Christmas in Las Vegas, as you may have guessed, is unlike anywhere in the world.

While we might not have snow, we do have plenty of holiday cheer to share.

Usually, you won’t find me on The Strip except for a Golden Knights game or a fancy meal, but this is another exception. A few of these are in hotels on our fabulous Las Vegas Strip, and they are worth the trip.

Due to the current restrictions mandated by our governor, many of these events require reservations. Be sure to follow the links, make a reservation, and then have a fantastic time.

  1. Rock Rink on the lawn at Downtown Summerlin 

This is the closest we are going to get to the feeling of ice skating on a lake. Set against the backdrop of Downtown Summerlin you can grab a hot cocoa then do some Christmas shopping. Truly the perfect spot for some Christmas magic!

2. Ethel M Chocolate Factory Holiday Cactus Garden 

You must see the beautifully lit cactus garden! Say what?! What else are you supposed to decorate for Christmas in the desert? Honestly one of the most festive places to see holiday lights. Ethel M is famous for their chocolate factory, which you can stroll through while you’re there. And don’t forget to grab a cup of hot cocoa for the chilly desert nights. That’s right, I said it, Vegas can get cold!

Make sure to check for open reservations before you head out as they are now required for entry.

3. Bellagio Fountains & Conservatory 

Everyone know about the Bellagio Fountains but did you know that they play Christmas music during the holidays?

No reservations are required.

The Bellagio Conservatory is the gift that keeps on giving. No matter how many times my family walks through the extravagant seasonal display, we always find a new element that has been used to create this one of a kind masterpiece. This year it was sesame seeds!

No reservations are required but long lines can form later in the day.

4. Aria Winter Wonderland 

Located in the lobby of the Aria, the craftsmanship of this display is a sight to see. Less than a 10-minute walk from the Bellagio, it is worth the walk. It’s hard to believe that this Winter Palace is edible, but it is!

No are reservations required.

5. Glittering Lights 

Located at the Las Vegas Speedway you enter the holidays driving through millions of Christmas lights while listening to Christmas Carols all from the comfort of your vehicle. The bonus is that they partner with several local charities that receive a portion of each ticket sold.

Make sure to make a reservation and keep in mind that lines can get very long on the weekends and closer to Christmas day.

Enjoy your new Vegas holiday traditions! If you have some hidden treasure you think I should know bout let me know. I love finding new activities for my family to enjoy.

Learn about our favorite place to shop for Christmas: The Good Wolf Lifestyle Co.