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CHRISTMAS IN VEGAS BY SKYE HUNTINGTON Las Vegas is a thrilling, unique place to spend time during the Christmas holiday season. There are so many beautiful sights and sounds to excite even the grinchiest of people. The casinos, restaurants, malls and clubs always kick it up a notch over the holidays. The over-the-top displays of glistening Christmas trees covered with sparkling lights, the elaborate use of thousands of poinsettias, the music and sight of pretty girls walking around in their fancy holiday attire are all enjoyed by millions every year, and almost everything will be open for your pleasure. Here are some surefire ways to enjoy the holiday season in Vegas, along with some intriguing gift ideas. Las Vegas Springs Preserve Holiday Express Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities, including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more! This special journey will include all of the quintessential holiday trimmings along the way—from snow to hot cocoa. Trips to Santa’s village depart 12 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The Springs Preserve Holiday Express experience is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. SpringsPreserve.org 333 South Valley View Blvd (702-822-7700). Ethel M Chocolate Factory The 24th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden featuring over 1 million holiday lights.November 7 through January 1. The lights are illuminated nightly from sundown to 10 p.m. This event is open Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, but is closed on Christmas day. Ethel M is also introducing their new skating rink, which is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. EthelM.com 2 Cactus Garden Drive Henderson (800-471-0352). Fountains of Bellagio The fountains are fabulous anytime during the year, but during the Christmas Season, it’s certain to get you “in the spirit” with the fountains choreographed to the music of the season like: Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby and more. During the week, show times are every 30 minutes from 3–8 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m.–12 a.m. On weekends and holidays, shows begin at 12 p.m. Bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx Topgolf Las Vegas Chairman’s Suite Package For about $8,000, you and 30 of your nearest and dearest can party and play like rockstars in the Chairman’s Suite for three hours with a dedicated bay host, a premium open bar, a customized menu of bites and shareable items from the culinary team and unlimited Topgolf play on the two chromed-out bays. The private Chairman’s Suite also boasts its own bathroom and air conditioning for those lovely Vegas nights. Celebs who have played in the Chairman’s Suite include Justin Timberlake, Drake and Gwen Stefani. Ever wanted to dance like the stars? Dance With Me, located in Tivoli Village, is one of the nation’s leading chains of dance studios. Founded by champion and celebrity dancers including “Dancing with the Stars” professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani, Dance With Me offers the ultimate dance experience blending fun, ease, and comfort with quality instruction in the most beautiful space. The first-rate services include private dance lessons for a wide variety of styles, group dance classes, social practice parties, and memorable events guaranteed to intrigue beginners and inspire over-achievers. Essence Vegas Now that it’s recreational in both Las Vegas and Henderson, give some green this holiday. Voted one of the Top 25 Cannabis Dispensaries in the United States, Essence Vegas offers a variety of products, including more than 50 strains of cannabis, vape pens, concentrates, topicals and a wide variety of edibles, including brownies, cookies and honey. Order online at www.EssenceVegas.com or visit one of three locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson. Pawn Plaza Next door to the world-famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is this colorful dining and retail destination with a variety of great gift ideas including certificates to Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern, Jared’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, Exotic Motor Rentals or European Spa, or pick up some nostalgic treats at Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard or cool merchandise from So-Cal Speed Shop.

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