Las Vegas Winter Holiday Spirit

If you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, Las Vegas just might be the place for you. Snow is rare in the valley, but school was actually canceled, because of snow, one day this week! Although our snow is a quickly melting dream in the valley, one can still enjoy a winter wonderland while visiting Las Vegas. Here are some of my favourity family friendly ideas to fullfill the fantasy:

1) Bellagio Botanical Gardens - A new decor every season, but always grandeur. The winter holiday theme is a fabulous way to get into the spirit. Take in the water show outside afterwards.

2) Ethel M (R) Chocolate Factory Botanical Cactus Garden - Take a tour of the chocolate factory and enjoy some freshly made chocolates. Then, wander around a beautiful outdoor display of international cacti, succulents, and other desert-dwelling plants. The whole area is around 2.5 acres, and it is a delightful experience. Very cozy during the winter holiday season as the plants are decored with lights. I don't know if they allow wedding ceremonies to occur here, but it would be a romantic, unique local to consider (especially during the winter holidays!).

3) Sam's Town Mystic Falls Park - Check out the Mystic Falls Park. It is an indoor atrium complete with a huge boulders, a waterfall, trees, theatrical animals (complete with sounds), and has holiday lights, too. Definitely a fun family outing, especially if you stop to enjoy a hot chocolate or coffee.

4) Fremont Street Experience - Enjoy the overhead light show and check out the festive Christmas tree.

5) Mount Charleston - Head to the mountains! For breathtaking views and a cozy, winter vibe, this is a fabulous place to be. Plus, the Resort on Mount Charleston has a wonderful, holiday-inspired all you can eat Christmas buffet and the Mt. Charleston Lodge sits a top the mountain, has a Holiday Shoppe, and a great patio to enjoy the views.

6) Opportunity Village Magical Forest - Truly magical, especially through the eyes of a child. Filled with decorated trees, lights, music, a carousel, and even a train to guide you along your journey through the forest. The best part of this annual Magical Forest is proceeds goes directly to people with disabilities to fulfill Opportunity Village's goal of creating "programs and services to help enrich their lives." This is a great place for holiday cheer, and a great overall cause. So definitely check it out.

Now that you have a few ideas, go out, be merry, and enjoy the holiday spirit in Las Vegas!


Retired Syd said…
We usually don't venture beyond the Strip, usually we're just visiting for a couple of days and love all the fun the Strip has to offer.

This time (last week!) we were "stranded" for an extra day due to the snow canceling all the flights out. It would have been great to explore beyond the Strip, the 3rd night was pushing it. But this time, there was no way we wanted to battle the elements to explore beyond the weather protected Hotel Zone.

Maybe next trip, when the sun is out!

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