Las Vegas Holiday Events
If you’re ready to plan a few holiday activities, there’s no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas this year. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or adults-only holiday cheer, you’re sure to find it in the area.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio Hotel is a can’t-miss holiday destination. At the entrance to the 14,000-square-foot botanical garden, you’ll find a 42-foot-tall fir tree trimmed with colorful ornaments and thousands of twinkling lights. As you make your way around, you’ll see a horse-drawn carriage, generously embellished with sparkling jewels, thousands of poinsettias, and busy elves, preparing for the holiday season.
The display is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week through early January. People of all ages are welcome to enjoy this free event.
While the Bellagio Fountains are a hit year-round, they are truly remarkable during the holidays. Starting in early December and running through early January, the fountains will feature special performances set to classic holiday songs, such as “Carol of the Bells” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Shows occur every fifteen minutes, starting at 3 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. on Sundays.
Winter Wonderland Display at Aria
Check out the Aria Resort and Casino this holiday season and take a picture in front of the life-sized gingerbread house in the lobby. Made of edible ingredients, this custom-designed creation contains more than 400 pounds of gingerbread, eight pounds of chocolate, 200 pounds of icing, and 1000 pounds of candy. It’s on display through early January and is open to the public.
Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Meander through a 3-acre cactus garden decorated with over a million twinkling lights at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. You’ll find animated reindeer as well as a huge variety of holiday decor throughout the garden. Have your picture taken with Santa Clause, who will be at the garden every night through December 23.
Enjoy the lights from November 5 until January 2 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. The garden is free to enter with the exception of a $5 fee for reservations made for groups of six or more. This entrance fee will be donated to the Three Square Food Bank and HELP of Southern Nevada. Reservations aren’t required, but they are recommended for this popular event.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Glittering Lights
Did you know Nevada’s largest drive-thru light display is located in Las Vegas? Held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every year, Glittering Lights boasts more than 5 million lights and 170 trees along the 2.5-mile course. A live nativity is on-site as well. A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Speedway Children’s Charities, while a portion of the money earned from concessions helps area Boy Scout troops.
Ticket prices start at $25 per vehicle for Monday-Thursday nights and go up to $85 for season passes. Glittering Lights opens on November 11 and the event closes on January 9. Check the website for more detailed information about ticket prices and hours as they vary depending on when you go.
Merry Crimson at Red Rock Resort
Enjoy an adults-only winter wonderland at Merry Crimson at Red Rock Resort. Gather with friends to enjoy specialty cocktails, hand-crafted desserts, and live entertainment. The indoor/outdoor holiday bar features plenty of fire pits for roasting marshmallows as well as spacious indoor lounge seating and private outdoor cabanas. Merry Crimson is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Holiday Lights at the LINQ
Every year, the LINQ Promenade Las Vegas transforms into a winter wonderland full of festive holiday decorations and fun family activities. There’s a 35-foot-tall tree, carolers, and thousands of glittering lights. While you’re there, don’t miss the holiday light show, Lights on the LINQ, on the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the world. During the light show, thousands of LED lights are synced to popular holiday songs. It runs every hour on the half hour in the evenings through late December. The show is free to watch, but if you’d like to take a ride on the High Roller, tickets start at $34.75 for adults and $17.50 for kids.
Enchant at the Las Vegas Ballpark
Explore one of the world’s largest light mazes when you visit Enchant at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Custom designed, Enchant’s 90,000- square-foot maze features ice sculptures, light displays, Christmas trees, and snow. When you’ve completed the maze, check out the Christmas Market and get some shopping done, take the kids to see Santa Clause, or go ice skating. Children will love exploring the Little Ones’ Play Place while the adults enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and other holiday treats.
Enchant runs from November 26 through January 2. Ticket prices start at $20 for adults and $25 for children. Kids 2 years and under are free.
Town Square Las Vegas
Think it never snows in Vegas? Think again! Every year, Town Square brings the fluffy white stuff to the desert in the form of Snow in the Square, a ten-minute holiday show featuring a light snowfall and LED lights choreographed to popular holiday tunes. It’s a fun experience for both kids and adults alike. After the show, wander through the area and enjoy the holiday decor, including the 45-foot, fully lit and decorated, Christmas tree. Snow in the Square is free, and show times vary, so check the website for more information.
There it is. Our list of fun holiday events in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. If you know of something we missed, please let us know so we can add it. Just give us a call or send us an email here at Las Vegas Jewelry and Coin Buyers. We would love to hear from you!