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903 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas This Winter

 

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As it winds from downtown to the plaza, the Electric Light Parade reveals a colorful,
mile-long line of families, town pride, and bright floats.

 

AFTER LAS VEGAS was founded in 1835, it grew into a bustling town of ranchers, merchants, traders, and adventurers. Since then, a few things have changed, but the town’s commitment to its history and legacy are stronger than ever. The best example of this are the town’s 900 or so buildings on the National Register of Historic Places that draw people from all over the country. But during wintertime, there are three additional reasons you might want to visit.

ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE

(DECEMBER 2): The parade features floats wrapped in Christmas lights, marching bands, and carolers as well as townspeople lining the street. The scene is like something out of the movies, and with the addition of Santa holding court in the plaza gazebo, it very nearly is.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

(DECEMBER 1): From log cabins to marble Italianate structures, from Victorian gems to adobe casas, the home tour takes visitors back in time. There’s also music, holiday decorations, and seasonal refreshments.

LA NOCHE DE LAS LUMINARIAS

(DECEMBER 2): Luna Community College pulls out all the stops every year for its popular holiday presentation of nearly 5,000 luminarias and other festive lights placed and strung throughout the campus. Combined with the Electric Light Parade, it successfully ties together the old and the new Las Vegas.

 

 

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