Happy Thanksgiving

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa wishes you and your love ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels from all of us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa.  May your Thanksgiving Day be filled with warmth and happiness surrounded by the love of your friends, family and delicious entrees.

Happy Thanksgiving From The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa

Planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in Las Vegas?  We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa.  Take advantage of the various hotel packages we offer to enjoy during your stay including our Hibiscus Spa Package and Exclusive Offers for AAA Members.

Visit Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Ethel M's cactus garden comes to life with a spectacular lights display.

Christmas in Vegas just got a whole lot sweeter at Ethel M's factory and cactus gardens. The renowned candy company will be presenting a one-of-a-kind experience that combines a fantastic assortment of chocolate samples with thousands of holiday lights adorning the nearby gardens. The holiday cactus garden at Ethel M Chocolate Factory is the largest in Nevada and one of the most expansive in the world, featuring a range of desert ornamentals, cacti and succulents from around the globe. Over 300 species are on display and are gathered from the Southwest United States, South America and Australia.

Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolate FactoryThe seasonal event is one of the most thrilling holiday light displays in Vegas. Running throughout the holiday season, the light display is a perfect occasion to bring together the whole family. Admission is free, and the display itself is open most evenings with adjusted hours for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. In addition to the event itself, Ethel M's factory and chocolate shop is open all day, offering a perfect opportunity to treat your sweet tooth before or after taking a stroll through the exhibit.

The gardens will be host to a variety of special events geared toward the whole family. Santa Claus will be present to mix and mingle with the children every Friday through Sunday. These nights will also feature performances by a variety of local choirs. The event launches on November 10, 2015, with a kick-off concert. Performers include Human Nature, Sin City Opera and Jabbawockeez, and admission is waived for guests bringing toys or canned goods for donation.

Come celebrate the holidays with us at the The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about our luxurious accommodations.

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run Is Coming Soon

Santa runs in downtown Las Vegas raising funds for Opportunity Village

He's making a list and checking it twice. Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, December 5, 2015, for the 11th annual Great Santa Run held in Las Vegas, NV. Thousands of Santa Clauses will join to raise funds for Opportunity Village, a local charity that provides assistance to people with intellectual disabilities. We are looking forward to seeing several white beards and red suits spreading holiday cheer to everyone in the streets.

Las Vegas Great Santa RunSanta Runs across the globe compete to win the World Santa Challenge trophy by having the most Santa participants. Las Vegas and Liverpool have been long-time rivals, bouncing the title back and forth year after year. Santa Clauses of all kinds, even those with paws, are encouraged to register for the run. Each furry friend that registers will receive a special bag of treats, and this could very well be another record-breaking year.

Both the 5k run and 1-mile walk start at the Freemont Street Experience. Live entertainment will be offered before the race at the 3rd Street Stage and Jamba Juice Start Line Stage. Throughout the day, Slotzilla will be offering zip line and zoomline rides to Santa Clauses and their fans. One hundred percent of the rides' proceeds will be donated to Opportunity Village.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel – Casino and Spa is proud to support all of the individuals participating in this year's Santa run. We hope that you enjoy your stay with us this season. Consider making the Las Vegas Great Santa Run one of your annual holiday traditions, and visit our website for hotel amenities and more.

Splurge with Holiday Shopping in Las Vegas

The Fashion Show Mall and Miracle Mile Shops offer premium products for superb prices this holiday season.

The bright lights of Las Vegas might be calling to you to enjoy a weekend of gambling fun, but there's much more to this eclectic city than the famous Strip. Holiday shopping in Las Vegas is the perfect way to fill those stockings and please the entire family with lavish gifts. You simply have to know where to go when you arrive in town. The Miracle Mile Shops and Fashion Show Mall offer plenty of deals on gifts that will delight your friends and family during the holidays.

Holiday Shopping in Las VegasThe Fashion Show Mall is located right on Las Vegas Boulevard, so it's a convenient sidestep from the action at your favorite casinos. Some of the newest retailers include American Girl and Zara. It's even possible to catch a runway show with live models if you stop by at the right time of day.

Don't forget to walk through the Miracle Mile Shops nearby. The Las Vegas North Premium Outlets are known for their upscale brands with reasonable pricing for almost every budget. The desert heat that Las Vegas is known for cools down over the holidays, so you'll be comfortable inside the stores or enjoying the weather outside.

