For most, Christmas Day is entrenched in tradition: swapping gifts, eating candied ham and watching the exploits of young Ralphie with loved ones.
Even local nightlife sticks to custom, which is why it will be business as usual for several party spots on December 24 and 25. And why not—Christmas is arguably the biggest birthday celebration of them all.
On December 25, Light will employ Bay Area producer/DJ Andy Caldwell, and Surrender will feature Philadelphia native and resident open-format beatslanger Mighty Mi.
Reps stressed their respective clubs’ commitment to their Wednesday industry nights in explaining why doors would remain open for Christmas.
“We wanted to be sure to offer our locals and guests the opportunity to come out after the festivities and enjoy some drinks and good music with family and friends,” says Pauly Freedman, director of operations at Surrender.
In addition, ladies-night events will take place at Ghostbar and the new Geisha House on West Flamingo Road. Revolver will have a Naughty or Nice party (see Hot Spots). And Crazy Horse III will be celebrating “XXXMas.”
You can even pre-party during Christmas Eve, at spots such as Hyde at Bellagio, Piranha, Beauty Bar—it’s Nickel Beer night, after all—and Surrender, which booked DJ Sharam to celebrate Persian Christmas, says Freedman, adding that “Las Vegas has become a destination for concerts and festivities during this holiday period.”