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1. “December to Remember”: The free family holiday celebration is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include ornament-making in the Boneyard Park, followed by hot chocolate and caroling by the Las Vegas Academy choir in the festively illuminated Neon Museum Boneyard from 5 to 6 p.m. Families can also snap holiday photos with Santa in the Neon Museum’s North Gallery. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.
2. Arts Revolution Presents Molodi: The event is part of a weekly Sunday fundraiser and concert series to benefit arts programs in Las Vegas schools and is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455, Paradise Road. Tickets are $10. Visit tinyurl.com/ncyuf35.
3. “The Nutcracker”: Performances of the show produced by the Nevada Ballet Theatre are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 18 and 19; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20; and 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $179. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
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Wright Family Bronc Riders: The event including nightly meet-and-greet signings with rodeo stars and viewing parties to commemorate the National Finals Rodeo is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10-12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
Mariachi Winter Festival: The event, co-sponsored by the Clark County School District, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
After Romeo: Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is hosting a free concert with the pop group at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, new toy or gift card to be admitted. All donations from the event will support families in need over the holidays through HELP of Southern Nevada. As part of the set, the band will perform Christmas song “Save Some Snow.” Call 702-733-7625.
Container Park anniversary: The Downtown Container park is planning a celebration for its two-year anniversary Dec. 12 with events starting at noon, including a giveaway, pictures with Santa, the Zappos choir performing, movie screenings and more. Drink specials and certain events have a cost or require a purchase. Valet parking is set to be available. RSVP at facebook.com/events/629055470566891.
“Grounded”: Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 10-13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. George BrantÂs’ one-woman play tells the story of a nameless soldier who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, leading her to be reassigned to operating a remote-piloted aircraft (drone) from Creech Air Force Base, outside of Las Vegas. Tickets are $16 to $20. Visit cockroachtheatre.com.
“The Blanche DeBris Emergency Xmas Broadcast”: Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 10-13 and 17-19 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets for the PG-13 show are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Tattoos 4 Tots: Pussykat Tattoo Parlor is set to host Tattoos 4 Tots, a local drive to collect toys and gift cards to help kids throughout the area have a happy holiday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the parlor, 4972 S. Maryland Parkway. Throughout the day, tattoo specials and raffle prizes, including tattoo gift certificates, original artwork, prints, T-shirts and more, are planned. All new and unwrapped toys will be accepted during the event. For each toy (valued at $10 or more) donated, guests will get a raffle ticket for prizes, no limit. Truck U BBQ is also set to be on site throughout the event serving food for purchase. Paige Poole as Elvis is slated to entertain the crowd with holiday hits onsite from 4 to 6 p.m.
Christmas Centerpiece Workshop: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $12 for materials. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
Annual Holiday Synchronized Swimming Show: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6309.
Star Catchers Winter Recital 2015: The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
An Evening with Laura Osnes: Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $59. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The Swon Brothers: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event are $5 for locals, $10 for out-of-state and $15 for 18- to 20-year-olds. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Toastmasters Christmas party: Las Vegas Toastmasters Club No. 1297007 is set to host its third annual holiday party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at The 107 Lounge in the Stratosphere. All International Toastmasters are welcome. There is no cost to ride up using the 107 lounge elevator; the entrance is to the right of the elevator bay. This is not a hosted bar/lounge, so bring cash money as credit card transactions slow down the servers. A headcount of attendees is encouraged at time of RSVP. RSVP to Sean Scruggs at 702-601-3163, firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Ziobro at email@example.com or text your name and number of guests to 702-521-7106.
The Eight — Reindeer Monologues: Performances are scheduled at 10 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Shoes for Children: The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is set to host its 21st annual Shoes for Children Shoe drive and benefit performances at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Broadway in the Hood, A Source of Joy Theatricals Inc., is set to perform the musical “Nola’s Eve,” a play following a cheerful young girl who is experiencing her first Christmas without her mother. New pairs of children’s athletic shoes sized to fit preschoolers to high school youths will be accepted at the performances. Donations will also be accepted through Dec. 23 at all library district branches. Tickets are required and are available at the box office one hour prior to curtain on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one per person. Call 702-507-3989 or visit lvccld.org.
