Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, fun, festivities and, best of all, food! Las Vegas is a haven for foodies of all types, so whether you and yours are searching for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or to create your own elevated, untraditional Thanksgiving experience, you’ll find it here! From exciting entertainment to decadent dining, there’s plenty to choose from in Las Vegas to keep you thankful all season long. Read on for what you can expect this holiday season!  

Delectable Dining  

With its impressive collection of world-class restaurants, Vegas is the ideal turkey day destination. Experiencing the dining scene on a holiday is even better, as special menus and seasonal items get added into the mix. Here are some of the top spots to dine at during this food-centric celebration!  

  • Why not let Martha Stewart decide the menu? Head to The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas, where the lifestyle influencer highlights favorite dishes in a replica of her 1925 farmhouse. The restaurant’s menu of elevated American classics and refined, yet relaxed, atmosphere make it ideal for the holiday!  

  • Skip the turkey this year and celebrate with some surf and turf instead at Ocean Prime Las Vegas at 63 Las Vegas. In addition to fresh catches and prime cuts, the menu also features sushi, sides and salads. Stylish and sophisticated, its stunning dining room is flanked by a picturesque patio with views of the Strip – and the weather should be lovely for an al fresco Thanksgiving.  

  • If you’re celebrating with friends, HaSalon at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas serves fresh Mediterranean fare on shareable plates. The restaurant offers two seatings nightly, each with its own unique atmosphere. Go for the later option for a decidedly more upbeat vibe! 

  • Dinner comes with a show at Rouge Room at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, a Parisian-inspired restaurant and lounge. Dine on French favorites, enjoy the live entertainment and take in the vintage vibes at this swanky, indoor/outdoor space.  

  • For an all-out feast, there are a number of fabulous Las Vegas buffets – several will have special Thanksgiving menu items! From The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas to Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, there are more than enough to choose from!  

  • There’s also Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA Resort & Casino, which serves a selection of prime cuts and elevated sides that are perfect for turkey day – Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, anyone?  

Wherever you end up making a reservation for Thanksgiving, it’s a safe bet that your festive feast will be delightful and, most importantly, delicious. Bonus points: not having to do the dishes!

No-judgment Shopping  

Kick off your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, where you can find designer names, luxurious boutiques and longtime favorites all along the Las Vegas Strip.  

  • The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has 160 specialty shops and restaurants – including brands such as Versace, Fendi and Gucci.  

  • Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas boasts luxury – featuring stores like Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade New York and Burberry.  

  • The Shops at Crystals offers a modern landscape of luxury boutiques among visually captivating architecture (and a fabulous, museum-quality exhibit on Princess Diana).  

  • Fashion Show Las Vegas is a shopper’s dream with 250 stores and boutiques, and several dining options.  

  • In the heart of the Strip, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features retail favorites such as H&M, Sephora, GUESS and MAC Cosmetics.  

  • Hit up the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets for discounted shopping from more than 180+ designer and name-brand retailers, such as Lululemon, Tory Burch and John Varvatos.  

Sizzling Shows  

After your shopping therapy and a delicious meal, it’s your time to enjoy one of Las Vegas’ spectacular shows.  

  • There’s always live music going on in the destination – and holiday weekends are no different! T-Mobile Arena is set to host three superstars on Nov. 24, when Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Ricky Martin bring The Trilogy Tour to the Strip! You can also catch Usher’s residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM Las Vegas, which runs Nov. 24-25.  

  • Need a little magic in your life? David Copperfield at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Mat Franco at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, and Criss Angel at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are here for you.  

  • If a zany or off-the-wall production entices, there’s the thrilling showcase of Absinthe at Caesars Palace and the eccentric bunch of outlaws in the Atomic Saloon Show at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. See this production come to life with a glimpse from VEGAS ON below.  

  • Want to laugh off some of those calories? Stand-up shows at comedy clubs like the Comedy Cellar at The Rio All-Suite Hotel and The Laugh Factory at Tropicana Las Vegas might just burn off that slice of pumpkin pie.  

  • The unbelievable acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil are on stage throughout the calendar year in Las Vegas with six resident shows to pick from. Shows include The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino; Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, and Mystère at Treasure Island – TI Hotel & Casino. 

Where to Catch the Thanksgiving Weekend Games  

Don’t miss a touchdown, goal or buzzer-beater when you’re in Las Vegas. Here are some places to rally with your friends and family to cheer on your team and enjoy the action.  

  • One of the biggest around, the South Point Sports Book at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa stretches across the entire side of the casino’s main floor and features multiple wall-sized big screens. Catch a game, race or whatever sporting event you’re into while snacking on food and drink options, including a hot dog stand serving up Vienna beef dogs with fixings for only 75 cents.  

  • Play some games and catch the action at RedTail at Resorts World Las Vegas. The perfect spot for the entire family, with live entertainment, an arcade, interactive games, karaoke rooms and TVs all over the place, you could easily spend the entire day here. Plus, it has a slew of beers on tap and plenty of delicious eats for the crew! 

  • You can also tailgate and watch the game in the same place! Bring your crew and fuel up on massive sharable plates at Tailgate Social inside Palace Station Hotel Casino. This sports bar and grill features a spacious area with lots of daylight, so you’ll feel like you’re at the game. Play foosball, pool and arcade games while you watch your favorite sports.  

  • Head downtown and watch every big play at the six-pool, multilevel Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino, where you’ll find one of the largest sports-betting experiences in the world at Circa Sportsbook. It’s a sportsbook so big, they built a casino around it. You won’t find a bad seat in the house in the three-story, technologically advanced sportsbook and overhanging bar.  


Now that you have a cornucopia of reasons why you should plan a trip to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving, check out our deals for some holiday savings. And figure out now which shows and events you’ll be seeing and book those tickets early!