Everything Fun You Can Do in ‌Las‌ ‌Vegas‌ This Weekend

Thanksgiving, Drinksgiving, and winter holiday spectacles in Vegas this week.

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Winter at the Terrace | Photo by Bethany Paige Photo
Winter at the Terrace | Photo by Bethany Paige Photo

This week is about four things: food, fun, shopping, and soccer. Las Vegas is gearing up for an exciting Thanksgiving week with restaurants ready to serve great holiday food and welcome large parties. However, we're also looking ahead to the winter holidays with the debut of themed pop-up spectacles, while stores around the valley offer deals and discounts for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. In the middle of all this, the World Cup is keeping Vegas sports bars and betting windows busy. So get ready and plan the perfect Thanksgiving week in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, November 23
Henderson
Snow Carnival is a new holiday attraction at The M Resort, running daily inside the M Pavilion through January 8. Enjoy more snow than possibly anywhere else in Vegas (outside of Mt. Charleston, of course) with 350 tons artificially produced for snowball throwing, snowman building, and a winter flurry to complement festive activities like a slide, Candy Cane forest, games, and more. Come hungry for wintery treats and drinks.
Cost: Tickets are $36.99 for adults, $29.99 for kids 3-11.

Sip your way through Drinksgiving

Wednesday, November 23
Multiple Locations
The night before Thanksgiving is unofficially Drinksgiving—a time when bars and restaurants are especially busy, with few patrons worried about getting up early for work the next morning. The Fremont Street Experience is welcoming Flo Rida for a free concert on the 3rd Street Stage at 8 pm, following the Great Onesie Bar Crawl 4-8 pm. Stick around Downtown as Good Pie hosts a Friends-themed party with drink specials and live music featuring '90s hits at 9 pm. The Gold Spike has a "Turnt-giving" party with drink specials, DJs, and turkey bowling with two turkeys donated to charity for every one bowled. Head to Chinatown, where the Golden Tiki carries on its annual "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" tradition with a spread of jelly beans, popcorn, pretzels, and buttered toast on a ping pong table, just like in the classic holiday TV special.
Cost: Great Onesie Bar Crawl tickets begin at $35. Otherwise, admission is free.

Watch the World Cup

Multiple Locations
Other than the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest sports event in the world. And just like the Olympics, it happens every four years. The 2022 edition is taking place in winter due to the tournament's desert location in Qatar, but you don't need to travel to the Middle East to watch the games on TV or online. Beer is in short supply anyway. Check in with your favorite sports bars in Vegas to catch the action or pay a visit to the city's top sportsbooks. Circa is serving a special lunch, featuring food from Victory Burger and Project BBQ (Monday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm) during the games at its three-story sportsbook. The Westgate Superbook, one of the largest in town, is a great option too with drink and food specials during play. If you just want to see England square off against the USA, AREA15 is showing the game with immersive projection mapping inside the Portal on Friday. Doors open at 10 am.
Cost: Prices vary.

Thursday, November 24
Caesars Palace
You'll need to place an advance order to get a pie in time for Thanksgiving at most of the best bakeries in Las Vegas. However, Dominique Ansel is offering some last-minute relief for those who crave just a taste. The new, European-style pastry shop is serving slices of extra silky pumpkin, bourbon pecan, and salted caramel apple pies through Thanksgiving Day. It's a great option for tourists staying on the Strip during the holiday.
Cost: Slices are $8.99 each. Full pies are $60.99 (with advance orders requested).

Thursday, November 24
Summerlin
Las Vegas is loaded with great restaurants for Thanksgiving dining, but you may need one more last-minute option. Jing is open 2-8 pm on Thanksgiving Day at Downtown Summerlin with an a la carte menu of roasted turkey, beet-cured salmon sashimi, Thanksgiving salad, and pecan pie or pumpkin pie. Try a specialty holiday cocktail, including spiced wine, cranberry sangria, and spiked apple cider with happy hour pricing 2-4 pm.
Cost: Prices vary.

