Beat of Joy

p2When you think of a festive Christmas destination, does Las Vegas immediately come to mind? If it doesn’t, take a look at our list of things to do during your time in Vegas this Christmas. And then, see if a jaunt around the city doesn’t sound like the perfect way to spend time with friends or family during the holidays.

Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a major draw in December in Las Vegas, and it acts as the perfect backdrop for the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show. This show is a 440,000 square-foot exhibit of western-themed gifts. You’ll find the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center every year around Christmas time. This year, it will take place December 1-10.

Cactus Garden Lighting

Las Vegas is in the desert. Cacti live in the desert. Therefore, it makes sense to decorate cactus groves with Christmas lights, right? The folks over at the legendary Ethel M Chocolate factory sure think so, and they deliver a fun and whimsical take on the traditional Christmas decoration philosophy. Check out the lights, then stick around and try some of their handmade chocolates.

Ride the High Roller

The iconic High Roller Ferris wheel, the largest in the world, gets the full holiday treatment during the Christmas season as it is embellished with almost 2,000 vivid LED lights. See all of Las Vegas from 55 stories high, and take in the vistas from comfortable pods instead of open air seats. Located right on the Strip, you can’t beat the views.

Go to the Islands

Ok, you’re not really going to go to the islands, but have you considered that you can experience a tropical oasis just minutes from the Strip? That’s right, what better way to amp up the excitement of the holiday season than by scheduling a visit to Tahiti Village Resort & Spa to indulge in a Christmas experience involving palm trees, shimmering pools, sumptuous food and a relaxed ambiance? Celebrate the season with some island style.

Live Music Venues

There are several amazing places to enjoy live music in Las Vegas, but for the ultimate experience this Christmas, head down to Fremont Street and see why this area is quickly becoming the hub for entertainment in Vegas. Headline-worthy acts are on the roster throughout the Christmas week and New Year’s Eve brings even more opportunity to rock out to your favorite group. From big name acts to tribute bands, you’ll find an eclectic mix when you discover Fremont Street during the holidays.

Las Vegas is the place to be this Christmas, especially if you’re looking for new and exciting things to do to cap off 2016. From music to museums, dining to dancing, you’ll find it all this holiday season in Las Vegas.