2016 Holiday Events, Specials In Las Vegas

Adventure to Santa, an exciting and interactive Santa adventure for the entire family, is now open at Fashion Show. This holiday season, guests are invited to make the journey with the help of a mischievous and hungry panda in the all-new Adventure to Santa featuring the cast from Kung Fu Panda.
The holidays are taking over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus with the first-ever Holi-Dome. The five-acre theme park is offering fun for all ages, including special performances by bands, dancers, and carolers. For an additional cost, guests can enjoy holiday drinks and treats, photos inside a giant snow globe and photos with Santa on select dates. Visitors also can check out showings of THE POLAR EXPRESS™  4-D Experience and Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D inside the interactive SimEx-Iwerks FX Theater. The Extreme Ride Theater is also getting a wintery makeover with the special holiday showing of Winter Wipeout.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will transform into a winter wonderland this December featuring seasonal favorites, such as the polar bear family and a 42-foot White Fir tree embellished with twinkling lights and ornaments. The display’s newest addition is a Bellagio-themed train station coated with crushed walnuts, filled with poinsettias and surrounded by four animated toy soldiers standing guard. While visiting, guests also will see two 10-foot trains adorned with 1,200 red and white roses, as well as a family of elves playfully decorating the tree.
Santa’s Picture Party
The traditions continue as the Chamber of Commerce presents Santa’s Picture Party. Tiny tots from far and wide can climb onto Santa Claus’ lap and pose for photos. After sharing their holiday wish list with Jolly Old St. Nicholas, each child will be treated to a complimentary coloring book and goodie bag.
When: Dec. 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Boulder City Recreation Center – Old Gymnasium Stage, 900 Arizona St. Boulder City
Santa’s Electric Night Parade
‘Tis the season to stroll through the festive streets of Boulder City. This epic parade transforms historic downtown into a holiday spectacle for all. Decorative floats, marching bands, and musical groups will gather in good spirits and spread cheer throughout the city. The event serves as a perfect pre-party to the Lake Mead Parade of Lights. 
When: Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder City’s Historic District, begins at Nevada Way and Colorado St.
Lake Mead Parade of Lights
The highly-anticipated Lake Mead Parade of Lights continues to be a community favorite. Hosted by the Lake Mead Boat Owners Association, the 40th annual parade will leave spectators in awe as themed boats depart the Marina and glide past Boulder Beach.
When: Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Mead Marina
Holiday Train Rides at Nevada Southern Railway
The Santa Train
Santa and Mrs. Claus will join families on this festive holiday train ride, taking photos and listening to wish list items. Children who have also written letters to Santa can mail them directly to the North Pole from the station. Tickets are $6 per seat and seats are first come first serve. For more information, visit www.nevadasouthern.com.
When: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 19 and 20 
Departure Times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Pajama Train
All aboard! Adorned in their favorite pajamas, guests will experience an enchanted holiday adventure on a nighttime train ride. In its 4th year, the special ride provides a visit from Santa Claus, storytelling and tasty hot chocolate and cookies. Ticket prices start at $20 for Coach Class.
When: Dec. 9, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23
Departure Times: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Night of Lights
Holiday revelers may journey through “Who-ville” at the annual Night of Lights, presented by St. Jude’s Ranch. This event encourages guests to get into the holiday spirit with hay rides, scrumptious treats, live entertainment and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.stjudesranch.org.
When: Dec. 10, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: St. Jude’s Ranch, 100 St. Jude’s St. Boulder City
Broadway West Studio will present the Broadway musical "Elf" at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Clark County Library. Tickets are $8 for ages four and older. Free admission for ages three and under.
Fashion Outlets will host weekend carolers that will stroll throughout the center. Enjoy this special holiday touch on Dec. 4, 11th and 18th between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Santa Claus will also make an appearance on Nov. 27 for free instant photos.
