Las Vegas truly earns its Entertainment Capital of the World moniker during the holidays. Here are the must-see seasonal shows On (and around) the Strip, and explore all of the ways to celebrate Christmas in Las Vegas by diving into our map of the Las Vegas Strip.
A Very Terry Christmas at New York-New York Hotel
Ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Terry Fator is getting into the holiday spirit with his Christmas special. Get ready to laugh along to popular holiday music sung by Fator’s favorites, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas.” Hitting the stage alongside Fator are Elvis impersonator Maynard Thompkins, Julius and Duggie, along with Winston the Impersonating Turtle.
Catch the show from now until December 27 at the Liberty Loft at New York-New York.
Tournament of Kings at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
When the kids need something more stimulating, head over to Tournament of Kings show for a medieval meal that’s fun for the whole family. The “‘Twas The Knight” holiday dinner show brings diners into a winter wonderland for a hearty meal and top-tier live entertainment, jousting, and horses included.
Immersive Nutcracker at The Shops at Crystals
Located near ARIA Resort & Casino, The Shops at Crystals is bringing a different kind of holiday magic to its shoppers. The Immersive Nutcracker is a true Christmas wonder, where classic hits life “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The March of the Toys” are brought to life with stunning visuals.
Need some more Las Vegas holiday shopping magic? Head over to Fashion Show Las Vegas for lights, libations and some Santa Claus sightings.
Live Entertainment at Resorts World Las Vegas
There’s so much to enjoy at Enchant, including shopping for goods at the locally curated Christmas market and walking though the dazzling holiday colored lights of the Christmas light maze. When a break is in order, head to the main stage or one of the side stages to enjoy live holiday music, dancing, and variety acts.
Don’t forget to stop at the ice rink to glide along the ice skating trail for full immersion into the winter wonderland.
Want the best information on ice skating, the best holiday lights, and more? Get in the spirit with more Christmas events in Las Vegas.
Outdoor Shows at Bellagio Las Vegas
The famous Bellagio fountains run every half hour and feature holiday tunes and jets of water that emulate falling snow. After, head inside for Christmas decor at the Bellagio Conservatory and its gingerbread features on all four cardinal direction banks.
Christmas Selections at Alexis Park Hotel
Ready to hear “Santa Baby” like never before? Merry Motown: Holiday Special Show in Las Vegas and as well as BurlesQ shows and Frankly Frank: An Intimate Tribute to Sinatra the Man and the Music.
Next Year: Barry Manilow at Westgate
The time for Barry has come and gone, but his Christmas show could be on the horizon for 2023. “A Very Barry Christmas” could hit the Las Vegas Strip again in 2023; Manilow’s residency could extend through the end of next year, demanding a repeat of the holiday fun.
More Las Vegas Christmas Shows
Catch all the shows on the Strip? Enjoy a few more. Reminder that many shows are playing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but not all are offered on “dark days.”
Christmas Parade in Downtown Summerlin
While not a traditional show, the holiday display of floats, dancers, and general Christmas fun is not to be missed. This holiday season brings the parade every Friday and Saturday.
Christmas in Hell: A Musical Comedy Show at Neonopolis
Catch “Christmas in Hell” at Notoriety on Fremont Street, nestled in downtown Las Vegas’ Neonopolis. This hilarious show will get you in the holiday spirit through the story of a young boy that lived through the Christmas season in a truly hellish place.
Holiday Lights Shows
Not to be forgotten, seeing the Christmas lights in Las Vegas is one of the ultimate joys of the holiday season. Catch these Las Vegas Christmas lights on your next outing around the city.
- A breathtaking holiday display at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
- Glittering Lights art the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Mega Christmas trees at the ice rink at Enchant at both Resorts World and the Las Vegas Ballpark
- The sparkling holiday light show at Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland at Sam’s Town
- The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Read more about the holiday lights of Las Vegas to plan a scenic drive around town.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Christmas Shows
Are there Christmas shows in Las Vegas?
It’s more than possible to catch a show on Christmas day in Las Vegas. See some mystical Christmas trees outdoors at Enchant at Resorts World, or head inside for laughs with Terry Fator and “Christmas in Hell” in downtown Sin City.
Can I go ice skating on the Strip at Christmas?
Definitely. Enchant has a gorgeous ice skating rink at Resorts World Las Vegas, along with millions of Christmas lights to enjoy this holiday season.
What is there to do in Las Vegas on Christmas?
Consider the following activities if you’re spending Christmas in Las Vegas this holiday season:
- Visit the holiday marketplace at Enchant on the Strip and the Las Vegas Ballpark
- See the holiday light show at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Visit Santa Claus in one of the malls on the Strip
- Try an ice rink — or many ice skating rinks — between Christmas activities
- Walk around the Magical Forest at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
- See all of the sparkling holiday light shows in Las Vegas from the top of The LINQ Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel and Happy Half Hour Open Bar
- Take the Magical Forest Express passenger train at Opportunity Village
- Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town
- The Flamingo Holiday Festival at Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas
- Snow Carnival at M Resort