After you've completed your shopping adventure, head down to SAVONA Bistro inside The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Our staff is pleased to serve you some of the most delectable meals in the city. You can browse our website to see our menu or even book a room to stay during your shopping getaway.

Let the Games Begin at the MAX Casino

Check out this Las Vegas Casino's entertainment options.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa is ideally located minutes from the Strip. Our property serves as a great place to spend time relaxing and catching up with friends, and it's close to Vegas’ top attractions. The MAX Casino Players Club offers exceptional service and rewards to make your visit more enjoyable. There are several different games to play, and you'll get free slot time when you play often. Several coupons and incentives help to make this a true gem among Las Vegas casinos. The Players Club offers a full selection of gambling options, including video poker, slots and blackjack. Join the club to get a sign-up gift, points for free play and comps for all rated players.

MAX Casino at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and SpaThe William Hill Las Vegas Sports Book is a unique venue that provides multiple chances to win. It's open daily, and patrons get the benefit of playing in one of the most renowned sports books in the county. There is a mobile app and an automated kiosk to help you get the most out of your stay. You can take advantage of the convenient location right inside The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Our professional staff will help you with all your needs and ensure your stay is enjoyable.

When you visit our hotel, you get the benefit of our 24-hour dining, in-house cafe and exclusive SAVONA Bistro. Our Happy Hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly, and it includes free beer and snacks to thank our guests for staying with us. Browse our website to join The Player's Club before your next excursion to our casino.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Bull riding at Thomas & Mack Center

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is once again returning to the Las Vegas strip for over a week of western-themed fun and excitement. The Thomas & Mack Center will host the event from December 3 to 12, 2015, and for the 10 days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, there will be related activities around the Strip.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las VegasThe National Finals Rodeo will feature autograph sessions with cowboys, the Miss Rodeo Pageant, a western gift show and other events. Some of country music's biggest stars will be in town for concerts throughout the week. Merle Haggard, the Charlie Daniels Band and Tanya Tucker are a small sampling of acts that can be seen while the rodeo is in town. Various festivities will be taking place throughout Las Vegas, including a mechanical bull riding contest and the Downtown Hoedown. There is also the daily Cowboy Christmas. Here, you can find the perfect downhome gift for the holidays.

Of course, the main event of the week is the actual rodeo competition. The bronc and bull riding are the most popular shows and with good reason. You will be on the edge of your seat as you watch riders cling to the backs of powerful animals that want nothing more than to throw them to the ground. There will be a whole array of contests to show off the skills of cowboys that you will not want to miss. Barrel racing, steer roping and more will pit the skills of men against the strength of animals or show how the two can work in harmony.

Visit The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa website to book a room that is located less than 2 miles from the Thomas & Mack Center. From here, it will be easy to get to the arena to attend all the great National Finals Rodeo events. 

Don't Miss Las Vegas Motor Trend International Auto Show

Motor Trend auto shows are known for exhibiting the newest selection of quality designs in the industry.

Whether you are in the market for a new set of wheels or just like to dream, you won't want to miss the Las Vegas Motor Trend International Auto Show held November 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With over 350 of the hottest cars, trucks and SUVs from around the globe, this show is a must-see exhibition for any auto enthusiast.

Las Vegas Motor Trend International Auto ShowVisit the Exotic Vehicle Display to get a glimpse of some of the world's most luxurious sports cars, including the Lamborghini Huracan. You can get some great ideas on how to soup up your ride when you check out the collection of amazing customized cars from the world-renowned SEMA Show. Sit behind the wheel of one of the many Ford vehicles available for a test drive to see what it can really do.

Sunday is Family Day, so all children 12 and under enter for free! Bring out the kids for a day filled with family fun and entertainment. If you order your tickets online, you'll receive a free one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine.

A stay at the nearby Westin Las Vegas Hotel – Casino and Spa will make it easy for you to spend all three days at the car show, giving you plenty of time to take it all in. When the auto show is done for the day, you can experience gaming as only Vegas can provide in our MAX Casino. Our hotel's convenient location means that you can later head down to The Strip for world-class entertainment and non-stop action. Afterward, come unwind at our rejuvenating Hibiscus Spa. No matter what activities you enjoy at and around our hotel, you're just minutes away from all the action at the auto show, so book your stay with us soon.

