The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.
1. The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is hosting “The Nutcracker Extravaganza: Behind the Scenes” through Jan. 3. The exhibit includes original set and prop pieces, more than 20 costumes, tiaras, wigs, the famous “flying rocking horse” and more.
2. The Adventuredome at Circus Circus will be open for the holidays, including Christmas Day. There’s a new thrill ride named NebulaZ, which has 4 arms that rotate in fast, intermeshing orbits. Guests can also enjoy the carnival midway. All employees and guests are required to wear masks.
3. Want to see Christmas lights and decorations close to home? Don’t forget about the Holiday Lights Map. It features addresses and photos for more than 150 decorated homes in Las Vegas valley.
4. The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas will have the only fireworks show this New Year’s Eve/ The hotel-casino will be shooting the fireworks high above downtown and they will be visible for miles.
5. “Extravaganza — The Vegas Spectacular” will have two shows on Dec. 31. The show at Bally’s Las Vegas features dancers, acrobats, aerialists skaters, comedians and showgirls. Seating is limited.
6. Fly into 2021 on Fly LINQ on The LINQ Promenade. Riders can ride in two positions — seater forward or Superman still Tickets for New Year’s Eve start at $40. Open from 2 to 10 p.m.
7. SAHARA Las Vegas is offering an all-access pass, including cocktails and desserts, from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. Venues include a Champagne Bar featuring Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne at Paradise Lounge; an Old Fashioned and Manhattan Bar featuring Maker’s Mark Bourbon at The Tangier: a Martini and Gin and Tonic Bar featuring Ketel One Vodka and Tanqueray Gin at CASBAR Lounge; a wine bar featuring Ste. Michelle Wine Estate brands and dessert bar with petit fours, eclairs, mini tarts and mini pastries at Bella Bistro; and a midnight champagne toast on the main casino floor. Pass holders can also kick off 2021 on the right foot with a complimentary mimosa at Northside Café and Bloody Mary at CASBAR Lounge on New Year’s Day. Tickets are $50 plus. Must be 21 and older.
8. The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on Las Vegas Strip will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. Beauty & Essex will be offering a pre-fixe dinner starting at $100 per person; Marquee will have live DJs, Marquee bites and a champagne toast; sumatriptans is offering a omakase menu with Alaskan King crab, sushi and sashimi, a dessert platter and more; Jaleo by Jose Andres will usher in the new year with a first-of-its-kind endless feast; and the ice rink will be open for skating and good food.
9. DW Bistro is ringing in the New Year with a special night with Travis Cloer, who will serenade and entertain guests during a special three-course menu. Seatings are available at 6 p.m. for $99 per person or $129 per person at 8:30 p.m.
10. The Clark County Museum has a new exhibit through Jan. 6, 2021: "Presents from the Past: the 1970s and 1980s." The Clark County Museum is the oldest and largest in the Las Vegas Valley with more than 1 million artifacts. It occupies a 30-acre site at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson and features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about Southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings on popular Heritage Street and the surrounding grounds, depicting daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson and Goldfield, Nevada.
11. Ethel M Chocolates has transformed its cactus garden into a holiday wonderland for the season. Guests can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the chocolate factory and visit Santa. Although reservations are no longer available, visitors can still visit in hopes of being able to walk in if there are cancellations.
12. Due to overwhelming demand, Miracle on Spring Mountain at the Sand Dollar Lounge will continue through Jan. 10. The next pizza pop-up is happening Dec. 27 with Mike Vakneen and Ben Jenkins. The lounge has been transformed into a holiday-themed hot spot with elves, candy canes, stockings and Santa. There is also a holiday drink menu and live music.
13. Bluegrass Saturdays is now happening at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island. Local bluegrass band Out of the Desert will perform ambient acoustic music starting at 5 p.m. There are drink specials and an array of country favorites including the Cowboy Burger, topped with BBQ pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, crispy onions and Jack Daniel’s BBQ; or the Southern Fried Chicken, with buttermilk-soaked chicken, dredged in seasoned flour and fried crispy. Reservations required.
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