Laughlin Buzz

Nov 30, 2017

December in Laughlin, Nevada

Events and happenings in Laughlin, NV and the local Tri-State area.

Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin held their annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday December 1st 5pm-7pm at Mountain View Park

Drop off any un-wrapped toy of $10 value or more to donate to a Laughlin family for Christmas.  Drop them off at Gnat's Landing, Old Town Saloon, or Gilligan's in Laughlin, Nevada.  All toys are collected on December 15th, so get them in there early!

Santa in Laughlin

If you missed Santa Claus at the Laughlin Tree Lighting Ceremony, we have heard about two other opportunities in coming up in December. 

Laughlin River Lodge General Store.
December 19th from 10am-4pm


Breakfast with Santa
December 9th at Bubba Gump Shrimp. Co. in the Golden Nugget Laughlin

McKenzie’s Rage at the River
Friday-Sunday, December 8-10th

This 13+ mile course is centered at the corner of northwest corner of Bruce Woodbury and Thomas 
Edison Drive.  This area is the Laughlin Events Park and is just past the Laughlin Event Center concert venue.  The infield of that area is the only place to view the race for this event. 

Viewing the races is free, parking near the Laughlin Events Park is not.  Parking will be $5 and proceeds will go to local charities and scholarship programs. 

Note:  There will not be parking or viewing near Laughlin High School or parking available along Thomas Edison Drive near the hill that overlooks the Laughlin Events Park. 

Please keep in mind Needles Hwy has been closed at the intersection of Bruce Woodbury and Needles Hwy in the past for these races.  You will be able to turn left and go south toward the Laughlin Town Center, but will not be able to access going North toward Hwy. 163  Local residents get ready to hear the roar from the race for a couple of days!

Worship & Waffles
Tropicana Pavilion Theater
Sunday, December 10th
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Brunch is a buffet style setup with breakfast favorites including waffles, french toast and other entrées with music from Soul Tie.


Wine & Painted Glass Night
December 13th   6pm
Gilligan's Tavern 
Laughlin, NV 

Shows, Music, and Concerts     

Scrooge's Christmas
River Cities Community Theater Players
December 1, 2, 8, 15 at 7pm (Arizona, MST time)
Matinee performances at 2pm on December 9th and December 16th. 

Riverside Resort 
The Nutcracker Ballet performed by the Anaheim Ballet
December 7-10, 2017 
Ticket Price: Adults $30.00 + tax Children 12 and Under $12.00 + tax
Show Times: Nightly 7:00 PM - December 7, 8 & 9
Matinee 3:00 PM - December 9 & 10
All showtimes are Nevada time.  

Live Music at the Blue Lagoon Lounge
Saturday, December 9th  
7-11 PM 

Britain's Finest Christmas
December 16th - 8pm
Tropicana Laughlin - Pavilion Theater

Old Town Saloon
Catbone  - Show starts at 8PM
December 16th 
Laughin, NV

Holiday Cabaret at Lisa's Bistro and Bar!
December 12th and 15th 
5:30pm-8:30pm (AZ time)

Note although it is not on the graphic,there was a 2nd Show added for Friday Dec. 15!

The Story of Olive Oatman 
Colorado River History Museum
December 11th   5pm
Located just across the bridge from Laughlin 

Harry James Orchestra
Avi Resort & Casino
Thursday, Dec. 28th

Two shows:  5pm and 8pm (NV time)

Garage Party 
Eagle Motorcycles 
Dec. 18th  7-9PM

Christmas Day Dining Specials in Laughlin, NV     

More to be added when announced, check back.  

Aquarius Casino

New Year's Eve / New Year's Day

New Year's Eve Party
Celebrate New Years Eve at Edgewater Hotel Casino with Dj Oz!
Edge Lounge 

Avi Resort & Casino - Grand Ballroom
New Year's Eve - December 31st

Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2018

Laughlin NV Area Fishing Report - 11-29-17

Laughlin, Nevada

Southern Nevada Fishing Report -  November 29, 2017
Source:  Nev. Dept. of Wildlife

Anglers found good trout fishing on the river over the holiday weekend. While PowerBait seems to produce the most bites, small Rooster Tails and other spinners are worth a shot when the bite slows. Fishing has been good below the dam and along Casino Row. Work eddies and the seams where fast and slow water come together. Striped bass fishing has been a little slow, but be patient. Fish are out there. One angler reportedly weighed in a striper pushing beyond the 8-pound mark. He caught the fish while throwing a pencil from shore along Casino Row.

Lake Mohave
Striper action continues to improve as the weather cools. Anchovies and lures are both catching the fish. Swimbaits have been effective just after sunrise and around sunset. Anglers have found black bass while working coves late in the morning.

Lake Mead
The best striper action is taking place in the morning when the fish are actively feeding on shad. Live shad, anchovies, shad imitations and swimbaits will catch the fish. Black bass have been biting on plastic worms later in the day. Catfish are taking anchovies in the coves of Las Vegas Bay. Changes in weather will bring some variations in fishing activity.

Nov 28, 2017

Prime Rib at Daniel's Restaurant, Laughlin Nevada

Laughlin, NV 

Daniel's Restaurant
Regency Casino 


Daniel's Restaurant offers a Prime Rib Special, served Thursday-Sunday (after 4pm, based on availability).   One Saturday evening we stopped in for a late dinner and decided to give it a try.  

The Prime Rib exceeded all expectations.  It was roasted and seasoned perfectly and came with a baked potato, green beans, dinner rolls and a side salad.  All for $17.99 for the regular cut.  The much larger King Cut is $23.99. 

No slight intended to the 2017 Best of Laughlin Prime Rib category winner, the Prime Rib Room-- but we believe the one at the Regency was much better!   For about the same price.  

Regency Casino - Daniel's Restaurant Regular Cut Prime Rib Dinner

We also ordered the Buffalo Wings to try them.  It's always nice to see if there are some other places where good wings can be found in Laughlin.  Daniel's wings were very good, nice and crisp and full of flavor.   We ended up taking most of them in a to go box because we knew the Prime Rib would be a huge meal. 

Regency Casino - Daniel's Restaurant Buffalo Wings

Regency Casino - Daniel's Restaurant Side Dinner Salad
In spite of the dining room being nearly full, and it looking like they could use more staff, the service was really good, attentive, and friendly.  

Regency Casino - Daniel's Restaurant  

Daniel's Restaurant is located in the small, locally owned Regency Casino.  They are located between the Aquarius and Edgewater properties.  

Daniel's also won Best Burger (for the 3rd consecutive year), Best Café/Diner, and Best Cheap Eats in the 2017 Best of Laughlin Awards

For the quality, taste, and price, the Prime Rib at Daniel's might just be one of our new favorites.   We will definitely be back again. 

This review and the information is based on our own personal experience and opinion. Prices, and other details are subject to change by the owner, your results may vary.