Every year Las Vegas has some great holiday events, and 2017 will be no different! If you are looking for something fun for kids or adults, there is more than enough to choose from! The strip is decorated to the hilt and everywhere you turn there are lights and Santas and reindeer. Read below to find out more about some highlights of what is going on in and around Las Vegas this year.
The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan November 20-January 10
Roast s’mores by the fire, enjoy seasonal food and beverages, and ice skate across 4,200 feet of ice at the Cosmopolitan. All day access is $20 and includes skate rentals. You can make reservations for a fire pit for a group of 2 more. Also check out date skate Mondays with different holiday movies showing each Monday from 6:00-9:00pm.
December 2-January 1
This year the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden features a beautiful 42’ Christmas tree surrounded by poinsettias, an “Ice Princess” decorated with white hydrangea and orchids, and a polar bear with two cubs made from carnations. The Bellagio fountains play to Christmas music this time of year and yummy treats are also available at the Jean Philippe Patisserie.
Vegas! The Show
November 20-Dec 31
This special holiday rendition is filled with great holiday music including Jingle Bell Rock in the style of Wayne Newton, Marshmallow World as made famous by Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, Blue Christmas in the style of Elvis Presley and more.
Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas is You
December 16, 17, 20, 22
Mariah Carey will be preforming her acclaimed Christmas concert series “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. This is Mariah Carey’s biggest selling song, with over 14 million copies sold and is one of the bestselling songs of all time.
Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show
November 22-December 28
The Tournament of Kings arena turns into a holiday wonderland with a mythical Merlin and falling snow. Enjoy a three-course holiday feast and drinks as you watch knights ride and joust their way to victory at the Excalibur.
Holiday at the Park
December 1-January 7
Enjoy entertainment on three different stages including soloists, carolers, Cirque du Soleil, bands, DJs, and movies! The Park also features an 80 foot tall Christmas tree, ice skating rink, food and beverage chalets and carts, shopping, games, Santa’s house and more. The Park is located on the strip near the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
November 18th-December 24
Enjoy floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses, nutcrackers, dancers, and more as they dance through the streets of Summerlin at 6:00pm. Summerlin is located about 25 minutes from the strip and also has some great shopping and dining options.
November 24-January 7
Winter’s Village, located at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson (about 20 minutes from the strip) has a beautiful ice skating area with fire pits, holiday treats and Saturdays with Santa. The cost is $20 per person and includes skate rentals. You can check out their website to learn about various events such as movie nights and holiday carolers.
Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden
November 7-January 1
This beautiful Cactus Garden is decked out with over 1 million holiday lights! They also now have a 2,400 square foot Skating Rink. The cost is $10 per person and includes a 12 oz hot chocolate. Also, check out Ethel M Chocolates Chocolate Tasting every Thursday from 5:00-8:30pm at the Linq High Roller.
Springs Preserve Holiday Express
December 9-10, 16-23
Enjoy a magical train ride to Santa’s Village including time with Santa, holiday craft making, storytelling, cookie decorating, snow, and more. Reservations are required and the cost is $10 per person. The Springs Preserve is located about 20 minutes from the strip.
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
November 24 – December 31
This magical forest is decorated with millions of sparkly lights and has a train, carousel, avalanche slide, blizzard mini-coaster, mini-golf, photos with Santa, Boris the Elf, nightly entertainment, and more. Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization and is located about 15 minutes from the strip.
Serenity Helicopters will be closed on Christmas Day, but is open for the rest of the holiday season! This time of year is a great time to tour the Grand Canyon. Here’s what some of our guests have to say about the experience:
“I booked this trip for my husband as part of his Xmas present for when we visited Las Vegas in January. In the helicopter we met our pilot Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Davies. I’m so glad he was our pilot. He made the trip really interesting and engaged us throughout the trip. He also played some really great music during the journey. His best advice was to put the cameras away and just relax and enjoy the trip. I’d highly recommend this company who treated us really well. I’ll always remember this trip… it was the highlight of our week.” – Janette B
“Our kids purchased this trip for us for Xmas was an amazing experience our pilot Mad Dog Mike was full of interesting information about the area and the rest of the staff including the shuttle driver were all excellent and friendly the dinner provided was quite delicious. I would highly recommend this company.” – Kathy H
“We booked with Serenity before arriving in Las Vegas in early December 2015, and I can honestly say it’s one of the best experiences of my life. Our Pilot was Mike, a very funny man with lots of flight experience. He took us on a 60-75 minute round trip in a spacious and comfortable helicopter from Boulder City Airport to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Nevada via the Hoover Damn and Lake Mead. We had a lovely breakfast with champagne and hot drinks at the bottom of the canyon and a great laugh with the other 4 guests and Mike. He was very knowledgeable about the area, its history and formation, and the whole experience from pick up at the hotel to touchdown back at the airport was absolutely brilliant. Well worth the money and all the staff are absolutely excellent. I would like to thank everyone in the company for such a fab experience and I recommend to everyone… don’t leave Las Vegas without booking with Serenity!” – Simon P
Looking for that perfect gift for a friend or loved one? A helicopter tour is a great gift for the person who has everything! Book online through our tours page or call us at 888-589-7701 if you have any questions!