It’s officially holiday season in Las Vegas. Casinos and businesses all around town are going full steam ahead with holiday decorations. Before long you can expect to hear your favorite Christmas songs being played in the casino while you settle into another epic session of blackjack.
Here’s a look at some of the holiday fun you’ll find inside and outside of casinos in Las Vegas.
Holiday Experience at The Park
The Holiday Experience at The Park (and Toshiba Plaza and T-Mobile Arena) is topped off with a massive 80-foot tall holiday tree. Guests can wander through the festively decked Park and pose for holiday pics with Instagram-able installations, such as a towering “LOVE” sign and enormous ornaments glittering with lights and the huge tree.
There will be a small village of vendors open Friday – Sunday in December as well as select special event days from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The tree lighting takes place on November 29. Visit The Park for more information.
Ethel M Cactus Garden
This is the 25th anniversary of a very southwest holiday display. Thousands of lights are on display at the Ethel M Chocolate Cactus Garden. This is a unique and free attraction about 15-20 minutes away from the Vegas Strip. Grab a hot chocolate and take a walk through the gorgeous lights.
Visit Ethel M for more information.
Ice Skating At The Cosmopolitan
This is more of a winter wonderland experience than a holiday experience but it’s only open for the holiday season. The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan becomes an ice skating rink for the month of December. Guests can skate on 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, and indulge in seasonal food and beverages.
The view above the Vegas Strip is gorgeous and there are snow showers all night long. Visit the Cosmopolitan for more information.
Bellagio Conservatory and Fountain Show
The Bellagio has a different display at their conservatory and botanical five times a year. The holiday display will be ready for the public on December 1st. Expect to see thousands of beautiful flowers and another appearance from the happiest polar bear in Las Vegas.
Visit the Conservatory at Bellagio.com for more information.
The Bellagio adds eight songs the fountain show playlist for the holidays. You can see the playlist and show times here.
The Silverton is a unique casino in Las Vegas. It’s truly one of a kind and that continues into the holidays. There’s a small aquarium located about 20 feet away from the blackjack tables just off the casino floor. Saturdays & Sundays in December, guests can hang out with Underwater Santa while he hangs out with the fishes in the aquarium. The aquarium is always open but Santa only visits from 12 pm – 1:15 pm and 2 pm – 3:15 pm on the weekend.
Visit Silverton Casino for more information.
Winter’s Village At Red Rock Casino and Green Valley Ranch
Station Casinos has turned the pool areas at Red Rock Casino and Green Valley Ranch into a special holiday destination. Both Winter’s Village locations feature an ice rink with real ice, holiday treats, and a holiday lounge area.
The casinos will create house-made holiday-inspired food and offer adult cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails in a custom cocktail lounge. There are fire pit stations allowing guests to roast handmade s’mores over the fire.
Visit wintersvillage.com for more information.
Sam’s Town Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland
Sam’s Town casino dresses up Mystic Falls Park for Christmas. This indoor park has garland streams, wreath-adorned lampposts, and snow-covered trees. The decorations offer guests a glimpse inside Santa’s workshop, from elves making toys to loading up Santa’s sleigh with goodies for children.
Every night from 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. there’s a nine-minute laser light show that features “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
Visit Sam’s Town for more information.