With the summer heat long gone, Las Vegas is like a whole new city. With a variety of winter-focused offerings, there’s no shortage of things to do in winter in Las Vegas. We here at Miracle Mile Shops want you to enjoy your winter in Vegas, so we’ve created this guide with tips for all the best shopping, entertainment, hiking, and attractions for you to make the most of your Las Vegas winter.
Things to Do in Winter in Las Vegas: Stock Up on the Latest Winter Trends
With a new season comes new styles, so it’s time for you to stock up on all the latest winter trends. When it comes to a Las Vegas winter, it can get a little chilly. While the Mojave Desert may be known for its summer heat, it can actually get quite cold during the winter months (especially at night). Luckily, winter fashion is all about layers, so you can shop ‘til you drop for trends like turtlenecks, puffy jackets, leggings, denim, and more at Miracle Mile Shops.
With over 150 stores, you can have an epic Las Vegas winter shopping spree at Miracle Mile Shops. Make a statement this winter with some of this season’s hottest trends at stores like White House Black Market, Marciano, GUESS, Steve Madden, and H&M. If you’re looking to be active this winter, lululemon has fashionable, high-quality athletic attire to keep you warm.
If you’re on the hunt for some statement-making accessories, check out Pandora, Swarovski, Alex and Ani, and Quay Australia to grab everything from jewelry to sunglasses and more. If you’re in need of some new kicks, Miracle Mile Shops has you covered. Shop for sneakers and boots at stores like Steve Madden, ALDO, Shoe Palace, and Footlocker.
Your winter wardrobe has never looked better!
Things to Do in Winter in Las Vegas: Enjoy the Snow
There’s “snow” time like a Las Vegas winter. While it may be rare to see snowfall on the Strip, a quick 45-minute drive outside of the Strip will take you to Mount Charleston. The mountain’s high elevation means it receives plenty of snowfall during the winter months. Head over to Mount Charleston to build a snowman, make some snow angels and even go sledding. If you love to ski (or would like to learn) you need to check out Lee Canyon where you can get a true Las Vegas winter experience by hitting the slopes. With terrain for experts and beginners alike, Lee Canyon is an epic ski and snowboard resort. You can purchase your rentals and lift passes on Lee Canyon’s website.
Things to Do in Winter in Las Vegas: Take a Hike
With the summer heat long gone, a Las Vegas winter is the perfect time to check out all the amazing hiking the Vegas area has to offer. Located just 30 minutes outside the Strip, Red Rock Canyon is the perfect place to hike this winter. With beautiful scenery, fun walks, and challenging trails, you’ll have a blast no matter your skill level. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can just hop in the car and cruise around the incredible 13-mile scenic drive. There are also several tour options of Red Rock Canyon including the Neon and Nature Helicopter tour from Maverick Helicopters.
Stay warm this winter in Vegas with a hike to the Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs. Be warned, this is no easy hike! You’ll find yourself climbing ropes scrambling over rocks to reach your destination. But the challenge is worth it as you’ll find yourself alongside the Colorado River relaxing and staying warm in one of the several natural hot springs.
There are also several major parks located within a short driving distance of Las Vegas that are perfect for a winter day trip. Valley of Fire State Park, Death Valley, and the Grand Canyon all have a tendency to heat up significantly during the summer, so your best bet to visit these natural wonders is during winter.
Things to Do in Winter in Las Vegas: Watch All the Big Games
Game on! Las Vegas has officially become a major sports town and this winter in Vegas you can catch all the big games at some of the best sports bars and restaurants Vegas has to offer.
Blondies Sports Bar and Grill
Cheer on your favorite team while enjoying pub-fare and drinks at Blondie’s Sports Bar and Grill. With over 60 big screens, ranging from 32 inches to 12 feet, Blondie’s is a sports-lovers paradise. You won’t want to miss out on the Best Wings in Town featuring your choice of mild, medium, hot BBQ, teriyaki, or the homemade sweet habanero sauce. Try the Blondies Sampler for all of your game day favorites like hot wings, chicken tenders, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, and onion rings served with a variety of dipping sauces. With an expansive breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks menu, there’s no better place to spend a game day than at Blondie’s. Oh, and did we mention they have a $20 all-you-can-drink happy hour special?
Buffalo Wild Wings
It’s no secret that wings and sports are the perfect combo. When it comes to wings, beer, and sports, nobody does it quite like Buffalo Wild Wings. The Tailgate Bundle is perfect for watching a game with a group of friends. It includes 15 boneless wings, 15 traditional wings, hand-spun in choice of sauce or dry seasoning, everything pretzel knots and tots. Yum! Gather your crew and step into the welcoming atmosphere of Buffalo Wild Wings at Miracle Mile Shops to watch some sports, drink some beer, and eat some wings.
Be sure to stop by the many other great locations to catch a game including Blue Moon Bar, Nacho Daddy, Cabo Wabo Cantina, Buffalo Wild Wings, and PBR Rock Bar & Grill. With several locations offering drink specials and deals, fans can flock to Miracle Mile Shops to sip on a cold beer and cheer on their favorite team this winter in Vegas.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
Another great place to watch some sports this winter is Rí Rá Irish Pub. Fans can head over to Rí Rá to catch the latest game and enjoy some delicious pub food and drinks. The fun and casual atmosphere at Rí Rá makes it the perfect place to gather with a group of friends and enjoy all the big games. Sip on Irish favorites such as Guinness Irish Stout, Smithwick’s Red Irish Ale, and O’Hara’s Irish Red Ale or maybe try some local Nevada beers such as Great Basin Icky IPA and Bad Beat Hoppy Times IPA while you cheer on your favorite team.
Things to Do in Winter in Las Vegas: See a Show
This winter, there is an incredible lineup of some of the best shows and entertainment options Sin City has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a performance from a music icon or a breathtaking show from Cirque du Soliel, Vegas has it all this winter.
One of the biggest shows taking place several nights this winter in Vegas is Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go!” Residency. Located in the heart of Miracle Mile Shops, Zappos Theater is one of Vegas’ premier state-of-the-art venues featuring some of the biggest names in Vegas. The Queen of Country and Pop will be taking the stage at Zappos Theater on various dates this winter to perform a spectacle of some of her greatest hits such as “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” “You’re Still the One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” Tickets for “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency starts at $55 and can be purchased at Shania Twain on Ticketmaster.
When it comes to shows in Vegas, the options are endless. Whether you’re looking for a mind-boggling magic show or a tribute to The Beatles, the V Theater/Saxe Theater at Miracle Mile Shops has you covered with a variety of entertaining nightly performances for the whole family. The V Theater and Saxe Theater offer a variety of shows including Zombie Burlesque, The Mentalist, Nathan Burton Magic Show, All Shook Up: Tribute to the King, V – The Ultimate Variety Show, and more. Get your tickets online on the V Theater/Saxe Theater website.
This winter in Vegas, you can also catch some performances from the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Catch shows such as The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, Mystère, O, and KÀ. Prepare to be amazed by Cirque du Soleil’s word-class performers. No matter what show you choose to attend, you’re sure to have an evening you’ll never forget. To learn more about these can’t-miss shows and to purchase tickets, visit Cirque du Soleil’s website.
There’s nothing quite like a Las Vegas winter. We here at Miracle Mile Shops hope this guide will help you make the most of your winter in Vegas.