Vegas might not be the ideal place to experience a white Christmas, but it’s still home to plenty of festive magic. As a city known for its extravagant scenery and twinkling lights, Las Vegas offers a holiday celebration unlike anywhere else.
By now, you’ll notice things beginning to get a little more colorful on the Strip, and the mood of celebration and excitement continues to linger all the way up to the new year. A vacation during the winter months is sure to be filled with parties, fireworks, festivals, and decorations incredible enough to create memories that last a lifetime.
The City of Sin even becomes a place for family enjoyment, too, with a gigantic, 60-foot-tall Christmas tree to marvel at with the kids. Here are just a few ways you can spend the Holidays in Vegas.
1. Make Some Memories at the Bellagio
If you’re eager to immerse yourself in sparkle and cheer this festive season, then you can’t miss a trip to the Bellagio, where the Botanical Gardens and Conservatory transform into the perfect winter display, just in time for the holidays. A mixture of tradition and Vegas glitz, you’ll find 34,000 red poinsettias, a 42-foot white fir tree, and 10-foot stockings among the spectacles.
Whether you just want to snap a few pictures of the 2,500 ornaments and 7,000 lights that adorn the Bellagio tree or you’re hoping to check out the polar bear family crafted out of carnations, you’re sure to find something that takes your breath away.
2. Enjoy Some Fast-Paced Winter Sport
If you’re all about thrills and action during the holiday season, then there’s plenty of ways to get your blood pumping both in and outside of the Strip. For instance, you could skate with the family at the outdoor rinks on top of the Cosmopolitan, complete with shimmering snow showers.
Alternatively, about an hour outside of the glitz and glamor, you’ll find Lee Canyon, which provides plenty of skiing and snowboarding options, alongside an amazing tubing area. There’s even tubing on the Strip, too, at the LINQ, which hosts a Winter Parq during the holidays.
3. See Next-Level Christmas Lights
Since Vegas has earned a reputation around the world for being one of the brightest, most sparkling locations around, it makes sense that the city’s Christmas light displays would be truly other-worldly. If unbelievable holiday spectacles are your thing, then you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. For instance, you can drive through hundreds of amazing light displays at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Alternatively, the Ethel M Chocolates Garden illuminates a field of cacti with millions of twinkling bulbs, perfect for those who love a little color. You can even grab some chocolate treats while you’re there!
4. Visit Mystic Falls at Sam’s Town
Found nestled within Boulder Highway, the Sam’s Town “Mystic Falls” experience is one of the most popular options for those visiting Vegas during the holiday season. As the temperature begins to drop, the unique indoor forest transforms into an enchanted winter wonderland, brimming with 30-foot tall Christmas trees and all the holiday magic you could want.
Whether you visit just in time for the festive laser light show set to fantastic seasonal music, or you simply want to take the kids to see Santa, Mystic Falls is sure to take your breath away.
5. Spend Some Time at the Park
If you were hoping for a little outdoor greenery to add to all the glitter and lights in Vegas this holiday season, you’re in luck. For years, the Strip was devoid of basically any public green space, until “The Park” came along. Located between the Monte Carlo and New York, New York, this outdoor playland is perfect for festive celebration.
During the winter months, the Park delivers opportunities for ice skating, hot cocoa, and visits with Santa. What’s more: you can also see the brightly lit, 60-foot-tall Christmas tree.
6. Welcome the New Year at the Bridge Bash
Last but not least, the winter months in Sin City don’t just translate into Santa Claus and gifts. In fact, there may be no better way to welcome the new year than from the shining Vegas Strip. The city only closes the Strip to cars twice every year — once for the marathon that takes place in November, and once for New Year’s Eve, when thousands of visitors are invited to come along and help ring in the New Year with fireworks, drinks, and the biggest block party in the desert.
While this might not be the ideal celebration for kids, it’s the perfect way for adults to look forward to the year ahead with an incredible all-out Vegas spectacular, complete with live music, an open bar, and amazing views.
There’s so much to do in Las Vegas, both in winter and year-round. At Sky, our condo community is located right on the Vegas Strip, close to all the action you could ever want outside your front door. To learn more about our luxury homes, get in touch with us today.