Eat. Drink. Be Merry!

November 22 – December 28, our 900-seat arena will turn into a holiday wonderland. There will be the mythical Merlin and even falling snow! But the battle for honor must go on. The fate of King Arthur hangs in the balance. Knights will ride, charge and joust their way to victory, while you cheer on your country’s hero and indulge in a celebratory three-course feast! It’s the perfect way to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season.

Date & Times

Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 5:30 PM & 8 PM

Mon & Fri 5:30 PM

Nov 23 & 24 5:30 PM & 8 PM

Nov 27 & Nov 29 5:30 PM

(Alternative Show Times) Dec 16 & 17, Dec 20-23 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Dec 25 5:30 PM & 8 PM

Contact

Tickets 702.597.7600

Dark Dates

Tuesdays
Menu

Starter

Dragon’s Blood (Tomato) Soup

Dinner

Cornish Game Hen
Stuffing Cake
Baked Jeweled Yams
Broccoli Trees

Dessert

Holiday Apple Strudel

Dietary Menus

Menu options below are available upon request before the show at the box office.

Gluten Free 

Starter
Vine-Ripened Cream of Tomato Soup

Entrée
Roasted Cornish Game Hen Served with Baked Jeweled Yams and Steamed Broccoli

Dessert
Fresh Fruit Cup

Vegetarian 

Starter
Vine-Ripened Cream of Tomato Soup

Entrée
Vegetable Ravioli with Marinara, Served with Steamed Broccoli

Dessert
Holiday Apple Strudel

Vegan 

Starter
Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrée
Vegetable Ravioli with Marinara, Served with Steamed Broccoli

Dessert
Fresh Fruit Cup

Kosher 

Starter
Non-Kosher starter Available

Entrée
Prepackaged Glatt Kosher Meals by Meal Mart, Choice of Beef, Chicken, or White Fish

Dessert
Non-Kosher dessert available

Dairy Free 

Starter
Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrée
Roasted Cornish Game Hen Served with Baked Jeweled Yams and Steamed Broccoli

Dessert
Fresh Fruit Cup

Kids 

Starter
Vine-Ripened Cream of Tomato Soup

Entrée
Breaded Chicken Tenders, Fries, Ranch, and Carrot Sticks

Dessert
Holiday Apple Strudel

General Show Ticket Information

General Admission

Ticket includes a three-course dinner. All ages are welcome to attend. Children 3 years and younger may attend free of charge and must sit on the adult's lap and share the adult's meal. Children age 4 and older will be charged the full ticket price and receive their own seat and dinner. On occasion, previously scheduled and promoted performances of this show may be cancelled.

VIP Holiday Ticket

 Early admission into arena via exclusive entrance
 Center arena seating
 Welcome announcement by Merlin (Optional)
 Commemorative photo
 Souvenir

VIP Holiday Tickets are sold at the Excalibur and Luxor box office only.

Dinnerless Admission

Ticket includes admission to the 8:00 PM show only. These tickets are not available for purchase online. Please visit the Excalibur Box Office to purchase. 

ADA Seating

MGM Resorts International strives to make it as easy as possible to purchase accessible seating tickets for venues across the country. Availability and the type of accessible seating will vary based on each venue's policies and/or the type of event taking place. Order your tickets by phone at 702.597.7600 or book accessible seating online.

Locals Discount

With Nevada ID, locals can take advantage of $10 off.

Fun Facts
  • It requires 36 staff/management to run the show which includes cast, stable staff, and managers.
  • There are 10 snow machines in the show.
  • The snow is not real, it is a liquid product made to look like foam flakes.
  • Throughout duration of the Holiday shows we expect to use two 55-gallon drums of liquid snow.
  • It takes 2-8 weeks to design a new holiday costume.
  • It take dancers 2 weeks to prepare for the show.
  • It takes riders 3-4 weeks to prepare for the show.
  • The Maiden costumes are approximately 5-lbs, and Merlin's is approximately 30-lbs.
  • There are 22 horses in the Tournament of Kings stable.
  • 10 horses are used in the Tournament of Kings Holiday Show.
  • 10,000 LED lights are used in the castle lights.
  • Excalibur is the No. 1 purchaser of Cornish Game Hens in the United States. Since June 1990, approximately 6,700,000 hens have been served.
  • Tournament of Kings has become the setting for several dozen marriage proposals each year. All of the maidens have said yes to the gallant knights – that is all except one.
  • The soil used in the arena is mixed with synthetic fibers to create a better cushion. This is important because many of the show's stunt falls are done off of the horses.
  • The swords used in the performance are titanium and create sparks during battle sequences.
  • Approximately 4,100 lance tips are shattered each year.
  • We use 10-12 tons of wood shavings monthly in the horse’s stables.
  • As a group, all of our horses eat 125 tons of hay annually.
  • The core team producing Tournament of Kings (Producer, Director and Stunt Coordinator), have been with the show since its opening in 1999. They were all also involved with the original King Arthur’s Tournament, which opened at the Excalibur in 1990.
Details

From Valet

Enter the hotel and walk towards the center box office. Take the stairs down. At the bottom of the stairs make a left and the arena will be on the right.

From Rotunda/Parking Garage

Walk into the hotel and walk straight into the casino. Take the stairs down by the center box office. Once you get to the bottom make a left and the arena will be on your right.

Box Office Hours

Castle Walk Box Office (Sun - Thu) 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Castle Walk Box Office (Fri & Sat) 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Casino Box Office (Mon & Fri) 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Casino Box Office (Tue) 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Casino Box Office (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Dark Dates

Tuesdays

Group Reservations

Group rates available for parties of 15 or more.

Phone Number

Tickets 702.597.7600

Disclaimer

Show tickets are available for purchase up to 60 days in advance. Warning for Asthma/Allergy Sufferers: This show features horses, pyrotechnics, strobe lights, smoke and fog effects in an enclosed area. Guests are seated in close proximity to the horses and dirt arena. Therefore, persons sensitive to horses, dust or with allergies, asthma or respiratory conditions should attend at their own risk. *All bags are subject to search. Backpacks, luggage or like items are strictly prohibited in the show room.