The Clark County Museum will celebrate the holiday season with its free annual Heritage Holidays event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at the museum, located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson. From Dec. 3 through Jan. 7 the houses and buildings on Heritage Street, composed of historic homes from around Southern Nevada, will be donned in holiday apparel and ready for self-guided tours during normal business hours, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Daylight tours required daily museum admission, which is $2 for adults, $1 for children. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The Museum will host a holiday celebration with ornament-making, photo ops with Santa, hot chocolate and caroling by the Las Vegas Academy choir in the colorfully illuminated Neon Museum Boneyard. Part of the City of Las Vegas Cultural Corridor’s holiday festivities, December to Remember will take place Saturday, Dec. 17.
Holiday Parade
Downtown Summerlin is happy to announce the return of the second annual holiday parade that will debut at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Immediately following the parade, guests are invited to watch the inaugural tree lighting ceremony hosted U.S.A. BMX gold medalist, Connor Fields. The parade will run on Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, and nightly Dec. 16-24.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Downtown Summerlin boasts a Santa set sure to please. With a new location in Macy’s Promenade, sponsored by Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, the Winter Wonderland-themed set is back for another year of magical photos and meet-and-greets with the Big Man himself. Packages start at just $22.00 and are available Nov. 18 through December 24.
Downtown Summerlin is a pet-friendly destination and will offer photos with your four-legged, furry friends on Tuesdays from Nov. 22 – Dec. 20 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Rock Rink
Downtown Summerlin’s premier ice skating rink – Rock Rink - located near the Pavilion on The Lawn, returns for another year of family fun. Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, highlights include multi-colored light shows with music every hour from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly, and a bird’s eye view of an impressive 30-foot holiday tree that overlooks the rink. 
Skate nightly starting Nov. 11 through mid-January from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. All ages are welcome. Skate rentals start at $15.00. *Rock Rink will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during school holidays.
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Train Rides
Downtown Summerlin has a holiday train now through January 31. The train has the same operating hours as Rock Rink and provides guests a great overview of the property. Rides are $4.00 per child. Adults are required to purchase tickets and ride with their kids. Tickets are purchased at the train directly on The Lawn.
Chanukah, The Downtown Summerlin Way
To celebrate Chanukah in style, Downtown Summerlin will host three nights of different activities starting with the lighting of the Menorah on Dec. 27 at 5:30pm. The destination has once again partnered with the Jewish Community Center which will host evening festivities Dec. 27 – Dec. 29, including a Chabad Chanukah lighting, family skate night and the Ultimate Challenge for adults.
Ethel M. Chocolates is again lighting the three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden in more than one million colorful lights. The garden features over 300 species of plant and cacti for visitors to view nightly through Jan. 1. Guests will also have the opportunity to view the newly-revealed factory store and Chocolate Tasting room while local choirs perform on weekends.
Fatburger announced the 4th Annual Holiday Give Back to The Shade Tree donation drive and private star-studded event for its residents. With a goal of filling more than tummies for the holiday season, Darin Feinstein launched the holiday give back in 2013. The annual month-long donation drive and private lunch for residents has become a highly successful fundraising activity for the residents of The Shade Tree. The Shade Tree donation drive runs through Saturday, December 17 at three local Fatburger locations as well as Fat Bar on the Las Vegas Strip.
The SoBe Ice Arena at Fiesta Rancho presents its 12th annual holiday show on ice, “Destination North Pole," at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. Dec. 4. The show will transport the audience to the North Pole to experience the wonders of Santa’s Village through the skaters’ performances. The show features Las Vegas figure skaters of all ages. Cost is $10 per person at the door, or $15 for VIP seating. Those who bring in three canned goods will receive $2 off admission price, and all donations will go to The Salvation Army. Tickets are available at the SoBe Ice Arena Box Office.
Four Season Hotel Las Vegas will debut its popular gingerbread display, created by Pastry Chef Jean-Luc Dual for the 18th consecutive year, and install an 18-foot holiday tree as well as other decorations.
Through Dec. 18, residents can donate new, unwrapped toys or gift cards for disadvantaged children at any local Clark County Fire Station during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A map showing locations of Clark County fire stations in the urban valley is posted on the Fire Department’s website pages. Toys also will be collected at the Fire Department’s open house on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road with holiday safety as its theme.
