Las Vegas Christmas

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas and the holiday season brings a little extra sparkle to our every day family fun. We’ve gathered our favorite holiday events for your family to experience this year.

Find all the fun for your Las Vegas Christmas:

The Best Christmas Lights

Where to Find Santa

Elf on the Shelf Ideas


Things to Do this Christmas in Las Vegas

Ethel M Cactus Garden

For 27 years, Ethel M’s has decorated its cactus garden for Christmas in Las Vegas. With more than one million lights, the largest cactus garden in Southern Nevada is a treasured local tradition.

Reservations are NOT required for entry this year.

The Factory Store is open and you DO NOT need a reservation

$1 entrance fee goes directly to supporting ThreeSquare and Help of Southern Nevada. 

The Garden is open nightly from 5-10 pm through January 1st. 

Santa Claus will be available for photos throughout the season but not every night since he’s so busy at this time of year! 

Enchant (Two Locations for 2022) 



ENCHANT has opened two locations in Las Vegas this holiday season. ENCHANT on The Strip opened at  Resorts World Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 19, and ENCHANT returned to Las Vegas Ballpark for its  second installment on Friday, Nov. 25. Each location will be open through Jan. 1 and features a  spectacular display of 4 million lights, ice skating, cocktails, live entertainment, visits with Santa, culinary  treats and more. Each location offers a completely-custom, distinct design with different experiences.  

Key differences between each location include hours of operation, culinary offerings, unique maze  experiences, and the Little Elves Play Place (at Las Vegas Ballpark only). Detailed information for  ENCHANT Las Vegas can be found below.  

ENCHANT Las Vegas (both locations) 

The Village  

The Village boasts an array of tiny shops featuring artisan vendors, specialty crafts, and boutiques.  Inside The Village guests can find: 

● Holiday Shopping 

● Visits with Santa 

● Live Entertainment 

● Food & Beverage offerings 

● The Tipsy Tree Lounge 

Hallmark Holiday House  

Guests can stop by the Hallmark Channel Holiday House where to relax, find one-of-a-kind Hallmark  gifts, and discover the holiday wine selection from the Hallmark Channel Wine Club.  

Ice Skating  

ENCHANT’S “Ice-Skating Trails” are a special immersive feature that are custom designed and unique to  each location. Ice Skating is a timed-entry, add-on ticket option with limited availability where guests  can glide through the lights. Skates are provided for free, or guests can bring their own. Each skater or  legal guardian will need to sign a waiver to participate.


ENCHANT on The Strip at Resorts World  

“The Great Search” Maze (only at Resorts World) 

A great storm blew through ENCHANT and now all of Santa’s reindeer are missing! Guests are invited to  help find them in time to lead Santa’s sleigh and save Christmas. Using a Maze Passport, guests can  explore the Maze to find all nine reindeer. Once all nine reindeer are found, their passport is completed.  Guests can drop off their completed passport for a chance to win an exciting Hallmark Channel trip  Sweepstakes.  

Food & Beverage Offerings (only at Resorts World) 

Resorts World has curated a culinary menu that is exclusive to ENCHANT on The Strip. Guests can enjoy  warm and comforting fare like brats, pretzels, clam chowder, holiday treats, and more. Guests can also  enjoy a pizza truck, and more.  


Resorts World Las Vegas  

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd  

Las Vegas, NV 89109 


Tickets Start at $44 for adults and $23 for children 

Ice Skating $25 

Tickets can be purchased online 

Hours of Operation:  

Nov 19 to Nov 20 Dec 19 to Dec 25 

Sat 5:30pm – 11:30pm Mon-Sun 5:30pm to 1:00am 

Sun 4:30pm – 11:30pm 

Nov 23 to Nov 27 Dec 26 to Jan 1 

Wed-Fri 5:30pm to 10:30pm Mon 5:30pm to 1:00am 

Sat-Sun 4:30pm to 12:30am Tue-Sun 4:30pm to 10:30pm 

Nov 30 to Dec 18 

Wed-Thu 5:30pm to 10:30pm 

Fri-Sun 5:30pm to 1:00am

ENCHANT at Las Vegas Ballpark  

Little Elves Play Place at The Village (only at Las Vegas Ballpark) 

Bring your little elves to meet ours! Join in the reindeer games, make your own ornament, and gather  around for story time with Mrs. Claus. 

The Mischievous Elf Maze (only at Las Vegas Ballpark) 

Start your adventure with the spectacular, all-new, story-themed Christmas Light Maze for Las Vegas,  The Mischievous Elf Maze. Stroll through lighted tunnels, search for larger-than-life presents, find your  way to the epic 100-foot-tall Christmas tree, and look for special surprises along the way. Eddie the Elf  

and his reindeer friend, Sparky, were playing in Santa’s Workshop and somehow lost eight toys! Guests  are invited to help find the missing presents in time for Santa to deliver them to the boys and girls on  Christmas day! Pick up a Maze Passport to guide you in the search. Explore the Maze and find all eight  missing toys to get a stamp in your Passport. Drop off your completed Passport for a chance to win our  exciting Hallmark Channel trip Sweepstakes! 

Culinary Offerings 

ENCHANT Las Vegas worked with local chef and restaurateur, Elizabeth Blau, to curate the holiday themed menu. Guests can enjoy culinary offerings from local Las Vegas restaurants with menu items  including poke, empanadas, holiday treats and more.  


Las Vegas Ballpark  

1650 South Pavilion Center Drive 

Las Vegas, NV 89135 


Tickets Start at $34 for adults and $20 for children 

Ice Skating $18 

Tickets can be purchased online 

Hours of Operation: 

Nov 25 to Nov 27 Dec 19 to Dec 25 

Fri 5:30pm to 11:30pm Mon- Wed 4:30pm to 10:30pm Sat-Sun 4:30pm to 11:30pm Thu-Sun 4:30pm to 11:30pm 

Nov 30 to Dec 18 Dec 26 to Jan 1 


Wed- Fri 5:30pm to 10:30pm Mon-Sun 4:30pm to 10:30pm

Sat-Sun 4:30pm to 11:30pm

Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway features approximately 2.5 miles of lights, millions and millions of twinkling lights, making for a great holiday experience for family and friends. This Christmas in Las Vegas tradition brings you many custom light displays and never-before-seen lights (as well as some of our old favorites). Named 7 Over-The-Top Holiday Light Displays You Gotta See by Huffington Post.

The lights will shine through January 9th! Tickets start at $29 per car.  

Take advantage of some of these fun nights at the lights

Golden Nugget Night – Nov 23  
Receive free playing cards from the Golden Nugget 

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing Night – Nov. 25 & Dec 1, 13, 20, 
Glittering Lights presenting partner will be on-site with flashlights and goodies, while supplies last. 

Sunny 106.5 Night – Nov. 25 & Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
Las Vegas’ holiday music station is on site for select nights at Glittering Lights.   



Ride Now Powersports Night with Toys for Tots – Dec 1
Toys for Tots has joined RideNow Powersports for a toy drive. Bring a new unwrapped toy for donation and receive free admission in your Slingshot, ATV, or Rzr. Trail parking will be available. 




Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Night – Dec 7
The first 200 vehicles will receive a Grimaldi’s gift card

Fast Pass Nights – Nov 25-26 & Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15-26, 31
In a hurry? Book Fast Pass powered by Diamondback Land Surveying to speed past the longer general ticket lines on select peak nights. On extreme busy nights, please note even with a fast pass ticket there is still a wait period, just less of a wait than general tickets.

Holidays – Dec. 24, 25, 31 (and Jan. 1!
Glittering Lights is open on holidays! Spend your Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day at the lights with your family.

‘Living Nativity’ Nights – Nov 25, 26, 27 & Dec 1-3, 5,6, 8-11, 15-19
The Glittering Lights fan-favorite Living Nativity can be seen on select nights featuring a variety of local churches. 



Santa Tram – Nov 25, 26 & Dec 2-4, 8-11, 15-23
Get  thru the lights on the Santa Tram 



NYE Fireworks Show – Dec 31
Celebrate the last day of 2022 with fireworks presented by Red Apple Fireworks

Lake Lights Vegas

Check back for 2022 Events 

Visit Santa Claus

Need some time with the big guy himself? Looking to write a letter with your Christmas wishes? Look no further, we’ve compiled a list of all the places you can find Santa Claus in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus in person this holiday season, with a reimagined free Santa’s Wonderland experience in Las Vegas.

Visits with Santa will start on Nov. 8 and advance reservations can be made beginning on November 2. To learn more, and make a reservation, visit

The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool

Each holiday season, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms into a winter wonderland high above The Las Vegas Strip. At The Ice Rink, you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of Las Vegas. The Ice Rink was named one of USA Today‘s 10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in North America.

All visitors to The Ice Rink are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking while seated. Social distancing and reduced capacity will be strictly enforced—maximum skating rink occupancy is 60 guests at a time. Learn more about how we’re committing to your health & safety.


Advanced reservations are encouraged due to reduced seating to allow for social distancing between each fire pit. For fire pit reservations of up to six guests, click the link below. For parties of 7 or more, please email or call 702.698.6797.

Ice Rink Hours

  • December 18, 2020 – January 3, 2023 | Noon – 11PM
  • December 24 & 25, 2022 | Noon – Midnight
  • Closed New Year’s Eve

Date Skate | Enjoy a movie night under the stars during Date Skate every Monday and Tuesday from November 23 – December 29, 2022. Movie schedule and details are available on the Entertainment Calendar.

Find all the Date Skates for the season on our calendar!


Snow Carnival at M Resort

In anticipation of the holiday season, Snow Carnival Holiday Forest will welcome guests of all ages beginning Wednesday, November 23, 2022. 

From snowball throwing to snowman building, this celebratory attraction will offer a variety of seasonal favorites. Coast down the snowy inclines of the “Mini Matterhorn” snow slide, visit the Candy Cane forest, or stop by a snow play area for winter games and more!

Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin is pleased to announce the return of Rock Rink! – the signature 8,000 square foot real-ice skating rink located near the Pavilion at The Lawn. Skate set to the backdrop of joyful holiday music and an impressive 40-foot holiday tree overlooking the rink. Stay warm with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s mobile coffee truck offering a variety of signature holiday beverages sure to please. Don’t forget to ride the festive holiday train that runs through January 18 circling the ice-skating rink and holiday tree. Rides are $4.00 per adult and child. Skate rentals start at $16, and all ages are welcome.

For the safety and convenience of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted to the ice rink every 30-minutes.  All visits must be reserved in advance by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. All visitors will receive a confirmation email with a safety waiver and a receipt.  Tickets are for 75-minutes of skating time, which begins at the time of check-in.  Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up to purchase tickets

Those who attempt the “walk-up” purchase of tickets in-person, will be shown a QR-code to purchase tickets on their smartphones; if the present time is fully-booked, the guest will be shown other available times to skate.

How To Make A Reservation, and Buy A Ticket

  1. Click the link above and select the date and time you wish to skate.
  2. After completing payment, a receipt will be emailed and a separate email will include a link to complete the waiver(s).
  3. Check your inbox for E-tickets.

NOTE: You will not receive your E-ticket(s) until you have completed the waiver(s).

For all issues related to ticketing, please contact

November 13 – December 20
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
November 25: 10am – 10pm
November 26: CLOSED
November 27: 10am – 10pm

December 21 – January 3
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
December 24 – Christmas Eve: 10am – 6pm
December 25 – Christmas Day: CLOSED
December 31 – New Year’s Eve: 10am – 6pm
January 1 – New Year’s Day: 10am – 10pm

January 4 – 18
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

January 18 – Martin Luther Kind Day: 10am – 10pm

The following measures are being implemented to keep our community safe, to keep our community safe from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • All guests entering the venue, and at all times during their visit, shall be required to wear a face mask or face covering, including while skating on the ice.
  • The venue capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
  • Contactless, cashless ticketing, with a timed reservation.
  • Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing on and off the ice rink.
  • Benches for skaters will be arranged to allow for 6-feet of social distancing between individuals, couples, and family groups.
  • Hand sanitizer stands will be located throughout the venue for guest use.
  • All service counter areas, handrails, and other primary touchpoints will be sprayed with disinfectant frequently.
  • Disinfectant will be applied to each skate exterior and interior by a staff member at the skate rental counter upon the hand out of each and every ice skate rental.

For Information About Group Reservations or Private Party Event