Discover The Fun!

 

All activities are subject to change. For links to facilities, programs, classes and activities in the current Beyond the Neon guide, go online to www.lasvegasparksandrec.com or for more information call 702-229-PLAY. Most activities require advance registration. City of Las Vegas facilities are closed Nov. 23-24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for holiday observance. Register today to build your healthy lifestyle!

 

 

 

Turkey Trot*

 

Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m. race begins.

 

Cost: $15 for 1.5-mile run and 300-meter swim; $10 for 1-mile run for ages 7 and younger.

 

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1488.

 

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving holiday run and swim – this trot is for you! This is a fun event for the entire family. All finishers will receive a ribbon and goodies. Register online with course code 213406-06 for the Big Turkey Run/Swim and 213406-07 for the Mini Turkey Run (for ages 7 and younger that do not want to swim). *No age limit but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully for the Big Turkey Run/Swim.

 

 

 

Stupak Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot (all ages)

 

Monday Nov. 20, 4 to 5 p.m.

 

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.

 

Compete in four age divisions – Youth, Teens, Adults, Seniors – and shoot basketball free throws to win a turkey! Bring the family to cheer you on. A turkey will be given to winners in each age category. Advance registration not required. Call 702-229-2488 for more information.

 

 

 

Safekey Camp Thankful (ages 5-11, grades K-5)

 

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 20-22, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Nov. 23-24.

 

Cost: $85 per child per week.

 

Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Parkway.

 

Make new friends while performing acts of kindness and service projects. Your day will be filled with fun games and activities, and you will leave each day with a warm feeling, knowing you have made a difference. Participants must bring their own lunch and morning/afternoon snacks. No camp Nov. 23-24. Advance registration required; no refunds, transfers or credits. Registration open until full. Call the Safekey office at 702-229-3399 for more information.


East Las Vegas Thanksgiving Break Camp (ages 5-11)

 

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 20-22; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Cost: $45 per youth

 

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

 

Registration opens Nov. 1 for this fun camp with a daily theme and age-appropriate, supervised activities in a safe environment. Call the center at 702-229-1515 for more details and enrollment.

 

 

 

Mirabelli Thanksgiving Gobbler Camp (ages 6-11)

 

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 20-22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Cost: $90 per child.

 

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

 

Youth will spend their three-day 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.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Advance registration required by Nov. 17.

 

Cost: $7; must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

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

 

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Space is limited. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Lunch (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, noon. Advance registration required by Nov. 17

 

Cost: $6 plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

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

 

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, pumpkin pie and more. Call 702-229-6454 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Ward 5 Tree Lighting Celebration (all ages)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

 

Enjoy refreshments, entertainment and the community holiday tree lighting.

 

 

 

28th Annual Holiday Handicraft Sale (all ages)

 

Thursday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Free admission to shoppers.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Cookie Exchange (ages 50+)

 

Friday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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


Annual Adaptive Holiday Dance (ages 16+ of all ability levels)

 

Saturday, Dec. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

 

Cost: $20, includes refreshments and pictures.

 

Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

 

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

 

 

 

Holiday Cookie & Gift Exchange (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Holiday Carol Lunch (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 4.

 

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

 

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

 

Enjoy this holiday lunch of salad, ham, cheesy potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert, along with holiday carols and entertainment from the “Tapping Troubadours.” Registration opens Nov. 1.

 

 

 

Christmas Cookies & Goodies (ages 7-12)

 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost:  $15

 

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

 

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/.

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Workshop (ages 5-15)

 

Friday, Dec. 8, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

 

Cost: $5.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Doolittle Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 8.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost $8, plus a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

 

Enjoy this annual holiday lunch, singing carols and playing some fun reindeer games! Advance registration is required and opens Nov. 21. Call 702-229-1702 for registration and information.


Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Enjoy the light displays at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sit back and enjoy the music and lights while you are chauffeured through this holiday light extravaganza. Registration opens Nov. 1; advance registration required. Call 702-229-1600 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Doolittle Holiday Dinner & Light Tour (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Dec. 14, 4 to 8 p.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 12.

 

Cost: $10; $6 for dinner only (no tour); must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership.

 

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

 

Start the evening with a light holiday dinner at Doolittle Senior Center. Dinner will be followed by a van tour of the glittering lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Cactus Gardens. Transportation will be provided; space is limited. Transportation leaves at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Ethel M. Cactus Garden Lights Tour and Holiday Dinner (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Dec. 14, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Advance registration required Nov. 1-Dec. 6.

 

Cost: $20 with a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership; includes dinner and transportation.

 

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

 

Van leaves the center promptly at 4 p.m. for a holiday lights tour to the Ethel M Cactus Garden and dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Lieburn Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Friday, Dec. 15; 11:30 a.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Christmas Carolers (all ages)

 

Friday, Dec. 15, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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).

 

 

 

Sock Snowman (ages 5-15)

 

Friday, Dec. 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

 

Cost: $5

 

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

 

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


Ward 4/YMCA Cookie Decorating & Holiday Movie

 

Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Stupak Winter Holiday Event (all ages)

 

Saturday Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

The World Famous Ink Spots Christmas Concert (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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 cosponsored 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.

 

 

 

Sin City Opera: Christmas at the Opera (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

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).

 

 

 

Holiday Tea (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.

 

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

 

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

 

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.


Holiday Party Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 15.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Doolittle Holiday Light Tour (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 5 to 9 p.m. Advance registration required by Dec. 12.

 

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

 

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

 

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.           

 

 

 

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.

 

Cost to participate: $ 60 per child per week.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Mirabelli Winter Break Camp (ages 6-11)

 

Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Cost: $125 per child per week.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 2018, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Jan. 1.

 

Cost: $100 per child per week.

 

Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Parkway.

 

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.

 

 

 

Kwanzaa Celebration (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

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 cosponsored 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.