December 6, 2023

SAHARA Las Vegas Announces December Programming and Specials


L to R: Brother’s Bond Bourbon Co-founders Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley; December Cocktails.(Photos Courtesy of SAHARA Las Vegas)
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LAS VEGAS (November 2023) – SAHARA Las Vegas announces its roster of events and promotions for December, which includes brand-new cocktails, a celebrity meet and greet with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, winter specials at Amina Spa, a distinctive New Year’s Eve extravaganza and more. 

SAHARA Theatre
On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests are invited to experience the ultimate fusion of reggae, R&B, hip hop and soul with Sammy Johnson and Eli-Mac. Drawing from his Māori and Polynesian heritage, Johnson infuses his music with a positive energy that reflects his Australian roots. His fusion of island reggae, soul and jazz is complemented by heartfelt lyrics. “American Idol” alumni Eli-Mac effortlessly blends reggae, R&B and hip hop into a hypnotic fusion. From the vibrant rhythms of Maui, Hawaii, Eli-Mac delivers an exceptional and multifaceted performance, seamlessly blending her Filipino ancestry with her music. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar
Guests are invited to an exclusive celebrity meet and greet with award-winning Brother’s Bond Bourbon co-founders Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can purchase signed bottles of Brother’s Bond Bourbon for $100. More details and tickets to this exclusive meet and greet opportunity will be announced soon. 

UFC 296, DEC. 16
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar
On Saturday, Dec. 16, Chickie’s & Pete’s will host the ultimate closed-circuit viewing party for UFC 296. Fans can enjoy all-you-can-drink specials on select beers and premium spirits starting at 6:30 p.m. This offering is available for $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). To purchase tickets, click here

In celebration of National Sangria Day, guests are invited to buy one glass of sangria for $10 at The Tangier and enjoy a second one for free.

Balla Italian Soul
Balla Italian Soul invites guests to savor a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner for $85 per person. For $45, visitors can also enjoy a tempting wine pairing. Balla will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The complete specialty menu follows:

House-made focaccia, Taralli crackers, olive oil, balsamic, pecorino
Antipasti (choose one):

  • Seasonal Chicories – Gorgonzola dolce, toasted walnuts, aged balsamic
  • Beets Agrodolce – Oro Blanco grapefruit, mint, basil, toasted hazelnuts
  • Octopus Carpaccio – Pickled peppers, preserved lemon, fennel, green olive
  • Burrata – Parma ham, Nardello pepper conserva, sweet basil

Pasta (choose one):
Casarecce – Early girl tomatoes, basil, garlic, Calabrian pepper
Fazzoletti – Fennel sausage ragù, stracciatella, toasted pistachio
Agnolotti – Sheep’s milk ricotta, porcini, guanciale

From the wood fire (choose one):
Sea Bream – Lemon, capers, broccoli di Cicco, wild greens
Veal Marsala – Trumpet mushrooms, black garlic, fresh herbs
Piedmontese Flat Iron – Tomato conserva, crispy sunchokes
Guests can also ask their server for a shaving of fresh winter truffles. White Alba is available for $95 per dish and Black Périgord is available for $45 per dish. 

Live Entertainment Throughout SAHARA Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, SAHARA Las Vegas will host an array of spectacular live entertainers. Guests are invited to enjoy the lineup of complimentary performances, including:

  • BRAND G performing at The Tangier from 5 to 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend.
  • State Of Mind performing on the casino floor from 6 to 8 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend.
  • Cover band performing Top 40 hits at AZILO Ultra Pool’s main stage from 11 a.m. to midnight. Entry can be accessed through AZILO Ultra Pool’s main entrance across from Uno Más. All ages are welcome. Scarves and gloves will also be available for purchase.
  • DJ Inkfat spinning at CASBAR Lounge from midnight to 3 a.m. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Two-Day VIP New Year’s Extravaganza
SAHARA Las Vegas announces a two-day VIP New Year’s extravaganza to ring in 2024. Attendees can look forward to the ultimate celebration on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an open bar, live entertainment, fireworks viewing, New Year’s Day recovery station and more.

New Year’s Eve festivities will kick off with a select open bar at AZILO Ultra Lounge and CASBAR Lounge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Offerings include bottomless spirits, specialty cocktails, domestic and imported beers and wine. Additionally, revelers will be treated to live music and entertainment with DJ EJ Luera, atmospheric dancers, a violinist and a street magician taking the night to next level. The evening will conclude with a New Year’s countdown at AZILO Ultra Pool at midnight. Guests will be able to view fireworks launched from the surrounding area.  

Day two of SAHARA’s two-day extravaganza includes endless Bloody Marys and mimosas at a recovery station inside The Tangier from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The two-day New Year’s package is currently available for $125 per person plus taxes and fees. Table reservations for two, including one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne and a cheese platter, are available for $475 plus taxes and fees. Additional tables for up to 12 guests are also available. All guests must be 21 years or older with a valid I.D. to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits
Uno Más invites guests to Tequila Tuesdays every Tuesday in December. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., attendees are invited to celebrate with $5 margaritas made with fine Mexican tequila prepared by expert mixologists. In addition, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, visitors can enjoy live music by an authentic Mariachi band from 6 to 8 p.m.

