Entering into our cooler weather, the air becomes infused with a contagious spirit of celebration, as communities around the world prepare for a joyous tapestry of upcoming holiday events. This magical time of the year is synonymous with a medley of festive cheer, heartwarming traditions, and a collective anticipation of merry gatherings. From the twinkle of dazzling holiday lights adorning streets to the enchanting melodies of carolers and the bustling energy of seasonal markets, November & December herald a multitude of holiday events. Join us as we delve into a delightful array of upcoming festivities, embracing the warmth, joy, and unique cultural celebrations that make this holiday season a truly magical and unifying time for all.
Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden – 11/03-12/31/23 nightly from 5-10pm
Nevada’s largest botanical cactus garden decorated with over a million holiday lights & décor.
Take pictures with Santa, enjoy their famous hot chocolate & grab a quick bite from their food truck.
Bass Pro Shops – Annual Santa’s Wonderland Experience – weekends from 11/04-12/24
The retailer turns into a magical Christmas village, kicking off the season with free games, fun activities, and giveaways during its outdoor tailgate event
Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 11/0923-01/05/24
The 2.5 mile showcase will feature over 2000 displays & more than 5 million lights.
Downtown Summerlin Events – 11/10-12/24
Holiday parade – Every Friday & Saturday evening at 6pm from 11/17-12/16
Santa pictures - Open daily through December 24
Rock Rink – Opens November 10th
- Holiday train will also be open for rides throughout the destination for $5 per person (adults and kids, opens on November 10)
Hanukkah celebration: December 13
- Includes the lighting of the Menorah, family skate night, entertainment, kids’ activities, and hot cocoa with light bites.
Rockin’ Christmas at the M Resort – 11/17-12/31
Audio-visual experience that will ROCK your holidays – experience the world’s largest drive-thru animated light show.
District at Green Valley Ranch – tree lighting ceremony – 11/18 5-8pm
Hourly snow fall, meet/greet with SugarPlum Fairy & the Nutcracker, dance to live holiday music, special appearance by Santa, Polar Express under the stars & 1st Annual Toy Drive for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
The LINQ Promenade festive Christmas tree – 11/21-12/31
High Roller will be lit red & green & visitors can take the ultimate holiday photo in front of the 30-ft-tall Christmas tree featuring over 5000 sparkling lights.
Sam’s Town Mystic Falls Holiday Display – 11/22/23 – 01/01/24
Tivoli Village – tree lighting ceremony – 11/22 5-8pm
Dance in the streets to your favorite holiday music, meet/greet with Sugar Plum Fairy & the Nutcracker while the Grinch tries to sabotage the lighting of the tree…will Santa save the night?
Movie screening of “the Grinch” will take place at 7:00pm
Enchant Christmas Village – 11/24-12/31
- The Light Maze is a full sensory adventure exploring far & wide in search of the eight missing star fragments that make up Santa’s magic timepiece intime to save Christmas
- The Village contains tiny storefronts featuring artisan vendors, specialty crafters & boutiques – perfect for holiday shopping
- Ice Skating Trail – glide through a dazzling forest of Christmas Lights
- Santa’s Landing – visit with Santa to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village – 11/25-12/31
Winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food & endless holiday cheer
Henderson WinterFest 2023 – 11/30 – 12/01
Among the list of activities will be the official Tree lighting ceremony, drone show & light parade
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run – 12/02
The iconic Santa Run is the jolliest 5k or 1-mile jaunt of the season that benefits Opportunity Village. Free entertainment on Freemont St, food and a jolly good time! Must pre-register to participate. Kid & dog friendly event.
Cosmopolitan “Ice Rink” – Dec 2-15, Dec 18-Jan 2
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces the much-anticipated return of its beloved Ice Rink for its 12th year. The Boulevard Pool will undergo a magical transformation into the ultimate rooftop winter wonderland featuring a 4,200-square-foot ice rink with unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip.
- Holiday films displayed above the rink on the resort’s 65-foot marquee every Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.
- Snow showers every half hour after 7 p.m.
- Exclusive firework viewing party on New Year’s Eve
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: “The Nutcracker” – Dec 2 – Jan 7
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio will take guests on a journey through Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet classic “The Nutcracker,” with its new holiday exhibit.
- Free & open 24 hours daily
The Nutcracker – Smith Center – 12/08-12/24
A magical journey through a larger-than-life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies & moonlit snow. Reserve your tickets while they last.
Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium: Santa in the Shipwreck – Dec 16-24
Santa Claus steers his sleigh from the North Pole to Las Vegas to find out who’s been naughty and nice during the annual Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Special Event in February 2024
SuperBowl LVIII coming to Las Vegas - Feb 11, 2024
Enjoy your holidays!