Christmas in Las Vegas 2011

There are so many great things to do in Vegas during the Christmas season.  Our Local Vegas pick is Santa’s Magical Circus at Planet Hollywood.  Ring in the season with comedy, magic, variety acts, dancers… FUN for the whole family! Santa’s Magical Circus opens at the V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood on Thanksgiving Day for a limited engagement. The show features everything from hilarious holiday skits and one-of-a-kind illusions to some of the best specialty acts in the world.  And you can lock-in the best local vegas discount below!

Santa’s Magical Circus, Prices from $40!

Check out Santa and his helpers during Christmas in Las Vegas!

And there tons of other things to do in Las Vegas for Christmas!  Don’t miss any of the Vegas Christmas shows and events this holiday season.  Here is a list of the best the city has to offer.


Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol

Details: Bring two cans of food to help the homeless and receive 50% off tickets in the third week, December 15-18.
When: December 2-18 8pm-10:30pm
Matinee at 2pm on December 4, 11 and 18.
Cost: $20-$30; with discounts for seniors, military, UNLV faculty and staff, students and persons with disabilities.
$10 for UNLV students; limit one ticket
Where: Judy Bayley Theatre; UNLV 4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Santa Claus vs. The Martins
When: Friday-Saturday December 9-23 11:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $10
Where: Onyx Theatre The Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Suite 16

The Nutcracker
Details: Watch this wonderful classic with you loved ones. Don’t forget the Sugar Plum Party at Sugar Factory American Brasserie on the 18th of December from 3 to 5pm.
When: December, 17 2 & 7pm
December, 18 1 & 5pm
December, 20 7pm
December, 21 7pm
December, 22 7pm
December, 23 7pm
December, 24 1 & 5pm
Cost: $38.70-$131.70
Where: Paris, Las Vegas 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The Sugar Plum Party
Details: A holiday dessert buffet with purchase of a Nutcracker ticket. Your favorite characters from the Nutcracker will be there.
When: December, 18 3-5pm
Cost: In addition to a Nutcracker ticket; Adult-$50 & Children 12 years and under- $40
Where: Sugar Factory 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The Forgotten Carols Starring: Michael MeLean
Details: The Forgotten Carols is a story about a dedicated nurse named Constance who is too practical to be bothered by Christmas. Constance discovers the untold carols of Christmas when she is assigned to care for a patient who is not as senile as she suspected. Musical.
When: December 19 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Cost: $12.50 – $28.50
Where: Cashman Center 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Special Spots

Santa Claus Visits
Details: Milk and cookies! Face painting and a story. Kids receive a gift bag.
When: Until December 24, 2011
Cost: call for info
Where: Food Court at Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road
Contact: 702-434-0202

Green Valley Christmas Experience
When: December 13 8pm
Cost: $10 all ages. Children must be accompanied by adult.
Where: Ovation at Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Contact: 702-614-7777

Annual Heritage Streets Holidays
Details: An old fashioned Christmas from the 1900s to the 60s. Each house is complete with decorations and themes authentic to the era of the house. Popcorn tree garlands, cotton snowmen, tree branch candles and so much more wonderful treats from the past (30 acre site). Also, there is a gift shop with exhibits displaying the last 150 years!
When: November 14 – January 16, 2012 5pm-8pm
Cost: Adults – $1.50 Children – $1.00
Where: Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway Henderson

Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Details: A forest of holiday lights! Photo with Santa, a colorful carousel, rides and so much more!! The proceeds benefit Opportunity Village.
When: Open Nightly through December 31st
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30 – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 – 10:00pm
Cost: Tickets are available at all Las Vegas CVS locations.
General Admission: Adult 13 and older – $9.75
Child – $7.75
Children under 3 are free
passport includes entry and unlimited rides.
Adult 13 and older – $16.25
Child under 13 – $14.25
Where: 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.

Glittering lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Details: Over 2 miles of lights for you and your family to enjoy. It is affordable since they charge by the car. There are discounts to take atvantage of as well. Val-pack offers $5 off, $2 off for donating gently used items. This year Glittering lights is offering a photo with Santa at his house.

Cost: Admission $15 per car; $1 per person for buses, with a $20 minimum. Busies must be under 11 feet high.
Where: 7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Ethel M Chocolate Cactus Garden
Details: One of the largest Gardens of its kind! The Botanical Cactus Garden has over 300 species of plants throughout the sandy landscape. Enjoy the decoration with a hot chocolate! Photo with Santa.
When: opens November 16 – January 1, 2012 5pm-10pm
Cost: Free
Where: Factory Store, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson

Skating on The Lakes
Details: Floating Ice Rink
When: November 18, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Hours, Monday – Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday, Sunday, school vacations and holidays – 12 noon-9pm
Cost: Adults $15, Children $12
Season Pass: $125
$8 per person for groups of 20 or more
Where: The Village at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago

The Resort on Mount Charleston
When: On Christmas Eve and Christmas day Mount Charleston Resort is offering a delightful Christmas Buffet.
Cost: $25.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under the age of 12.
Where: 2275 Kyle Canyon Rd. Las Vegas

Mystic Falls Park
Details: Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino transforms into a magical winter wonderland.
WhenNovember 24-January 2, 2012
Cost: Free
Where: 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas

Venetian and Palazzo Winter in Venice Skating Rink
Details:Winter in Venice The Venetian features winter characters as well as an the largest skating Rink on the strip located in front of the Venetian Casino.
When: November 21 through January 8, 2012.
Cost: Pricing $14.95 per skater includes Ice Skate rental. Grazie Members and Locals $9.95. Children 7-12 free when accompanied with a Grazie member or adult with NV ID. Limit 3 children. Guest must be 7 years of age to enter. Lockers $1. Bring your own skates, a sharping fee may be require with an additional fee.
Where: 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Santa is Coming to Tivoli Village
Details: December 2011, Tivoli Village has schedule some wonderful holiday events. Menorah lighting, Horse drawn carriage rides, strolling Carolers and Santa.
When: December 15-31. Store will be closed at 6pm for New Years on the 31st
Where: 302 S. Rampart, Las Vegas


Moose-A-Claus searches for Mrs. Claus (21+)
Details: Sexist Mrs. Claus contest. Holiday party featuring Spearmint Rhino
When: December 15th
Cost: Call
Where: Haze nightclub at Aria
Contact: 702-693-8300

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