Las Vegas holiday events and light shows for 2014

There are numerous events and displays around the Las Vegas valley for the holiday season. 


Opportunity Village's Magical Forest
The Magical Forest it turned into a winter wonderland as it celebrates more than 20 years with hundreds of dazzling trees, concessions and winter-themed carnival games. It is open from Nov. 21 - Jan. 4. Click here for details.

Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel's Chocolate Wonderland
Experience the annual light display that features more than half-a-million lights. There are visits from Santa every Friday - Sunday until Christmas. The display is open from Nov. 13 to Jan. 1. Admission is free. Click here for details.

Glittering Lights
The display is a drive-thru experience where visitors can see millions of twinkling lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The admission cost is $20 per vehicle. The display is open from Nov. 14 to Jan 6. Click here for details

Train rides with Santa
Springs Preserve if offering train rides with Santa. He will read holiday stories and hand out candy canes as the "Polar Express" goes on a special 20-minute journey. "Polar Express" night will take place on Dec. 20 and is open to children from 5 - 12 years old. The train runs on Dec. 22, 23 and 24th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for members and $5 for non-members with Springs Preserve general admission.

Galleria Mall light show and Santa
Santa arrived at the Galleria Mall on Nov. 7 and will be visiting and posing with children for holiday pictures. Visitors will also be treated to a nightly light show every night on the hour starting at 5 p.m. The light show runs through Christmas Eve. Click here for more information.

Fashion Show - Adventure to Santa
The Adventure To Santa by DreamWorks DreamPlace at Fashion Show Mall is one of only five like it in the U.S. Visitors to the 2,000 square-foot interactive cottage can build a virtual sleigh, ride in a magic motion sleigh and visit with Santa. The experience is free and guests can purchase picture packages, a video of your visit with Santa and other holiday retail items. The experience is open daily from Nov. 14 - Dec. 24.

Holiday happenings at Town Square
Santa has been making his list and checking it twice and wants to know who has been naughty and nice. Take the kids to Santa's Norman Rockwell-inspired house in Town Square Park. Santa will be available for daily photos starting at 7 p.m. from Nov. 15 through Dec. 24. Santa breaks for milk and cookies Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. There are also nightly snowfalls with a special 10 minute show choreographed with holiday music at 7 p.m. Various community groups will also be giving holiday performances nightly at 6 p.m. from Nov. 21 to Dec. 19. Click here for details.

WinterFest in Henderson

The city of Henderson is hosting the annual WinterFest celebration on Dec. 11, 12, 13 and 14th at the Henderson Events Plaza and Henderson Convention Center. This year's theme is It's a Fairy Tale Christmas. There is also an Evening Light Parade at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13. Click here for more details.

Botanical garden at Bellagio
You can also check out the holiday exhibit  featuring a themed Botanical Garden at Bellagio. The event is free.

Fiesta Rancho - Celebration on Ice: The Joy of Christmas
The community is invited to watch the annual holiday "The Joy of Christmas" which features local ice skaters of all ages. The show takes place on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Admission if $10. The event is at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Dr., North Las Vegas.


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