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Christmas in Las Vegas 2023 [ULTIMATE GUIDE]


Complete Guide to Celebrating Christmas in Las Vegas 2023


Are you looking for Christmas Events 2023 to enjoy in Las Vegas? There are so many things to do in Las Vegas in December, you are sure to get in the holiday spirit dreaming about a Las Vegas Christmas.


Things to do in Las Vegas in December are plentiful but few cities beat Las Vegas for Christmas, especially with kids. There are so many Las Vegas Christmas events and experiences to enjoy, both off and on The Strip, that it is no wonder that Vegas is a top holiday destination.


Here is a list of my top 10 must see attractions and events happening all over town:


  1. Cowboy Christmas

The 36th anniversary of the Roper Cowboy Christmas takes place at Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls during the National Finals Rodeo from December 7-16. This has been a Las Vegas tradition since 1986.


The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas features more than 500,000 square feet of show floor and more than 350+ exhibitors from across the United States. Hundreds of Western Lifestyle Exhibitors in one place. You’ll find boots, buckets, hats, jewelry, and western wear.


Admission to the exhibit is FREE. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily. There will be hundreds of exhibitors to see some great products. You’ll also see some live demonstrations, free entertainment, and meet your favorite NFR superstars.


Las Vegas Convention Center

3150 Paradise Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Cowboy Christmas


  1. Enchant Christmas

Enchant Christmas is a holiday-themed light experience at the Las Vegas Ballpark. It is the world’s largest Christmas light maze and village with over 4 million lights. Experience a world of adventure with awe-inspiring animated light sculptures, and discover the charming Village offering ice-skating, live entertainment, interactive games, dining, holiday shopping, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and so much more.


Enchant Christmas is presented by the Hallmark Channel and is open now until December 31. Tickets starting at $34 for adults and $25 for children. Ice skating is a timed entry and are $18 per person for all ages. Hours of operation can be found on the Enchant Christmas website.


Las Vegas Ballpark

1650 S. Pavilion Center Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89135

Enchant Christmas


  1. Ethel M’s Holiday Cactus Garden

For 30 years, Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory has decorated their 3-acre cactus garden for the holidays with over one million lights and Holiday décor for the public to enjoy!


This ‘gem in the desert’ is lit up every night from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. and open to the public now through December 31, 2023, but closed on Christmas Day.


You can take pictures with Santa, enjoy their famous hot chocolate, and grab a quick bite from food trucks.


Ethel M’s Holiday Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014

Ethel M Cactus Garden


  1. Glittering Lights Display

Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a drive-thru Christmas light experience. It’s Nevada’s biggest holiday drive-thru light show, with over 5 million+ LED lights along a 2.5-mile course. Open nightly from now until January 7, 2023.


The hours of operation are:

Sunday – Thursday: 4:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Friday & Saturday: 4:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.


Get your tickets at glitteringlightsvegas.com or pay at the gate!

One ticket needed per car, per entry:

Season Tickets are $129 (up to 2 vehicles)

Any day Tickets are $39


Other Tickets:

Santa Tram – $25 per person

Santa Tram VIP Family 4-Pack – $119

Date Night VIP Package – $99

Wedding Proposal Package – $250+

Wedding Ceremony Package – $250+


Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N
Las Vegas, NV 89115

Glittering Lights Display


  1. Las Vegas Great Santa Run 

Each year, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run attracts thousands of runners and walkers from all over the world to Downtown Las Vegas. This year it will be held on December 2, 2023.


In addition to being the most fun you’ll ever have to wear a five-piece Santa suit, this event is one of Opportunity Village’s most important fundraisers, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services for over 3,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southern Nevada.


This event will start at the Down Las Vegas Events Center at 200 S. 3rd Street Stage at 8 A.M.

Santa Run Las Vegas


  1. Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! This year, the Magical Forest will celebrate its 32nd season of being open to the public.


The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland filled with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, delicious food and endless holiday cheer. The best part is, every dollar spent at the Magical Forest goes towards programs and services for over 3,000 people with disabilities at Opportunity Village.


The Magical Forest is a festive, all-ages theme park in Las Vegas. It is an outdoor event so be sure to dress warmly.


Days opened are Nov 30-Dec 3, Dec 7-10 and Dec 14-31, but closed on Christmas Day.


Hours of Operation:

Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.

Friday & Saturday: 5:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.


Opportunity Village
6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Magical Forest at Opportunity Village


  1. Rockin’ Christmas at the M Resort

Experience the world’s largest drive-through animated light show at M Resort this holiday season! Prepare to be mesmerized by dazzling lights and groovin’ beats as Rockin’ Christmas at M Resort brings a fun and festive audio-visual experience to Las Vegas.


Pack the crew in the car and sip some hot cocoa as you merrily cruise through this mile-long holiday attraction featuring millions of LED lights and hundreds of moving displays. Boasted as the world’s largest animated drive-through light show, Rockin’ Christmas runs from now until December 31.


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Sunday: 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.


M Resort

12300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Henderson, NV 89044

Rockin Christmas at the M Resort


  1. Santa’s Wonderland at the Bass Pro Shops

Every year Santa’s Wonderland transforms Bass Pro Shops into an immersive holiday experience with rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees.


The highlight of Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland is a visit with the big guy himself. Families visiting Santa Claus receive a free 4 x 6 studio-quality photo and a custom Christmas video to share online with family and friends. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system.


Santa’s Wonderland is open from now until Christmas Eve. Please check out their website for more information about photos with Santa.


Bass Pro Shops
8200 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Santa's Wonderland at the Bass Pro Shops


  1. Scuba Santa at the Silverton Aquarium

People of all ages can visit the Silverton’s Underwater Santa on Saturdays and Sundays in December and tell Santa what they want for Christmas.


The aquarium is free to the public. Bring the kids and take lots of pictures of the Underwater Santa and his elves. Santa is equipped with a microphone that allows him to listen to and speak with children.


Sessions are from noon to 1:15 P.M. and from 2:00 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. The last performance will be on December 23.


Silverton Casino Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Scuba Santa


  1. Stetson Country Christmas

The Stetson Country Christmas Western Gift Expo is where the REAL Cowboys and Cowgirls shop in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo from December 7-17. Covering the entire Convention space at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, you’ll find everything you need for everyone on your Western Lifestyle Christmas Shopping List


The show hours are 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily. Admission to the exhibit is FREE.


There will be hundreds of exhibitors to see some great products during the National Finals Rodeo. You’ll also see some live demonstrations, free entertainment, and meet your favorite NFR superstars.


Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

3700 W. Flamingo Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89103

Stetson Christmas


While Las Vegas may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Christmas, the city’s unique blend of glamour, lights, and entertainment creates a holiday experience like no other. Whether you’re dazzled by the twinkling lights on the Strip, enjoying a festive show, or skating under the desert stars, Christmas in Las Vegas is a celebration that combines the magic of the season with the vibrant energy of this iconic city. So, if you’re looking to experience the holidays in a way that’s anything but traditional, consider spending Christmas in the neon oasis of Las Vegas.


If you’re considering buying a home in the Las Vegas Valley, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’ll get back to you personally and promptly. Thanks for visiting!


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