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Where to Find Santa in Las Vegas, NV. Holiday Event Guide 2018


This list will be updated often, make sure to check back for newly added events!

Caroling with the Critters
December 15th
10 AM – 2 PM
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
8103 Racel St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Caroling throughout the sanctuary, Treats to pass out to the animals, Children's Craft table, Bake Sale, and an Ugly Sweater Contest at 12 PM. Prizes for the top 5.
"T'was the Night Before Christmas" in the amphitheater with Santa.
This event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Old-Time Ranch Christmas
December 15th
11 AM – 2 PM
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
6375 Highway 159, Blue Diamond, Nevada 89004
There will be crafts and games for kids of all ages, ornament-making, hot cocoa, a snowball battle field, a silent auction, a themed Christmas tree raffle, tractor driven hay rides, Christmas music from bell ringers and a choir, a fire in the fireplace, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause!
Admission to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is $10 per vehicle.
There is no additional charge for this program.

Free Photos with Santa
December 15th & December 22nd
11 AM – 3 PM
Henderson Harley-Davidson
1010 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Free photos with Santa, hot cocoa and mini candy canes. Free BBQ from 11 AM until it's gone!

Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 18th
10 AM – 2 PM
Fidgets Indoor Playground
7835 S Rainbow Blvd, Ste 15, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Face painting (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM), Paw Patrol character visit (1 PM - 2 PM), cookie decorating, snacks, goody bags and a lot of FUN!
Admission is $12 per child/ $10 for sibling/ $5 for members and pre-walkers.

Grinch Visit and Craft
Saturday, December 22nd
11 AM – 12 PM
Little Local Indoor Playground
8826 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Includes a Grinch-themed craft and a VISIT from The Grinch himself!
This event is FREE with paid admission. Everyone must wear socks.

Santa in the Shipwreck
December 15th, 16th, & 22nd - 24th
10 AM - 4 PM
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
With each paid admission, guests 12 and under receive a treat and complimentary photo with Santa.
Santa also will put on SCUBA gear and plunge into the Shipwreck exhibit to wave farewell alongside his underwater friends before going back to his elves and reindeer for the week.
Entry to Santa in the Shipwreck is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey.

Snowflake Festival
December 15 & 16
3 PM - 8 PM
Seasons Grocery
20 Costa Di Lago #120, Henderson, NV 89011
Hot cocoa and wine station, outdoor holiday market, ugly sweater creation station, and live music and DJs.

Santa Cruise
December 22nd & December 23nd
11:00 AM & 1:30 PM (90 minutes)
Lake Las Vegas Marina
10 Costa Di Lago, Henderson, NV 89011
Play Games and Win Prizes on the La Contessa Yacht.
$30 Per Person
Click HERE to book your cruise.

Rudolph’s Neon Lights Parade
December 22nd
5:30pm
The Village Lake Las Vegas
Come watch as Lake Las Vegas Residents, The Village Restaurants, The Westin Resort & Spa, The Hilton Resort & Spa, Reflection Bay Golf Course, South Shore Country Club, and community partners parade through The Village streets in decorated and lit up golf carts. 

Christmas Fantasy Forest
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
9200 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Come visit this festive fantasy forest and experience the magic of Christmas. 
Each Christmas tree is hosted by a local business, nonprofit, church or family.
Entrance to the park FREE with admission to the forest.
Come sit with Santa: 
Fridays: 5 PM - 7 PM 
Saturdays: 2 PM - 7 PM
Sundays: 2 PM - 6 PM

Served daily from Now through January 1st.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
Let visions of sugar-plums dance through your head. 
Located in the 23rd floor Tea Lounge. 

Tivoli Village Holiday Cheer Festival
Saturday, December 22th 
1 PM – 8 PM
Tivoli Village Las Vegas
400 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Wander and shop on the beautifully lit streets of Tivoli Village while sipping on hand-crafted Holiday Cocktails. 
The shopping Village will be decorated in the Holiday spirit with all the great restaurants and shops, there will also be an abundance of unique food trucks and arts and craft vendors, and Santa to tell all of your Christmas wishes to. Plus a Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar!
Get tickets HERE.

Now until January 6th
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Now - December 20th
Monday - Thursday: 3 PM - 12 AM
Friday - Sunday: 12 PM - 12 AM
December 21st - January 6th
Daily: 12 PM - 12 AM
Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season.
Ice skating admission includes all-day skating access and skate rentals. Guests may also bring their own skates—same rates apply. There is no cost to enter Boulevard Pool and enjoy the Ice Rink area.
Daily: $20 
Locals and military with valid ID: $10 
Hotel guests (limit 4 per room): $10
Skate aid, 60-minute rental: $10
The Ice Rink is open to all ages. All skaters must sign a skating waiver. 
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older. 
Minors under 18 must have a guardian or parent over 18 sign the waiver on their behalf.
FIRE PIT AND GROUP RESERVATIONS
For groups of 2 guests or more, or for those wishing to make fire pit reservations (including food and beverage arrangements), email icerink@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702.698.6797.