Las Vegas Job Forecast 2016: The event, part of the Getting Ahead Career Development Series, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Elf U — A Crash Course in Christmas”: Performances are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The original show is recommended for ages 5 or older and puts the entire audience in the first day of elf training as experts Mrs. Claus and Mary Christmas guide them and the audience in everything about the holiday season. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Poetry Readings: The reading by Clark County Poet Laureate Bruce Isaacson is scheduled from noon to 3.m. Dec. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Living History Band “Count Basie Style”: The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. The band is under the direction of Grammy Award winner Gary Anderson and features vocalist Ronnie Rose with his “A Salute to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman.” Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.
Rogue Toys’ 12 Days of Christmas: The local toy store’s two Las Vegas Valley locations — 616 Las Vegas Blvd. South and 2115 S. Rainbow Blvd. — plan to host the 12 Days of Christmas valleywide scavenger hunt through Dec. 12. The hunt is full of freebies and encourages residents to shop local, joining up with Maximum Comics, Wii Play Games, Celestial Comics, Cash for Chaos, Alternate Reality Comics and Johns Grand Slam Collectibles. The shops will offer clues for finding items hidden in the store by Rogue Toys’ co-owner Steve Johnston, who is organizing the event for the second time. Shops will donate toys to Toys for Tots, and Rogue Toys will be accepting donations for charity from customers throughout the scavenger hunt. Clues will be posted daily on Rogue Toys’ feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. A grand prize pack valued at more than $2,000 will be given away, and grand prize finalists will be invited to a special party on Dec. 19. Visit roguetoys.com/pages/the-12-days-of-christmas.
“Jurassic World”: The free movie screening is scheduled at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Mark Deramo Violin Recital: The performance is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Brodie Stewart: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event are $5 for locals, $10 for out-of-state and $15 for 18- to 20-year-olds. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Nevada Chamber Symphony’s Holiday Favorites: The performance is scheduled at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Holiday Origami Boxes for Beginners: The workshop is scheduled at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Adult and teen beginners are welcome. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Light Up the Night with Liberace”: The event is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Thriller Villa, 2710 Palomino Lane. The Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild is set to host the special fundraising event in conjunction with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. The event is set to feature a mix of entertainment, food and beverage, silent auction, holiday boutique and tour of the Liberace Museum collection on display. Attendees are encouraged to shine up their sequins and party Liberace-style for this glamorous holiday affair. Tickets are $85 per person, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Myra Gouger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-858-9311.
Mondays Dark: The event featuring an all-star lineup and marking the second anniversary of the monthly fundraising event is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The 2015 featured charities are The Center, Blind Center of Nevada, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, Olive Crest, Keep Memory Alive, ORION Cancer Foundation, United Way of Southern Nevada, Three Square food bank, Las Vegas Labrador Rescue, Project 150 and HomeAid Southern Nevada. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $50 for VIP reserved seating (VIP includes entry to an after-party at Vinyl). Visit mondaysdark.com or call 702-485-1262.
Bundle of Joy: A screening of the 1956 film is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Centered” presentation: Local artists selected for the county’s “Centered,” a public art project to create works in 10 Clark County street medians, are set to present their design concepts during a community meeting from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Medicare 101 Seminar: The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center — East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 855-861-8277.
Holiday Dinner and Light Tour: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $6 for dinner only or $12 for dinner and the bus tour to the Ethel M Cactus Gardens. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.
Casa de Shenandoah: Tours of the Wayne Newton estate at 3310 E. Sunset Road are discounted up to 50 percent for Nevada residents during the holiday season. Guests that purchase a Gold Tour package will receive 50 percent off their second ticket as well as complimentary admission for children 12 or younger through Jan. 7. The visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with scheduled tours beginning at 9 a.m. and the last tour departing at 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Christmas Day. Visit casadeshenandoah.com or call 702-776-7491.
