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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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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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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
Every year, the Bellagio Conservatory at the Bellagio pulls out all the stops and creates a colossal holiday display that could make anybody's season merry and bright. Let us be the first to tell you, this has got to be one of the most elaborate instillations anywhere, not just in Vegas. It's 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, snow flurries that happen every half hour during the evening, holiday movies playing and roasting s’mores over the fire. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails like the Campfire Delight that’s concocted with Belvedere Vodka, crème de cacao, RumChata and marshmallow, holiday-infused foods to munch on and the ever popular fireside s’mores kit. Go ahead and say it: “OhMaGah.” The Ice Rink is open daily from noon to midnight. Ticket prices vary, but entry around the rink is free.

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. Opened in 1981 by Forrest Mars Sr., he named the factory after his mama and has used her recipe for chocolates ever since. 

Shark Reef Aquarium
Only in Vegas can you take photos with Scuba Santa and Santa Jaws. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is hosting photos with Santa in the Shipwreck every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from every day from December 19 through Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then stick around for Scuba Santa swimming with the sharks at 4 p.m. Photos are free with the price of admission.

Holiday at The Park

We might not be Rockefeller Center, but we’re hella close. Putting up a 60-foot fir with 3,000 holiday ornaments and 13,000 lights, we sure know how to deck out a space and make it pretty. Outside of T-Mobile Arena, Holiday at The Park Las Vegas is turning into a winter wonderland for the holidays and for people who know Vegas – this is as wintry and white as we get. To make it even better, they added an ice rink for all of you who want to channel your inner Michelle Kwan. Winter Olympics here we come, but in the meantime, The Park is the perfect practice rink and one hellavu jolly good time.

Palazzo Waterfall Atrium 
We like big bulbs and we cannot lie, The Waterfall Atrium at the Palazzo is one winter wonderland we can’t deny. With more than 500 red poinsettias, yes you read that right, this is the season’s hotspot to express your love for everyone in your life. And we’re not just saying that because they have the word “love” spelled out with a big sculpture (even though it's cool). And if your favorite color happens to be gold, we know ours is, be prepared to ooh and ahh like a caroler through the halls. The Waterfall Atrium is making it more than a color this year, it’s their aesthetic. So spread the holiday cheer and head over to the holidaytastic scene.

Glittering Lights
Have you ever wondered what the state’s largest drive-thru light show looks like? One word: massive. More than 150,000 visitors come to see the three million lights and 500 animated displays 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 30,000 vehicles during the holiday season and is open until January 7.

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
In its 25th year, this 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 your 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 help give back to those in need.