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Tis' the Season: 2017 Holiday Events in Las Vegas

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Ready to make some plans for the holidays? Check out our list below!

Events and Activities

Ethel M Chocolates' 24th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Featuring Over 1 Million Holiday Lights - November 4 - January 1

Ethel M Chocolates will have a winter wonderland in the back pavilion featuring Santa Claus and an ice skating rink. The holiday cactus garden will open daily from 5-10 p.m. through Jan. 1. The ice skating rink will be open daily from 10 -10 p.m.

For more information visit EthelM.com

Glittering Lights At Las Vegas Motor Speedway - November 7 - January 7

Nevada’s largest drive-thru light show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway features more than 3 million LED lights that intertwine a 2.5-mile course through the speedway.

Glittering Lights VALUE Carload Ticket, $20 per sleigh, Monday through Thursday entry (excluding blackout dates)

Glittering Lights ANYDAY Carload Ticket, $30 per sleigh, no blackout dates.

Glittering Lights Season Pass Only $75, and you know the kiddos are going to say “Let’s go AGAIN”!!!

Remember a portion of each ticket benefits Speedway Children’s Charities Las Vegas Chapter. That’s cool!

And finally, stay tuned as more ticketing options go on sale soon, but like just like kid sneaking a peek at the presents under the tree, here’s yours…

Rushing around to see all the Vegas’ holiday offerings, then this is the ticket for you. Get ready to dash to the front of the line with the brand new Fast Pass powered by Diamondback Land Surveying. This date specific feature allows cars to dash to the front of the line and avoid longer wait times on busier nights of the season for only $50 per sleigh.

Let us do the driving! Santa Tram driven by Silver State Schools Credit Union is an updated ticketing option that allows guests to view the 2.5 miles of millions of lights from an open-air tram. This experience starts at $20 per person and is date and time specific. This price is inclusive of games, fun holiday photo opportunities, an on-site Santa Claus and the open-air tram ride. Trams will run December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-23.

For more information, visit glitteringlightslasvegas.com

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade - Fridays & Saturdays at 6 p.m., November 17 - December 16

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.

Location: Park Centre Drive

Cost: Free

Santa Chalet at Macy's Promenade in Downtown Summerlin - November 17 - December 24

Santa Claus arrives to Downtown Summerlin on November 17 and makes his home at the BRAND NEW Winter Wonderland Chalet located in the Macy’s Promenade through December 24. Featuring a forest of mountain pines and playful deer, sculpted in hues of winter white, red, and green that transforms the location to a magical mountain chalet nuanced with a modern take on traditional holiday detail and pattern, creating a festive environment for children and adults alike to whisper their holiday wishes. Photo packages start at $24.99. Santa offers photos with pets on Tuesdays through Dec. 19 between 7 and 9 p.m.

Cost: Photo packages start at $24.99

Winter's Village: A winter wonderland in the middle of the desert at Green Valley Ranch - November 24 - January 7

Green Valley Ranch in Henderson has transformed their backyard into Winter's Village.

A winter wonderland in the middle of the desert, the experience offers s'mores by the fire, hot cocoa, ice skating, and more.

With a beautiful entry lined with decorated trees adorned with white lights and holiday music playing all around, the transformed Backyard at Green Valley Ranch is a true holiday experience.

While the ice skating rink is accompanied by a delicious treat stand, the other side with the comfortably seated fire pits includes the Frost Lounge, where visitors can drink hot cocoa or warm apple cider. Adults can even enjoy the "12 Cocktails of Christmas" at the Frost Lounge.

Besides the skating, drinks, and treats, there are many events to come and check out with the entire family, as well.

Even better, it's free to come check out.

For more information, visit WintersVillage.com


The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village - November 24 - December 31

Celebrate the holidays with a cherished southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer.

