Those that think Las Vegas is an adults-only playground will be pleasantly surprised to find out there are holiday attractions in Las Vegas that are breathtakingly beautiful, family friendly and won’t break the bank.
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village. Indulge your family in a train ride through the Magical Forest and ooh and aah at the beautifully decorated trees in the winter wonderland that feature more than a million lights.
The Magical Forest is open for the Holiday season from Nov., 22, 2013 – Jan., 6, 2014.
Ticket prices for the 2013 season are $9 for children up to 12 years of age and $11 for adults for general admission.
Adult and children passports which include admission, unlimited rides and attraction are $17.99 for children up to 12 years of age and $19.99 for adults and tickets can be purchased online in advance.
Winter in Venice at The Venetian. Enjoy a variety of both free and paid attractions during the Winter in Venice annual event at The Venetian and Palazzo that runs through Jan. 5, 2014.
The Fountains at Bellagio. Visit the “Dancing waters” at the Fountains at Bellagio with a free show featuring holiday themed music with stunning visual effects. Shows generally run every half hour.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Mark your calendar for either Sat., or Sun.,, Dec. 8-9, Sat., Dec. 15 or Sun., Dec. 23 to enjoy the Springs Preserve’s annual Holiday Spectacular celebration featuring Santa Claus, arts and crafts and much more.
Guests can also view Christmas tree and Menorah and Kwanza displays. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 though 12 and free for kids that are 4 or under.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Head on over to Henderson, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, to visit the outdoor three-acre cactus garden that turns into a chocolate winter wonderland when the lights are turned on nightly.
Visitors can take in the displays that run through Jan. 1, 2014 with free admission to all. Information on specific dates and when Santa will be present can be found on the Ethel M Chocolate factory website.
In addition to the events mentioned in this article, visitors and locals can visit Las Vegas strip casinos and downtown Las Vegas casinos to enjoy free holiday themed displays.