It’s that time of the year! As fall fades into winter, the desert is heating up with events and activities for the holiday season. There’s no shortage of fun for families, couples, and those of you spending a few days in the City of Lights!
We’re highlighting a few of our favorite things that come with Winter on the Las Vegas Strip. Let us know how you plan on spending the holidays!
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Take a stroll through one of the iconic seasonal stops in Las Vegas. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is an indoor wonderland. Five times a year, a talented and imaginative staff transforms the indoor atrium into a magical and seasonal scene. One hundred twenty gardeners are responsible for creating displays entirely of organic matter: flowers, greens, moss — you name it!
The display requires over 10,000 potted plants that are then recycled after the display changes. In fact, over 90% of all the materials used are recycled for future use. You can visit and explore their winter display between December and January, seven days a week, and 24 hours a day.
Holiday at The Park
Take in one of the largest trees on the Las Vegas Strip. The Park’s 60-foot holiday tree will beckon visitors from all around. Enjoy the lights, decorations, and sounds of the season at The Park.
Holiday at The Park will be open 4 p.m. – 10 p.m, daily with extended hours on select dates from November 29 to Dec. 31, 2018. Santa will make appearances from December 1st to December 24th.
The ice rink is open from now until January 15th. Guests can enjoy a skate through the park for 2 hours and $15. There’s a 20% discount for locals. Plus, $10 tickets for the military from 12 pm-4 pm on Sundays only. Finally, there is free admission for children under three years of age. For more information, please visit The Park.
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
Get a workout in and spend some quality time with 9,000 other people dressed as Santa Clause on December 3rd. The 5K run begins at 10 a.m. with the Kris Kringle Jingle Walk at 10:30 a.m. The Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs and initiatives.
From now through December 2, registration costs are $45 for adults, $25 for children aged 6-12, $15 for children aged 2-5, and $10 for pets. Participants will receive a five-piece Santa suit, participation medal, and runner goodie bag. Get more information and register!
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan
Every year, the Boulevard Pool becomes a winter wonderland for those looking for a little holiday spirit. With 4,200 square feet of real ice, this rink has some of the best views on the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan sweetens the experience with s’mores, firepits, plus seasonal food and beverages. The ice rink is open from November 21st to January 6th. Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season.
Ice rink hours vary from day-to-day and are extended as we move closer to the holidays.
Nov. 21 – Dec. 20, 2018
- Mon – Thurs | 3 PM-Midnight
- Fri – Sun | Noon-Midnight
- Nov. 28 | 8 PM-Midnight
Dec. 21, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
- Daily | Noon-Midnight
Ice skating admission includes all-day skating access and skate rentals. There is no cost to enter Boulevard Pool and enjoy the Ice Rink area.
- $20 | daily
- $10 | locals and military with valid ID | Mon – Thurs
- $10 | hotel guests (limit 4 per room) | Mon – Thurs
- Skate aid | 60-minute rental | $10
Date Skate at the Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan
Snuggle up to your sweetie at one of The Cosmopolitan’s Date Skates. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the rink will show a classic holiday movie on the 65-foot-tall digital marquee above the Boulevard Pool Ice Rink. Come bundled up as evenings can be chilly. Showtime is at 7 pm. Enjoy the glow of the firepits (and your loved one), while sipping on seasonal drinks and enjoying a classic holiday film. Cheers, lovebirds!
Holiday Havoc at the Park Theater and The Pearl Concert Theater
Vegas’ X107.5 station is hosting two nights of special performances for their Holiday Havoc 2018 event. Wednesday, December 5th, the Park MGM’s Park Theater is hosting 30 Seconds to Mars, Bishop Briggs, Robert DeLong, Grandson, and The Crystal Method.
The excitement continues with their night two lineup on December 6th. The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino will feature 311, Young the Giant, Iration, Dreamers, and Barns Courtney.
2019 Cowboy Christmas
NFR is excited to host another year of it’s always-popular Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center! Visitors can pursue over 300 exhibitors, each showcasing unique gifts and other holiday items. Cowboy Christmas will be open every day from December 6th to December 15th. Doors open at 9 am, and admission is free!
Plus, RMEF’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo will be co-located upstairs in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Parking around the Las Vegas Convention Center is extremely limited. The Las Vegas Monorail is the best way to travel to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you’re headed to Cowboy Christmas, take advantage of an exclusive discount on Las Vegas Monorail passes.
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