You’ll enjoy all this glimmering splendor and much, much more:

  • A Forest Filled with Hundreds of Dazzling Trees
  • Forest Express Passenger Train
  • Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel
  • Boris the Elf’s Experience
  • Avalanche Slide
  • The Blizzard - All-New Mini-Coaster
  • Rod’s Mini-Golf
  • Nightly Entertainment For All Ages
  • Photos with Santa in his Workshop
  • Free Parking

For more information, please call (702) 225-9627

The Magical Forest is located at Opportunity Village

6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146


Las Vegas Christmas Town Hosted By Wet’n’Wild - November 24 - December 31

In continuing its partnership with Dark Knight Entertainment, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas will transform into an unforgettable Las Vegas Christmas Town with sensational sights at every turn from Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 31. The nighttime winter wonderland will feature one-of-a-kind entertainment and attractions including an ice skating rink, a 40-foot Christmas tree, 100-foot sledding hill, 40-passenger Polar Express train ride, paintball zone, photos with Santa Claus, nightly snowfalls, over 3 million glistening lights and much more.

“We are ecstatic to introduce our first-ever Christmas Town and get into the spirit of the holidays with our community,” said Lindy Frye, marketing manager at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas. “Tis the season to be jolly and we look forward to offering another fun, safe and family-friendly experience in Las Vegas.”

Entry to Las Vegas Christmas Town includes all activities and attractions, offering guests the best value for their buck in Las Vegas. The season-long celebration will fill guests’ senses with dazzling sights and sounds and feature:

  • St. Nick's Lighting Spectacular – Guests will enjoy over 3 million twinkling lights as they illuminate the park with delight.
  • Under the Mistletoe Skating Rink – Skaters will glide across the glimmering ice skating rink decorated with lights and music. Skate rentals are included with admission.
  • Polar Express Train Ride – The magical 40-passenger Polar Express train ride will take visitors on a journey through the dashing grounds of Christmas Town.
  • Jingle Bell Sledding Hill – Explorers will sled down the wintry, 100-foot snow hill in an inner tube.
  • Santa Claus' Cozy Cottage – Children of all ages are invited to meet Santa Claus inside his cozy cottage and take photos that will last a lifetime.
  • ‘Let It Snow’ Spectacular – Admirers will gaze at the spectacular light show as flashing lights dance along to iconic holiday songs and snowflakes begin to fall.
  • Rudolph Saves Christmas Shoot Out – Thrill-seekers can help Rudolph save Christmas by defeating the Grinch and Abominable Snowman in the paintball zone for $10 (includes 100 paintballs).
  • Blitzen's Bounce House Bonanza – Adventurers are invited to bounce around with friends and family through the 40-foot Christmas obstacle course.
  • Merry Magic Tree – Marvel at the 40-foot tall Merry Magic Tree as over 500,000 lights sparkle with joy.
  • Frosty’s Snow Ball Fun – Friends and families will have endless amounts of fun with a “snow” ball fight in the wondrous ball pit.
  • Tiny Tim’s Train Ride – Little ones will celebrate the holidays with a joyful mini train ride.

Las Vegas Christmas Town visitors will also have the opportunity to take unique photos, dine on delightful treats, decorate ornaments, write letters to the North Pole and interact with classic Christmas characters. The festivities take place Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 31. Las Vegas Christmas Town is open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday. The park will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

General admission tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at lasvegaschristmastown.com or at the park upon arrival. Wet’n’Wild 2017 season pass holders can receive one complimentary entry per person from Monday, Nov. 27 to Thursday, Nov. 30. Children two years of age and under receive complimentary admission.

Wet‘n’Wild is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information call 702-979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com. For more information on Las Vegas Christmas Town, call 702-899-1678 or visit lasvegaschristmastown.com.


The Rock Rink at The Lawn in Downtown Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin is pleased to announce the return of Rock Rink! The signature ice skating rink located near the Pavilion at The Lawn. Guests are invited to skate under the stars set to the backdrop of joyful holiday music and an impressive 40-foot holiday tree overlooking the rink. Skate rentals start at $15, and all ages are welcome.

Stay warm with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s mobile coffee truck offering a variety of signature holiday beverages sure to please.

