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Best Things to Do in Las Vegas in December 2021 + What to Pack + More

Visiting Las Vegas in December? These are the best things to do in Las Vegas this December.

To help you plan your time here, we’ve put together a monthly guide of all the happenings in December and organized them by date and category.

These are all December-only or events limited to a few months, but if you want things to do available year-round, check out our ultimate Vegas bucket list, bucket list experiences, top Las Vegas shows, and indoor activities.

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Last Updated: November 28, 2021

Weather in las vegas december

  • Average Temp in Las Vegas in December: high of 60° F, low of 27° F
  • Rainfall: 0.5 inches
  • Humidity: 46%

We love Las Vegas in December. Not only is the weather nice and cool (and even cold at times), which is perfect for outdoor adventures, but the holiday events make the city extra magical. We’ll cover some of the holiday events in this post, but be sure to check out our more detailed post here.

Early December is relatively quiet, but as you get closer to the holidays, it does get busier so hotel rates aren’t any lower.

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Holiday Things to Do in Las Vegas in December

December 4: Parade of Lights on Lake Mead, Lake Mead
December 4: Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Fremont Street Experience
December 11-26: Nevada Ballet Theater The Nutcracker, The Smith Center
December 31: Hard Rock Cafe – New Year’s Eve Party
December 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks, The Strip
December 31: New Year’s Eve at Fremont Street Experience

Here are more holiday events happening throughout December

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Concerts in Las Vegas December

December 1: Blue October, Brooklyn Bowl
December 1-11: Carrie Underwood, Resorts World
December 1-11: Journey, Virgin Hotels
December 1-12: Santana, House of Blues
December 1-15: Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Caesars Palace
December 2: Jo Dee Messina, Golden Nugget
December 2-4: Foo Fighters, Park MGM
December 2-4: Barry Manilow, Westgate
December 2, 3, 5: Cody Jinks, The Cosmopolitan
December 2-12: Shania Twain, Planet Hollywood
December 3: Tanya Tucker, Golden Nugget
December 3-4: George Strait, T-Mobile Arena
December 3-4: Little Big Town, Virgin Hotels
December 3-26: Terry Bradshaw, Luxor
December 4: Brantley Gilbert, The Cosmopolitan
December 4: Josh Turner, The Venetian
December 4: Euge Groove, Sante Fe Station
December 5: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Golden Nugget
December 5: Daughtry, Sevendust, Tremonti & Travis Bracht, Virgin Hotels
December 6: Ronnie Milsap, Golden Nugget
December 7: Tracy Lawrence, Golden Nugget
December 8: Terri Clark, Golden Nugget
December 8: The Dead South, Brooklyn Bowl
December 8-9: Cody Johnson, The Cosmopolitan
December 9: John Anderson, Golden Nugget
December 9-11: Jason Aldean, Park MGM
December 10: Jamey Johnson, Golden Nugget
December 10-11: Dierks Bentley, The Cosmopolitan
December 11: Chvrches & Donna Missal, Brooklyn Bowl
December 12, 18, 30, 31: Bruno Mars, Park MGM
December 15: Pink Martini & China Forbes, Wynn / Encore
December 15: Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & Ray Fulcher, T-Mobile Arena
December 16: Sofia Nino De Rivera, House of Blues
December 16-23: Backstreet Boys, Planet Hollywood
December 17: The Allman Family Revival, Virgin Hotels
December 17: Rod Wave, Thomas & Mack Center
December 17-18: Chris Isaak, Wynn / Encore
December 18: Journey, Caesars Palace
December 18: Black Pumas, House of Blues
December 18, 25: The Spazmatics, South Point
December 19: Anuhea, Brooklyn Bowl
December 21: Blue Oyster Cult, Golden Nugget
December 25: Googoosh, The Cosmopolitan
December 26: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, The Orleans
December 28-31: Usher, Caesars Palace
December 29, 31: Katy Perry, Resorts World
December 29-31: KISS, Planet Hollywood
December 30-31: Maroon 5, The Cosmopolitan
December 30-31: Moe., Brooklyn Bowl
December 31: Lizzo, Virgin Hotels
December 31: The Go-Go’s, The Venetian
December 31: David Lee Roth, House of Blues
December 31: Kristin Chenoweth, The Smith Center

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What to Eat in Las Vegas in December

Whether you’re looking for fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market or you want to eat farm to table, this is what you will find in season in Las Vegas (zone 9a).

  • Fruits in season – pomegranates
  • Vegetables in season – beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, radish, salad greens, spinach, swiss chard, turnips, winter squash.
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The Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Las Vegas

Here are the best farm-to-table restaurants in Las Vegas to check out:

Tips for Visiting Las Vegas in December

  • Shows and events can sell out quickly! Buy tickets as soon as you know you want to go.
  • Some shows have restrictions on what you can bring in. Read all the fine print before heading there.
  • Save money if you plan on visiting multiple attractions with the All-Inclusive or Explorer Pass.
  • Bring layers – layers are crucial for December. It can still be warm outside in the sun during the day but cold at night. As a local, I’m completely bundled up all month, but for those of you from colder climates might do okay with a t-shirt.
  • Sunscreen is important since you’ll be exposed to the sun when you’re outside.
  • The sun sets early in December (around 4:30-5 PM)
  • Arrive early. It takes longer than you think to get from one spot to another on the strip. Give yourself time to find where you need to go.
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Best Places to Stay in Las Vegas

Do any of these things to do in Las Vegas in December interest you? Let us know if we missed anything!

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Esther + Jacob

Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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