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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

December 07, 2018
By Willie T Drinks
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11/06-1/6/19 Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson. Featuring a spectacular display of half a million + holiday lights, chocolate houses and sculptures and demonstrations of Ethel M Chocolate creations. 5-10pm. Toy & Food donation on Nov. 6th ethelm.com/cactus-garden-holiday-lights

11/09-1/6/19 Glittering Lights: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 1-15 N., Exit 54 turn right, 1/2mi turn right. The Speedway is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland with thousands of brilliant Christmas lights decorating the track. glitteringlightslasvegas.com ……………Call the hotline for times – 702-222-9777

11/16-12/24 Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade: Park Centre Dr., Las Vegas. 6pm. Magical family friendly spectacle of floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses, nutcrackers, dancers and characters all set to joyful holiday music and maybe even a little snow! FREE – select nights ………………… 702-832-1055

11/17-1/6/19 Winter’s Village: Green Valley Ranch, 2300Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson. Weekends. Featuring Family -friends fun for the holidays with ice skating, holiday treats and Santa Claus. Winytersvillage.com/gvr

11/21-1/6/19 The Ice Rink: The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, level 4 of the Blvd. Tower. 4.200sq. ft. of real ice, light snow showers every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season and date skates.

Tree Lighting Ceremony 12/5- 6-8pm. See website for times. Cosmopolitainlasvegas.com/ice-rink

11/21-1/1/19 Mystic Falls Park: Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas. Tree Lighting on the 21st of Nov. An enchanted wonderland where visitors enjoy strolling through a dazzling forest, with 30-foot tall Christmas trees, Santa and holiday- inspired laser light shows, every hour between 5-10pm. Samstownlv.com …………………… 702-456-7777

11/23-12/31 Las Vegas Christmas Town: 900 Galleria Dr., Henderson. St. Nick’s Lighting Spectacular, Polar Express train Ride, Jingle Bell Sledding Hill, Yuletide Laser Tag, Santa Claus’ Cozy Cottage, Blitzen’s Bounce House Bonanza, “Let it Snow Spectacular’, Merry Magic Tree, Frosty’s Snow Ball Pit, Tiny Tim’s Train Ride and of course all the Christmas Characters. Sun. Fri., 5:30-9pm & Sat., 5-10pm. Closed 12/24&25 lasvegaschristmastown.com

11/23-12/31 Magical Forest: Opportunity Village, 6300 W Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas. Millions of lights, nightly entertainment, great food, avalanche side and light show. Fri. & Sat, 5:30-10pm, Sun. -Thurs., 5:30-9pm.

There will be a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on 12/2 From 5-9pm. opportunityvillage.org ………702-259-3741

12/1 Santa’s Electric Night Parade: Historic District Streets, Boulder City. Holiday parade with spectacular lit floats, bands, marching groups and more. Afterwards, head to the Lake for the Parade of Lights. 4:30pm. Bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com …………………… 702-293-2034

12/1 Gingerbread Dash 5K: 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas. Sunset Park. The course is flat, fast & scenic in the park’s nature-infused trails. 9am. bristlecone-events.com

12/1 Great Santa Run This 5k/1M: 3rd St., near E. Ogden Ave., Las Vegas. Registration includes a full Santa suit & medal. One of the largest gathering of Santas in the world! A post race celebration follows in the downtown Llama lot. 8-1:30pm. raceentry.com

12/4 Light Up the District: 2225 Village Walk Dr., Henderson (by REI). Menorah lighting, live entertainment, dreidels, treats & music. 6:30pm. chabadofhenderson.org

12/6-15 Cowboy Christmas: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas. The 10-day event of rugged rodeo skills of the great west has been running for more than 30 years. Great shopping, interactive displays, and Outdoor Christmas Expo. 9am-5pm, daily. nfrexperience.com

12/7-23 Winterfest – North Pole Adventures: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., Henderson. Tree lighting, fireworks and festival on Fri., 6-9pm. Sat., noon-5pm. Light Parade at 5pm. Gift & craft fair, music, food and more! cityofhenderson.com . 702-267-4849

12/7-23 Springs Preserve Holiday Express: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas. Climb aboard and be whisked away on a magical train ride to Santa’s village. Your very merry adventure includes personal time with Santa, holiday crafts storytelling, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display, “snow” (yes, snow!) and more. Fri.-Sun., 11am-7:15pm. springspreserve.org…………………………………………………………………702-822-7700

12/8 Rockin Reindeer Run: 5/10K & 1 Mile Races. 9820 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas. Start & finish behind the PKWY Tavern on the Western Beltway Trail, which runs parallel to the 215. Ready for some holiday fun? Get those antlers and red noses on for this annual run benefiting Toys For Tots! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there handing out candy canes and taking pictures, so be sure to bring the kiddos. 10am. jusrun.com/races/rockinreindeer

12/8-24 The Nutcracker: The Smith Center-Reynolds Hall, 361 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas. An unforgettabkle journey from the warmth of Clara’s family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands. See website for times. thesmithcenter.com………………………………………………………………...702-749-2000

12/9 Chanukah Celebration: Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas. 5:30pm-musical performance immediately followed by official Menorah lighting!

Throughout the entire Chanukah season, visit the lighted Menorah in the Dining Arroyo. Family Skate Night at the Rock Rink benefiting Jewish Nevada and JCC of Southern Nevada, kids activities & food. 4-7. Jewishnevada.org…………………… 702-732-0556

12/15 Reindeer Dash 5 K: Pacos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd., Henderson. Ring in the holiday season with a Christmas fun run for the entire family.  Don your best holiday apparel and jingle all the way down a 3.1-mile course along Pittman Wash Trail, afterword enjoy your favorite holiday music from a live DJ and with good old St. Nick. 9am. Cityofhenderson.com …………… 702-267-5707 

12/22 Christmas Car Cruise: 5191 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. Get out your hot rods and the Christmas decorations and spread a little holiday cheer on the Las Vegas Strip! Ho, Ho Hot Rods.8-11 pm. Eventbrite.com

December 07, 2018
By Willie T Drinks