It’s time to start thinking about making holiday plans again. This season was a bit of a mess for many people last year. It appears as though we might have a slightly more normal holiday season this year. The venues inside Las Vegas casinos aren’t wasting any time getting ready.
While shows are still ramping up, there are holiday events already being planned. Prior to Resorts World Las Vegas opening, the property revealed that the residencies for Celine Dion and Katy Perry would take place in November and December. Usher scheduled a few of his residency shows at Caesars Palace for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. More individual shows and residencies are being announced regularly.

Backstreet Boys “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party”

The Backstreet Boys will return to Las Vegas with their “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party” residency. The shows will once again take place at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood. This series of holiday shows follows up the group’s record-breaking “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” residency at Zappos Theater from 2017 to 2018.
These festive Las Vegas performances will be the group’s first-ever holiday shows. “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party” will feature classic holiday favorites, new originals, and their biggest hits.
The shows will take place on the following dates:
November: 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 
December: 16, 18, 19, 22, 23
Holiday shows are just being announced. Expect to hear more soon. For the time being there are two New Year’s Eve shows. One of the groups will actually play on the first night of 2022.
Blue Oyster Cult is playing the Golden Nugget on New Year’s Eve. The Go-Go’s are playing The Venetian on New Year’s Eve and New Years Day.

More Planet Hollywood Residencies

The Backstreet Boys residency at Planet is a new announcement. However, performers scheduled before the COVID-19 pandemic are finally hitting the stage at Zappos Theater. Gwen Stefani’s “Just A Girl” and Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go!” will both begin before the holiday season.
Gwen Stefani’s “Just A Girl” dates:

  • October: 22, 23, 27, 29
  • November: 3, 5, 6

Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go!” dates begin this year and continue into 2022.

  • December: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12
  • February 2022: 11, 12, 14, 18

The Scorpions “Sin City Nights” was pushed back twice due to COVID-19. The band will take the stage along with Queensryche (not the original lineup) next year. Here are the dates for “Sin City Nights” next year:

  • March 26, 30
  • April: 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 16

Fans of the Scorpions can actually jam with band members at Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp next year. There will be a handful of members from other 80′s rock and heavy metal bands mentoring and participating in the event.


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