Looking for January family-friendly activities in Las Vegas and surrounding areas? Look no further.
January is here, which means a new year full of opportunities to continue the growth you’ve had in 2021 or to start fresh. The holidays are over, but we still have time to celebrate our lives in this new year!
While the events we share are specific to the month of January in Las Vegas, Henderson, and surrounding areas, there are always things to do in our wonderful city.
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Make a reservation for the Holiday Cactus Garden Lights at Ethel M Chocolates – grab a cup of one of the best hot chocolates, and stroll through the 3-acre cactus garden with over a million lights twinkling as you make your way through.
Stop by Santa to snap a photo with him and tell him all of your holiday wishes and then pop back into their store to grab some chocolate goodies to-go. Donations will go to Three Square Food Bank and HELP of Southern Nevada.
Come, immerse yourself in the beauty and glow of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns that light up the nights during the Festival of Lanterns at Cowabunga Bay in Henderson. November is Fall Harvest theme and December is the Holiday Celebrations theme.
Location: Downtown Park; 105 W. Basic Rd. Henderson, Nevada 89015
Our outdoor Healthy Henderson Fair features health and wellness vendors, children’s activities, fitness demonstrations, a blood donation truck, and snack options available for purchase. Stop by and sign up for the Lighten Up Henderson Weight Loss Challenge and start the year off right.
Location: Heritage Park Aquatic Complex; 310 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson, Nevada 89015
Barrel through obstacles, balance your way over a narrow bridge, and finish with a splash on our floating obstacle course that’s sure to be a blast for anyone who loves to get wet. A swim test is required before participants can use the obstacle course. Open swim areas will also be available. Ages 8-14
Location: Black Mountain Recreation Center & Aquatic Complex; 599 Greenway Rd. Henderson, Nevada 89015
It’s “SNOW” secret kids will enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, while parents enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance as space is limited.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled afternoon meeting new friends in a safe and enjoyable neighborhood playdate hosted by the City of Henderson. Our focus is on having fun, reducing stress, and promoting a positive use of leisure time. Adventures await with exciting games, arts and crafts, sports activities, and more.
Location: Valley View Recreation Center; 500 Harris St. Henderson, Nevada 89015
Wear comfortable sneakers for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name) and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Protective eyewear is recommended. Dinner is provided. Late pickup charges apply
Location: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
This holiday season, The Cosmopolitan transforms the Boulevard Pool, once again, into The Ice Rink. Located high above the Strip, guests of all ages can enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire pits, and warm cocktails are available for 21+.
Location: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Each season, the enormously talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Garden into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents and colors.
If you are looking for something fun (and FREE) to do with the family, this is a sight you don’t want to miss! After you finish sightseeing, head outside to watch the world-famous Bellagio Fountains and dance along to your favorite Christmas classics.
Location: 6300 West Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer.
They have a forest of gorgeously decorated trees to walk through, a train ride and lots of treats to indulge in. The Magical Forest is a festive, all-ages theme park right here in Las Vegas. It is an outdoor event so be sure to dress warmly.
Location: 1650 South Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
The Enchant adventure includes an Ice Skating Trail, a locally curated Christmas Market, an opportunity to meet Santa and a world of Christmas wonder awaits as you enter the custom-designed, 90,000 square foot light maze.
You will be transported to a living storybook of larger-than-life, stunning light sculptures and decadent delights as snow falls gently all around you.
From January 1 to January 31, kids & teens can track their reading progress with the easy-to-use Beanstack portal. Plus, we offer unlimited access to Lerner Publishing Group’s young people’s book collection!
You will also find some favorite books, listed by age group, from the experts in our Youth Services Department.
Location: Clark County Library; 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Join us for this annual program featuring the best and brightest groups from the Clark County School District’s Mariachi Music Instructional Program playing mariachi favorites as well as interpretations of holiday classics done the mariachi way.
Free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 702.507.3459.
Location: Conference Center of Las Vegas: 6590 Bermuda Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119
We are excited to be hosting a school fair where you can learn about charter, magnet, private schools, homeschooling, and more! And also how to access the Opportunity Scholarship that provides up to $8,469 to attend private schools.
We will also have a scavenger hunt, face painting, photo booth, and entertainment for your children. Snacks and drinks will be available, as well as free parking.
Check back for Pahrump event updates that are family-friendly.
January Family-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas Area
What events and activities are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.
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