Las Vegas Activities in December

Las Vegas is full of holiday spirit during the month of December. You’ll see ornamented trees lit up with tiny white lights or large multicolored ones. Casino employees are dressed in red outfits, many adorned with white fur. Sin City seems to turn into Santa land for the major holiday season. Everyone even seems to be a bit more jolly in their demeanor. Christmas themed shows, sporting events and enjoying the natural desert are all part of the activities that you’ll enjoy during December in Las Vegas.l v

Winchester Cultural Center

The Winchester Cultural Center offers an abundance of Christmas cheer in December. Stop in for a show, such as the “So, You Think You Can Dance” winter recital, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” or the City of Lights Barbershop Chorus doing skits, singing and dancing.

Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 445-7340

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Walk through the Winter Lights Festival at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. It’s a 180-acre cultural and historical attraction of indoor and outdoor desert living. Enjoy the preserve, while 500,000 LED lights illuminate your way. There is also plenty of holiday entertainment, carriage rides and seasonal foods and gifts.

Las Vegas Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89193
(702) 822-7700

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Fights

The fights are big in Las Vegas. If you’re a fan, you’ll be glad to know there are usually big fights scheduled for December, featuring world-class athletes. The MGM Grand usually offers one and the others are generally scheduled by UFC. You can purchase any of the tickets, in advance, for these events at Stub Hub (see the Resources section for a link).

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Hotels

All of the hotels in Las Vegas are decked out in their finest Christmas cheer. If you want to be enveloped in the best of the holiday spirit, The Bellagio is red and silver all over with huge Christmas trees and beautiful ornaments. Paris Las Vegas lights up the sky with its multitude of holiday lights.

The Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 987-6667

Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 966-2949

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Half Marathon

The annual Las Vegas Half Marathon is usually scheduled in early December. You can join upwards of 16,000 people, all attempting to finish the half marathon. It all starts with fireworks at the 6 a.m. starting line. It’s true, you never know what you’ll see in Vegas. Expect a few Elvis impersonators and newly weds running along side of you.