The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Returns For Its Eighth Holiday Season, Nov. 20


The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Returns For Its Eighth Holiday Season, Nov. 20


On Wednesday, Nov. 20, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will welcome the return of The Ice Rink for the upcoming holiday season as the Boulevard Pool once again transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors will enjoy rooftop ice-skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, snow showers, classic holiday movie showings, adult renditions of seasonal culinary classics, and breathtaking views surrounded by vibrant city lights.


This year, the beloved winter experience will feature the third-annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, a Night with the Knights, the return of Benny the Ice-Skating Dog, and much more.


2019 Special Events Include:


Annual Tree Lighting

The Ice Rink’s adored Tree Lighting Ceremony returns for its third consecutive year to kickoff the holiday season. Fans, locals and tourists alike are invited to join The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in all of the celebratory festivities the Ice Rink has to offer during this family-friendly affair. The lighting of the 36’ tall tree will take place in the evening. More details to be announced soon.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Official After Party

Sunday, Nov. 17

4:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m.

During the official after party for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, friends, family and fans can watch the race from The Ice Rink with complimentary hot chocolate and ice skating beginning at 4:00 p.m. From 7:00-10:00 p.m. participants are invited to ice-skate or kick back and relax at a fire pit. Benny the Ice Skating Dog will be at the rink to greet runners, take photos and delight guests with a special performance.



Performance by Benny the Ice-Skating Dog

Wednesday, Nov. 27

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Labrador Benny was rescued days before euthanization and immediately took to the ice after his new owner fashioned him a pair of custom ice skates. After an incredible debut performance last year at The Ice Rink, Benny returns to The Cosmopolitan to show off his new skating skills. For every skate rental purchased during the event, $2 will be donated to the Animal Foundation.


Marquee Mistletoe Ball with DJ Crespo

Wednesday, Dec. 4

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The inaugural Marquee Mistletoe Ball will transform The Ice Rink with a high-energy club set by DJ Crespo. Guests will receive complimentary ice-skating with a non-perishable food donation and can take photos with Santa and Rudolph. All donations will benefit Three Square.


A Night with The Knights

Friday, Dec. 6

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Vegas Golden Knights invite locals and tourists alike to revel in the holiday spirit along with a special meet and greet with a few of their favorite hockey players, Chance the Gila Monster and the Knights Guard.


Vice on Ice featuring TAO Group Hospitality Cares Donation Drive benefitting Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

Wednesday, Dec. 18

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

In partnership with Tao Group Hospitality Cares, Marquee resident DJ Vice will take over The Ice Rink with a lively set to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Guests will be able to enjoy complimentary skating with a donation from NPHY’s Holiday Wish List.


Date Skate Mondays and Tuesdays Featuring Holiday Movie Classics

Monday, Nov. 25 – Monday, Dec. 30

Guests can cuddle up at a fire pit and stay toasty with a signature cocktail while classic holiday films play above The Strip on the resort’s 65-foot digital marquee.


Date                 6:30 p.m. Film                                     

Nov. 25             Jack Frost

Nov. 26             Home Alone

Dec. 2              Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

Dec. 3              National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation            

Dec. 9              Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Dec. 16             Santa Buddies              

Dec. 17             Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Dec. 23             Elf


Dec. 24             The Grinch

Dec. 30             The Polar Express




Holiday Culinary Menu:

The winter wonderland will also serve a variety of curated cocktails, an adult play on traditional seasonal favorites such as the Egg Noggy Nog, Campfire Delight, Rebel without a Claus, Scrooged, White Elephant Game, and The Griswold.


Menu selections include classics reminiscent of winter childhood favorites such as grilled cheese and tomato soup, turkey potpie, fully loaded potato skins, chicken nachos, sliders, crispy chicken tenders, warm pretzel rolls and spicy green bean fries. Sweets bites including campfire s’more, cinnamon churros, and a pumpkin pie liege waffle will also be available.


General Information and Reservation Details:

The Ice Rink will be open Nov. 20 through Jan. 5. All-day skating access is $25. Monday through Thursday, all day skating access for Nevada residents, hotel guests and military is $15. Skate aid seals and reindeers are available for $10 an hour. The Ice Rink welcomes guests ages two and up. Waivers must be signed for all skaters. Minors must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. For complete details and contact information, please visit


Hours of Operation

Nov. 20 – Dec. 20

3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Dec. 21 – Jan. 5

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Daily


Special Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

12:00 p.m. – midnight


To reserve a private fire pit email


Little Winter

Beginning Nov. 20, guests at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will experience the return of “Little Winter,” an immersive digital art installation that combines digital technology and architecture into one captivating piece. This one-of-a-kind digital art experience will transform areas throughout The Cosmopolitan into a vibrant progression of a winter’s day through a unique physical/digital hybrid of five scenic vignettes.  The playful characters partake in The Cosmopolitan style of mischief with little surprises, including the following scenes drawn from relatable memories of the holiday season:


  • Scene 1: Arctic Ice Fishing in the early orange glow of dawn
  • Scene 2: Alpine Skiing in a day of sunshine
  • Scene 3: Ice Skating in the colors of sunset
  • Scene 4: Mountain Hot Springs in darker shades of evening
  • Scene 5: Fox Quest set in the deep night



About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort and casino that offers a decidedly different perspective. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan’s distinct vertical multi-tower design features more than 3,000 guestrooms with residential living spaces, private terraces and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Luxury amenities include a premier lineup of world-class culinary experiences; an intriguing mix of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues; 100,000-square-foot-casino; award-winning spa, salon and fitness center; unrivaled pool district and an eclectic line-up of hand-selected boutiques. For more information visit: and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.