How to Spend Christmas in Las Vegas

Make the most of your visit with resort displays, entertainment, shopping, spa treatments, dining, lights and all the magic Christmas has to offer as Las Vegas tunes into the festive spirit in the way that only Vegas can. If you are spending the holiday season in Vegas, then be sure not to miss out our recommendations highlighted below.

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden Christmas Display and Fountain

Step inside the magical 14,000 sq ft Conservatory and Botanical Garden at Bellagio Hotel and Resort which is transformed into a winter wonderland. Some of Las Vegas’ best Christmas decorations can be found across several different scenes including a snow scene filled with arctic animals and a welcoming chalet with warming fireplace, decorated with flowers and ornaments. Elsewhere, gondolas and snow-capped mountains surround luxury retail.

Another focal point is the 40ft Christmas tree with no less than 7,000 LED lights and 2,500 decorations with surrounding complimentary flower displays. The Conservatory and Botanical Garden Christmas display commences November 20 and ends January 1 2022 and guests are able to visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Time your visit to the Bellagio Christmas display to coincide with the amazing Bellagio dancing fountain. Many different Christmas events will be organised there at this time of year, as the fountains dance to yuletide music free of charge Monday to Friday at 3pm and 12am, Saturday at 12pm and 12am and Sunday 11am and 12am, from December 5 to January 3, 2022.

Chocolate Wonderland Ethel M Chocolate Factory

What is Christmas if you cannot indulge in chocolate? In this case you can at the real-life chocolate factory and shop of Ethel M. Aside from the chocolate offering you will find a massive cactus garden decorated with over half a million Christmas lights. This is a must see to really put you in the Christmas spirit. From 5 November to January 2, 2022, 8:30am to 10pm. Christmas lights are switched on daily from 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

LINQ and Flamingo Promenade

Two of the best known resorts on the Strip share the celebration on the promenade that is transformed into a Christmas winter paradise. A 30ft Christmas tree is the focal point as the promenade and resorts offer a feast of foods and beverages and entertainment throughout the holiday. The 55 storey High Roller Observation Wheel is available to ride and is decorated with lighting synchronised to holiday music allowing you to see the Christmas Strip while on top of the world. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a dazzling array of pink and white Christmas lights. The events will run daily until January 2, 2022.

Cosmopolitan Ice Rink

The trendy Cosmopolitan transforms its 4,200 sq ft rooftop pool into an ice skating rink. Every half hour there is a light snow shower to add to the authenticity whilst you also enjoy a cocktail and roast s’mores by the fire pits. Monday to Thursday 3pm to Midnight. Friday to Sunday, Noon until Midnight until 2 January.

Pallazzo Waterfall Atrium

If you are passing by The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, take some time to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Pallazzo Waterfall Atrium. You will be amazed by the unique winter display on offer including 20ft snow covered trees and Christmas lights. Open 24 hours a day and free for all to see until the New Year.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Get your motors running down to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for something a little different. The 2.5 mile lane is lit with more than two million lights and 170 lighted trees. It is a massive drive thru light show at a cost of $25 per car between Monday and Thursday and $35 per car Friday to Sunday. Opens daily from 5:30pm to 10pm until 9 January 2022.

Magical Forest

With over three million lights on hundreds of decorated trees the Magical Forest is a great place for a family outing with the children. You can ride the Forest Express passenger train to go and visit Santa, spin on the carousel and eat chimney cakes. With live performances this destination also supports people with disabilities at Opportunity Village through the proceeds made. The holiday theme will be running until 2 January, 2022.

Las Vegas Holiday Themed Shows

There are several Christmas themed shows that will help to get you in the holiday mood. Terry Fator and his puppet are showing at the New York New York Hotel and Casino in A Very Terry Christmas. All Motown play at the Alexis Park All Suite and the Musical This is Christmas is being played at The Palazzo at the Venetian. That said, whether you want comedy, magic, musicals going to see a live performance will be in the spirit of the holiday season.


Snow will fall gently around you in this fantasy style maze that takes you to a larger than life living story book with fabulous light sculptures. Enchant is a light maze where your adventure will include an ice-skating trail, Christmas market, Santa, food and beverage and many other custom designed features. All this within the world’s largest light maze. Tickets generally range from $19 to $29 for entry to the Las Vegas Ballpark, available until 2 January.


With such an array of choices to keep yourself entertained let us not forget to buy a Christmas gift for a loved one. While shopping you will also be able to take in some incredible Christmas light displays at some of the exclusive shopping malls. There are plenty of Malls to explore including The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Boulevard Mall at Paris, Planet Hollywood, Via Bellagio and Fashion Show Las Vegas.


What a place to spend Christmas with so many options and more to feast yourself upon! Remember it is a busy time of year, so consider booking resorts, restaurants and shows etc, early. It can be much cooler in the evenings at this time of so dress appropriately, and take precaution with the pandemic, where necessary. Have fun!

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