per week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 3pm.

All home games at City National Arena, home of UNLV Hockey, and the Home of the Vegas Golden Knights. 

Game tickets are priced at $15 each

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights home game schedule for October 2023. All games are at T-Mobile Arena. Tickets start at $25. 

Vegas Golden Knights Kids Club

Kids Club gives a younger generation of fans a fun opportunity to celebrate being a Golden Knights fan! Membership cost is $50 and is good for one year.

Kids Club is made for kids ages 2-14 and includes a one-of-a-kind Kids Club kit with cool items to show off your Vegas Golden Knights pride!

Members will also have access to exclusive Kids Club events and ticket offers throughout the year.

Pizza Hut + Vegas Golden Knights

Save 31% on your orders with code VGKWINS.

The code is valid the day after a Vegas Golden Knights win. Valid in store or at PizzaHut.com

The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin

The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin opens November 10, 2023. 

Rock Rink presented by Live Nation! is back for 2023. The  8,000 square foot real-ice skating rink located near the Pavilion at The Lawn.

Skate under the stars set to the backdrop of festive holiday music and an impressive 40-foot glittering holiday tree overlooking the rink.  Skate rentals start at $16, and all ages are welcome.

Stay warm with signature holiday beverages and snacks sure to please.

Don’t forget to ride the festive holiday train that runs through January 16 circling the ice-skating rink and holiday tree. Rides are $5.00 per adult and child.

Due to rink capacity requirements, skate time is limited to 75-minutes. Time starts when you get your skates and your end-time will be marked on your wristband. Thank you for your cooperation.

Free Entrance to All National Parks 

Monday, January 15 – In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In Nevada this includes Death Valley National Park, Great Basin National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Tule Springs Fossil Beds is also included, but there is currently no admission fee for this park. 

Reservations for entry to the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop are still required for visits October through May between 8am and 5pm

Timed Entry reservations are available online:
Make your reservation here: Red Rock Reservations for Timed Entry

Other nearby parks include Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park. 

Park Pals – City of Henderson

Wednesdays on Water Street from 3pm – 5pm

Fridays at 10am – 12n

Jan 5- Green Valley Park
Jan 12-Esselmont Park
Jan 19-Morrell Park
Jan 26- Silver Springs Park

Saturday, January 27- River Mountain Park 

Las Vegas Events in January 2024

January 1 - January 7

First Day Hike

January 1, 2024 – 10am – 4pm 
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Join families across America for a First Day Hike. For many families it has become a holiday tradition to bring in the New Year hiking the trails of their favorite State Park.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park First Day Hikes

Monday January 1, 2024, 10am – 12pm

Monday January 1, 2024, 2pm – 4pm

Registration form will open on December 26, 2023 at 5am and will close when hike has reached its limit.
 
Hikes are limited to 35 people on each hike. You are not registered until you have filled out this form and received a confirmation email from Ranger Kate one or two days after form closes.
 
Registration form will close when hike has reached its limit. Hikes fill up fast, usually within hours of posting so be prepared to follow the link as soon as you know you are interested.
 
These Hikes are 1 1/2 miles on rocky, uneven ground and there are some steep steps at the beginning of the hike. The hike crosses a spring outflow and has an elevation gain of about 500 ft. There are no restrooms on the trail.

Weather in January can be cold or even rainy. Please dress in layers appropriate for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes that can and will get dirty.

Home Depot Workshop 

Saturday, January 6, 9am-12pm

Your Local Home Depot store 

January Project: Delivery Truck

SIGN UP HERE

The Mine Experience

Saturday, January 6

McCaw Mines, 57 Lynn Lane

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm  
No new entries after 130pm will be allowed.
 
Come and see the only simulated underground gold mine in the state.  Explore our surface exhibits and our beautiful Visitor’s Center.  Browse in our Train Caboose Gift Shop to bring home a remembrance from your visit.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a day at The Mine Experience.

Wetlands Nature Art for Kids

January 7, 2024: Birds & Feathers

Kids will learn basic and unique techniques to explore watercolor while creating their own watercolor painting to take home.
Ages 4-17. All materials supplied. Fee: $5 per child.
Advance sign-up required.

