The holidays might be a bit different in 2020, but Las Vegas is still a great place to celebrate. Here is what's happening around town:
Nov. 27 to Dec. 27
At the heart of Wanderland is Balanceville, a 30-foot intergalactic art sleigh illuminated in hundreds of holiday lights. Other features include an illuminated tree-lined village filled with extraterrestrial surprises, a festive path of igloos with Insta-worthy holiday vignettes, pop-up retailers Kappa Toys, Wild Muse Boutique, sweets by Emack & Bolio’s, and much more. The experience ends with a holiday photo-op inside Henry Chang’s Mad Max-esque kinetic art car, “Mister Fusion”, decked-out with AREA15’s alien friends.
ARIA HOTEL & CASINO
Now through Jan. 5
ARIA is lighting up the holiday season with its “Winter Wonderland” lobby display. Created by the ARIA Pastry team and on display, this year’s centerpiece is a custom-designed Sugar Palace, made out of edible ingredients and stands 15-feet high. Led by Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee, the skilled team spent more than four weeks crafting the Sugar Palace, showcasing seven types of sugar work techniques in the pressed sugar bricks, snowflakes coated in crystal sugar, blown-sugar swans and blown and pulled flowers, among other sweet pieces.
BASS PRO SHOPS
Santa's Wonderland 2020
Nov. 7 to Dec. 24
Enjoy the magic of Christmas with Bass Pro Shops featuring contact-less Santa visits. Reservations can be made online.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botancial Gardens
Now through Jan. 9, 2021
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unwrapped its extravagant holiday display this week, inviting visitors to explore the majestic, imaginary world of Her Majesty Queen Bellissima. Decked in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall silver tip fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights, a beautiful oversized ornamental egg, four majestic horses pulling a lavishly decorated carriage and bustling elves preparing the Queen’s quarters for the season. Guests will discover four scenes set in the wondrous garden beds at Bellagio’s Conservatory, each representing a holiday tradition or magical moment in the Queen’s enchanting wonderland.
BRUCE TRENT PARK
Holiday Breakfast Buzz & Mingle Drive-Thru
Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Free and open to the public. Bring the family to enjoy a holiday drive-thru experience with light refreshments and goodies, while supplies last.
CHIT-CHAT WITH SANTA
Available now through Dec. 24
Keep the magic of the season alive with a video chat from Santa in the comfort of your own home. You can schedule a call with Jolly Old St. Nick to let him know whether you’ve been naughty or nice.
DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
The Nutcracker Extravaganza: Behind the Scenes
Dec. 19 to Jan. 3
DCM have joined forces to present The Nutcracker Extravaganza: Behind the Scenes. In the spirit of NBT’s beloved holiday tradition at The Smith Center, families are invited to celebrate the season and the magic of The Nutcracker with this one-of-a-kind exhibit on display for a limited time only. Museum attendees will receive an exclusive view of original Nutcracker show elements typically only seen from the stage. From the famous “flying rocking horse” to the well-known Cannon in the Battle Scene, these original set and prop pieces will be complemented by a display of over 20 costumes including handmade headpieces, tiaras and wigs worn by NBT’s professional company.
FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS
Eat, Drink and Be Merry on The Plaza
Every Friday through Sunday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 from 1 p.m. to. 4 p.m. Guests will be treated to live music from a talented violinist and guitar player, as well as charming performances from nutcracker dancers and sugar plum ballerinas all while dining on The Plaza.
ELLIS ISLAND CASINO
The Front Yard
Get in the Christmas spirit at Ellis Island’s beloved restaurant, The Front Yard, which has been transformed into a Yuletide wonderland. The space, which was decorated over a three day period by the incredible team from KAC3L, now boasts 15 Christmas trees, including a stunning 15-foot tree that is elevated to the second story. The Front Yard is also now hosting Christmas Movie Nights, where diners can enjoy festive films including Elf, A Christmas Story, and claymations, in a holiday-lovers paradise. Movie showings are every Tuesday throughout December at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and reservations can be made online.
ETHEL M CHOCOLATES
Holiday Cactus Garden
November to January (every night)
The three-acre campus is transformed into a holiday wonderland, surrounded by the glowing lights of more than a million florescent bulbs. In addition to strolling through the magical garden, guests can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the chocolate factory, Santa meet & greet, chocolate-dipped treats and hot chocolate, a snow globe selfie station, and a seasonal chocolate tasting. Reservations required.
FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS
Witness the unbelievable magic of the holidays at two all-new guided walk-through experiences inside Fashion Show this holiday season, such as Santa’s Workshop, where shoppers will be escorted by Mrs. Claus and her two elves through a candy cane pathway with the sweet smell of cinnamon and holiday music filling the air, and a Winter Wonderland consisting of snow-white trees, enchanting ice sculptures, and snow flurries, all leading up to a giant snow globe spectacle encompassing a beautiful real-life ballerina. Families can utilize the recently debuted Spot Holder line-queuing app to take their own private tour through each experience located on the lower level near Forever 21 every Friday through Sunday, as well as Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests may RSVP online and each ticket will accommodate up to 5 guests to ensure proper social distancing.