Fremont Street Experience kicks off the holidays with the 12th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run, benefiting Opportunity Village. More than 9,000 Santas gather at Fremont Street Experience for a 5k fun run and walk on Dec. 3. The merriment continues at Fremont Street Experience with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 6. The 50-foot, decked out tree will be located beneath the 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision canopy, next to the D Las Vegas, Four Queens Hotel & Casino and Fremont Hotel & Casino. Fremont Street Experience will also host the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 24. The 20-foot Menorah will remain on display during the Hanukkah season and will be located adjacent to SlotZilla. 
Nevada’s largest holiday drive-thru light show spectacular, Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway celebrates 16 years of holiday tradition in Southern Nevada. The drive-thru light show features more than three million lights along a 2.5 -mile course that intertwines through the speedway. Glittering Lights is also offering a new VIP attraction, Santa Tram, which boards at Exotics Racing December 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16-24. Guests will nosh on North Pole popcorn, enjoy hot cocoa, play giant yard games, plus, mini-train rides and photos with Santa all in an indoor/outdoor lounge area. Then jump aboard the most magical ride of the year, and let Ralphie, The Elf Conductor drive them on a charmed trip through millions of dazzling lights. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Speedway Children’s Charities Las Vegas Chapter. 
For the fifth consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring light snow showers, curated cocktails, culinary specials, private fire pit service and weekly movie nights, The Ice Rink is the ultimate destination to delight in the holiday season. To kick off the season opening on Friday, Nov. 25, The Ice Rink partners with TAO Group Cares, the charitable arm of Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, to offer one complimentary skate rental to each person that donates a new and unopened toy.
Discover a variety of wines and as well as specialty holiday cocktails at stations throughout Container Park, and enjoy live entertainment by Zowie Bowie, and an Ugly Christmas sweater contest. The event takes place on Dec. 10 from 3-6 p.m.
More than 1,000 people are expected to bring the holiday spirit to Summerlin on December 10th when they "jingle all the way" to Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Boulevard, for the Arthritis Foundation's annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk event.  This annual fundraiser aims to fight and cure arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.  The annual holiday-themed event will start at 8:00 a.m. and will have host walkers and runners alike donning their most festive apparel - everything from bells on bobtails to full holiday regalia.  
Saturday Holiday Activities
On Saturdays from Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, children can visit Santa Claus at the MonteLago Village gazebo from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Also, there will be free Christmas Express train rides and $1 hot cocoa or peppermint hot cocoa at Seasons Grocery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Santa Cruises
Children are invited to join Santa Claus on a special hour-long cruise around Lake Las Vegas’ 320-acre lake on Saturdays after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. While on the La Contessa Yacht, children can play holiday-inspired games, enjoy holiday goodies and take photos with Santa. The Santa Cruise will sail at 11 a.m. on Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 and at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Admission is $20 per person with boarding at the Lake Las Vegas Marina in MonteLago Village. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, click here.
Winter Holiday Art Show
A free winter-themed art show will feature work from Southern Nevada artists in the Lake Las Vegas Art Galleries – North Gallery in MonteLago Village. A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, with live music and complimentary refreshments, and awards from the juried show will be presented. Artwork can be purchased in Seasons Grocery and will be displayed from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 10 to Dec. 12.   
Holiday Baking with Chef Flemming
Seasons Grocery will host award-winning Chef Flemming of the famed Chef Flemming’s Bake Shop in Henderson’s Water Street District from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. A Certified Executive Pastry Chef, the Danish baker will share holiday recipes with samples to taste. The event is free to attend.
The legendary cast of Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas at Flamingo Las Vegas, will greet the season with the debut of its holiday show on Monday, Nov. 21. Garth Brooks, portrayed by Dean Simmons, will perform an acoustic version of “The Christmas Song;” Michael Jackson, portrayed by Damian Brantley, will bring holiday cheer with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town;” Barbra Streisand, portrayed by Sharon Owens, will sing her iconic version of “Jingle Bells;” and Elvis, portrayed by Victor Trevino, will warm hearts with his stunning vocals on “Blue Christmas.” 
