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7 Ways to Have the Perfect Christmas in Las Vegas 2021

Skipping our regular blog schedule this week, but wanted to leave you some tips if you happen to be spending Christmas in Vegas! Before we headed to Atlanta, we hunted down the best Christmas displays in Las Vegas.

You best prepare yourself, because the strip will be insanely busy on Christmas day since everything is open. Restaurants will be packed and buffets will be double the price. While there is a lot to see and do, here’s what we thought would be worth your while.

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Last Updated: November 29, 2021

7 Ways to Have the Perfect Christmas in Las Vegas

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109, map

Dates: Nov 20, 2021 – Jan 1, 2022
Hours: 24/7

They have the best Christmas displays of any Vegas hotels! Best of all it’s open 24/7 and it’s free.

We checked out many of the other hotels, and they just don’t do Christmas displays like Bellagio does. Also the Fountains of Bellagio is now set to some Christmas classics perfect for the holiday season.

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3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109, map

Dates: Through Early January
Hours:
 4:30 PM – 4 AM

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is a speakeasy hidden behind a shelf at Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall in Resorts World. Right now, it’s completely decked out in Christmas decor, so go while it’s still there! The decor will change seasonally.

You don’t need a password to get in; you just need to know where it’s located. Depending on when you go, plan on a wait. On weekends or busier nights, there can be a 30 min wait or up to an hour and a half.

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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109, map

The Ice Rink hours this year are:

  • Nov 16 – Dec 17, 2021 | Mon to Fri 4 – 11 PM, Sat to Sun Noon – 11 PM
  • Nov 24, 2021 | Noon – 11 PM
  • November 25-26, 2021 | Noon – Midnight
  • Dec 18, 2021 – Jan 3, 2022 | Noon – 11 PM
  • December 24-25, 2021 | Noon to Midnight

Strap on your ice skates and enjoy this unique ice rink that gives you views overlooking the Las Vegas strip. It now features a new experience of snow showers.

They also have special events like movie nights, a skating dog, DJs, and more.

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7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, 89115, map

Dates: Nov 12, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022
Hours: 5:30-9 PM Sun – Thur and 5:30-10 PM Fri – Sat

This is a holiday lights display that you can drive through. It’s one of the largest in the country and by far the largest one we’ve driven through with 5 million lights and 1000 display elements along a 2.5 mile course.

A portion of your ticket goes towards children charities in Southern Nevada and Goodwill, and if you buy any concessions, it’s helping support Boy Scouts.

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2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, 89014, map

Dates: Nov 5, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022
Hours: 5 – 10 PM

The Ethel M Chocolate Factory is one of our favorite spots to visit in Vegas at Christmas. Their Botanical Cactus Garden is decked out in Christmas lights and you can see them from 5 pm to 10 pm. They are requiring reservations with a $5 fee that will be donated to Three Square Food Bank. You can make a reservation for up to 6 people. See the regular factory tour we took here.

Note: If you don’t have any reservations, you can show up and see if there are any cancellations.

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1650 S Pavilion Center Dr, 89135, map

Dates / Hours: 

  • Nov 26 – Dec 15, 2021 | Tues – Thurs, Sun 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Fri – Sat 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Dec 16 – Jan 1, 2022 | Mon to Sun 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Jan 2 | 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Enchant Christmas has four locations, one of which is in Las Vegas! It’s a new attraction in Vegas this year that’s part Christmas light maze and an ice skating rink.

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109, map

Las Vegas at Christmas wouldn’t be complete without hunting down pretty Christmas trees.

This 65 foot tall Christmas Tree with 50,000 lights is in the center of Doge’s Palace plaza. The Grand Canal Shoppes also has decorations you can check out.

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Closed This Year

3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109, map

Dates: Dec 1 – 30, 2019 (Holiday Show)
Hours: Mon – Wed 6 pm – 9 pm, Thurs – Sun 6 pm – 9 pm. Snow is scheduled to fall by The LINQ Fountain Stage at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly

There are decorations, music, carolers, and snowfall every half hour making it the perfect backdrop for Vegas at Christmas. Also, right behind the High Roller is now a 30 ft tall hill made of real snow for tubing (Cost: $5 a ride or $20 for an all-day pass)

Every hour, there’s a holiday light show and snow at the fountain stage.

Note: This year, we didn’t see any tubing, but we did see Christmas decor and a tree along the promenade.

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More Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights

  • City of Henderson WinterFest 2021 (Dec 2, 2021 – Jan 1, 2022) – Great for the whole family
  • Holiday at The Park (TBA)
  • Fashion Show Mall (TBA)
  • Flamingo Holiday Festival (Nov 19, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022) – The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat will transform into a pink winter wonderland 
  • The LINQ Promenade (Nov 19, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022)
  • Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland (Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2021) – Tons of decor, laser light show, and snow
  • New York New York Christmas Tree (the ribbon tree pictured below)
  • The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens Display
  • Town Square (Nov 20 – Dec 24, 2021) has a beautiful 45 ft Christmas tree, a chance to take photos with Santa, and a play area for kids. Plus, it’s your rare chance to see snow in Vegas. Snow in the Square happens every Monday to Thursday at 7 PM and Friday and Saturday at 7 and 8 PM.
  • Tropicana’s Holiday in Paradise Christmas Display (TBA)
  • Winter’s Village at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Casino
  • Wynn’s Winter Wonderland (December)
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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Isn’t Las Vegas considered as one of the most expensive state in the USA? The list is very helpful for a first time traveler, I’m on a research of what I could do in my 20 days to USA next year. :)

    1. We live in Las Vegas and as a local it’s actually quite cheap in comparison other bigger cities like NYC, LA, & San Francisco. But if you’re staying on the Strip and only do certain touristy activities, it can be pricier but that’s like any other city with a touristy area. You can still find affordable things to do on the Strip too though! :)

  2. Thanks for the info. Planning Christmas in Vegas this year.

    1. How fun! Hope you enjoy your Christmas in Vegas this year, Allison. :)

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