Exploring the gorgeous locales of Las Vegas during New Year's time can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. You can expect to witness a decked up halls with an endless array of astounding performances, culinary indulgences, outdoor merriment and more this holiday season.
Deck the Halls
Keeping the magic of the holidays alive, the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens combines horticultural with spectacular seasonal design, Dec 1 – Jan. 6. The ever-changing natural display is the single most significant component of Bellagio during the holiday season as it transforms into the winter Christmas garden.
(Ethel M Chocolates holiday cactus garden)
The LINQ Promenade features a 35-foot holiday tree adorned with lights and ornaments on the Fountain Stage to kick off the holiday season. The festivities continue through the season with multiple holiday shows along The LINQ Promenade featuring singers and dancers starting Dec. 1. Guests can also enjoy delicious seasonal sweets from Sprinkles Cupcakes, Ghirardelli Ice Cream and amp; Chocolate Shop and Amorino Gelato.
Overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors skate into action at The Ice Rink located atop The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In its sixth year, ice skaters can glide into the holiday season on a rink made of over 4,200-square-feet of real ice.
Fremont Street Experience kicks off the holidays with the 13th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run hosted by Holly Madison. More than 9,000 Santas will gather at the iconic Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas for a holly jolly 5k fun run and walk on benefitting local nonprofit Opportunity Village, Saturday, Dec 2.
The Park Vegas invites guests of all ages to celebrate the season in style with the opening of Holiday at The Park, Nov. 30. Making the Strip-side hotspot merry and bright, the winter wonderland will feature ornament arches sparkling with twinkling lights, an 80-foot Silver Fir tree, an ice-skating rink, traditional chalets and much more.
Offering fun for kids from one to 92, Toshiba Plaza will also be filled with festive activities including a quaint holiday marketplace, screenings of beloved holiday movies each week, a place for children to share their wishes with their favourite bearded buddy and more.
The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas have partnered with Positively Arts Foundation to bring “Positively Arts Holiday Spectacular” to the stage featuring performances of seasonal hits by the cast of BAZ – Star Crossed Love, Sunday, Dec. 17. All proceeds from this enchanting extravaganza will benefit Positively Arts Foundation.
The Nevada Ballet Theater will bring The Nutcracker to life at The Smith Center, filling the air with the magic of the holidays. Nearly 100 talented dancers will work together to portray the captivating journey of Clara and her prince in a charming world of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.
All is calm, all is bright
Opportunity Village, a non-profit organization for adults with intellectual disabilities, hosts one of Las Vegas’ most cherished and longest running holiday traditions, the Magical Forest. For over 25 years, Magical Forest has decorated pine trees spread throughout their mini forest, centered around a large holiday tree.
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will celebrate its 17th season as Nevada’s largest drive- thru holiday light show, now through Jan 7. Featuring more than three million lights over a 2.5-mile course, this holiday happening is perfect for sipping hot cocoa while singing carols with loved ones in the car.
Executive Pastry Chef Patrice Caillot of Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas guides guests in the art of edible ornaments to create holiday décor that tastes as good as it looks. Participants will learn techniques and tips to concoct perfect edible décor – from crunchy holiday chocolate trees to gingerbread ornaments –while sipping on artisanal hot chocolate, Saturday, Dec 16.
Minus5 Ice Experience inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will introduce a newly renovated winter wonderland venue. The frozen bar attraction boasts over 120 tons of pure Canadian ice, featuring museum-quality ice sculptures such as the Las Vegas skyline and a Game of Thrones-inspired ice castle.
(The Ice Rink at Cosmopolitan)
Making the season bright, the Holly-Dome will return to The Adventure dome at Circus Circus. This year visitors can catch the classic “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” film at the FX Theater as well as take photos next to a larger-than-life Rudolph display or inside a giant snow globe.
Winter's village at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino is a wonderful place off-Strip to create holiday traditions and memories to cherish for years to come. Featuring a 6,000-square- foot skating rink complete with real ice and an expanded view of the Las Vegas skyline, the Winter Village invites guests to go walking in a winter wonderland as they enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.