Bring the Kids to These Las Vegas Family-Friendly Shows
Most of us don’t think of Las Vegas as a family-friendly city. After all, the city is known for its adult entertainment, bringing in 42.12 million visitors as of 2018. Hence the nickname, Sin City.
However, Vegas is evolving beyond its current reputation. Along with new casinos, restaurants, and venues, there’s also new entertainment catering to audiences of all ages.
Thinking about making Las Vegas your family vacation destination? Don’t let the adults have all the fun! Check out these family-friendly shows everyone will enjoy (and won’t find boring!).
Blue Man Group
Who’s not intrigued by blue bald men with weird-looking instruments? The Blue Man Group are more to what meets the eye.
Their show knows how to capture the audience’s attention by utilizing homemade instruments, paints, and lights. You and your kids won’t be bored as you never know what’s going to happen next. They’ll keep you on the edge of your seats with their rhythmic sound and high-energy atmosphere.
Those who watched season 11 of America’s Got Talent will remember the mime with tape on his face. For those who didn’t, meet Sam Wills, otherwise known as Tape Face.
His popularity grew exponentially after his audition aired, making the audience explode with laughter without saying a word. We know what you’re thinking: how can a stand-up comedian be funny without jokes?
That’s because he utilizes props instead. Not to mention he loves when the audience member’s he brings up on stage can make fun of themselves too.
Despite his scary-looking appearance, his shows cater to those of all ages. Kids and adults will get a kick out of his act at Harrah’s.
Piff the Magic Dragon
Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t a kid’s birthday party act. Another AGT contestant, what made Piff the Magic Dragon so memorable is his dry sense of humor, the gaudy costume, and his cute Chihuahua sidekick, Mr. Piffles.
With this show, you don’t have to choose between magic or comedy—you get both! Piff mixes magic and comedy together, creating a show you and your kids will love from beginning to end.
Tournament of Kings
Get your kids off their phones and away from the video games when you bring them to the Excalibur for the Tournament of Kings. Think of it as a live-action movie you’re a part of.
The shows takes place in the medieval times, where kings reign and knights in shining armor exist. Together, you’ll watch the action go down as you root for the kingdom in which you choose upon arriving. That’s a fun opportunity for your family to make bets as to who you all think will win (regardless of where you’re seated).
To make it a vacation to remember, opt for their dinner package. Your family will be treated to a three-course meal consisting of Cornish game hen, soup, vegetables, biscuits, and dessert. The best part, which the kids will love (maybe not so much the parents), is that everyone eats with their hands—no cutlery involved!
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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Have an animal lover or two in your family? The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater mixes acrobatic animals (all of which are from shelters) with a circus theme.
Gregory Popovich, the man in charge, is a fifth-generation circus performer. He even graduated from the Moscow Circus School! Taking all of that into consideration, you know this show is one-of-a-kind.
Suited for all ages, your family will love watching circus acts along with cute animals performing tricks of their own. You can find all this excitement at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood.
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For three years in a row, the Jabbawockeez has been voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show.” With that kind of a reputation, there’s no reason why you can’t bring the whole family to this high-energy show!
Watch in amazement as these guys in their signature white masks dazzle the crowd with their high-octane dance moves. The music is the cherry on top, encouraging you to get up out of your seat and dance along.
You never know, maybe your kids will be so inspired that they’ll want to take up dance classes!
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O by Cirque du soleil
Beautiful, mesmerizing, wondrous…all these words describe O by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio. It brings aquatic tricks to the forefront with its million-gallon pool smackdab in the middle of a European-style theater.
There’s synchronized swimming, diving, and acrobatics involved. Don’t worry, that’s not all that’s in store!
There’s also fire dancing, contortionists, and death-defying aerial stunts. It wouldn’t be a Cirque du Soleil show without daring performances.
Kids of all ages, along with the adults, will love the artistry and inventive nature it takes to create a show like this one.
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Terry Fator is known as the “voice of entertainment” for good reason. Not only does he provide comic relief with his unique cast of ventriloquist dummies, but he also nails impressions of famous celebrities.
He sings, does impressions, and is utterly hilarious—it seems there’s nothing this man can’t do! Which is why bringing the whole family to his show is a must. There’s something for everyone.
Kids will get a kick out of Winston, the turtle, singing Maroon 5’s biggest hits, while the adults will enjoy Duggie Scott Walker signing Guns N’ Roses and Walter T. Airedale singing Garth Brooks. It’s definitely not the type of ventriloquism we’re used to (boring characters and jokes that fall flat); instead, it’s a show for the modern ages.
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Which Show Will Your Family See?
When you think of Las Vegas, you don’t think of it catering to families, especially ones with small children. But recent developments are changing that dynamic.
Next time you’re looking to go on vacation, pick Las Vegas and bring the kids! And be sure to bring them to one of the family-friendly shows listed above.
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