Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year? Because if you’re on the nice list, you deserve to hop on a flight to celebrate Christmas in Vegas! (If you happen to be on the naughty list, no need to be salty, because there’s always a place for you in Sin City).
Sin City is always a good idea, but there’s just something special about celebrating Christmas and NYE in Las Vegas as you get high on the city sparkle.
From shopping ‘till you drop on Boxing Day to vibing to the DJ’s beat at the hottest music festivals on New Year’s Eve, you’re in for an epic holiday of the century.
Don’t Miss These Las Vegas Spots on NYE
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
All Christmas displays are magical, but NGL, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a serious mood.
This cheerful holiday exhibit features a 42-foot-tall fir tree with thousands of twinkling lights, a charming Swiss chalet, an ethereal snow-capped mountain range, and an enchanting sleigh filled to the brim with presents.
Don’t be shy. Go full-on snap-happy and post those pics of Christmas in Vegas on your Insta!
Festival of Lanterns
In December, it’s all about the lights. And if you really want to see an illuminated spectacle, all roads lead to the Festival of Lanterns at Cowabunga Bay! It’s pretty much one of the most popular Vegas shows in December.
This Yuletide festival is the perfect venue to immerse yourself in the sound of carollers, take selfies with Santa, and admire a 20-foot-tall Christmas tree.
This place is lit.
Cosmopolitan Ice Skating Rink
At the Cosmopolitan Ice Skating Rink, you’ll be privy to a breathtaking view overlooking the neon wonder of the Las Vegas Strip while you strap on your skates and glide across the ice with your loved ones.
If you’re with bae, you can spoof iconic scenes from rom-coms (cheesy, but why not?)
If you’ll be skating with the family, you’re bound to make some heartwarming memories that’ll turn into fun family reunion stories.
And if you’re shredding some ice with your squad, there’s no doubt about it that the shenanigans will never end. If your bestie face-plants while attempting a triple axel, we urge you to snap pics or it didn’t happen!
Are you dreaming of an enchanting Christmas in Vegas?
Open to the public until January 2, 2022, Enchant has completely transformed the Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin into a legit winter wonderland. You’ll find yourself charmed by its many features, such as the Ice Skating Trail, The Great Search Maze, artisanal Christmas market, and of course, visits from good old Santa Claus.
Hidden Cinema Rooftop Garden
This hidden gem can be found in downtown Las Vegas and hosts cozy movie nights that feature classic Christmas movies for all ages. After binge-watching, you and your loved ones can snap pics at their holiday-themed photo booth, revel in the festive decor, and lounge at the snack bar to sip on some hot chocolate or wine.
The Hidden Cinema Rooftop Garden will be your little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the neon chaos, so you can recharge your batteries for the holiday rush.
If you were sad when the iconic holiday parade at Summerlin went on a hiatus, you better yeet yourself over there this year, because they’re back to add more magic to the Yuletide season!
The parade takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. until December 18. Take note, because this event is high key mandatory for a merry Las Vegas Christmas.
Mystic Falls Park
If you’re dreaming of a bright Christmas just like the ones you used to know, then your inner child will be treated to a wonderful sight at Mystic Falls Park. Decked with over 26,000 points of light and a vibrant holiday laser show, the magic begins at sundown.
This beautiful extravaganza will have you jingle-belling all the way as you spend Christmas in Vegas.
“This Is Christmas” Show at the Palazzo Theatre
Brace yourselves for a remarkable Christmas show produced by Pat Caddick and spearheaded by heavyweights from both Broadway and American Idol. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking, and you are correct—the vocals at This Is Christmas are straight fire.
Don’t be a Scrooge and discover why this musical treasure puts the extra in extraordinary.
Fremont Street NYE Countdown
If you want to party like it’s 1992, then put on your best denim overalls and colorful bandanas to usher into the new year at Fremont Street Experience. This year, they’re hosting an ‘80s and ‘90s-themed dance party that you simply must not miss.
This countdown event will make your NYE in Las Vegas anything but mittens, so you can feel free to staahp, drop, and slay!
Once the clock strikes midnight, don’t forget to make a new year’s resolution to return to Sin City in the summer of 2022. Your duty to party continues when Desert Drip, the hottest music festival in Las Vegas, makes a comeback with Memorial Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Let’s Get Drippy, and Labor Day!
Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright in Las Vegas
Christmas and NYE in Las Vegas mark the end of an era and the beginning of a brand new one. We party at the end of the year to celebrate what was and welcome what will be, and one of the best parts is that this is only the beginning of an entire series of parties for the year on the rise!
Desert Drip Festival is back by popular demand, and we see you letting loose at the hottest parties in Vegas once summer 2022 comes around. Get first dibs on the tix here and follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop!
Until then, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Desert Drip fam!