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- The 10th anniversary of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, a 5K and 1-mile walk with runners decked out in Santa suits out to keep the world record for the most Santas in one spot, is scheduled for Dec. 6 in downtown Las Vegas. Registration and entertainment featuring Holly Madison and The Chippendales are set to begin at 8 a.m. On-site registration is $55 for adults and $40 for children 16 or younger. Children 3 or younger in strollers do not need to register. Registration includes a Santa suit. Dogs can be registered for $10. Visit opportunityvillage.com.
- Winter Wonderland, an outdoor experience with a snow play area, sledding, ice skating, a movie and light show, a tree sales lot and a Zappos Pop Up Shop, is scheduled from 3 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 11 to 10 p.m. Sundays at Eighth and Fremont streets throughout December. Admission to the area is free. Free parking is available in the Llama Lot at Ninth and Fremont streets. Ice skating is $5. Snow play is $10 an hour. Sliding down the sledding hill is $12 for five rides. Visit givewithme.com.
The third annual Repeal Day Celebration is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The event is set to include casino table games, a costume contest, cabaret dancers and a jazz band. Tickets are $40. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
- The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is set to provide the choral accompaniment for Andrea Bocelli’s performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $78. Visit mgmgrand.com or call 877-880-0880.
Performances of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” are scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the Black Box Theatre in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $13.50 and $15. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
“Surrealist Expressionist in Fine Art,” an exhibition by Vanessa Stewart, is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 24 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. An opening reception with the artist is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Bobby Brooks Wilson is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $15. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
- Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco is set to perform “Fiesta Mexicana,” a Mexican festival of dance, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
A concert featuring Lady Antebellum, David Nail and Maddie & Tae is scheduled at 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $35 to $50. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk is scheduled at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5-13 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Professional rodeo and sports announcer Jody Carper is slated to call the action in this free mechanical bull-riding competition. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
The Nevada School of the Arts plans a winter concert featuring its chamber and preparatory orchestras and pianist Adam Neiman at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Visit nsamusic.org.
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave. Visit allsaintslv.com or call 702-878-2373.
- Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
- Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow invites residents to Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-636-4194.
- A discussion titled Fashion and the Changing Face of American Femininity is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The talk is set to be led by cultural historian Deirdre Clemente and clothing connoisseur Corinne Entratter Sidney. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
“Reflecting and Projecting: Twenty Years of Design Excellence,” an exhibit celebrating architecture produced by architects in Nevada, is set to be on display Dec. 10 through Feb. 28 inside the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
As part of Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series, performances of “Fallen Guardian Angels” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Ticket prices have not been announced. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Holiday Events & Attractions
The 10th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run is scheduled Dec. 6 in downtown Las Vegas. The 5K run and 1-mile walk features participants decked out in Santa suits to raise funds for Opportunity Village and keep the world record for most St. Nicks in one location. Registration and entertainment featuring Holly Madison and The Chippendales are set to begin at 8 a.m. On-site registration is $55 for adults and $40 for children 16 or younger. Children 3 or younger in strollers do not need to register. Registration includes a Santa suit. Dogs can be registered for $10. Visit opportunityvillage.com.
- The Desert Chorale’s annual Christmas concert accompanied by the Nevada Pops Orchestra is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free. Visit thedesertchorale.org.
- December to Remember events are scheduled in venues throughout the Las Vegas Cultural Corridor. The Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans a free concert series at 1 p.m. Saturdays featuring Bluegrass for the Holiday on Dec. 6, Tara Skouson and Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye of Duo Mystique on Dec. 13 and performers from Las Vegas Academy on Dec. 20. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3512. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans exhibits and events throughout the month culminating in a cultural fashion show scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Visit lvnhm.org. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., plans a Christmas Market at the Fort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 with local vendors selling handmade items and Native American art and fry bread. Fort staff members also plan to offer ornament and card-making activities for children. The fort is also set to host a program with gingerbread house making and cocoa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
- The Living Christmas Tree, a celebration of the holidays in song, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. The production is set to feature more than 100 singers, dancers and instrumentalists along with guest soloist Joan Sobel. Admission is free. Visit communitylv.org or call 702-458-2241.
