FUN AND SAFE CHRISTMAS EVENTS for HENDERSON AND LAS VEGAS

TOP  FAMILY HOLIDAYATTRACTIONS IN LAS VEGAS AND HENDERSON 

1   MYSTIC FALLS PARK – East Las Vegas

2   HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE AT THE PARK –The Strip

3   THE ICE RINK AT THE COSMOPOLITAN – The Strip

4   HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE LINQ PROMANADE – The Strip

5   MAGICAL FOREST OPPURTUNITY VILLAGE – West Las Vegas

6   GLITTERING LIGHTS- Las Vegas Motor Speedway West Las Vegas

7   ETHEL M CHOCOLATES CACTUS GARDEN AND LIGHTS – Henderson

8   BELLAGIO GARDENS AND CONSERVATORY –The Strip

9.  WINTERFEST-Henderson

10. BASS PROSHOP HOLIDAY EVENTS- South Las Vegas

11. WINTER’S VILLAGE EXPERIENCE AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT AND  

       RED ROCK CASINO- Henderson and Summerlin

12. SPRINGS PRESERVE – Central Las Vegas

MYSTIC FALLS PARK – East Las Vegas

Every year Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall’s transforms its pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show into the Winter Wonderland experience. Within the last few years, the attraction had a make-over and got a new holiday look and show. The Christmas display gives visitors a peek inside Santa’s workshop, where the elves are busy making toys and loading the sleigh. The nine-minute holiday laser light show features classic holiday tunes and runs daily every hour from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cowboy Santa will be in the Park’s gazebo on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on the weekends from noon to 8:30 p.m. through Sunday, December 23. This a free activity during the holidays and Sam’s Town transforms its Mystic Falls attraction into an enchanting seasonal display featuring a light show.  In addition to the lights, Sam’s Town also has a movie theater, bowling center and an arcade, so there are lots of activities to do with the kids after you see Mystic Falls for a great family night out.  . https://www.samstownlv.com/experience/mystic-falls

HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE AT THE PARK –The Strip

During the holidays, The Park transforms itself into Holiday at The Park, featuring live entertainment and festive decorations. The Park is the new area on the Las Vegas Strip that’s been created in the space around the new T-Mobile Arena and New York-New York, adjacent to the new hotel Park MGM (formerly the Monte Carlo). It genuinely is a park, with desert landscaping and the well-known Bliss sculpture. Plenty of dining and shopping options are also nearby. For the holidays, The Park will be decked out with dazzling lights, festive ornaments and a massive Christmas tree. Holiday at The Park is open daily from November 29, 2018, to December 31, 2018. Admission is free. The Park hosts a holiday extravaganza with beautiful decorations and  other special events. There are also casual restaurants in the area. The Park is located at 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89158 near the T-Mobile Arena.     https://www.lasvegashowto.com/the-park

THE ICE RINK AT THE COSMOPOLITAN – The Strip

Las Vegas may be in the desert, but that hasn’t stopped the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from putting in an ice skating rink from November 21, 2019, to January 6, 2019. You’ll find fire pits, plenty of places to sit, and a menu of warm cocktails, comfort foods and hot chocolate. The Cosmopolitan promises skaters snow showers every 30 minutes to complete this wintery holiday atmosphere, which also has a great view of the Las Vegas Strip. The cost for ice skating admission is $20 and includes all-day skating access and skate rentals. Entry into the area is free. Children under 18 must have an adult with them.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas transforms into a winter wonderland with its skating rink and comfortable seating area. On Mondays and Tuesdays the Cosmopolitan’s Ice Rink hosts Date Skate where you can watch a movie and sit at the fire to warm up. https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/ice-rink

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE LINQ PROMANADE 

The Strip

The Linq’s Promenade is full of restaurants, shops and attractions for every season. During the winter holidays, the Promenade does its part to dispense holiday cheer with Christmas trees, lights and entertainment. Every evening during the month of December, visitors can enjoy free live performances, light shows and even “snow.” The Promenade should be on your list of places to explore if you’re searching for a few last-minute gifts, looking for a restaurant (shopping is hard work) or just soaking up the holiday spirit. You can also take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel for a birds-eye view of Las Vegas–a perfect way to end a holiday outing!  During December, the Linq’s Promenade is bursting with beautiful holiday decorations and entertainment. The new attraction at the Promenade is the zipline called Fly Linq, which takes riders along a cable, 12 stories above the ground. https://www.caesars.com/linq/high-roller/how-much-are-high-roller-tickets

MAGICAL FOREST – WESTSIDE

The Magical Forest which is celebrating another year of providing holiday joy to the Las Vegas community while helping handicap workers in our community.  More than 150,000 people visit the Forest every year. The forest features more than three million lights on hundreds of decorated trees. You can ride the Forest Express passenger train, enjoy the Carousel or visit Santa. There is fun for the whole family and many special events and offers throughout the Forest season. The Magical Forest is open nightly November 29th, 2019 – January 4th, 2020. Park Opens 5:30 pm nightly! Free Parking.  Tickets to enter and ride all the attractions are $23.50 and tickets to enter only are $16.50. Check online for discounts.  https://www.opportunityvillage.org/what-we-do/events/magical-forest

