Christmas is almost upon us, and there’s no better time to explore Las Vegas. The holiday season in Las Vegas is filled with all sorts of magical happenings, including scenic light displays, immersive ice-skating experiences, holiday-themed shows, and family-friendly meet-and-greets with Santa Claus himself.
Whether you’re a local or tourist, you’ll want to check out our list of holiday happenings to get the most out of this merry season!
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable holiday experience at the Las Vegas Ballpark that includes an ice skating trail illuminated by glittering Christmas lights, a fairytale-like holiday village complete with local vendors, a children’s play area, and a meet-and-greet opportunity for your little ones with Santa Claus. To read more about Enchant Christmas and purchase tickets, click here.
The Bellagio Conservatory at the Bellagio is well known for its seasonal botanical displays, including its annual holiday-themed exhibit.
This year’s festive display is appropriately called “Holiday Time,” and includes a massive snow globe, a 42-foot-tall fir tree adorned with thousands of sparkling lights and ornaments, Santa’s gift-filled sleigh, and playful polar bear and penguin sculptures, that are perfect for holiday selfies and family photos.
The Bellagio’s colorful “Holiday Time” display makes for the perfect opportunity to snap Instagram-worthy selfies or family photos and offers a refreshing escape from the Las Vegas Strip. For an added holiday bonus, you can watch the Bellagio Water Fountains which are choreographed to Christmas music outside of the resort.
The Holiday Experience at The Park
Visitors can view twinkling lights, holiday decor, and wandering Santas, breakdancing elves, live music, acapella carolers, and more at The Park Vegas outside T-Mobile Arena from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Visitors and locals alike can visit the “Cool Yule” and holiday pop-up bar Beerhuas at The Park to sip specialty cocktails, including
Glittering Las Vegas
Glittering Lights is Nevada’s largest holiday drive-thru light show, featuring millions of twinkling lights and hundreds of lit trees along a 2.5-mile course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The attraction is often ranked as one of the top holiday light shows in the country, and makes for a perfect family outing or date night.
For more show and ticket information, click here.
The Ice Rink
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features a 4,200 square-foot rooftop ice rink that was named one of USA Today‘s 10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in North America. Guests can take in breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip from the rink and fire pits where you can roast s’mores and drink holiday-themed cocktails.
Visitors can also enjoy holiday movies on select dates.
For ticket and reservation information, click here.
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland theme park complete with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, hot cocoa, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, and more.
For over 30 years, Opportunity Village has welcomed visitors to its annual charitable holiday celebration and donates every dollar spent towards programs and services for over 3,000 people with disabilities at Opportunity Village.
Catch a Holiday Show on The Strip
Known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas offers plenty of unique holiday-themed adaptations of classic shows, including Tournament of Kings: Twas the Knight, ‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque Du Soleil, Terry Fator.
It’s recommended to get your tickets in advance as these shows can sell out especially fast.
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