A Spectacle of Lights at the Bellagio
The iconic fountains at the swanky Bellagio hotel are a sight to see any time of year. But they are doubly so during the holiday season, when they come to life with a festive water, light, and music show perfectly choreographed to beloved Christmas carols. The music alternates between classics like “O Holy Night” and contemporary tunes like Pentatonix’s version of “Mary, Did You Know?” making for a show with appeal across generations.
The spectacular outdoor show takes place in front of the Bellagio on the Strip at least four times per evening throughout December, with more frequent showtimes around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Arrive at least 30 minutes early to secure a good viewing spot along the fence. The dancing fountains are beautiful any time of year, but seeing them during the holidays with the Strip’s neon lights glittering behind is an only-in-Vegas experience. Treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate from a nearby vendor to enjoy during the show.
After the show, your charter bus can take your group to see the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens inside the Bellagio, transformed into a holiday wonderland for the season with massive floral displays and sparkling lights strung on the ceiling. Don’t worry about coordinating transportation across the sprawling hotel and casino—just sit back and relax while your charter bus driver navigates the maze-like parking garage beneath the Strip.
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Marvel at the Enchanting Holiday Lights Show at the Cactus Garden
Just south of Mandalay Bay at the very end of the Strip you’ll find one of the city’s secret holiday gems, the Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden. The usually-deserted garden comes alive for the season with the Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden Lights show. Over a million colorful lights and decorations transform the garden into a spectacular winter wonderland. Whimsical displays like the Poinsettia Floral Clock and the 12 Days of Christmas are sure to delight.
Go for a stroll through the luminous garden to enjoy up-close views of the inventive light displays. Hot chocolate and Ethel M chocolates are available to purchase on-site to fuel your evening of light gazing. Although it’s located on the Strip, the Ethel M Cactus Garden offers a welcome sense of peace and joy during the bustling holiday season. At just $9 for adults and free for kids, it’s also an affordable and family-friendly holiday activity.
After experiencing the glittering garden, your charter bus can shuttle your group to the Ethel M chocolate factory, also located in Henderson, to sample gourmet chocolates, sip peppermint cordials in the tasting room, and even watch chocolatiers at work in the viewing room. It’s a sweet holiday delight—especially with a designated driver provided by Charter Bus Company Las Vegas!
Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89014
Shop in Style at Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Work off some of those holiday meals or find stylish gifts for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list with a day of retail therapy at Las Vegas Premium Outlets. With stores ranging from Coach to kate spade new york, this huge outlet mall located just south of the Strip aims to please even the pickiest of shoppers.
Once divided up amongst multiple rideshares or personal cars, shopping as a group here would be a headache. Opt for the ease of a charter bus so your whole crew can stay together as you hop between stores. Keep your purchases safe onboard while you shop, then take a break from shopping to eat in the mall’s extensive food court. With your purchases and packages secured under the bus and a designated driver ready to go at a moment’s notice, you can focus on finding the perfect gifts, scoring deals, and maximizing your retail therapy without the hassle.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets
755 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Laugh Out Loud at Jokesters Comedy Club’s Holiday Show
Vegas has spectacular stage shows year-round ranging from resident Cirque du Soleil productions to concerts by world-famous recording artists. But for a hilarious night out that will get everyone in the holiday spirit, check out a holiday-themed comedy show at Jokesters Comedy Club inside Alexis Park Resort.
Don’t let the small 200-person venue fool you—Jokesters draws some of the funniest comics around. Past holiday shows have included laugh-out-loud sets from Wayne Brady, Gilbert Gottfried, and Louie Anderson. Expect plenty of jokes about dysfunctional families, shopping, naughty vs. nice children, and the inevitable holiday weight gain. With two shows per night plus a late show on weekends, it’s easy to fit a comedy club visit into your Vegas holiday itinerary.
Alexis Park Resort is located a bit off the beaten path compared to Strip resorts, but Charter Bus Company Las Vegas can smoothly transport your group. Multiple buses can pick up from hotels across the city and get your crew to the show together, then shuttle everyone to the next holiday adventure afterwards. You’ll get to enjoy a belly-laughing, knee-slapping good time without a care about parking or driving!
Jokesters Comedy Club
375 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Experience A Country Christmas at the Orleans Arena
While the Strip dazzles during the holidays, locals know that some of the best Christmas cheer can be found off-Strip at the annual A Country Christmas event. Taking place over multiple nights in December at the Orleans Arena, the concert features performances from major country music stars playing acoustic sets of their holiday music and Christmas classics.
Past performers at the country-themed holiday spectacular have included Wynonna Judd, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, and Clint Black. Sing along as your favorite country crooners belt out festive tunes in the 9,500-person arena, decked out for the season with wreaths, ribbons, and Christmas trees. With a charter bus rental from Charter Bus Company Las Vegas, your big group of country music fans can travel together in comfort to this incredible holiday show.
4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Experience a Classic Nutcracker Ballet at the Smith Center
Those looking for some classy holiday entertainment should look no further than the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. The performing arts center holds events year-round in multiple gorgeous theaters, from Broadway plays to concerts, performances by famous comedians, and more. One of the highlights of the holiday season at the Smith Center is seeing the timeless Nutcracker ballet.
Performed by Nevada Ballet Theater, this delightful Tchaikovsky ballet tells the tale of young Clara’s magical Christmas Eve. Follow along as Clara enters an enchanted land with an epic battle scene between mice and toy soldiers, dances with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more. Attendees of all ages are sure to be enchanted by the energetic choreography, ornate costumes, and classic score performed live by the Las Vegas Philharmonic. With multiple showtimes throughout December, it’s easy to fit an elegant night at the ballet into your holiday itinerary when in Las Vegas.
Traveling in a group? Charter Bus Company Las Vegas can provide easy transportation to this magical show and
any of the other holiday performances at the Smith Center. Avoid the stress of planning a carpool or worrying about parking in downtown, and let us smoothly transport your group to and from this Las Vegas holiday tradition.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Experience Nature’s Beauty on a Holiday Hike at Red Rock Canyon
For a break from the bright lights of the Strip, head out to the great outdoors right in Las Vegas’ backyard. The breathtaking Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area located just 17 miles west of the Strip is a stunning place to experience the peace and splendor of nature during the hectic holiday season.
December brings crisp, cooler weather perfect for hiking amongst the area’s massive red sandstone formations. Popular trails like the Calico Basin hike and the hikes to Ice Box Canyon and Lost Creek Falls showcase Red Rock’s natural beauty with rocky cliffs, desert vegetation, and even seasonal waterfalls. Pack a thermos of hot apple cider in your backpack to enjoy during a scenic break overlooking the mountains. With your charter bus driver ready to shuttle your group back anytime, you can hike as far as you’d like without having to double back early.
Make a day of your Red Rock adventure by doing some holiday shopping at the visitor center gift shop after your hike. Pick up nature-inspired ornaments, festive home decor, and unique gifts at the nonprofit gift shop, which supports educational programming in the area. A charter bus rental from Charter Bus Company Las Vegas allows you to travel together in comfort to Red Rock Canyon and make the most of your time surrounded by its stunning vistas and scenery.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Marvel at Glittering Holiday Lights at Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden
Escape the crowds of the Strip for a dazzling holiday lights display in a decidedly unexpected setting at the Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden. Over the holiday season, this usually sparse desert garden south of the Vegas Strip transforms into a twinkling winter wonderland. The garden’s sculptures, trees, and cacti are draped in over a million colorful LED lights synchronized to holiday music.
Whimsical light displays like the Poinsettia Clock and the 12 Days of Christmas delight visitors strolling through the luminous garden. Make sure to stop at the food stand near the garden’s entrance to pick up a mug of hot chocolate or churros to nibble on as you explore the lights. The holiday garden is open daily from 5-10PM, with entry fees starting at just $9 for adults. Make an evening of it by having your charter bus shuttle your group over to Ethel M’s nearby chocolate factory after viewing the lights to sample gourmet chocolates and peppermint cordials.
With a rental from Charter Bus Company Las Vegas providing easy transportation between holiday attractions like Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden, your group can experience the magic of the season in Las Vegas without the hassle of driving unfamiliar roads or splitting up amongst rideshares and taxis. Leave the driving to the professionals so you can fully immerse yourself in holiday cheer!
Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89014
Sip Holiday Cocktails at Downtown Summerlin
Located just 15 minutes from the Strip, the planned community of Summerlin offers a charming, scenic backdrop for holiday celebrations with friends. Downtown Summerlin’s main street features gorgeous holiday decorations and twinkling lights strung overhead, setting the scene for a festive cocktail crawl. Stop into restaurants and bars like Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca and Maple & Ivy to enjoy delicious holiday drinks in cozy settings. Or pick up hot buttered rum from the Village Pub & Patio’s walk-up bar to stroll with while you check out the neighborhood’s holiday lights displays.
With a rental from Charter Bus Company Las Vegas, your whole squad can stay together bar-hopping around Downtown Summerlin without worrying about driving or coordinating rideshares. We can provide return transportation so that the group has a guaranteed safe ride back to your Strip hotel or Summerlin lodging anytime. Take in the holiday ambience and enjoy your cocktails stress-free knowing your charter bus driver is your DD for the night!
1980 Festival Plaza Dr #180, Las Vegas, NV 89135