- A holiday celebration with the Las Vegas Jazz Society is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $12 for society members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com or call 702-736-4939.
“Wishing You a Merry Christmas,” a performance by the Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, is scheduled at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children 10 or younger. Advance tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/ssbccmas.
A holiday no-sew fleece tie blanket workshop for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J St. The cost is $3, and registration is required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
- The Winchester Star Catchers dance program is set to perform its 14th annual holiday recital at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
Performances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 13 at the Colabo Youth Theater, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-114. Tickets are $10. Visit tinyurl.com/cytface or call 702-742-6109.
- Palm Mortuary’s annual Tree of Memory holiday services are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Palm Boulder Highway, 800 S. Boulder Highway; Dec. 6 at Palm Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd.; and Dec. 9 at Palm Eastern, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Admission to the memorial events is free. Visit palmmortuary.
Performances of “A Dick Johnson Christmas Carol” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The play is written by Mark Valentin and Maxim Lardent, directed by Lysander Abadia and produced by the Poor Richard’s Players and Off-Strip Productions. The play is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets are $14 and $19. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
“Pops II: Fa La La Las Vegas” is scheduled at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Ticketsare $26 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The 29th annual “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” fundraising show is scheduled at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. The show, hosted by the Tony Sacca, is set to be filmed before an audience and feature local performers, including Zowie Bowie, marionettist Anthony Rais, singers the KC Twins and others. Tickets are a $25 donation, which benefits the Youth Foundation for the Performing Arts. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
“Christmas at My Place,” featuring “Jersey Boys” star Travis Cloer and his six-piece band, is scheduled at 7 p.m Dec. 8 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $46. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
- Experience the Dream: A Winter Wonderland of Promise, a fundraising holiday tea for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Southern Nevada, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Park Towers at the Hughes Center, 1 Hughes Center Drive. Tickets are $125. Visit ihaveadreamsonv.org or call 702-492-5321.
- Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. Seventh St., plans its All Nations Holiday Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. The event is set to feature a silent auction, international foods, crafts, cultural booths, entertainment and baked goods. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Visit lasvegasacademy.net.
- Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada plans to host its fourth annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences from 3 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6. Guests are invited to tour accommodations at nine Strip properties. Culinary creations by chefs and wine and cocktail selections also are planned. Tickets are $150. Ten tickets can be purchased for $1,100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Visit jalasvegas.org.
Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, has been transformed with holiday decorations and an hourly 15-minute laser light spectacular set from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. Cowboy Santa is set to appear from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 28 through Dec. 23. Visit samstownlv.com.
“A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant,” a new musical by Table 8 Productions, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 4, 6, 11-13, 18-20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 20 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. The show tells the story of L. Ron Hubbard’s“Dianetics” in the style of a school Christmas pageant performed entirely by children. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. Visit table8lv.com or call 702-423-6366.
- The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool is scheduled to be open through Jan. 4 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The 4,200-square-foot rink is set to feature a fire with s’mores roasting, periodic snowfall on the weekends and holiday movies on Mondays. The rink is scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Fridays and noon to midnight Saturdays and Sundays. All-day skating is $10 for Nevada residents and $15 for nonresidents. Skate rentals are $5. Admission is free to the pool area, which features a winter atmosphere. The Ice Rink is open to children 2 or older, but children 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
- Community and school groups are set to perform in Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
- Glittering Lights, an annual drive-through holiday display, is open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 4 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The attraction features hundreds of light displays stretched over a 2.5-mile course. Admission is $20 per car. Visitors may receive $5 off Sundays through Thursdays with the donation of a bag of gently used items for Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Live Nativity nights presented in partnership with the United Methodist Churches of Las Vegas are scheduled Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-24. Visit glitteringlightslasvegas.com.
- Photos with Santa are set to be available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Claus & Paws Pet Photos are set to be offered from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
“Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35-$40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
HELP of Southern Nevada is seeking volunteers to assist clients with applications for holiday programs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 11-13 at HELP of Southern Nevada’s main campus at 1600 E. Flamingo Road. Overnight shifts are available Dec. 5-15 for those wishing to assist during the 16th annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Volunteers are also needed to help distribute toys received from the drive from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18-20. For more information or to volunteer, call Joan Lima with HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-836-2114.
