Can you believe the Holidays are just around the corner? 2016 has flown by and what a better way to enjoy the remainder of the year than by taking part in all that there is to see and do in Las Vegas during the Holidays. Our wonderful city truly gets in the spirit of the season every year and you will not be disappointed with our list of must do experiences in Las Vegas! We hope you can fit everything in!! Here we go!
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway boasts Nevada’s Largest Holiday Drive-Thru Light Show. The best place to see Christmas lights in the US per CNN Travel! Hop in your car and drive on down, they open every night at Dusk November 11, 2016 – January 7, 2017.
7000 Las Vegas Blvd North
Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan
This holiday season, The Cosmopolitan transforms the Boulevard Pool into The Ice Rink. Located high above the Strip, guests will enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire pits, and warm cocktails. The Ice Rink also features light snow showers, which occurs every 30 minutes.
November 25, 2016 through January 2, 2017
Snow Showers: Every 30 minutes,
Wednesday through Sunday 6:00 PM to 10:00PM
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.,
Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden
The huge Ethel M’s cactus garden out front features a spectacular display of more than half a million holiday lights, chocolate houses and sculptures, and demonstrations of Ethel M Chocolate creations.
On Nightly, 5pm to 10pm November 15th – January 1st.
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson
Santa Shipwreck at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef
Come and visit Santa Claus and Santa Jaws in the shipwreck exhibit at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium.
Santa will be visiting Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium every weekend from December 3 until Christmas Eve.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Scuba Santa at the Silverton
Visitors can see Santa Claus dressed up in scuba gear and submerged in the Silverton’s 117,000-gallon aquarium. Santa Claus will be swimming among the 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish this holiday season.
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 1pm
December 3 and 4, 10 and 11, 17 – 19
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Santa’s Wonderland at the Bass Pro Shops
Bring the whole family to enjoy Santa’s Wonderland Event at the Bass Pro Shops. Running now till Christmas Eve this is an event the kids will love as they enjoy tons of activates going on throughout the wonderland. While you are there, get your FREE 4X6 photo with Santa as well as a FREE craft! It is recommended that you call ahead to make sure the photo line is open. 702-730-5200
First weekend in December till December 24
8200 Dean Martin Dr.
Get into the spirit at Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction, the Bellagio Fountains. Is there a more romantic way to spend Christmas day than watching and taking in the seasonal sounds of the dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio? The free fountain water show feature special performances of classic holiday tunes such as Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night and Santa Baby throughout the season. Performances start at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday; noon on Saturdays and holidays; and 11 a.m. on Sundays.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes winter with a holiday display rich in nostalgia. You will find yourself surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights, more than 28,000 poinsettias and a 42-foot White Fir holiday tree.
The majestic holiday tree is decorated with 7,000 warm white LED twinkling lights and 2,500 colorful ornaments. Standing guard at each corner of the garden are four animated toy soldiers robotically moving in unison. You will also find four 10-foot stockings stuffed with wrapped trinkets hang from the ceiling, and a 12-foot Jack-in-the–box, surrounded by gifts and golden ribbon, swaying back and forth. The holiday display is available for guests to enjoy for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week from December 1 – January 2. If you get there between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., look out for “ 2016 Mr. and Ms. Green Thumb” who will be on hand daily to answer guest questions about the displays.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
If you plan to visit Las Vegas early in December, don’t miss the longest running gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show. Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show will occupy over 300,000 square feet of show floor and host 400 plus vendors from across the United States and Canada. These vendors will showcase their unique products which will include: customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery, as well as providing the best source for the Official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise.
December 1 – 10
Open 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Daily
FREE Admission – Open to the Public
Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls
3150 Paradise Road.
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to give this time of year than a visit to the Magical Forest, which is celebrating another year of providing holiday joy to the Las Vegas community. Join the more than 150,000 people that visit the Forest every year. Feast your eyes at the more than three million lights on hundreds of decorated trees. Ride the Forest Express passenger train, take a spin on the Carousel or visit Santa. There is fun for the whole family and plenty of special events and offers throughout the Forest season. The Magical Forest is open nightly November 21 2016 – January 1 2017 Park Opens 5:30 pm nightly! Free Parking
6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Winter PARQ at the LINQ Promenade
The LINQ Promenade is transformed into Winter PARQ for the holiday season with decorations, carolers and holiday music. The holiday show will occur nightly every hour from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. at the Fountain Stage. Snow is scheduled fall across the Linq complex every half hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning December 11th
3535 S. Las Vegas, Blvd.
Town Square Las Vegas at Christmas
Santa will kick-off the holiday season at Town Square during the annual community parade. Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
Snow in the Square – November 13 through December 23
Town Square will spread holiday cheer throughout the center in the form of snowflakes during its Snow in the Square show at Town Square Park.
Shows are scheduled Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to classic holiday tunes.
Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts – November 19 through December 17
Every Thursday night before the Snow in the Square show, local elementary through high school students will take center stage in Town Square Park to entertain crowds with exciting holiday performances. Photos with Santa –
Saturday, Nov. 14 – Thursday, Dec. 24 (reservations are required to visit Santa)
6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland
Mystic Falls indoor park is a holiday haven this time of the year with a 30-foot Christmas tree, decorated with thousands of lights and displays of polar bears fishing in the pond. Bring your camera and enjoy this winter wonderland that is set to holiday tunes.
Guests can also enjoy a free 15-minute laser light spectacular hourly during the holiday season, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through January 1. And from December 1 to December 18, Santa will appear Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mystic Falls is FREE and open 24 hours a day.
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
Considered a Las Vegas holiday tradition, the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade holiday spectacle is scheduled take place for 20 nights throughout the holiday season, and includes floats, snowflake princesses and princes, dancers, toy soldiers, drummers and festive music to put the entire family into the holiday spirit. Also parading through the streets will be characters such as penguins, polar bears and reindeer entertaining the crowd. The parade will last for 20 minutes and is scheduled for the evenings of Nov. 20-21, 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and every evening from Dec. 11-24 from 7:00-7:30 PM each night.
1980 Festival Plaza Dr.
The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens at Christmas
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino. Every year The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens are transformed into an elaborate winter display fantasy display. Decked out with snow-covered trees measuring up to 20-feet tall, swirling holiday lights, giant pine cones, thousands of fresh
poinsettias, The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens is a must see during the holiday season. The display is open to the public 24 hours a day and will through the first week of the New Year. 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Scuba Elf at the Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops
Be sure to head to the Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to check out the Elf Aquarists. This year the Scuba Elves have returned once again to bring festive holiday cheer to The Forum Shops. Watch the Scuba Elves at work feeding the tropical fish Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m. 3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
The Shops at Crystals – ARIA Las Vegas
The Crystals shopping center at CityCenter is a sight to see. At Christmas, this shopping center is decked out with thousands of fresh flowers for the holiday season. Don’t miss the focal point of Crystals holiday designs, which is the popular flower carpet, filled with a winter-themed scheme and a 50-foot Olympia Pine Tree, covered in bright white LED lights. Also feast your eyes on tons of white and pink poinsettias throughout the mall as well as red and silver candy-like twists hanging from the ceiling. The mall is worth a visit just to see the elaborate holiday window displays. In the spirit of the season, the mall also features live music noon to 5pm Thursday-Sunday. 3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Whew! We have put together quite the list, but you will definitely be in the Holiday spirit after taking in all of the amazing offerings Las Vegas has during the most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Happy Holidays! +