Cost: Rentals start at $15

Sunrise Hospital Trauma Services Hosts 'Santa is Coming to Town, Please Don’t Hit Him' - November 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Roughly 25 percent of 2016 road fatalities in Clark County involved an impaired driver, and more startling, more than half of pedestrian fatalities involved drinking or drugs. December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. To kick-off awareness for impaired driving prevention, Trauma Services at Sunrise Hospital will host teens from Las Vegas High School to raise awareness and show students first-hand the dangers of driving under the influence. Drunk driving prevention is important every day but even more so during the holidays – a season in which there is an increased number of cars on the road and celebrations, often with alcohol, are in abundance.

WHERE: Boulevard Mall Parking Lot near the SE Corner of Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway Between Applebee’s and Sears

28th Annual Holiday Handicraft Sale at Las Vegas Senior Center- November 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All crafts are handmade and will include a variety of quilts, photo albums, crocheted and knitted items, ceramics, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. Call 702-229-6454 for details and to arrange a senior vendor table.

Free admission to shoppers.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

Cookie Exchange (ages 50+) at Derfelt Senior Center - Friday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.

Get your favorite cookies ready to share with others. Advance registration required. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

Cost: $5 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Holiday Photo Booths inside Target Stores - Starting December 1

Target will feature holiday-themed photo booths in approximately 1,600 stores nationwide. Guests can stop by the Wondershop section located at the back of Target stores to snap an Insta-worthy twist on the classic photo with Santa: an upside-down LEGO brick fireplace that’s easy to snap, rotate and share!

This weekend only, Saturday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 3, when guests take a photo, they’ll get a holiday magnet frame as a keepsake. For more information on the photo booth and to find a Target location with a photo booth nearest you, visit Target.com.

Holly Madison, Wayne Newton, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and more to join Las Vegas Great Santa Run - December 2, 8 a.m.

WHAT: Returning to Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, December 2, Las Vegas Great Santa Run will raise funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs and services, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to more than 2,000 Southern Nevada residents with disabilities and their families. The holiday event will return this year to compete against rival Liverpool and others for the international title of most Santas gathered for a fun run through the “World Santa Alliance.”

WHERE: Third Street Stage, Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

Annual Adaptive Holiday Dance at Lieburn Senior Center - December 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Start the holiday season with your friends while enjoying food, beverages and lots of dancing. RSVP by Nov. 27 at 702-229-5177.

Open to participants ages 16+ of all ability levels

Cost: $20, includes refreshments and pictures.

Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

A Very Merry Carpenter’s Christmas at Access Showroom - December 2, 10 p.m.

In “A Very Merry Carpenter’s Christmas,” accomplished songstress Michelle Whited, pianist Don Stamey, as well as an entire live band, will perform a tribute to the popular Grammy Award-winning duo, Carpenters, celebrating their classic Christmas hits.

Karen and Richard Carpenter of the Carpenters sold more than 100 million records and charted twelve Top 10 singles throughout their career. Additionally, the duo has sold more than one million copies of their 1978 holiday album, “Christmas Portrait,” which has been named one of the greatest Christmas albums of all time by Rolling Stone.

Audiences will be brought back to the ‘70s and ‘80s as the tribute group brings exceptional renditions of the Carpenters’ timeless holiday hits, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Merry Christmas Darling” and more.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

The Fab: A Very Beatles Christmas at The Cannery - December 2, 2 p.m.

Since forming in 1995, The Fab has paid tribute to The Beatles by replicating the band’s iconic style and legendary sounds. The Fab has performed more than 400 of The Beatles’ songs, including their chart-topping hits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Day in The Life” and “Twist and Shout,” as well as hits that are exclusively performed by the tribute group. Through the years, The Fab has continued to impress fans with their exceptional renditions of The Beatles’ songs.

Audiences will enjoy The Fab’s holiday flair on The Beatles’ Christmas recordings as they bring the world-famous group’s music back to life. Additionally, the show will feature a special appearance from Saint Nick.

The Fab’s lineup includes Pat Woodward, Cam Konicek, Michael Bowman, John Menniti and Aaron Olson.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $14.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.CanneryCasino.com.

