Neon Museum programs include special one-night events, such as an upcoming free stargazing night and monthlong celebrations of culture, such as February’s Black History Month, when the museum is set to highlight the work of Paul Revere Williams, the creator of many works of classic googie architecture, a style typified by strong curves and geometric shapes and a dramatic use of steel and glass. Williams designed the building that serves as the museum’s lobby, the restored and relocated lobby of the La Concha Motel.
Southern Nevada shines on New Year’s Eve, but almost all of the festivities are reserved for adults. So where can revelers go if they have kids in tow?
WinterFest is scheduled from Dec. 12-14 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The event transforms the Water Street District into an old-fashioned Christmas with activities and decorations and a giant snow globe aquarium courtesy of the cast from “Tanked.”
Families looking to get into the holiday spirit under a budget can add one more free option to their lists: Sam’s Town plans to transform Mystic Falls Park into an indoor winter wonderland.
December’s First Friday arts festival is set to include live music, the Nevada Ballet Theatre performing selections from “The Nutcracker” and an enchanted forest full of ornaments.
“Sunset Wonderland is like Central Park meets Sunset Park,” said Kim Ehler, recreation specialist for Clark County Parks and Recreation. The first-year holiday attraction packs Sunset Park with lights, activities and an ice skating rink.
Named for its director, the Myron Heaton Chorale has been around more than 20 years, performing at local churches and festivals around the world. The group is slated to perform at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road. Admission is free.
Twenty rooms at the Gateway Motel are set to house art and activist messages during the Greetings From Las Vegas pop-up art event scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South motel. The rooms are set to be converted for one night to exhibition space for artists, designers, activists and community members to showcase visions of a greener, more sustainable Las Vegas Valley. The event is set to include food, beer, live music and burlesque dancers. For more information, visit greetingsfromlv.com.
The Las Vegas Cultural Corridor Coalition plans to offer a December to Remember again this year, with bright lights, hula dancing and bagpipes.
After four years of catering to Southern Nevada’s sweet tooth, Gimme Some Sugar is expanding its business model to open a wine and dessert bar in Henderson. Whether it’s with peanut butter and jelly macarons or chocolate brownies, owners Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski have been working to find the right beverages that pair with their pastries.