What To Wear In Las Vegas In December

December in Las Vegas does bring cooler weather than the blistering summers, but it never reaches frigid temperatures. However, the desert nights can be chilly.

  • Average high: 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius)Average low: 38 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius)
  • The holidays come to Las Vegas but the snow never really arrives. There are instances when Las Vegas gets a flurry or two, but you can be sure that you will not need your heavy winter coat on the Las Vegas strip. December is warm relative to most other cities, and if you’re coming from northern parts of the U.S., it will feel downright balmy.

    You are in the desert, so the climate is dry even in December. Clouds are common, but there is little humidity and only a small chance of rain.

    What to Pack

    Because of Las Vegas’s general predictable weather, it’s easy to adhere to a standard packing list year-round. Plus, even when it’s 100 degrees outside, there’s plenty of air-conditioning indoors, making a sweater a necessity any time of the year! A good starting point for packing for Las Vegas includes:

    • Jeans or khakisA bathing suit and cover-upShorts or skirtsT-shirts and tank topsA collared shirt or dressy blouseA sweater or jacket

    December Events in Las Vegas

    All of the standard must-see Las Vegas fixtures apply in December, but the festive month offers a few extra special attractions, too.

    • Check out the holiday decorations on display at the LINQ Promenade during the entire month of December. Just as everything else in Las Vegas, you can expect this display to be over the top. There’s a giant tree, holiday magic shows, and festive carolers. Plus, get an unbeatable view of the entire city by riding the High Roller, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel located in the same plaza.The famous water show at the Fountains of Bellagio is a daily occurrence throughout the entire year. But during the entire month of December, check out the revamped show where the typical songs are swapped out for holiday music.
    • If you find Vegas to be too warm, head to the T-Mobile Arena to watch the Vegas Golden Knights play hockey; the ice cools the place down, but the hockey heats it right back up. The holiday lights and Christmas tree at the Fremont Street Experience are a great way to get into the mood of the season.

    What to Wear on the First Night in Vegas

    So, you just landed in Las Vegas. You checked into the hotel and it’s time to grab a cocktail in a to-go cup and explore the Las Vegas Strip. But what to wear?

    1. Sensible flats or boots. The Strip is long with a lot of escalators and stairs and people. Don’t trash your feet the first night. Wear shoes you could walk 10k+ steps in
    2. Jeans. It’s going to be cold when you’re walking outside. I recommend pants. You can feel comfortable strolling jeans. It might not be nightclub attire, but you’ll be welcome most places if you plan to keep it pretty casual.
    3. Bodysuit. I’m all about layering in winter. It might be warm in a crowded bar and chilly when you walk outside. I went with a bodysuit in bright red. A pop of color and a little cleavage to match the va-va-voom of the Las Vegas lights.
    4. A statement jacket. Don’t be an idiot and catch a cold. Vegas nights can easily get into the 30s and walking around outside is just not a smart idea. Your jacket can make a big splash. I went with my Eloquii x Refinery29 Teddy Jacket.

    What to Wear to Saturday Brunch in Vegas

    Maybe you got a good night’s sleep (or maybe you didn’t because the glow of the slot machines pulled you in like a moth to a flame). Either way, you’re going to want to grab brunch. I recommend a trip downtown to get away from the hubbub and try brunch at a hipster restaurant on Fremont St. Covered in murals and old school neon signs, you’re going to want a cute outfit on to snap pics. Here’s what I’d recommend:

    1. A comfy dress. The kind you don’t have to wear Spanx in so you can really enjoy some good food. I chose an Eloquii Turtleneck Maxi Dress.
    2. Walking shoes. Different outfit, same boots. When you’re packing in a carry-on, try to have as many things as possible that can be mixed and matched.
    3. Your statement jacket (or the other one you threw in because let’s be honest, one just wasn’t enough).

    What to Wear for a Winter Night Out in Vegas

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    Here it is. The big night out. If you want to go full Vegas in a skimpy mini dress, get after it. There’s no reason you have to go outside between Uber, the Monorail, and the hotel you’re staying in. But if you’re like me and plan to walk around and see where the night take you, consider a few more layers and (dare I say) pants. Here’s what I wore:

    1. Sheer bodysuit (the kind the requires a great bra). Great for layering and just enough sexy.
    2. Faux leather jacket. I’m obsessed with the two I own from Eloquii–one in black and one in Barbie pink. It’s fabulous.
    3. High-waisted black skinny jeans. I have a pair with a tuxedo stripe for a little extra edge.
    4. Nude block heels. Mine are just two inches high and from Target. I can wear them for hours on end without pain. Plus, they go with everything. You could wear them with just about everything else on this packing list.

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