December Kid-Friendly Events & Activities Happening in Las Vegas, NV.

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Farmers & Makers Market
Tivoli Village Las Vegas
400 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Every Saturday
9 AM - 2 PM
Fresh, local produce, handcrafted goods, and specialty items as well as live music.
Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Every Sunday 
9 AM - 2 PM
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
8103 Racel St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Monday Mornings 
10 AM - 11 AM
Stories about all kinds of animals and the residents of the Sanctuary
Admission is free and your donations all benefit the animals!

Musical Storytime Tuesdays
Kangamoo Indoor Playground
1525 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Every Tuesday
10 AM - 12 PM
Admission: $10 per child
(ages 1 - 10)
Kids ages 18 months - 5 years are welcome with their parent or guardian! FREE 20-MIN KIDS CLASSES, for a limited time, with paid admission on Tuesday Mornings!
Combining music, movement, storytelling, and fun!

Kids Arts & Crafts Wednesdays
Kangamoo Indoor Playground
1525 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Every Wednesday
10 AM - 12 PM
Admission: $10 per child
(ages 1 - 10)
Kids ages 18 mos - 5 yrs are welcome with their parent or guardian!
FREE ARTS & CRAFTS SESSIONS, for a limited time, with paid admission on Wednesday Mornings!
Combining play, imagination, motor skills and fun!

Free Face-Painting and Balloon Animals 
Kangamoo Indoor Playground
1525 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Every Friday
2 PM - 4 PM
Admission: $10 per child
(ages 1 - 10)

Children's Storytime in the Square
Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Every Wednesday
11 AM to 12 PM
Children can enjoy an interactive storytime at Town Square Park every Wednesday.
A storyteller will read from classic children’s tales and new favorites that everyone will enjoy.
Ethel M Chocolates
2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - January 1st, 2018
Illuminated Nightly from Sundown to 10 PM
Free & Open to the Public
*Open Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve,
Closed Christmas Day
Introducing the New Skating Rink!
Open Daily from 10 AM – 10 PM
Prices Vary for Peak Hours $10 - $20
Each ticket will come with a complimentary cup of Ethel M gourmet hot chocolate. Children under the age of 13 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
In addition to the ice skating rink, families can take professional pictures with Santa for $10; enjoy chocolate samples; tour the Ethel M Chocolate Factory; enjoy a chocolate tasting, and purchase new delectable holiday treats for everyone on your list.

Snow in the Square and Photos with Santa
Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
November 17th – December 23rd
Snow in the Square every night at 7 PM with a second show each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 PM. 
Magical snow flurries set to your favorite holiday music will fall on Town Square, creating a winter wonderland, right here in Las Vegas!
Reservations are required for photos with Santa. 
Time slots are available for all dates:

Magical Forest
Opportunity Village
6300 W Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
November 24th – December 1st
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9 PM 
Friday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
A Forest Filled with Hundreds of Dazzling Trees
Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, The Blizzard - An All-New Mini-Coaster, Boris the Elf’s Experience, Avalanche Slide, Rod’s Mini-Golf, Nightly Entertainment For All Ages, and Photos with Santa in his Workshop.
General admission pricing starts at $10 for children and $12 for adults.
Passports, which include unlimited rides in addition to admission, are $19 and $22
Ride tickets are $3 a piece, or you may purchase an unlimited ride wristband for $12.
Active duty military, first responders, and seniors (ages 60+) receive $2 off. 
Children three and under get in free (and ride free when accompanied by an adult with a wristband).

Pajama Train
Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
601 Yucca St, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
December  7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd
Departures at 6 PM and 8 PM
Experience the train at night!
Each Pajama Train includes a visit from Santa, storytelling, and hot chocolate and cookies.
Buy Tickets online  HERE.
First Class: $30
Table Coach Class: $25
Coach Class: $20
Tickets are for ages 1 and up.

Movie Mondays at Winter's Village
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, Nevada 89052
November 27th – December 18th
Movies and ice skating at Winter's Village.
$20 per person including ice skate rentals.
December 4th: 4 PM: A Muppet Christmas Carol 
6 PM: Polar Express
December 11th: 4 PM: Frozen 
6 PM: How The Grinch Stole Christmas
December 18th: 4 PM: Mickey's Magical Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Festive Holiday Parade
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
November 18th – December 10th: Fridays & Saturdays at 6 PM
December 16th – December 24th: Nightly at 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 of Downtown Summerlin all set to joyful holiday music and maybe even a little snow! 
All shows are free and open to the general public.

Rainbow Youth Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 Brush St. Las Vegas, NV 89107
December 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th at 7 PM
December 3rd, 9th, and 10th at 2 PM
Admission Cost: $6 including tax
In this charming musical based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and end up in the merry old Land of Oz. Here they meet some memorable friends and foes and journey to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz. The entire family will want to return to Oz in this bewitching musical.
Buy Tickets HERE.