Holiday Cookie & Gift Exchange (ages 50+) at Doolittle Senior Center - December 5, 1 - 3 p.m.

Bring two dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to share with others. The best cookie recipe wins a prize! Hot apple cider will be served. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

Cost: $2 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe to offer free evening with Santa to benefit local children’s hospitals - December 7, 5 to 7 p.m.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is hosting its fifth annual Evening with Santa on Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in all 59 locations across the country to raise money for local children’s hospitals.

Between 5 and 7 p.m., Kneaders will serve its popular Chunky Cinnamon French Toast breakfast dish for dinner. 100% of the sales will be donated to area hospitals in the eight states where Kneaders operates. At a local level, proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC in Las Vegas.

Santa will be on site to spread holiday cheer and take free photos with children. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras as there will not be a formal photographer present.

The first Evening with Santa event originated when Kneaders founders Gary and Colleen Worthington wanted to create a special reason for families to come together.

At the event customers can pre-order holiday pies, gift baskets & catering

WHAT: Families are invited to take free pictures with Santa and enjoy Chunky Cinnamon French toast for dinner.

WHERE: Two Kneaders Nev. locations (11271 Eastern Avenue | Henderson, NV 89052 and 7100 West Craig Rd | Las Vegas, NV 89129). Click here for all Kneaders locations.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.

WHY: Kids love Santa and most adults secretly love eating breakfast for dinner, so the founders created a fun opportunity to bring families together while raising funds for local children’s hospitals.

Christmas Cookies & Goodies (ages 7-12) - December 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Measure, add, blend, bake and decorate! Little elves ages 7-12 will have a fun time baking and decorating cookies and treats! Call 702-229-6359 for registration and information; registration also available at https://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov/.

Cost: $15

Mirabelli Community Center; 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359

Christmas Tree Workshop (ages 5-15) - Friday, December 8, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

This fun workshop will have your youth painting and creating a winter scene. Registration open through Dec. 1. Call the center at 702-229-1515 for details and registration, or register online.

Cost: $5.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

EAGLE FLY n BUY Craft & Gift Market & Charity Fundraiser - December 9 and 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 1214 has scheduled a multi-vendor event and charity fundraiser at their Airie. We will be partnering with BACCA for the December event which will include many creative and unique artists and vendors as well as an appearance from Santa on both days

Please join us Saturday, December 9 and Sunday December 10 at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Las Vegas #1213

1601 E. Washington Avenue, Las Vegas (across from Cashman Field)

The F.O.E. donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the F.O.E. gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants. Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children's fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund. Our latest achievement, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Research Center

Springs Preserve Holiday Express - December 9 - 23

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!

This special journey will include all of the quintessential holiday trimmings along the way—from snow to hot cocoa.

Trips to Santa’s village depart 12 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. 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.

For more information visit springspreserve.org

Hanukkah Celebration at Dining Arroyo in Downtown Summerlin - December 13, 4 p.m.

This holiday season Downtown Summerlin has partnered with Jewish Nevada of Las Vegas to host a festive family-friend event featuring a menorah lighting, kid’s activities, entertainment and more! Throughout the entire Hanukkah season guests are invited to visit the lighted menorah located at the Dining Arroyo.

Cost: Free

Doolittle Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+) - Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy a chicken and waffles luncheon, a raffle and fun games. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

Advance registration required by Dec. 8.

Cost: $6; must have a current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

All-4-One Christmas at Access Showroom - December 15 through 16, 8 p.m.

Best known for their timeless chart-topping hits “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much in Love,” “I Turn to You,” and “Beautiful as You,” the Grammy Award-winning band All-4-One has enjoyed major success with their soulful love songs.

Released in 1994, the group’s single “I Swear” claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100” for 11 consecutive weeks. “I Swear” became one of the third most successful singles of the rock era and has been named by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th century. The group has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, and have won several awards, including an American Music Award, Blockbuster Award, countless international awards, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.”

The show will feature the R&B band’s smooth vocals and best-loved hits, as well as new and traditional holiday songs from their Christmas album, including “Silent Night,” “This Christmas” and “The First Noel.”

