December is sometimes called the "slow season" in Laughlin. Here is some of the events going on through the end of the month, plus various closings, renovations or random observations.
The Buffets at the Tropicana (reopens Dec. 24th), Aquarius (reopens Dec. 25th), and Laughlin River Lodge (reopening unknown) are closed for renovations, cleaning. etc.
If you want to visit the Buffet at one of these check with the property beforehand. To our knowledge the Buffets at the other Hotels/Casinos are up and running as usual.
The Loading Dock Bar and Grille at the Colorado Belle is closed for renovations (in spite of just opening in February of this year). Word on the River is that they may be changing some of the decor, the floor, and even adding booths. The restrooms adjacent to the Loading Dock are also closed and we have heard one reason for the renovations is due to a plumbing issue with the rest rooms. Time will tell what is actually going to change inside the Loading Dock. Rumored re-opening is Dec. 27th.
At the Tropicana Laughlin the popular Caboose Lounge is closed for remodeling. No word on when it will open.
Cafe Aquarius (at the Aquarius Casino) is closed through December 24th and reopens on Christmas Day.
At Harrah's Laughlin the Beach Cafe will be closed from December 15th-24th for repairs. This is their 24 hour cafe/diner so during this time the Buffet is going to be open 24 hours.
The Water Taxi service is closed for maintenance and cleaning.
At the Aquarius they have been repaving and fixing the Riverwalk directly behind the Casino.
If you want to get from or to the Riverside from the Aquarius you have to go through the Casino to do so. No word on when it will be completed, but they seem to be working fairly fast.
At the Edgewater Hotel Casino they have closed the Santa Fe Tower to cut back on labor costs during slow season. Reopening currently unknown.
The Riverside Buffet (and the Restrooms and Bar next to it) at the Riverside Resort are being remodeled.
Last time we were there the Buffet was still open in the midst of the construction around it. Check ahead to be sure if you are going to visit.
Over at Harrah's Laughlin Guy Fieri's new restaurant, El Burro Borracho, is still being put together. The original opening projection was December and the latest we have heard is December 27th pending completion of construction.
At the Edgewater work continues on the Dunkin Donuts being built behind the temporary walls right by the main entrance. Expected opening is also in December. When DD opens the Coffee, etc shop and perhaps the Yogurt-A-Go-Go may be closing. Nothing definite on that yet.
Other Random Observations and Events for December
BumbleBerry Flats at the Pioneer Casino is now open 24 hours. They have a new late night menu from midnight to 6am.
The annual Christmas Tree Silent Auction is going on at the Aquarius through December 19th. The beautiful collection of themed trees are lighting up the lobby of the Resort. If you like one make a bid and take it home (or donate it to another family) after you win the auction.
The Colorado Belle and Edgewater will be presenting their annual Fireworks Display over the River on New Years Eve.
Various shows and concerts:
McKenzies Rage at the River - SNORE (Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts) at the Laughlin Events Park (not the Laughlin Event Center). See snoreracing.net for more info.
Home for the Holidays - gala performance by Voices of the River Choir featuring traditional, spiritual and pop varieties of Christmas songs
December 12th at the Aquarius
KC and the Sunshine Band
December 12th at the Edgewater E-Center
Drinkin Singin Swingin Salute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Dean Martin Dinner and Show on December 30th and 31st at the Edgewater
The Diamonds Christmas Show
December 19-23 at the Riverside in Don's Celebrity Theater
Vicki Lawrence - 40th Anniversary Tour
December 27-31 at the Riverside in Don's Celebrity Theater
The Beatles vs Stones
Impersonator and Tribute acts
December 26th - 30th at Harrah's Laughlin in the Fiesta Room
Finally, if you are in Laughlin on Casino Drive you may notice some of the new art or wind sculptures. The project to beautify the median is still on-going and was supposed to be done by the end of November. It is not pushed into December with no word on when it will be completed.
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