Christmas in Las Vegas 2012

Tips on spending the holidays in Las Vegas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Las Vegas...

And a lot of this is down to the hotels which look even more spectacular at this time of year - if you can believe that’s possible - with fantastic decorations everywhere from giant wreaths to silver Christmas trees.

Christmas in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel

Weather at Christmas in Las Vegas

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen.
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even...

Well, probably not in Las Vegas in December when you can generally expect lows of 39°F and highs of 57°F. It does sometimes snow in Las Vegas but it doesn’t usually settle. Night times can be quite chilly so your best bet is to pack lots of layers when spending Christmas in Las Vegas or plan to hit the shops once you arrive.

Some great Las Vegas Things to do
on Christmas Day in Las Vegas 2012

Christmas in Las Vegas at the Venetian

What’s open and what’s not during Christmas in Las Vegas? You might first assume that a lot will be closed on Christmas Day but that’s just not the case. This is a great city to be in for Christmas as there is so much to do on 25th:

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Helicopter Ride to the Grand Canyon

Things to do during Christmas in Las Vegas

Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon are one of the most memorable things you can do at any time of year. We will never ever forget landing right in the heart of the Canyon.

If you’re going to be spending Christmas in Las Vegas and are looking to make Christmas Day one to remember forever forego the turkey and book a helicopter tour. We’ve had fantastic experiences with Maverick Helicopters who’ve been awarded two of the Travel Channel’s 10 Best Helicopter Thrills.

You could even take a trip to the Grand Canyon on Christmas Day. Both the South and West Rims are breathtaking at this time of year. If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Grand Canyon after Christmas in January for the best experience possible either plump for the West Rim tours or take one of the early morning tours as the South Rim can sometimes get a little foggy.

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Winter in Venice

Palazzo at Christmas in Las Vegas

If you were hoping for more of a Good King Wenceslas wintery Christmas experience head to the Venetian and the Palazzo which have been transformed into a magical winter wonderland for the Christmas period. As well as sampling festive treats from eggnog cupcakes to hot chocolates you can don a pair of skates and take to the ice.

For an extra special perspective on Winter in Venice take a trip on the outdoor Gondola Ride. You’ll be taken right through the heart of festivities along the canals and be able to take in the fabulous lights, skaters on the ice rink and all the holiday characters milling around.

Vegas is always teaming with celebrities and if you keep your eyes peeled during Christmas in Las Vegas there’s a good chance you’ll spot one but if you fancy taking it to the next level and say audition for Simon Cowell or marry George Clooney then get over to Madame Tussauds at the Venetian where you can do all these things.

Fountains of Bellagio

The Fountains of Bellagio shows are iconic and a great thing to watch at any time of year. But at Christmastime some of the shows have a festive theme. Get in to the Christmas spirit with Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby and more.

Shopping in Vegas

Christmas in Las Vegas at New York New York
  • Premium Outlets North and South open 9am-7pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day
  • Fashion Outlets closed on Christmas Day.

    All these outlets open once again on 26th December with a bang. Premium Outlets will launch right in to their after holiday sales so take an empty suitcase with you so you can take home lots of bargains.

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Las Vegas Shows

Although some major headliners will be taking a break over the Christmas period there are still plenty of shows that will be taking place as usual on Christmas day and throughout December. You can watch any of these shows on 25th December:

Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo
The Australian BeeGees Show
David Copperfield
Divas Las Vegas
Gordie Brown
Hitzville Motown Revue
Jersey Boys

Legends in Concert
Manheim Steamroller Christmas - Vegas

MARC SAVARD Comedy Hypnosis
Penn & Teller
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Rock of Ages
Stripper 101
Terry Fator
The Mentalist
The Rat Pack is Back
V-The Ultimate Variety Show
X Burlesque
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

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