There's no place in the world like Sin City for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Simply put, there's so much world-class entertainment packed into this city it's mind boggling. Las Vegas December shows are over the top this year. Vegas December 2022 shows like Aerosmith and Joe Jackson, not to mention a whole slew of Las Vegas concerts and events makes December an amazing time to be entertained. And yes, Las Vegas's famous Mandalay Bay's beach--yes, a beach in Vegas--remains open this month!
In Vegas this December? You can't miss this show: KA is a coming-of-age tale, presented in Cirque's now legendary 'feast-for-the-senses' style that is, at the same time, exhilaratingly beautiful. Inspired by the Egyptian idea of 'ka a spiritual duplicate' the show tells the story of twins, male and female, who are separated and finally linked in their destinies and their destinations.
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Cirque du Soleil has some of the best shows in Las Vegas and LOVE is no exception. LOVE takes audiences on a magical journey through the fantastical world depicted by the music of the Beatles. Acrobatics, aerialists and a cast of colorful, intriguing characters combine to create a mystifying visual pared with the already sensational soundtrack. This is a Vegas show you can't miss.
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CRISS ANGEL Las Vegas MINDFREAK Live, an amazing Las Vegas Show December 2022 based at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, is a partnership performance with Cirque du Soleil so you know this is one top notch show! Recently awarded Magician of the Century, Criss Angel brings his arsenal of magic feats that truly delve deep into the minds of audience members and leave guests in a state of bewilderment, awe and fascination. The 90-minute production includes some of the most amazing illusions ever-presented on stage from feats that Harry Houdini dared decades ago, to the newest of illusions straight from the creation of Criss Angel – the most spectacular illusions from the Magician of the Century!
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Mystere is Cirque du Soleil's longest running Vegas show and there's a good reason it's been around for so long--it's awesome! Performing stunts like quadruple flips off, see-saws and other sick tricks we average folk couldn’t even dream, this show is so unreal you just kinda accept weird things are happen and it's okay. Mystere emphasizes awe-inspiring athleticism and imaginative imagery. You can see, Mystere is one of the top rated shows in Vegas for a darn good reason.
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It takes one heck of a performer to tackle Michael Jackson's legendary musical catalogue, but just as he was no ordinary artist, Michael Jackson ONE is no ordinary show. If the music isn't enough to get you into the action, the effects are sure to do the trick. Lights, gravity-defying acrobatics, state-of-the-art hip-hop infused choreography with the King of Pop's signature dance moves fuse seamlessly for what Rolling Stone called "A virtual parade of WOW moments." Cirque Du Soleil's trademark action is a perfect companion for Jackson's music for an experience like no other.
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One of the new best Las Vegas shows 2022 is Mad Apple is Cirque du Soleil's. It shows December 2022 at New York-New York replacing now closed Zumanity and the location couldn't be more fitting as Mad Apple is a NYC themed variety show featuring six brash acts and a dynamic makeup of musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, and circus performers. Each act is like a snapshot from a different nocturnal side of New York City. Mad Apple is a show with a late-night flavor so is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Shin Lim learned his world-class magic skills from.....you won't believe this: YouTube! But really, how good can this YouTube edcuated magician be? Shin Lim’s been on the Penn & Teller show, and he won the 13th season of America’s Got Talent, and then went on America’s Got Talent: The Champions and won that too! Now he's got his very own magic show in Las Vegas. Not bad, Shin Lim became a top magician and went on to headline one of the best shows in Las Vegas just by watching YouTube videos. You don’t want to miss this show.
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It’s David freakin’ Copperfield. Need we say more? We really don’t but since we love talking about this world-famous magician who just so happens to be our neighbor, we’ll go on and brag about him and his show anyway. The perfect combo of nostalgia, magic and showmanship, master illusionist David Copperfield continues to wow us time and again. This is a popular Las Vegas show so it's helpful to buy tickets in advance.
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Penn and Teller is the old school Las Vegas magic show. Their live show has been a hit on Broadway and now has a permanent home in Las Vegas at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino. Known for their outrageous blending of comedy and magic, which often stretches the boundaries of traditional magic, this iconoclastic pair's live show on any given night can involve knives, guns, a fire-eating showgirl and a duck. Known as the "Bad Boys of Magic," for supposedly revealing the secrets to their tricks, they may show you how it's done, but they still manage to leave you startled!
