The holidays are here and we wanted to share with you all the fun FREE VEGAS HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS we could find! Some of these are one time events but most are weekly if no not nightly. So don’t miss out on Free Photos with Santa, a Scuba Santa, walking through beautiful lights, or a cool holiday laser show!
Free Vegas Holiday Attractions
Ethel M Holiday Lights
Lights: November 11th – January 1st. On Nightly, 5pm to 10pm, Admission is Free! Factory & Chocolate Shoppe: Open daily 8:30am till 10pm.
Visits from Santa Claus: Friday – Sunday till Christmas 5pm to 9pm
Performances by Local Choirs: Friday – Sunday 6pm to 8pm
Special Holiday Hours for Factory & Retail Shop:
- Thanksgiving 4pm to 10pm
- Christmas Eve: 8:30am to 8pm
- Christmas Day: Closed
- New Years Eve: 8:30am to 6pm
Don’t miss out on the FREE Ethel M Chocolate Factory tour that ends with a tasty sample! It’s a 5-10 minute tour and you’ll be happy to warm up. See a video of the Ethel M Holiday Lights here!
Bellagio Winter Garden Display
November 28th, 2015 – Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. Specially designed lighting spotlights every flower to accentuate its best features. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season.
Open 24hours every day and always FREE! Bring your camera to take fun photos of your family and don’t forget to get in the fountain show too!
Fountain show times: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour and 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour and 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes. Schedule may vary. Shows are subject to cancellation due to high winds.
Town Square FREE Holiday Family Events you can’t miss:
Snow in the Square
Friday, Nov. 13 – Wednesday, Dec. 23
Town Square will spread holiday cheer throughout the center in the form of snowflakes during its Snow in the Square show at Town Square Park.Shows are scheduled Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m.Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to classic holiday tunes.
Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts
Thursday, Nov. 19 – Saturday, Dec. 17
Every Thursday night before the Snow in the Square show, local elementary through high school students will take center stage to entertain crowds with exciting performances ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals.
Noon Year’s Eve
Thursday, Dec. 31
Families can celebrate the New Year at Town Square during Noon Year’s Eve from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park and will include an inflatable slide, rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists.Attendees will also enjoy a fun-filled countdown, dance party with music provided by a 98.5 KLUC DJ before toasting to the Noon Year with flavorful juice boxes.
Sams Town Winter Wonderland and Santa
A holiday tradition for over 18 years, Mystic Falls Park will be decked out for the holidays with an all new laser light show and will be making it snow in Vegas every night through the new year. Snow Fall Dates: November 27 – December 23, 2015. Laser show dates and times: Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm and Saturday and Sundays at Noon. Plus… Santa will be here to welcome kids of all ages!
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.
Have you seen the lines to get your free photo with Santa? It’s crazy! Bass Pro Shops is always looking for ways to make the experience better for their guests. Last year Bass Pro Shops introduced a type of “fast past” they call the Bass Pass. We loved it. Don’t just straight in line! *Get a Bass Pass from the ticket booth. Bass Passes are available on a first come, first served basis each day. Once they are gone, they’re gone! Get your Bass Passes early. Once you have your Bass Pass, you have the freedom to explore the store instead of waiting in a long, time-consuming line. Just come back to Santa’s Wonderland at the time designated on your Bass Pass and you’ll get to see Santa quickly.
- Join us every week for a different free craft thru December 24.
- A different 4″ plush each week. Collect all 6 Outdoor Buddies. To the first 100 kids to visit Santa’s Wonderland® each weeknight!
- Drive old-time trains through the Christmas Village!
- Take a test-drive with the coolest remote control trucks of the season!
- Take aim and check out the newest toys at the arcade!
- Test your skills and compete against others to see who hits the most targets!
- Create fun crafts and color a Christmas picture.
Silverton Casino Mermaid show Welcomes Santa!
Santa Clause is swimming among the 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish this holiday season! From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 22 & Dec. 23), kids of all ages are welcome to take photos with our Underwater Santa and his elves, as they swim around in their, very warm to them, 70 degree waters and interact with the fish. Thanks to the latest in scuba technology, holiday enthusiasts can even talk back and forth with Mr. Clause from under the water. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas, promise him plenty of cookies and milk and wish him and the elves a very Merry Christmas!
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Scuba Santa and his Elves
Saturday and Sunday, December 22 & 23
10am – 1pm
Silverton Casino Hotel Aquarium
Lake Mead Parade of Lights
39th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights is Saturday, December 5th at 7PM. Register by 2PM at the desks set up at Las Vegas Boat Harbor or Lake Mead Marina. December 12th, Calville Bay will host their Dock of Lights. See cool houseboats fully decorated for the season!
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parades
The whole Downtown is on parade for the holidays! The Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade kicks off on November 20th with Santa’s Arrival at 7 PM. The parade will continue for 20 nights from 7:00-7:30 PM each night: November 20-21, 27-28, December 4-5 and every evening from December 11-24. *Parade on Christmas Eve will begin at 6:30 PM. Parade will take place on Park Centre Drive from Foot Locker to CREAM. Come early for crowd activities and giveaways starting at 6:30 PM. Bring the whole family for this festive celebration!
Free Vegas Holiday Attractions
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