Nevada is a state located in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon and Idaho on the north and by California on the West and the south. On the east, it is bordered by Utah and Arizona.
Carson City is the capital and Las Vegas is the largest city of Nevada.
Other big cities and towns in Nevada include – Henderson, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Elko, Mesquite, Boulder City, Fallon, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Nevada include – Las Vegas Strip, Valley of Fire State Park, Fly Geyser, Carson City Mint, Great Basin National Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Nevada :
Christmas day in Las Vegas is a very crowded on the Vegas strip. Everything – shops, casinos, bars, restaurants, buffets, attractions, all will be open on Christmas day.
“A Gift of Lights” or its new name “Glittering Lights” is a major Las Vegas tradition with millions of lights aglow just for the holidays. More than 3 million lights along a 2.5 mile course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, make it Neveda’s largest holiday drive-thru light show. It is on from mid November to start of January.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Las Vegas welcomes the holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights, more than 28,000 poinsettias and a 42-foot majestic holiday tree decorated with 7,000 warm white LED lights and over 2,500 ornaments.
The Cactus garden at Ethel M Chocolates Factory is worth visiting during Christmas as the three acres land full of cacti is decorated with half a million lights.
Opportunity Village is one the most recognized charitable organizations in the Vegas Valley and its Magical Forest is a holiday tradition. It offers a spectacular array of holiday lights, Forest Express passenger trains, antique carousel, Alpine slide, and a visit to Santa.
City of Sparks hosts the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in the month of December. Apart from a colorful holiday parade, there are lots of other entertainment activities like photos with Santa, arts & crafts vendors and a spectacular tree lighting ceremony in early December.
Virginia City’s Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights takes place on first Saturday in the month of December. It offers a Victorian-style holiday celebration.
Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights takes place in first week of December at the Montbleu Resort Convention Center. Here you can view a dozen decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and décor, enjoy local entertainment, visit Santa Claus, a kids’ craft area, and the Teddy Bear Hospital, and have the opportunity to bid on unique holiday items and décor in the silent auction.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!