In addition, shoppers will be able to enjoy complimentary gift-wrapping services with the help of Fashion Show’s Gift Wrap Girls located near Guest Services from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 18 through Dec. 23 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. Reservations for the gift-wrapping services can be made in the Spot Holder app.
Dec. 18, 19, & 21
The Nutcracker returns to cinemas nationally this December. Attending this timeless holiday classic is a tradition for families, and Fathom Events, BY Experience, and Pathé Live are pleased to ensure that this treasured ballet is available to audiences in local cinemas coast-to-coast, particularly at a time when gathering for local live stage productions may not be possible.
The Market Shop
In an effort to continue helping the community shop local, small, and safely during the holidays, The Market Shop at Fergusons Downtown launched virtual personal shopping. With a one-on-one appointment, conducted via Zoom, The Market Shop’s personal shoppers will walk through the available products, giving an up-close-and-personal look at anything of interest. The Market Shop offers delivery as well as curbside, and in-store pickup. The experience is cost free.
FLOYD LAMB PARK
Christmas Fantasy Forest
Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Open-air fun for the entire family! Enjoy the decorated trees and photos/visit with Santa at the Ranch House. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
Grand Menorah Lighting
Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Chabad of Southern Nevada will light a public 20-foot Chanukah Menorah placed at Fremont Street (corner of Las Vegas Blvd.) the 1st night of the eight-day holiday at 4:30 pm. While the scope of the ceremony will be limited amid Las Vegas’ ongoing coronavirus emergency, the lights will shine forth as brightly as ever.
GARY REESE FREEDOM PARK
Navidad en el Barrio
Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to noon.
Free and open to the public. Bring the family to enjoy a fun holiday drive-thru experience. See Santa Claus and enjoy holiday decorations on display. Giveaways and toy distribution for children present ages 2-16 while supplies last. No registration required. Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas and the Mexican Patriotic Committee of Las Vegas.
Holiday Pop- Up
Throughout the month of December, The Living Room at Gold Spike transforms into a winter wonderland complete with giant snowmen, tinsel and thousands of twinkling lights. It’s not just the décor that’s ‘lit’, Gold Spike’s Saint Nick approved cocktail menu rewards all the naughty girls and boys with $6 Bud Light holiday seltzers and a sack full of limited libations like the Baby It’s Gold Outside (peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, spiced rum, hot cocoa, marshmallows) and All I Want For Christmas is Booze (Cognac, eggnog, whipped cream topping).
INDUSTRIAL EVENT SPACE
Journey to the North Pole
Now through Jan. 3, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The drive-through experience transports guests to a winter wonderland complete with state-of-theart lights, lasers, projections and more, all perfectly programmed to heartwarming holiday hits. Grab the hot cocoa and pack into the car for the ultimate, fun-for-allages joyride to celebrate the spirit of the season. Tickets start at $20 and are now on sale.
Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.
In an annual tradition, Jewish Nevada is hosting a menorah lighting ceremony at Downtown Summerlin for Hanukkah. The Hanukkah celebration will be kicked off with rabbis from across the valley lighting the ceremonial menorah. Jewish Nevada encourages the public to watch virtually as the ceremony will be livestreamed across Jewish Nevada’s social media and on its website.
LAKE LAS VEGAS
Dec. to Jan. 1, 2021
The award-winning Henderson community is hosting Lake LightsVegas, a month-long socially distanced holiday celebration, with light displays, meet-and-greets with Santa and holiday tunes from the comfort of your own vehicle. Click the link above to view the long list of events.
LAS VEGAS BALLPARK
Jingle Jam LV
Las Vegas Ballpark is pleased to host the sixth annual Jingle Jam LV event to give lasting memories and gifts to local children whose families are in need of additional assistance during the 2020 holiday season. Jingle Jam LV will feature various family-friendly elf stations set throughout the concourse of the Ballpark. Registered guests will visit crafting and clothing stations, enjoy socially distanced photos taken with Santa – and more! Every child will leave with a personally wrapped gift and maybe even a bike donated by Help of Southern Nevada. Registration by invitation only. No walk-ups will be allowed.
LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Nov. 24 to Jan. 9 2021
Vegas Festival of Lights will illuminate a giant section of Craig Ranch Park. With the official park lighting and fireworks spectacular on Nov. 27. The cost is only $15 per guest for general admission. Santa photos are $14 per photo. Rides, games, and food are an additional fee.
LAS VEGAS PREMIUM OUTLETS
Santa Photo Experience
Nov. 27 to Dec. 24
A reservation is required. For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for guests Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit. Guests are required to wear masks.
LETTERS TO THE NORTH POLE
Dec. 1 to Dec.11
Celebrate the magical holidays with a letter from Santa. Stop in and “mail” your child’s letter using our decorative mailbox or mail it to Valley View Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 500 Harris St., Henderson, NV 89015, and receive a special letter from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Find out if your child has been naughty or nice. Be sure to include information on your child so Santa can check his list twice! Ages 1-5.
