Post updated November 28, 2016
LINQ Las Vegas is a new entertainment district that offers their own holiday celebrations all in one spot. The area is transformed with decorations, holiday music, and carolers for the season. You?ll be walking in a winter wonderland with snow falling nightly across the promenade, every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to midnight. For those who want to experience the district from above, the LINQ also boasts the world largest Ferris wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller. The attraction brings riders 55 stories up, allowing everyone to view all of Las Vegas from a whole other perspective. The usual bright lights from the strip combined with all the additional Christmas lights will surely create a wonderful sight to see.
When: November 25, 2016 through December 31, 2016
Where: The LINQ Promenade
2. 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
Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be from 11/13/2015 through 1/3/2016. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 5:30 pm until 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 5:30 pm until 10 pm. This attraction will give the whole family 2.5 miles of lights to drive through among 400 twinkling animated displays of holiday fun. Celebrating it's 11th year, this year will include Santa's Village with a heated snow castle tent and snow making machines providing a winter wonderland for pictures with Santa, the Nutcracker and Frosty while drinking a cup of hot chocolate! The cost is $20 per vehicle with the first 15,000 vehicles to receive a gift bag of goodies. $2 discount coupons can be found at Walgreens, Lowes, or visiting the website.
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N Las Vegas
Experience the Magic! Celebrate the holidays with a cherished southern Nevada tradition, the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer and of course, photo's with Santa. The cost is $35 for two.
When: November 19, 2016 through January 1, 2017
Address: 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
5. Town Square Snow in the Square
Snow in Las Vegas? Yes, actually there is snow at Town Square, just north of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Town Square brings holiday cheer to Las Vegas in the form of snowflakes with Snow in the Square at Town Square Park. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to everyone's favorite holiday music.
When: November 11 to December 23, 2016. Monday through Thursday 7 pm. Friday through Sunday 7 and 8 pm
Location: Town Square Park
Address: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
6. Adventure to Santa by Dream Works
Experience an awesome holiday adventure with Po and friends at the all-new Adventure to Santa ? A DreamWorks DreamPlace featuring Kung Fu Panda on an exciting journey to visit Santa. Be one of the first this holiday season to experience this immersive and interactive adventure with your family. Make a reservation and save $5 when you visit by December 8. After your visit with Santa and Po, continue to your family adventure in The Heart of The Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan transforms the Boulevard Pool into The Ice Rink. Here you can enjoy fire pits, s'mores, warm cocktails and snow showers as you skate on real ice.
When: Now through December 24, 2016
Hours: Monday ? Thursday: 11:00 AM ? 8:00 PM | Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM ? 8:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Location: Fashion Show Mall
Address: Boulder Beach Lake Mead, Nevada
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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