From exciting entertainment to decadent dining, there’s plenty to choose from in Las Vegas to keep you thankful all season long.

In Las Vegas, you’re free to create your own elevated, untraditional Thanksgiving experience. Here are a few things to check out while showing your gratitude for Las Vegas this season.


Drama-free Dining

It’s not Thanksgiving without decadent dining, making Las Vegas the ideal destination. With an impressive collection of world-class restaurants — many from highly esteemed and decorated chefs — Vegas is one of the best cities in the world for dining. Experiencing the destination’s dining scene on a holiday is even better, as special menus and seasonal items get added into the mix. Go on and indulge!

Wherever you end up making a reservation for Thanksgiving, it’s a safe bet 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, as most stores along the strip will be open. Shopaholics will find longtime favorites and avant-garde shops to iconic anchor stores and luxurious boutiques, a true Vegas-only experience.

  • Hit up the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets for discounted shopping from more than 175 designer and name-brand retailers, such as Lululemon, Tory Burch, and John Varvatos.

  • 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 and The Palazzo 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).

  • 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.

  • The Fashion Show Las Vegas is a shopper’s dream with 250 stores and boutiques, and several dining options. The VEGAS ON team gives you a behind the scenes glimpse —at the celebrated mall.

Sizzling Shows

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

The best place to catch all of the Thanksgiving weekend games

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

  • 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, Circa | Sports. 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.

  • 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. 

  • One of the biggest around, the South Point Sportsbook stretches across the entire side of the casino 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.

Holiday Magic

Thanksgiving is the official kickoff of the holiday season, and with that, comes loads of pop-up venues and festive decorations to experience.

  • The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas promises wintry fun on the resort’s rooftop, where visitors can ice skate, sip on hot chocolate and warm up to a fire pit with views of the Strip.

  • Ice skating, Santa visits, a holiday marketplace and so much more await at Enchant at Resorts World Las Vegas. Spanning over 10 acres, the experience is complete with an immersive walk-through light maze and a grand tree.

  • With “real” snow falling from above, the Snow Carnival Holiday Forest at M Resort Spa Casino features wintry eats, treats and drinks.


Now that you have a cornucopia of reasons why you should plan a trip to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving, check out our deals for booking your trip.  A last-minute trip to the Entertainment Capital of the World is just what you need to spice up your Turkey Day this year!