The holidays are near and a place with as much glitz and glam as Las Vegas should have some spectacular holiday light shows to match right? They sure do, and we’ve rounded up 7 of the biggest, most glittering light displays around the city. Some have been dazzling locals and tourists for 3 decades while others are making their debut this season. Without further ado, here are 7 dazzling places to see Christmas lights in Las Vegas.
Enchant is the world’s largest illuminated winter wonderland. Silver and gold lights shaped like snowflakes and trees line this gorgeous light-studded maze, suited for the entire family. Head to Resorts World to see this magical Christmas light display from November 2nd to December 31st, with adult tickets costing only $34 and $25 for junior tickets. This year’s theme, Santa’s Magic Timepiece, is a glittering interactive maze where you can search for the eight missing star fragments Santa needs in order to save Christmas, perfectly suited for kids. Afterward, wander the village for small vendors serving seasonl treats, drinks, and handmade artisan wares, or go ice skating through a dazzling forest of Christmas lights in Las Vegas.
2. Sam’s Town
This magical display at Sam’s Town’s Mystic Falls Park has over 26,000 points of dazzling lights to enchant you this Christmas in Las Vegas. From now until January 1st, you can view their 18-foot Christmas Tree decorated to the nines, a nine-minute holiday laser light show, and a flurry of fake snow every night to make it a white Christmas in Las Vegas. Sam’s Town has been doing this jolly Christmas Town tradition since 1994 and the festivities begin in the evening after sundown.
Fans of holiday light displays have probably heard of Glittering Lights, a drive-thru light show at the Motor Speedway. When we say there’s a lot of Christmas lights, we mean millions of them. Grab your family, bring some sweet drinks, turn the channel to Ho-Ho-Radio, and start the journey. They also have Santa Tram where someone else does the driving and you can sit back and take in the magic without having to be behind the wheel. Tickets for this dazzling Christmas light display are $39 per vehicle.
4. Vincelli Ave.
Less than 30 minutes off of the strip is Vinicelli Ave., a neighborhood where all the neighbors have come together to agree on one thing: Christmas Lights are in. This cozy and free Christmas lights display is another drive-thru experience, with each house decorated with different lights, characters, and themes. Heading to a local neighborhood is, in our opinion, one of the best and most traditional way of seeing Christmas lights in Las Vegas and radiates the most holiday spirit, joy, and community. VegasFamilyEvents also puts together a map of which homes are putting on Christmas Lights Displays. Check out the 2022 version here and keep an eye out for when they release their 2023 list.
This 2-in-1 holiday activity combines chocolate with holiday lights set amongst a cactus garden. What plant could be more fitting for Las Vegas, right? This is the 30th annual year decorating their botanical cactus garden-the biggest in the city-with twinkling Christmas lights and holiday decor. They’re open until December 31st from 5pm-10pm, no reservations are required, and once you’re done, snap a photo with Santa and don’t forget to try their famous hot chocolate. Since the Cactus Garden is part of Ethel M Chocolates, it might be a good idea to head in and grab a box of candies for a gift to a friend, family member, or yourself.
On select days from November 24th to December 31st, head to the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village for an exciting winter wonderland with food, rides, and lights. This holiday event in Las Vegas has been happening for the last 3 decades and they’re celebrating their 31st year. Enjoy carousel rides, visits with Santa, a huge glittering tree, and know that it’s going to a good cause, as Opportunity Village uses its funds to go towards programs to help people with disabilities. For $24.00 you can get a ticket that includes admission and unlimited rides and attractions.
This brand new holiday attraction is coming to the M Resort in Henderson this Christmas. Promised to be the largest animated light show in the world, this drive-thru experience isn’t to be confused with Glittering Lights. Most of the animated display (some life-sized like the music notes) are music-themed, and the event is described as a ‘full-throttle musical extravaganza.’ They just had their inagural weekend on the 17th but they’ll be open until December 31st to so come by and rock out to a brand new holiday light display in Vegas.