MASONIC MEMORIAL TEMPLE
Secret Santa Drive-Thru
Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony, Ward 1 Councilman Brian Knudsen and Ward 5 Councilmen Cedric Crear, along with many community partners, are sponsoring this year’s Secret Santa Project. Children ages 1-11 present at the event will receive a free toy. This will be a drive-thru, no-contact, toy giveaway targeted at under-privileged children. Volunteers will wear masks, gloves and staff T-shirts. Call 702-900-7550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
Dec. 5 to Dec. 26
For this year’s virtual Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is welcoming Santa runners, elves and just your average Joes from all across the Las Vegas Valley and beyond to compete in its final social media campaign of the season: the Scavenger Hunt Contest.
Race registration is not required to enter, and the number of entries depends on how many locations each participant visits and posts about on social media. One sponsor visit – or photo – equals a single entry, whereas 10 entries will be given to the competitors that take photos at all locations. Participants are asked to post their picture(s) publicly on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using #LVSantaRun and tagging the Santa Run pages.
RED ROCK RESORT & CASINO
Merry Crimson Pop-Up Holiday Bar
Merry Crimson is giving you yet another reason to drink this winter at the seasonally-inspired pop-up holiday bar. They've created a specialty menu of whimsical delights that taste like Christmas in a cup spiked with the perfect amount of joy. These are the most Instagram-worthy cocktails outside of the north pole. With two sections to choose from Naughty or Nice, guests will definitely feel the holiday buzz.
THE NUTCRACKER: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
An exciting and one-of-a-kind broadcast produced in partnership with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and scheduled to air on the Cox YurView platform, Channel 14/1014 HD.
On Dec. 1, Dec. 8, and Dec. 15 with two additional broadcasts each week including online streaming at Las Vegas Review Journal website and NevadaBallet.org following each airing. A special marathon broadcast of all three episodes will air Dec. 22, Dec. 23 and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Mystic Falls Park
Now through Jan. 1, 2021
The holiday-themed attraction at Mystic Falls Park is a time-honored tradition that goes back to 1994. This year, families can experience the indoor atrium’s new theme, featuring animated teddy bears that have come to life and can be seen playing, dancing and decorating the park. The plush, animatronic bears were handmade this year by a family in Italy, and have traveled from Italy to Spain, Portugal, and across the United States to make it to Mystic Falls Park.
THE SAND DOLLAR LOUNGE
Miracle On Spring Mountain holiday pop-up bar
Nov. 23 to Jan. 10
The bar will feature live music, craft cocktail and pizza bar and will also become Miracle On Spring Mountain, the exclusive Las Vegas location of the renowned Miracle Bar Pop-up.
SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Mandalay Bay Resort
Shark Reef Aquarium’s Old Saint Nick – better known as “Diving Santa” – can be seen making his list and checking it twice while underwater in the popular Shipwreck exhibit, filled with sharks, sea turtles and Bowmouth Guitarfish, among other species. “Diving Santa” will appear at miscellaneous times from December 21 to 24. Additionally, guests visiting Shark Reef Aquarium December 19 to 24 will have the opportunity to take home a special photo memory with “Diving Santa.” Upon entry, a photo in front of a green screen will be captured and after a little holiday magic, the final image can be picked up at the conclusion of the aquarium visit. Children 12 and under will receive one complimentary 4”x6” image per admission purchased.
SILVER SPRINGS RECREATION CENTER
Reindeer Dash 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk
Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.
Ring in the season with a holiday fun run for the entire family. Don your best holiday apparel and jingle all the way down a 3.1-mile course along Pittman Wash Trail. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 registered participants; 5K participants will receive a finisher’s medal. All fitness levels are welcome. For social distancing purposes, small groups will start at staggered times with the first wave leading off at 9 a.m. New this year is a virtual fun run/walk you can do on your own or with friends or family. Register online. Ages 5 years and up.
SIEGFRIED & ROY'S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT
Now through Dec. 31
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate this holiday season by purchasing an Annual Pass to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. For a limited time only, guests will receive a special holiday price on every Annual Pass purchase. Annual Passes will be discounted 20% off regular prices during the holiday season. Annual Passes are valid for one full year from the date of purchase and allow guests unlimited entry, 20% off Cashman Photos and complimentary admission for a guest during the last weekend of every month. Annual Pass holders also will receive $5 off general admission for up to four additional guests. Adult Annual Pass is $48 with the holiday special; Child Annual Pass is $36 with the holiday special. General admission is $25 for adults; $19 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
THE SMITH CENTER
"Comfort & Joy at Home" by Jim Brickman, "The Greatest Hits of Christmas" by Dave Koz
On Dec. 4 (at 7:30 p.m. PST) & Dec. 12 (at 5 p.m. PST)
Tickets are $40-$125, tickets are $35
TROPICANA LAS VEGAS
Holiday in Paradise
Now through Jan. 3
Tropicana's Holiday in Paradise will showcase a festival of lights featuring more than 25,000 lights covering the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests will step foot through a lighted archway welcoming them to a 20-foot Christmas Tree flanked by large lighted gift boxes and surrounded by a tropical forest of 25 palm trees and Christmas trees, all adorned with lights. The all ages free holiday experience includes a 10-foot tall live poinsettia photo wall for Instagram-worthy family photos, holiday music playing throughout the plaza and on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 3 p.m., the iconic hotel will offer a holiday pop up bar inside the outdoor Tropicana kiosk serving winter-themed and traditional cocktails, beers, as well as hot cocoa.
