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Free Things to Do in Vegas for the Holidays

Woman Enjoying Free Things to Do in Vegas for the Holidays

Planning on spending the holidays in Las Vegas? From fine dining experiences, elaborate shows, and countless casinos, Vegas is thought of as a place to come with fat pockets. Yet, you can still experience all Vegas has to offer without spending a dime. Vegas is surprisingly filled with many activities, sights, and things to do for the holidays – better yet, they’re all free! It really doesn’t get better than that. Without further ado, Let’s go!


Bellagio Conservatory Holiday Display


The Bellagio Conservatory is known for its extravagant lobby displays, and this year’s holiday display would surely get Santa’s approval. As you walk through the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, you are greeted by a jaw-dropping 42-foot fir tree covered in thousands of lights and dazzling ornaments. Not to mention Santa’s sleigh filled with gifts for guests to see. The experience is taken to a whole new level as you smell some of the most beautiful seasonal scents. Safe to say, they have captured the spirit of the season with their over-the-top display.


Fountains of Bellagio


The Bellagio has set itself apart as one of the most iconic landmarks in Las Vegas. Needless to say, its Fountains of Bellagio are also one of the best free things to do in Vegas, especially during the holidays. Songs such as “Santa Baby” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” are added to the song mix to celebrate the holiday season. From 7 p.m. to midnight, you can expect to see a different show every 15 minutes!


Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden in Las VegasSource: Ethel M Chocolates


Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden


If you want to go on a romantic stroll or a family outing with the kids, visit the Ethel M Chocolates 28th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden! The garden makes spirits bright with 3 acres of land by giving visitors sights of over 1 million holiday lights, chocolate sculptures, and Ethel M Chocolate demonstrations. You can also take a photo with Santa himself and sip on one of the world’s best hot chocolates. The garden is open until January 2nd, from 5 pm to 10 pm, which allows you to visit more than once!


The Holiday Experience at The Park


Discover a wonderland of glittering lights at The Park’s Annual Holiday Experience. Guests of all ages may enjoy delicious holiday treats from vendors, live entertainment, and a visit with Santa Claus. You may even spot strolling carolers singing the songs of the season where they lead guests to the 80-foot holiday tree on Toshiba Plaza. The Holiday Experience at The Park will be open each Friday – Sunday from 4 pm – 8 pm throughout December. This year, it’s “Cool Yule” themed, so keep an eye out for break dancing elves.


Holiday Lights at The LINQ Promenade


During the nightly “Lights at the LINQ,” witness the High Roller Observation Wheel shine bright with holiday-colored lights synchronized to some of the most beloved holiday music. The show begins every half hour from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m until December 28th. There is also a chance that you can enjoy live entertainment once you’re there. You can also visit the Flamingo Wildlife habitat steps away from The LINQ Promenade. The wildlife habitat is the perfect free, family-friendly attraction, filled with beautiful flamingos, waterfalls, and foliage. 


Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland in Las VegasSource: Fox5 Vegas


Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland


Available starting now through January 1st, enjoy the Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland by Sam’s Town. Get into the festive mood with over 26,000 lights throughout the attraction. This display features an 18-foot Christmas tree and animated teddy bears scattered throughout the park. In addition, a must-do at this location is attending their 9-minute holiday laser show featuring classic holiday songs like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman”.


Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops


As you wander the aisles at your local Bass Pro Shop to find the perfect gift for your favorite outdoorsman, experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media. Enjoy a holly, jolly, and contactless experience with Ol’ Saint Nick by making a free reservation in advance. 


Snow in the Square at Town Square


Town Square is a fantastic destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment on the S. Las Vegas Boulevard. During the holiday season, every day at 7 pm, and a second show on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8 pm, watch the square turn into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the sight of falling magical snow flurries while listening to your favorite Christmas tunes.


Decked out with holiday spirit, Las Vegas transforms into a holiday wonderland everywhere you look. Make this a memorable season by visiting these fun-filled attractions with your loved ones. Have an unforgettable holiday, by booking a room or suite at the D in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas to stay close to all the holiday festivities!