Yes Las Vegas, there is a Santa Claus. And the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child's letter. Children have until Dec. 15 to send their letters to the North Pole. Parents can find the instructions on how to send a letter to Santa here
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village is one of Las Vegas’ most cherished, and now the longest running, holiday tradition. For 25 years, Magical Forest has decorated pine trees spread throughout their mini forest, centered around a large holiday tree. In addition to the lights, Magical Forest offers activities, rides, treats and other events to celebrate the season.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas will be getting in the spirit with students from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts choir performing classic favorites in the Sky Lobby from Dec. 19-22. Patrons can indulge in an assortment of holiday sweets and tea at the Nutcracker Tea at The Tea Lounge from Dec. 1-Jan. 4. Visitors can also partake in Sips with a Master Sommelier – Year End Bubbles, More Than Just Champagne for a chance to blind taste sparkling wines for a unique holiday celebration.
Marriage Can Be Murder brings a killer twist to the holiday party season, with the opportunity to dine, socialize and play detective in a jolly game of whodunit where even Santa is suspect. Holiday themed shows run from December 5 to January 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the D Las Vegas where the showroom is festive with holiday décor. Price is inclusive of a three-course meal, tax, all fees and server gratuity.
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is spreading holiday cheer with an all-new laser light show at Mystic Falls Park. The Winter Wonderland show will debut on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at a tree lighting ceremony hosted by Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd.
Pin-Ups Ups on Tour is hitting the road with their vintage holiday variety & burlesque show Naughty or Nice. The show features some of the nation's top burlesque & variety performers from Los Angeles & Las Vegas who will bring a night of dancing girls, classic variety acts, sensual singing, laughs and bawdy fun. Money raised at each event goes to providing free entertainment to hospitalized veterans across America. The show will be held at The Leather Neck on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. 
The magic of all things Nutcracker will be felt this holiday season as DISCOVERY Children’s Museum collaborates with Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) for the fourth year in a row to present a “Nutcracker Extravaganza” kicking off on Friday, November 25, 2016. Children and families will learn about this special holiday tradition through set and costume pieces from NBT’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker, complemented by Nutcracker-themed educational programming throughout the museum.
On Nov. 21 at 5 p.m., The Park’s first-ever tree lighting ceremony will feature a 60-foot-tall Silver Tip Fir tree, adorned with 3,000 holiday ornaments and 13,000 lights. Special guests Scooter Christensen of the Harlem Globetrotters, active members of the Army National Guard who just returned home, and a couple of surprise visitors will help countdown the lighting and join in the festivities. Santa Claus, carolers and more will be seen throughout The Park, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland with white twinkle lights, branches sparkling with icicles, crystal blooms, and 16-foot-tall Ornament Tunnels. Steps away is an ice rink at Toshiba Plaza, outside T-Mobile Arena, for all to enjoy along with hot beverages and culinary holiday treats provided by Levy Restaurants.
An extraordinary display can be found at The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens. Every year, the Atrium is decked out in holiday décor, including frosted trees, poinsettias and more.
Life Time Athletic Green Valley, located at 121 Carnegie St. in Henderson, invites families to celebrate the holiday festivities at the club’s annual kids’ celebration, “Reindeer Games,” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 10. Kids of all ages can enjoy a morning filled with festive activities, including holiday arts and crafts, games and photos with Santa. While the kids play, adults can get into the holiday spirit with a gourmet breakfast spread, featuring bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Santa Claus is coming to the Galleria at Sunset’s center court at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Festivities leading up to his arrival will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include free performances by the Nevada Ballet Theatre, the Be Brave Squad with Nevada Child Seekers, as well as the Winchester Cultural Center's Star Catchers Dance and Headliners Youth Theater programs. The family-friendly indoor event will include a tree-lighting ceremony, and photos with Santa will begin.
Santa Claus is going to great depths this holiday season to visit kids during the annual Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. With each paid admission, guests 12 and under receive a treat and a complimentary photo with Santa and his sidekick Santa Jaws. Before heading back to his workshop, Santa will put on his SCUBA gear and plunge into the Shipwreck waters to bid everyone farewell alongside his underwater friends.   
Throughout November and December, two holiday shows will be playing at The Smith Center for fans of the performing arts. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be performed during November, while the Nevada Ballet Theater will be performing The Nutcracker weekends during December.