VALLEY VIEW RECREATION CENTER
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Story Time & Craft
On Dec. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
The Grinch will make a very special appearance and read his biography aloud. Participants will make a Grinch ornament to display on the tree at home. All ages.
Henderson's special winter holiday presentation includes activities throughout December. Some activities will be presented virtually, such as the annual tree lighting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Sights and Sounds of the City, Holiday Edition. Some activities will require registration in advance. Other activities include the Holiday Light Display (Dec. 3 to Jan. 5), Pop-up Holiday Entertainment, Cookie Crawl, and Letters to Santa.
Winter Break Kids Camp (grades K-8)
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 21-31, starting at 7 a.m. daily.
Camp ends at 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Camp activities will include arts and crafts, sports, games, music, life skills, physical fitness and fun, all with trained adult supervision. For more information, call 702-229-PLAY (7529). Available locations and related fees include:
- East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., $60 / 4 days
- Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., $100 / 4 days
- Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, $100 / 4 days.
WYNN LAS VEGAS
Families can embrace the festive spirit with the variety of holiday Master Classes Wynn offers throughout December. Holiday dining specials are also available on Dec. 25 at participating Wynn restaurants.
- Mastering Holiday Wreaths and Décor: Wynn’s floral designer, Evelyn Herrera, will show guests how to decorate like a professional this holiday season. In this hands-on class, guests will create their own gorgeous holiday wreath while enjoying delicious refreshments. Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.; $125 per person, plus tax.
- Annual Holiday Cookie & Ornament Decorating: Now in its fifth year, this fan-favorite workshop led by pastry chef Patrice Caillot teaches tips and techniques for decorating holiday delights, from sugar cookies to hand-decorated ornaments. Perfect for the whole family, children five years and older are welcome. Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.; $125 per person, plus tax.
- Decorating the Ultimate Gingerbread House: In this demo and workshop class, Wynn pastry chef Patrice Caillot will walk guests through decorating a gingerbread house that even Hansel and Gretel would be proud of. Children five years and older are welcome to enjoy this exciting holiday activity. Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.; $95 per person, plus tax.
AMERICANA AT DESERT SHOES
Americana at Desert Shoes will offer their Christmas Eve menu from noon until 8 p.m. with several seating times available by reservation. The meal is priced at $75/pp plus tax and gratuity. Wine, beer & cocktails available at additional cost. Children under the age of eight eat free. Reservations can be made. Call (702) 331-5565 to book your table or place your order to go.
ARIZONA CHARLIES CASINO
Ron's Steakhouse and Sourdough Cafe
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd. and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, located at 4575 Boulder Hwy., will welcome guests to celebrate the holidays with festive cuisine at Ron’s Steakhouse and Sourdough Café. Ron’s Steakhouse, located at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, will offer a holiday special from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., priced at $44. The dinner will include the choice of soup or salad to start and coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin served with potatoes dauphinoise and brown butter spaghetti squash as the entrée. Sourdough Café, located at both Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder, will offer a holiday special from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., priced at $18. The meal will include the choice of soup or salad to start and 12-ounce prime rib served with baked sweet potato and sage butternut squash for the entrée.
BAZAAR MEAT BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
SAHARA Las Vegas
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés presents La Noche Buena Menu
Enjoy a variety of small plates at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, including Croquetas de Pollo (creamy béchamel chicken fritters), Jamón Ibérico de Bellota hand-cut from the famous black-footed Spanish pig and many more. The Christmas Eve feast at Bazaar Meat is $95 per person. The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.
Participating locations will be open on Christmas Eve an Christmas Day.
BUCA DI BEPPO
On Christmas Day, at 11 a.m., the Buca di Beppo restaurants will be serving delicious Italian dishes. Plus, they’ll also be putting together a Holiday Cake Boss Package that serves five for $95 (retail value is $170) and can be picked up or delivered. Be sure to make reservations.
CAESARS PALACE HOTEL
Rao’s at Caesars Palace, will offer a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Dec. 24 with a variety of à la carte seafood specials from Chef de Cuisine Fatimah Madyun. Prices for dishes on Feast of Seven Fishes menu range from $25.99 to $42.99 per dish. Rao’s will also offer Christmas day specials including Italian wedding soup, priced at $17.99; tagliolini with peas and ham, priced at $32.99; ossobuco with polenta, priced at $55.99; and panettone bread pudding, priced at $14.99.Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will serve a specialty prix-fixe menu this Christmas, priced at $89.99 per person.Old Homestead Steakhouse will feature a prix-fixe menu, priced at $120 per person.Beijing Noodle No. 9 will offer a variety of holiday additions on its menu from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Selections include stir fried mussels with ginger scallion sauce, priced at $26.99; steam scallops on vermicelli with garlic sauce, priced at $39.99; Peking duck, priced at $39.99; stir fried lobster with E-Fu noodles, priced at $48.99, and more.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 24; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 25
Guests are welcome to dine-in at Canaletto inside Grand Canal Shoppes and experience an intimate holiday gathering when booking one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms. For those seeking a convenient way to celebrate the holiday, to-go orders can also be placed ahead of time by calling (702) 733-0070.