The group’s lineup includes Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Tony Borowiak.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Lieburn Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+) - December 15; 11:30 a.m.

Wear your holiday fashions and be ready to sing along to your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy ham, cheesy potatoes, veggies and a holiday dessert, coffee and juice. Register by Dec 12; registration opens Nov. 1. Call 702-229-1600 for registration and information.

Cost: $7 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Downtown Cultural Series: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Christmas Carolers (all ages) - December 15, noon to 1 p.m.

Enjoy Christmas and other holiday classics from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Choir. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Free and open to the public.

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd., South.

Sock Snowman workshop at East Las Vegas Community Center (ages 5-15) - December 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Make a cute snowman with a sock and other items. Registration open through Dec. 1. Call the center at 702-229-1515 for details and registration, or register online.

Cost: $5

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Pink Tutu Ballet presents Nutcracker Ballet at CasaBlanca Resort - December 15, 7:30 p.m.

Join Pink Tutu Ballet as we follow Clara into the magical land of the sweets in The Nutcracker. This holiday classic comes alive with all your favorite characters and music by these talented ballerinas. Choreographed by Mary Alua and featuring principle roles performed by soloists and principles from New York City and Las Vegas.

Ward 4/YMCA Cookie Decorating & Holiday Movie - December 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy the holiday classic movie “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” decorate holiday cookies and have a great time! Bring a blanket or low-backed chair for more comfortable seating inside on the gym floor. Call 702-229-2524 for more information.

Free and open to the public.

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive

Stupak Winter Holiday Event (all ages) - Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Bring the whole family for fun with food, games, prizes and more. Advance registration not required. Call 702-229-2488 for details.

Free for all ages; must have a city of Las Vegas recreation pass to participate.

Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488.

The World Famous Ink Spots Christmas Concert (all ages) - December 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

The original Ink Spots quartet was formed in the early 1930s with original members Orville Hoppy Jones, Ivory Deek Watson, Jerry Daniels and Charlie Fuqua. The group continues today with Flery Bursey, Lawrence Jones, Oscar D, and Eddie Coco Stancil. Standing on the rich musical tradition of the Ink Spots founders, passed down to them by George Holmes and Lou Ragland, The World Famous Ink Spots present a concert experience that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The event is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or 702-507-3989.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Library Theater, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Sin City Opera: Christmas at the Opera (all ages) - December 16, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas at the Opera is a 90-minute concert featuring beloved scenes celebrating the joy of Christmas from beloved operas such as “La Boheme,” “Werther” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” along with top operatic favorites, showcasing the best operatic talent from the Vegas valley as well as a very special performance from Sin City Opera's summer camp performers. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Tickets: $20 plus tax adults, $10 plus tax youth under 18.

Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Holiday Tea (ages 50+) - December 19, 11 a.m.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a traditional tea. Come dressed in your best and enjoy fresh hot tea in china cups, a variety of finger sandwiches and pastries and fresh homemade scones. Learn some tea etiquette and the history of tea as it came to Britain and then the Americas. This event fills quickly so plan to register early by calling 702-229-6454.

Cost: $7 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

Holiday Party Luncheon at Derfelt Senior Center (ages 50+) - December 20, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 15.

Come celebrate the holiday season with your Derfelt family. Advance registration opens Nov. 1. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

Cost: $5 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Doolittle Holiday Light Tour (ages 50+) - Dec. 21, 5 to 9 p.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 12.

Take a van tour of the glittering lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Cactus Gardens. Space is limited. Transportation leaves at 5 p.m. sharp. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

Cost: $10; must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

East Las Vegas Winter Break Camp (ages 5-11) - Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration opens Dec. 1.

Youth will enjoy a safe, fun environment during winter holiday with age-appropriate special activities that match the camp theme daily. Call the center at 702-229-1515 for more details.

Cost to participate: $ 60 per child per week.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

Mirabelli Winter Break Camp (ages 6-11) - Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Youth will spend their break having fun participating in sports, arts and crafts, physical fitness and games under the supervision of trained staff. Advance registration required; register online here using code 212003-08 or call the center to register.

