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Looking for fun, low or no-cost holiday-themed activities in Las Vegas that add to the magic of the season? Here are a few of the most popular options that have become annual traditions for Las Vegas families!

The Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a great experience. This drive-thru light show is an annual attraction and features over two million twinkling lights spanning a 2.5 mile course.

The Bellagio Fountains dance to holiday music including “Hallelujah Chorus,” “O Holy Night” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” The entire family will be enchanted by this beautiful and free attraction that is always a crowd-pleaser.

Downtown at The Smith Center, don’t miss the limited engagement performances of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s (NBT) The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Canfield, The Nutcracker fills the stage with magical cheer and features a cast of nearly 100 dancers including NBT’s talented Company Artists and students from the affiliated Academy.

Celebrate the holiday season by attending Downtown Summerlin’s all NEW family-friendly holiday parade, which runs at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 16 – Dec. 22. All shows are free and open to the general public.

Did you know that Summerlin® boasts over half a million light bulbs on display during the holiday season; enough deer to guide three Santa sleights and close to a million snowflakes to land on. It’s a holiday attraction in itself.

“Summerlin is built around families,” stated Danielle Bisterfeldt, vice president of marketing, Summerlin. “We strive to ensure our seasonal events are relevant to our residents and to Las Vegas as a whole. In addition to executing a refreshed holiday parade, we have Rock Rink ice skating, a holiday train that runs throughout the property, beautiful décor, including a 40-foot tree and a Santa Chalet located in Macy’s Promenade for visits with the man of the season.”

Downtown Summerlin is one of the only shopping destinations in the city that celebrates Hanukkah. On December 9, the property partners with Jewish Nevada and the JCC to host a one-night Hanukkah celebration. Family-friendly festivities include the lighting of the Menorah, family skate night, entertainment, kid’s activities and hot cocoa with lite bites.

The property is pet friendly and offers Santa photos with pets on Tuesdays through Dec. 18 at the Santa Chalet located in Macy’s Promenade from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

“Las Vegas offers such a great assortment of holiday events,” stated Alba Hall, Summerlin resident and Mom of two. “Every year I look forward to taking the kids’ out to experience some of these hallmark seasonal events that have become family traditions in our household.”

About Summerlin
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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