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Vegas on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by misslolly, Dec 5, 2013.

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  1. misslolly

    misslolly Newbie

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    Hi! I have been to Vegas several times and I simply love the "Old feel" of Fremont Street.
    I have planned a surprise trip for the hubby and I for Christmas. We arrive around pm on Christmas Eve.
    Are there any special activities anywhere that we might be interested in? Most of the shows seem to be dark on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am wondering if the strip for those two days would be better or Fremont?
    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. sybgal

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    I saw a story listing all the activities Christmas week....maybe on VitalVegas.com or VegasChatter.com. Hopefully someone else saw it and can help. Have a great trip!!
     
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    I'm not sure of anything special going on, most people seem to end up in Vegas, because they don't want to celebrate the holidays. But heads up it's usually REALLY busy. The last few years it's been getting gradually busier.

    Usually on Xmas we go to the movies (I know, I know) but we like it. Then for dining a lot of the restaurants have special Xmas menus so beware of that.

    In general most things on the strip are open, so whatever you would normally do.. a few stores are closed, but in general everything is open. Go check out the Venetian, they have a lot of wintery goodness going on! If you are into it several places have ice skating.
     
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    "wintery goodness" I LIKE that phrase heather! We enjoyed the V/P last Christmas and intend to spend time there this year as well. It seems to be the one resort on the Strip that goes all in for the holidays. And while the holidays is what we go to Vegas to get away from, it doesn't seem so grabby/gimme when the theme is Winter Carnival in Venice (or whatever the exact name is).
     
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    Check back later but in typical FSE ineptness, they still are showing the November show schedule. Maybe they'll update it before Christmas.:poke:

    http://www.vegasexperience.com/#/entertainment/

    Thursday morning, 12/26 you can expect them to be dismantling the giant Christmas tree and removing all decorations on Fremont.
     
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    I've spent the last several Christmas/Holiday seasons in LV. As noted, many of the major shows go dark (but not all - there're still some good ones).

    The Strip and Fremont SE are business as usual, except some of the smaller "mom and pop" kind of shops are closed. All the major casinos and restaurants you're used to visiting keep running. Some of the chain eateries close earlier.

    Bill
     
  8. misslolly

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    Thank you for all of the responses!:cheers:
     
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    Last year I did Christmas in Vegas. I stayed on the strip. The one night I went downtown it was pretty dead.

    Some thing to see. nothing earth shattering, but all good and some mentioned:

    Bellagio Conservatory
    Venetian has nice displays outside and inside. They really do it up, imo
    Wynn had a nice feel, buffet line was ridiculous
    Sam's Town has a wonderfully cheesy show if you have a car or willing to cab/bus it
     
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    There are a couple of nice churches on the strip. I find them to be very open and friendly to visitors.
     
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