Cost: $125 per child per week.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Safekey Holidaze Camp (ages 5-11, grades K-5) Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Dec. 25 and Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 2018, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Jan. 1.

Cost: $100 per child per week.

Fill your day with educational activities and winter wackiness. Participants must bring their own lunch and morning/afternoon snacks. Advance registration required; no refunds, transfers or credits. Registration open until full. Call the Safekey office at 702-229-3399 for more information.

Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Parkway.

Kwanzaa Celebration (all ages) - December 30, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The theme will be “Affirming African Values, Culture and Community with Purpose,” and the event will feature the Boys and Girls Rites of Passage graduation ceremony. Kwanzaa is an opportunity to look within a community for hope. Kwanzaa brings a message of cultural truth, which speaks of what it means to be African and human. The event is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or 702-507-3989.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-507-3989.

Dinners and Deals

Holiday Happenings at Morton's The Steakhouse - November 27 through January 31st

Morton’s The Steakhouse Room is giving you a reason to treat yourself this holiday season!

Now through January 31st, Morton’s The Steakhouse is featuring Côte de Bouef – a 36 oz. bone-in USDA Prime Ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter for $110. Pair it with a Partridge in a Pear Tree, the restaurant’s signature holiday cocktail – a blend of Grey Goose, “La Poire”, Vodka, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup topped with La Marca Prosecco and served with a cinnamon sugar rim – all for $17.

Have a Very Merry Party at Cabo Wabo Cantina this holiday season - November 28 through December 31

Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, will celebrate the holiday season with a specialty Mistletoe Magic cocktail, available now through Sunday, Dec. 31.

The Mistletoe Magic is made with a mix of Sailor Jerry Rum, St. Elizabeth’s Dram, passion fruit, orange juice and homemade holiday syrup infused with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, priced at $12. Patrons may continue the celebration on Christmas Day with the strip side cantina’s holiday happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Holiday happy hour specials include half-off select appetizers, house-made margaritas, sangria, shots and draft beer.

B&B Ristorante At The Venetian Announces Feast Of Seven Fishes Christmas Menu - December 24 and 25, 5 to 11 p.m.

An Italian-American tradition, the Feast of Seven Fishes is the celebratory Christmas dinner comprising decadent seafood delicacies. To honor this “grand tasting,” B&B Ristorante at the Venetian Las Vegas is offering a Feast of Seven Fishes Misto di Mare dinner platter on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. The dish features a platter of seven vibrant seafood compositions created by Executive Chef Brett Uniss, exclusively for the 2017 holiday season.

The Feast of Seven Fishes is an age-old Italian dining tradition inspired by the Roman Catholic practice of abstaining from meat and dairy on certain holidays and holiday eves. Also, known as “the Vigil” or “La Vigilia,” the special pescatarian fête is widely celebrated in modern Italian-American households. B&B Ristorante, true to its Italian roots, has created a distinctive seafood feast to honor this cherished Christmas ritual.

FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES MISTO DI MARE PLATE

  • Cold Smoked Sturgeon with mustard seed vinaigrette, pickled onion and horseradish
  • Baccala Fritto with garlic fonduta
  • Monkfish Liver with radish salad and Meyer lemon purée
  • Scallop Crudo with tangerine and olio nuovo
  • Smoked Trout Roe with sunchoke panna cotta and truffle jus
  • Kusshi Oyster with green apple granita
  • Calamari with pancetta vinaigrette

The Misto di Mare platter will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas night for $50 per person.

B&B Ristorante will offer their Feast of Seven Fishes dish in addition to its standard menu offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas night. The warm, elegant dining room can host boisterous family dinners and intimate “tables for two,” making it a perfect holiday destination for parties large and small.

The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas night.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at BandBRistorante.com.

