7 FREE Vegas Christmas Events this Year

Updated November 29, 2016

1. Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro


Wait...is Bass Pro really giving away FREE Santa pictures?!!! Yay! This Christmas season get a free 4x6 studio-quality photo in store. Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store. With every photo, get a free kid's entrée at Bass Pro Shops locations with a restaurant. While supplies last.
When: December 4 to December 24, 2016
Location: All Bass Pro Shops
Address: 8200 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: 702-730-5200
Website: www.basspro.com

2. Saturday's with Santa at MonteLago Village


Children can visit Santa Claus at the MonteLago Village gazebo. There will be free Christmas Express train rides, Santa Cruises and $1 hot cocoa or peppermint hot cocoa at Seasons Grocery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When: December 3, 2016 from 11am to 1:30pm. Hours vary, check the MonteLago Village website.
Location: MonteLago Village
Address: 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Sam's Town Mystic Falls Park


Take a leisurely stroll in the park day or night in Mystic Falls Park at Sam's Town. Relax to the sound of a rolling waterfall, complemented by the soft chirping of birds in live trees reaching up toward the skylight 10 stories above. Suddenly, the serenity is interrupted with the urgency of a wolf's call howling from atop the waterfall. It's the beginning of Sunset Stampede Laser Light and Water Show. The mountain in the Mystic Falls Indoor Park comes alive as the Sunset Stampede chronicles the Western pioneer experience with music, dancing water and a state-of-the-art laser light show. Best of all, this show is free! Shows at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily from December 1 to 23, 2016.
When: Begins December 1, 2016
Time: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily
Where: Sam's Town Hotel
Phone: 702-456-7777

4. Botanical Cactus Garden Lights at Ethel M Christmas


The Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden offers the opportunity to get into the full swing of the holiday from 11/15/2016 through 1/1/2017 at their Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Aglow with over 500,000 holiday lights, their three acres of desert landscaping and cacti come alive this season with special 3-D effects. Special glasses are available for purchase in the Ethel M store. Santa stops by for a visit each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm and photos with Santa are available for purchase. The lights come on each night from 5 pm to 10 pm. Bring the entire family for a beautiful night of holiday twinkle, see the factory, enjoy some hot chocolate and take home some "to-die-for" chocolates. The Holiday Cactus Garden is free to tour.
When: November 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm Location: Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Address: 2 Cactus Garden Drive Henderson, Nevada
Phone: 702-435-2655
Website: www.ethelm.com

5. Bellagio Conservatory Holiday Display 2016


Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will give locals and tourists a holiday experience that is unforgettable. This winter display is free for all to enjoy! It features a polar bear family made with white carnations and a flying reindeer made completely of whole pecans. The sculpted rocking horse is surrounded by an whimsical working train. All this highlighting the 42-foot Shasta Fir tree sitting in the center covered with thousands of holiday lights. "Mr. and Ms Green Thumb" will be available daily from 10:30 am until 11:30 pm to answer all your questions about this amazing holiday display. While at the Bellagio, the Fountains at Bellagio is a must see, and hear, during the holiday season. The whole family will enjoy their stroll out front of the Bellagio taking in the wonder of the fountains dancing to holiday music. This year you will enjoy such holiday music favorites as Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Santa Baby.
When: December 1, 2016 through January 2, 2017
Location: Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702-693-7111
Website: www.bellagio.com

6. 40th Christmas Parade of Lights on Lake Mead

The 40th Christmas Parade of Lights on Lake Mead will be held on 12/3/2016 at 7 pm. There will be over 50 boats from 16 feet to 75 feet all aglow with sparkling holiday lights. The boats will sail along the shore of Boulder Beach from the Lake Mead Marina to the Hemenway Launch Ramp and then returning to the Lake Mead Marina There will be 10 individual classes of boats and awards will be presented in each class. This is an unforgettable family holiday experience just in the beauty of seeing the holiday lights reflecting in the water from the all the decorated boats. This is a free event for observers with no entry fees for participating boats. This event is sponsored by the Lake Mead Boat Owners Association.
When: December 5, 2015
Location: Lake Mead
Address: Boulder Beach Lake Mead, Nevada
Phone: 702-271-4083

7. Santa Train 2016 at Nevada State Railroad Museum

What child won't remember an 35 minute long ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus? During the ride about 200 passangers ride on restored railway cars while visiting with Mr and Mrs Clause. Don't forget to bring your camera and have your picture taken with them. Train rides are Saturday and Sunday at 10 and 11:30 am as well as 1 and 2:30 pm. Child's fare is $5. Adult fare is $10 (click here for a $1 off the adult fare). Children under 3 are free.
Location: Nevada State Railroad Museum
Address: 601 Yucca Street, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Website: www.nevadasouthern.com
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