Many of us have the tradition of making a big holiday dinner at home on Christmas. But sometimes, we just want someone else to do the cooking. Not to mention the clean-up that’s required after! All those pots and pans… That oven that has to be cleared of whatever dripped onto the bottom that’s sure to create a smoke hazard next time you turn it on… the sink full of dishes when you just want to nap. Nobody needs that headache.

Plus, travel is getting messed up all over the place due to one illness or another. So maybe you aren’t even getting those house guests. If you aren’t having people over this year, all that effort to cook might not be worth it. And no company doesn’t mean you need to chow down on ham sandwiches or other small bites. Fortunately for us, Las Vegas is rife with places to dine out. And many of them are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Of course, our strip casinos never shut down, so you could always mosey on over to one of those to find a bite. But perhaps you’d like something off the strip. We’ve put together a list of off-strip places that you can eat at on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And if you have someone coming in from out of town, this might be a nice change of pace to that party you’ve gotten tired of hosting.

This list, which is in no way showing the ONLY places open in Las Vegas on Christmas, comes courtesy of Eater Las Vegas. There are dinners on the list, brunches and more. There are options for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Don’t forget to make reservations early! And whether you’re dining out or staying home, Happy Holidays! Wendy Rush

  • 1. Hawthorne Grill

    Hawthorne Grill In Rampart Casino will be serving an ala carte menu on Christmas Day from 4 to 8pm. Dress code is business casual and the cuisine is steakhouse fare and American classics. Make reservations here.

  • 2. A.Y.C.E Buffet

    The A.Y.C.E. Buffet at The Palms will be open on Christmas Day from 5 to 9pm. Surf options include prawns, mussels and poke. Mix and match with the turf options, including prime rib, bone-in ham, roasted turkey and beef brisket. More info here

  • 3. Ferraro's Ristorante

    If you’re looking for something unique for your Christmas Eve dinner, stop by Ferraro’s Ristorante on Paradise Road. Their Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner is a five-course Italian dinner. Plates include salmon, black Alaskan cod, dover, or a seafood spaghetti. You’re guaranteed to leave stuffed! Make reservations here

  • 4. Spiedini Fiamma Italian Bistro

    Spiedini Fiamma Italian Bistro in the JW Marriott Resort is offering a three-course dinner on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9 pm. Dress code is business casual and the cuisine is Italian. Make reservations here.

  • 5. Scotch 80 Prime

    Voted one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas, Scotch 80 Prime in The Palms would certainly not disappoint on Christmas. This luxury dinner has a price for two at $175. Menu offerings planned include roasted sweet potato and lady apple soup, beef wellington with filet mignon wrapped in foie gras, and eggnog creme brulee for dessert. Reservations are required. Make them here.

  • 6. Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca

    A great option for either Christmas Eve (5 to 10pm) or Christmas Day (2 to 8pm) is Bottiglia in Henderson. The Italian favorite is offering a prix fixe menu Truffle Tortellone Soup, Vitello Tonnato, Pollo al Mattone, Chef’s Swordfish, Conchiglioni Ripieni, & Red Velvet Cake, according to their Instagram. Reservations can be made here

  • 7. Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles

    Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles inside Rampart Casino will be open on Christmas Day with menu highlights like Lobster, Beijing Duck and Szechuan chicken. You can reserve an individual table or choose counter seating for Teppanyaki. It is considered fine dining and patrons are asked to dress accordingly. Make reservations here.

  • 8. Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

    If you’re in the mood to go German for Christmas, you’ll have a lot of Bavarian dishes available on Christmas Day at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. Grab a stein and have a seat near the Tannenbaum. Get details here.

  • 9. Earl Grey Cafe

    Another casual dining option for Christmas is the Earl Grey Cafe in the Rampart Casino. They’ll be doing a three-course meal on Christmas Day from 11am to 9pm. Appetizers include a cranberry apricot salad or lobster bisque. Choose from a rosemary garlic leg of lamb or earl gray halibut filet for your entrée. And finish off your meal with a chocolate and vanilla yule log. Get more info here

  • 10. Twin Creeks Steakhouse

    You can head over to the Silverton Casino on Christmas Day for a holiday menu from 3 to 9:30pm. The Twin Creeks Steakhouse will be offering a pan-seared branzino with roasted pumpkin entrée. Jazz it up with a Brussels sprout salad with dried cranberries and bacon lardons. And don’t forget their olive oil cake with blood orange and elderberry mascarpone cream for dessert. Make reservations here

  • 11. Serrano Vista Cafe

    For Christmas, Serrano Vista Cafe in The Palms will serve a prix fixe menu that will include butternut squash soup, prime rib, and Yorkshire pudding. Finish off your meal with a choice of chocolate chip, pecan, or pumpkin pie. Get details here

  • 12. Market Place Buffet

    If you’re looking for a more casual option on Christmas Day, the Market Place Buffet in Rampart Casino will be open with a breakfast buffet until 2pm. It will offer cinnamon swirl pancakes and other tasty breakfast choices. The lunch and dinner buffet, featuring items like Korean short ribs, mussels, crab cake benedict and more, is open until 8pm. Get details here.

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