December 1-January 6
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens continues to be one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas. Their seasonal holiday display is always a charming detour in the casino lobby with a towering tree, oversized decorations, and thousands of flowers. Don't worry about all those cameras from tourists getting in your way. Even big crowds can't ruin this engaging experience.
December 1-December 31
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an annual holiday tradition that can mean a lot of different things, depending on the restaurant that's serving it. Executive Chef Shaun King of Momofuku is putting an Asian spin on what is historically an Italian concept. The seven-course, family-style dinner includes an incredible crab and sausage hot pot, whole branzino, spicy lobster pasta, and lots more. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is available every Friday and Saturday in December, and from December 22 to the end of the month.
Cost: $148 per person
Estiatorio Milos is hosting a special four-course wine dinner. Mediterranean-inspired dishes like lavraki and prime lamb chops will be paired from wines from the region. A portion of each dinner sold will benefit the 2018 AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada) Toy Drive.
Cost: $69 per person
Enjoy a Hanukkah feast
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Throughout the eight crazy nights of Hanukkah, MB Steak is serving braised Colorado lamb with potato gnocchi and roasted heirloom carrots. Pretty much anything by Chef Patrick Munster is sure to be awesome, so check it out whether you're celebrating the Jewish holiday or not.
Wynn Las Vegas
The Wynn culinary team figured out a way to make holiday cookie baking a little more fun: booze. Pastry chefs Maria Mac and Andy Jin are teaming up with property mixologist Andrew Pollard to sprinkle some of Santa's magic around for a "Cocktails & Cookies Master Class" at 3pm inside Lakeside. Gotta be 21 or over.
December 20-January 1
The Strip & Downtown
For a limited time, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is adding holiday desserts to its awesome lineup of restaurant walking tours. For example, you may get a toasted marshmallow and peppermint Cocoa Budino at Wolfgang Puck's Cucina on the "Savors of the Strip" tour. The Lip Smacking team is always up to something new -- and recently added a culinary tour of the SLS featuring Bazaar Meat, Katsuya, and Cleo.
Cost: Tours begin at $125 per person