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Christmas In Las Vegas: Every Unmissable Event

December 5, 2019 9:00 pm by

Christmas is here! The best holiday ever is but a reindeer’s whisker away. Yes, reindeer have whiskers. No, we just found out too. And, while many of you will be heading home to the safety, warmth, and free food of the family home. Others, well, they prefer their Christmas a little brighter. Contrary to what you may think, The Vegas strip is positively teeming over the holidays. Even on the very day itself. And Vegas responds in kind, opening its doors to all and sundry. Myriad attractions, experiences, and dining extravaganzas are at your fingertips. So why not go visit sin city and discover if you’ve been naughty or nice? It’s Christmas, so excuse that merry wordplay. Here’s all you need to make Christmas in Las Vegas the very best.


  • The Magical Forest
  • Marriage Can Be Murder
  • Las Vegas Helicopter Tour
  • and Ice Skating

The Magical Forest

Until January 4 2020

Christmas is a time of giving. What better way to warm that heart of yours than by helping the amazing work at Opportunity Village? Their Magical Forest is a festive theme park with rides, food, and over a million Christmas lights. That’s a lot of lights. You can even catch a performance of Elf The Musical, based on the best Christmas movie since Die Hard. And if that doesn’t get your excited, how about a jolly escape room? The Magical Forest has it all and more. And best of all, every cent raised goes Opportunity Village’s services for adults with disabilities. So what are you waiting for? Christmas in Las Vegas never felt so good.

Entry is $15

The Smith Center

Until December 31

If you’re looking to make your Christmas more musical, then The Smith Center has a host of holiday-themed performances throughout December to get you in the mood. There’s Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Vegas’ own Philharmonic will be performing two Christmas concertos, along with a stunning recreation of Handel’s Messiah. And the Nevada Ballet Theater will be performing the ever-Christmasy Nutcracker too. The lineup speaks for itself. A festive feast of fun and fancy.

Tickets are $30 – $35

Marriage Can Be Murder

Until Jan 2 2020

Those of you brave enough to head to downtown Vegas won’t just be expecting to see the red of Santa’s uniform. They may all see the red of blood. Yes, there has been a murder. Do you have the Christmas coals to solve it? Marriage Can Be Murder has been doing the rounds in Vegas since the dawn of time. Well, about two decades. The premise is simple. You wine and dine on some exquisite treats, but then suddenly someone turns up dead. Among the guests are the suspects. Hiding in plain sight. Maybe even striking up a conversation with you over a glass of chardonnay. Yes, they’re actors, but play along. During the holidays, the show gets all Christmasy. So expect Professor Klaus in the workshop with the candy cane.

Tickets from $75

Las Vegas Helicopter Tour

All year round -book in advance

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What better way to appreciate Santa’s hard work on Christmas Eve than taking to the skies? See Vegas from his perspective. With a Las Vegas Helicopter Tour, you can do just that. It’s also the only way to see the bright lights of The Strip. Those riding on high will catch a glimpse of the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower, and the High Roller Observation Wheel. With complimentary travel from and to your hotel, a pre-flight glass of champagne, and the best views of Vegas on earth, hop on board!

$124, but fly for free with The Las Vegas Pass

Ice Skating at The Cosmopolitan

Until January 5

Head up to the Boulevard Pool rooftop deck to carve up some sweet shapes on the ice, all while basking in the amazing views of Las Vegas. Yep, you know it wouldn’t be Christmas without ice skating. Whether you’re a pro or not, put on your most embarrassing Christmas hat and jumper combo, and put your skates on. And after you’ve fallen over enough times, lick your wounds by the fire pit. Turn that frown upside down with a cocktail or two, or roast some s’mores if that’s more your scene.

Free entry, all day skating is $25

Ka – Cirque Du Soleil

All year round – Saturday to Wednesday

Nothing screams Christmas quite like a crazy stage show full of amazing choreography, acrobatics, and spectacle. Right? So, if that sounds like the Christmas for you, check out Ka, the new stage show by globe-trotting troupe Circe Du Soleil. Ka is a story of love and war, brought to life by some of the most exciting performers in the industry, and backdropped by cutting edge technology. Watch boats cross choppy seas, arrows fly across a battlefield, and the earth move beneath your feet. Well, the performers’ feet, thanks to two giant moving platforms that the entire show takes place upon. If Santa wasn’t busy getting those kids those well-deserved toys, you can bet your bottom dollar he’d be sitting in the front row for Cirque Du Soleil’s greatest show yet.

$159, but go for free with The Las Vegas Pass

And those are our top picks for the best events this Christmas in Las Vegas. Are there any that we missed? Let us know in the comments below. And while you’re in town, why not check out some of the other weird and wonderful offerings that Vegas has to offer? Have a great Christmas, everyone!