December Events and Activities Happening around Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N Las Vegas, NV 89115
November 11th - January 7th
Hours:
November:
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Friday, Saturday and holidays: 5:30 PM – 10 PM
December:
Sunday through Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM
Friday, Saturday, and holidays: 5 PM – 10 PM
Cost:
Monday-Thursday: $20/per vehicle
Friday-Sunday, holidays, December 19th-25th: $30/per vehicle
To purchase your tickets online: http://www.glitteringlightslasvegas.com/tickets/
It’s time to grab family and friends, and jingle that sleigh to Las Vegas
Motor Speedway  for the holiday drive-through spectacular, Glittering Lights. The dazzling array of
festive lights and sounds feature more than 3 million lights that intertwine through the speedway.
Glittering Lights has entertained more than 2.2 million people the past 15 years. Completely LED, the 2.5-mile course of Glittering Lights is environmentally sound with colors that shine more vibrant than before.

Snow in the Square
Town Square
6605 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Friday, Nov. 11th - Friday, Dec. 23rd
Monday - Thursday: 7 PM
Friday - Sunday: 7 PM and 8 PM
Town Square brings holiday cheer to Las Vegas in the form of snowflakes with Snow in the Square at Town Square Park. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to everyone’s favorite holiday music.

The Rock Rink
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
November 11th - December 16th 
Daily: 10 AM - 9 PM
*Thanksgiving: Closed 
*Black Friday: 10 AM - 10 PM 
Downtown Summerlin's premier ice staking rink - Rock Rink - is located near the Pavillion on the Lawn. Rock Rink highlights include multi-colored light shows with music every hour and a view of an impressive 30-foot holiday tree overlooking the rink.
Skate rentals start at $15, and all ages are welcome. 
December 17th - January 2nd 
Daily: 10 AM - 10 PM 
*Christmas Eve: 10 AM - 6 PM 
*New Year's Eve: 10 AM - 6 PM 
January 3rd - January 15th 
Monday - Thursday: 4 PM - 9 PM 
Friday: 4 PM - 10 PM 
Saturday: 10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 8 PM 
*MLK Day: 10 AM - 8 PM 

Santa Wonderland 
Bass Pro Shops
8200 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89139
Nov. 12th - Dec. 24th
Grand opening for Santa Wonderland is Nov. 12 from 5 PM - 8 PM. 
Santa will be in the store from Nov. 12th - Dec. 24th. 
FREE photo with Santa 
Weekdays: 5 PM - 8 PM, Saturdays: 10 AM - 8 PM, and Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM
Free crafts
Weekdays:  5 PM - 7 PM
  Saturdays, and Sundays: 12 PM - 5 PM
Free games and Activities Open to Close.

Cactus Garden
Ethel M's Factory
2 Cactus Garden Drive Henderson, NV 89014
November 15th - January 1st
Holiday Lights:
Nightly: 5 PM - 10 PM
Factory & Chocolate Shoppe:
Open daily: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Visits from Santa Claus:
Friday - Sunday till Christmas 5 PM to 9 PM
Performances by Local Choirs:
Friday - Sunday: 6 PM to 8 PM
Admission is Free and Open to the Public

Operation North Pole
Tivoli Village 
440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145.
November 16th - December 31st
Buy Tickets: http://www.opnorthpole.com/buy-tickets
Operation North Pole is an interactive holiday workshop. The workshop has been created for
Elves to prepare & train for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The experience will take you
through Candy Cottage, Elf Workshop, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, and ending in Santa’s Office. 
It takes approximately 65 minutes to experience the workshop, you must check-in promptly 20 minutes before your scheduled time.

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
November 18th - December 10th: Fridays & Saturdays: 6 PM 
December 16th - December 24th: Nightly: 6 PM
The popular annual holiday parade at Downtown Summerlin offers a magical family-friendly spectacle of floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses, nutcrackers, dancers and characters through the streets all set to holiday music.
All shows are free and open to the general public. 

Magical Forest
Opportunity Village 
6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
November 19th - January 1st
Park opens 5:30 PM nightly!
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
Photos with Santa in his Workshop nightly. 
The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer.
Featuring A Forest Filled with Hundreds of Dazzling Trees, Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel,Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, Avalanche Slide, Rudolph’s Raceway, Rod’s Mini-Golf, and Nightly Entertainment For All Ages.

