The month before the holidays—November. These unambiguous 30 days cover a lot of festive ground as well as making room for some early Christmas shopping. This month is filled by Día de los Muertos, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, and the return of beloved festivals. From spectacular concerts and critical sporting events right down to the last laughs at the city’s comedy clubs, discover 24 of the best things to do this November in Las Vegas.
1. Be entertained by some of the best shows
Las Vegas is known for its entertaining shows, and this November is no different to any other month of the year. From America’s Got Talent Live and magic shows to the Blue Man Group’s show full of surprises, there are so many fantastic options to choose from taking place at the city’s finest venues. See below for a list of some of the most popular performances coming to Sin City this fall.
- Blue Man Group: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm nightly
- O by Cirque du Soleil: almost every day until November 26
- America’s Got Talent Live: 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday
- Michael Jackson ONE Show: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm Thursday through Monday
- The Beatles LOVE: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday
- Shin Lim Magic Show: 7:30 pm Thursday through Monday
- Potted Potter: several dates until November 26
- Absinthe: Every day in November
2. Hear your favorite music at a spectacular concert
Lady Gaga, Wayne Newton, Britney Spears, Prince, and Bruno Mars are part of a very long list of stars who have performed on Vegas stages. Needless to say, one of the best things to do in Las Vegas this November, or any month of the year for that matter, is to get tickets to a concert. We have included a list below of some of the best concerts taking over the city in November.
- Garth Brooks: Nov 29, Caesars Palace
- Adele: Nov 3 & Nov 4, Caesars Palace
- U2: Nov 1, Nov 3, & Nov 4, UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere
- Usher: several dates until Nov 29, Dolby Live at Park MGM
- Rod Stewart: several dates until Nov 22, Caesars Palace
- Katy Perry: Nov 1, Nov 3, & Nov 4, The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas
3. Get some laughs at a comedy club
As the days get colder and darker, it’s best to find the humor in life. Head to a comedy club with a special someone or some friends this November. Stand-up comedy acts are taking place at the famous Laugh Factory, LA Comedy Club at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, and V Theater Las Vegas. Make November a humorous month thanks to some of the best comedians in town.
The Candlelight series invites everyone to find their seat at a stunning venue and listen to renditions of some of the greatest music of all time. This November, music lovers can experience Candlelight tributes to Hans Zimmer and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Whether you’re a cinemagoer or Swiftie, these concerts are enchanting events bathed in the glow of flickering candles.
- Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer at The INDUSTRIAL, Nov 21
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at The INDUSTRIAL, Nov 22
5. Visit Grand Canyon National Park
Some say that the best time to visit Grand Canyon National Park is in November because of the drop in temperatures. You can appreciate its red, rugged beauty without the sun beating down on you. Go on an adventure this season and discover breathtaking views. Don’t forget to pack your camera and thanks to Fever’s day trip ticket from Las Vegas, a delicious deli-style lunch can be part of your day trip.
6. Dinner with a side of mystery
Who says dinner has to begin and end with the food? Marriage Can Be Murder: A Dinner Detective Experience offers a unique way to shake up your usual dinner plans. Reserve your place at the city’s longest-running (and funniest) dinner show this November. While indulging in a three-course meal, guests can watch a mystery unravel at Orleans Showroom.
7. Immerse yourself in an escape game
If you’re in the market for some more investigative things to do in Las Vegas, then the Las Vegas Escape Game Private Adventure might be what you’re looking for. This interactive game lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes during which players will solve clues and puzzles depending on which of the four different game styles they have chosen to take on. Accept a challenge this November in Sin City and test your problem-solving skills.
8. Get your tickets to Las Vegas sporting events
Are you a sports fan? If so, there are plenty of Las Vegas sporting events to catch in November. Whether you want to see the puck drop before the Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena or have been waiting for the National Horse Show’s arrival, don’t miss out on some of the most nail-biting games and events. See below for some of November’s highlights:
- F1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023: Nov 16-18
- The National Horse Show: November 13-19
- Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights: Nov 2
- Vegas Golden Knights vs. the Los Angeles Kings: Nov 8
- Las Vegas Raiders vs. New York Jets: Nov 12
- Premiere Boxing Champions David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade: Nov 25
9. Make Thanksgiving Day extra special
Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23. Fortunately, if you’re looking for a special way to mark the national holiday, there are a lot of Thanksgiving-themed things to do in and around Las Vegas. Some of these activities include getting involved in the beloved Great Onesie Drinksgiving Bar Crawl and the Las Vegas Turkey Trot in nearby Boulder City.
And if the thought of having to cook is sending you over the culinary edge, why not eat out at a chic restaurant instead? Head to Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas, gather at Mon Ami Gabi where you’ll enjoy Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel’s holiday menu with a French twist, and more.
