Christmas Events in Las Vegas – 2012

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Christmas time in Las Vegas? Believe it or not, Las Vegas is filled with ways to celebrate the Christmas season. Here is our list of the top Christmas events and attractions in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Christmas Events and Attractions

Christmas Events @ Town Square

Location: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Christmas in Las VegasPhotos with Santa Claus @ Santa’s House
Santa has been making his list and checking it twice and wants to know who has been naughty and nice! Bring the kids to Santa’s Norman Rockwell inspired house in Town Square Park to make this holiday season a memory that will last forever.

Snow in the Square @ Town Square Park
November 16 – December 23
Nightly Snowfalls:
Monday – Thursday 7pm
Friday – Sunday 7pm and 8pm
Snow in Las Vegas? That’s right! Town Square brings holiday cheer to Las Vegas in the form of snowflakes with Snow in the Square at Town Square Park. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to everyone’s favorite holiday music.

Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts @ Town Square Park
Thursdays • November 29 – December 21 • 6pm – 7pmMake your way to center stage as Town Square presents local community groups demonstrating the spirit of the season every Thursdays night before Snow in the Square. Performances range from school choirs to holiday musicals. All performances are Elementary to High School aged students from Las Vegas area schools.

Claus & Paws Pet Photos @ Santa’s House
November 21 – December 19
Wednesdays 10am – 9pm
Town Square did not forget about your four legged friends this holiday season! Bring your furry friends to Santa’s House for a photo with Santa and treats every Wednesday from 10am-9pm.

Ethel M’s 19th annual Holiday Cactus Garden

Ehtel M's Cactus LightsLocation: Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Gardens, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson
Time: November 14th 2012 – January 1 2013 Sundown to 10 p.m.
Performances by Local Choice: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
Visits from Santa: 5pm to 9pm • November 13-18, 23-25, 30 • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-23
Cost: Free
More info: 800-680-0150

Ethel M’s cactus garden is an annual Las Vegas Christmas Tradition that features an awesome display of more than half a million Christmas lights, chocolate sculptures, Santa Claus and Ethel M Chocolate creations. The three-acre botanical cactus garden is open through Jan. 1st

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Bellagio's Christmas Botanical Gardens DisplaysLocation: Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Time: Now -Jan. 2, 2011
Cost: Free admission
More info: 702-693-7111

Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Shimmering Wonderland is another Las Vegas tradition that your kids will love. The Cristmas display has everything from flying reindeer made from pecans, to a 42-foot Shasta Fir Christmas Tree decked out with thousands of lights and encircled by gigantic holiday ornaments.

Opportunity Village Magical Forest

Opportunity Village Magical ForestLocation: Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd
Time: November 21, 2012 – January 06, 2013 – Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm • Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
General Admission (entry only – rides not included)
$9.00 Child (children under 3 are free)
$11.00 Adult (13 yrs and older)
Passport (includes entry and unlimited rides)
$15.50 Child Passport (3 – 12 yrs old)
$17.50 Adult Passport (13 yrs and older)
More info: 702-225-9627

The Magical Forest is an annual holiday tradition that brings in over 200,000 people every year. The Magical Forest creates a holiday winter wonderland right here in the desert. Stroll through hundreds of decorated trees, ride the Forest Express passenger train & have your photos with Santa while enjoying nightly entertainment.

The Gift of Lights for 2012

The Gift of Lights at the Las Vegas SpeedwayTime: November 16, 2012 through January 6th, 2013.
Monday – Thursday     5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Sunday and Holidays     5:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA.
Cost: Monday – Thursday: $15 at the gate
Friday – Sunday and Holidays (Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day): $20 at the gate

Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a drive-through experience that features approximately 2.5 miles of Christmas lights, millions of twinkling lights, and Santa’s Village!

Springs Preserve Holiday Spectacular

Christmas at the Springs PreserveTime: December 8-9 and 15-23, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas NV
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free those 4 and under. Members receive half off the regular admission price. $5 group rate available when purchasing 10 or more tickets. (Price does not include $1 per ticket online convenience fee.)

Experience a family-friendly winter wonderland filled with fun, colorful excitement and much more!

Bathed in the glow of thousands of colorful, eco-friendly LED Christmas lights, the family-friendly celebration will feature tasty treats, holiday arts and crafts, reindeer (pony) rides for the little ones, photos with Santa, and much more.

Winter in Venice

venetian ice skatingLocation: Venetian Hotel & Casino & The Palazzo
November 18, 2012 through January 6, 2013
General Admission: $14.95

This winter, The Venetian and The Palazzo, will transform into the a majestic winter wonderland. They will have colorful characters wandering the property, ice skating on the outdoor Venetian Grand Canal and an hourly tree-lighting ceremony. Carolers will be strolling around singing holiday classics and they will have a nightly Holiday Spectacular light show and performance

Skating Rink
Daily: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Holiday Parade
Nightly: 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Light of Venice
Nightly: 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Henderson WinterFest

Henderson WinterfestDates: Friday, December 14, 6 – 9 pm; Saturday, December 15 12 pm – 8 pm
Location:Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Cost: Free
The City of Henderson hosts its annual WinterFest celebration. This year’s theme will be An Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight as the event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, roaming performances and an evening light parade! Admission for all activities is complimentary.

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