This time of year is a favorite for many. Along with a chill in the air, there is also cheer in the air. Holiday shopping, baking, and wrapping presents are all part of the fun of the season. But when you’re looking to slow things down and enjoy the season, you could curl up on the couch and watch Elf for the 100th time (of course, that still sounds like fun), or get in the car and drive to see some of the best Christmas lights in Henderson and Las Vegas.
Looking at lights is an ideal activity because it’s fun for all ages! Whether you’re looking for something to do on date night, memories to make with the kids, or entertaining out of town guests, looking at Christmas lights is a fun (and free!) activity for all to enjoy.
What To Bring For Your Holiday Light Hunt
Looking at Christmas lights throughout the valley can be a spontaneous event, but with a little planning, you can make your trip extra special. First, ensure your vehicle has plenty of fuel, as you may find yourself traveling more than usual. In addition to fuel, make sure you have some goodies for the ride.
Treats such as cookies, popcorn, party mix, candy, and other special snacks are sure to tantalize your taste buds. You’ll need something to drink along the way, too. Make it yourself or stop by your favorite coffee house for some fresh brewed coffee, hot chocolate, tea or apple cider to warm you up along the way.
The desert nights can get rather chilly so be sure to pack coats, mittens, and extra blankets in case you want to get out of your vehicle and walk around to see the lights. Be sure to bring along your face mask when social distancing cannot be observed. Lastly, be sure to bring your phone/GPS to help guide you along the way. Follow our list and write down the addresses or program them into your GPS ahead of time, to create your very own route.
Best Christmas Lights in Las Vegas
1941 Houston Dr.
For years Lee and Laura’s Twisted Christmas synchronized light display has delighted thousands of Vegas residents. Featuring a wreath Christmas tree, guarded by two Nutcracker Soldiers, this tree flashes and twinkles to the sounds of Christmas music. Even the center of the wreath shines with lights. Inflatables and other jolly animated figures fill the front yard among thousands of lights that make the show dazzle.
7951 Home Light Street
Known fondly as Christmas in Vegas, this light display is not to be missed! This is the show of shows that is bursting with holiday spirit. Clips of classic Christmas movies are projected onto the garage, the house is topped with a larger than life Christmas tree that changes colors and at times, shape. Be sure to watch this year’s The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC, as they are a contender on the show. In 2019, the show featured a special Viva Las Vegas holiday show complete with slot machine display with Elvis Presley crooning to none other than “Viva Las Vegas.”
W. Vincelli Ave.
Located off Allen Ln and Washburn Rd are 24 houses on a ¼ mile street that have collaborated to create an amazing light display including front yard displays.
Best Christmas Lights in Henderson
3018 Scenic Valley Way
Adorned with plenty of lights, this display also features a nativity scene, snow globe, angels, a Holy Night display projected onto the garage, while a bright star shines above. In the past Santa was known to make an appearance, however, this year may be different.
730 Bollons Island St.
Perhaps the biggest Knights fan in the valley, this home has a light display synchronized to the entrance music of the Golden Knights. Resident, GG Misa in addition to creating a stunning display set to the thrilling sounds of the Golden Knights intro, the show also includes music from the John Wick movie and Mariah Carey.
2718 Lochleven Way
2019 winner of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight, this home features a castle complete with drawbridge in the driveway, a clock tower resembling London’s Big Ben, and a pirate ship in the front yard. Everything in this is completely decorated right down to the picket fence painted to look like snowmen, Disney characters, and nautical creatures both make believe and realistic. There’s not one spot on the house that is dark.