As the holiday season unfolds, Nevada becomes a festive haven with charming Christmas celebrations in its mining and mountain towns and cities. From Virginia City’s Victorian-style allure during the Christmas on the Comstock event to the winter wonderland in Las Vegas, featuring ice skating on the Strip and dazzling displays at the Bellagio Conservatory, each locale adds its unique touch to the holiday spirit. Join us on a journey through Nevada’s diverse and enchanting Christmas festivities.”
1. Virginia City
For a Victorian-style Christmas celebration, head over to the mining town of Virginia City near Reno. The historic town gets a magical charm to it every holiday season where the city is taken over with parades, tree lighting ceremonies, decor, and performances. During the Christmas on the Comstock from Dec 1st-31st, partake in a variety of different celebrations from the tree lighting ceremony to the Mark Twain and Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House. Plus, don’t forget the holiday train!
Henderson in Clark County is the 2nd most populous town in Nevada and one of the best for Christmas events near Las Vegas. Annually, they begin their winter festivities on November 30th with a tree lighting, drone show, and holiday light parade and the Christmas events continue all month long with holiday parties, Christmas concerts, and visits from Santa. A full schedule can be found on the official website.
3. Las Vegas
Does Christmas in Vegas need an introuction? The biggest city in the state of Nevada becomes a winter wonderland during the month of December. From the gorgeous ice skating rink on the Strip at the Cosmopolitan to the gorgeous Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden (this year’s theme is Nutcracker), there’s plenty of glitz and glam in the city of Sin.
The western-style city of Fallon celebrates the holidays with this Christmas event: their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony features a giant Christmas tree that’s lit up in a joyful ceremony. Main Street will be lit up with carolers, Christmas lights, and the Historic Open House that serves hot chocolate and cookies.
5. Boulder City
From November 30th to December 15th, Boulder City will be hosting holiday events like a craft bazaar and Santa meet and greets, annual Christmas tree lighting, parade of lights, and choir concert. A full calendar of their events is on their website.