CARVE PRIME RIB
On Dec. 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.Carve Prime Rib at Cannery Casino Hotel will serve a three-course holiday dinner for $29.99 per person. Diners will begin their meal with the choice of lobster bisque or a winter greens salad tossed with toasted pecans, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and cranberry vinaigrette. The main entrée options include a slow-roasted prime rib with creamed horseradish, au jus, butter whipped potatoes and green beans amandine, or the choice of grilled Chilean sea bass served with saffron couscous, sautéed baby spinach, and lemon butter sauce. Both entrees will be served with holiday bread and butter. For dessert, guests will be served a warm molten chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry sauce, and Chantilly whipped cream. They will also be offering an unforgettable New Year’s Eve dining experience for $45 on Dec. 31.
Beginning Dec. 25 through Jan. 3, China Poblano will also offer a holiday feast for four ($60). An optional cocktail add-on for two, with choices between prickly pear margarita ($22), classic margaritas ($20) or 5-spice old fashioned ($22). Guests looking to pick up their holiday feast on Dec. 25 to 26 should preorder by Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.; otherwise, 48 hours advance notice is requested for Dec. 27 to Jan. 3.
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
The holiday to-go menu is now available for pre-order till supplies last starting at $195 and serves up to 8 guests total. Pick up will be on Dec. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Dec. 25 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. For those opting to dine-in, Bottiglia will offer dine-in specials including a 3-course prix-fixe menu in tandem with the regular menu for $55 per guest. The fancy feast will be available on Dec. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 25 from 2 to 9 p.m. This holiday menu will include a lobster minestrone or beef carpaccio to start followed with your choice of chicken cacciatore, veal osso buco or lobster tagliatelle for the main course. For dessert, guests can enjoy the delicious cannoli with Italian meringue, lemon ricotta creme and blackberry to end the evening.
BUDDY V'S RISTORANTE
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 24; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 25; Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
At Buddy V’s Ristorante, guests can enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that includes roasted butternut squash soup with apple-squash compote, spiced pepitas panna dolce ($12); slow roasted prime rib served with whipped parmesan potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and smoked bacon horseradish crema ($38); and a gingerbread trifle with cranberry and phyllo cup for dessert ($12). Buddy V’s has also debuted its winter seasonal cocktail, Sicilian Sunset, made with Tito’s Vodka, POM Juice, Alchemist Apply Spice, San Pellegrino Blood Orange, blackberries, and rosemary leaves ($12). Add on a crisp bottle of prosecco for an additional $20 and wine pairing is available for $20 per person. Buddy V’s will also be welcoming in the New Year with a specialty prix fixe menu available at $65 per person.
CORNER BAR MANAGEMENT
Holly Jolly on Fremont
Starting Nov. 25
Corner Bar will spread holiday cheer with its multi-venue experience, featuring holiday-themed drinks, over-the-top decorations, live music and more. Holly Jolly on Fremont will be an invitation for guests to experience a winter wonderland in multiple businesses: Park on Fremont and Commonwealth, which is home to one of Las Vegas’ best-kept secret cocktail bars, The Laundry Room.
COPPER WHISK CAFÉ
On Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Copper Whisk Café will be serving a flavorful “Land & Sea” holiday special for $21.99. Guests begin their meal with the choice of tortellini and spinach soup or a house salad. For the main entrée, guests will enjoy the featured “Land & Sea” dish that includes petite filet mignon and seafood Newburg nestled in a puff pastry served with croquette potatoes and the chef’s fresh vegetables. The special also includes a holiday Yule log for dessert.
On Dec. 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.Cornerstone at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will offer several delectable options on its holiday menu. For starters, guests can choose from a house salad or butternut squash bisque. As the main entrée, guests can choose the traditional tom turkey dinner for $33 served with cornbread stuffing, green beans, glazed yams, mashed Yukon potatoes, giblet gravy and cranberry relish. Diners can also choose the roast duck dish for $32, served with wild mushrooms, ancient grains and cranberry syrup. Another entrée option is the pan-seared salmon served with tri-color roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts with crispy pancetta bacon for $34. Guests can end their meal with a warm fruit cobbler topped with whiskey cream sauce.
LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB
Enjoy Lawry’s signature cuisine while you journey back to Yuletide in Victorian England at the Cratchet home with a live performance of Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Due to COVID-19, this year’s performance will be a one-man show. There will be five shows available, one matinee at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 and four other dinner shows at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7, 8, and 9. Tickets start at $59 for children and $89 for adults and can be booked by calling (702) 893-2223.
DEL FRISCO'S STEAKHOUSE
Open on Christmas Day, Del Frisco’s is also offering a Christmas dinner to go that serves two to four people, starting at $200
Delmonico Steakhouse has you covered with a full course meal on Christmas night. Enjoy an array of delicious specials a la carte or pair them all together for a true feast, including vichyssoise with shaved black truffles and herb oil ($18), butternut squash ravioli made with sage brown butter and roasted chestnuts ($20), roasted vegetable Panzanella with a toasted chia seed lemon thyme vinaigrette ($16) and many more.
