Christmas In Las Vegas
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 08, 2018
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Las Vegas, which lies in the heart of the desert is known across the world for its nightlife, 24-hour casino and other entertainments, where holidays are part of the lifestyle.
The Santa during Christmas runs a riot downtown and the cacti transform to Christmas trees, as there is no scarcity to do anything essential with the best Las Vegas show all around the year, celebrating the festivities of the season, ice skating, at best lounges and bars and a few couple events.
Visit the Cactus Garden and Ethel M Chocolates Factory
The statement that deserts are places where usually all you can find is only cacti and Christmas trees isjust not right. This renowned factory famous for its chocolates and cactus garden consists of approximately 3 acres of land and more than three thousand species of cactus plants bejeweled with more than 5,00,000 lights. Visitations by Santa on evenings during the weekend with local choir live performances, with a chocolate factory.In the tasting room you can pick up some amazing sweet treats to add some more sweetness to your life.
Attend the Cowboy Christmas Event
The Cowboy Christmas has been the Vegas tradition for more than last 30 years. It is an annual mega event for Rodeo fans, and nothing in Vegas welcomes Christmas as such. It is a ten-day event reminding the visitors and tourists that despite all the glitz and glamour, Vegas is still an Old Town of the West at heart.
Pay a visit to the Opportunity Village
Magical Forest has become a tradition, at the Opportunity Village which is one of the most charitable organizations of the region. The trees are adorned with hundreds of thousandsof bright lights and the engrossing entertainment includes Forest Express Passenger train enchanted carousal, Santa mugging for pictures,mini-golf,and theavalanche slide. The train runs across the entire Magical Forest giving disabled an opportunity to not miss such elegant celebrations.
Take a part in the Great Santa Run
As much as we have known and seen Santa Claus, it would not be so easy for him to run. But the Santa’s in Vegas, they go for a run. More than 9000 Santa’s participate in a 5k run and a single mile walk with a complete red suit. Vegas holds the record of the top jogging Santa’s, and it aims to top it with ten thousand jogging Santa’s and set a new world record.
I’m Dreaming of a Wine Christmas
If you are a type of person to just booze out and celebrate, the Downtown Container Park is the perfect place to soothe out the stress of the holidays. The entry ticket at the Downtown Shopping Centre made up ofShipping Containerscomprises of unlimited alcoholic drinks from the cocktail stations and wine stations, along with Zowie Bowie’s live entertainment.
Visit the Bellagio Fountain
Bellagio is one of the luxurious resorts and casinos in Vegas. The foundation in front of it are set according to seasonal tunes that it feels like the water is dancing. It starts to resemble the Christmas scenes and the festivity feelings.
Meet the Santa At Titanic
The disastrous sinking of the unsinkable ship also contributes towards a festive mood of the people at the Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor, which also is a casino decorated with colored lights, hieroglyphics and ancient artifacts.
Attend the Winterfest
The Desert Holiday Festival features a tree lightning, entertainment rides and parades, food vendors, light parades, and crafts.
Visit Sam’s Town
The Mystic Falls features a winter wonderland theme and a holiday inspired light show.
Watch the Glittering Lights
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is festooned with 400 animated twinkling light displays along the drive though for about 2.5 miles, which also includes Santa’s village, with a snow castle, snow making machines and the Nutcracker and Frosty while drinking hot chocolate from the cup.
Visit the Christmas Town
The Wet’n’Wild presents the Christmas Town, the best unforgettable nighttime wonderland experiencing around three million lights, synthetic ice skating, 40-foot Christmas Tree, 100-foot sledging hill, paintball zone, Santa Clause, and other one-of-a kind winter entertainments.
Enjoy your evenings at Winter Parq
The LINQ Promenade is one of its kind entertainment district with the Winter PARQ holiday celebrations. You can take a walk in this snow filled wonderland with more snow falling all over the Boardwalk, which also offers the amazing experience from above with the largest Ferris Wheel of the world and the High Roller of Vegas. The high roller takes the riders to a height of almost 55 stories to have the view of entire Vegas lit up with lights and decorations.
Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of world also does not remain unaffected from the Christmas spirit. With a host of activities and events to participate in, the Christmas and New Year celebrations in Las Vegas offer one of the most amazing experiences of any person’s lifetime.