Experience our 29th annual holiday cactus garden lights

The holiday season is upon us and there's no greater Las Vegas tradition than our Cactus Garden Lights.

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24th - 10am-8pm
Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25th - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Saturday, December 31st - 10am-8pm
New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1st - 10am-10pm

Image of Santa in the Holiday Cactus Garden from 2021

open nightly!

Come visit Nevada’s largest botanical cactus garden decorated with over a million Christmas lights and Holiday decor.

Our family friendly Holiday Garden is open nightly from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, from November 5th until January 1st.

You can take pictures with Santa, enjoy our famous hot chocolate, or grab a quick bite from our Food Truck.

Skip the line and pre-order your favorite holiday treats. Choose from our famous hot chocolate, chocolate-dipped cookies, or cupcakes from Freed's Bakery, and more!

The Garden is located at 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014

Pre-Order Treats Now!
  • Help of Souther Nevada Logo

  • This year, a $1 entrance fee per person is required and will be donated to Help of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank. The entrance fee can be paid with either cash or credit card. Please note that we will NOT be collecting toys and non-perishable food items this year.

  • Three Square Food Bank Logo

Ethel M Chocolates Home for the Holidays Collectible Gift Tins on a wood table with candles and pinecones.

Shopping for Holiday Gifts?

Getting a taste of Ethel M Chocolates' freshly made sweet treats is the perfect way to end a stroll through the holiday garden.

Whether you choose to purchase a custom chocolate box from our retail store or book a tasting experience, you can learn all about how the chocolate is made and sourced, and what delicious flavors each piece has to offer. We elevate every holiday moment with our exceptional chocolate gifts!

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Holiday Chocolate Tasting

Reserve your Ethel M Chocolates Tasting Experience today! Choose from our Classic Chocolate Tasting or Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Tasting—both available with a wine pairing for those over 21. Reservations are limited, and seasonal chocolates are only available while supplies last. Come celebrate the holidays with chocolate. Reserve your seat today!

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Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden Parking Map

Where to Park

You may park in any of the Ethel M Chocolates parking lots, at Roseman University Campus (follow red arrows) or across the street at the Smith's parking lot.

Please do not park in the parking lots around the Green Valley Business Park as you will be towed.



This is for their safety. The cacti are exposed and close to the path. There's a very high risk that animals will come in contact with cacti if they stray from the path at all.

Under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals (dogs and miniature horses) are permitted and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.