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.
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!
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse puts his spicy spin on Thanksgiving at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, which serves a fresh and distinctive blend of Cajun and Creole specialties.
For an international Thanksgiving meal, German beer hall Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, a replica of its original namesake in Munich, serves classic Bavarian fare —don’t forget to toast with a stein of beer!
For an all-out feast, there’s 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 Las Vegas, there are more than enough to choose from!
Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA Resort & Casino, which routinely features a selection of prime cuts in addition to several other entrees and elevated sides that are perfect for Turkey Day—Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, anyone? Take a virtual tour of its elegant dining room with VEGAS ON.
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!
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.
The Shops at Crystals offers a modern landscape of luxury boutiques among visually captivating architecture (and a fabulous museum-quality exhibit on Princess Diana).
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.
After your shopping therapy and a delicious meal, it’s your time to enjoy one of Las Vegas’ spectacular shows.
If a zany or off-the-wall production entices, there’s the thrilling showcase of Absinthe at Caesars Palace; the wacky world of OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; and the eccentric bunch of outlaws in the Atomic Saloon Show at The Venetian Resort.
Even though it’s a holiday, there are many options for world-class entertainment to suit your taste. Everything from headlining shows like Weekends with Adele at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace to comedy shows at The Laugh Factory at Tropicana Las Vegas will keep the Thanksgiving party going long after 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 by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage; Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay and “O” at Bellagio by Cirque du Soleil (go behind the scenes with the VEGAS ON team).
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.
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.
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!