What to do in Las Vegas During the Holidays???
If you are a visitor to Las Vegas did you ever wonder what do the locals do during the holidays? Are they here on the strip with us? Hanging out in the casinos? The answer is probably no, unless they are working taking care of our fabulous visitors or entertaining their own visitors from out of town.
The city’s surrounding areas offer extensive activities where you may find locals any time of the year. If water is what you are looking for, check out nearby Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, and the largest manmade lake in the United States, Lake Mead (which is located right outside of town). All offer plenty of wet activities including fishing, boating, wind surfing, and jet skiing. Or, go climb a mountain starting with the 11,918-foot Mt. Charleston. The world famous Red Rock Canyon has some of the best hiking in the country and Lee Canyon, part of Mt. Charleston, offers skiing in the winter. Las Vegas also has its share of sports teams, including hockey, AAA baseball, and college teams. Extensive golfing, tennis, and bowling complete a seemingly endless list of things to do.
BUT what about the most wonderful time of the year? Here are a list of our fan favorites for locals and traditions our family has participated in over the years!
Bellagio Fountains (Yes this is on the strip!) The FREE fountain water show feature special performances of classic holiday tunes such as Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night and Santa Baby throughout the season. Performances start at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday; noon on Saturdays and holidays; and 11 a.m. on Sundays.
Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens This gorgeous holiday display combines horticultural prowess with a spectacular design! Available for guests to enjoy for FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until January 3rd
42 ft. White Fir tree donning
7,000 lights & 2,500 Ornaments
Polar bears, penguins, a snow tunnel, & more!
Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Wonderland at Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden in Henderson, NV. Offers a spectacular display of more than half a million holiday lights, chocolate houses and sculptures, and demonstrations of Ethel M Chocolate creations.
Admission is free and includes a factory tour.
Lights: On Nightly, 5pm to 10pm - until January 1st.
Factory & Chocolate Shoppe: Open daily 8:30am to 10pm
Visits from Santa Claus: Friday - Sunday till Christmas 5pm to 9pm
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a drive-thru light show held annually and considered Nevada's largest Christmas Light Show by lighting up the speedway till January 3, 2016. More than two million animated and sparkling displays along a 2.5-mile drive-through course.
When: till January 3, 2016
Time: Sunday through Thursday 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Holidays 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $20 per car
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89115
YOU must visit the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! More than 150,000 people visit the Forest every year. An incredible three million lights on hundreds of decorated trees.
Open nightly until January 3, 2016
Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
Happy Holidays! Have a Safe & Fun New Year!
Joe & Sandy
Southwest Real Estate