Santa Trains
Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
601 Yucca St, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, and 16th & 17th
10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
A fun train ride with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Plus Ride-on 7½" Gauge Park Trains, see Eureka
1875, a Narrow Gauge, Wood fired locomotive, and tour the Model Train Car!
All tickets are $6, anyone who occupies a seat must have a ticket.
Buy Tickets HERE.

Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Every weekend in December until Christmas Eve.
10 AM - 4 PM
Children receive a photo with Santa with paid admission.
Scuba diving Santa will also make an appearance every afternoon at 4 PM.
Buy Tickets HERE.

Winter Ballet Nights
Tivoli Village Las Vegas
400 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
December 2nd & December 9th
Celebrate the season with select highlight ballet performances from "The Nutcracker" performed by the Las Vegas Ballet Company on Tivoli Village's Main Stage (near Leone Cafe).

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
November 20th - December 21st
Mon - Fri: 3 PM - 12 AM
Sat-Sun: 12 PM - 12 AM
December 22nd - January 10th
Daily: 12 PM - 12 AM
The Ice Rink is open to those ages 2 and up
At The Ice Rink, 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.
Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes at select times throughout the season.
Skate Rentals:
Daily: $20
Local ID or hotel guests, Tues. - Thurs.: $10
Skate aid 60-minute rental: $10
For groups of 2 guests or more, or for those wishing to make fire pit reservations (including food and beverage arrangements), email or call 702.698.6797.

Holiday Classics Festival
Downtown Recreation Center
105 W Basic Rd, Henderson, NV 89015
Friday, December 8th
6 PM - 8:30 PM
Ring in the holidays with these traditional holiday classics: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. 
Drop in for one or all four shows. Films are shown in the order listed. Popcorn and other snacks are provided and the game room is available 30 minutes prior to show time. 
Ages 7+
Cost: $5
Use code 154239-53 to register,

Henderson Events Plaza
200 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
December 8th & December 9th
The City of Henderson dazzles once again with the return of its popular holiday celebration. With a new theme this year (“Dazzling Desert Holiday”), WinterFest is set to shine. 
Admission is free; some activities may require paid admission.
The event features family-friendly activities, including a tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Debra March and Santa Claus, craft & gift fair, holiday entertainment, children’s activities and strolling carolers. 
Other attractions include a Ferris wheel, carousel, train rides, toboggan slide and pony rides.
Wristbands are available Friday and Saturday for day-of unlimited access to the Ferris wheel, carousel, train ride, toboggan slide, animal rides, and rock wall. 
The WinterFest Evening Light Parade takes place at 5 PM on Dec. 9th. 
It features dozens of glimmering entries marching through the Water Street District. Each of which decorated to the theme, “Dazzling Desert Holiday.” 
Dec. 8th: 6 PM to 9 PM
6 PM: Tree lighting
6 PM - 9 PM: Festival, Craft & Gift Fair, Entertainment
Dec. 9th: 12 PM - 8 PM
12 PM - 8 PM: Festival, Craft & Gift Fair, Entertainment
5 PM: WinterFest Evening Light Parade

Heritage Holidays: Celebrate the Season
Clark County Museum
1830 S Boulder Hwy, Henderson, Nevada 89002
December 1st - January 5th 
9 AM - 4:30 PM
The houses and buildings on Heritage Street, composed of historic homes from around Southern Nevada, will be donned in holiday apparel and ready for self-guided tours. 
Daylight tours required daily museum admission, which is $2 for adults, $1 for children. 
The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
December 8th & December 9th
5 PM - 8 PM
Now in its seventh year, the Heritage Holidays event is the only time when the public can visit Heritage Street at night to see the museum's unique collection of houses lit up for the holidays. The two-night festival includes holiday music and strolling carolers from Green Valley High School's acclaimed Madrigals choir, a craft tent where children can make their own holiday decorations, visits with Santa and his elves in the outdoor gazebo, and plenty of hot cocoa. 
Some Museum Guild volunteers also get into the spirit of the event by dressing up in period outfits to welcome visitors.

Sensitive Santa Party 
We Rock the Spectrum - Las Vegas
6326 S Pecos Rd, #1, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Saturday, December 9th 
Session 1: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Sensitive Santa will give your child the extra attention he or she deserves, a less stimulating environment for families with special needs.
Session 2: 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Open to all kids
Professional photographer on site.
Cost: $25 per child, Parents FREE
Children under 1 are free with paid sibling.
Includes open play, carols, crafts, and snacks.
Each family will receive one on one time with Santa and a digital photo.
Must purchase tickets in advance.
RSVP: (702)-822-7625

Paint With Santa
Color Me Mine Las Vegas
9350 W Sahara Ave Ste 120, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Sunday, December 10th
9:45 AM - 11 AM
You and your child (children) are invited to meet Santa and capture the moment by painting a special plate! 
Your choice of 
Santa's Hand plus your Child's Hand 
Your Child's hand turned into a Reindeer!
You will also be invited to stay and paint 1 free ornament plus enjoy some cookies and milk.
$33 plus tax, per child. Reservations are required. 
Call at (702) 522-7119 or stop by to reserve your seats.

