Spend the Holidays in Las Vegas
Thanksgiving 2012

The Thanksgiving holidays in Las Vegas tend to be on the quiet side compared with cities such as New York which go all out. However, that’s not such a bad thing – a major benefit of is that it can be so much quicker to get around the Strip in a vehicle. Plus there’s still plenty to see and do and restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinners if you’re planning to give the home cooking a miss!

Spending the Holidays in Las Vegas - Thanksgiving 2012

When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving takes place each year on the fourth Thursday of November, so this year that makes it 22nd November. It’s a four day weekend. All of which you might not know if you’re not from America.

What to expect from the weather at Thanksgiving

Another plus if you’re planning on doing a lot of walking is that it’s not scorching at this time of year. The weather for the Thanksgiving holidays in Las Vegas is typically between 47°F and 67°F which is comfortable but make sure you pack some warm clothes in case it’s towards the chillier side... or don’t and use it as an excuse to take advantage of the fabulous sales...

Shopping in Vegas at Thanksgiving

Shopping during the holidays in Las Vegas

There are some amazing sales in Vegas at Thanksgiving so take an empty suitcase with you to carry all your bargains home.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets South and North are having a spectacular Thanksgiving weekend sale. It’s their biggest sale of the year with a number of the stores opening from midnight immediately after thanksgiving. The promotions are huge with some stores offering up to 50% off.

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Where to stay for Thanksgiving

There are some first class hotels in Las Vegas and many great deals to be had on all the hotels whether you can afford the best or are travelling on a budget. Take a look at our hotel promo code page and individual hotel pages.

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

If you want to experience a magical winter in Las Vegas you’ll want to check out Winter in Venice at the Venetian and the Palazzo.

From 18th November until 6th January the whole resort will transform into a winter wonderland with an ice rink for skating with festive food from eggnog cupcakes to warm apple cider. This is definitely the place to be for Thanksgiving.

How to get the very best deals on hotel rooms

Where to stay Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

MGM Resorts have some excellent deals on their hotel rooms which we are able to offer exclusively to our newsletter subscribers. To access the offers subscribe free to our newsletter then visit our password protected page and enter the password you received when you subscribed. Don’t forget to visit the individual hotel pages for additional current offers.

Where to eat this Thanksgiving

When spending the holidays in Las Vegas you’re not condemned to the traditional turkey dinner... unless you want to be. There are plenty of options. But make sure you make a reservation so that you’re not disappointed.

Eating in Las Vegas can be as extravagant or straight forward as you want.

Learn more about the best restaurants in the City, the most affordable restaurants, cheap eateries and of course buffets.

Las Vegas Shows at Thanksgiving

The Las Vegas Shows during the holidays in Las Vegas, such as Thanksgiving, tend to take place as normal so you’ll have the normal extensive choice just bear in mind that sometimes the stars of the shows won’t be performing. Check before you book.

These shows are on over the Thanksgiving weekend:

O Cirque du Soleil
The Australian Bee Gees Show
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo
Cabo Wabo's LA Comedy Club
Carrot Top
David Copperfield
Divas Las Vegas
Donny and Marie Osmond (Friday and Saturday)
Evil Dead the Musical (Friday and Saturday)
Frankie Moreno (Friday and Saturday)
Gordie Brown
Hitzville Motown Revue
Human Nature (Friday and Saturday)
Hypnosis Unleashed
ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven
Jersey Boys
Jubilee (Thursday and Saturday)
KA Cirque du Soleil
LE REVE - The Dream
Legends in Concert (Thursday and Friday)
LOVE Cirque du Soleil
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - Vegas by Chip Davis
MARC SAVARD Comedy Hypnosis (Thursday and Saturday)
Mystere Cirque du Soleil (Saturday)
Penn & Teller
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Terry Fator
The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil
The Mentalist
Thunder from Down Under
Tony N Tina's Wedding (Friday and Saturday)
Tournament of Kings
V The Ultimate Variety Show
Vegas! The Show
X Burlesque
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil (Friday and Saturday)
Zumanity Cirque du Soleil (Friday and Saturday)

There are usually some great deals available for Vegas shows. We tend to compare prices and availability at BestofVegas, Ticket Liquidatorand Vegas Tickets.

Las Vegas Attractions this Thanksgiving Holidays in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Power Pass attractions pass Vegas has so many great attractions that you’ll be spoiled for choice some are free and some aren’t. You’ll likely want to visit a mix of both. To help keep costs down we usually get a Las Vegas Power Pass. With it you’ll have access to over 20 attractions, tours, rides etc. The Power Pass is worth more than $500 in admissions and discounts and the most economical way we’ve found of getting round the sights.

Fly to the Grand Canyon

Things to do for Thanksgiving

If you’re keen to pack in all you can this Thanksgiving weekend but would like to see the Grand Canyon then this new tour with Maverick Helicopters might be for you.

The new airplane Souring Eagle Tour offers aerial views of Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Boulder City, and the Colorado River.

Maverick Helicopters are about to receive approximately 50 of American Eurocopter’s new helicopters – the EC-130 T2 which means that their tours are about to become even better.

Top benefits of the helicopters are that they’re more powerful, have better air conditioning and vibration control systems equalling a more comfortable ride.

We love visiting the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters. Read our reviewto learn more about what to expect from your trip during the holidays in Las Vegas.

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