Las Vegas is the best spot to celebrate the holidays, with its cheery décor and fun festivities. Vegas is a great place to experience the sights and sounds of the holidays because of the abundance of both renowned locally and newly created winter wonderland shows.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will be presented uniquely by REA15 for a second consecutive year.
The event takes place at The Portal from Thursday, Nov. 24 to Thursday, Dec. 29, and offers floor-to-ceiling projection mapping, immersive light, and sound, as well as a carefully designed beverage menu.
“Gingerbread Dreams,” an exhibit that runs until Sunday, January 1, turns the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio Resort & Casino into a winter paradise.
The show includes a snowy gingerbread house that guests may walk through, along with representations of a winter hamlet and polar bears.
A 42-foot Christmas tree that is decked out with countless ornaments and soft white lights serves as its focal point.
Guests are encouraged to dress in their worst sweaters for the Ugly Sweater Party at the rooftop Legacy Club lounge at Circa Resort & Casino.
The festive event, scheduled for Friday, December 16, will feature an ugly sweater competition, holiday-themed beverages, cookies, live music, and photo-worthy vistas from the resort’s 60th level.
Sweet treats, hot chocolate, and appearances by the Great Big Man in Red are all part of the experience, which is open through Sunday, January 1.
In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, each entry fee is being donated to two valley-based nonprofits: Help of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank.
From Wednesday, November 23, to Sunday, December 25, the Tournament of Kings dinner show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino will reintroduce the holiday version of the production, “Twas the Knight.”
The show’s arena will change into a winter wonderland during the brief run, complete with jousting knights, a holiday-themed dinner menu, fireworks, and more.
Through Monday, Dec. 26, Fashion Show Las Vegas will be bringing Christmas happiness to the Strip with a variety of holiday-themed activities, such as festive photo ops, a seasonal installation, and more.
Santa photos are available, and visitors can participate in a contribution initiative to spread happiness. An event to light the Grand Menorah is scheduled for Sunday, December 18.
The Fremont Street Experience will bring back its Grand Menorah and Christmas tree. A fun-filled pre-show for The Las Vegas Great Santa Run will be held on Saturday, December 3, at the downtown Las Vegas attraction.
Food trucks, artisans, and live entertainment are all part of the celebration, and all revenues go to Opportunity Village, a nearby organization that provides support for people with intellectual and physical impairments.
Enchant will be shown by The Hallmark Channel at Las Vegas Ballpark from November 25 through January 1 and at Resorts World Las Vegas from November 19 through January 1.
The two unique winter events include themed walk-through mazes with over 4 million glittering lights at each location, ice skating, live entertainment, Santa visits, and more.
“The Mischievous Elf” is at the Las Vegas Ballpark, while “The Great Search” is at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Over 350 exhibitors from throughout the country are present at Cowboy Channel’s Cowboy Christmas, the official gift fair of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The event, which has taken place at the Las Vegas Convention Center every year since 1986, runs from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 10.
Cowboy Christmas offers interactive activities, live entertainment, and free admission to all visitors in addition to the distinctive goods that can be bought.
At Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, visitors can take in a show of more than 5 million holiday lights without getting out of their vehicles.
Through Sunday, January 8, Speedway Children’s Charities, a network of more than 50 children’s charities in Southern Nevada, will receive a portion of the proceeds from the drive-through spectacle.
Light shows and a 30-foot tree are used to decorate the LINQ Promenade for the holidays and the New Year.
From Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, January 8, the Snow Carnival Holiday Forest will experience a light dusting of snowflakes falling from The M Resort Spa & Casino.
The fun-filled family outing includes genuine snow, winter food and beverages, a “mini-Matterhorn” slide ride, and other activities.
From Friday, November 25 through Tuesday, December 27, comedian, ventriloquist, and America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator performs a holiday-themed variation of his performance at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Holiday music and beloved characters from Fator’s cast will be included in A Very Terry Christmas.
From Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, January 1, Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is transformed into a winter paradise.
More than 26,000 lights, a nine-minute holiday laser light show, and festive décor—including an 18-foot Christmas tree—will be featured in the attraction and display.
With Miracle on Spring Mountain coming back to The Sand Dollar Lounge on Monday, November 21, and Sippin’ Santa On Main debuting at The Sand Dollar Downtown on Saturday, December 31, iconic dive bar The Sand Dollar Las Vegas spreads holiday cheer. The extravagant holiday displays cost close to $100,000, and the fully immersive, nostalgic holiday experiences also include themed cocktails.
Through Friday, December 30, Immersive Nutcracker, a multisensory exhibition of the well-known holiday story, is being presented by The Shops at Crystals.
An introduction to ballet and storytelling are both included in the 500,000-square-foot, 30-minute experience, which is set to well-known Tchaikovsky music. At The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Nutcracker is performed by The Nevada Ballet Theatre.
The company’s yearly performance, which is now in its 50th year, has evolved into a beloved seasonal ritual in the community.
The NBT’s interpretation of the traditional ballet, choreographed by James Canfield, takes the audience on a magical journey through a fantastical realm full of waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. From December 9 to December 24, the holiday tradition will be performed.
Thousands of flashing lights, a 40-foot Christmas tree, ornaments adorning its fountain, and wreaths and garlands will transform Tivoli Village. On Wednesday, November 23, the Summerlin outdoor mall will host a tree-lighting celebration with carolers, Santa visits, free horse-and-carriage rides, and more.
Throughout the entire season, on Fridays and Saturdays, carriage rides and live entertainment are offered. On Sunday, December 4 at Tropicana Las Vegas, local nonprofit Golden Rainbow will present the Ribbon of Life Holiday Spectacular, a seasonal variation of its annual event.
Aerial acrobatics and holiday musical classics are among the acts that will be performed at the celebration.
The 1987-founded organization offers Southern Nevadans living with HIV housing and financial support.