Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

Ongoing, Las Vegas. Tickets are $9 for children ($18 with rides) and $11 for adults ($20 with rides.

Form bright lights to finely decorated trees, The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village truly embodies the enchanting spirit of the holidays. Visitors can experience all the lights (more than 3 million) and Forest Express, a passenger train that winds its way through the two-acre property.All proceeds benefit people with learning disabilities at Opportunity Village. Phone: 1-866-983-4279

Global Winter Wonderland

Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Jan. 2, 5 – 11 p.m.

“Global Winter Wonderland, where your experiences will last a lifetime” Global Winter Wonderland the 1st and largest Chinese lantern festival outside of China in the United States and featuring world class entertainment, culinary delights, sights and sounds that will be the foundation for some of your fondest memories. Website:

Snowglobe Music Festival

Dec. 29-31, Hardrock Hotel & Casino, Stateline. Cost: $50 – $499

The annual SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe has made good on their promise to bring a top-notch EDM festival to a ski town. SnowGlobe is loud. It’s flashy. Music shakes your chest. And it’s outside. In the middle of the winter. Website:

M.S. Dixie II New Year’s Eve Cruise

Zeypher Cove. Dec. 31, 6 – 9 p.m. Cost: $75 – $160

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve on board the M.S. Dixie ll. This New Year’s Eve Cruise includes exquisite dinner, live music with dancing and special celebrations. Space is limited so make your reservation today! Website:

New Years Eve


The city of Ely offers a New Year’s Eve getaway with Native American ruins to explore, thousands of migratory birds for viewing at the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, and secluded vacation rentals for those looking to get away from it all. Go to the Cell Block Steakhouse for a delicious New Year’s feast — try the grilled steak, and save room for the special New Year’s Eve desserts.