It’s that most wonderful time of the year! With so many activities in the Las Vegas area, there is bound to be something for everyone!
TBD Tree Lighting & Menorah Lighting Ceremonies on Fremont St. Event is to be determined. Please check www.vegasexperience.com for dates & times.
11/12-1/1 20th Anniversary of the Cactus Garden Lighting at Ethel M: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV. The huge Ethel M’s cactus garden out front features a spectacular display of more than a half a million holiday lights, chocolate sculptures & demonstrations. Lights on nightly, 5pm-10pm. Performances by local choirs 6-8pm, Thurs-Sun. Free Admission. www.ethelm.com 800-471-0352
11/15-1/5 Glittering Lights: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N. The attraction is back for its 13th season and its fourth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A new element that will debut on Friday, Nov. 29 is the Living Nativity made possible by the branches of the United Methodist Church. Another added attraction will be the Princess Fairy World and back for its second year will be the Avenue of Trees, a dazzling display of Christmas trees that pays tribute to the charities Glittering Lights has supported through Speedway Children’s Charity. Sun-Thurs from 5:30-9pm and Fri and Sat from 5:30-10pm and $15/vehicle on weeknights and $20/vehicle Fri-Sun and holidays. www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com 702-644-4444
11/18-1/14 Winter in Venice at the Venetian: Ice skating on the Las Vegas Strip. 3-11pm daily. Parades 6-8:05pm & 10pm nightly at the Venetians Doge’s Palace. Light show & tree lighting before parades. Free. 702-414-1000
11/22-1/6 Magical Forest Season: 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. A forest filled with hundreds of dazzlingly decorated trees, nightly entertainment for all ages, photos with Santa in his workshop, wondrous gingerbread house display, Forest Express passenger train and The Night Before Christmas 3D experience. Sun-Thur 5:30-9pm Fri & Sat 5:30-10pm www.opportunityviallage.org/magical-forest 702-259-3741
11/27 Menorah Lighting at Tivoli Villages: 440 S. Rampart. Menorah will be lit every night of Hanukkah. A festival will be held on Dec 2nd. For more info & times please check the website: www.tivolivillagelv.com
11/29 Holiday Tree Lighting in the District: 2225 Village Walk Dr. Get in the holiday spirit with a live performance by Frankie Moreno. Hosted by actress & bestselling author Cerina Vincent. Photos with Santa and holiday characters, strolling caroler, dining, shopping and more! 6:30pm www.shopthedistictgvr.com 702-564-8595
11/29 Santa’s Arrival Parade at Tivoli Village: 440 S. Rampart. 10:30 am. Photos with Santa & numerous musical performances, train rides, vendor booths and much more. Photos with Santa every Fri, Sat & Sun until Christmas. www.tivolivillagelv.com
11/30-1/5 Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: The displays feature flying reindeer made of whole pecans, a polar bear family created with white carnations & a seven foot tall, custom sculpted rocking horse. Thousands of holiday lights and live musical performances daily from 5-6pm. Bellagio hotel. www.lasvegas-how-to.com/chirstmas-in-las-vegas.php
12/4 Claus & Paws at Montelago Village at Lake Las Vegas: Free photos with Santa for your pets! 4-7pm 702-289-7007
12/5-14 Cowboy Christmas Gift Show: Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall 3150 Paradise Road. The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, the longest running ONLY “original” gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, returns to Las Vegas with more wares to keep even the most avid shopper entertained all ten days. Over 300,000 square feet of show floor hosting 400 plus vendors from across the United States and Canada will showcase their unique products which include: customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery, as well as providing the best source for the Official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. www.nfrexperience.com/home/cowboy_christmas
12/7 The Las Vegas Great Santa Run: The Las Vegas Great Santa Run returns to Downtown Las Vegas! Event begins at 8am and with live entertainment and day of registration. 10am – 5K run begins with 1 mile walk immediately following. Last year nearly 10,000 participants donned their Santa Suits in support of Opportunity Village and individuals with disabilities in our community. Pick up your packet on December 6 between 5-7 pm and get your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus! http://opporunityvilalge.donordrive.com
12/12-14 WinterFest: 200 S. Water Street. The City of Henderson will host its annual WinterFest celebration at the Henderson Events Plaza and Henderson Convention Center. This year’s theme will be an Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight as the event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, roaming performances and an evening light parade! Free admission. www.hendersonlive.com/special-events/winterfest
12/14-15, 18-22 The Nutcracker: The magic continues this December with The Nutcracker. From the moment the curtain rises, find out just how thrilling a tradition can be as you are transported to a world of magic and wonder. The first production of its kind built for the Reynolds Hall stage features grand sets, costumes and the choreography of Artistic Director James Canfield. This larger than life production returns this winter in its second year with added element. www.thesmithcenter.com/events/the-nutcracker-the-magic-continues 702-749-2012