Top 7 Things To Do At Christmas In Las Vegas, Nevada - Updated 2023

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Nevada’s most famous jewel of a city, Las Vegas, has been portrayed in media as both a paradise and a city of sin. What started as a settlement for ranchers, railroad workers, and dam builders grew into the neon metropolis famous and infamous for its gambling, drive-thru weddings, and star-studded events. While modern Las Vegas got its start due to the backing of organized crime, such as notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel, nowadays, it’s a different type of a beast. It’s now full of colossal mega-casinos and luxurious resorts, attracting more than tens of millions of visitors annually. With the Christmas holidays and cold winter coming soon, now would be the perfect time to plan a dream vacation to this place. That said, check out this list of the top things to do at Christmas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1. Be mesmerized by the Magic of Christmas Show (from USD 55.0)

If you’re looking for something different, away from the noise and chaos of the performance halls, then The Magic of Christmas Show is for you. Performed in the Las Vegas Magic Theater, this is an intimate and up-close experience where you can see magic performed before your very eyes. It’s also an all-ages show, so your whole family will enjoy the spectacle together.

Las Vegas Magic Theater The Magic of Christmas Show Ticket

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

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2. Glide on the ice by skating on The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan’s ice skating rink/pool
Source: Photo by Flickr user Thomas Duesing used under CC BY 2.0

Although it rarely snows in Las Vegas, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on a fun winter activity. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxurious 5-star hotel with many attractions and amenities. For the Christmas season, they transform their iconic Boulevard Pool into an enormous skating rink surrounded by beautiful lights and sprayed with snow showers. You can also sit back and relax at the communal fire pit, snuggling together while roasting s'mores or sipping cocktails.

The Ice Rink

Address: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Website: The Ice Rink

Opening hours: Nov 15, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 11pm / Dec 19, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023: 12pm - 11pm (daily) / Nov 23, 2022: 12pm - 11pm / Nov 24, 2022 - Nov 25, 2022: 12pm - 12am / Dec 24, 2022 - Dec 25, 2022: 12pm - 12am

Price: 15-30 USD

3. Ride in wonder through the Las Vegas Glittering Lights

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Every Christmas season, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway prepares an attraction much more different from its races. The Glittering Lights is a unique light show that you and your family and friends can enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle.

Enjoy a slow and pleasant drive through the numerous artful displays and lights arranged over the length of a 2.5 mi (4.02 km) course. For the kids, they also offer Santa Tram rides, and children can enjoy themselves with Santa Claus himself!

Glittering Lights

Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89115, United States

Website: Glittering Lights

Opening hours: Nov 10, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023: Sun - Thu: 4:45pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat & Holidays: 4:45pm - 10pm

Price: from 29 USD

4. A dazzling night of lights at the Las Vegas Enchant Christmas

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Why walk when you can glide along through a dazzling forest full of Christmas lights? You make the memories, we’ll provide the skates! Credit : @themorganhilliard #enchant #enchantchristmas

Posted by Enchant Christmas on Thursday, September 1, 2022

Las Vegas Ballpark becomes a magical place whenever Christmas draws near, becoming a maze of fantastic light shows and arrangements. Visitors will enjoy the several activities included in the attraction, such as helping Christmas elves find missing toys or skating through a forest of lights. And if you need a break, plenty of food and beverages in the village area will help you recharge for the next adventure.

Enchant Christmas

Address:1650 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135, United States

Website: Enchant Christmas

Opening hours: Nov 25, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022: Fri: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 10:30pm / Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022: Wed - Thu: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm / Dec 19, 2022 - Dec 25, 2022: 4:30pm - 10:30pm (daily) / Dec 26, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023: Mon - Fri & Sun: 4:30pm - 10:30pm (closed Dec 31)

Price: 34 USD for adults; 20 USD for children

5. Watch the captivating Bellagio Christmas fountain show

Fountains bellagio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Brocken Inaglory used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Firing off every 30 minutes and then every 15 minutes during the evening, Bellagio’s nightly fountain show is a symbol of the luxury and extravagance of Las Vegas. It became one of the city’s most-known landmarks, especially after showing in hit movies such as Ocean’s Eleven and The Hangover. Moreover, this fixture in Las Vegas becomes extra special during Christmas, creating a crowd-pleasing spectacle viewable even from their rivals’ hotel rooms.

Fountains of Bellagio Water Show

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Website: Fountains of Bellagio

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 12am; Sat - Sun & Holidays: 12pm - 12am

6. Be amazed by the displays in Bellagio's Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Source: Photo by Flickr user Tomás Del Coro used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Another attraction in Bellagio that is freely accessible to the public is their Botanical Gardens which beautifully transform for each coming season or holiday. A staff of over 120 horticulturists lovingly maintain and care for the gardens, ensuring their enduring beauty with each passing season. That’s not all this part of the hotel offers, though, since you can enjoy a relaxing treatment at the spa or a mouthwatering meal at the gourmet restaurant.

Should you ever want to take back a memory of the superb gardens with you, there’s also a gift shop conveniently nearby.

Bellagio Botanical Gardens

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Website: Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Cheer for your champion at the 'Twas the Knight holiday show

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If thou hast a penchant for gallant knights upon mighty steeds, or maidens fair and of kingly feasts, then head thee forth to Excalibur Las Vegas, to watch their ‘Twas the Knight Christmas edition of their Tournament of Kings show. The dinner show features a dramatized medieval tournament complete with jousting on horseback, dance numbers, and theatrical storytelling, all happening while you enjoy your feast of medieval European cuisine.

If you have allergies or restricted diets, you won’t have to worry about missing out as they have gluten-free options and menus for vegans and vegetarians.

'Twas the Knight

Address: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Website: ‘Twas the Knight

Opening hours: Nov 23, 2022 - Dec 25, 2022: 6pm; 8:30pm

Price: from 42 USD

Las Vegas isn't just only about casinos

Despite its early reputation for gambling, that’s not the only thing Las Vegas has to offer. It has become a family-friendly destination with several attractions for kids and teens, such as theme parks, animal habitats, and even circus carnivals. Now that the winter holidays are fast approaching, why not spend it here and use this list of the top things to do at Christmas in Las Vegas, Nevada?

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