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The 2018 Holiday Season

Whether you’re a Buddy the Elf or an Ebenezer Scrooge, the Las Vegas holiday season is upon us and we can all agree that everything gets a whole lot merrier when someone spikes the egg nog. This is Vegas, Baby - the place where we bend the universe to our will. Need snow to get you in the holiday spirit? No problem. Want to go ice skating and look at all the twinkly lights? We’ve got you. If you want to roast salty nuts by the fireside or see gingerbread villages more lavish than your condo complex, you’ve come to the right place, because there are always plenty of things to do in Las Vegas. And with an average winter temperature of around 65 degrees in Las Vegas, the only frostbite you’ll have to worry about comes in a martini glass.  

Holiday Shows 2018

Absinthe Absinthe is a thrilling showcase of world-class artists performing amazing feats of strength.
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Blue Man Group The avant-garde Blue Man Group combines theatrics, art, music and science to create a percussion-driven experience.
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David Copperfield Watch master magician David Copperfield perform his world renowned illusions in Las Vegas.
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KA Cirque du Soleil
KÀ By Cirque Du Soleil “KÀ,” is for the action-loving show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil.
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Le Rêve Le Rêve combines water, fire, swimming, acrobatics and spectacular effects to create an experience.
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Mystere
Mystère by Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil's first Vegas production.
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Piff the Magic Dragon show
Piff the Magic Dragon Show Piff The Magic Dragon and his loyal pup bring their unique comedy magic to the stage.
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The Beatles LOVE
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil A celebration of love and The Beatles
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Vegas - The Show
Vegas! The Show A true Vegas experience.
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Terry Fator at Mirage
Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment Singer, comedian, ventriloquist and celebrity impersonator.
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker Get ready to be whisked away to a magical land full of sugar plum fairies, an army of nutcrackers and the infamous Mouse King.
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Celien Dion
Celine Dion Music legend plays her hits
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Human Nature Jukebox Human Nature effortlessly mixes Pop classics with doo-wop, motown and soul
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Tournament of Kings This show combines arena-style entertainment with a bacchanalian feast.
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Holiday Attractions 2018

Eiffel Tower Experience
The Eiffel Tower Experience See the city as the Parisians do on top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Dream Racing Experience
Dream Car Racing Experience Race against time in your dream car.
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Vegas Nights
Vegas Nights Las Vegas lights up at night, and there's no better way to see the neon on the Strip and downtown than from the air.
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High Roller
High Roller See The Strip on the tallest observation wheel in the world.
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Hoover Dam tour
A Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam For an in-depth, educational experience, the Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam is for you.
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Grand Canyon Picnic
Grand Canyon Pinic with Limo Fly into the depths of the Grand Canyon, the incredible wonder Mother Nature created.
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Jack Of Lights
Jack of Lights Experience an adventure of a lifetime with a helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip.
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Places to stay for the Holiday Season 2018

Bellagio Las Vegas
Bellagio The epitome of quality, romance and elegance, the Bellagio offers the finest luxuries.
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Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace The majestic Caesars Palace has a legacy as a world-class destination.
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Downtown Grand Newly-remodeled downtown hotel located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Flamingo Themed as an island paradise and located on the busiest intersection of the Strip.
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Four Queens Retro Vegas property located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Golden Nugget Classic, elegant hotel located a third of a mile from festival area.
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Hard Rock Hotel Multi
Hard Rock Hotel Party all night, sleep all day!
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Luxor Hotel Casino Las Vegas
Luxor A 30-story oasis on the Las Vegas Strip.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan A high-tech casino, luxury guest rooms, world-class restaurants and more.
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MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel Casino
MGM Grand Sophisticated shows, gourmet dining, hip nightlife and more.
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New York - New York Hotel Casino Las Vegas
New York - New York Enjoy a slice of "The Big Apple" on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Paris Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Paris Get the true French feel at Paris Las Vegas.
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Planet Hollywood Resort
Planet Hollywood A star-packed hotel and casino that features numerous entertainment options.
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Treasure Island Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Treasure Island Treasure Island is a contemporary pirate ship, but with more rum.
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Venetian Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Venetian Enjoy the charm of Venice, complete with gourmet food, canals and gondolas.
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Holiday Events in Las Vegas 


Bellagio Conservatory
From December 1st throughout the holiday season, the Bellagio Conservatory at the Bellagio pulls out all the stops and creates a colossal holiday display that could make Scrooge McDuck season merry and bright. This holiday setup comes decked out with classic staples like a larger-than-life snow globe, a 42-foot-tall live tree, playful polar bears made of thousands of carnations, penguins and a ten-foot long train made from 1,200 red and white roses.We kid you not, you could happily spend a couple hours looking through all this wintry goodness. You’re also a quick walk away from the Bellagio Fountains, where they’ve been choreographed to holiday favorites like “Santa Baby” and “Carol of the Bells.”