January 8 - January 14

Teen Night Out

Friday, January 12, 6pm – 9pm
Robert (Bob) E. Price Community Center

Enjoy a night of food, basketball, games, crafts, music and more at Bob Price Recreation Center’s Teen Night Out (ages 13-17) on January 12 from 6-9pm. The event is free. Participants must be registered. Register now by calling Bob Price at 702-455-7600. 

STEAM Saturdays with the Neon Museum 

Saturday, January 13, 10 am – 12 pm 

The Neon Museum 

January Theme: Fun with Fonts

STEAM Saturdays is a Neon Museum program that offers fun make-and-take activities, hands-on learning, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking. This series is offered to families once a month from 10am-12pm.

Let’s investigate typography: the design of the letters and fonts that fill our lives and surround us daily. Learn about different font styles on display in the Neon Boneyard, try your hand at writing in cursive, design the letters in your name, and add your touch to our giant collaborative coloring page.

A Magic Workshop

Saturday, January 13, 3pm – 430pm
Rainbow Library 

Note: This is a 3-part series that continues on January 20 and January 27 

Youth ten years old or older, with a sincere desire to learn about magic and how to perform it, are invited to attend this FREE 3-part workshop series.
Presented by Fantasma Ring 257 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Learn the basics of proper presentation and communication, the importance of bringing your own unique style to your magic, and of course magic effects!
 
Registration is required. Please call 702.507.3712 or visit the Rainbow Library Youth Services desk to sign up.

January 15 - January 21

School is Out 

Head to our calendar for a list of fun things to do today or check one of our many fun guides for ideas. You can also find family fun guides on our Instagram and Facebook pages. 

Free Entry to National Parks

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day National Parks and BLM lands have free admission. This means you can enjoy a free day at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (reservation required), Lake Mead National Conservation Area, Death Valley National Park, and many of the other national parks located near Las Vegas. 

4th grade parents!! Your student gets FREE admission to national park for your entire family all year long! FIND OUT HOW HERE!

Chicago 

Opens January 17, 2024
The Smith Center

Shows through Sunday, January 21

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.
Recommended for ages 13+

Flick n Float Dino Rawr

Friday, January 19, 530pm – 8pm
Hollywood Aquatic Center

Registration is Required. Register HERE.

Crafts: 530pm – 6pm
Movie: 6pm – 8pm

Crafts will also be available during the movie. 

Adults: $5
Youth: $3
Seniors: $3
Children 2 and younger: Free

Life jackets and inner tubes are provided. Children 8 years and younger require an adult in the pool with them. 

Lowe’s DIY Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 10 am – 1pm

Your local Lowe’s store 

January Project: My 1st DIY Toolbox

Ice Age Fossils State Park Opens!

Saturday, January 20
8660 N Decatur Boulevard, North Las Vegas

The park admission fee will be $3. 
Ice Age Fossils State Park includes a visitors center and multiple trails. 

Archaeology Day 

Saturday, January 20, 10am – 3pm
Lost City Museum 

Learn about archaeology and complete a passport to earn a prize. Visit each station to complete an activity and learn about that organization. Mock excavations will be held throughout the day.
 
Admission is $6 for adults, free for children.

Lowe’s DIY Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 10 am – 1pm

Your local Lowe’s store 

January Project: My 1st DIY Toolbox

YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

Free Entrance to All National Parks 

Monday, January 15 – In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In Nevada this includes Death Valley National Park, Great Basin National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Tule Springs Fossil Beds is also included, but there is currently no admission fee for this park. 

Reservations for entry to the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop are still required for visits October through May between 8am and 5pm

Timed Entry reservations are available online:
Make your reservation here: Red Rock Reservations for Timed Entry

Other nearby parks include Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park. 

National School Choice Week is January 21 – 27

January 22 - January 28

Just for Kids Nature Series: Raptor Restaurant

Wednesday, January 24, 10am – 12pm
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Enjoy nature-based workshop activities, plenty of hands-on educational displays, and games that offer a fun and positive learning environment. Visit the “raptor restaurant” and explore the menu to see if you can make the right food choice for each raptor. Learn how raptors hunt and what they eat. Create your own raptor menu and visit some of their habitats on the preserve.
preserve.
 
Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/47qBMER 

Silent Disco Paint Jam 

Saturday, January 27, 10am – 2pm
Desert Breeze Community Center

Jazz Arts Community Ensemble

Saturday, January 27, 2pm
Winchester Park & Cultural Center

Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

jewish nevada film festival

January 29 – January 31

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