Springs Preserve Holiday Express
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve’s Holiday Express filled with fun and festive activities including all of the quintessential holiday trimmings—from snow to hot cocoa! On this special journey you’ll take a train ride to Santa’s Village where you’ll enjoy crafts, holiday stories, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display and a meet and greet with Santa. Keeping your time with Santa personal, there won't be a professional photographer at Santa's village. You are encouraged to bring your own camera or smartphone to document your Santa sighting. Dec. 10 - 11 and 17 - 23, noon – 6 p.m. Trips to Santa’s village depart 10 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Spaces are extremely limited for each departure time.
Night at the Museum: The Polar Express
Parents can drop off their kids at the Springs Preserve for a safe night of fun and entertainment including a screening of the G-rated animated film, "The Polar Express." The evening will feature various holiday-themed, kid-friendly activities and museum exploration, and snacks and a pizza dinner. Rumor has it that Santa himself will be stopping by (with holiday treats and hot cocoa!) to say hello. Ages 5 – 12. Saturday, Dec. 17, 5 - 9 p.m.
Not even an iceberg will stop Santa’s sleigh when the jolliest man of the North visits Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino to spread holiday cheer. On Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from 1 - 3 p.m., Santa will greet guests and pose for photos on the luxurious replica of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. After exploring the Exhibition, which features more than 300 artifacts and several room replicas, guests can purchase high-quality images with Santa inside the gift shop. 
Operation North Pole
Operation North Pole at Tivoli Village is a hands-on holiday destination, offering a 65-minute holiday adventure from Nov. 25 through Dec. 25. The experience includes a charming candy cottage with a variety of dazzling treats and a toy-making workshop where elves will greet and interact with Santa's new trainees. Guests will be able to listen to stories and indulge in freshly baked treats in Mrs. Claus's Kitchen, followed by a personal meet and greet with Santa's reindeer in the stable. The experience will finish with a visit with Santa in his private office space, where guests get to reveal their holiday wish list. All families will receive a photo with Santa to remember the magical moment and ticketed children will have the opportunity to take home a plush teddy bear.
Picnics with Saint Nick
Tivoli Village presents Picnics with Saint Nick, a fun holiday experience with live entertainment, arts and crafts, holiday sweet treats, balloon artists, face painters and a special story time with Santa and his helpers. Bring the entire family and a picnic blanket every Saturday at 11 a.m. this holiday season.
Winter Wonderland Shows
Be inspired by the season as Tivoli Village transforms into a Winter Wonderland. On Nov. 25, partake in a magical evening of live performances with Santa, elves, aerialists, and dancers as they perform an amazing holiday show that will warm hearts and excite guests of all ages. The Winter Wonderland shows are a spectacle of enchanting story-like performers taking over the streets of Tivoli Village all leading up to a glorious snowfall. Show times are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Holiday cheer is coming to the kingdoms as "Tournament of Kings: 'Twas the Knight" returns to Excalibur Hotel & Casino for a limited holiday engagement, November 23 - December 26. Guests are invited to eat, drink, and be merry while watching the legend of Prince Christopher's journey toward knighthood unfold. The Tournament of Kings Arena will be transformed into a medieval winter wonderland, serving as a backdrop for people of all ages to revel in holiday music and merriment.
Town Square Las Vegas transforms Town Square Park into a winter wonderland with a 45-foot Christmas tree and falling snow throughout the holiday season. Throughout November and December, visitors can enjoy Snow in the Square and Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts, where local school choirs will perform classic carols.
Winter PARQ will feature a brand new holiday show, Lights at The LINQ, and live entertainment nightly to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. More than 2,000 lights syncopated to music will dazzle visitors with countless combinations of changing colors and varying intensities to create a uniquely dynamic visual experience. In addition to the festive fun, Winter PARQ will also have snow fall nightly. Visitors can enjoy the festivities nightly through Dec. 30.
The horticulture team at Wynn Las Vegas will also transform the resort into a winter wonderland spectacle with five distinct fantasy villages, with 33 beautifully embellished holiday trees, thousands of poinsettias in shades of ivory and gold and seasonal lighting displayed throughout the resort.