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After winning the 9th season of "America’s Got Talent," Mat Franco is headlining what might just be the best magic show in Las Vegas at The LINQ. He's got the major mojo to wow a massive audience with his sleight of hand and out-of-this-world magic. Oh, and his charisma just cranks it all up to 11. This guy's a major wizard.
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Watch Piff the Magic Dragon and his assistant Mr. Piffles star in their long-awaited solo show this December. Fresh from his success on “America’s Got Talent” and following record-breaking ticket sales throughout North America on his first US tour, Piff the Magic Dragon will leave you amazed with his slight-of-hand tricks and magic. You'll be amazed by Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr. Piffles, the world’s only magic performing Chihuahua. They will perform a selection of their greatest hits from a repertoire that stretches over six previous critically acclaimed solo shows.
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Combining a wide array of entertaining acts from around the world, “V - The Ultimate Variety Show” delights audiences with special effects, magic acts, side-splitting comedy, visual arts, acrobatic performances, and much more. Although many Vegas shows enthrall audiences with comedic standup, acrobatic feats, or got-your-nose antics, “V - The Ultimate Variety Show” covers the entire spectrum of entertainment, providing a diverse collection of performances sure to please any disparate group of individuals. Performers of the rotating cast include hand-balancers Iouri and Gabor, Melinda The First Lady of Magic, the skating daredevil duo The Skating Aratas, Turf from America’s Got Talent, and the Quiddlers from NBC’s I Can Do That.
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From "America's Got Talent" to "The World's Wildest Magic" on NBC, Nathan Burton headlines a Las Vegas show full of tricks, teleportation and transformation. As a magician, Nathan Burton has been entertaining in Vegas since 2001 with his wicked wit and formidable acts of magic. His grand, impressive illusions will stun you and his close-up tricks make this a captivating show the entire family will enjoy. Whether slicing up showgirls or throwing himself in the microwave, this old-school showman excels at family-friendly entertainment.
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Another startlingly good magician on the Las Vegas entertainment circuit is Murry the Magician. His true talent lies in larger than life tricks and illusions, like making a 1918 steam train locomotive vanish in mere seconds on "America's Got Talent" on NBC. Perhaps during the next show, he'll make a Ferrari appear from thin air or transform a showgirl into a 450-pound tiger...anything is possible. This showman performs two of his signature illusions smack dab in the middle of the audience, so get your tickets now!
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From across the pond comes international mentalist Frederic Da Silva. With top honors from "France's Got Talent" and three prestigious European awards for being the top mentalist, this magician will arrest your mind...or read your mind! This Las Vegas show will leave you wondering what is an illusion and what is reality...a challenging thing to decipher here in Vegas. You be the judge!
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Not only is Tournament of Kings one of the best shows in Vegas, but it’s also one of the longest running shows too. Tournament of Kings transports audiences into the legendary realm of King Arthur. Forget the average ‘dinner and a show’ night out: this is an immersive and interactive experience like no other. The theater-in-the-round arena hosts valiant knights on horseback jousting for their honor while you enjoy a hearty three-course meal eaten medieval-style: sans utensils!
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It's hard to put Blue Man Group into words: take a rock concert and a comedy show, add a heaping dash of whimsy, stir in unrivaled creativity and a generous pinch of high-tech visual treats. Shake well and serve! There’s no act in the world like Blue Man Group, and their enduring popularity proves it. Blue Man Group can be called the ultimate sensory overload show. Three black cladded mute men covered in shiny cobalt blue paint take the audience through a journey of sound, light and color. They entertain using music and lights, drums, neon, and movement. This show is fun, bright, visual, colorful, funny and bursting with theatrics and entertainment. There's a reason why 35 million people around the world have attended a Blue Man Group performance, because it's fun and creative and bizarre.
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American's Got Talent TV might just be the perfect Vegas show for kids! If your children like the TV show so they'll love the live performance. This is the ultimate competition show in the US and now you'll be able to experience every unbelievable moment up close and personal. Hosted by season 12 finalist Preacher Lawson, this unbelievable lineup features the best performers from the many seasons of the hit TV show. Get Tickets Here
Jabbawockeez was the first dance crew to headline on the Las Vegas Strip, which communicates straight away that this troupe has a distinctive style and continues to set itself apart from other Vegas entertainment options. Dance enthusiasts and casual fans alike find plenty to love in this high-tech mix of stunning hip-hop choreography, special effects, and Vegas' trademark flair at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Voted 'Best Family Show' and 'Best All Ages Show’ for three years in a row, the performers in Jabbawockeez are outfitted in white masks and gloves, presenting modern dance as the most fun, most unified, most accessible entertainment yet.
