If you're chasing some Vegas Christmas lights you've come to the right place. Few cities beat Las Vegas for Christmas, especially with kids. Events below were updated December 4, 2018.
1. Christmas Town at Cowabunga Bay
Cowabunga Bay presents Christmas Town, an unforgettable nighttime winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind entertainment and attractions. Experience over three million lights, a synthetic ice skating rink, a 40-foot Christmas tree, 100-foot sledding hill, photos with Santa Claus, paintball zone, and much more. Visitors also have the opportunity to dine on delightful treats and interact with classic Christmas characters.
Location: Cowabunga Bay Waterpark, 900 Galleria Drive, Henderson, NV 89011
Price: Price: $25. Once inside all activities are free except paintball. Children under 2 are free.
Dates: Open every day November 23 to December 31, 2018 from 5:30 to 9PM (Sun - Fri) and 5-10PM on Sat
2. Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway lasts from November 9, 2018 through Saturday, January 6, 2019 beginning at 5:30 in November and 5 in December each evening. This attraction will give the whole family 2.5 miles of lights to drive through among 500 animated displays and 4 million twinkling lights. Celebrating it's 16th 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! Cost is only $20 on weekdays and $30 weekends/holidays for as many people you can fit into a car!
When: Through January 6, 2019
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N Las Vegas
3. Opportunity Village's Magical Forest
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.
When: Through Dec 31, 2018
6. Winter PARQ at The LINQ Promenade
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 and features a 30 foot snowy hill made for tubing. Adventurous tubers will be able to ride down the hill in real snow with incredible festive scenery all around. 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.
5. 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 through December 23, 2017.
When: Through January 1, 2019
Time: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily
Where: Sam's Town Hotel
6. Town Square Snow in the Square
Snow in Las Vegas? Yes, actually there is snow at Town Square, just south 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 16 to December 23, 2018. 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
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 through 1/1/2018 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: Through December 23, 2018 from 4pm to 9pm Location: Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Address: 2 Cactus Garden Drive Henderson, Nevada
8. Bellagio Conservatory Holiday Display
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: Through January 1, 2018
Location: Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada
9. Winter's Village Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Hotels
This Christmas season hang out at either Green Valley Ranch or Red Rock Resort as they transform their pool areas into Winter wonderlands featuruing ice skating, fireplaces, outdoor hair dressing stations, winter crafts and more. Skating is $25 per person ages 6 to adult, $15 ages 5 & younger. Admission to Winter's Village is free for all ages.
Dates: November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Best for Ages: All ages welcomed but best for 5+