Las Vegas for the holiday season is fantastic whether you’re visiting with friends or looking for a romantic getaway. With perfect sweater weather and lots of lights, you’re sure to find numerous activities and bars that’ll make your season bright.
Holiday Bars in Las Vegas
Mas Por Favor
If you’re a true fan of Tim Burton’s classic movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” then you won’t want to miss out on the “Nightmare Before XMÁS” pop-up at Màs Por Favor. This immersive experience will transport you straight to Halloween Town with its spooky decor and unique food and drinks. The restaurant has done an incredible job creating an atmosphere that feels like you’ve stepped into an alternate reality where it’s always Christmas and Halloween combined. The Zero Bones, which are baked loin ribs, are a standout dish that perfectly captures the essence of the movie’s spooky and fun approach to food. Frog’s Breath Pozole, on the other hand, is a traditional dish with a twist that incorporates salsa verde and other Mexican flavors to give it a unique kick. The Pumpkin King Cheesecake Brûlée is a dessert worth saving room for. The cocktail menu is equally impressive and includes creative cocktails like the Sally’s White Christmas Margarita, which features white cranberry juice and sparkling wine, Jack’s Buttery Rum, and Sandy Claw’s Hot Cocoa which, as the name implies, is a warm and comforting drink that is perfect for winter evenings. It’s important to note that due to the popularity of the pop-up, reservations are required.
Bad Elf Pop-Up Bar
If you’re looking for some festive fun with a twist, visit the Bad Elf Holiday Pop-Up Bar located within Shady Grove Bar & Lounge at Silverton Casino. The bar is fully immersed in holiday decor, with 27 elves hiding among the twinkling string lights adding to the cheerful ambiance. A must-try experience is the Bad Elf Experience, where you can sign up in advance to receive exclusive goodies such as the souvenir glass and a chance to win a grand prize staycation at Silverton with dinner for two at Twin Creeks Steakhouse. For just $25, you can enjoy two holiday cocktails of your choice and participate in the Bad Elf Puzzle Hunt. With its quirky holiday themes, unique cocktails, and a playful atmosphere, the Bad Elf Holiday Pop-Up Bar is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and memorable holiday season.
Miracle on Spring Mountain
For some serious holiday cheer (especially in cocktail form), the Miracle on Spring Mountain pop-up at The Sand Dollar Lounge is a fantastic option for the 21 and over crowd. The local watering hole is fully decked out through New Year’s Eve with around $20,000 of decor perfect for holiday photos. The Miracle on Spring Mountain pop-up also includes exclusive pizza pop-ups with some fantastic local chefs such as Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo and Nick Dugan of Bardot Brasserie (by Michael Mina). The pizza pop-ups will also benefit various Las Vegas charities. Miracle on Spring Mountain will also have numerous themed events, entertainment and a long list of specialty holiday-themed cocktails exclusive to Miracle on Spring Mountain. The Sand Dollar Lounge is the official Las Vegas home to the Miracle Bar Popup.