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As the festive season unfolds, Las Vegas transforms into a mesmerizing winter wonderland, offering a plethora of enchanting experiences for locals and visitors alike. While many across the valley decorate for a holiday, we selected some of the best places in Las Vegas to see holiday lights.

Five spectacular events stand out this year, each promising a unique blend of magic, lights, and holiday cheer.

Rockin’ Christmas at M Resort: A Dazzling Holiday Extravaganza

M Resort welcomes you to a magical holiday experience with “World of Illumination Presents – Rockin’ Christmas.” From November 17 to December 31, witness the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, turning the resort into a mile-long symphony of sight and sound.

This family-friendly adventure, featuring millions of LED lights and life-sized displays like musical notes and retro Santas, runs from 6 PM to 10 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, with special openings on December 18 and Christmas Day.

After enjoying the mesmerizing lights, explore M Resort’s entertainment lineup, including stand-up comic Rob Schneider and other exciting events.

Unwind at Jayde @ 16 for Asian fusion with a view, or enjoy custom cocktails at M Bar, with live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Located at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd South, Henderson, NV 89044, M Resort promises a holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Immerse yourself in the magic of Rockin’ Christmas and make this holiday season memorable.

Reserve your spot online for this captivating event, priced per vehicle.

Ethel M Chocolates’ 30th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lights

Celebrate the holiday season at Ethel M Chocolates with their 30th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lights, a cherished Las Vegas tradition. Open nightly from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, this family-friendly garden spectacle runs from November 3rd to December 31st, 2023.

Located at 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014, the Holiday Cactus Garden dazzles visitors with over one million Christmas lights and festive decor. Enjoy Santa photo ops, indulge in famous hot chocolate, and grab a quick bite from the food truck. Holiday hours include Christmas Eve from 10 AM to 8 PM and New Year’s Eve from 10 AM to 8 PM.

This year, a $2 entrance fee per person goes to charity, benefiting Help of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank. The entrance fee, payable in cash or credit card, replaces the traditional collection of toys and non-perishable food items.

While there, explore Ethel M Chocolates’ retail store for delightful holiday gifts. Treat yourself to a chocolate tasting experience, choosing from the Classic Chocolate Tasting or Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Tasting, available with a wine pairing for those over 21. Reservations are limited, so book your seat now.

No reservations are required, making it the perfect spontaneous outing. Parking is available at Ethel M Chocolates’ lots, Roseman University Campus, or across the street at the Smith’s parking lot.

Insider Tips

Pets, except for ADA-compliant service animals, are not allowed in the Cactus Garden for their safety.

Remember–no reservations are needed for the Holiday Cactus Garden this year, though there may be a short wait to ensure a pleasant experience with limited visitors.

Magical Forest with Opportunity Village

Get ready for a magical journey at the 31st Annual Magical Forest, hosted by Opportunity Village. From November 24 to December 31, the winter wonderland welcomes visitors to experience its dazzling lights, exciting rides, and festive cheer.

Open Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, and until 9:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, the event is a cherished Las Vegas tradition closed only on Christmas Day.

Your visit not only promises joy and wonder but also supports a noble cause. Every dollar spent at the Magical Forest helps fund programs and services for over 3,000 people with disabilities.

So, while enjoying hot cocoa from Frostbites, you’re positively impacting someone’s life.

Insider Tips

The Magical Forest is an all-ages theme park, and this outdoor event requires appropriate clothing for the weather.

Follow the Magical Forest on social media using #MagicalForestOV to share your experiences and possibly get featured.

Attractions & Refreshments at the Magical Forest
  • Santa Visits: Share your wishlist with Santa, and all proceeds from photos benefit Opportunity Village.
  • Avalanche Slide: Brave a thrilling descent down a 50-foot snow-covered mountain.
  • Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel: A cherished ride for all ages, now brighter than ever with LED lighting.
  • Food Trucks: A delicious variety of food awaits, with a larger seating area this season.
  • Forest Express Passenger Train: Take a ride on this iconic attraction and enjoy the enchanting lights.
  • Gift Shops: Explore the Candy Cabin for decor, logo merchandise, and more. The Neon kiosk offers light-up toys.
  • Midway Games: Channel your competitive spirit with carnival games like Ring Toss, Duck Pond, and more.
  • Photo Ops: Capture Instagram-worthy moments at various designated spots.
  • Rod’s Mini Golf: Challenge yourself on this family-friendly 8-hole course.

Book your tickets for this magical experience through their website.

Enchant at Las Vegas Ballpark

From November 24 to December 31, 2023, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Enchant Christmas at Las Vegas Ballpark. Tickets start at $34 for adults and $25 for kids, offering a range of opportunities for a magical experience.

Explore the Wonders of Enchant

All-New Light Maze
Discover Santa’s Magic Timepiece, a full sensory adventure. Embark on a quest to find the eight missing star fragments to save Christmas. Enchant weaves magic into every corner, creating an immersive experience for joyful seasonal celebrations.

The Village
Wander through a charming village with tiny storefronts featuring artisan vendors, specialty crafters, and boutiques—perfect for holiday gift gathering. Satisfy festive cravings with tasty seasonal treats and delightful beverages.

Ice Skating Trail
Glide through a dazzling forest of Christmas lights on real ice. Enchant provides the skates–you create the memories. Enjoy the beauty of the season while skating with friends and family.

Santa’s Landing
Visit Santa in the Enchant Village to find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list. Don’t miss the chance to let Santa know your wishes and capture your annual snapshot with professional photography available.

Kid Zone
Kids to the Kid Zone amid Enchant’s festive wonder. Included with any admission ticket, children aged 0-7 can explore various fun activities away from the hustle and bustle.

Special Theme Nights:

Paws n’ Claus: Bring your furry friend to Paws n’ Claus, and Enchant will donate a meal to a shelter dog.

College Night: Show your college spirit at Enchant and win prizes by wearing your school swag, colors, jerseys, and more.

Military Night: Join Enchant in honoring and saluting active military and veterans.

Glittering Lights Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Glittering Lights Las Vegas, Nevada’s premier Christmas light show at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. From November 9th to January 7th, visitors can drive through a 2.5-mile course adorned with millions of twinkling lights, creating a dazzling and festive spectacle.

Instead of driving through, visitors can opt for an outdoor open-air tram ride through the enchanting lights. The Santa Tram offers a delightful experience, allowing guests to meet Santa, play games, enjoy hot cocoa, kettle corn, and more.

Glittering Lights offers various ticket options, including fast passes and couples’ VIP passes, providing flexibility for visitors to choose the experience that suits them best. Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with Glittering Lights Las Vegas, creating lasting memories in a twinkling winter wonderland.

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