DU-PAR'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY
On Dec. 25Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery at Suncoast will serve a classic, three-course holiday meal for $18.99. The special features the choice of roasted turkey or honey-glazed ham. Each entrée will be served with savory stuffing, buttery whipped potatoes, turkey gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce and winter vegetables. The meal also includes a side salad and choice of pie. Du-par’s regular menu will also be available. For reservations, call (702) 636-7111.
EL SEGUNDO SOL
Dec. 24: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.Celebrate Christmas Eve at El Segundo Sol. Enjoy authentic Mexican favorites like Fresh-Made Guacamole and Nachos Piled High or entrées like the Chicken & Steak Taco Platters, sizzling hot Fajitas, along with select juicy burgers and hand-cut fries from Stripburger & Chicken next door. Enjoy some of best margaritas and happy hour specials on The Strip during our “Loco Hour” from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM featuring $3-4 draft beers, $4 you-call-it well drinks, and $5.50 Margaritas! El Segundo Sol is also available for pickup* and delivery. Pick-up orders will be available at Stripburger & Chicken at the valet stand next to Forever 21.
EMERIL'S NEW ORLEANS FISH HOUSE
Dec. 24 & Dec. 25Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is offering a limited holiday menu, including seared Maine scallop salad, featuring shaved Hudson Valley foie gras, purple sweet potato, radicchio, endive and garlic sherry dressing ($25), mesquite smoked Creekstone Farms prime rib, served with three-cheese potato gratin and black truffle jus ($55), and many more.
Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to closeAliante’s FARM will serve a delicious holiday special for $16.99. The special includes the choice of a house salad or cup of soup, and spiced glazed ham served with carrots, candied sweet potatoes and a dinner roll. A scrumptious pecan pie will be served for dessert.
FOGO DE CHÁO
Available starting Nov. 30, Fogo’s new Holiday To-Go package serves up to six people starting at $130 and can be ordered for pickup or delivery from all Fogo locations while supplies last*. This limited-time package includes a choice of any fire-roasted meat – from Roasted Turkey, Prime Lamb Steak, Picanha and more – plus Brazilian takes on classic holiday sides, including Sweet Potato Casserole, Brazilian Sausage & Apple Dressing, Sautéed Asparagus, Cranberry Relish and Candy Cane Fudge Brownies for dessert.
GILLEY'S SALOON, DANCE HALL, & BAR-B-QUE
Gilleys at Treasure Island will be offering holiday menu for $30 per person. Beverages are not included.
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT
Green Valley Ranch will be offering a festive Christmas To Go Dinner that serves 8 guests. The to-go menu is available for $250 and will cost $250.
GRAND CAFES AT BOULDER STATION, SUSNET STATION, SANTA FE STATION AND THE BRASS FORK AT PALACE STATION
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25
The Grand Cafés at Boulder Station, Sunset Station, and Santa Fe Station and The Brass Fork at Palace Station will be offering a holiday dinner special consisting of a two-course meal with your choice of herb crusted prime rib with au jus, green beans almondine and mashed potatoes, or slow-roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, maple glazed yams, broccoli, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, enjoy a candy cane cheesecake with Oreo crust. Herb crusted prime rib two-course meal for $17.99; slow-roasted turkey two-course meal for $15.99
GRAND CAFES AT RED ROCK RESORT AND GREEN VALLEY RANCH
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25
The Grand Cafés at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino will be offering a holiday dinner special consisting of a two-course meal with your choice of smoked prime rib with crispy onion straws, au jus, green bean almondine, butter roasted Yukon gold potatoes, or apple-bourbon brined turkey breast with crisp apple and cranberry chutney, herb roasted butternut squash, brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. For dessert, enjoy a chocolate candy cane torte. Smoked prime rib two-course meal for $22.99; apple-bourbon brined turkey breast for $18.99
HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS
To celebrate the Christmas holiday, Oyster Bar & Grill will serve an array of options including Christmas oysters with cranberry puree and panko stuffing with crispy bacon, priced at $20.99 for a half dozen and $40.99 for a full dozen. Additional offerings include fried whole branzino, blistered nightshades and romesco sauce, priced at $43.99, as well as pan seared salmon with maple brandy glaze, roasted Brussels sprouts and marinated apple and bacon lardons, priced at $37.99. For dessert, the restaurant will serve pomegranate panna cotta, priced at $8.99. Guests looking for a quick Christmas meal can head to Fulton Street Food Hall, the chef-driven marketplace with various selections made fresh throughout the day. On Christmas Day, Fulton Street will offer gingerbread French toast made with candied pecans and topped with cinnamon ice cream, priced at $16.99.Enjoy a holiday dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House with floor-to-ceiling windows. On Christmas Day, enjoy a starter, entrée, side dish and dessert paired with a glass of house white or red wine for $97.95 per person.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO
Dec. 23 & Dec. 24
Hash House A Go Go’s offering 150 Turkey To Go Go complete holiday meals for pick up at their West Sahara location, 6800 W. Sahara. Turkey To Go Go features a full holiday feast for six featuring house roasted turkey served with cornbread stuffing and rich turkey gravy; garlic mashed potatoes; candied yams; green beans; cranberry sauce, and homemade buttermilk biscuits with jam, plus pumpkin pie and whipped cream for dessert ($139.99). Orders are being accepted now on a first come, first served basis. Call 702-804-4646 or order online.
