8 reasons why the holiday season is the best time of year to visit Las Vegas. People often ask me what the best time of year to travel to Las Vegas is… and it’s simple.. It’s during the November, December, January Holiday Season. First, the weather is the best. It’s much cooler than in the Summer, but still has an average high temp of 65F / 18 C with an average low at night of 34F… so bring a jacket!
— Cheapest hotel prices of the year
Best times to visit — Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, Before New Years
Rooms that go for $400 regularly can be $100 during the holidays
— The hotels are all decorated
larger-than-life snow globe, a 42-foot-tall live tree, playful polar bears made of thousands of carnations, penguins and a ten-foot long train made from 1,200 red and white roses
holiday favorites like “Santa Baby” and “Carol of the Bells.”
The Linq Shopping Promenade has “snow”
— Attractions are all open
Las Vegas basically doesn’t close… everything is open… all the time! The same can’t be said for many other travel destinations during the holidays…
On caveat — while most of the swimming pools are open, the one category of attractions that typically are closed in the winter are the pool clubs
— Holiday Buffets
What better way to have a festive meal with the family than to gorge yourself at a buffet? Best of all… there’s no clean-up!
— Ice Skate on the Strip
Not kidding! The Cosmopolitan hotel has an annual tradition of putting an ice skating rink on it’s rooftop!
The Park MGM also puts up another Ice Skating Rink between the Park MGM and the NYNY hotel.
— Pre Christmas Shopping
With a shopping mall in practically every hotel on the strip, you’ll find plenty of places to bring back gifts for your loved ones. Looking for a Rolex watch? You are in the right place! there are six certified Rolex dealers on the Strip alone!
— New Years Eve
Ok… this won’t be cheap… because you and 300,000 other people will be visiting Vegas for New Years Eve.
The Strip closes to traffic and people fill the streets for America’s Party. On Fremont Street, there’s an admission fee ($35-$45) for the Downtown Countdown, but the crowd is smaller and three stages keep the bands playing all night. At midnight, the Strip rings in the New Year with its famous roof-top fireworks lighting up the sky for miles, and on Fremont Street, Viva Vision erupts with its own spectacular light show.
If you’re going to the strip, it closes to traffic at 6pm.. So make sure you are in walking distance by that time. The seven properties that usually participate in the annual event, from north to south, are the Stratosphere, The Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, ARIA and MGM Grand.