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Where To Find The Best Holiday Shows And Attractions In Las Vegas

Last updated: December 11, 2018 at 11:05 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Where To Find The Best Holiday Shows And Attractions In Las Vegas.

Walk around Winter Parq at The LINQ Las Vegas

Get in the holiday spirit. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Best Holiday Shows and Attractions in Las Vegas

It’s that time of year again – that time of year when everybody says, “It’s that time of year again.” Also, it’s holiday season. Thankfully, in Las Vegas, that means it’s an excuse for us to put up lights. Because if there is one thing this city needs, it’s an excuse to have more lights. But all silliness aside, perhaps no other city goes all out to make its artifice a real holiday party. Here are the special events and all the holiday hullabaloo you’ll need to stuff your stockings full of joy and mirth:

Take apart of the holiday magic at Winter Parq featuring the Snow Globe at the LINQ Promenade

We promised you revelry! You shall have it at The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Holiday Magic at The LINQ Promenade

The revelry takes place nightly between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 1 – Dec. 31 at The LINQ Promenade. What revelry, you ask? Well, get out your revelry checklist and get ready to break your pencil by writing so many check marks.

Snow! Every night. Monday – Wednesday, Christmas carolers will be singing, of all things, Christmas carols. Thursday – Sunday, a modern dance production of “Twas’ the Night Before Christmas” gets the spotlight. Take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel for a view of everything from above. It’s a colorful, magical winter wonderland at The LINQ Promenade.

Additionally, locals who partake in the merriment can enjoy $5 off the newly-opened FLY LINQ, the only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. The new attraction features 10 side-by-side ziplines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. Guests will take off from a 114-foot-tall tower in the direction of the High Roller, “flying” 1,121 feet above The LINQ Promenade at approximately 35 miles per hour.

Global Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree at the Rio Las Vegas

Whoa! When is a Christmas tree not a Christmas tree? Photo courtesy of Global Winter Wonderland.

Global Winter Wonderland

Have you ever thought that you’d like to combine the holiday spirit with the spirit of EDC? This lantern festival turns Christmas all the way up with the feeling of a roving rave, taking over more than 15 acres at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Dec. 14, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019. Lanterns are showcased throughout this makeshift holiday village with some reaching up to 50 feet in height and 100 feet in length. The LED powered fixtures included replicas of iconic global landmarks including the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and Chichen Itza.

Two enormous ball pits – one all ages and one, an adult nightclub of sorts for the 21 and older crowd – are also a main display at this new attraction. There will be live entertainment, international food selections, carnival rides, a global marketplace and more. The attraction opens at 5 p.m. nightly. Tickets start at $21 per person for adults. 

Legends in Concert Holiday - Britney, Elvis, Barbra

This is not an impersonation of a Christmas show. It’s the real thing. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Legends In concert

The annual tradition where the best musical impersonators in Las Vegas channel both the holiday spirit and the spirit of the famous musicians they are paying homage to is back. This year’s legends include Aretha Franklin, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen and Bruno Mars. Check it out at Flamingo Las Vegas, where, along with the hits and holiday classics, the Legends in Concert will sing with local youth choirs and arts groups bringing the entire community into the act. Now that’s the Christmas spirit.

Gwen Stefani will be back for the holidays at Planet Hollywood

She’s just a girl and she’s back for the holidays! Gwen Stefani photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Hollaback Girl

Gwen Stefani, rolling through her catalog of hits both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of No Doubt, returns to her rip-roaring residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Dec. 27 and 29 – 31 with 9 p.m. showtimes nightly. This is just a wild guess, but our money is on her playing songs off her album “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”

Holiday lights at Ethel M' chocolates

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

Cactus Garden Holiday Lights at Ethel M Chocolates

Deep in the suburb of Henderson sits the Ethel M chocolate making factory where you won’t find Willy Wonka but you will find other items of whimsy. Consider the entire cactus garden is decorated with lights for the holidays. Weave your way around the Southwestern Christmas maze and don’t forget to get a hot chocolate to keep you warm and toasty along the way.

 

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Opportunity Village Magical Forest

This is one of the great attractions in Las Vegas. Opportunity Village offers programs that help men and women with disabilities and their families, affording them opportunities they otherwise would not have. The Magical Forest transports guests to a fairy tale with a plethora of lights and sets so it’s as if you are in a completely tucked away Christmas town. The make-believe town includes a train ride, a carousel, an avalanche slide, a mini-coaster, mini golf and of course, Santa Claus.

 

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Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Remember when you were a kid and your family used to drive around to neighboring towns in search of that one magical block of houses that coordinated their Christmas lights? When you finally reached that iridescent block, the lights bouncing off every house overwhelmed you – and everybody else who saw it – with happiness.

Now imagine if that one block was the size of an entire NASCAR raceway. That’s what you have here, a multimedia blitz of light designs and Christmas characters with an appropriate soundtrack guiding you along. As you ride through this one-of-a-kind attraction, you’ll wonder if you just became a kid again.

Check out our Entertainment Calendar for a full list of Caesars Entertainments’ holiday shows and attractions in Las Vegas.

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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