Nevada’s Premier Drive-Thru Light Show
November 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024
Open Nightly through the season
Sunday through Thursday 430pm – 9pm
Fridays, Saturdays, holidays 430pm – 10pm
VEGAS FAMILY GUIDE NIGHT AT GLITTERING LIGHTS
Join us for Vegas Family Guide Night on Sunday, November 12, 2023 following the PJ 5K Run & 1-mile Walk. Join the PJ 5k and bring a new pair of children’s pajamas to donate will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 2024 NASCAR Race in March. Learn more at the PJ 5K HERE.
VEGAS FAMILY GUIDE NIGHT IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Gates open for cars at 6pm, after the PJ 5k and we will be there handing out holiday cheers and gift bags with crafts for the kids! Come join us in welcoming the holiday season! Say hello when you drive through and don’t forget to share your crafts with us on Instagram and Facebook.
The Las Vegas Christmas Lights Map & Glittering Lights
Vegas Family Guide is proud to work with Glittering Lights this year as our exclusive sponsor of the 13th Annual Las Vegas Christmas Lights Map. After you’ve driven through 2.5 miles of 5 millions light, grab the Christmas Lights Map and navigate your way around Las Vegas and Henderson for as many as 300 dazzling homes that have decked this halls to spread cheer for locals to enjoy !
GLITTERING LIGHTS GUIDE
You can drive through the 2.5 miles in your own vehicle or have someone drive for you on the Santa Tram. Either way it’s a magical experience of more than 5 million lights that delight all ages.
Any Day Tickets (per car): $39
Season Pass: (up to 2 vehicles): $129
The season pass including Fast Pass entrance on extended wait dates.
Fast Pass: $64
Fast passes are only available on extended-wait dates. The fast pass allows you to bypass the general admission line on extended wait dates. The dates for the 2023-2024 season are November 23, December 8 – 10 & December 15 – 25.
Santa Tram: Priced by experience (see below)
The Santa Tram experience is like no other and a magical way to extend your Glittering Lights experience to more than just the lights.
The Santa Tram boarding area including a special train for children, lots of photo ops for family selfies, and of course, our favorite guy, the main man of the season, Santa Claus, will be there to check your name on his list. Santa Photos are available.
Santa Tram Ticket: $25 per person
Santa Tram & Treat: $30 per person (includes 1 hot cocoa and 1 snack-size bag of kettle corn)
VIP Family 4-Pack: $119
includes 4 hot cocoas, 4 snack-size kettle corn, and 1 Limited Edition Glittering Lights 2023 Ornament
Children 2 years of age and younger are free as long as they ride on a lap.
Glittering Lights offers unique experiences to level up any occasion including a VIP Date Night, Gender Reveals, Marriage Proposals, and even Weddings!
Know Before You Go
DO NOT USE GPS – DO NOT USE GPS
We can’t say this enough and Glittering Light has it posted everywhere. To be honest, we can’t say it enough because we have used GPS before and trying to find the North Star isn’t as easy as it may sound.
Directions to Glittering Lights
Print or Screenshot just in case.
- Take I-15 North
- Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd.), turn right
- Stay on Speedway Blvd for approximately 1⁄2 mile
- Merge to the FAR RIGHT LANE. Follow signs to Santa Tram entry
Will there be line?
Check wait times HERE.
In short, yes, especially on weekends and peak times.
There is a line to get all vehicles in safely and ready to drive through the lights. There are gift bags and car-side concession at the entry, so be prepared to allow time for holiday cheer when you arrive.
On especially busy nights, please pack your patience and prepare the family with reindeer games in the car to keep the cheer going. (We’ve provided you with some fun printable options below!)
How long does it take to get through the lights?
The drive through the 2.5 miles of glittering lights takes about 40 minutes. Please do prepare for lines at entry, especially during peak times.
Are there restrooms?
A few speedway restrooms will be open to the public near the entry, however, there are no restrooms inside Glittering Lights, so please go before you drive through.
- Go to the bathroom before you leave the house.
- If you live across town, fill up with gas and use the restroom at the Petro/Sinclair station before you head into the lights. It’s lovely there and they have Mega Stuff Oreos.
- There’s also a Maverik gas station at the Tropical Parkway exit, and they have nugget ice.
- Ask the kids again at entry, you know how it goes … ask everyone actually.
- If you have littles, pack that little potty. Better safe than sorry.
Is there food?
What about dinner?
The closest restaurants are going to be off the 95 and Craig Rd. There is plenty of variety including Cracker Barrel, Texas Roadhouse, Burger King, Capriotti’s, Carl’s Jr, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Del Taco, Chipotle, Pieology, and more.
Can my child get out of the car seat?
This is one of the most common questions we get every year about this event. Ultimately the decision to turn your child forward facing, let them ride outside of the car seat, or let them ride without a seat belt, etc is up to you.
This is a private event, on a private road, where the top speed might by 2 miles per hour. Given that information, make the choice that is best for your family. There should be a staging area at the end of the lights for you to safely buckle all children in before exiting Glittering Lights.