Take advantage of Black Friday deals

Friday, November 25
Multiple Locations
Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, with Las Vegas resorts offering discounts throughout the weekend, making it easy to save a few bucks when booking your next vacation or staycation. You can also save on Vegas attractions, including some of our favorites this season. FlyOver is offering 40% off to take virtual flights above scenic locations through December 5. Just use the promo code FLYBLACKFRIDAY when checking out online. Illuminarium at AREA15 is giving a 20% discount on tickets (valid through March 2023) bought on Black Friday to enter immersive, interactive worlds. Fantasy Lab has a two-for-one deal until Nov. 30 to explore seven interactive rooms. Look for the discount during online checkout. It's also a great time to plan ahead for New Year's Eve. Zouk Nightclub is slashing the price of its New Year's Eve weekend pass (featuring Tiesto and Zedd) from $200 to $100 between now and midnight on November 28. All that shopping should build up an appetite. Yardbird has a Black Friday Brunch, beginning at 10 am with lemon meringue pancakes, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, bloody mary cocktails, and more. Show your receipt from a Black Friday or Small Business Saturday purchase from a local business and receive a free dessert with your purchase at L2 Texas BBQ (one of our favorite barbecue joints in Vegas).
Cost: Prices vary.

Friday, November 25
Summerlin
After debuting a new location at Resorts World last week, Enchant returns where it all began in 2021 at the Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin. The winter holiday festival has ice skating, a shopping village, and winter-themed food and drinks, courtesy of local favorite Elizabeth Blau of Honey Salt and other Vegas restaurants. Follow the illuminated Mischievous Elf Maze to a 100-foot-tall Christmas tree for the best photos. Enchant is partnering up with Hallmark this year to make the whole experience feel like a wholesome holiday movie with the company's own line of wines ready to pour.
Cost: Tickets begin at $34 for adults and $20 for kids 3-17.

Friday, November 25–Sunday, November 27
Mountain's Edge
After an indulgent Thanksgiving feast you may be thinking, "Now what?" More food, of course. Fortunately, Locale is still offering its special autumn prix fixe menu throughout the weekend, featuring a choice of appetizer (Caesar Salad, Wagyu meatballs, and more), entree (Five-Cheese Ravioli, Chicken Parmesan, Short Rib, or Salmon Puttanesca), side, and dessert with wine pairings included. Yes, included. Go even bigger and share a 36-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye for an upcharge.
Cost: The meal is $80 per person with wine pairings included. Pay an extra $75 to share the Tomahawk.

Saturday, November 25
Henderson
Green Valley Ranch is bringing back its Winter on the Terrace pop-up cocktail lounge at the resort's lobby terrace. Snap a few selfies in the beautifully decorated space while sipping on themed-cocktails. Get a group together and share a punch bowl or seasonal shot tree. The menu also includes snacks, champagne, and hot chocolate bombs.
Cost: Drinks begin at $12, food begins at $10. Igloos can be reserved in two-hour blocks with a minimum spend of $100. Call 702-617-7744 to book.

Saturday, November 25
New York-New York
Terry Fator kicks off another season of his annual holiday show at the Liberty Loft inside New York-New York. "A Very Terry Christmas" is always a lot of fun and very funny, taking inspiration from classic TV holiday specials while tapping into the true meaning of the holiday. The singer, ventriloquist, and America's Got Talent winner brings familiar classics to life with a cast of puppets, from Elvis singing "Blue Christmas" to a duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby on "Little Drummer Boy."
Cost: Tickets begin at $34.95.

Saturday, November 25
Tivoli Village
Small Business Saturday was actually a concept launched by American Express, and you can search for independent stores in your area online via an interactive map. If you prefer to see as many options as possible in one place, head to Tivoli Village 10 am-3 pm. The outdoor shopping plaza is hosting more than 100 local vendors with food trucks on standby. Doggies are welcome.
Cost: Admission if free, but you're welcome to register in advance online.

Sunday, November 27
The Strip
The Fashion Show mall is screening holiday movies on select Sundays throughout the winter season. It all kicks off with Elf in the Great Hall at 9 am. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in pajamas, nibble on pancakes during the movie, and take home a gift bag. Return for The Grinch on December 11.
Cost: Free.

Monday, November 28
Venetian
Drinking and darts sound like a dangerous combination, but it seems to work as a British pub staple. Now, the idea is getting an upgrade with the opening of Flight Club at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian. Guests can take aim at the bullseye in a stylish, upscale environment with craft cocktails and bites like Tandoori Chicken Skewers, Pepperoni Meatball Sliders, and Vegan Bahn Mi Flatbreads. Flight Club has already proven to be a hit in Boston, Chicago, and Houston, but the Vegas version will have its own design and identity.
Cost: Prices vary.

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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than eight years. In addition, his work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Leafly, Supercall, Modern Luxury, and Luxury Estates International's seasonal publication. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.