Spending Christmas in Las Vegas? Pay Attention to These Things

Yes, it’s still November, and there’s still one whole month to wait for Christmas, but it’s never too early to start making plans for a Christmas vacation. In fact, if you want to spend your Christmas in Vegas, you might be too late now, as the city is very crowded during this time of the year. Everyone wants to be in the Entertainment Capital of the World during their favorite holiday, so make sure to make a reservation as soon as possible.

Las Vegas might not be an ideal Christmas type of city with snow covering the entire area. However, it has a special kind of vibe that makes it pretty attractive. If you love Las Vegas and what it has to offer, you’re going to love it even more during Christmas time.

However, there’s a couple of things that you need to take into account before actually traveling to Sin City. Christmas is very popular there, and some things may be different than usual. Let’s take a look!

Expect Crowds

First of all, prepare for a LOT of people, especially on the strip. People enjoy being in Vegas during Christmas time, so if you’re not ready for crowds, then Vegas might not be the best place to be. However, the good thing is that when there are people, then there are a lot of interesting events on the streets. In other words, there’s fun on every corner!

One of the best things about Vegas during Christmas is that everything is open. You actually don’t even have to check whether your favorite place is open or not — all services in Vegas are quite aware that Christmas can bring them a lot of money, so everyone makes sure to work on that day!

However, you need to pay attention to one thing — the prices. All restaurants and buffets may work, but the food and drinks will cost more. In fact, most of the time, the prices will even be doubled. Therefore, if you’re on a budget, this might be a bit of an issue. The solution to this is to eat at a hotel cafe at the hotel where you’re staying, thus saving on food.

On the other hand, if money is not a problem and you planned on spending a lot of it anyway, then you should definitely check out some of the places where you can find special Christmas food.

Despite being pricey, the majority of popular restaurants will be crowded, so it’s always wise to make a reservation a bit earlier to make sure that you will actually get to eat what you had initially planned.

Where To Fill Up

Apart from these Christmas-specific pieces of advice, you need to take into account a couple of things that usually apply to Vegas. One of them definitely stands out as very important for people who go to Vegas by car. What you need to take into account is that gas is much more expensive on the Strip.

To save a lot of money, all you have to do is go east or west of the city and hit the nearest station where gas prices are going to be significantly lower during that time. However, being out of Vegas, you need to check whether they are going to work during Christmas.

That’s pretty much it! Now that you know what to pay attention to, you might want to go and check out some of the places in Vegas that are great during Christmas time. However, that is a subject for another article — which we’re definitely going to cover pretty soon!


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.