What should we bring with us?
- That little potty is you have smaller ones.
- Snacks. You know the kids will be hungry again as soon as their popcorn is gone.
- Baby wipes, paper towels.
- Blankets to snuggle in while you ride. Its especially fun to open the windows and feel the crisp air as you drive through the 5 million lights.
- Festive attire like Christmas pajamas, light up necklaces, and Santa hats. Take plenty of selfies in the car, safely, when you’re not the driver.
- Holiday Cheer
- The scavenger hunt we put together for you below. Print it out, grab some crayons and hand it out once you hit the lights. Glittering Lights will so give you a Wrapping Paper that has activities for the kids, so bring some markers, pens, and/or crayons.
Glittering Lights Theme Nights
Dates are subject to change without notification.
Saturday, November 11, 2023: FREE Veteran Appreciation Night – Veterans/families enter free with VIC ID (Veteran Identification Card) or DAV ID card (Disabled American Veterans ID) to celebrate Veteran’s Day at Glittering Lights courtesy of Verizon.
Monday, November 13, 2023: FREE Military Monday – Free entry for all active and inactive military/families with valid ID. Veterans and active duty military must present the ID at the entrance to Glittering Lights to receive free admission courtesy of Verizon.
The first 200 paid vehicles receive a free ticket for future use in honor of the day of kindness. This gifted ticket has no restrictions! It can be used the same night for a second entry or passed along in kindness to a random stranger or friend in need.
Thursday, November 16, 2023: FREE First Responders Night – Free entry for all first responders and families with valid ID. Present ID at the entrance to Glittering Lights to receive free admission courtesy of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas.
Friday, November 23, 2023: Goettl Promotional Night – FREE Goettl Flashlight or stuffed Sadie animal for the first 200 vehicles!
Sunday, November 26, 2023: Ana & Elsa will be on site to greet cars thanks to Once Upon an Escape.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023: FREE Teachers Night – Free entry for all teachers and families with valid ID. Present ID at the entrance to Glittering Lights to receive free admission courtesy of BlvdHome.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – The first 200 vehicles will receive FREE advent calendars courtesy of the Marriage Can Be Murder Dinner Show!
Monday, December 4, 2023: Reyes Colas will be handing out FREE stuffed polar bears!
Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Review-Journal Night
Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Bring your ATV/UTV or any other power sports vehicle and a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots toy drive to Glittering Lights. When you do, you will receive complimentary entry to ride through the lights in exchange for your toy donation.
Friday, December 8, 2023: The first 200 vehicles will receive a FREE car wash, compliments of Terrible’s Car Wash!
Sunday, December 10, 2023: Ana and Elsa from Frozen will be onsite to greet cars courtesy of Once Upon An Escape.
Monday, December 11, 2023: The first 200 vehicles will receive a FREE cookie, compliments of Market Grille Cafe!
Wednesday, December 13, 2023: National Hot Cocoa Day! 2 FREE hot cocoas will be given to the first 200 vehicles, compliments of Chick-fil-A!
Goettl Promotional Night: FREE Goettl Flashlight or stuffed Sadie animal for the first 200 vehicles!
$10 Gift Cards to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will be handed to the first 200 vehicles!
Friday, December 15, 2023: FREE $10 Goodwill gift cards will be handed out to the first 200 vehicles!
Monday, December 18, 2023: Goettl Promotional Night: FREE Goettl Flashlight or stuffed Sadie animal for the first 200 vehicles!
Wednesday, December 27, 2023: Free Bundtini Cake will be given to the first 200 vehicles, compliments of Nothing Bundt Cakes!
Friday, December 29, 2023: The first 200 vehicles will receive FREE New Year’s party favors!
Friday, December 30, 2023: The first 200 vehicles will receive FREE New Year’s party favors!
Sunday, December 31, 2023: New Years Eve Fireworks –
Enjoy an east coast countdown with Fireworks at 9pm.
Free Photos with Santa
Free photos with Santa will be offered on select dates through the season.
Dates are subject to change without notification.
Santa photos are offered on the following dates in 2023
December 1 -3
December 7 – 10
December 14 – 23
Meet Santa and take pics with your own phone at no extra charge!
Want to ride through the lights on the Santa Tram? Click here for more information.
Listen to holiday cheer on Ho-Ho Radio all year long! Click here to stream.
Glittering Lights Live Nativities
Dates are subject to change without notification.
Glittering Lights will have Live Nativities brought to to you by local churches and organizations on the following nights:
December, 7 – 12
December, 15 – 17
December, 22 – 23
5 million+ LED lights line the 2.5 miles you will drive thru this year.
Glittering Lights has been a Southern Nevada tradition for 23 years. Did you know it used to be at Sunset Park?
There are more than 600 animated and sparkling displays.
You are one of 350,000 people who will visit this year.
You get a Wrapping Paper when you enter Glittering Lights. Open it us for activities for the kids, tips for the holidays, and special offers from some of your favorite local businesses.