The Ice Rink
Cosmopolitan Casino
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Nov. 19th - Jan. 1st
Monday - Thursday: 2 PM - Midnight
Friday - Sunday: 12 PM - Midnight
Dec. 19th - Jan. 1st:
Daily: 12 PM - Midnight 
For the fifth year in a row, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas transforms into a winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard with the return of The Ice Rink on Nov. 19th. Overlooking the heart of The Strip, you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings.
$20 : Daily
Mon-Thurs: $10 w/ local ID or hotel guests
Skate aid: 90-minute rental: $10
Ice skating admission includes all-day skating access and skate rentals.
The Ice Rink is open to those ages 2 and up. All skaters must sign a skating waiver. Children under 18 must have a guardian or parent over 18 sign the waiver on their behalf.
Snow Showers
Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during these times:
Nov. 25th - Dec. 18th: Friday - Sunday: 7 PM - 11 PM 
Dec. 19th - Jan. 1st: Tuesday - Sunday, 7 PM - 11 PM  

Winter Parq
The Linq
3435 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109
Nov. 19th - Dec 30th
Decked out in holiday décor, the promenade will transform into a winter wonderland that begins with a holiday tree lighting celebration on Saturday, Nov. 19th. A 35-foot tree will be adorned with lights and ornaments atop The LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage. Flamingo Las Vegas headliners Donny and Marie Osmond will take the stage to perform holiday classics before flipping the switch to light the tree at 6 p.m. Winter PARQ debuts on Friday, Nov. 25th with a brand new holiday show that will take place nightly through Friday, Dec. 30th. 
Live entertainment begins at 6 PM each night and features holiday performers delighting guests through 10 PM.
Snow will fall nightly across the promenade, every 30 minutes from 5 PM to midnight.

Holiday at the Park
The Park Vegas
3782 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
November 21st - January  1st
Holiday skating, the lighting of the 60 ft tree on November 21st, carolers, and a visit with Santa! Enjoy hot cocoa and winter treats such as rice crispy snowmen, and gingerbread cookies!
Ice Skating Rink
$15 per person
November 21st - December 10th: 
Monday-Friday: 4 PM - 10 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM - 10 PM
December 10th - January 1st: 
Daily: 10 AM - 10 PM
Santa
Photo packages starting at $20
November 21st - December 11th: 
Friday-Sunday: 4 PM - 10 PM
December 12th - December 24th: 
Daily: 4 PM - 10 PM

Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland
Sam's Town
5111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122
November 22nd - December 23rd
The show will occur every hour starting at 5 PM.
Cowboy Santa Hours:
November 25th - December 23rd
Thursdays and Fridays: 4 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE
The Winter Wonderland show will debut on November 22nd with a tree lighting ceremony in the Mystic Falls indoor atrium located inside Sam's Town Casino.
A holiday tradition for over 19 years, Mystic Falls Park will be decked out for the holidays with beautiful new holiday decor, an exciting all-new laser light show and will be making it snow in Vegas nightly. The 9-minute show will also feature a variety of classic Christmas songs.

Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show
Excalibur
3850 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
November 23rd – December 26th
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday:
5:30 PM and 8 PM
Monday and Friday:
5:30 PM
Friday, November 25th, and December 23rd:
5:30 PM & 8 PM
The 900-seat arena will turn into a holiday wonderland. There will be the mythical Merlin and even falling snow! But the battle for honor must go on. The fate of King Arthur hangs in the balance. Knights will ride, charge and joust their way to victory, while you cheer on your country’s hero and indulge in a celebratory three-course feast! It’s the perfect way to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season.
Ticket includes a three-course dinner. All ages are welcome to attend. Children 3 years and younger may attend free of charge and must sit on the adult's lap and share the adult's meal. Children age 4 and older will be charged the full ticket price and receive their own seat and dinner.

Rudolph's Christmas Trees
November 25th - December 24th
Monday through Friday: 
10 AM to 10 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 
9 AM to 10 PM
5 Locations:
Southwest
6375 S. Durango Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113
South
6490 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118
Summerlin
510 S. Rampart Blvd. #A Las Vegas, NV 89145
Silverado Ranch
21 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd. #A Las Vegas, NV 89183
Henderson
1300 W Sunset Rd #1001 Las Vegas, NV 89014
Free Delivery!
702-722-6363

Picnics with Saint Nick
Tivoli Village
440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Saturdays, November 26th - December 24th
11 AM - 1 PM
A fun holiday experience with live entertainment, kids crafts, holiday sweet treats, balloon artists, face painters and a special story time with Santa and his helpers!
Bring your picnic blanket and the whole family every Saturday at 11 AM this holiday season to Tivoli Village for Picnics with Saint Nick!
After the event, visit Operation North Pole a unique interactive holiday experience and photos with Santa.