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN HOLIDAY PARADE

Considered a Las Vegas holiday tradition, the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade holiday spectacle is scheduled take place throughout the holiday season, and includes floats, snowflake princesses and princes, dancers, toy soldiers, nutcrackers, drummers, dancers, characters through the streets of Downtown Summerlin and festive music to put the entire family into the holiday spirit. The parade is scheduled for the evenings of November 15th – December 21st, 2019; Fridays & Saturdays at 6 p.m.and it’s a free event. The parade will take place on Park Centre Drive from Foot Locker to CREAM. All shows are free and open to the general public.  www.downtownsummerlin.com


GLITTERING LIGHTS — NORTH LAS VEGAS

An age old  Las Vegas tradition that used to be hosted at Sunset park is a drive thru collection of bright lights and fun decorations.  It is a great activity to load up the kids in their pajamas with snacks and hot chocolate with secure lids and drive thru the winter wonderland.  Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway features more than 500 animated and sparkling displays and millions of lights. The 2.5-mile LED course is  full of vibrant, holiday flashing and glittering light displays. Glittering Lights also has its own radio station with a play list created just for the drive. The display is open from November through January. Admission price is $20-$30 per vehicle. The course gets busiest from 6-8 p.m., so plan for a visit earlier or later in the evening to enjoy a less crowded experience. You can get $5 off the cost of admission if you bring a bag of gently used items to donate to Goodwill of Southern Nevada.  In addition, for other discounts, check the event’s website. http://www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com/

ETHEL M CHOCOLATES CACTUS GARDEN AND LIGHTS 

                                Henderson 

 Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden has been one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday attractions for the over 20 years. The 3-acre Botanical Cactus Garden, located adjacent to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, features hundreds of thousands of lights illuminated for all to enjoy and attracts thousands of festive chocolate lovers each year. Open this season from November 9, 2019, through December 23, 2019, the annual event is free to attend, making it perfect for families. On the weekend evenings, Santa visits and local choirs perform. Santa will be on the grounds every evening from December 16 to 23, 2019. Professional photos are available for purchase, or you can take your own photos for free.  https://www.ethelm.com/botanical-cactus-garden

BELLAGIO GARDENS AND CONSERVATORY

The Strip

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of Las Vegas’ busiest places during the holiday season, thrilling the crowds with photo-perfect scenes of gorgeous Christmas trees and beautiful over-sized decorations. From September through January, the displays change three times for autumn, the winter holidays, and the Chinese New Year. The airy atrium is 

filled with holiday cheer and makes a wonderful place for pictures. Visiting the conservatory is free.  Parking fees may apply.  https://bellagio.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/conservatory-botanical-garden.html

 WINTERFEST – HENDERSON

WinterFest  in Henderson is back for another exciting year at the Henderson Events Plaza.  The event runs from December 13 to December 14, 2019. This year’s theme is Winter Blue Edition and includes a variety of family-friendly activities including the official tree-lighting ceremony with Mayor Debra March and Santa, craft and food vendors, live entertainment, and a fun evening light parade. WinterFest is open to all ages. The tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 13 at 6pm and the  Festival runs: Friday, December 13, from 6pm – 9pm, and Saturday, December 14, from Noon – 5pm,. The Evening Light Parade will be Saturday, December 14, at 5pm All events take place In the Water Street District and are free. The Henderson Events Plaza is located at 200 S. Water St. Henderson NV. https://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events/special-events/winterfest

BASS PRO SHOPS HOLIDAY EVENTS

SOUTH LAS VEGAS

Bring the whole family to enjoy Santa’s Wonderland Event at the Bass Pro Shops. Running now until Christmas Eve!, this is an event the kids will love as they enjoy tons of activities going on throughout the wonderland. While you are there, get your FREE 4×6 photo with Santa as well as a FREE craft!. It is recommended that you call ahead to make sure the photo line is open. 702-730-5200.  Bass Pro Shop is located at 8200 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89139. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland

WINTER’S VILLAGE EXPERIENCE AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT AND RED ROCK CASINO

HENERSON AND SUMMERLIN

Celebrate the holiday season with a Winter’s Village experience at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Fun for the entire family, the winter wonderland features a 6,000-square-foot spectacular outdoor real ice rink (with real ice), more than 60 decorated trees with thousands of white lights and holiday music providing a merry feeling along with  holiday-inspired activities, and a visit from Santa every Saturday through December 23. Admission is $25 per person ages 6 to adult, $15 ages 5 & younger, including ice skate rental. Winter’s Village at Green Valley Ranch Resort – located at the amphitheater in the backyard pool area.
Winter’s Village at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa – located in the backyard pool area.
https://www.sclv.com/Corporate/Newsroom/2018/2018WintersVillage

SPRINGS PRESERVE – CENTRAL LAS VEGAS

Get on the Holiday Express at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village. Festive activities include photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more!. You are encouraged to bring your own camera or smart phone to document your Santa sighting. This event runs thru the following dates and times: Dec. 6-8, 13-15 & 20-23, 2019 | 11am – 7:15pm and Admission is $10 members; $12 non-members. It is recommended to make Reservations as Spaces are limited for each departure.  https://www.springspreserve.org/events/?id=2174

As your family heads out for Holiday fun, The Law Offices of Laura Payne-Hunt wishes you a safe and fun holiday.  This is all of our community here in Henderson, Nevada and we would like to see a safe and fun Holiday for everyone.  

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