Dashing Down the Strip: Walking Tour of the Best Las Vegas Christmas Light Displays, Events, & Attractions (map included)

Las Vegas is known for doing everything to the max, and Christmas is no exception. Every year, casinos and attractions throughout Sin City aim to outdo each other with elaborate holiday displays and celebrations, resulting in a festive explosion of twinkling lights, sky-high Christmas trees, and holiday activities.

It may not be at the top of your list of potential winter vacation spots, but there’s no place like Las Vegas for the holidays. Visiting Las Vegas at Christmas is a great option for every traveler, from families with children to those looking to put the “sin” in Sin City. Family-friendly displays take over resort lobbies and other Las Vegas attractions, and since everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, party-goers don’t have to worry about ending up on Santa’s naughty list or finding coal in their stockings on Christmas morning.

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Las Vegas Lingo: 35 Terms You’ll Hear Around Your Hotel

You’ve done your research, booked your flights, and packed your bags—you’re off to Vegas baby! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Vegas veteran, it pays to familiarize yourself with some of Sin City’s unique terminology before you visit, especially if you’re a fish and you plan to spend any time on the casino floor. Here are 35 terms you need to know—but probably don’t—before you hit the town:

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How To Choose A Las Vegas Hotel

Did you know that 14 of the world’s top 25 hotels are located on the Las Vegas Strip? With a cumulative total of more than 62,000 rooms up for grabs on this four-mile stretch, choosing the right homebase for your Las Vegas adventure can feel as risky as going all-in with a pair of twos.

Each casino-resort on the Strip offers its own unique ambience and set of amenities. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your choices, start by asking yourself one question: What are your priorities? Do you just need a place to crash between adventures or nights on the town, or are you looking to kick back in the lap of luxury? Keep reading to get our tips for booking right hotel for your Vegas vacation.

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12 Days of a Vegas Christmas: Your Guide to Christmas and NYE in Las Vegas

While you may not see literal maids a-milking or lords a-leaping, if you’re planning a Christmas getaway to Las Vegas, chances are you’ll spot some ladies dancing and more than your fair share of golden rings.

Las Vegas is known for its elaborate displays and over-the-top spectacles, and the holiday season is no exception. Every year, casinos and attractions on the Strip and across the city attempt to outdo their competition by creating their own unique, extravagant holiday displays and experiences. From opulent decorations and multitudinous lights to towering Christmas trees and appearances from the Big Man in Red, there’s no shortage of festive fun to be had, whether you have two days or 12. And that’s just for Christmas—New Year’s Eve offers its own selection of sensational celebrations.

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12 Items to Pack for your Las Vegas Vacation

Whether you’ve been planning your Vegas vacation for months or have booked a last-minute getaway, deciding what to bring to Sin City – the Entertainment Capital of the World – can be difficult.

No matter how well you’ve organized your packing list (if you have one at all, that is), something usually gets left behind. Forgetting something on your Vegas vacation certainly isn’t the end of the world, but finding a replacement is far from ideal – in addition to eating into your gambling, food, or party budget, it also takes valuable time away from your explorations.

To help you make the most of your time in Sin City, we’ve put together a list of must-pack items for your Vegas adventure, complete with a downloadable printable list at the end of the post.

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