“Terminal”: The exhibition of abstract works by Valentin Yordanov is set to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, through Jan. 8. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Public Employee Art Exhibit: The exhibition is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 4. at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
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Heritage Holidays: The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, is planning its free fifth annual Heritage Holidays event from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. The event allows the public to visit Heritage Street at night to see the museum’s houses lit up for the holidays and includes music and carolers from Green Valley High School’s Madrigals choir, a craft tent, a scale model railroad display, Santa and his elves and hot cocoa. Museum Guild members often dress up in period attire to greet visitors. Exhibits at the 30-acre museum chronicle Southern Nevada’s history from prehistoric to modern times. The houses and buildings on Heritage Street are open for self-guided tours and will be through Jan. 9. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Daily admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 702-455-7955.
WinterFest: The city of Henderson event is planned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Visits from Santa, entertainment, family activities and a tree lighting are scheduled at the event. A WinterFest Evening Light Parade is slated at 5 p.m. Dec. 12, featuring floats with the theme of Christmas stories. Cash prizes are set to be awarded for the top three entries, with ballots tallied and awards presented at 7:30 p.m. following the parade. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
North Pole Holiday Craft Fair: White Horse Youth Ranch, also known as WHY Ranch, plans a family craft fair with free entrance from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at 8390 W. Windmill Lane. Visitors can make crafts for $1 to $5 or purchase pre-made gifts. Horse rides, Christmas caroling and a bake sale are planned, and Santa is set to drop by for photos at 1 p.m. A tree lighting is scheduled at 4 p.m. Visit whyranch.org or call 702-644-9177.
Destination North Pole: The annual winter holiday ice show is scheduled at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. The show is set to feature local figure skaters of all ages performing to holiday music. General admission is $10, and VIP admission is $15 and includes prime seating. A $2 discount is offered on all tickets in exchange for a donation of at least three canned goods per ticket. Tickets are set to be available at the SoBe Ice Arena Box Office beginning Dec. 1. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.
You Drink, You Drive, You Lose: A youth driver safety education event featuring speakers, a drunken goggles experience, and a rollover simulation is scheduled at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 in front of the University Medical Center trauma center, 1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk: The event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation is set from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Wear a holiday-themed costume and run or walk a 5- or 10-kilometer route with team members. A 1-mile option and a children’s fun run also are planned. The cost is $60 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K, $20 for booster or 1-mile walk, $10 for children ages 9 to 16 and $5 for children 8 or younger. Register at tivolivillagelv.com.
Gaudin car show: The fourth annual Holiday Car Show is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at Gaudin Ford, 6625 Roy Horn Way. The event benefits Toys for Tots. Car show exhibitors receive free admission with the donation of a new toy. All spectators receive courtesy admission. Planned events included a barbecued lunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., small bites from Town Square Las Vegas eatery Killer Shrimp, children’s ornament making tent, and a poker walk for adults 21 and older. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5.
Pruning classes: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free pruning classes to the public Saturdays and Tuesdays in December at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive in North Las Vegas, and the Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Classes are planned from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring pruning shears, loppers and a saw, if possible. Topics covered will be preparing equipment for pruning; peaches and nectarines; apricots, plums and their relatives; apples and pears; and pomegranates, figs, persimmons and nut trees. Call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: Students are set to present the musical Dec. 10-12 at Desert Oasis High School, 6600 W. Erie Ave. Show times are 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Opening night admission is $5 or free with a blanket to be donated to the Linus Project. Tickets for Dec. 10-12 are $7. A fundraising dinner is scheduled to proceed the show at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets for the dinner are $15. Dinner and performance tickets combined are $20. Visit tinyurl.com/docharliebrown.
Scholastic Book Sale: New Scholastic children’s books are set to be sold at half price from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-12 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. A portion of the proceeds is to help support Henderson Libraries’ summer reading program. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Grant workshop: The free Nevada Arts Council event is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The council’s grants management team is set to share information about financial and programming support for artists, arts educators, arts administrators and the general public. A portion of the event will allow attendees to meet one-on-one with team members. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
“A Year With Frog and Toad”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform the musical based on the children’s book at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Theatre in the Valley: The troupe plans to perform “KNOL Noel Radio” at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at its Playhouse, 10 W. Pacific Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children ages 4-14. Call 702-558-7275, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit theatreinthevalley.org.
“Love, Sex, and the IRS”: The comedy in three acts by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, described as a cross between “Some Like it Hot” and “I Love Lucy,” is scheduled to be presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 20 on the mainstage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 or seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
Nevada Storm Youth Track and Field Club: The club plans to host early registration for the 2016 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Nicholas E. Flores Jr. Park at 4133 Allen Lane at San Miguel Avenue. Visit nevadastormtrack.org or call 702-325-6846.
Sustainability Gulch Puppet Show: A wacky Wild West puppet adventure is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends through December in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is included with paid admission. For an extra $5, guests can meet, sing and dance with and take pictures with the puppets at a Puppet Party Hoedown scheduled for noon and 2 p.m. Visit springspreserve.org.
Utah Shakespeare Company Tour: The Utah Shakespeare Company plans to bring its 75-minute education outreach production of “Hamlet” to town at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The program is free, but tickets are required. Get them at artslasvegas.org.
Holidays at the Orchard: The holiday event is slated Dec. 14-23 at the Gilcrease Orchard, 7800 North Tenaya Way. The event is set to feature hayrides, holiday lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, doughnuts, hot chocolate and more. Specific details are set to be posted once it’s closer to the holidays. Visit thegilcreaseorchard.org.
Old-Time Ranch Christmas: Celebrate the holidays with pinecone crafts for kids, ornament making, s’mores, hot cocoa, a live band playing holiday music, a fire in the fireplace and a visit from Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Participation is free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. Visit parks.nv.gov.
Train Rides to Santa’s Cottage: Train rides to Santa’s cottage with holiday stories and candy canes are set to be offered at 11 a.m, noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily Dec. 20-24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Visit springspreserve.org.
Lake Las Vegas holiday events: Lake Las Vegas and the MonteLago Village Association plan to offer holiday events Dec. 12 and 19. Children can board the La Contessa yacht at the Lake Las Vegas Marina, 10 Costa Di Lago, for a one-hour Santa Claus cruise at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. Participants will sail around the 320-acre lake, make a holiday craft and take photos with Santa that will be available for purchase. The cruise costs $12 for children 12 or younger and $18 for adults. Proceeds are slated to benefit children’s charities. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Also, Santa visits in the gazebo at MonteLago Village are planned free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free Christmas Express Train Rides through the village are slated from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and strolling carolers are scheduled to perform holiday songs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. through the village. Visit lakelasvegasevents.com.
Pet Nights With Santa: Cats and dogs are invited to get a photo with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. Visit meadowsmall.com.
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The seasonal venue is scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18 and noon to midnight daily, Dec. 19 through Jan. 3, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Snow showers are scheduled every half hour from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and amenities include holiday movie screenings, festive culinary offerings, including curated cocktails and roasted s’mores over a fire pit. Admission is free. All-day skating access is $15 or $10 for Nevada residents. Skates can be rented for $5, and skating aids can be rented for $10. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
Menorah lighting at Downtown Summerlin: To celebrate Hanukkah, Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to host the lighting starting at sundown through Dec. 13. The Jewish Community Center will light the candles, in addition to different events and entertainment for all each night. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Menorah Lighting at Tivoli Village: A menorah lighting is scheduled for sundown Dec. 10-13 to celebrate Hanukkah at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 702-570-7400.
Magical Forest: Enjoy a holiday walkthrough, carousel and train rides, miniature golf, faux snow tubing and live entertainment from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 3 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Admission is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. A passport that includes unlimited rides is $21.99 for adults and $18.99 for children. Additionally, the forest is set to host Feliz Navidad Day Dec. 25; the New Year’s Eve countdown Dec. 31; and the Day of the Dead festival Jan. 3. Visit magicalforest.org.
Holiday light show: The Light Up the Night display at center court inside the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, can be seen every hour on the hour through Dec. 24 from 5 p.m. until closing. The show features 54,000 lights on a 40-foot Christmas tree. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
Holiday Cactus Garden: Residents can visit the Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1 to see the more than 500,000 colorful lights. More than 70 percent of the lights this year will be LED, the business said. Visit ethelm.com.