HEARTHSTONE KITCHEN AND CELLAR AT RED ROCK
2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25; Christmas to-go pick up times are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 and from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25
Enjoy a Christmas Feast at Hearthstone while dining in restaurant or to-go that serves 4-6 people and includes prime rib served with au jus and horseradish cream, truffle mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, green beans with roasted tomato, dinner rolls, and butter rum cake and assorted Christmas cookies for dessert. Guests can book their reservations by calling (702) 797-7344 and to-go orders can be made online at hearthstonelv.com. $175
JALEO BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
Now till Dec. 30
Jaleo is offering a Holiday Chef’s Tasting Menu for $110 per person.
JOE'S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB
Dec. 24: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Joe’s Seafood. Joe’s will be serving the regular menu in addition to offering carryout. Look forward to seasonal specialties – like Beef Wellington – fresh fish, our signature Florida Stone Crab Claws, and homemade pies. Joe's will also be offering a Christmas Dinner for two, available for carryout only, on Dec. 23 and 24.
Chef Gina Marinelli is implementing her coastal Italian influences into her menu offerings at La Strega this holiday season. On Dec. 11, guests can enjoy Latkes paired with Canterbury Cure Premium Sturgeon Italian Caviar ($40) as the restaurant’s way of paying homage to the ongoing Hanukkah festivities. Chef Marinelli will be featuring a traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve dinner at La Strega on Dec. 24, also known as the Feast of The Seven Fishes. Marinelli has teamed up with Samuels and Sons Seafood to bring the freshest selections to the Summerlin area.
MON AMI GABI
Dec. 24: Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prix Fixe Menu: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Dine-in & Carryout)
Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel will serve a special holiday prix fixe feast on Christmas Eve. Dine-in and indulge in our French take on the traditional Christmas spread including Roasted Butternut Squash Cappuccino Soup, Petite Filet & Garlic Shrimp served with truffle pommes purée and more. The holiday prix fixe menu is $49.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). The prix fixe is also available for carryout for $49.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, guests can choose from French bottle wine pairings and signature menu favorites, available a la carte for additional cost. Preorder on Tock and to select your preferred pick-up time.
MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA
Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mercato Della Pescheria will be offering a specialty seafood stew this holiday season consisting of mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, cippolini onions, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and fennel all in a white wine and lobster broth ($45).
MRKT SEA & LAND
MRKT Sea & Land will offer a memorable, three-course holiday dinner for two for $125. For the appetizer, guests will be served halibut crudo, sashimi-grade halibut flavored with chives and lemon. The main entrée features chateaubriand served with asparagus and potatoes. Diners can delight in crème brûlée with raspberry macaroons for dessert. They will also serve a New Year’s Eve four-course special on Dec. 31 for $85.
SAHARA Las VegasFrom 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Begin the three-course feast with a choice of French Onion Soup with gruyére, crostini and chives or a Christmas Spiced Poached Pear Salad with baby lettuces, candied walnuts and champagne vinaigrette. Then, for the main entrée, select either a Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with haricots verts, watercress, crisp onions, creamy horseradish and au jus, or Grilled Salmon Filet with parsnips, broccolini, almonds, shallots, brown butter, capers and currants. For dessert, choose from an apple tart with caramel sauce or molten chocolate cake with raspberry and whipped cream. The Christmas Dinner is $35 per person.
OSTERIA FIORELLA AT RED ROCK
4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 25
On Christmas Day, Osteria Fiorella at Red Rock Resort will be offering a holiday specials that include Hamachi crudo ($21), lobster tagliolini served with osetra caviar and chives ($36), RR ranch ribeye with mitake mushroom butter and charred bitter greens ($65), and a piccolo plate consisting of a snickerdoodle bar, opera cake and mixed berry regalo ($10). Reservations are required and can be made by calling (702) 797-7777.
PARIS HOTEL LAS VEGAS
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Dec. 24: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a luxurious meal at Eiffel Tower Restaurant this Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24. Join us for a festive menu full of classic dishes like Whole Boneless Dover Sole, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Prime Aged New York Steak and a special holiday White Chocolate Peppermint Soufflé. Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s Christmas Eve menu is available for dine-in only.
THE SALTED LIME
On Dec. 25
The Salted Lime at Aliante is serving up an authentic Mexican holiday special for $19.99. As the starter, guests will be served a field greens salad with roasted beets, pumpkin, corn and cilantro dressing. The main entrée features traditional chicken tamales with guajillo chili sauce, black beans and pasilla rice. Dulce de leche cheesecake will be served for dessert. They will also serve a three-course New Year’s Eve special for $24.99.
RED ROCK RESORT
Pick-up is available on Friday, Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick-up instructions and location will be provided with order confirmation.
