navidad en las vegas

What to do in Las Vegas at Christmas?

In Las Vegas, the city where glamour and glitz reign supreme, Christmas takes an exciting twist thanks to its distinctively vibrant festive atmosphere. Indulge in magnificent light shows and savor exquisite culinary experiences that will delight your senses – here is our guide to the 10 best ways to celebrate Christmas in Las Vegas.

At Hotel Jefe we know how to make Christmas in Las Vegas even more special. That’s why we offer you a unique experience in our luxurious rooms, where you can rest and to make the most of all the attractions that this exciting city has to offer.

City Lights: Your guide to a dazzling Christmas in Las Vegas

Sin City during the most festive time of the year? In Las Vegas, Christmas shines with its own splendor and becomes a grand spectacle full of lights, excitement and unforgettable experiences. 

At Hotel Jefe, we know how to make this time of year even more special. So here’s a list of 10 exciting ideas to make your Christmas in Las Vegas more dazzling than ever – get ready to celebrate in style in the city that never sleeps!

Streets abuzz with lights and people.
Christmas in Las Vegas: A Christmas show like nowhere else on the planet!

1. Let the Ethel M Chocolates Christmas Cactus Garden Lights captivate your senses with their dazzling display.

Located in the heart of the city, this spectacular garden is home to more than 300 cacti illuminated with holiday lights. During the holiday season, the Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden becomes one of the most majestic Christmas light shows in Las Vegas. In addition to the lights, you can enjoy delicious custom-made chocolates and regular festive activities for the whole family  .

2. Stroll through the Bellagio Hotel Conservatory.

The Bellagio Hotel is renowned for its impeccable attention to detail and its festival-friendly atmosphere. The conservatory during Christmas is a true reflection of that magical experience, transforming into a lush winter garden with nearly 10,000 poinsettias, a 42-foot Christmas tree and thousands of twinkling lights. Visitors can walk through the garden, take photos and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Photo of the Bellagio Hotel during Christmas time in Las Vegas
Christmas in Las Vegas shines in all its splendor at the Bellagio Hotel Conservatory

3. Visit Cirque du Soleil Show

Cirque du Soleil is a Las Vegas institution and its Christmas show is a real gem. With acrobats transformed into jumping elves, jugglers dressed as snowmen and contortionists doing impossible figures, this show is an explosion of color, art and Christmas cheer.

4. Experience the magic of “The Nutcracker” at the iconic Smith Center.

The holiday season in Las Vegas would not be complete without a performance of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. Presented at the prestigious Smith Center, this show brings together talented dancers from across the country who perform the familiar story with grace and beauty. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music, stunning sets and exquisite costumes take the audience into a magical world full of holiday enchantment.

5. Dinner at the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina

After a day full of adventures, it’s time to enjoy our specialties at Ojos Locos Sports Cantina. Our restaurant offers the best of American and Latin cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere, perfect for the holiday season. In addition, we recommend you to visit our elegant and luxurious casino. Enjoy the excitement of our various games and who knows, maybe Christmas luck will be on your side.

6. Explore the ADventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel

During the holiday season, the Circus Circus Hotel’s indoor adventure dome transforms into one big winter theme park. With rides for all ages and incredible festive decor, it’s the perfect place for the whole family. Children will love the joy of the attractions, and adults won’t be able to resist the nostalgia of the Christmas atmosphere.

The Circus Circus Hotel's indoor adventure dome transforms into a large park during Christmas in Las Vegas.
The Circus Circus Hotel’s indoor adventure dome transforms into a large park during Christmas in Las Vegas.

7. Enjoy the shows at the Lake of Dreams.

The Wynn Hotel’s Lake of Dreams is a spectacular outdoor stage, where free shows are presented every night. During the holiday season, the show is even more magical, as it joins the festive spirit with a show of lights, water and themed music. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this lake light up in festive colors while enjoying Christmas music.

8. Take a stroll through The Park’s Christmas Tree.

Las Vegas dresses up for Christmas, and The Park is no exception. This space, characterized by its numerous restaurants, bars and stores, is filled with Christmas spirit thanks to its large Christmas tree. This tree, carefully decorated with thousands of lights and festive ornaments, is a major selfie spot for locals and tourists alike .

9. Visit to the Cosmopolitan Ice Rink

The Cosmopolitan Hotel’s rooftop ice rink is one of the unique attractions during Christmas in Las Vegas. The breathtaking views of the illuminated city, combined with the thrill of ice skating under the stars, offer a truly magical experience.

Skating rink full of lights. Christmas in Las Vegas comes alive at the Cosmopolitan Hotel's ice rink.
Christmas in Las Vegas comes to life at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s ice rink.

10. Enjoy the Glittering Lights spectacle

Nothing defines Christmas in Las Vegas better than an incredible light show. And Glittering Lights, an impressive light display at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will not disappoint. With more than three million lights spread over a 2.5-mile course, this is one of the largest Christmas light displays in the country. 

Let the captivating Christmas spirit of Las Vegas captivate your senses

Venture out this Christmas and come experience the magic and wonders that only Las Vegas can offer. At Hotel Jefe we are ready to welcome you in our luxurious rooms, offer you entertainment in our casino and casino delicious dishes at Ojos Locos Sports Cantina and much more. Pack your bags and come and experience a different kind of Christmas. 


¿Las actividades navideñas en Las Vegas tienen algún costo?

Si bien el acceso a muchos espectáculos de luces y decoraciones es gratuito, ciertas actividades y eventos pueden tener un costo. Recomendamos verificar la información específica de cada actividad antes de asistir.

¿Los espectáculos navideños en Las Vegas son adecuados para niños?

¡Absolutamente! Muchos de los eventos y actividades en Las Vegas están diseñados para ser disfrutados por toda la familia. Esto incluye el Show del Circo del Sol, El Cascanueces en el Smith Center y, por supuesto, las maravillosas exhibiciones de luces.

¿Los restaurantes en Las Vegas requieren reservas durante la temporada navideña?

Durante la temporada navideña, los restaurantes en Las Vegas pueden llenarse rápidamente, especialmente en Nochebuena y Navidad. Si tienes un lugar en mente, como nuestra Ojos Locos Sports Cantina en el Hotel Jefe, te recomendamos hacer una reserva para garantizar tu mesa.

¿Cómo es el clima en Las Vegas durante la Navidad?

En Las Vegas se puede esperar un clima fresco durante la temporada navideña, con temperaturas que oscilan entre 8 y 15 grados centígrados. Recuerda llevar un abrigo para tus paseos nocturnos para ver las luces.

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