Photos with Santa & The Grinch with Benny the Ice Skating Dog
December 12th
5 PM – 8 PM
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Complimentary admission
General skate rental | $20
Local, military & hotel skate rental | $10
For every skate rental purchased during the event, $2 will be donated to NSPCA.
Featuring complimentary photos with Santa Claus and The Grinch, and a special, heartwarming performance from Las Vegas' own Benny the Ice Skating Dog. 
Bring the kids and take a family photo with your favorite holiday characters, while catching Benny on the ice once every hour throughout the evening.
The Ice Rink is open to those ages 2 and up. All skaters must sign a skating waver. 

Now until January 21st
Monday – Friday: 4 PM – 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Winter Break Hours
(December 22nd – January 6th)
Daily: 11 AM – 10 PM
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
Featuring an ice rink with real ice, Saturdays with Santa, and a holiday lounge area.
Admission to Winter’s Village is free for all ages.
Skating is $20 per person ages 6 to adult and $15 for ages 5 & younger.
*Ice rink schedule and hours may be subject to change and are weather permitting.

Saturdays with Santa
December 8th, 15th, & 22nd
2 PM - 7 PM
Spend your Saturday afternoons with Santa while enjoying delicious treats and ice skating. Take a picture that will last a lifetime! 

Winter's Village Movie Nights
Tuesday nights
5 PM -7 PM
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
Dec 11: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Dec 18: Polar Express
Dec 25: The Muppet Christmas Carol
*Entry into Winter's Village is free. 
Movies will be playing on a screen for all to see. No tickets needed.

Winter's Village: Featured Nights
Dec. 14th: Princess Night
Dec. 20th: Ugly Sweater Night

Now until January 21st
Monday – Friday: 4 PM – 10 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Winter Break Hours
(December 22nd – January 6th)
Daily: 11 AM – 10 PM
Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052 
Featuring an ice rink with real ice, holiday treats, Saturdays with Santa, and a holiday lounge area.
Admission to Winter’s Village is free for all ages.
Skating is $25 per person ages 6 to adult, $15 ages 5 & younger.
*Ice rink schedule and hours may be subject to change and are weather permitting.

Saturdays with Santa
December 8th, 15th, & 22nd
12 PM - 4 PM
Spend your Saturday afternoons with Santa while enjoying delicious treats and ice skating. Take a picture that will last a lifetime! 

Winter's Village Movie Nights
Monday Nights
5 PM - 7 PM
December 10th: Elf
December 17th: Home Alone
December 24th: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
*Entry into Winter's Village is free. 
Movies will be playing on a screen for all to see. No tickets needed.

Winter's Village: Featured Nights
December 13th: Princess Night from 5 PM - 7 PM
December 17th: VGK Watch Party at 4 PM 
December 20th: Ugly Sweater Night

Now until December 24th
Bass Pro Shops 
8200 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Free Photo with Santa, plus FREE crafts and activities!
Check the website for full details.

Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Climb aboard the Springs Preserve’s Holiday Express and be whisked away on a magical train ride to Santa’s village. Your very merry adventure includes personal time with Santa, holiday crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display, "snow" (yes, snow!) and more. 
It’s a family-fun winter wonderland with departures 14 times each day, every half-hour from 11 AM - 6 PM. 
Reservations are required and can be made in advance at 
Spaces are limited for each departure time. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee admittance. 
Admission: $10 members; $12 non-members. Free for children ages 2 and under.
Want access to the indoor museums and galleries? 
Purchase a general admission ticket HERE.

Photos with Santa and Snow in the Square
Now until December 23rd
Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Join us at Town Square Las Vegas for great Holiday Fun! 
Photos with Santa available daily with online reservations at www.townsquaresanta.com.
Enjoy “Snow in the Square” daily at 7 PM, Monday through Thursday, and two shows Friday-Sunday at 7 PM and 8 PM

Santa at Boulevard Mall
Now until December 24th
The Boulevard Mall
3528 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169
For Hours & Pricing Information click HERE.

Snow on the Plaza
Now until December 23rd
Friday & Saturday: 6 PM & 7 PM
Sunday: 5 PM & 6 PM
Galleria at Sunset
1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Located outside the lower plaza.

Now through December 24th
Galleria at Sunset
1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Click HERE to make a reservation.

Now until December 24th
Meadows Mall
4300 Meadows Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Reserve your spot HERE.

Now until December 24th
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
7400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Santa Fast Pass HERE.

Now until December 24th
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Reserve your Pictures HERE.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Now until December 23rd
Showtimes are 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, and 6 PM each day.
A final show will also take place on December 24th at 4PM.
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Enjoy holiday festivities combined with modern-day technology in a light-hearted, FREE, family-friendly show.

Every Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM Now until December 25th
McKee Ranch Foundation
8982 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
With a $20 donation or more for the whole family, you receive 1 bucket of carrots & 1 pony or horse ride, & access to all the Holiday Play areas.
A Holiday mini photo session with LaLa Photography is available for a $59 fee which includes a 3 digital photo set.
There will also be:
Santa, Fresh-cut Christmas trees, Playgrounds, Christmas Decor, GA GA Ball, Photo Venues, Straw Bale Maze, Tether Ball, Pet & Feed the Animals & More.