Christmas Day Dinner at Rí Rá Las Vegas - Monday, December 25

On Monday, Dec. 25, Rí Rá Las Vegas will celebrate Christmas with a specialty dinner menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., while supplies last. Specialty entrées include: Irish Christmas Dinner ($24), served with roasted turkey and gravy, served with sage and onion stuffing, with a side of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, carrot and parsnip mash topped with homemade cranberry sauce. Ham will be available to add-on for an additional $7; Ham Christmas Dinner ($24), ham glazed with orange juice, clove and honey, served with a side of green beans, Yukon mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, Jameson honey glazed carrots and topped with homemade cranberry sauce. Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with desserts such as Apple Pie, Fresh Baked Cinnamon and Sugar Spiced Apples or Vanilla Ice Cream ($8).

Christmas Day Menu at Cleo - Monday, December 25, 5 - 10:30 p.m.

Offering the gift of Mediterranean cuisine, Cleo will serve a special Christmas menu on Monday, Dec. 25. Holiday dishes, available exclusively for the day, include bagel and lox served on a simit with Persian cucumber, cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion and caviar, priced at $20; a coffee cocoa rub prime ribeye steak with smoked eggplant cream, Greek yogurt, marble potato and pickled pepper for $42; and sticky toffee cake served with butterscotch, walnut feuilletine and vanilla gelato priced at $10. The full menu will also be available.

For more information, visit SLSLasVegas.com

Christmas Special Menu at Baja Miguel's in South Point - Monday, December 25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Baja Miguel’s will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary house margarita or glass of wine for $17.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including:

Appetizers: Salad Fiesta, chopped romaine with corn, tomatoes, black olives, grated cheese, and tortilla strips with a salsa ranch dressing; or Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, served with giblet gravy, apple dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; or Carne Navidad, a 12-ounce rib eye steak topped with sautéed mushrooms, red onions, and bacon drizzled in tomato sauce. Served with a side of rice verde and charro beans.

Desserts: Strawberry Flan drizzled with house-made strawberry tequila sauce, or Christmas Yule Log served with peppermint ice cream.

Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will also be available. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

Christmas Special Menu at Coronado Cafe in South Point - Monday, December 25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coronado Café will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $14.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including:

Appetizers: Christmas Salad, iceberg and green leaf lettuce, topped with red and yellow teardrop tomatoes, herb roasted croutons and drizzled in champagne vinaigrette; or Festive Christmas Soup.

Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, drizzled with giblet gravy, apple dressing, served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; or Roasted Sirloin of Beef, topped with a cabernet sauvignon sauce, served with a side of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and green beans.

Desserts: Christmas Yule Log served with peppermint ice cream; or Warm Mince Pie topped with whipped cream.

Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will also be available. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

Christmas Special Menu at Don Vito's in South Point - Monday, December 25 4 to 9 p.m.

Don Vito’s will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $39 per person from 4 to 9 p.m., including:

Appetizers: Pesto Tort with Parmesan Crostini, served with a goat and cream cheese blend with Italian herbs, topped with pesto sauce; Pork Belly Amatriciana, seared with red chilis, topped in

olive oil; Heart of Palm Salad, topped with charred herb vinaigrette; or Italian Tomato and Gin Soup.

Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, with giblet gravy, apple dressing, served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; Roast Pork Tenderloin Roulade, filled with prosciutto ham, spinach and asiago cheese pan jus; Italian Baked Ham, served with au gratin potatoes; or Seafood Cannelloni, shrimp, scallops and crab folded in pasta sheets, topped with tomato beurre blanc.

Desserts: Strawberry Tiramisu; Chocolate Yule Log topped with whip cream; or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cannoli. Guests have the choice of coffee or tea with dessert.

Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will also be available. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

Christmas Brunch Buffet at Garden Buffet in South Point - December 25 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Garden Buffet will serve a Christmas Brunch Buffet for $16.95 with a Club Card or $19.95 without a Club Card from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Christmas Brunch Buffet will include bottomless Bloody Mary’s and an assortment of à la carte options such as Steak and Eggs, New York Steak, made-to-order Omelets, Blintz, French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, Eggs Benedict and Lox and Bagels. In addition, guests will enjoy stations featuring Peel and Eat Shrimp, Oven Roasted Salmon drizzled with watercress cream, Roasted Pork Loin topped with bourbon sauce, Chicken Breast topped with mushroom marsala sauce, Chinese Pepper Steak and Golden Fried Shrimp. Guests can also pick from a variety of desserts including Blueberry Cobbler, Cranberry and Raisin Pudding, Pumpkin Pie and Eggnog Cupcakes. Tax and gratuity are not included. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive bottomless Bloody Mary’s.