Baja Miguel’s will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary house margarita or glass of wine for $17.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including  Herb Roasted Young Turkey with giblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, cinnamon glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; or Pollo Valdestano, breaded chicken breast rolled with ham, asadero cheese and poblano peppers, golden fried and topped with pipian sauce, served with rice verde and charro bean.
New seasonal beer cocktails include the Apple Assist and the Slap Shot, priced at $13 each. A crisp and spicy mix, the Apple Assist is made with Shocktop Honeycrisp Apple Wheat beer and a shot of cinnamon whiskey. The Slap Shot celebrates hockey with a pint of nitro draft Breckenridge Vanilla Porter combined with RumChata. The rooftop bar and grill will show holiday films from Dec. 13 through Dec. 24 beginning at 8 p.m.
-Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp Scampi $20.95: Tender Capallini noodles topped with fresh, jumbo shrimp, sweet tomatoes and spinach and finished in a creamy lemon butter sauce
-Parmesan Crusted Beef Medallions $24.95: Three made-to-order beef medallions topped with crispy bacon and fingerling potato hash and paired with a side of asparagus and sweet potato
-Crab & Shrimp Cakes $22.95: Three crab cakes atop Romano-crusted tomatoes, drizzled in a tangy horseradish sauce and served with crisp haricot vert
-Chocolate Layer Cake $5.99: Rich chocolate cake layered in light milk and white chocolate mousse, with fudge ganacha frosting and accompanied by a scoop of candy cane gelato
-Candy Cane Gelato $3.99: A bowl of creamy peppermint flavored Italian ice cream
-Broiled Main Lobster Tail & Creole Shrimp Pasta $25.95: Fresh angel hair pasta in a spicy cream sauce with capers, fresh red peppers, green onions and basil 
-Surf and Turf $28.95: Tender beef medallions topped with jumbo spicy black pepper shrimp, atop of Romano crusted eggplant and white cheddar polenta 
-Chocolate Layer Cake $6.95: Rich chocolate cake layered in light milk and white chocolate mousse, with fudge ganacha frosting and accompanied by a scoop of candy cane gelato
-Candy Cane Gelato $4.95: A bowl of creamy peppermint flavored Italian ice cream 
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, will celebrate the holiday season with a specialty “Chai Me Up, Santa” cocktail, available now through Saturday, Dec. 31. The “Chai Me Up, Santa” is made with a mix of Chila ‘Orchata cinnamon cream rum, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Fireball cinnamon whiskey and hot chai, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon, priced at $12.
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will present its second Italian cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Francesco de Furia of Bistro 57 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The evening will feature an interactive cooking lesson with each dish served to the guests upon completion.
Every Who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot…
And so do the who’s whos in Vegas, do they not?
So CRUSH is carving up roast beast, for the season,
And Who-pudding, of course, could there be a better reason?
Carved prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream,
And for dessert, chocolate risotto, is a happy Who-Christmas dream!
Available exclusively on Christmas day, CRUSH at MGM Grand will serve the “Roast Beast and Who-Pudding” dinner, the main course a 16-ounce prime rib of beef, priced $38 per person.
CRUSH will also feature a festive Hanukkah menu from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The menu includes a braised veal shank served with apple latkes and horseradish sour cream, priced at $26.
A special Christmas Feast, available exclusively on Dec. 24-25, will be served with corn puree, purple asparagus and Dijon cream, priced at $26. To complete the feast, the loin may also be paired with La Cave specialties, mushroom grits, warm salt-roasted beets and a festive seasonal cheesecake – a meal to warm any belly – priced at $56. The cheesecake is also available a la carte, priced at $9.
La Cave will also offer Hanukkah specials from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, with crispy duck breast with sweet potato latkes and purple potatoes, priced at $19. Additionally, La Cave will bring back its signature Hanukkah cocktail, Eight Crazy Nights, made with Blue Curacao, Liquor 43, crème de menthe and egg whites.
