Christmas In Las Vegas

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 08, 2018
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Las Vegas is the city that is always in the mood to celebrate something or the other. So, when its Christmas, it pulls all the stops with exciting shows, beautiful lights, and delicious holiday food. All you have to do is get ready to attend some of the top Christmas events in Las Vegas where every festivity is presented at its best. 


The Santa during Christmas runs a riot downtown and the cactus transform to Christmas trees, as Christmas in Las Vegas is all about quirky events and bustling shows. So, we are here with a simple guide that will cover all the places perfect for celebrating holidays when you are in Las Vegas during Christmas - 

Visit the Cactus Garden and Ethel M Chocolates Factory

This renowned factory is famous for its chocolates and the cactus garden. It consists of approximately 3 acres of land and more than three thousand species of cactus plants that are bejeweled with more than 5,00,000 lights. Visits by Santa on evenings during the weekend with local choir live performances make this experience all the more exciting. In the tasting room, you can pick up some mouth-watering desserts 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. So, when you want to enjoy the best of Las Vegas Christmas, this event must be on top of your list. 

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 thousands of bright lights and the engrossing entertainment includes Forest Express Passenger train enchanted carousel, Santa posing for pictures, mini-golf, and the avalanche 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. Considered to be one of the best Las Vegas Christmas events, head off to Fremont Street Experience and witness this quirky run. 

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 of shipping Containers comprises 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 is set according to seasonal tunes that it feels like the water is dancing. It starts to resemble the Christmas scenes and the festivity feelings as December knocks on the door. Stop by and you will surely enjoy this free Christmas show in Las Vegas. 

Attend the Winterfest

The Desert Holiday Festival features a tree lighting, entertainment rides, parades, food vendors, and crafts stalls, everything that makes Christmas the best. This year, the theme will be 'Fire & Ice' and you will get to see this whole place transforming into an exciting winter wonderland.  

Watch the Glittering Lights

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is festooned with 400 animated twinkling light displays along the drive-through 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 night-time wonderland experiencing around three million lights, synthetic ice skating, 40-foot Christmas Tree, 100-foot sledding hill, paintball zone, Santa Clause, and other one-of-a-kind winter entertainments.

Enjoy your evenings at Winter Park

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 the 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.

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