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Summerlin to host winter celebrations

Dozens of concerts, seasonal productions and holiday-themed celebrations highlight the holiday season at Summerlin schools, houses of worship and community centers.

“There’s definitely not a shortage of holiday cheer in Summerlin,” said Kevin Orrock, executive vice president of master-planned communities for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin.

“The community is bustling with all sorts of activities for everyone to enjoy.”

Summerlin’s many houses of worship are planning special holiday programs and services.

• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting “A New Star Shall Arise,” a narrative of Jesus Christ’s birth accompanied with live music, tonight at 6 p.m. at the chapel located at 10550 W. Alta Drive. There is no cost to attend this production.

• On Dec. 11 at noon, Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road, will host its Chanukah Luncheon. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children. Children younger than 3 are free.

• Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, hosts its “Sing Noel” Christmas concert on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and “A Winter Celebration” orchestra concert on Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free.

• Summerlin Community Baptist Church, 10050 Banburry Cross, holds its candlelight Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 4 and 5:30 p.m., and a Christmas morning service with choir performances on Dec. 25 at 11 a.m.

Summerlin’s schools also have a variety of holiday events calendared.

• Sig Rogich Middle School, 235 N. Pavilion Center Drive, hosts a series of winter concerts throughout the month including a choir concert on Dec. 7, a band concert on Dec. 8, an orchestra concert on Dec. 13 and a guitar concert on Dec. 15. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are free.

• Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road, hosts a winter concert and food drive benefitting the Jewish Family Services Agency Dec. 8 at
6:30 p.m.

• Palo Verde High School, 333 N. Pavilion Center Drive, has its seasonal concert Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. that features band, choir and orchestra performances. The entry fee is $5 or $3 with a canned good that will be donated to Three Square Food Bank.

• Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai, hosts “The Nutcracker” by Nevada School of Dance. Performances are Dec. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children younger than 12. Those under 3 are free. Faith Lutheran is also showcasing “The Wonder of Christmas” Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend this event.

• Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle, has a full calendar of seasonal celebrations including winter story time today at 11 a.m., a series of winter recitals on Dec. 11, holiday crafts from Dec. 18-23 and the puppet show, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” which runs from Dec. 10-15. All activities are free.

For more information on these events and other activities scheduled in Summerlin throughout the month of December, visit the calendar section of summerlin.com.

For more information on Summerlin, visit www.summerlin.com or facebook.com/summerlinlv.

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