Pictures with Santa & Train Rides: Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer pictures with Santa and train rides from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18; 9 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Dec. 21-24. Photos start at $10. Pet pictures with Santa are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 702-570-7400.
Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland: The holiday-themed light, music and animatronics show is scheduled on the hour from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Cowboy Santa returns to Mystic Falls Park to greet visitors Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 and will be available from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: The event featuring a 2.5-mile, drive-through holiday light display is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and holidays through Jan. 3. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and $55 for a season pass. Buses are $1 per person with a minimum charge of $20. Purchase tickets at glitteringlightslasvegas.com, Southern Nevada Walgreens locations or at the gate. Goodwill of Southern Nevada offers discounted entry coupons for Glittering Lights with a donation of goods. The coupon is available at any of the stores, drop-off locations or at the entrance of Glittering Lights. Value is $5 off Monday through Thursday and $2 off Friday through Sunday and holidays. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Speedway Children’s Charities.
Snow in the Square: The event, featuring a 10-minute show choreographed to classic holiday tunes, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts: The events are scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 17 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Every Thursday night before the Snow in the Square show, local elementary through high school students are set to take center stage to entertain crowds with performances ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Photos with Santa Claus: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. You can avoid the lines and use the Town Square Santa Fly By Reservation system. Text “SANTA” to 708-323-2689 or use the link online at mytownsquarelasvegas.com to save your place in line. There will be no Santa Fly By on Dec. 24.
Claus & Paws Pet Photos: The events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Town Square shoppers are invited to bring their four-legged friends to Santa’s house to pose for holiday photos and enjoy treats every Wednesday. The center requests guests limit their pet photos to dogs and cats only. Reservations are required. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade: The 20-minute parade with eight floats, music and characters such as penguins and reindeer is scheduled nightly Dec. 11-24. The parade starts at 7 p.m. each evening, except for Dec. 24, when it will start at 6 p.m. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Santa’s Wonderland: Families are invited to visit with Santa, get a free photo, make crafts and participate in activities through Dec. 24 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Special features include holiday video option and a Bass Pass that allows Santa visitors to schedule a time and shop while they wait versus standing in line. For a full schedule, visit basspro.com/santa or call 702-730-5200.
Rudolph’s Tree Farm: The tree farm is set to offer a selection of Douglas, Noble, Frazier and Grand fir trees in the Winter Wonderland on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, through Dec. 24 during center hours. Free home delivery service is available throughout the valley. Pick-up service will be available after Christmas Day for an additional fee. Visit downtownsummerlin.com.
Rock Rink: The Rock Rink, the public skating rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, is set to be open daily through Jan. 18 near the Pavilion on the northwest side of the property at Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Skaters of all ages can join in the fun through January. A detailed schedule and prices can be found at downtownsummerlin.com.
Ward 3 Jude 22 Senior Nutrition Center Annual Holiday Party: The event for seniors 60 or older is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. It is free to Ward 3 residents, and seating is limited. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.
A Winter Festival: The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Drive. Clark County Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and the Metropolitan Police Department have partnered to provide toys, fun and holiday festivities to local families in the Greater Las Vegas North-East Area Community. The event is set to include a visit from Santa, holiday caroling and horse drawn carriage rides. Visit Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8402.
New Year’s Eve at The Smith Center: The event, hosted by Erich Bergen and featuring Norm Lewis, Capathia Jenkins, Clint Holmes and Patina Miller, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.
Social CirKish: Acrobatic performance and social skill development classes for youths 13 to 19 are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. EmailShannon Pates Xhola at email@example.com.
“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. 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.
African drum class: Master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled to instruct this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cost is $20. Visit baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
Rhythm of Life drum classes: Percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. is scheduled to instruct classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the City of the World gallery at 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The cost is $35 per class. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549
“Failure Is An Option!”: The original comedy show featuring anti-success guru Tom Rubin is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. nightly (dark Tuesday and Wednesday) in the Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $49.95 for general admission and $59.95 for VIP front rows. Visit failureisanoption.vegas.