Christmas is the “Best Time of the Year” and some of it is FREE… and it’s happening in Las Vegas this Holiday Season! Take a break from shopping and grab your coat, get the kids and head out for some of the most “Magical Christmas Sights” in town. We’ve searched out the best for you, your family and friends to enjoy.
We’ve made a list, and checked it twice, to make your adventures are easy to find.
#1 Mystic Fall Park – Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall…a yearly event which turns the Mystic Fall Park Light and Water Show into a spectacular winter wonderland featuring Santa’s workshop with elves busily making toys for the good girls and boys while enjoying a laser show, synced to the best holiday tunes, to get you in the mood. Shows run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the hour but if its Santa you want to see, join us on Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. then again, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p. m. Free Admission.
5111 Boulder Highway – Las Vegas, NV – 89122 – 702-456-7777
#2 The Park Vegas- on the Las Vegas Strip brings “Holiday at The Park” featuring the sights and sounds of the season beginning with an 80 foot tree decorated top to bottom with Christmas Cheer and while you’re there, enjoy Ice Skating around the tree with the kids, (fees may apply).
The Park Vegas – 3782 Las Vegas Blvb S – 89109 – 702-693-7275
#3 Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – Welcome in winter at Bellagio’s Convervatory & Botanical Gardens with a rich display of Holiday Cheer featuring the sights and sounds of Christmas with lush displays using lights, animation, flowers and greenery to make up the animals, cottages, toy soldiers and new this year, the “Ice Princess”. Open 24 hours daily, December 2 – January – Free
Bellagio Hotel and Casino – 36009 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas, NV – 89109 – 702-693-7111
#4 Ethel M Cactus Garden – For over 20 years, the Holiday Cactus Garden has been a favorite for locals and visitors alike, with displays that will dazzle the mind. With three acres of more than 600,000 lights lighting the desert, there is much to see. Join us on the weekend for Santa and local choirs that perform their Holiday Music for everyone to enjoy. Open daily until 10 p.m. Through January 1 – Free
Ethel M Chocolates – 2 Cactus Garden Dr – Henderson – NV – 89014 -800-438-4356
#5 Winter Wonderland at The LINQ Promenade – The LINQ Promenade transfored into a winter wonderland complete with snow. With dancing, singing, and decorations, this is sure to bring back childhood memories of Christmas past. Join in on the fun with shows starting at 6 p. m. through December 30. Free
The LINQ Promenade – 3545 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89109 -702-322-0550
#6 Wynn’s Winter Wonderland – Travel through the eyes of the storybook, Gulliver’s Travels, at Wynn Las Vegas Atrium, located next to the Main Registration and enjoy a wonderful display of six wintery villages that will make you want to be part of the story. Through December 30 – Free
The Wynn Las Vegas – 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89109 -702-770-7000
#7 Believe in Magic – Holiday Show at Fashion Show Mall – Join us for a fun filled time with dancing and singing that will get everyone in the holiday spirit. A bit like a broadway show, and a great way to take a break from another hectic shopping trip. Shows every two hours, 12 p. m. – 6 p. m. through December 24 – Free
Fashion Show Mall – 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89109 – 702-369-8382
#8 Town Square Las Vegas – Holidays at Town Square – Join us for Snow in the Square where you will enjoy snowflakes that you can catch on your tongue while listening to classic holiday tunes. 10 minute shows. Monday – Thursday at 7 p. m. and Friday through Sunday at 7 p. m. and 8 p. m. – Through December 30 – Free
Town Square – 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89119 -702-269-5001
#9 Green Valley Ranch Resort – Winter’s Village at Green Valley Ranch Resort offers an experience the entire family will enjoy with a real ice rink and decorated trees with thousands of lights and holiday music giving you a bit of magic to your step and let’s not forget Santa, every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thorugh January 7 – Free
Green Valley Ranch Resort – 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy – Henderson – NV – 89052 -702-617-7777
#10 Silverton Casino Hotel Aquarium – Scuba Santa swims in the holiday season at Silverton Aquarium. Watch Santa as he swims among sharks, stingrays and tropical fish to bring a bit of holiday cheer to the waters. Join us Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m, 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. – Through December 30 – Free
Silverton Casino Hotel – 3333 Blue Diamond Rd – Las Vegas – NV – 89139 -702-263-7777
#11 Bass Pro Shops – Santa’s Wonderland is back at Bass Pro Shops where the whole family can get in on the fun. With activities the kids will love throughout the wonderland and photos with Santa, this is sure to be a highlight of the holidays. Through December 24 – Free
Bass Pro Shops – 8200 Dean Martin Dr – Las Vegas – NV – 89139 -702-730-5200
#12 Wet’n ‘Wild – Christmas Town at Wet’n ‘Wild is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit with a wonderful nightime winter wonderland exhibit featuring entertainment and attractions with over three million lights, a synthetic ice skating rink and a Christmas tree standing 40 feet tall and let’s not forget a sledding hill that runs 100 feet. Visit with Santa and get your photo to place upon your mantle. – Sunday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Through December 31 – Fee Applies (closed Dec 24 – 25)
Wet’n’Wild – 7055 S Fort Apache Rd – Las Vegas – NV – 89148 – 702-979-1600
#13 The Cosmopolitan – The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan is the Boulevard Pool, transformed for the holidays at over 4,000 square feet of real ice. Locals and guest alike will enjoy skating to holiday music, light shows, roasting s’mores by the fire pits and wonderful warm cocktails. What more could one ask for? Times vary. Through January 10 – Skate rental fees – Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89109 – 702-698-7000
#14 The Palazzo – Waterfall Atrium & Gardens at Christmas brings the spirit of Christmas for all to enjoy with an elaborate winter fantasy display, decked out with snow covered trees, holiday lights, and the sounds of Christmas. Open 24 hours – Free
The Palazzo – 3325 Las Vegas Blvd S – Las Vegas – NV – 89109 -702-607-7777
#15 Springs Preserve Holiday Express – The Springs Preserve gets into the holiday for the entire family to enjoy. Start with a train ride to Santa’s magical village then on to photo’s with the jolly old man, and if you like the art of decorating cookies, you can do that. If you are in the mood to listen to a holiday tale, stories are read daily plus so much more to see and do. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch all the surprises around every corner. Through December 23 – Admission Fee
The Springs Preserve – 333 S Valley View Blvd – Las Vegas – NV – 89107 – 702-822-7700
#17 Magical Forest at Opportunity Village – A yearly event for locals, the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village has delighted children as well as adults for many years. A great way to show you care while enjoying the three million lights that brighten up the night. Make sure to visit the Gingerbread House display plus you can ride the Forest Express train or take a spin on the Carousel before visiting Santa. There is fun for everyone with so much to see and do. Open nightly at 5:30 p.m through December 31 – Admission Fee – Free Parking
Opportunity Village Magical Forest – 6300 W Oakey Blvd – Las Vegas – NV – 89146 – 702-225-9627