Ever been to Las Vegas? If yes, were then holidays when you were there? No!!! Ohh, you missed the whole world then. I was there in Las Vegas from 15th December to 15th January and it proved to be the best time ever in my life so far. I wish I could visit it every year during this period of jubilance and festivity.
Luckily I was there with my highster mobile to capture everything fabulous from the colorful floors of the casino halls to the man-made winter wonderlands. If you ever happen to be there out of good fortune, do enjoy the following super attractions which fascinated me to the maximum.
Holiday at The Park
This is an urban respite and outdoor playground located between T-Mobile arena and Monte Carlo near New York. Drinking and dining destinations, an 80-foot tree, an ice-skating rink and the first ever Holiday Market transform the entire park into a winter wonderland. Traditional chalets are also there serving up foods and drinks to keep your insides warm.
Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Botanical Garden
Las Vegas truly boasts of this fantastic cactus garden in the southwest which has been a wonderfully celebrated local fixture over the years. Illuminated with one million holiday lights, this spell-binding garden drops its desert fauna which could be enjoyed from sunset to 10 pm. Never forget to grab some chocolates and hit up its new ice-skating rink. It will never disappoint you.
It is a 5-acre adventuresome attached with a kitschy-cool circus, though old yet going strong in the northern part. This indoor amusement park features thrill rides, carnival games and more. Besides, the second annual holiday makeover includes photos ops with Santa, a holiday village, a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D experience, live performances and many other holidays treats you can imagine.
Holidays at Town Square
Off South, Las Vegas Boulevard is the Town Square, a 93-acre shopping and dining destination. Mandalay Bay is about two miles towards north from here. Everyone enjoys an orchestrated snowfall happening here at 7 pm, additionally at 8 pm from Friday to Sunday. You can also enjoy looking at a 45-foot Christmas tree and photo ops with Santa Claus. But, you can enjoy this segment only by reservation because apparently, he is one busy guy.
This is a marvelous place regarding the Christmas celebrations. You can enjoy this holiday wonderland featuring three million holiday lights, an ice-skating rink, a 40-foot Christmas tree, a 100-foot sledding hill, photos with Santa Claus, hang out with classic Christmas characters, sample holiday treats and a lot more. You may catch severe chills and cold if you splash around in December at Vegas waterpark Wet n Wild. But, at Christmas Town, you ditch the bikini and swim trunks in favour of a winter coat and a cup of toasty hot chocolate.
This is an annual tradition which is being celebrated for more than 30 years at Sands Convention centre. This blessed place is located at the heart of Las Vegas, a bit west to the centre. The thrilling traditional ceremony comprises a 10-day marketplace extravaganza attended by thousands of cowboys in jeans, checkered shirts, and white brimmed hats. This celebration also includes the National Finals Rodeo and all kind of events like Miss Rodeo America, live performances and much more.
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
Just enter Summerlin, an upscale community located in the shadows of Red Rock Canyon that marches to the beat of festive holiday drums with a nighttime holiday parade. Las Vegas does not have a usual annual parade like Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in NYC. But, Summerlin Holiday Parade features bombastic floats, prince and princesses, toy soldiers and nutcrackers, penguins, polar bears, and reindeer. You might even enjoy the snow falling there.
Tournament Of Kings Holiday Show
This holiday spectacular seems as fantastic as reliving king Arthur’s tale. The long-running holiday spectacular at Excalibur swirls gathers kings, queens, chivalrous knights, ridiculous court jesters, etc. The wizard Merlin also joins in with the spirit of the holidays including a three-course holiday meal. This meal includes Dragon’s Blood Soup, Cornish game hen with all the trimmings and holiday strudel. On top of all, you may also keep enjoying the falling snow.
During these fabulous days, the 2.5-mile long Las Vegas Motor Speedway decks its walls with 3 million LED lights. The concept here is to make the season brighter to the extreme by this dazzling annual tradition. Motorists spin through this speedway at leisure, enjoying themselves in a jubilant mood. Every ticket for this wonderful sight benefits the Speedway Children’s Charity, giving you a spiritual consolation. There is no need to worry if you are void of a car in Las Vegas. Just hop aboard the Santa Tram and let Kris Kringle steer the ship. You may keep amusing yourself with the twinkling bright lights all around you while enjoying a cup of hot tea beside.
A Very Terry Christmas
America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator runs a long show at the Mirage and provides his audience with a guaranteed holiday twist with his ever comic styling. Being a ventriloquist, impressionist, and singer, Terry Fator will also amuse you with his own holiday song, “Christmas in Vegas”. You will definitely feel a holiday spin here with plenty of puppets and celebrity impressions of folks. These include Justin Timberlake, Cher, Elvis and Garth Brooks among many others. I do admit that parsing through the myriad Vegas shows is a big deal financially these days, but this show really worth its money.
Hence, above are the ten super attractions you should never miss if you happen to be in Las Vegas in coming December and January. You will pass through the best ever Christmas and Happy New Year ceremonies of your life so far.