Looking for what to do during winter in Las Vegas? We've got you covered!

Toca Madera Staff

7 min read

Prepare for a winter trip to Las Vegas that's packed with holiday magic and outdoor activities. Glide on ice skating rinks under neon lights, experience U2 like never before, and enjoy a Monday night that transforms your expectations of Mexican food.

From the classic Hoover Dam tour to the cooler weather adventures at Lee Canyon, we've got you covered.

Let's dive into the winter wonderland of Vegas.

REAL BODIES at Bally's

Winter season in Vegas isn't just about the glitz and glamour - it's also an excellent opportunity to explore indoor activities like this. REAL BODIES provides a unique blend of science and art, making it a fun activity for both adults and kids.

From the nervous system to the digestive tract, each section of the exhibition is a revelation. You'll walk away with a newfound appreciation for the complexity of your own body. It's a fun activity that's both educational and eye-opening.

So, if you're looking for family-friendly activities this winter, REAL BODIES could be a fascinating option.

Mezcal Mondays at Toca Madera

If you find yourself in Vegas during the winter months, come experience a Mexican meal like no other. Toca Madera transforms your Mondays into an oasis of flavor and sound.

Picture this: you're sipping on an Isla Fresita, a mezcal cocktail infused with strawberry-rosemary agave. The air fills with live music, creating a vibe that starts your Vegas week with a bang.

Delicious food, live entertainment, and a curated cocktail list make Mezcal Mondays one of our special events you won't want to miss. And for a quieter evening, you can also opt for a delicious meal filled with Mexican-inspired dishes with a Mediterranean twist.

Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Las Vegas Tour

Looking for a fun activity that's also family-friendly? The Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Tour in Las Vegas is your ticket to explore the city in any season. This tour offers day and night routes, giving you an excellent opportunity to see all the iconic landmarks.

Live guides provide entertaining commentary as you ride through the city, making it an interactive experience.

The tour is flexible, allowing you to hop off at any stop that catches your eye. Whether it's Fremont Street's dazzling lights or special events happening around town, you're in control.

Tour the Hoover Dam

The average winter temperatures in Vegas hover around a pleasant 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities, including a day trip to the iconic Hoover Dam.

Located near Boulder City, the Hoover Dam offers a blend of engineering marvel and natural beauty. You can explore the dam's structure, learn about its history, and even venture to the Tillman Memorial Bridge for panoramic views.

Visitor traffic tends to be less congested during the winter, making it a more relaxed experience. Plus, the cooler weather means you won't be sweating through your adventure.

Enjoy the Winter Outdoors at Lee Canyon

Another advantage of avoiding the summer months and summer heat in Vegas is the wonder of Lee Canyon - a winter paradise less than an hour from the Las Vegas Strip.

With 445 acres of lift-served and hike-to terrain, it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Real snow during the festive season and real winter weather anyone?

Winter vacationers can expect a range of activities, from skiing to snowboarding. The resort even offers ski lessons for those looking to improve their skills.

Day Trip to the Grand Canyon

Staying outdoors, let's venture to one of America's most iconic national parks: the Grand Canyon. Just a few hours' drive from Vegas, this natural wonder offers jaw-dropping vistas that make your camera roll look like a professional portfolio.

The South Rim is open year-round, offering a variety of trails and viewpoints. The North Rim, however, is open for day use only, making it a more exclusive experience.

Whether you're hiking the trails or simply soaking in the views, the Grand Canyon is a must-visit on any trip to Vegas - regardless of the season.

Go Ice Skating at the Cosmopolitan

Located in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan brings the holiday season to life with its enchanting ice skating rinks.

Open at select times throughout the winter season, the rink offers a festive atmosphere that is sure to put you in the holiday mood. As you lace up your skates and step onto the ice, you'll be surrounded by the beauty of The Cosmopolitan's holiday display.

The ice rink is decorated with twinkling lights, adorned trees, and an incredible view of the Las Vegas skyline. It truly feels like a holiday wonderland. And the best part? It is only 4 minutes away from Toca Madera, where you could have a romantic dinner, the perfect ending to your holiday date!

Experience The Sphere at The Venetian Resort with U2

Enter the future of live music with The Sphere at The Venetian Resort. This high-tech venue takes concerts to another level, and U2's "UV Achtung Baby" winter 2023 residency is the perfect introduction.

The Sphere's LED screens and 160,000 speakers immerse you in 3D visuals and crisp sound. This venue redefines the word "concert", it's a multi-sensory experience that will leave you awestruck.

Also well worth your winter Vegas time

  • Stratosphere Observation Deck
  • The Mob Museum
  • Gene Woods Racing Experience
  • Downtown Container Park
  • Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • Any of the many world-class music, comedy, and magic shows that are part of Vegas all year round

Wrapping Up

Winter in Vegas is a spectacle, from the icy allure of The Cosmopolitan's rink to the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. It's a season that transforms the city into a playground of both indoor and outdoor delights.

But what if you could add a dash of luxury to your winter Vegas nights? At Toca Madera, we're not your average Mexican restaurant.

Our Mezcal Mondays and Toca Tuesdays are a feast for the senses, complete with fire shows, DJs, and live bands. They're just two events of the many that give our restaurant a heartbeat and a vibe like no other on or near The Strip.

Reserve your table and make this season in Vegas one to remember with Toca Madera.

This winter, we're your spicy slice of Vegas magic.