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Meet Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Tivoli plans to pass out bells to children to ring as Santa arrives in a carriage. Expect carriage rides and hot cider and cocoa. Tivoli plans to host Santa, carolers and carriage rides select hours Fridays through Sundays throughout the holiday season. Visit or call 570-7400.

The Royal Tea Society plans to host A Christmas Tea with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lakeside Center in Desert Shores, 2620 Regatta Drive. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. RSVP with payment by calling 233-3795 or emailing by Monday.

The Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Theatre Company plans to present "A Christmas Story" at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Audience members can enter a raffle to win a replica leg lamp as seen in the movie. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for children 9 or younger and Faith Lutheran students and alumni. Visit or purchase tickets at the door for $2 more. For group rates, call 562-7725.

A free Rudolph Round-Up for children 2 to 5 is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy arts and crafts projects and the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" animated holiday video feature. Call 229-1100.

Signature Productions plans "A Signature Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $20 and $15 for children 3 to 12. Visit or call 878-7529.

A live simulcast of "Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing -- 100th St. Olaf Christmas Festival Live" is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at theaters across the country including Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. Visit

The Sun City Musicmakers is scheduled to perform "Home for the Holidays" at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8. Call 256-2812 or 450-1059.

The Silvertones Chorus plans to present "It's the Holiday Season ---- a Holiday Concert of Song" at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 per person. Call 256-6220, 838-2908 or 254-3427.

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, from Friday through Jan. 1. To get there, take the Speedway exit off Interstate 15. Admission is $15 per car and $1 per person for buses, with a $20 minimum. Visit vegasglittering or call 888-926-7402.

Sagebrush Ranch plans Christmas caroling excursions on horseback and in wagons Thursdays through Sundays starting Friday at 7103 Rebecca Road. The price is $60, which includes dinner. Children 3 or younger may participate free. Visit or call 645-9422.

The Village at Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada di Villaggio, plans holiday festivities Saturday with a figure skating show at 5 p.m., tree lighting at 5:30 p.m., a Sin City Opera performance of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" at 5:45 p.m. and a holiday concert at 7 p.m. The village's floating ice rink is open. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through Jan. 29. Visit

Santa is set to arrive for a tree lighting at 5 p.m. Friday at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. The tree's music light show is scheduled beginning at 5 p.m. daily. On Saturdays and Sundays, free carriage rides are planned from noon to 4 p.m., and the "Holly-Jolly Holiday Show" is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. A menorah lighting is planned at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Visit

Area school choirs are set to sing at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21. Families can get photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays at Santa's House. Pets are welcome on Wednesdays. Snow shows are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Visit or call 269-5000.

Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is open daily until Jan. 1 at the garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. Admission is free. Visit

The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller tour is scheduled to visit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets range from $35 to $85. Visit or call 739-3267.

From 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9-10, the Clark County Museum plans to host Heritage Holidays, a free open house with carolers, hot cocoa, crafts for children and a visit from St. Nick. A scale model holiday railroad display is scheduled to be set up inside the Historic Boulder City Union Pacific Railroad Depot. Houses along Heritage Street are set to be lit up for the event. The museum also has historic holiday displays up during regular hours. Visit or call 455-7955.

Celebrate the opening of the new North Las Vegas City Hall at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony planned for 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Members of the North Las Vegas City Council are slated to address crowds in the new Civic Plaza, and live entertainment is planned.

The city of Henderson has scheduled WinterFest from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The event is slated to kick off with the arrival of Santa Claus Dec. 9 and the official Henderson Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Visit