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9 Fun Christmas In Las Vegas Activities to Celebrate the Holidays

The holidays are here, and there are so many fun activities to celebrate the season of Christmas in Las Vegas! From ice skating to real snow, Christmas lights on the Strip, and decorations galore, it’s a wonderful time of year to visit and enjoy Las Vegas at Christmas time.

Top 7 Fun Holiday Activities to Celebrate Christmas In Las Vegas

Christmas on the Vegas Strip

Traveling with my family is one of my favorite things to do together, and we took some time this holiday season to visit Las Vegas!

It was my kids’ first trip, so they were enthralled with all of the lights, fancy buildings, amazing sights, and fun activities. The whole strip is decked out for the holidays, and there are tons of things to do! Las Vegas December weather is pretty chilly, so bundle up and get ready to enjoy these Vegas Christmas activities.

Kids in front of the Christmas tree, Monte Carlo Las Vegas

Visit Las Vegas for Christmas

With so many fun things to do in Las Vegas during Christmas, it’s a must that you check it out! Make plans to take the family on a lovely trip to Vegas for Christmas this holiday season.

Top 9 Fun Holiday Activities to Celebrate Christmas In Las Vegas

If you are looking for Christmas events in Las Vegas this December, you’re in luck! You will love the lights, the winter wonderland-themed fun, Christmas carolers and entertainment, and the overall Christmas spirit. Here are some of our favorite holiday Las Vegas activities:

The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan

The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan

Test your ice skating skills at the Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan

The popular, shallow Boulevard Pool is transformed into a winter wonderland just in time for the holidays! The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan has 4,200 square feet of ice to glide on.

The whole place is decked out for Christmas, with lights, seasonal food, fire pits, hot cocoa, s’mores, and even falling snow on some nights! This was such a fun family activity, my kids had a blast. Get available dates, hours, and more info here.


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Magical Forest at Opportunity Village for Christmas

This all-ages theme park is decked out for the holidays and is a fun thing to do in Las Vegas during Christmas. There is so much to see and enjoy!

“The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer. For more than three decades, Opportunity Village has welcomed families and friends from across the globe.” Click here to learn about this event.

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Visit the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Garden for Christmas

If you’ve ever been to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, you know they have some of the most amazing exhibitions. They ramp it up for the holidays with an astounding seasonal display!

Capturing the spirit of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unwrapped its extravagant holiday display, inviting visitors to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year now through January 1. Decked in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights, a beautifully snowcapped mountain range, a cozy Swiss chalet, and Santa’s large sleigh filled with gifts.” Learn more here.

Enchant Christmas Las Vegas, NV

Enchant Christmas holiday story

Wander through this amazing village, ice skate, and enjoy the holiday spirit while you help solve the mystery of Santa’s lost reindeer! “Guided by dazzling lights, you’ll join the magical Christmas story of “The Great Search”. Nine of Santa’s reindeer have become lost in a giant snowstorm and need your help finding their way out of the mystical Enchant forest. Will you come and help save Christmas?Visit the Enchant Christmas website.

Large Christmas tree lights outdoor display

Holiday Lights at Las Vegas Speedway

The Las Vegas Speedway is home to Glittering Lights, a lovely holiday drive-through light show in Las Vegas. Take the family on a ride through this Christmas wonderland of millions of lights, animated displays, and more. There’s even a Santa Tram you can ride! Learn more here.

Lights at The LINQ Las Vegas at Christmastime

The LINQ, photo: Caesars Entertainment

Enjoy holiday lights and Christmas carols at The LINQ

The LINQ Promenade is home to Winter Parq, a fun holiday show that takes place each night. It is full of performances, Christmas carolers, and falling snow throughout the evening! Also, there is an awesome light show on the High Roller Ferris wheel at The LINQ each night, so much fun to hang out here during Christmas in Las Vegas! Information here.

The Fountains of Bellagio water show, Las Vegas Strip

The Fountains of Bellagio

Watch the spectacular Holiday Bellagio Fountains Water Show

While spending Christmas in Las Vegas, bundle up and take a walk down the strip to the front of the Bellagio Las Vegas hotel where you can catch the amazing Fountains of Bellagio water show.

In December, the music is festive and holiday-themed. Don’t miss the spectacular spraying water and lights, showtimes here.

Christmas tree at The Park MGM

Christmas tree at The Park, photo: MGM Resorts

Holiday fun at The Park

The Park is an outdoor entertainment and dining district, and the main walkway to enter the T-Mobile Arena. Located on the Las Vegas Strip between the Park MGM and New York, New York hotels, The Park features holiday skating, lighting of the 60-foot tree each night, and visits with Santa! Enjoy hot cocoa and winter treats, more info here.

Stay close by – read our Park MGM hotel Las Vegas review, it’s within walking distance to The Park.

Ethel M. Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden

Stroll through the garden and meet Santa at Ethel M’s Chocolates in Las Vegas! Enjoy hot chocolate and an exclusive chocolate-tasting experience while you enjoy the view of thousands of lights and holiday cheer. This is located in Henderson, NV, learn more here.

Christmas in Las Vegas - Family at the Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan

The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan

Enjoy these Las Vegas Christmas activities!

What are your favorite things to do in Las Vegas at Christmastime? We love to travel during the holidays, and I definitely recommend that you take your family to enjoy Las Vegas.

From the lights at the Linq and the Speedway to the Bellagio Fountains at Christmas, don’t miss these amazing holiday activities and sights. Have a great Christmas!

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