Las Vegas is a magical city at any time of the year, but at Christmas, it’s even more spectacular. A city known for its lights and glitz can’t help but pull out all the stops during the holiday season and brighten up the nights with dazzling displays of Christmas lights. Swimming pools turn into ice rinks and festive villages spring up around the city to enchant visitors of all ages. If you’re planning a family getaway to Las Vegas during the season, here are some of the best places to see the holiday lights.
Enchant Christmas at Las Vegas Ball Park
Enchant Christmas has it all: light displays, ice skating, Santa Claus, festive treats, hot drinks, and a Christmas village for holiday shopping. It’s a magical story-themed Christmas light maze you can’t possibly miss. Within this network of yuletide passageways, you’ll travel through lighted tunnels to discover displays and Santa’s lost toys. Eventually, you’ll find your way to a 100-foot-tall Christmas tree at the center of the maze. Enchant runs from Nov. 25 to Jan. 1 at the Las Vegas Ball Park. There’s a second event, Enchant on the Strip, which you’ll find at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Glittering Lights is a drive-through light show at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that supports charities. It’s open from Nov. 10 to Jan. 8, from 4:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and holidays. Treats are available to order from a drive-up concession stand, and your order will be delivered to your car. The light show takes about 40 minutes to drive through and features millions of bright lights and illuminated festive displays. Turn on some holiday music as you drive and enjoy hot chocolate as you take in the magic.
Holiday Cactus Garden Lights
The Cactus Garden Lights happens at the flagship location of Ethel M Chocolates Factory at 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. This three-acre botanical cactus garden gets decked out in over a million festive lights. You’ll discover light-up reindeer, elves, and other displays as you walk through the garden and experience the beautiful sights. Enjoy snacks and hot chocolate from the food truck and treat someone to a chocolatey Christmas gift box from the store. The season runs from Nov. 4 to Jan. 1 and is open nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
The Magical Forest is a fun holiday theme park with millions of lights, festive displays, exciting rides, warm food, and family fun. It’s located at 6300 West Oakey Blvd. The park is open on select days from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The money you spend at the festival goes toward improving services and programs for people with disabilities at Opportunity Village. Kids and adults can hop onto the Forest Express Passenger Train to view the Magical Forest’s lights in an unforgettable experience that will be the highlight of your visit.
Winter Wonderland at Mystic Falls Park
Head to Mystic Falls Park for a magical Winter Wonderland holiday laser light show set amid festive decor with scheduled falling snow. The season starts with the Sundown tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 23 and runs through to New Year’s Day. The show is inside Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall at 5111 Boulder Highway. Mystic Falls Park is an atrium in the middle of the casino floor with a waterfall and trees under a skylight 10 stories overhead. The laser light show takes place at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m., with an additional 4 p.m. show on weekends.
Fountains of Bellagio Light Show
No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to see the iconic Bellagio fountains. Accompanied by lights and music, water dances before the backdrop of the Bellagio resort. During the holiday season, this water and light show will take a festive turn with a recording playing classic holiday songs at the performances. The show starts at 3 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. on Sundays. The festive period runs from Dec. 4 to Jan. 2 and is a free outdoor event so everyone can watch the show.
Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens Holiday Display
The Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens is a 14,000-square-foot botanical garden within the Bellagio that is replanted and decorated each season with vibrant lights, sounds, and colors. A team of horticulturists and engineers transform the gardens into a holiday display in a stunning feat of festivity that runs from Nov. 19 to Jan. 1. The Christmas season is a magical time to see the gardens decked out in red and white with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, colorful displays, and holiday decor that will delight anyone who visits it.
Linq High Roller
The Linq High Roller is a massive structure that lets you see over the city from the world’s tallest observation Ferris wheel. Journey around the wheel in one of the 28 enclosed cabins that can hold 40 people, giving you panoramic views of the lights of Las Vegas. If you’re visiting during the Christmas season, the wheel will be illuminated with thousands of lights in festive colors for the Lights in the Linq show that takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. until Dec. 28. You’ll have incredible views of all the light displays the city has to offer.
A Christmas in Las Vegas will be one you’ll remember forever, with lights and festive activities around every corner. There will be fun for everyone, whether you’re visiting with your kids, friends, or sweetheart. This magical time of year will only make the city lights shine brighter. At De Castroverde Criminal & Immigration Lawyers, we hope you have a wonderful holiday in Las Vegas and get to check out some of these light shows. Drop us a line and tell us which one you and your family is most looking forward to.