10. Workout your wallet with a shopping spree
While many of you will already have your calendars marked on November 24 for the Black Friday sales, you can still enjoy some retail therapy during the rest of the month. Explore vintage shops or discover some boutique retail shops at container park.
11. Las Vegas Days Rodeo
The rodeo is coming to the CORE Arena this November 10 & 11. Admission is free and the public gates open at 6pm. This cowboy-themed festival is a fun day out for all the family. Pay tribute to the Wild West while taking in the bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing, and more. Kids in grades K-6th can also enter the Western Coloring Contest to win prizes for themselves and their teacher.
12. Holiday Craft & Gift Festival
The 14th Annual Holiday Expo is taking place on November 3-5 at World Market Center Las Vegas. From holiday gifts like ceramics and candles to a breathtaking train display dating back to the early 1900’s, get in the festive spirit at this joyful festival in Las Vegas.
13. Celebrate Veterans Day
On November 11, 2023, The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Nevada State Veterans Memorial. The event will begin at 13:30pm, following the annual Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade.
14. Visit the Downtown Arts District
It comes as no surprise that visiting the Arts District is also included on Secret Las Vegas’ list 35 of the Best Things to do in Las Vegas. Wander around over 18 blocks of art and culture, have a tipple at an amazing bar, and check out the 16 creative spaces at Arts Square.
15. Check out events coming to libraries across the city
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with a family movie night at East Las Vegas Library, bring your children to a Safari Walk at Rainbow Library, learn the Hula at Enterprise Library, and more. With an almost endless list of events taking place at different libraries, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Las Vegas this November on The Library District’s website.
16. Make the most of The Mob Museum’s “Kefauver Day”
Nevada residents can enjoy free admission on November 15 thanks to The Mob Museum’s annual “Kefauver Day” celebration. Other offers on the day include 10% off food and drink. Whether you want to honor the historic Kefauver Committee hearings this November or feel like visiting the museum another day, The Mob Museum is a great experience offering an insight to organized crime. Why not find yourself in the Prohibition Era while sipping a Bathtub Fizz at the museum’s speakeasy during your visit?
17. Conquer the High Roller
See the city from a different point of view this November and hop on the 550-foot tall, 520-foot diameter Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. The High Roller is a popular attraction among both tourists and locals alike. From way up high, you can take some time to reflect on the year and plan for the year ahead. Why not make it even more special by booking a Happy Half Hour cabin which includes an open bar and bartender?
18. An experience made by Bellagio
If you have yet to be amazed by The Fountains of Bellagio or simply enjoy seeing it from time to time, the water show at Bellagio is a unique experience offering a different performance for each show. The city also has its fair share of impressive parks and gardens, but Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is definitely worth a vist.
Perhaps you feel like going to your usual place, want to relive memories at an old haunt or are in search of a new watering hole. From the speakeasy vibes at The Laundry Room to the barrel-aged cocktails at Oak & Ivy, find yourself unwinding at an elegant and cosy bar on a mild day in Sin City. Here is our guide to some of the best bars.
Bikini season is over, Hallelujah! Treat yourself this November by indulging at a buffet in Las Vegas. You can choose from the 16 food kitchens at The Buffet at Wynn, great seafood at Imperial Sushi Seafood Buffet, the MGM Grand Buffet, wood-fired pizza at Market Place Buffet, and more. Unbuckle your belt and get ready to give in to your appetite!
November is one of those tranquil months of the year when nothing sounds more inviting than curling up with a good book. Explore whats being stored on the shelves of some of the city’s best bookstores and pick up your next classic or thriller this season. We’ve also heard of some exciting events coming to these fantastic stores such as Writer’s Block welcoming bestselling author David Sedaris on November 21.
Get creative this November and plan the perfect date with your significant other. And if you’re not feeling inspired, you can follow our guide or stick to some of the old reliables like movie dates. Go for a romantic walk, experience a helicopter ride together, and more.
23. Take a scenic drive
Nothing beats getting into the car, driving on the open road, and seeing spectacular sights on the way. Taking a scenic drive from the city is one of those things to do that never fails. Drive on the Blue Diamond Highway (HWY 159), choose one of the four roads at Zion National Park, and appreciate sweeping views. Make sure you check the official websites of parks etc. to ensure access during the off-season.
It wouldn’t be a list of things to do during November in Las Vegas without a mention of art and exhibitions. Behold an evocative art installation such as the 35 ft. high painted boulder totems sculpted by Ugo Rondinone or check on the celebrities at Madame Tussauds. Learn more about some best exhibitions in Las Vegas here and expose yourself to something inspiring.