The Ice Rink 
Prepare to be impressed by rooftop ice skating, hot adult beverages, holiday movies and fire pits -all at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (seriously, try not to squeal). There's 4,200 square feet of real ice, light snowfall throughout the evening, holiday movies playing and roasting s’mores over the fire. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Go ahead and say it: “OhMerGerrwd.” The Ice Rink is open Monday - Thursday from 3:00PM until midnight and from noon to midnight, Friday through Sunday. Ticket prices vary, but entry around the rink is free.


Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay
This year, Santa will be sleepin’ with the fishes at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. Ok, so that’s not technically true. But with Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium, paid guests under the age of 12 will receive a treat and a complimentary photo with the man in the red suit. Even cooler though, Santa is going to buck his traditional reindeer ride for a dive in the Shipwreck exhibit. You’ll be able to catch Santa during the first three Saturdays and Sundays in December from 10:00AM – 4:00PM with his dive taking place at 4:00PM. He’ll also make a special appearance on December 24th from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, too.  

TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Have you been bad this year? Like, you’ve definitely earned your spot on the naughty list? We know we have. Well, this year is the best year to be on that list because TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor is selling a coal collection. Not just any coal, this coal was recovered from the wreckage and brought to the exhibition just in time for the holidays. Head to this Las Vegas attraction and learn about the fascinating shipwreck and its passengers. And don’t forget to bring your stockings so you can fill them up with a collection of Titanic coal.

The Nutcracker at The Smith Center
It’s not the holidays without the classic tale, “The Nutcracker” this winter. The Smith Center teams up with the Nevada Ballet Theatre to showcase the holiday tradition. If you’ve ever wanted to see real life sugar plum fairies, not the ones you see in your um, well, we’ll just call them “dreams,” then buy your tickets and make it happen. Get in the spirit with the magical dancers at The Nutcracker in Las Vegas.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory
The rest of the country may have their bristly Douglas Firs, but in Vegas we just gotta work with what we’ve got. And that happens to be cactus. Every inch of the three-acre cactus garden at Ethel M is covered in glittery goodness, and it's enough to make Clark Griswold weep. More than half a million lights, animated reindeer and holiday décor cover the desert grounds that features more than 300 types of cactus including spotted aloe, agave plants, Texas prickly pears and yuccas. But the best part is that it's free to experience this non-traditional holiday forest. Oh, and just a heads up, the lights turn on at dusk and don't get shut down until 10:00PM.   


The Holiday Experience at The Park

You can’t avoid the holidays in Las Vegas, even if you tried, Scrooge. The Holiday Experience at The Park brings the best of the holidays to the Strip. Every Friday – Sunday in December, and a few select dates in between, carolers will be strolling up and down The Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Follow them to Toshiba Plaza and you’ll be greeted by pop-up dining experiences that offer holiday treats like mulled win, German sausages and waffles on a stick. There’s also a chance you’ll run into more live entertainment once you’re there. And since it’s Las Vegas, you never know who’ll show up and put on a live show.


Glittering Lights
Have you ever wondered what the state’s largest drive-thru light show looks like? One word: massive. A lot of visitors come to see the three million lights and 170 lighted trees at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On select dates, they take things up a notch with a live nativity. The 2.5-mile course hosts a lot of vehicles during the holiday season and is open until January 6.


Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The latest digital art installation in the lobby of the  is called “Little Winter.” It’s a one-of-a-kind physical/digital hybrid of five different vignettes that were first handmade diorama models. The pieces were digitally animated and filmed to create the videos seen on the digital pillars that are each wrapped in LCD displays. Is this one of the best shows in Las Vegas? We vote, "yes."


Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
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his family-friendly event is like a Christmasy carnival on steroids. There are hundreds of decorated trees, more than 3 million lights, gingerbread houses, nightly entertainment and rides for all the little elves. Plus, it's for a damn good cause. The local charity is raising money for residents with learning disabilities, and this is their largest fundraiser of the year. So put your beer down, and give back to those in need.