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While these holiday events are subject to change, this list was created in to share things to do in Las Vegas for Christmas 2021. Be sure to check out the best neighborhoods to tour to see Christmas Lights.
Downtown Summerlin Parade
Enjoy the holiday parade at Downtown Summerlin starting at 6:00 PM each day from November 20th, 2021 to December 19th, 2021.
Las Vegas is a great place to celebrate Christmas. There are many ways to enjoy this holiday season. Here are some of the best things to do in Las Vegas for Christmas.
The Rock rink at Downtown Summerlin is also open again this year.
Christmas at The Venetian
If you’ve never been to The Venetian before, there is no better place to spend your Christmas than here. From shopping at the world-famous Grand Canal Shoppes to enjoying an amazing meal at one of the many restaurants, The Venetian has it all. There are so many great places to visit during the holidays that it would take weeks to see them all. Here are just a few:
Enjoy an amazing magical musical experience during the holidays! This is Christmas is a show created and produced by Pat Caddick. This is Christmas features a stellar cast from Broadway and American Idol.
As part of its annual “Holiday Spectacular,” from Dec. 1 through Jan. 6, the conservatory transforms into an enchanted winter wonderland complete with towering trees, twinkling lights, and festive decorations.
Enjoy oversized Christmas displays like polar bears, penguins, a snow globe, giant live tree, and a 10-foot train made of roses.
And after you’ve spent some time touring the gardens, head out to the Bellagio Fountains and enjoy your favorite holiday carols.
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is located on the north end of the Strip. It was built as a retirement community for veterans who were wounded in World War II. Today, this beautiful forest offers something for everyone. You can hike through the woods, go horseback riding or even enjoy some live music.
At Christmas, the forest is transformed into a holiday spectacular with decorations, rides for the kids, a holiday train, a Santa visit, delicious treats, and so much more.
The Ice Rink
Visit a winter wonderland above The Las Vegas Strip with ice skating, holiday cocktails, s’mores, fire pits, and incredible views.
Skate on 4,200 square feet of frozen ice in this winter wonderland at the Cosmopolitan.
This year, the Las Vegas ballpark is transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a light maze, ice skating, take photos with Santa and stroll the holiday village.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory Holiday Cactus Garden
Stroll through the 3-acre decorated cactus garden with more than a million twinkling lights. Take photos with Santa. Sip holiday hot chocolate and taste some of the finest chocolate in the land.
The Wynn Hotel’s annual holiday lighting ceremony has become one of the most anticipated events of the year.
On Nov. 30, guests will gather outside the hotel to watch the tree lighting ceremony, which includes a performance by the Wynn band.
Afterward, everyone will head inside to enjoy complimentary champagne toastings and holiday cocktails.
And if you happen to miss the ceremony, you can still join in the fun by watching it live on TV screens all over the property.
ARIA Resort & Casino
On display through Jan. 8, 2022, ARIA transforms into a winter wonderland featuring a Giant gingerbread house. It’s 15′ tall, and 7 feet wide, made up of edible ingredients including 200 pounds of royal icing, and 64,000 peppermints.
The Las Vegas Santa Run
Join thousands of runners dressed in red and white to run 5Ks around the Las Vegas Strip. Participants receive a free T-shirt and a goody bag filled with snacks, drinks, and other goodies.