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Christmas Eve and Chistmas dining in Las Vegas

Many families utilize the Christmas holidays as a time to vacation and relax. In some locations across the nation, dining on Christmas Day may be a slight challenge due to closings to observe the holiday.

Luckily Henderson is just 20 minutes away.

However, in Las Vegas most casino restaurants will be open. Depending on whether your taste buds desire a buffet or an elegant dining experience, there are many options.

During the holidays, the casinos “deck the halls” with extravagant Christmas décor that is both enchanting and impeccable. On a daily basis, the casinos offer many great buffets and dining experiences; however, chefs truly showcase their culinary talents during the holidays.

Rio boasts the world’s largest buffet. For a buffet full of variety, including a specialty seafood buffet, Rio is recommended for Christmas dining. Expect slightly longer wait times because of the notoriety.

Aureole offers a four course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe menu featuring Chilean sea bass, saffron risotto, poached truffeled capon breast, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, and dessert. Inquire for reservations.

Four Seasons Hotel, adjacent to Mandalay Bay Hotel, offers a 4 course prix fixe menu. The menu includes, but is not limited to 3 types of wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, marinated asparagus, smoked herb crusted salmon, turkey, apple sage cornbread stuffing and prawn scampi-style are also featured.

Bellagio’s buffet is noted for its quality of foods. The buffet features American, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steak and International cuisine. Le Cirque adorned with its beautiful décor received rave reviews for its French cuisine.

The Wynn offers a delectable buffet, as well as, restaurants such as Alex. Alex tempts the palate with delectable tastes of the France. The restaurant is nestled away in a cove far from the sounds of the casino. The cuisine and ambiance will delight the holiday guest. Reservations are essential and can be made 90 days in advance.

Reservations are recommended in some of the restaurants and many can be made up to 60 days in advance. As the day is drawing neigh, check with the restaurant of choice to determine if they accept reservations and the dress code.

If the traveler chooses Las Vegas for holiday festivities, the traveler can be assured that the wait may be longer and the prices may be somewhat more expensive than daily dining, but the casino staff will be attentive to every detail from cuisine to decor to make the holiday a memorable one.

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