November 21-January 6
Rooftop ice skating doesn't get much better than this. Strap on a pair of blades and zip around the rink at the Boulevard Pool deck. In slipping and falling, you'll roast s'mores by the fire pit, drink some boozy winter beverages, and soak in the surrounding neon skyline of the Strip. It's also one of the few places you'll see snow fall -- roughly every 30 minutes when it's busy.
Cost: Free entry with $20 skate rental (or $10 for locals, military, or hotel guests)
Florida Georgia Line comes to Vegas with a mini-residency of five dates in early December. The bro-country duo plays the Zappos Theater, which no doubt will be a popular party spot for those in town for the National Finals Rodeo. Here's a bonus: Stop by Virgil's BBQ at The LINQ on December 8, 12-4pm, for free samples of the band's Old Camp whiskey and 2-for-1 discounts on a cocktail featuring the peach and pecan flavored spirit. You can also win prizes, including a meet-and-greet with the band.
Cost: Tickets begin at $49
Feel the holiday spirit on Fremont Street
There's so much holiday stuff going on this winter, we wrote up a whole separate article about what to do. But if you still need more Santa in your sleigh, head to Fremont Street for a double-shot of holiday spirit. On Monday, Dec. 3, a 20-foot-tall Grand Menorah will be lit at 4:30pm to honor the first day of Hanukkah. The next night on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Mayor Carolyn Goodman will help flip the switch on a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree.