Just like most of the year there is plenty to do in Las Vegas. During the Christmas season with the influx of family and friends and the stress of holiday shopping it’s good not have to worry about where to go. There is no shortage of fun things to do and some are even free.
-During this time of year, the pool on the 4th floor of the Cosmopolitan is transformed into a 4200 square foot ice skating surface. It even comes complete with regular snow flurries. Monday “Date-Skate” features a holiday movie double header. For more information follow the link below. There’s also a discount for locals and non-skaters are free.
-A long standing holiday tradition in Las Vegas is the Nutcracker performed by the Nevada Ballet Theater. This full orchestra production held at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center is spectacular. For scheduling and ticketing follow the link.
-One of the Vegas Valley’s most notable Charites, Opportunity Village, annually hosts the Magical Forrest. This will be the 25th season so expect extra special attractions and activities. It is a virtual winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, entertainment, great food and fun activities. Among some of the attractions there’s an enchanted carousel, avalanche slide, mini-golf and of course photos with Santa. For additional information follow the link.
-Another great attraction is Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town. This family-friendly, free activity has a state-of-the-art laser light show, sparkling tree decorations and even a Cowboy Santa. Also, the Winter Wonderland show has updated sound, lighting and water effects. Follow the link for more information.
These are just a few ideas. Let us not forget The Conservatory and Botanical Garden at Bellagio, Ethel M’s Cactus Gardens and the Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin to name a few. Whatever you decide to do have a safe, fun holiday season.