Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and that means everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit. If you are planning on visiting the Las Vegas area, or are a local, you will find that there are many things to see and do from now through the end of 2016. Many believe that Vegas is not very family-friendly. However, that could not be further from the truth. Vegas is very family-friendly and is offering a ton of activities and events designed for the entire family this holiday season.
Christmas At Town Square
Town Square
6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 269-5001

Date: Through Dec. 24, 2016

Town Square in Las Vegas will be transforming this Christmas season. Families will be amazed by everything from the 45-foot Christmas tree to the Snow in the Square show. Snow in the Square will be held Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. and on Friday-Sunday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Other activities planned for Christmas at Town Square include local school choir performances, photos with Santa (reservations required – click here and lots of holiday cheer.

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
Park Centre Drive from Foot Locker to CREAM
1980 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 832-1000

Date: Through Dec. 24, 2016

Those in the Las Vegas area can tell you that the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade has become a family tradition. This holiday spectacle lasts 20 nights during the holiday season and includes everything from floats to dancers and toy soldiers to festive entertainment. This is definitely one event that will get the entire family in the holiday spirit. Make sure to have your cameras ready, because you never know what you might see roaming the streets. You might encounter an assortment of characters such as penguins and reindeer.

Magical Forest
Opportunity Village
6300 W. Oakley Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 225-9627

Date: Through Jan. 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

The Magical Forest offers a place for families to gather and celebrate the holiday joy with one another. This is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family this holiday season, as well as mingle with others in the Las Vegas community. More than three million lights will be sparkling from hundreds of decorated trees and everyone is going to want to take a ride aboard the Forest Express passenger train. Visiting the Magical Forest will offer something exciting for everyone in the family and will feature special events and offerings throughout the season.

Related: Guide to Visiting Las Vegas for the Holidays

Glittering Lights At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 222-9777

Date: Through Jan. 1, 2017 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

The Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a must experience for anyone in the area. This drive-thru light show is held annually is an one of the state’s largest Christmas Light Show, featuring more than two million sparkling lights along a 2.5-mile drive-through course. Families will enjoy all of the traditional holiday scenes, as well as the NASCAR themed scene and the Avenue of Trees featuring custom dedicated signs and trees for more than 55 local charities. Cost for the event is $20 per car.

Henderson Winterfest
Henderson Events Plaza and Henderson Convention Center
200 Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 267-4035

Date: Dec. 8, 2016 – Dec. 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Every year residents in Henderson, Las Vegas and surrounding areas gather at the Henderson Events Plaza for the annual Winterfest Celebration. This year’s theme is Winter – Silver & Snowflakes and includes a variety of family-friendly fun, activities and entertainment. This is when the City of Henderson officially lights the town’s Christmas tree and Santa Claus comes for a visit. There will also be gingerbread house displays, an evening light parade and roaming performances throughout the event. Admission to the event is free, however, some of the activities may require a fee to participate.

Related: Best Places on the Strip to Celebrate Christmas


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