Red Rock Resort will be offering Christmas dinners to-go that serves up to 8 guests for families wanting to enjoy the holiday at home and without the stress of cooking. The to-go menu includes soup and salad choices winter pear salad tossed with spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, pear, and raspberry vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash bisque with candied pecans, western reserve herb roasted prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish, potato puree, mac and cheese, charred brussels sprouts, roasted baby carrots, and chocolate hazel yule log for dessert. Guests can place their to-go orders by calling (702) 7979-7500 or emailing RRMealsToGo@stationcasinos.com, and orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Delivery is also available for an additional $25 within a 10-mile radius of the resort. Cost: $300 per dinner
ROOSTER BOY CAFE
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Rooster Boy Cafe’s to-go menu, curated by Chef Sonia El-Nawal. With staples like Latkes, Kugel, and Brisket, as well as unique dishes including Caviar Dip and Homemade Potato Chips, this to-go menu will make Hanukkah both delicious and easy. Customers can view the menu on the restaurant’s website and place their order in the shop or by calling (702) 560-2453. Orders can be placed now throughout Hanukkah, with a 48-hour notice.
SMITH & WOLLENSKY LAS VEGAS
Open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Smith & Wollensky for a gourmet holiday feast in restaurant, inside one of our private dining rooms, or to serve at home. Alternatively, holiday roasts alone or full-fledged feasts with all of the trimmings and accompanying bottles of wine that pair perfectly with each dish are now available through the New Year to enjoy at home. Pre-order a USDA Prime Rib Roast or a Tenderloin Roast online for in-restaurant pick up through ChowNow or call the restaurant directly for last minute orders (allow 24 hours advance notice). Smith & Wollensky does all of the work so that all you have to do is simply turn on the oven.
SIENA ITALIAN TRATTORIA & DELI
Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Siena Italian Trattoria & Deli offers a modern take on the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes with a special Christmas Eve menu. Offered exclusively on Dec. 24, Siena’s holiday menu features classic seafood and homemade seafood pasta dishes inspired by the Italian tradition. Siena is currently offering a 20% discount on all gift card purchases valued at $200 or more. They are closed on Christmas Day. For reservations or more information, call 702-360-3358.
THE STRAT HOTEL
Top of The World
Daily from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Located more than 800 feet above Las Vegas in the SkyPod, the award-winning Top of the World restaurant offers an American menu of steaks and seafood complemented by fresh, seasonal ingredients. The elegant dining room, which recently unveiled a remodel, offers panoramic views of the city as the restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes. More information is available by calling 702-380-7711. Their holiday menu from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, will offer a festive four-course Christmas meal. Their New Year’s Eve menu will offer a five-course celebratory menu on Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve celebrations at Top of the World after 9:45 p.m. will include a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.
THE X POT
5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Dec. 25
The X Pot, one of Grand Canal Shoppes’ newest dining offerings, will be offering an all-you-can-eat dinner consisting of refillable soup, handmade noodles, a variety of protein selections, and vegetables available from $32 per person on Christmas Day. Guests are invited on New Years Eve to experience an immersive spectrum dining room supreme feast tasting menu available at $398 per person (minimum of four guests per party).
T-BONES CHOP HOUSE AT GREEN VALLEY RESORT
2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25
Guests can indulge in a holiday specials a la carte menu including Hudson Valley foie gras served with cranberry red wine gastrique brioche and poached pear ($24), braised beef short rib with truffled duchess potato and wood-fired heirloom carrots ($48), seafood bouillabaisse prepared with saffron tomato broth and grilled bread ($56), and eggnog cremeux consisting of gingerbread cake and eggnog anglaise ($14). Reservations are required and can be made by calling (702) 797-7576.
On Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cannery’s Victory’s Café will offer a tasty, three-course holiday dinner for $16.99. Begin the holiday meal with the choice of either a winter greens salad or New England clam chowder. For the main entrée, guests can choose from grilled ribeye steak or brown sugar and pineapple-glazed ham, both served with butter whipped potatoes and vegetable medley. A chocolate and vanilla cream Yule log with peppermint ice cream will be served for dessert. They will also serve a New Year’s Day (January 1, 2021) special for $14.99, featuring smoked ham hocks served with collard greens, stewed black-eyed peas and cornbread.
YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE AND BAR
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 24; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 25
This Christmas, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar will be offering a special a la carte holiday dinner menu consisting of twice baked cheese soufflés made with blood orange, sweet pear puree, and verjus glaze ($18); smoked gnocchi with guanciale and ricotta ragu ($22); crawfish pot pie served with porcini mushroom, baby potatoes, and English peas ($33); seared duck breast with sweet braised cipollinis, parsnip puree, savory cabbage, and Thumbelina carrots ($36); and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, coconut, and pistachio anglaise ($13) for dessert.
90 NINETY BAR + GRILL
On Dec. 25
Suncoast Hotel and Casino’s 90 NINETY Bar + Grill will offer a special à la carte holiday menu. The menu includes a rainbow salad for $4.99 with cucumber, heirloom and sundried tomatoes, mandarin segments, red onion, peppers, bleu cheese and red wine vinaigrette; turkey loaf roulade, a baked ground turkey loaf seasoned with fresh Italian herbs and served with potato pave and freshly grilled marinated vegetables for $19.99; New York steak served with garden vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and Madeira sauce for $26.99; and an apple strudel served a la mode with caramel sauce for $4.99. 90 NINETY will also serve its regular menu.
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