Guide to Jewish Life in Las Vegas

A Vegas Chol HaMoed Bucket List

Make the most of Sukkot in Henderson and Vegas

New to Vegas? Hosting family and friends in Henderson over Chag? Just looking for a hidden gem you’ve missed your whole life?

There is plenty to do in Vegas over Sukkot. From where to eat out to unforgettable experiences, here is your chol hamoed Vegas to-do list.

Community Events

Jewish Vegas is a happening place and Sukkot is no exception. Our communities are pulling all the stops to make this chol hamoed fun for the whole family. Join a local shul or kollel for some family-friendly fun this Wednesday or Thursday.

Sukkot Celebration @ the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix

  • Rides, games, a children’s rally and more!
  • Food for purchase and Sukkah on premises.

Organization: Friendship Circle Las Vegas
Date: Wednesday, Oct 12
Time: 4 – 6:30 PM
Pricing: Early Bird – $10 per child, Reg. $20 per child
Location: 1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Sukkot Family Festival @ Tivoli Village

  • Live Music and kid’s entertainment
  • Food for purchase and a Sukkah on premises

Organization: Community Kollel of Greater Las Vegas
Date: Thursday, Oct 13
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Pricing: Free (Activities available for purchase)
Location: 400 S Rampart Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89145

Above event cancelled

ATC Family Simchas Beis Hashoeva

  • Candy Sand Simchat Torah Activity
  • Pizza dinner for the family

Organization: Ahavas Torah Center
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Pricing: Early Bird: $10, Reg. $12 (Dinner for adults $6)
Location: 1312 Hopewell Ave, Henderson, NV 89012

Places to Eat Over Chol HaMoed

Vegas is unique among out-of-town Jewish communities in that we have many more Kosher eateries than most. Between tourism and conventions, there are a number of restaurants, catering to a number of cuisines and price points. While not all will be open over Sukkot, here are ones we’ve confirmed will be open, as well as two which will have an on-site Sukkah.

Open with a Sukkah

Jerusalem Chef’s Table
Cuisine: Upscale Mediterranean

Cafe Express LV
Cuisine: Coffee and Brunch/Bakery

Kosher Chinglish
Cuisine: Authentic Cantonese

Open for Takeout

Shawarma Vegas 
Cuisine: Mediterranean Grill

Patty Smash Go

Cuisine: Burgers

Ariela’s Pizza & Kosher Kitchen

Mother Falafel

Shawarma Vegas

Chol Hamoed Day Trips

Not looking forward to having the annual hours-long “So where should we go today?” discussion chol HaMoed morning? Vegas has you covered.

 Skip the negotiations and choose from this list. Indoors? Outdoors? Museum? Zoo? Hike? There’s something here for everyone and for all ages. You’re welcome! 

Lion Habitat Ranch 

Not your typical zoo. Enjoy close encounters with the wild as you visit and feed animals at this wildlife sanctuary. 

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

You may say you’re coming here for the kids, but we all know the adults wanted to feed the sharks! Get to know thousands of exotic aquatic creatures in an *air-conditioned* venue. 

Gilcrease Orchard

Great family activity beautiful orchard pick and purchase fruits and vegetables. Open on Thursday & Sunday 7am-2pm

Discovery Children’s Museum

Great for kids, lots of activity rooms with water play, climbing, drawing, and kids shows.

Adventuredome Indoor Amusement Park

Roller coasters, bumper cars, arcades, and more.

Hoover Dam

If you haven’t said tashlich yet, consider going on a guided tour to this historical landmark. Guided tours are available on-site, and there are numerous parks close by; perfect for a chill afternoon with family or friends. 

Rainbow Mountain Wilderness

We know you’re not just going on this hike for the pictures, but any pictures taken on a Rainbow Mountain Wilderness trail will be spectacular! 

The Mob Museum

Is there a speakeasy & distillery  in the basement of this museum dedicated to golden age crime bosses? You’ll have to go and see for yourself. This museum is open late (from 9AM – 9PM), so this one doubles as a night activity. 

Pinball Hall of Fame

When you visit the Pinball Hall of Fame you’ll want to put GPS trackers on everyone to make sure you don’t lose a member of your immediate family or friend group. This enormous space houses practically every classic pinball game made, making it a twist on the traditional chol hamoed arcade trip. Open until 10PM for those looking for a night activity.

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