By Heather Leigh Carroll-Landon

The Las Vegas area offers fantastic backdrop options for family portraits. Those seeking unique locations to have their holiday photos taken will have no problem doing so throughout the Vegas Valley area. Some options for taking holiday photos include everything from parks to gardens and local attractions to Christmas-themed villages. All of these make for great backdrops and will ensure you have a unique and fun photo to put in your Christmas cards.

Town Square
6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 269-5001

Town Square magically transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a great location for taking holiday photos. Snow on the Square features snow falling on the Square. Add this with the holiday lights and you will have a fun, festive holiday photo. If you want your holiday photos to include the jolliest man around, Town Square will be hosting photos with Santa. You can schedule your photos with Santa from Nov. 12 through Dec. 24 by visiting On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. you can also bring your pets (cats and dogs only) with you to have your family photo taken with Santa.

Bellagio Conservatory And Botanical Gardens
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111

The holiday show will be up and ready for visitors at the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens starting Dec. 1, 2016. These gardens offers a festive location for taking a holiday photo. While there you will be surrounded by holiday-themed scenes that are filled with bright, festive plants and flowers. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is located to the right of the Bellagio’s front desk. The Conservatory is open 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season. While there you can also step outside to see if you can get a fun and unique holiday photo in front of the Bellagio Fountains.

Las Vegas Sign
5200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 892-0711

The fabulous Las Vegas Sign is one of the most recognized landmarks in the country. Whether you are visiting or live here throughout the year, show off your finest holiday sweaters in front of the sign. The bright lights of the sign offer a festive background no matter what time of the year you have your photo taken. You are sure to be the only one in your family sending out holiday cards with photos of you in front of this fascinating landmark that was built in 1959.

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Red Rock Natural Conservation Area
3205 Nevada 159
Las Vegas, NV 89161
(702) 515-5350

Located just outside of Las Vegas lies Red Rock Canyon. This is a unique outdoor experience that many in the Las Vegas area do not find the time to experience for themselves. This year make the time to ride along the 13-mile curvy road while making stops along the way for holiday photos. Red Rock Canyon offers a natural background, while offering a unique experience you are going to remember for the rest of your life.

Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 678-5600

Fremont Street is located in downtown Las Vegas and offers some historic sites to include as a backdrop to your holiday photo. There are many hotels and casinos in this area, all with lobbies filled with unique décor. If taken at the right angle, you could also have your photo taken with the digital screen overhead as your backdrop. Fremont Street Experience offers a backdrop for holiday photos like nowhere else in the Vegas area can.

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