Momenti’s signature alcohol-infused, super-premium ice cream will welcome two new flavors; Rum Raisin, a tasty rum ice cream complete with chocolate covered raisins featuring 80 proof premium gold rum; and Eggnog, made with a premium 80 proof bourbon and available for a limited-time from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31. A portion of the proceeds generated from the limited-edition flavors will go towards two local charities; New Vista, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of Supported Living Arrangements for the intellectually challenged, and Send Me On Vacation, whose mission is to provide rejuvenating vacations to help breast cancer survivors enjoy themselves post-traumatic chemo treatments.
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate the holiday season with a new seasonal cocktail: the Feliz Navidad, available for the twelve days of Christmas, Monday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 24. The cocktail is a festive twist on a margarita, made with Sauza Blue Reposado tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour and pomegranate syrup with a green sugar rim, priced at $11.
Pizza Rock is celebrating the holidays with a special ‘Season of Giving’ toy drive at both locations, including Downtown Las Vegas and Green Valley Ranch Resort. Guests who donate a new unwrapped toy will receive a complimentary house made snickerdoodle dessert cookie with spiced cream cheese frosting and sliced apple. The toy drive and special offer will run from November 21 through January 1. All toys will be donated to a local charity of Pizza Rock’s choice. 
On Sunday, Dec. 25, Rí Rá Las Vegas will celebrate Christmas with a specialty dinner menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., while supplies last. Specialty entrées include: Irish Christmas Dinner ($22.95), roasted turkey and gravy served with a sage and onion stuffing, roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a carrot and parsnip mash; and Ham Christmas Dinner ($22.95), ham glazed with orange juice, clove and honey, served with sautéed green beans, Yukon smashed potato, Jameson honey glazed carrots and homemade cranberry sauce. For dessert, guests can indulge in a warm Apple Pie ($8), featuring fresh baked cinnamon and sugar spiced apples, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Known for standout Mediterranean cuisine, Cleo offers guests a contemporary Christmas feast served family-style. Menu items include signature dips served with laffa bread, roast Sonoma lamb alongside lebaneh and Israeli couscous, sticky toffee pudding and more.
Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen
Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen offers guests a tasty spread of home-style cooking featuring traditional Christmas classics. Menu items include ginger carrot soup, stuffed pork loin with a cherry balsamic glaze, roasted prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, and a choice of cranberry bread pudding or chocolate cheesecake for dessert.
Umami Burger Beer Garden & Sports Book
Celebrate this Christmas at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book with the day’s big games and football specials including $2 Bud Light, $5 select shots and Touchdown Packages for groups of four or more starting at $65 per person.
Baja Miguel’s will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary house margarita or glass of wine for $17.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including:
-Appetizers: Salad Fiesta or Chicken Tortilla Soup.
-Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey or Pollo Valdestano
-Desserts: Flan De Fresa or Christmas Yule Log with peppermint ice cream. Served with choice of tea or coffee
Coronado Café will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $14.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including:
-Appetizers: Christmas Salad or Festive Christmas Soup
-Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey or Roast Sirloin of Beef 
-Desserts: Christmas Yule Log with peppermint ice cream or Warm Mince Pie with whipped cream
Don Vito’s will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $39 per person from 4 to 9 p.m., including:
-Appetizers: Pan Seared Lump Crab Cake, Italian Sausage and Cabbage Soup, or Farro Salad
-Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, Salmon Capri, Pancetta Wrapped Pork Medallion, Rib Eye Steak, or White Lasagna with Butternut Squash.
-Desserts: White Chocolate Raspberry Tartufo, Dark Chocolate Pear Galette, or Warm Mincemeat Pie with rum and raisin ice cream. Served with choice of tea or coffee.
Primarily Prime Rib will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $35 per person from 2 to 9 p.m., including:
-Appetizers: Sweet Chili and Mango Roasted Chicken Drumettes, Wild Mushroom and Sweet Potato Ravioli, Christmas Salad, or Festive Christmas Soup
-Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey with giblet gravy, Roast Prime Rib of Beef,  Pan Roasted Sable Fish, Mrs. Claus Special, or Brandy Flamed Peppercorn New York Steak
-Desserts: Warm Gingerbread Cake with Crème Anglaise; Chocolate Yule Log with Crème de Menthe; or Eggnog Mousse with raspberries. Served with choice of tea or coffee.
Silverado Steak House will serve a four-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $55 per person from 5 to 10 p.m., including:
-Appetizers: Mini Beef Wellingtons with Cumberland sauce; Festive Holiday Trio of Soups, or Chilled Shrimp Cocktail with remoulade sauce. 
-Soup and Salad: Crab and Corn Bisque or Christmas Salad
-Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, Prime Rib of Beef, Grilled Pacific Salmon, Charbroiled Filet Mignon, or Medallions of Pork Zingara
-Desserts: Warm Mince Pie with rum
The Coffee Shop
- Spinach salad with quinoa, blueberries, pickled beets, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette or butternut squash and green apple bisque.
- Roast prime rib of beef au jus with creamy horseradish served with a choice of garlic mashed potatoes or baked potato and sautéed baby carrots.
- Individual bourbon pecan pie served warm with maple Anglaise sauce.
The three-course menu for $45 per person will be available from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que
- Minted pea soup with crispy pancetta, crouton, and sour cream or mixed green salad with mozzarella and mint and peach vinaigrette.
- Honey Jack Daniels roasted turkey and Andouille sausage brioche stuffing, or herb crusted roasted pork tenderloin. Both served with Yukon gold whipped potatoes, sautéed baby vegetables and savory gravy
- Warm spiced apple cranberry crisp with vanilla bean ice cream. 
The menu will be available for $45 per person from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Phil’s Italian Steak House
- Cranberry and ricotta bruschetta
- Lobster bisque topped with puff pastry or French onion soup with crouton, Gruyere, and Swiss cheese.
- Free range organic roast turkey with homemade gravy and cornbread stuffing, slow roasted prime rib with cornbread stuffing or grilled salmon with mustard cream sauce. All served with sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh cranberry sauce.
- Spiced pumpkin-white chocolate pannacotta with ginger snap cookie.The menu will be available for $50 per person from 5 to 10 p.m.
Seafood Shack
- Christmas paella with ½ Maine lobster, shrimp, chicken, clams, mussels and sausage with saffron rice.
- Warm cranberry-white chocolate bread pudding.
Re:lax spa's limited-time holiday treatments will include:
-Candy Cane Peppermint Pedicure: A classic 50-minute pedicure using peppermint products to scrub away those winter blues, priced at $55
-Chai Soy Detoxifying Facial: Combines cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to promote circulations and detoxification. The 50-minute treatment will be priced at $115.
-White Tea and Ginger Body Therapy: exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin with a full body sugar scrub to target dry skin, followed by a shower and hydrating body crème massage. The 80-minute treatment will be priced at $155.
Las Vegas locals will deck the halls and drink free cocktails with Santa’s helpers at Crazy Horse III’s annual “12 Days of XXXMas” from Wednesday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 25. Each night of the 12-day consecutive open bar promotion will feature cocktails made with different premium spirits, including Belvedere, Three Olives, Grey Goose and more. With a valid Nevada ID, locals will receive a complimentary drink each hour from the daily spirit sponsor.
Tuesday Trends will prepare holiday shoppers by providing a guide to the latest fashions, gift ideas, and festive dishes. Every week leading up to the New Year, Miracle Mile Shops will inspire shoppers to find on-trend items for holiday parties and everyone on their list. The center will present items that reflect several holiday trends including velvet, furry, metallic, white hot, sparkle and sugar and spice.
Earn at least 300 points and you could take home a $1,000 gift card during the 12 Days of Christmas at Sam’s Town! Drawings will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:15 p.m. from Dec. 1-24 for your chance to win gift cards for Walmart, Macy’s, Kay Jewelers, Home Depot and more. Plus, you could win $10,000 in cash!
Don’t miss the $80,000 Cash for the Holidays drawings at Suncoast!* Drawings will take place every Friday and Saturday night at 8:15 p.m., where 10 winners will be selected during each drawing to win up to $1,000 in cash. Play your favorite slots and table games to earn entries! *Excludes Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31.
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