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Have A Holly Jolly Vegas: Our Favorite Holiday Shows

Last updated: December 6, 2017 at 10:09 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Have A Holly Jolly Vegas: Our Favorite Holiday Shows.

‘Tis the season for holiday shows in Las Vegas. We love this time of year on the Strip. To get you in the holiday spirit, we put together our favorite must-see shows in Vegas. Now’s the time to break out your Christmas sweaters and holiday gear to get you hyped for your December Vegas trip.

Mariah Carey's holiday show in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

Mariah brings the Christmas cheer. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You

Where: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: Tickets start from $55 (not including fees).

Everyone has his or her “favorite” Mariah. Whether you’re a fan of her early ’90s ballads like “Vision of Love” and “Love Takes Time” or hip hop-inspired tracks like “Fantasy” and “Breakdown,” we all have a side of her we love. (And hey, some of us love both.)

If you’re a fan of the queen as much as we are, you’ll love her acclaimed concert series, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” See the best-selling female artist of all time perform her iconic Christmas single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” along with other holiday hits and classic catalog of winter favorites.

The limited engagement is on the following dates: Dec. 14, 16-17, 20 and 22. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Get in the holiday mood with Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular at the Flamingo Las Vegas

Get in the holiday mood with Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Piff the Magic Dragon 

Where: Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas
Cost: Tickets start at $52.95.

Now through Dec. 30, get in the holiday mood with Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular. His festive joy is guaranteed to brighten up the spirits of both kids and kids at heart.

This year, enjoy “Piffmas at Piffany’s,” Pff’s fun, interactive game show. You might be one of the lucky contestants who gets to join one of four teams on stage. Participants will go head to head for Piff’s Prize Potluck. What is this, exactly? You’ll just have to find out the day of the show.

Bonus: You’ll also see magic tricks and his cute chihuahua, Mr. Piffles.

Hear your favorite holiday songs with Legends in Concert at the Flamingo Las Vegas

Hear your favorite holiday songs with Legends in Concert at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Legends in concert 

Where: Donny and Marie showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas
Cost: Tickets starting from $57.23 ($33.25 for children).

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Legends in Concert. This year, Legends is honoring the late great Sir George Michael, portrayed by Michael Knight. You’ll hear the greatest hits from George Michael’s solo career and Wham!, including “Last Christmas.”

You’ll also hear other holiday favorites throughout the show. Other acts you’ll see this season include Whitney Houston’s “Do You Hear What I Hear,” Frank Sinatra’s “Marshmallow World” and Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.” To get you in the mood, the show kicks off with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rendition of “Jingle Bells.” And to keep you in the holly-jolly spirit, the entire cast will perform “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” There’s also a tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo.” It really doesn’t get any more Christmas-y than this!

You can enjoy this show now through Dec. 30. Show times are 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly.

Check out the Bronx Wonderers first holiday show in Las Vegas at Bally's Las Vegas

Check out the Bronx Wonderers first holiday show in Las Vegas at Bally’s Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of the Bronx Wanderers.

the Bronx Wanderers

Where: Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas
Cost: Tickets start from $52.95.

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with The Bronx Wanderers. Starring a dad (Vinny Adinolfi) and his two sons (Vinny, “The Kid” and Nicky “Stix”), this will be The Bronx Wanderers’ first holiday show in Las Vegas.

This show comes complete with falling snow, a real, live-action Grinch and a top-notch band. You’ll hear all your holiday rock ‘n’ roll favorites including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Run Run Rudolph.” The trio also sings popular hits from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and other songs from the ’60s.

Enjoy the show now through Dec. 30. Show times are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Citywide Holiday Events 

Aside from holiday shows in Vegas, there are other ways to ring in the season. Check out some of our favorite festive delights around town:

The LINQ Promenade’s outdoor holiday spectacular - Christmas Tree and High Roller

Check out the holiday spectacular the LINQ Promenade including Christmas tree, holiday decorations and a nightly free show. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Lights at The LINQ 

Where: The LINQ Promenade
Cost: Free.

This season, head to The LINQ Promenade’s outdoor holiday spectacular. Throughout the month of December, enjoy a 15-minute show by The LINQ Fountain Stage at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Carolers take the stage from Monday through Wednesday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will also be — gasp — “snow” falling from the sky nightly.

There’s also a dazzling light show you won’t want to miss. It’s set to four different popular songs and includes the High Roller observation wheel, the cake topper above Sprinkles Cupcakes and The LINQ Fountains. Comprising more than 2,000 individual LED lights, the light show follows to the beat of the music and offers countless combinations of changing colors. Showtimes are as follows: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. nightly.

Opportunity Village Magical Forest Castle is a Las Vegas tradition

Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest is a Las Vegas holiday tradition. check out all the great decorations. Photo by Total Vegas Blog.

Opportunity Village

Where: 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. (west side of town)
Cost: Admission to park is $12 for adults (plus $1.50 service fee) and $10 for children 4-12 years old (plus $1.50 service fee). Unlimited access to the ride and attractions are $22 for adults and $19 for children.

If you’re bringing the kiddos with you to Vegas, Magical Forest at Opportunity Village is one of the most beloved attractions in town. It’s open nightly at 5:30 p.m now through Dec. 31 (closed on Christmas Day). This winter wonderland comes with millions of sparkling lights, a “forest” filled with hundreds of dazzling trees, a carousel, an “avalanche” slide, a Forest Express train ride, a mini roller coaster ride, miniature golf, photos with Santa, nightly entertainment and so much more.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory lights up their cactus garden for the holidays

Ethel M Chocolate Factory lights up their cactus garden for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Ethel M Chocolate Factory.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Where: 2 Cactus Garden Drive (southeast side of town)
Cost: Free ($10 – $20 for ice rink access)

Ethel M Chocolates celebrates its 24th annual holiday cactus garden and features more than 1 million lights. The event is free and open to the public. For the first time ever, Ethel M now has an ice skating rink. The rink is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Admission varies depending on time / day. Our tip? Don’t skip out on the hot cocoa, available for purchase inside the chocolate factory. (Note: The attraction is closed Dec. 25.)

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Glittering Lights

Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (north side of town)
Cost: Starts at $20 (per car).

Looks like EDC came back this year… well, kind of (bright lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that is)Drive through millions of lights Friday, Saturday and holidays from dusk through 10 p.m. and Sunday through 10 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday dusk through 9 p.m. Santa tram rides start at $20. Enjoy it now through Jan. 7, 2018.

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