Now until December 24th
420 S Rampart Blvd, Suite 130 Las Vegas, NV 89145
Join Santa Claus and his Elves as they reveal the exciting work done to prepare for the Holiday Season. Experience the magic of Christmas in 5 meticulously themed rooms. Each one transporting you into a world of Holiday fun. Explore Candy Cottage, the Elf Workshop, Mrs.Claus' Kitchen, the Elves Snowy Playground & one on one time with Santa Claus himself!
Each paid child will receive:
Decorated Holiday Ornament, Magic Reindeer Food, Cookies, and Cocoa with Mrs. Claus, and a Limited Edition 2018 Plush Reindeer gifted by Santa!
Family/Group will get:
To meet and take a photo with Santa and one (1) branded digital photo for social media sharing, not print quality resolution.
-Additional photo packages will be available for purchase.
Get Tickets HERE.

Horse & Carriage Rides
Every Friday & Saturday from now until December 29th
5 PM - 9 PM
Tivoli Village Las Vegas
400 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Horse & Carriage Rides around Tivoli Village to accompany carolers singing for the whole Family! 
Rides are complimentary.

Now - December 31st
The Park Vegas
3782 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Celebrate the Holiday Experience at The Park with 21 days of holiday flavors and festive fun including sweet treats and warm cocktails, photo ops, live entertainment, and a variety of interactive experiences.
On opening night, Thursday, November 29th, there will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by Vegas Golden Knights Viewing Party vs. Vancouver Canucks. 
The ceremony opens at 5 PM with the tree lighting at 6 PM, followed by the viewing party at 7 PM.

Now until December 31st
Opportunity Village
6300 W Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! 
The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food, and endless holiday cheer.
The Magical Forest opens nightly at 5:30 PM.
Get tickets HERE.

Christmas Town
Until December 31st
Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
900 W Galleria Dr, Henderson, Nevada 89011
The entire park will be filled with holiday decorations, spectacular lights and displays, family winter activities and of course delicious Holiday Foods & Drinks from across the Globe!
Admission is just $25 or FREE with your 2018 Season Pass (Saturday nights excluded)!
Purchase your tickets online HERE.

Now until January 1st, 2019
Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall 
5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
A holiday tradition for over 20 years, Mystic Falls Park will be decked out with beautiful holiday decor, an exciting laser light show and they will be making it snow in Vegas every night through the new year! 
The laser shows start daily at 5 PM and continue every hour until 10 PM.
Santa will be here to welcome kids of all ages during any of the following dates and times. 
Drop in or book your appointment with Santa online at www.OrionStarEvents.net
Photo packages available for purchase.
Now until December 23rd, 2018.
Thursdays & Fridays, 4 PM -8:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays, 12 PM - 8:30 PM

Glittering Lights presented by Goettl Air Conditioning
Now until January 6, 2019
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
A magical drive through millions of twinkling lights.
Get tickets HERE.

Now until January 6th, 2019
5 PM - 10 PM
Closed December 25th
Open until 8 PM on Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st
Ethel M Chocolates
2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Kick off the holiday season at Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th annual Holiday Cactus Lights. Visitors can wander through the three-acre cactus garden and admire over a million-holiday lights. Guests will also be able to take photos with Santa Claus, receive assorted seasonal samples, step inside a giant snow globe for the perfect holiday photo, and much more. 

Downtown Summerlin's New Holiday Parade
Fridays & Saturdays at 6 PM
Now until December 22nd
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
Featuring six magical floats inspired by your favorite classic holiday movies, festive dancers, joyful characters and even a little snow!
All shows are free and open to the general public.

Now until December 24th
Located in the Macy's Promenade
Featuring a forest of mountain pines and playful deer, sculpted in hues of winter white, red, and green that transforms the location to a magical mountain chalet nuanced with a modern take on traditional holiday detail and pattern, creating a festive environment for children and adults alike to whisper their holiday wishes.
Santa Fast Pass HERE.

Holiday Crafts at Corks N Crafts
Corks N Crafts
1875 Festival Plaza Dr Ste #100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
Click HERE for a full list.

Downtown Summerlin's Rock Rink
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
November 16th - January 6th, 2019
The signature ice skating rink located near the Pavilion at The Lawn. 

December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, & 23rd
Train Runs:
10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3 PM
Friends of Nevada Southern Railway
601 Yucca St, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Purchase Tickets HERE.

Pajama Train
December 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st
Train Runs:
6 PM & 8 PM
Friends of Nevada Southern Railway
601 Yucca St, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Purchase tickets HERE.

December 14th until January 20th, 2019
Global Winter Wonderland at the RIO
3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Global Winter Wonderland the 1st and largest Chinese lantern festival outside of China in the United States.
Experience world-class entertainment, culinary delights, sights and sounds, and a carnival.
Buy Tickets HERE.

Henderson Library Events
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Las Vegas Library Events
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North Las Vegas Library Events
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