12 ways to celebrate the holidays in Las Vegas, where a hotel’s cool pool becomes an ice-skating rink

By JAY JONES

NOV 30, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, only in Las Vegas would a tony hotel swimming pool become an ice-skating rink, and a $25 piece of coal from the Titanic become the perfect naughty-not-nice gift.

It’s a time when some of the city’s more than 42 million annual visitors can discover the desert city’s seasonal side. Nighttime lows in the mid-30s give Vegas the feel of a real winter destination too.

Then catch Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland, who will be at a skating rink instead of a hockey rink to host the tree-lighting ceremony at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

Each December, the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan morphs into an outdoor skating rink. (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Take a twirl on the ice-skating rink on the hotel’s pool deck overlooking the Strip. Skating is open daily and continues through Jan. 6.

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