There’s a lot to do in Vegas for Thanksgiving and here’s a rundown of highlights from restaurants to shows to a heated pool for partying and watching football. In Sin City, you can get stuffed on things other than just turkey.
Las Vegas Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinners
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse puts his spicy spin on Thanksgiving at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
For an international Thanksgiving meal, German beer hall Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, a replica of its original namesake in Munich and huge steins of beer.
For an all-out feast, there’s a number of fabulous Las Vegas buffets — several will have special Thanksgiving menu items! From The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas to Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, there are more than enough to choose from!
Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA Resort & Casino, which routinely features a selection of prime cuts in addition to several other entrees and elevated sides that are perfect for Turkey Day, like Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, for example.
Las Vegas Thanksgiving Shows
If a zany or off-the-wall production entices, there’s the thrilling showcase of Absinthe at Caesars Palace; the wacky world of OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; and the eccentric bunch of outlaws in the Atomic Saloon Show at The Venetian Resort.
For that magic touch, there’s David Copperfield at MGM Grand Casino & Resort, Mat Franco at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Criss Angel at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Comedy shows include Weekends with Adele at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace and The Laugh Factory at Tropicana Las Vegas.
The unbelievable acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil are on stage throughout 2022 in Las Vegas with six resident shows, including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage; Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay and “O” at Bellagio by Cirque du Soleil.
NFL Thanksgiving & College Football In Las Vegas (With A Heated Pool To Watch The Games)
Most all the famous Las Vegas pools are closed – it’s too cold; hey it’s a desert climate! – but one is open and it’s heated. Actually it’s six pools in one place, the multi-level Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino. This downtown experience allows you to watch the NFL and college football games on a humongous screen with a cocktail in hand while standing in a pool.
You can also tailgate and watch the game in the same place at Tailgate Social inside Palace Station Hotel Casino. The sports bar and grill has TVs, foosball, pool and arcade games.
One of the biggest around, the South Point Sportsbook stretches across the entire side of the casino main floor and features multiple wall-sized big screens. If you lose and are hungry and are down to your last few bucks, there’s a hot dog stand serving up Vienna beef dogs 75 cents.
Holiday Events In Las Vegas (Yes, There’s Ice Skating)
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas promises wintry fun on the resort’s rooftop, where visitors can ice skate, sip on hot chocolate and warm up to a fire pit with views of the Strip.
Ice skating, Santa visits, a holiday marketplace and so much more await at Enchant at Resorts World Las Vegas. Spanning over 10 acres, the experience is complete with an immersive walk-through light maze and a grand tree.
With “real” snow falling from above, the Snow Carnival Holiday Forest at M Resort Spa Casino features wintry eats, treats and drinks.