PHOTOS: Las Vegas holiday gifts, activities
Las Vegas has a lot to offer over the holidays. Here are a few gift ideas and events that you don't want to miss!
High Roller is offering a booze-infused Chocolate Tasting Experience crafted by Ethel M Chocolates. Over the course of the 30-minute rotation inside the 550-foot observation wheel, an Ethel M chocolatier will discuss the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created. The guide will also educate guests on aroma, taste, and texture of the chocolates.Photo by: High Roller The recipe for Ellis Island's Holiday Nog has been around since 1953, when the owner's grandfather, Frank Ellis, Sr., learned about it from a fellow passenger on a ship taking him from Italy to the United States. While the recipe remains a secret, you can still purchase a bottle for yourself for about $30 at Ellis Island and all 11 Village Pub locations in Southern Nevada. Only 2,800 bottles were produced this year, so get a bottle while you can!Photo by: Ellis Island There's no better way to honor "the Family" than by gifting them with gangster-themed goods from The Mob Museum. The museum is offering special pricing on all holiday merchandise purchased online or in-person at the museum. Some gift ideas include a Mob Museum baseball, a "Fuggedaboutit" hoodie, and a set of "mug shots" featuring the faces and rap sheets of famous gangsters.Photo by: The Mob Museum Downtown Summerlin will host a holiday parade at 6 p.m. on the following nights: Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, and Dec. 15-24. The family-friendly parade has floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses and princes, nutcrackers, dancers, holiday music, and snow. The parade is free and open to the public.Photo by: Downtown Summerlin via Instagram The Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been dazzling holiday enthusiasts for the past 17 years. This year they're offering a Fast Pass on peak nights for $50 in case you'd rather not wait in line.Photo by: Gabe Ginsberg Wet'n'Wild is opening their first-ever Las Vegas Christmas Town this year. It has a 40-foot Christmas tree, a skating rink, free photos with Santa, a paintball zone, over 3 million lights, a 100-foot snow slide, a 40-passenger train, and more. It's open from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. The town will be closed Dec. 24-25.Photo by: Wet'n'Wild