Address:Las Vegas Blvd and Spring Mountain
Hours of operation: 11-11
Reason why place is best of: they put in a ice rink for the holiday
Name: Glittering Lights At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Address: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
Phone number: 1-888-926-7402.
Hours of operation: Nov. 18 – Jan. 1 Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Reason why place is best of:
This activity is fun for the kids the entire family as well as very romantic. My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed this spectacular display of lights. We have been to the previous display, but this is no comparison. We were in awe all the way through, and it went forever. It is a most for Las Vegans of all ages.
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Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
2 Cactus Garden Drive – Henderson
Hours of operation: Sundown to 10 pm through January 1st. Call for more details.
This is how locals do Christmas! Ethel M Chocolate Factory turns their cactus garden into a desert wonderland and it’s the best way to celebrate Christmas in the valley. Not only does it draw in locals, it even brings in 700,000 out of town tourists to visit during the holiday season! See chocolates being made and sample sweet treats while you take in the cheerful lights as you stroll up and down the beautifully lit up gardens. The cactus garden also features caroling, dancing and you can even visit Santa while you’re there.
They have a really neat garden and it is full of Christmas lights. I like it because it’s free, family friendly, Santa is there to take pics, you can take a tour and there is chocolate.
Name: The 13th Annual Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive
Address: NV Energy parking lot on W. Sahara just west of Jones
Phone number: 702.364.9898
Hours of operation: 24 hours a day beginning Thursday, December 1st – Monday, December 12th
Reason why place is best of:
Toy Drive has become Las Vegas’ signature holiday event. For 12 days straight, the Zoo’s host Chet Buchanan lives atop a 30-foot scaffolding to collect toys for less fortunate children all over Southern Nevada. Last year alone, Toy Drive collected 2,287 new bikes, more than $145,000 in gift cards and filled 14, 50-foot tractor trailers.
Name: MonteLago Village Ice Skating Rink
Address: 30 Strada di Villagio Henderson, NV
RATES (includes skate rental and full day pass to the rink):
$15 per adult
$12 per child
$8 per person for groups of 20 or more
$125 per season pass
Monday through Friday – 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday, school vacations and holidays – 12 Noon to 9 pm.
Ice Skating is not something that you can find anywhere in Vegas and on a sunny day this is something super fun to do and if you have never tried it you need to take your family out for a day of skating.
Reason why place is best of: The MonteLago Christmas Village is a one of a kind holiday experience featuring a floating ice skating rink, specialty holiday cocktail tasting throughout the village, strolling carolers, and various activities for the kids!