11 Christmas and Holiday Events in the Las Vegas Valley


This winter, discover unique pop-up bars, family-friendly festivities and sparkling new ways to enjoy the holiday season in the Las Vegas Valley.


A new Christmas village and light-up maze should bring holiday cheer to Las Vegas this winter. (Enchant)

New Christmas Village and Illuminated Maze Set to Bring Holiday Joy to Las Vegas Nov 26, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

Enchant will take over the Las Vegas Ballpark, transforming the place into a winter wonderland.

Enchant will feature “The Great Search” maze, an ice skating rink, a Christmas village serving holiday treats from around the world, a craft Christmas market and tours with Santa Claus.

Tickets start at $ 19 for children and $ 20 for adults.

Enchant is teaming up with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation to host a special “Knight of Giving” on Monday, December 13th. Tickets for the Knight of Giving start at $ 29 for adults and $ 19 for children 2-12 years old. enchants christmas.com

Twinkling lights

Cars ride through twinkling lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Monday, November 30, ...
Cars ride through twinkling lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Monday, November 30, 2020. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Glittering Lights, the spectacular holiday drive-through is a dazzling array of festive Christmas lights and sounds with over 5 million LED lights that intertwine throughout a 2.5 mile course through the track of speed, shining 21 this holiday season.

The attraction runs until January 9 and admission is $ 25 per vehicle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7000 North Las Vegas Boulevard.) twinkling lightslasvegas.com

Holiday cactus garden

Ethel M Chocolates Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lighting Ceremony on Friday November 6, 2020 (KM C ...
Ethel M Chocolates Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 6, 2020 (KM Cannon / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto

Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates in Henderson (2 Cactus Garden Drive) is open until January 2.

Guests can stroll through the three-acre cactus garden with over a million twinkling lights from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Santa will be in the garden every night until December 23 and available for photos.

Instead of collecting donations of toys and food this year, a non-refundable donation of $ 5 will be required per group of 6 when reserving a garden. The $ 5 fee will be donated to the Three Square Food Bank and HELP of Southern Nevada.


Holiday Parade

The Holiday Parade in downtown Summerlin returns later this month after a year-long hiatus.

It will take place every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. from November 19 to December 18.

The tradition, with holiday music, snow, dancers and Santa Claus, runs along Park Center Drive and includes a new Nutcracker-inspired float. The parade is free and open to the public.

Lincoln County Christmas Express

Western Elite's Lincoln County Ranch (courtesy)
Western Elite’s Lincoln County Ranch (courtesy)

Located at Western Elite’s Lincoln County Ranch 60 miles north of Las Vegas, Christmas Express is a free, family-friendly vacation extravaganza.

The holiday celebration includes train rides in a classic train car, hay and carriage rides, a plentiful supply of Christmas lights and decorations to watch, farm animals – including camels, horses and pigs – free food and hot chocolate, Mr. and Mrs. Christmas appearances, a live manger, and more.

The event will begin on Friday December 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with additional dates on Saturday December 4, Thursday December 9, Friday December 10 and Saturday December 11. WesternElite.com

Menorah lighting

On December 1, downtown Summerlin will partner with the Jewish community of Nevada to host an overnight Hanukkah celebration that includes Menorah lighting, family skate night, entertainment, activities for kids and hot chocolate with light bites.

Miracle on Spring Mountain

Miracle on Spring Mountain (courtesy)
Miracle on Spring Mountain (courtesy)

The Miracle on Spring Mountain vacation-themed pop-up bar takes over the Sand Dollar Lounge (3355 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 30) once for the season.

The Las Vegas location of the famous Miracle Bar Popup will transform the Sand Dollar Lounge into a fully immersive Winter Wonderland from November 22 to New Years Eve celebration.

The hours for the pop-up will be 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. seven days a week, closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The pop-up features five themed fancy dress parties, including the Vodka Latke party and the Ugly Sweater party. thesanddollarlv.com

Mystical Falls Park

Mystic Falls Park in Sam's Town (courtesy)
Mystic Falls Park in Sam’s Town (courtesy)

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall makes the season bright and happy with the return of the Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland exhibit, featuring festive decor, over 26,000 points of light and the return of its light show holiday laser.

The holiday attraction can be enjoyed from sunset November 24 to January 1.

Returning for the first time since 2019 is a nine-minute laser light show.

Shows take place every hour between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mystic Falls Park® will snow the Las Vegas Desert every night during the New Year. samstownlv.com

ice skating rink

The Rock Rink in downtown Summerlin, located on Sahara Avenue east of 215 Beltway, is back for the holidays.

Downtown Summerlin kicked off the holiday season on Friday with the arrival of Santa Claus and the opening of the Rock Rink Rink. Skate rental is $ 16. Hours vary and appointments are required. Visit summerlin.com for more details.

“It’s Christmas” show

Backed by a live-action star group, “This is Christmas” will take audiences on a magical journey through the holiday season with timeless Christmas favorites.

The show, to be held at the Palazzo Theater, will feature a cast of 10 TV and Broadway artists, including Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young of “American Idol”.

Tickets are available for the 7 pm show on the following dates: November 26-28; December 2 to 5; December 9 – 12; December 16 – 19; From December 22 to 25. In addition, a 3 p.m. matinee performance is available on December 19, 25 and 26.

“Winter on the terrace”

“Winter on the Terrace” Anthony Mair (courtesy)

Green Valley Ranch rings in the season with its pop-up holiday-themed outdoor lounge, “Winter at The Terrace”. Open from Friday November 19 to February 2022, the resort’s patio, located in The Backyard, will transform into a winter wonderland.

The 21+ vacation experience will have joyous music and photo opportunities, with cozy igloos, fire pits, twinkling lights, snowflakes and more.

Live music on Fridays and Saturdays will set the tone for the festive pop-up.

“Winter at The Terrace” will be open Sunday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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