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

Enjoy a run for charity with a discount hotel package at Westin Las Vegas Hotel - Casino and Spa

Sin City is the world capital for exciting events, and one such event is the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon. This charity run is one of the most anticipated marathons in Las Vegas, and some of the best deals for accommodations at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel - Casino and Spa are available to you when you book the RunWESTIN℠ RnR Marathon Race Package. This deluxe package deal includes a one- or two-night stay and loads of perks to entice visitors, including full post-race VIP area access, breakfast for two on Monday morning and late checkout on race day.

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half MarathonAs part of the two day package, you can take a run to loosen up on the night before the race with a fitness expert, and then get a luxurious night's sleep. On race day, you'll receive a complimentary lunch for two before the race, a training call from our onsite running concierge, and post-race ice bags and goodie bags. This is all in addition to the great amenities that are available to our guests every day.

Also in town that week is the Health and Fitness Expo, premiering on November 13 and 14, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Why not arrive in Vegas a few days early and enjoy a whole week dedicated to fun and fitness?

It's easy to book your reservations for the Rock and Roll Marathon and hotel package from Westin Las Vegas. The discount hotel package at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel - Casino and Spa is available from November 14 to 16, 2015. You can book online or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan WIMAPKG1. Get more information about amenities and other exciting events on our hotel website.

Halloween Events in Las Vegas Happening Throughout October

Sin City invites visitors to explore haunted asylums, play monster mini-golf and march in a Vegas Halloween parade this year.

Whether you're looking for grown-up frights or family-friendly fun, Halloween events in Las Vegas offer plenty of options for entertainment and events on and leading up to October 31, 2015. Ranging from parades to nightclubs and hay mazes to haunted hotels, Sin City really knows how to throw a celebration.

Halloween Events in Las VegasThose looking for true Halloween terror experience should try the 2015 Asylum and Hotel Fear Las Vegas where you'll be thrust into the nightmare scenario of the inmates taking over the asylum. Open in October from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on additional nights, this is a great way to kick off the scary season.

For a kid-friendly alternative, head to HallOVeen at Opportunity Village 2015 on West Oakey Boulevard, open each week Saturday through Monday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring the kids in costume to play Halloween-themed miniature golf, ride an enchanted carousel, try the "slightly scary" slide and more.

On Halloween night itself, make sure to head down to Fremont Street to catch the parade starting at 7 p.m. This is a great all-ages event, and anyone in costume is welcome to join the march, or you can watch. Just make sure to get there ahead of time to claim the best viewing spots on 13th Street or 7th Street along Fremont.

Las Vegas is an amazing place to spend Halloween, and the staff of the Westin Las Vegas Hotel – Casino and Spa is ready for another thrilling year. When you're looking for a place to relax between spook-tacular adventures, join us just a block off the Strip and unwind in one of our elegantly furnished guest rooms.

Join Us for the 2015 Monster Energy Cup

Spectacular motocross racing stunts and exciting action await at this year's edition of the event.

While there's certainly no lack of things to do in Las Vegas on any given day, the 2015 Monster Energy Cup promises an elevated level of excitement that's sure to set it apart from the usual Sin City attractions. Combining the course design feats of veteran Ricky Carmichael with the speed and aerial acrobatics of the world's best motocross athletes, Sam Boyd Stadium will be the epicenter of an amazing display of racing prowess on Oct. 17, 2015.

2015 Monster Energy CupJoin other fans of the sport as contestants pit their skills against the challenges of Monster Alley where speeds top 70 mph, or witness their attempts to clear the innovative elevated starting ramp, which is twice as high as that of the Anaheim Supercross Championship and has never been tried before. The diabolical Joker Lane is a popular holdover from past events that still promises to pose a challenge to this year's batch of talented riders. The finish line sports no less than three spectacular jumps for an explosive end to this imaginative and unique racing course. Whether you're a long-time fan or a first-time visitor, this year's events promise to amaze.

After the thrills of the Monster Energy Cup, why not take advantage of all the amenities offered by the Westin Las Vegas Hotel – Casino and Spa, a luxurious oasis just steps from the Strip. The Casino Lounge offers plenty of refreshing cocktails, drinks, pub meals and snacks to quench your thirst or satisfy your hunger. Our SAVONA Bistro makes dining a more leisurely and glamorous affair with gourmet meals and an elegant ambiance. With the 24-hour casino featuring popular slot machines, video poker and table games like Texas Holdem, Roulette and Blackjack, there's no need to leave the hotel in a hurry to experience all the excitement that makes Las Vegas famous.