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Legends in Concert isn’t just a "tribute show," it’s THE tribute show. Think of all the Las Vegas heavyweights: Elvis, Barry White, Adele, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Prince, Lady Gaga and add bedazzled costumes, crazy-wild backup dancers, and an over-the-top on-stage orchestra. This is not the terrible karaoke bar from your local dive-joint (no offense), this is a show with performers who can belt it out and leave you with chills. With singers like these, who needs the original artist? The perfect show for kids ages 12 and older.
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Anything can happen in the Wild West: gun slingers, rogue sheriffs, atomic test sites, you name it. And anything can happen in Vegas (and it usually does), including an "atomic saloon". This show is unceasingly entertaining with sexy acrobats, dancing, shenanigans, and general mayhem. Hang on to your britches!
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Prepared to be wowed by this popular Vegas show “WOW” (yes, we resort to puns when necessary). The production “WOW” belongs in the Entertainment Capital of the World by virtue of its acrobatics, 3D-multi-media projections, theatrical lighting and one of the coolest water stages you’ve ever seen (wink, wink). They’re not holding back, and why should they? It’s Vegas, baby and we are in the city that loves to entertain. What sets this show apart from other Las Vegas shows is that the stage is immersive with the audience. You will be flush up against the stage to see all stunts up-close-and-personal. Prepare for the "wow" that will float off your lips with every flip, jump and tuck.
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Potted Potter, the widely imaginative continuation of the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter books, is coming to Las Vegas this summer for a 10-show run after a successful run in New York City's Theatre District and London's West End.
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In the great pantheon of 20th century entertainers, only a few achieved legendary status, and no one quite captivated the world like Michael Jackson. Jackson's oeuvre is largely family-friendly for kids ages 6-10. This Las Vegas musical is approximately an hour long, perfect for young attention spans. Be aware that seats are not assigned with ticket purchase, so early arrival is recommended. If you're looking to introduce your youngster to the genius that is Michael Jackson, you'll love this show.
Hitzville The Show is a nostalgia-filled trip through the Motown hits of yesteryear. Vocalist Jin-Jin Reeves, along with backup singers and the five-piece Hitzville band, fills Planet Hollywood's V Theater with an authentic Motown sound and experience that will have you clapping your hands and dancing in the aisles. Hitzville is a journey through the times and places that made Motown famous, opening up with The Pips' classic "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," and going through different acts, going from one influential Motown band to the next.
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There were the naysayers, the haters and the diehard fans who said that Purple Reign would fail because Vegas has too many tribute shows. But has Prince EVER let us down?? I didn't think so. Jason Tenner has been performing his Prince tribute show in Las Vegas for more than a decade. What began as a lark in 1996 for this singer has transformed into a live replica of Prince's greatest hits and moves. Tenner watched Prince's movies and videos on repeat until he could mimic Prince's exact movements and expressions. To perfect his voice to sound like Prince, he would sit in his home studio, record, and replay, over and over again, fine-tuning himself. This is dedication people, and because of this, fans can still party like it's 1999.
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What would a trip to Vegas be worth if there weren't a show all about the premier showman himself, Elvis! Grab your blue suede shoes and head over to this tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. This astounding show is backed by a live band, so be ready to cut a rug. "The King" will only be playing the hits, like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Suspicious Minds." Be prepared to take a trip back in time with one of music's greatest artists, a show not to be missed.
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Interested in the longest-running magician in Las Vegas replete with family-friend jokes, surprises and live animals? Then join Mac King and his goldfish, (don't worry, we won't spoil the surprise) these two have been renowned fixtures of the Las Vegas show circuit for over a decade and it's easy to see why. His southern charm, subtle sleight-of-hand tricks and minimal use of technology makes this a show that is genuinely entertaining for all ages. Take your date, your mother, your brother and your kids to this show...everyone will be laughing till they cry.
