In Las Vegas, you’re free to celebrate the holidays exactly how you want – there's no limit to the fun and unique experiences that the destination offers.  From delectable dining to awe-inspiring entertainment, there is plenty to choose from to keep your spirits bright.


Dining Done Right

Holidays are often centered around specialty dishes and delectable eats and Las Vegas has a robust collection of world-class restaurants, making it one of the best cities in the world for dining out. The options are truly endless.

  • Thanksgiving favorites take on a new culinary flare at The Gamblers Duck at MR CHOW inside Caesars Palace will be tender and crispy, complete with a side of steamed pancakes and plum sauce.

  • You can mix it up even more with Chinese Mexican fusion at China Poblano inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where noodles and tacos come together to party.

  • Find traditional dishes alongside Vegas classics at Silverado Steak House at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa. Start with a Chilled Shrimp Cocktail and a Holiday Honey Crisp Salad before moving onto the main course—a choice between Herb Roasted Young Turkey, Branzino Noël or Nebraska Rib Eye Steak. Yum!

  • Whether it’s tender turkey, glazed ham or a delicious prime rib, meats tend to be the star of any holiday meal. If you’re feeling carnivorous, Pampas inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino offers a Holiday Rodizio. Featuring the Brazilian steakhouse’s parade of carved meats, the meal is complete with classic holiday sides.

  • Want some more options? Almost every buffet, and just about every restaurant in a casino, are usually open for the holidays. Many serve special holiday-inspired fare, including elevated carving stations and prix fixe menus with those nostalgic favorites.


And ’tis the season for celebration, so dig in with these fabulous feasts! Bonus points: you don’t have to do the dishes.

Mr. Chow
Holiday Inspired Fare at Mr. Chow, Caesars Palace
No Re-Gifting Required

You started dreading the “thoughtful” gifts that you’d receive from the relatives in October (I’m talking to you, 10-pack of socks). Luckily, in Vegas you’re free to shop to your heart’s content and get yourself something you truly love. Shopaholics can find longtime favorites, iconic department stores and luxurious boutiques, all in one stretch of road.

  • The Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is great for discounted shopping from more than 180 designer and name-brand retailers, such as Lululemon, John Varvatos and Jimmy Choo.

  • The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is host to over 160 specialty shops and restaurants, including luxury brands like Versace, Fendi and Gucci.

  • Fashion Show Las Vegas, located right on the Strip, is a shopper’s dream with anchor stores in addition to 250 boutiques and restaurants. The shopping center also has holiday entertainment and festive fashion shows. Get an inside glimpse from the team at VEGAS ON below.

  • The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas offers a mix of premier boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors and familiar chains like Banana Republic and Sephora. Maybe even opt for a gondola ride on its titular canal!

  • Continue your luxury shopping at The Shops at Crystals, which features luxury boutiques such as Dior and Tom Ford among its visually captivating architecture. Don’t forget to check out the custom-built Swarovski tree, complete with over 5,000 ornaments designed by the crystal company.

  • For even more upscale retail therapy, hit the Bellagio Shops at Bellagio Resort & Casino; and Wynn Plaza at Wynn Las Vegas.


Oh, What Fun

With an abundance of sparkling lights, special events and outdoor activities to choose from, Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to celebrate and spread joy.

  • Behold the beauty of the winter scenery at The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, where you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice and roast s’mores by the fire.

The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
  • Take in the sights and sounds of the season at Enchant, an immersive experience presented by the Hallmark Channel at both Resorts World Las Vegas and Las Vegas Ballpark. The walk-through light mazes are complemented by live entertainment, Santa visits and ice skating.

  • Stroll through three acres of holiday fun at the Holiday Cactus Garden at the Ethel M Chocolates factory. The experience is complete with over a million lights, festive décor, visits from Santa, hot chocolate and more.

  • Find even more light displays and festive fun at The LINQ Promenade, which features a towering, 30-foot-tall Christmas tree.

  • Visit the dazzling Grand Menorah and spectacular 50-foot tree at Fremont Street Experience, all under the 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lights of the Viva Vision canopy.

  • The magical journey of “The Nutcracker” comes to life at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Nevada Ballet Theatre’s rendition of the classic Christmas tale is filled with larger-than-life sets and props—an experience you won’t want to miss. VEGAS ON gives you a behind the scenes look at Las Vegas’ premier performing arts center below.



Now that you have a list (checked twice, of course) full of reasons why Las Vegas changes the holidays, what’s your excuse not to come? Go on, book your trip – and make your Vegas adventure and thrills a jolly one.