- Gig De Pio’s “A Brief History,” an exhibit that includes several large-scale impasto paintings, is set to be on display through Jan. 9 in the Winchester Cultural Center art gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
- Performances of Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.
- In celebration of 15 years in Las Vegas, Madame Tussauds, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer $15 tickets to Nevada residents through Dec. 31. Visit madametussauds.com/lasvegas or call 702-862-7800.
- The exhibit “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” is scheduled through Jan. 4 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into 3-D, play and learning environments. Visit discoverykidslv.org.
- To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Marriage Can Be Murder” is offering locals $30 tickets on the 15th of each month through July 2015. To secure the tickets, use the code 15years. The interactive dinner show is scheduled at 6:15 p.m. daily at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St. Visit thed.com or call 702-388-2111.
- The “Fabergé Revealed” exhibit is set to showcase 238 rare Fabergé artifacts in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art through May 25. Tickets are $17 or $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 or older; and $12 for students, teachers and military members with valid ID. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Audio tours are included in the price of admission and complimentary docent tours are available at 2 p.m. daily. Visit bellagio.com/bgfa.
- The Skull Show Biennial is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31 at the Donna Beam Gallery inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
- In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, the Las Vegas House of Blues is looking to host 22 charitable events in the Foundation Room December through January. Events are slated to run from 5 to 8 p.m. and are open to the public, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the corresponding charity. Guests must be 21 or older, and dress codes are enforced. For a list of charities and dates, visit tinyurl.com/hobanniversary. For more on the venue, visit houseofblues.com/lasvegas.
- Registration for classes at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. is available through Jan. 3. Classes include African dance, Afro-Brazilian martial arts, ancestral stretch/yoga, audio engineering and others. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
- “A Muse,” an original dance drama by Las Vegas Academy dance instructor Jeneane Huggins, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and 18-20 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
- The Fraternal Order of Eagles plans an arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at 1601 E. Washington Ave. The fair is set to feature jewelry, candles, fine art, beaded Christmas decorations, holiday floral arrangements, baby items and knitted and crocheted items. Proceeds are set to benefit the Robert W. Hansen Diabetes Fund. Call 702-642-1213.
- Light Shine Events plans to host its second annual Winter Celebration & Expo from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 20 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The event is set to feature emerging artists, musicians, lifestyles and “edutainment,” with more than 70 exhibitors from the Las Vegas community presenting gifts for the holidays and year-round. A silent auction is planned to benefit homeless teens, along with exhibitor raffles, a treasure hunt, yoga, drum circles, meditation, stress relaxation chairs, massage, entertainment and music. Visit lightshineevents.com.
- Registration is open for the seventh annual Scale the Strat fundraising stair climbing event, slated for March 1. Scale the Strat is scheduled concurrently with the third annual USA Stair Climb Championship, expected to attract elite stair climbers from all over the world and allow amateur climbers the opportunity to rub elbows with the best athletes in the sport as they ascend the stairs in the Stratosphere Tower. An early-bird discount rate of $40 is available before Dec. 31. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum $150 fundraising pledge for the American Lung Association. Online support and personal fundraising coaching is available. Visit scalethestrat.com.
- Las Vegas Academy Theatre performances of “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, are scheduled Feb. 19 through March 7 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $12 to $20. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
- Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present the play “My Friend the Fox” by William Glennon April 23 through May 2 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
Tickets are on sale for One Night for One Drop, planned at 7:30 p.m. March 20 inside “The Beatles LOVE” theater at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is set to feature Cirque du Soleil performers and raise funds for One Drop, a charity created to ensure that water is accessible to all. Tickets start at $100 and are tax-deductible. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or call 844-339-2837.
Tickets for Disney On Ice’s “Let’s Celebrate!” are set to go on sale Dec. 6 for performances planned from Jan. 14-18 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, UNLV ticket outlets, Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets or by calling 702-739-3267. Opening-night tickets start at $12. Visit disneyonice.com.