I remember the first time our family decided to visit our Uncle Buzzy in Florida for Christmas. This Midwestern baby actually wondered, “Do they have Christmas in Florida?” And of course they do, with decorated boats in flotillas, lawn decorations, holiday trees, presents and family gatherings.
Later, when my then gentleman friend (now husband) and I were able to spend a week in Las Vegas at Christmas, I had the same question. We got the same “yes” answer. Holiday songs played in the casinos; poinsettias and Italian lights were everywhere, and the buffets featured lovely holiday meals. This year, I have particularly enjoyed the holidays in our new hometown (I’ve written three stories about local celebrations!) Even when Las Vegas is suffering economically, the holidays come to Las Vegas and they are delicious.