Christmas Dinner Buffet at Garden Buffet in South Point - December 31 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Garden Buffet will serve a Christmas Dinner Buffet for $16.95 with a Club Card or $19.95 without a Club Card from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a complimentary glass of wine. Guests will enjoy an assortment of à la carte options including Garden Fresh Salad Bar, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Sushi, Festive Chicken and Corn Soup, Oyster Rockefeller Soup and White Bean Chili. In addition, the buffet will feature stations with Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner, Honey Baked Ham, Bourbon Glazed Roast Pork Loin, Salmon Creole, Chinese Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Chinese Black Pepper Chicken, Mongolian Grill and more. Guests can satisfy the sweet tooth craving with desserts such as Pumpkin Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Hot Cranberry Pudding and Eggnog Cupcakes. Adding to the feast, guests will enjoy an assortment of soups, salads, seasonal fruits and six live international cooking stations. Tax and gratuity are not included. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

Christmas Special Menu at Primarily Prime Rib in South Point - December 25 2 to 9 p.m.

Primarily Prime Rib will serve a three-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $29 per person from 2 to 9 p.m., including:

Appetizers: Cajun Garlic Shrimp, served over rice pilaf with a Louisiana dipping sauce; Artichoke Stuffed Portobellini Mushrooms topped with saffron cream; Christmas Salad, lollo rossa and green leaf lettuce, topped with red and yellow teardrop tomatoes, black olives and tossed croutons, drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette; or Festive Christmas Soup.

Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, with giblet gravy, apple dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, 10-ounce dry aged prime rib slowly cooked for full flavor; Brown Sugar and Dijon Mustard Glazed Salmon, oven roasted to perfection and served over sautéed spinach; Chicken Noël, a free range chicken breast seared, topped with garden picked tomato, chive concassé and water cress cream cheese; or Brandy Flamed Peppercorn New York Steak, 10-ounce steak topped with peppercorn cream sauce.

Desserts: Chocolate Yule Log topped with whipped cream; Peppermint Cheesecake served with seasonal berries; or Warm Apple and Raisin Brown Betty, topped with crème anglaise. Guests will have the option to have tea or coffee with dessert.

Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will not be available. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

Christmas Special Menu at Silverado Steakhouse - December 25 4 to 10 p.m.

Silverado Steak House will serve a four-course menu with a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $55 per person from 4 to 10 p.m., including:

Appetizers: Chilled Shrimp Cocktail with remoulade sauce; Steak and Eggs, two seared medallions of beef, topped with crème fraiche and golden caviar; or Shrimp and Scallops Rockefeller, sautéed with pernod in spinach cream sauce.

Soup and Salad: Chicken Consommé Noël; or Christmas Salad, lollo rossa and green leaf lettuce, topped with red and yellow teardrop tomatoes, black olives and tossed croutons, drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette.

Entrées: Herb Roasted Young Turkey, with giblet gravy, apple dressing, served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, green beans and cranberry relish; Prime Rib of Beef Dry Aged, 10-ounce slow roasted, served with roast chateau or Yukon Gold creamed potatoes, and sautéed green beans; Cajun Style Sword Fish, blackened and topped with sautéed crawfish tails and shrimp finished with red pepper cream, served with creole rice and vegetables; or Charbroiled Filet Mignon, 8-ounce drizzled with béarnaise sauce, served with grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and lyonnaise potatoes.

Desserts: Chocolate Yule Log topped with whipped cream; Strawberry Cream Horn served with strawberries; or Warm Apple and Cranberry Tart, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Dessert will be served with the choice of coffee or tea.

Tax and gratuity are not included. The regular dining menu will also be available. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid form of ID to receive the complimentary cocktail.

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