It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is chilly… there are holiday festivities happening… and our neighborhoods and businesses are decking the halls. For many families in the Las Vegas valley, finding the very best holiday light displays and activities are an annual tradition.
We’ve put together this top 10 list of our favorite holiday lights in the Las Vegas area! These are ALL a must see so it was super hard to put them in order!
If we’ve forgotten any of your favorites, please drop us a note so we can add to our list. Thanks.
Top 10 Places in Las Vegas to Visit for the Holidays
This Christmas season, The Cosmopolitan changes the Boulevard Pool into The Ice Rink. Found high over the Strip, visitors will appreciate skating on more than 4,200 square feet of genuine ice, simmering s’mores by the fire pits, and warm mixed drinks. The Ice Rink additionally includes light snow showers which happens every 30 minutes.
When: Nov. 25, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017
Time: Monday – Friday: 2PM – Midnight; Saturday – Sunday: Noon – Midnight
Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017: Noon – Midnight Daily
Snow Showers: Every 30 minutes,
Friday – Sunday, 7 – 11PM; Nov. 25 – Dec. 18; Tuesday – Sunday, 7 – 11PM; Dec. 19 – Jan. 1
$15 All Day Skating Access; $10 All Day Skating Access for Nevada Residents
$5 Skate Rental fee; $10 Skating Aid Rental fee
Admission to The Ice Rink area is FREE; *Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult that is 21 years or older.
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas
The Mystic Falls indoor stop at Sam’s Town experiences a change at Christmas time.
Mystic Falls indoor park is a holiday haven this time of the year with a 30-foot Christmas tree, designed with a large number of lights and shows of polar bears fishing in the pond. Bring your camera and appreciate this winter wonderland that is set to holiday tunes.
Visitors can likewise appreciate a free 15-minute laser light awesome hourly amid the Christmas season. Also, from November 25, 2016 – December 23, 2016, Santa will show up Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00pm – 8:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm – 8:30pm
Mystic Falls is FREE and open 24 hours a day.
Time: Shows at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily.
Santa will be here to welcome kids of all ages on the following days and times:
November 25 – December 23, 2016
Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00pm – 8:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00pm – 8:30pm
This year, Town Square Las Vegas will spread holiday cheer all through the inside. Kids and families are welcome to wonder about the 45-foot Christmas tree and appreciate the inside’s Snow in the Square show.
The following are a couple of the things arranged this Christmas season at Town Square.
Snow in the Square – November 11 through December 23
Town Square will spread holiday cheer all through the middle as snowflakes amid its Snow in the Square show at Town Square Park.
Shows are booked Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. what’s more, Friday – Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m. Every show keeps going 10 minutes and is choreographed to great holiday tunes.
Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts – November 17 through December 22
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. 12 – Thursday, Dec. 24 (reservations are required to visit Santa)
The LINQ Promenade is changed into Winter PARQ for the Christmas season beginning November 25th with adornments, vocalists and holiday music. The holiday show will happen daily, every hour, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 30. at the Fountain Stage.
Snow is planned to fall over the Linq complex each half hour from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Location: across the street from Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites winter with a holiday show rich in wistfulness. You will get yourself encompassed by a great many twinkling lights, snow-flocked trees, more than 28,000 poinsettias, groups of ice animals and a 42-foot White Fir holiday tree.
The glorious holiday tree is enhanced with 7,000 warm white LED twinkling lights and 2,500 brilliant adornments and looking through the branches are seven 5-foot elves joyously setting the last designs on the tree. Standing guard at every edge of the garden are four energized toy warriors mechanically moving as one. This years most current expansion is a Bellagio-themed train station covered with smashed walnuts and fixed with candy canes. Nearby, a group of penguins watch over two 10-foot trains withdrawing for the “North Pole” through two 12-foot brick tunnels.
Close-by, in the North Garden visitors are transported to the cold as a mother polar bear enhanced with 12,000 white carnations watches out for her combine of twin cubs as they slip and slide crosswise over icy masses. Among them likewise is a curious group of penguins poking out of their igloos.
The holiday show is accessible for visitors to appreciate for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week from December 2 – January 2. In the event that you arrive between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., pay special mind to ” 2016 Mr. and Ms. Green Thumb” who will be close by, day by day, to answer visitor inquiries concerning the showcases.
Guests can enjoy live holiday performances, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden.
Considered a Las Vegas holiday custom, the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade holiday scene is booked to take place for 20 night all through the Christmas season, and includes floats, snowflake princesses and princes, dancers, toy fighters, drummers and happy music to put the whole family into the holiday soul. Additionally parading through the lanes will be characters, for example, penguins, polar bears and reindeer entertaining your group.
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.
*** *Parade on Christmas Eve will begin at 6:00 PM.
Parade will take place on Park Centre Drive from Foot Locker to CREAM.
Get into the holiday soul at the Springs Preserve with prepare train rides to Santa’s magical village. Festive activities incorporate photographs with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie enhancing, holiday stories, a nutcracker show and that’s only the tip of the iceberg!. You are urged to convey your own particular camera or cell phone to record your Santa sighting.
Trips to Santa’s village depart 10 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Spaces are limited for each departure time. Reservations are required. Date & Time
December 10-11, 17-23, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Location: Springs Preserve
Admission: $8 members; $10 non-members. Free ages 2 and under.
Celebrate the 23rd Aniversary of the Cactus Garden Lighting at Ethel M, mid November – Jan 1st
If the idea of over half a million twinkling Christmas lights draped over three acres of cactus sounds exciting, then you must a visit the Chocolate Wonderland at Ethel M Chocolates Factoryand Cactus Garden in Henderson, NV. This is one of the coolest holiday things you can do in Las Vegas. 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. Santa Claus visits the place at stipulated hours.
The display will be open from Tuesday, November 15th at 5pm – Jan 1, 2017.
Admission to Chocolate Wonderland is free and includes a factory tour. Special seasonal chocolate collections are also available for purchase.
Lights: On Nightly, 5pm to 10pm – November 15th – January 1st. FREE ADMISSION
Factory & Chocolate Shoppe: Open daily 8:30am to 10pm (closed Christmas Day)
Visits from Santa Claus: Friday – Sunday till Christmas 5pm to 9pm
Performance by local Choirs: Friday – Sunday 6pm to 8pm
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a drive-thru light show held annually and considered Nevada’s largest Christmas Light Show by lighting up the speedway from November 11 2016 – January 1 2017. Featuring more than two million animated and sparkling displays along a 2.5-mile drive-through course. Enjoy many custom twinkling light displays, never-before-seen lights and some of your old favorites like the NASCAR scene and the Avenue of Trees which showcases more than 55 charities with custom dedicated signs and trees.
When: November 11, 2016-January 7, 2017. The park opens at dusk.
Time: (November) Sunday through Thursday 5:30 – 9 p.m.*
Friday, Saturday and holidays 5:30 – 10p.m.*
Time: (December) Sunday through Thursday 5:00 – 9 p.m.*
Friday, Saturday and holidays 5:00 – 10p.m.
Cost: Monday-Thursday $20 per car; Friday-Sunday, holidays, December 19-25 $30/per vehicle
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89115
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
*** ALL Proceeds raised at the Magical Forest will benefit people with disabilities at Opportunity Village
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