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A fifth-generation circus performer, Popovich brings his talent and furry talent to the stage in Las Vegas. With over 30 critters involved in the show (formerly from animal shelters) his daughter, and Snowbird,the show's cuddly white cat diva, this is a cast you can't resist. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is just about the cutest show you'll ever see. You may find yourself meowing and barking with the rest of the audience!
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When (and really, IF) you get overstimulated from all the noise on the Las Vegas Strip, head over to this captivating and mute show, Tape Face. Yes, the main performer does indeed have tape over his mouth, creating a slapstick, silly, and scintillating show that is ideal for the whole family. This eccentric comedy show was featured on "America's Got Talent: The Champions" so you know it's some once-off fluke. Head to Harrah's and laugh your head off.
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Entertaining since age seven, earning a gold medal for juggling at age 15, it's easy to claim that Jeff Civillico may be the most experienced performer in Las Vegas. His skills are noteworthy, but his enthusiastic interaction with the crowd and zany humor is what sets him apart and makes him such a delight. Hopefully YOU will be the next audience member he pulls onstage to assist him in his next act. That will be something to tell the friends back home...
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We all love a good Vegas show, especially a ventriloquist show. When Terry Fator and his puppets are a marriage made in Sesame Street heaven. Without each other, Fator would have been just another middle-aged singer to walk across the stage on "America's Got Talent." And, well, the puppets would still be puppets. But thanks to their exposure of winning "America's Got Talent," Terry Fator has capitalized on his success and now headlines in Vegas with essentially a puppet show.
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I've lived in Sin City for over 30 years and in that time if I had a dime for each time someone asked "what are the best shows in Las Vegas" I'd be up there with Elon Musk in net worth. Here's a tip: Carrot Top is an oldie and goodie Vegas show. Picking a comedy show to see in Vegas is a daunting task. That’s why we’ve done the research for you—we know you deserve the best while visiting the Strip! So, make your way down to the Luxor and check out Carrot Top, Vegas’s “Best Male Stand-Up Comedian. This guy is an absolute riot, combining comical commentary on current events with outrageous prop comedy. He’s got a trunk full of bizarre items, including several of his own inventions, which add an extra layer of hilarity to his jokes. Add in his wacky personality, over-the-top red hair, and the fact that he barely takes the time to breathe between jokes, and you’re in for a show that will have you doubled over laughing from start to finish.
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The Tournament of Kings turns into a holiday wonderland. There will be the mythical Merlin and even falling snow! It's the perfect way to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season. Get Tickets Here
This holiday themed performance is Las Vegas' most famous holiday tradition, done in the style of those great family TV specials of the past. Get Tickets Here
Must be 14 years of age or older: This show follows 8 yr old Davin, who is mistakenly dragged down to Hell in lieu of Charles Manson. When he returns to the land of the living, he's not only missed Christmas, but he's a little more demonic than before. Get Tickets Here
Experience this holiday classic in a state-of-the-art way with stunning visuals and a 30 min Christmas show, photo-ops, and a life-sized nutcracker. Get Tickets Here
America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band, Aerosmith, is bringing the heat to the Las Vegas Strip with their headlining residency, AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD. This Las Vegas residency, will bring guests face to face with America's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas. The show will feature never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions. Shows begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort.
Get up close with Carlos Santana! House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino are proud to present An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!
11x GRAMMY Award-winner and 27-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Bruno Mars is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold more than 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
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Dec 17-24, 2022: Santa Claus steers his sleigh from the North Pole to Las Vegas to find out who's been naughty and nice. Children 12 and under receive a FREE photograph with Santa Claus. Throughout the day, Santa Jaws will "swim" by to join the kiddies for a photo. Santa will put on a SCUBA suit and plunge into the shipwreck exhibit to wave farewell alongside his underwater friends before going back to his elves and reindeer.
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Dec 6 - 7 at Golden Nugget
Dec 2 - 3 at Golden Nugget
Dec 2 at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
There's plenty to do in Las Vegas this December. From Christmas in Vegas, Light shows, to New Year's Eve events and fireworks, have fun while here!
"Best shows in Vegas this December" you ask? There are so many it's impossible to pinpoint which is right for you but check out the list of December shows above and without a doubt there'll be at least a few best shows for you.
Who'll be performing in December 2022 in Vegas? There are plenty of headliners in Vegas this December, check out a few upcoming concerts: