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Las Vegas Christmas Event Guide

Las Vegas fills with holiday cheer as soon as the clock strikes November! With more than 25 events that fill the months of November and December, you can find festive family fun wherever you look. From ice skating, to drive-thru shows with millions of sparkling lights, parades, Santa visits, show showers, and even some adult-only fun, there’s something for everyone. 

See the Vegas Family Guide complete Las Vegas Christmas Event Guide below. Don’t miss our FREE Las Vegas Christmas Lights Map to help you light hop around Southern Nevada with your family this season. 

Use the quick guide below to jump ahead to the events you want to attend. Everything is organized by week and day!

Las Vegas Christmas Event Guide

Glittering Lights Las Vegas

November 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Vegas Family Guide Night at Glittering Lights in November 12, 2023! 
The first 250 cars get a Christmas Craft Bag with special offers from our partners too!

Nevada’s premier drive-thru light show, a holiday tradition, hosts different initiatives to support local charities, churches, and schools. When you drive through millions of twinkling lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway….

Speedway Children’s Charities receives a portion of each ticket sold. In fact, Glittering Lights and the PJ5K make up the largest portion of the money the charity grants each year to 50 plus children’s charities in Southern Nevada.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada collects clothing and household goods, transforming donated goods and monetary contributions into pathways to meaningful employment for Southern Nevadans in need.

When you purchase food and drink from concessions, area Boy Scout troops gain interpersonal, money management, and leadership skills, along with earning money for camp and activities.

CHECK EVERY TICKET OPTION HERE

Did you know Glittering Lights Las Vegas offers packages for date nights, gender reveals, proposals, and weddings? 

Glittering Numbers 
5 million+ LED lights
23 years in Southern Nevada
15,000 of the first vehicles receive a gift bag
600+ animated and sparkling displays
350,000+ visitors annually

Glittering Lights Special Events Calendar

Ethel M Cactus Garden

November 3, 2023 – December 31, 2023

OPEN NIGHTLY, 5-10 PM!

No reservations needed. Admission is $2 per person.

Come visit Nevada’s largest botanical cactus garden decorated with over a million Christmas lights and Holiday decor! No reservations are required for the Holiday Cactus Garden this year!

You can take pictures with Santa, enjoy our famous hot chocolate, and grab a quick bite from our food truck.

Opening Weekend
November 3-5, 2023

Enjoy a complimentary 4 oz. cup of our famous hot chocolate served from 5-7pm or while supplies last, free Christmas light glasses for kids under 12 (while supplies last), and chances to win raffle prizes!

Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas

Bass Pro Shop’s Santa’s Wonderland runs Sunday, November 5, 2023 until Sunday, December 24, 2023

Photo sessions will start on Sunday, November 5. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Reservations can be made 7 days in advance. 

Walk-ins can be accepted the last 15 minutes of Santa’s Day.

To learn more and make a reservation, visit www.basspro.com/santa

Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas
8200 Dean Martin Dr 
Las Vegas, NV 89139 

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Gilcrease Orchard

Christmas Tree Sale

Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25, 7am – 7pm
Gilcrease Orchard
*no ticket/booking required*

The Orchard is closed on the dates except for Tree Sales & Breakfast in the picnic area. 

Trees up to 10 feet, price is $12 per foot.

Trees taller than 10 feet, price is $15 per foot.

 Trees are subalpine firs from Beaver Utah. 

Breakfast available, 7am-10am
Pancake, Bacon & Scrambled Egg Breakfast with Apple Cider Syrup. Hot Apple Cider and Hot Cocoa available.

 

Christmas Wagon Rides & a visit with Santa!

December 1 – December 17
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays , 4pm – 8pm

Cost:  $6 per person. Ages 5 years old and under are free.

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
Purchase Tickets HERE

Photo opportunities at the Orchard plus visits with Santa. There will be Holiday Wagon Rides through the Orchard showing magically lit displays. 

Live Christmas musci will play from 5pm – 7pm. 

Hot Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, hot coca, candy, gift baskets, and more area available for purchase.

Enchant Las Vegas

November 24, 2023 – December 31, 2023

All-New Light Maze for 2023
Santa’s Magic Timepiece is a full sensory adventure – explore far and wide in the search to find the eight missing star fragments that make up Santa’s magic timepiece in order to save Christmas!

Enchant is an immersive experience weaving magic into its every corner, perfect for joyful seasonal celebrations. Adventure through Santa’s Magic Timepiece, a captivating, larger-than-life light maze that is the cornerstone to every Enchant experience.
 
 
 
 

Ice Rink at the Boulevard – Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

The Ice Rink at the Boulevard opens December 2, 2023.

The 4200-square foot rink is made of real ice. The Ice Rink features skating for all ages, fire pit rentals for roasting s’mores, a seasonal menu, movies on the ice, and more. 


The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Cosmopolitan Hours

December 2 – December 15, 2023
Monday – Friday, 4pm – 11pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12n – 11pm

December 18, 2023 – January 2, 2023
Open Daily 12n – 11pm

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Open 12n – 12m

 

The Ice Rink Skate Rental

Admission is $30 and including all-day skating access and skate rental. Guests may bring their own skates. 

There is no fee to enter the Ice Rink at the Boulevard and enjoy the atmosphere.

Military and first responders receive a special rate of $20 Monday – Thursday with a valid ID.

Skate Aid and Reindeer Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $15.

The Ice Rink is open to all ages. 

Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season.


Special Events at the Ice Rink at the Boulevard

A Night with the Golden Knights | December 3
 Guests and fans alike are invited to enjoy an afternoon with three of the Vegas Golden Knights.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Viewing Party | December 31
Experience a New Year’s Eve fireworks watching celebration at The Ice Rink.


Date Skate | December 4 – January 2

Enjoy a movie night under the stars during Date Skate every Monday and Tuesday and on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Movie begins at 7pm. Admission is complimentary. Additional fees apply for skate rentals, food, and fire pits. This is an all ages event.

December 4,  The Polar Express
December 11,  The Nightmare Before Christmas
December 12, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
December 18, The Grinch
December 19, Elf
December 25, The Santa Clause
January 1, A Christmas Story

Rockin’ Christmas at The M Resort

November 17, 2023 – December 24, 2023

A mesmerizing audio-visual experience that will ROCK your holidays – featuring millions of colorful LED lights and hundreds of moving displays in a mile-long symphony of sight and sound.  

Drive through a mile of life-sized musical notes, retro Santas and more in the world’s largest animated drive-through light show!

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Reservations available by time and date, priced per vehicle.

*Attraction located on the southeast corner of the property.

Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

This year, the Magical Forest will celebrate its 31st season. For more than three decades, Opportunity Village has welcomed families and friends from across the globe. With every dollar spent at the Magical Forest, visitors are helping Opportunity Village fund programs and services for over 3,000 people with disabilities. So while you warm your hands on a cup of hot cocoa from Frostbites, you can also warm your heart knowing you are making a positive impact on someone’s life.

This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather.

BUY TICKETS TO THE MAGICAL FOREST AT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE


2023 Dates for Magical Forest

November 24 – 26
November 30 – December 3
December 7 – December 10
December 14 – December 31

Closed Christmas Day

Operating Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 530pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 530p – 930pm

 

The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin

November 10, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Downtown Summerlin is pleased to announce the return of Rock Rink presented by Live Nation! – the signature 8,000 square foot real-ice skating rink located near The Pavilion at The Lawn. Skate under the stars set to the backdrop of festive holiday music and an impressive 40-foot glittering holiday tree overlooking the rink.  Skate rentals start at $16, and all ages are welcome.

Stay warm with signature holiday beverages and snacks sure to please.

Don’t forget to ride the festive holiday train that runs through January 16 circling the ice-skating rink and holiday tree. Rides are $5.00 per adult and child.

Due to rink capacity requirements, skate time is limited to 75-minutes. Time starts when you get your skates and your end-time will be marked on your wristband. Thank you for your cooperation.

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade

November 17, 2023 – December 16, 2023
Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm 
Park Centre Drive

Celebrate the holiday season in a BIG way every Friday and Saturday as Downtown Summerlin lights ups the streets with the return of the annual holiday parade featuring festive floats inspired by your favorite holiday movies, dancers and characters, snow and of course the big guy himself, Santa!

All shows are free and open to the general public.

Santa’s Mailbox at Downtown Summerlin

November 10, 2023 – December 22, 2023

Located at Macy’s Promenade,

Stop by Santa’s Chalet and drop a letter in Santa’s mailbox to the big guy himself at the north pole! Make sure you make your list and check it twice including a return address for a personalized letter back from Santa himself. Letters are accepted through December 22.

For every letter from a child received, Howard Hughes and Downtown Summerlin will donate $1 to Goodie Two Shoes Foundation up to $2,500

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.

Santa’s Chalet at Downtown Summerlin

Santa is at Downtown Summerlin
November 10 – December 24, 2023

Make a reservation to see Santa Claus.

Santa Claus will be at his Winter Wonderland Chalet located in the Macy’s Promenade.

The big guy himself, Santa, arrives to Downtown Summerlin on Friday, November 10th! Make the season extra merry and bright and experience the magic of the Santa Chalet! Share your wishlist and make memories to last a lifetime.

Photo packages start at $39.99

Miracle Flights at Downtown Summerlin

November 10, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Miracle Flights announces the return of “Lights for Flights” at Downtown Summerlin® for the 2023 holiday season.

The interactive holiday family photo opportunity includes seven oversized illuminated words – LOVE, JOY, HOPE, PEACE, SOAR, I  U, and MIRACLE – that infuse the mission of Miracle Flights, light up the holiday season and provide an opportunity for our community to come together.  

The Giving Machine

November 15, 2023 – January 1, 2024

The Promenade at Downtown Summerlin

Imagine swiping your credit card at a vending machine but instead of buying a candy bar you’re buying winter clothes for a refugee in a third world country. Or a year of dental care, or nursing services for a disabled adult, or a pair of shoes for a child in Southern Nevada. With the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines, that’s exactly what happens. The Giving Machines provide a way for people to quickly and easily help those in need and make the Christmas season a little more meaningful for themselves – and countless others. 

About Light the World

Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 – Sunday, January 21, 2023
Sam’s Town Las Vegas

Mystic Falls Park®’s winter wonderland display returns this holiday season. More than 26,000 points of light and a nine-minute holiday laser light show. 
 
Since 1994, Mystic Falls Park® has offered a whimsical, family-friendly winter display at no cost. Enjoy an 18-foot Christmas tree decorated with festive ornaments and thousands of twinkling lights, topped with a starburst tree topper, along with garland-wrapped lampposts, streamers, lanterns and wreaths fill the atrium, embellished with hundreds of lights, ornaments and red holiday bows.

Nightly Laser Show

Also returning this year is the nine-minute holiday laser light show, which is the centerpiece of the display. The laser light show features a variety of classic holiday songs, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Performances run every hour, between 2pm and 10pm, along with snow showers nightly.

Santa at Mystic Falls Park®

Santa will arrive at Mystic Falls Park® gazebo on Friday, November 24, 2023. 

November 24 – December 23, 2023
Fridays, 4pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 7pm (closed 3pm – 4pm)

Photos with Santa can be taken with your own camera at no charge. 

Drop your letters to Santa in his mailbox located under the gazebo inside Mystic Falls Park®.

Scuba Santa at the Silverton Aquarium 

Saturdays and Sundays in December

Visit our Underwater Santa on Saturdays and Sundays in December and tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas! The perfect holiday attraction is free!

Schedule:
12pm – 115pm
2pm – 315pm

Please check times and dates before arrival.

Town Square Las Vegas


Santa & Snow in the Square Celebration

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 5pm – 8pm
Santa arrives at 7pm. 
Enjoy the tree lighting, snow in the Square, Santa photos, entertainment, giveaways, and special guests. 

Glow items will be FREE with purchases totaling $10 or more from an Town Square Las Vegas merchant. While supplies last. One glow item per receipt.

Snow in the Square

November 11-December 23
Monday-Thursday, 7pm
Friday-Sunday, 7pm and 8pm

Photos with Santa

November 12 – December 20
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

December 21-24
Walk-ups only

The District at Green Valley Ranch 

Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 5pm – 8pm

Snow will fall hourly and guests can meet The Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy while holiday music plays along Main Street. Santa will make an appearance for the tree lighting event.

Movie Night: Polar Express 
Begins at 7pm on The Green

Santa’s Cottage at the Courtyard
November 24 – December 24, 2023

Fashion Show Las Vegas

Road Trip North Pole

November 24 – December 24, 2023

Holiday Tripping: Grab your friends and hit the road this holiday. Snap and create retro photo moments at our holiday pitstop to the North Pole!

Pictures with Santa at the Great Hall

November 24 – December 24, 2023
BOOK SANTA PHOTO HERE

The LINQ Promenade

Tree Lighting, November 21, 2023

The High Roller will be lit red and green. 

The festive Christmas tree features more than 5,000 sparkling lights, visitors can enjoy taking the ultimate holiday photo in front of the 30-foot-tall tree.

Tivoli Village

Tree Lighting

Wednesday, November 22, 5pm – 8pm
Tivoli Village, Las Vegas

Immersive yourself in the holidays with a festive tree lighting, holiday music, and dancing in the streets. 

Special guests include the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker, the Grinch, and of course Santa Claus.

Movie: The Grinch

Begins at 7pm, bring a chair to enjoy the show. 


Nutcracker Night Market

Fridays and Saturdays in December, 4pm – 8pm

The first ever Nutcracker Night Market with LV Craft Shows. Each weekend, the Piazza at Tivoli Village  will come to life with live entertainment, festive holiday lights and original & unique crafts and so much more! 

Friday, December 1: Photos with The Grinch

Saturday, December 2: Photos with The Nutcracker Prince

Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9: Breakdancing Nutcrackers

Friday, December 15 & Saturday, December 16  : Strolling Snow Princesses

North Pole Express 

November 24 – December 20, 2023, various dates and times
Nevada State Railroad − Boulder City


He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice, Santa Claus is coming to town!

Your favorite holiday event is scheduling regular roundtrip departures to Santa’s Railyard and back to Boulder City. Enjoy a 40 minute train ride while singing carols and the reading of a children’s story. Once you arrive at Santa’s Railyard, you will disembark the train for cookies and hot chocolate, games, snowball fights, and of course photos with the big man himself. Better bundle up, because every trip to Santa’s village has a forecast of snow!

Prices range from $30-$50 for adults and $25-$45 for children based on indoor or outdoor seating and level of experience desired. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway who support the museum in its preservation and education missions.

Ticket available here.

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will open its 2023 Holiday display on December 2, 2023. 

The display will be available until January 7, 2023. 

Please note the botanical gardens will be dark from November 26 – December 1 as the display is changed. 

ARIA Resort Lobby Display

Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef

2023 details TBD

Christmas Parades in Las Vegas

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade

November 17, 2023 – December 16, 2023
Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm 
Park Centre Drive

Celebrate the holiday season in a BIG way every Friday and Saturday as Downtown Summerlin lights ups the streets with the return of the annual holiday parade featuring festive floats inspired by your favorite holiday movies, dancers and characters, snow and of course the big guy himself, Santa!

WinterFest Parade

Friday, December 1, 2023, 630pm
Water Street, Henderson

As part of the annual WinterFest event in Henderson, enjoy a parade down Water Street.

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

December 2, 2023, 430pm – 630pm
Boulder City 

Sponsored by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce.
Through the historic district of Boulder City.
Spectacular lit floats, bands, and much, much more. Parade finishes just in time for you to head into the business district for evening holiday shopping.

Christmas Shows in Las Vegas

The Smith Center

Tournament of Kings ‘Twas the Night

November 22, 2023 – December 24, 2023
Excalibur Las Vegas

Tickets start at $41.87

‘Twas the Knight makes its return to Excalibur Hotel & Casino continuing the popular holiday tradition. The Tournament of Kings Arena magically transforms into a winter wonderland, guaranteeing all a “Holly Jolly” time during this limited-time engagement. Please enjoy Tournament of Kings ‘Twas the Knight with a special holiday menu and performance elements for all shows November 22 – December 25.

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis

December 29, 2023, 7pm
Orleans Arena

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate over 35 Years of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running concert tour in the entertainment industry!

This year’s show will feature classic Christmas hits from the Mannheim Steamroller holiday albums along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Tickets from $32.11 plus taxes and convenience fees

Nutcracker Performances

The Nutcracker – Nevada Ballet 

Various Dates in December
The Smith Center

Value-priced tickets without the orchestra area available

Get Tickets HERE

A note from our editorial team: If you end up on a website with a different name (Nutcracker Las Vegas) please note this is a ticket broker site and not a direct purchase. 

Las Vegas’ favorite holiday tradition returns once again fill your season with gorgeous beauty and sparkling cheer. Happy Holidays, indeed!

Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker is a magical journey through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Glittering holiday joy abounds as Clara and her handsome Prince travel from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.

As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 3 years of age are admitted to the performances.

Nutcracker by Las Vegas Ballet Company

December 14 – December 17, 2023
Summerlin Performing Arts Theater
1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas

Tickets are $30. No children on laps.

Bring  your family and friends and enjoy this holiday classic where we meet a beautiful little girl named Clara at her family’s Christmas party. You’ll quickly find out there’s more to the story when everyone goes home. 

The Neon Nutcracker by Soulfire Studios

2023 Dates for The Neon Nutcracker have not been announced. 

Please visit Soulfire Studios for more information.

Silverton Tree Lighting

Friday, November 24, 3pm – 6pm
Silverton Hotel & Casino

Make your way to The Green (in front of Silverton Casino) to kick off the holiday season at Silverton Village. Enjoy free entertainment at this festive family-friendly event!

Winterfest – City of Henderson

Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1
Water Street Plaza, Henderson

The City of Henderson invites you to celebrate the holidays all month long; beginning with the annual kick-off, WinterFest! 

The annual event returns with a special new feature: a drone show in the sky! 

There will be plenty of winter cheer along with a variety of holiday entertainment including the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and festive illumination of holiday décor at the Water Street Plaza. 

Tree Lights & Drone Show

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tree Lighting: 5pm
Drone Show: 645pm

Tree lighting will include music by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Parade: 630pm

 

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

December 2, 2023, 430pm – 630pm
Boulder City 

Sponsored by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce.
Through the historic district of Boulder City.
Spectacular lit floats, bands, and much, much more. Parade finishes just in time for you to head into the business district for evening holiday shopping.

Clydesdales

Expect an event or two with the Budweiser Clydesdales

The Neon Nutcracker with Soulfire Studios

Las Vegas Christmas Events for Adults

Christmas & Clydesdales Winter Brew Festival

December 9, 1pm – 5pm
The Village at Lake Las Vegas

This is a family-friendly event, you must be 21+ to drink
Admission starts at $50

Live DJ and 20 breweries. 

Clydesdales, 1pm – 3pm
Carriage rides and VIP photo opportunities by the Christmas tree.

Miracle on Spring Mountain

Bad Elf Holiday Pop Up

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