'Tis the season to be merry, and what better place to celebrate the festive spirit than the dazzling city of Las Vegas?
In this guide, we'll take you on a journey through the enchanting Christmas attractions and shows that make the Las Vegas holiday season truly magical.
From glittering lights to immersive experiences, Vegas has it all, ensuring a Christmas celebration like no other.
1. Holiday Themed Vegas Shows: Let's kick off the festive vibes by diving headfirst into the jolly madness of Vegas shows! Picture this: Motown, Terry Fator, Frankly Frank, Carpenters Legacy, and The Rat Pack is Back! are all decked out for December. They've swapped their usual gig for a festive spectacle, complete with Christmas carols, holiday threads, and enough festive fun to rival Santa's workshop. Even the Tournament of Kings has traded swords for snowballs, turning the medieval arena into a winter wonderland that's fit for a king – or a very festive knight.
2. Enchant at Las Vegas Ball Park: If you thought Santa's workshop was magical, wait until you step into the enchanting wonderland at Las Vegas Ball Park. From November 24 to December 30, this place transforms into a holiday dreamland with a dazzling light maze, a Christmas village with artisan vendors, and an ice skating rink that's cooler than the North Pole. And hey, Santa Claus himself even makes a cameo! It's a festive family affair you won't want to miss.
3. Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Rev up your holiday spirit and cruise through the Glittering Lights drive-through show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We're talking 5 million twinkling lights spread over a 2.5-mile course! It's like driving through a Christmas fairy tale, and you get to be the hero behind the wheel. Choose your mode: solo adventurer or hop on the Santa Tram for a guided tour of the sparkle spectacular. And guess what? It's not just about the lights; it's also a feel-good ride since it supports Speedway Children’s Charities. That's what we call a win-win drive!
4. Shaq's Fantasy Lab - A Christmas Dream: Ready for a slam dunk of holiday cheer? Head to Shaq's Fantasy Lab at Fashion Show Mall! From December 1 to January 6, it's like Santa's secret workshop went through a Shaq-tastic makeover. Each room tells a festive story, unfolding holiday magic that'll make even Grandpa do a little jig. It's innovation, fun, and inspiration all wrapped up in a Christmas bow.
5. Bellagio Conservatory & Bellagio Fountain: From December 2 to the end of the holiday season, Bellagio Conservatory is not just a garden – it's a giant snow globe of holiday wonders! Inspired by "The Nutcracker," it's a whimsical world filled with characters and treats made of living plants. And if that's not enough, take a short stroll to the Bellagio Fountains. They've choreographed their dance to holiday hits like “Santa Baby” and “Carol of the Bells.” It's a double whammy of festive visual and musical delight.
6. The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan: Hold on to your hot cocoa – we've got rooftop ice skating, holiday movies, and fire pits waiting for you at The Cosmopolitan! With 4,200 square feet of real ice and light snowfall, it's basically a winter paradise in the heart of Vegas. Picture this: skating, sipping hot cocoa, and roasting s'mores over the fire. The only thing missing is Buddy the Elf exclaiming, "Santa's coming!"
7. Aria's Holiday Display: Aria Resort & Casino doesn't just do holiday displays; they throw a festive fiesta! The theme changes every year, but one thing's for sure – it's a visual feast that'll make sugarplum fairies jealous. Giant gingerbread men, edible Winter Wonderlands – you name it, they've probably done it. It's like stepping into a Christmas dreamscape created by Santa's artistic elves.
8. Ethel M Cactus Garden Lights: In a city where cacti outnumber Christmas trees, Ethel M Chocolate Factory turns the desert into a twinkling wonderland. More than half a million lights bedazzle the three-acre cactus garden. It's like walking through a glittery forest of aloe, agave, prickly pears, and yuccas. Best part? It's absolutely free, and the lights turn on every night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Consider it nature's Christmas gift to Vegas.
9. The Holiday Experience at The Park: If you think you can escape the holidays in Vegas, think again! The Park brings the holiday party to the Strip. Picture carolers strolling around, belting out Christmas tunes louder than your neighbor's questionable karaoke nights. Follow the festive tunes to Toshiba Plaza, where pop-up dining experiences serve up holiday treats that will make your taste buds do the tango. Who knows? You might even stumble upon a surprise live show. It's Vegas, baby!
10. Flamingo and LINQ Promenade: For a winter wonderland smack in the heart of the Strip, look no further than Flamingo and LINQ Promenade. The Flamingo goes all out with bright pink decorations, a giant snow globe, cozy fire pits, and seasonal beverages at the Flamingo Bar. Meanwhile, LINQ Promenade's storefronts join the festive fiesta with holiday discounts and tasty specials. It's a double dose of holiday cheer – Flamingo style!
11. Rockin' Christmas at M Resort: Feel the rhythm of the season at Rockin' Christmas, happening at M Resort from November 17 to December 31. Brace yourself for a dazzling display of lights and groovin' beats that turn this holiday extravaganza into an audio-visual feast. Load up the car with your favorite people, grab some hot cocoa, and embark on a merry cruise through a mile-long spectacle. It's not just any light show; it's proudly hailed as the world's largest animated drive-through, promising a mesmerizing experience that'll have you dancing in your seat.
12. Winter at the Terrace at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino: Cozy up with your pals at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino for their annual "Winter at the Terrace," running from December 2023 to February 2024. This Instagram-worthy celebration is a feast for the senses, featuring snug igloos, crackling fire pits, twinkling lights, and a soundtrack of cheerful tunes. Get ready to transport into a winter dreamland with every sip of winter-themed libations and tasty bites. It's a joyful escape that guarantees to elevate your holiday spirit.
13. Magical Forest at Opportunity Village: If you're craving a hefty dose of community spirit, head over to Opportunity Village from December 7-10 and December 14-31 for their iconic Magical Forest event. This winter wonderland is not just about sparkling lights – it's an immersive experience for the whole family. Picture exciting rides, mouthwatering treats from numerous vendors, and an endless supply of holiday cheer. Here's the cherry on top: every dollar spent at Magical Forest goes right back into Opportunity Village’s programs, serving over 3,000 people in the Las Vegas community. 'Tis the season of giving, indeed!
Las Vegas transforms into a Christmas paradise during the holiday season, offering a plethora of festive activities and attractions. From dazzling lights to immersive shows, the city provides a unique and unforgettable Christmas experience for locals and visitors alike. Embrace the magic, explore the wonders, and make this Christmas in Vegas truly extraordinary.