Holiday Exhibit 
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
December 1st - January 2nd

Holidays at the Museum
Clark County Museum
1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada 89002
December 3rd - January 7th
Museum hours are 9 AM - 4:30 PM
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 decorated for the holidays from Saturday, Dec.3, through Saturday, Jan. 7. Heritage Street highlights include the old Boulder City train depot, the former Candlelight wedding chapel that existed on the grounds of the Algiers Motel across the street on the Strip from the Riviera Hotel, a root cellar once located on a ranch that is now part of Clark County Wetlands Park, and a turn-of-the-century railroad cottage from Downtown Las Vegas.
Daily admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Pajama Train
601 Yucca St, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Dates are December 21st, 22nd & 23rd
Train departs at 6 PM and 8 PM nightly.
Come experience the magic of riding the train at night! Guests will experience the magic of the holidays onboard and in their pajamas! Each pajama train includes visits from Santa, Storytelling, and of course Hot Chocolate & Cookies during the 1-hour excursion.
Ticket prices are the same for patrons ages 1+:
First Class Tickets: $30
- Includes: Table seating for 4 in the historic Dining Car with Table Service and unlimited Hot Chocolate & Cookies.
Second Class- ADA (table car) Tickets: $25
- Includes: Table seating for 6 in historic Pullman Cars. Service a cup of Hot Chocolate & a Cookie.
Coach Class Tickets: $20
- Includes: Seating in the historic Pullman Cars in plush velvet seating. Service a cup of Hot Chocolate & a Cookie.
Tickets are sold only online at www.nevadasouthern.com.

Springs Preserve Holiday Express
Springs Preserve
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
December 17th - 23rd
Trips to Santa’s village depart 10 times each day at 12 PM, 12:30 PM, 1 PM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 3:30 PM, 4 PM, 4:30 PM and 5 PM
Click here to see cost of Admission to Springs Preserve.
Cost to ride train:
$8 members; $10 non-members.
Free for ages 2 and under.
Spaces are limited for each departure time. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee admittance and to reserve your preferred date and time.
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display and more!
Keeping your time with Santa personal, there won't be a professional photographer at Santa's village. You are encouraged to bring your own camera or smartphone to document your Santa sighting.

Holi-dome
Adventure Dome
2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Visit Santa inside The Adventuredome:
Saturday, December 17th - Saturday, December 24th:
11 AM - 7 PM
Take pictures with Santa, experience the Giant Snow Globe, and enjoy festive holiday treats; including hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and egg nog.
Holiday Performances:
Saturday, December 17th
11 AM: LVA Guitar Ensemble
12 PM: LVA Mariachi
1 PM: LVA Musical Theatre
2 PM: Del Sol Fire Tones
3 PM: Sign Design Theatre
4 PM: Vocal Infinity
6 PM: Shadow Ridge High School Orchestra

Christmas Wagon Rides
Gilcrease  Orchard
7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131
December 16th - December 23rd  
4 PM - 8 PM 
The cost for admission is $2 per person, included in the admission cost is a wagon ride and a visit with Santa. Concessions will be sold separately.
Concessions: Caramel apples, apple cider donuts, kettle corn, chili, hot cider, hot chocolate, and frozen 1/2 gallons to take home.

Run Plus Fun Christmas Party with Santa
Run Plus Fun
10875 S. Eastern Ave. # 100 Henderson, NV 89052
December 23rd
5:15 PM - 8 PM
Limited tickets.
 Advance tickets are $15 over the phone: (702) 272-2255 or email runplusfun@gmail.com.
Walk in: $18
Photos with Santa, coffee, Hot Cocoa, activities for kids, and laser karaoke dance party.
Please make sure you show up at 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM after that doors will be closed.

98.5 KLUC's Noon Year's Eve
Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Saturday, December 31st
10 AM - 1 PM
Count down to the New Year with the kiddos!
Festivities will take place in Town Square Park and will include an inflatable slide, rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. Attendees will also enjoy a fun-filled countdown to a balloon drop and a dance party provided by a 98.5 KLUC DJ before toasting to the Noon Year with flavorful juice boxes.

Still looking for a last minute gift? Check out our gift guide!
http://www.kidfriendlylasvegas.com/2016/12/kid-friendly-las-vegas-gift-guide.html



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  1. Greater Las Vegas Academy is hosting a FREE Musical Storytime with Elsa and Anna. Sing the songs from the movie and create Snowman craft. All Free December 17th from 10-2 Www.GLVACADEMY.COM

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