Christmas Memories from the Classic Las Vegas era

As the holidays are fast approaching, we thought it would be nice to take a stroll down memory lane and see how Christmas was celebrated back when the Las Vegas was a much smaller town, entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip was jumping and jiving and traditions were being made.

How many of these do you remember?

Shopping at Vegas Village was a must! And look, you fill the house with holiday happiness and new furniture!

The hotels got into the holiday spirit:

Here's the Flamingo from 1954.

And the Sahara from 1954

And the mid-century modern New Frontier from 1957. (Thanks to Joel Rosales for letting us use these images).

Hotel owners also got into the spirit:

You could go to the Convention Center Rotunda (the original Convention Center shaped like a flying saucer) and here famed orchestra leader Antonio Morelli lead a Christmas program:

Or if you were visiting between Christmas and New Year's Eve in 1963, you could see one of these great acts:

Or if you were a local, you could go downtown to see the Christmas parade and decorations:

Stop in at the Horseshoe for a drink or some of Benny Binion's famous chili:

Or head over to the Green Shack for their famous fried chicken:

And then return to your Huntridge neighborhood to see the decorations:

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Happy Holidays!!!