Holiday events in Las Vegas 2021

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world every day of the year. This time of year many events and displays are added for the holidays for all to enjoy.

This is a small list but you can find many more, Google is your friend.


Glittering Lights

O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Glittering Lights is Nevada’s largest holiday drive-thru light show with millions of twinkling lights along a 2.5-mile course. A can’t miss holiday tradition to experience with family, friends, even date night! Glittering Lights will put a smile on your face and warm holiday memories in your heart.

Praised by CNN Travel as one of the “BEST PLACES TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE US” and lauded as one of the “10 BEST ANNUAL EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS” by USA Today, Glittering Lights has some incredible new additions for the season that is sure to wow even the “Grinchiest” in Whoville! For Tickets & More Information.



Each year, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run attracts thousands of runners and walkers from all over the world to Downtown Las Vegas. Not only has this fun run been featured in Runner’s World magazine and several other national media outlets, but it has also attracted notable Vegas locals including Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John, Wayne Newton, A’ja Wilson, Lance Burton, The Chippendales, Siegfried & Roy, Terry Fator, Holly Madison, Kurt Busch, Human Nature, the Jabbawockeez and more!

In addition to being the most fun you’ll ever have wearing a five-piece Santa suit, this event is one of Opportunity Village’s most important fundraisers, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services for over 3,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southern Nevada. For more information.


Experience the annual light display that features a beautifully lit three-acre cactus garden with one million lights. The display will be open nightly from Nov. 5 – Jan. 2. from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Santa will be in the garden nightly through Dec. 23. You can enjoy a holiday chocolate tasting experience, sip hot chocolate and visit Santa. As always, admission is FREE unless you are in a group of six or more then a $5 non-refundable donation is required when making a garden reservation.  For more information.




Each holiday season, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms into a winter wonderland high above The Las Vegas Strip. At The Ice Rink, you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings.

Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of Las Vegas. For more information.


The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer.

This year, the Magical Forest will celebrate its 30th season of being open to the public. And in those 30 years, Opportunity Village has welcomed families and friends from across the globe. The best part is, every dollar spent at the Magical Forest goes towards programs and services for over 3,000 people with disabilities at Opportunity Village. So while you warm your hands on a cup of hot cocoa from Frostbites, you can also warm your heart knowing you are making a positive impact on someone’s life.  For More Information.



The Fremont Street Experience will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with the lighting of the 20-foot Grand Menorah in downtown Las Vegas. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 28 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony features Rabbi Levi Harlig and Rabbi Shea Harlig from Chabad of Southern Nevada to welcome the holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The ceremony will take place at 425 Fremont Street.




Downtown Summerlin kicks off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 12 with outdoor ice skating at its Rock Rink which is located near the Pavilion at The Lawn. The 8,000 square foot ice rink will feature holiday music and a 40-foot decorated tree as a backdrop. Skate rentals start at $16 and reservations are required. You can do that at this link. There is also a festive holiday train that circles the ice rink starting on Nov. 19. Train tickets cost $4. There will also be a special Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 1.

Downtown Summerlin will also have thousands of decorative lights, strolling carolers, and the Holiday Parade on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 6 p.m. from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18.  More Information.




Enchant takes over the Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin from Nov. 26 through Jan. 2. The ballpark will become a winter wonderland with a new Christmas village and will feature “The Great Search” maze, as well as an ice skating trail, Christmas market, and Santa, of course! Tickets start at $19 for children and $20 for adults. For More Information.