Caroling with the Animals
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
8103 Racel St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Sunday, December 10th
10 AM - 2 PM
Walk through the sanctuary, sing carols, and pass out treats to the animals. 
The crafting volunteers will be set up with special crafts, making cards and ornaments for the holidays. 
Wear your Ugly Holiday Sweater and arrive by noon for the contest! 
(Prizes for the most unique and ugliest of them all!) 
Hot cocoa and popcorn available and expect a "Special Guest" with candy canes!

Silverton Casino
3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
December 14th - December 30th
Stunning Holiday Light Displays, Huge Lighted-Tree, Santa's House & Pictures with Santa Claus, Ice Skating Rink, Jupiter Express Train Ride, Giant Fun Slide, The Incredible Chimney Cake, Larger-than-life Holiday Characters, Carnival Rides, Award-Winning Food Vendors, Snow Park, Private Cabanas for Group Gatherings,
Beer Garden, & Holiday-inspired Beverages.
CHRISTMAS DAY: the first 1,000 kids will receive a FREE gift from Santa.
Every Thursday, Free Admission for First Responder plus (1) guest. Must show valid ID at the box office.
Every Thursday, Free Admission for (Active, Retired & Veterans) plus (1) guest. Must show valid ID at the box office.
Every Tuesday, Free Admission for Teachers. Must show valid ID at the box office.
Every Wednesday, Free Admission for Nurses. Must show valid ID at the box office.
Children under 48” are FREE and do not require a ticket.
Pre-sale Admission: $6, Onsite: $7
Pre-sale Wonder Pass: $25, Onsite: $30
Includes unlimited access to all dates of Winter Wonderland, limited supply. 

Holiday Express- A Journey to Christmas
Life Springs Christian Church
2075 E Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
December 15th & December 16th
5 PM - 9 PM
This is a FREE, safe, and fun event with Train Rides, Ice Skating, Bounce Houses, a Live Band, kids crafts, face painting and MORE! Family Friendly + Free Admission. 
All ages welcome. 
Food trucks will be here with food and drinks to purchase. 
Come early to get a spot on the ice or in the train! 
Both are FREE but space is limited!

Old-Time Ranch Christmas
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
6375 Highway 159, Blue Diamond, Nevada 89004
Saturday, December 16th
12 PM - 3 PM
Pine-cone crafts for kids of all ages, ornament-making, s’mores and hot cocoa, Christmas music, a fire in the fireplace, and even a visit from Santa!  
As the sun goes down you can enjoy the scenery at SMRSP all dressed up with Christmas Lights! 
Admission to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents, $9 for all others. 
There is no additional charge for this program.

Candy Cane Festival
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
310 S Racetrack Rd, Henderson, NV 89015
Saturday, December 16th
12 PM - 3 PM
Festivities include games, bounce house, treats and the famous underwater candy cane hunt. 
Children can also get ready for the holidays by writing and mailing a letter to Santa. 
Register HERE using activity code 436000-02 or in person at any recreation center/indoor pool.
$5 per person, all ages. Or bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to our toy drive and admission is free.

Visit with Santa
The Resort on Mt Charleston
2755 Kyle Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89124
December 17th - December 25th
December 17th- 23rd: 11 AM - 6 PM
December 24th & 25th: 12 PM - 7 PM
Come visit Santa at The Resort on Mount Charleston! 
Enjoy free cookies during Santa's visiting hours.
FREE photos with Santa on December 24th & 25th!

Christmas with the Clydesdales
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
9777 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183
Thursday, December 21st
12 PM - 6 PM
Christmas with the Clydesdales returns to South Point Arena & Equestrian Center for the third consecutive year on Dec. 21st! At Priefert Pavilion, an afternoon of family-friendly fun, featuring Santa, winter drinks, and the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

Last Friday, Just Add Water Street
Henderson Events Plaza
200 S. Water Street, Henderson, Nevada 89015
Friday, December 29th
6 PM - 10 PM
Historic Water Street attracts local businesses to promote local crafts, art and unique gifts in the spirit of the New Year. 
This month’s event will also continue to feature the much-celebrated Friday Night Food Challenge, hosted by Season 12 Hell’s Kitchen Winner, Chef Scott Commings.
General admission to the Last Friday, JAWS Festival is complimentary.

Noon Year's Eve
Discovery Children's Museum
360 Promenade Pl, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Sunday, December 31st
10:30 AM - 12 PM
Guests will receive exclusive early access to the museum from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. 
Make your own New Year’s Noisemaker & Wishing Wand, enjoy snacks, a sparkling cider toast & a balloon drop at Noon, and so much more!
Tickets to Noon Year's Eve include all-day admission to DISCOVERY so make plans to stay and play ALL DAY! 
General Admission: $30 Adults, $20 Children
Member Price: $15 Adults, $10 Children
Purchase tickets HERE.
Tickets also available by calling (702) 382-3445.

Wetland's Park Activites
Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Ln, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
Get your nature on at the Clark County Wetlands Park! Walking trails, watchable wildlife, interactive exhibits, and fun educational programs make this a perfect getaway.
Register For Events HERE.

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