Balla Italian Soul
Locals and industry professionals are invited to savor Balla’s selection of premium steaks for 50% off every Tuesday. This includes the 22-ounce bone-in ribeye with roasted garlic and rosemary as well as the 16-ounce New York strip with dried tomato and salsa verde. Flat iron and other featured steaks brought in weekly will also be available. A Nevada I.D. is required to redeem this promotion.

Balla Italian Soul
Offering an eclectic, Euro-centric wine list, locals and industry professionals can take advantage of 50% off all bottles of wine every Wednesday in December. Balla’s wine menu includes sommelier-selected varieties, handpicked bottles from northern, central and southern Italy and more. A Nevada I.D. is required to redeem this promotion.

SAHARA Theatre
Mala Vida Fridays will take place inside the SAHARA Theatre until the 2024 pool season when they return to AZILO Ultra Lounge and Pool. Every week, guests can enjoy the hottest Latin nights in Las Vegas with DJs Shark, Platano, Muneco and Beto from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Guests can RSVP for free admission here.

CASBAR Lounge and The Tangier
Featured cocktails available in December for $14:

  • Red Snapper – Crown Royal Regal Apple, amaretto and cranberry juice. 
  • Strawberry Tito Rita – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, triple sec, lime juice, agave, strawberry purée and Giffard Gomme Syrup.
  • Pumpkin Rum Latte – Mount Gay Rum, RumChata Cream Liqueur, Owen’s Espresso Martini Mix and pumpkin.
  • Ginger Spiced Paloma – Teremana Blanco Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, ginger syrup and ginger beer. 

Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar
Available the entire month of December, Chickie’s and Pete’s will offer the chipotle barbacoa burger as its burger of the month. Including an 8-ounce smashed burger patty, 3-ounces of chipotle barbacoa, fontina cheese, pickled red onion aioli, lettuce, radish and apple slaw on a brioche pepper roll, this burger will be available for $21.

Winter Specials
Now through Monday, Feb. 27, Amina Spa invites visitors to relax and reinvigorate with an array of limited-time winter treatments and specials. For $55, guests can prepare for the holiday season with a restorative peppermint pedicure. This 50-minute treatment includes a peppermint-infused foot soak, moisturizing scrub, trim, cuticle cleanup and polish. Amina Spa’s $125 very berry chocolate facial is designed to rejuvenate the skin’s natural radiance. The 50-minute treatment features an antioxidant cranberry cleaner and moisture-rich chocolate mask. As the ultimate rejuvenating treatment this winter, guests can take advantage of the limited-time warm gingerbread massage for $125. The 50-minute treatment includes a full-body massage featuring warmed oils with a hint of gingerbread to soothe tired muscles and nourish dry skin. These specials may not be combined with other offers or discounts. An automatic 18% gratuity will also be applied.

Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar
Now through Saturday, Dec. 16, Chickie’s and Pete’s will offer its Cowboy Special for $45 in celebration of the National Finals Rodeo. The offering includes a 16-ounce ribeye steak with Brother’s Bond Bourbon, bacon butter, roasted broccoli, wild mushrooms and potato purée. 

Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar
All season long, Chickie’s & Pete’s has the best seat in town to watch all of your favorite college and professional football games on more than 50 massive high-definition TVs with access to your favorite beers, well drinks, specialty cocktails and game-day fare. Weekend football specials include fried pickle spears, beef sliders, fish and chips, surf and turf and homemade ricotta donuts. Football enthusiasts can reserve their sports viewing experience at Chickie’s & Pete’s, ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar in North America. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Tickets for game day start at $51.35 and include:

  • Guaranteed VIP seating or standing room access from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or half-day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with big-screen views.
  • Food and beverage credits toward delicious game-day fare, drinks and bottle service.
  • Easy access to multiple William Hill sports betting stations and an in-venue sports book.
  • Free parking.

Additionally, Chickie’s and Pete’s will offer a specialty football breakfast every Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. featuring breakfast sandwiches, breakfast tacos, steak and eggs, Tres Leches French toast and avocado toast. 

Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar, CASBAR Lounge and Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits
On Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout football season, guests can savor an array of drink specials at Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar, CASBAR Lounge and Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits, including:

  • You Call Its!: For $12 each, guests can purchase shots of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Teremana Silver Tequila, Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, Mount Gay Rum and Jack Daniel’s American Whiskey. 
  • Domestic Beer: Guests can purchase select domestic beers for $7 per bottle or $30 per bucket. Beers featured in this promotion include Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Bud Light Seltzer.
  • Import Beer: Additionally, guests can also purchase select import beers for $8 per bottle or $35 per bucket. Beers featured in this promotion include Modelo Especial, Modelo Oro, Corona Extra, Corona Non-Alcoholic, Heineken 0.0, Heineken and Stella Artois. 
  • Beer & A Shot: For $15, guests can order any domestic beer and shot combination. This special can be upgraded to import beer for $1 more.
  • Upgrade Your Boilermaker: For an additional $3, guests can upgrade their boilermaker beer cocktail with Casamigos Blanco Tequila and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. 

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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