Discover the Holiday Fun!

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Feast (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $7. Advance registration required.

 

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

 

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Call 702-229-6601 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot (all ages)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Free with canned food item donation.

 

Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 702-229-6563. Compete in divisions Youth/Teen/Adult with free throws to win the turkeys. Whoever makes the most shots wins the bird in each division.

 

 

 

Centennial Hills Thanksgiving Lunch (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Nov. 15; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Cost: $8; must have active city of Las Vegas active adult/senior programs membership. Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

 

Enjoy a thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings. Advance registration required. For information and registration, call 702-229-1702.

 

 

 

Lieburn Turkey Dinner (ages 50+)

 

Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $7. Advance registration required by Nov. 14.

 

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

 

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s. Call 702-229-1600 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon.

 

Cost: $6/person. Advance registration required

 

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

 

Enjoy a fabulous traditional Thanksgiving meal. Call 702-229-6454 for registration and details.

 

 

 

Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas

 

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, 702-229-8100.

 

Bring the family to explore the Christmas Fantasy Forest, sit with Santa, see the lighting of the trees and enjoy the holiday celebration.

 

 

 

Ward 6 Christmas Fantasy Forest

 

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, 702-229-8100.

 

Bring the family to explore the Christmas Fantasy Forest. Sit with Santa Fridays 5-7 p.m., Saturdays 2-7 p.m. and Sundays 2-6 p.m. Those interested in sponsoring a tree should visit https://grantagiftfoundation.org/fantasy-forest-2018. Call 702-229-5463 for more information.

 

 

 

Adaptive Recreation Annual Holiday Dance (ages 16+)

 

Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

 

Cost: $20 per person, includes dinner, pictures and door prizes.

 

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

 

Kick off the holiday season with a night of food, music and dancing. Call Jennifer at 702-229-5177 for more information or to RSVP.

 

 

 

Holiday Movie Nights (all ages)

 

Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Nothing says Christmas like gathering with loved ones under the stars with a cup of hot cocoa and great holiday movies. Bundle up and take a journey to downtown’s Historic Fifth Street School for favorite holiday films under the stars. Though the weather outside is hardly frightful, it can be a bit chilly this time of year, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and some Christmas spirit for festive and fun evenings. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS( 2787).

 

  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” | Rated PG
    Saturday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
    A banker learns what life would have been like without him in this holiday classic.
    Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers.
  • “The Polar Express” | Rated G
    Saturday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
    A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train’s conductor, along with the other young passengers, help turn the boy’s crisis in faith into a wondrous journey of self-discovery.
    Cast: Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Leslie Zemeckis and Michael Jeter.
  • “Holiday Inn” | Rated G
    Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
    This musical is set in a country roadhouse in Connecticut that’s turned into a nightclub 15 times a year, featuring Irving Berlin songs, including the Oscar-winning “White Christmas.”
    Cast: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale and Walter Abel.
  • Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” | Rated PG
    Saturday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.
    Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday tale about the value of generosity and the true meaning of Christmas. Carrey also plays the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
    Cast: Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Leslie Zemeckis.

 

 

 

Giant Menorah Lighting

 

Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Fremont Street Experience downtown, adjacent to Slotzilla.

 

Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman for the lighting of a giant menorah at the beginning of Hanukkah.

 

 

 

Holiday Cookie Exchange (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Cost: $2.

 

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

 

Bring two dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to share. You can also make a cookie box, which is a great holiday gift. The best cookie recipe wins a prize!  Hot apple cider will be served.

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Lighting

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Third Street Stage downtown on Fremont Street at the Fremont Street Experience.

 

Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman for the lighting of a giant Christmas tree to open the season.

 

 

 

Minker Holiday Racquetball Shootout & Toy Drive (ages 18+)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Cost: $5 per person or free with a new toy donation. Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 702-229-6563. Enjoy a racquetball tournament. Toy drive will benefit the children of Safe Nest.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Senior Center 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Free admission for buyers; $10-15 per table for senior vendors.

 

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. Seniors 50+ may contact Jayne at 702-229-6454 to arrange up to two vendor tables by Nov. 26.

 

 

 

Christmas Cookies & Goodies (ages 7-12)

 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $20

 

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

 

L’il elves will have a fun time baking and decorating cookies and treats!

 

 

 

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” (all ages)

 

Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 15, 16 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $5.50 (plus tax and fees).

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastic tale. Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.  Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences. The timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life for a fun-filled holiday family treat for all. For more information or tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Christmas Time is Here Holiday Concert (all ages)

 

Leftover Cuties

 

Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $25 (plus tax/fees)

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Join Los Angeles-based band, Leftover Cuties, for some jazzy holiday cheer. Combining alluring female vocals, ukulele, upright bass, horns, keys, accordion, and not-so-brushed drums, this quartet has a distinct sound to call their own. Coupled with classic songwriting, relatable lyricism and effortless interplay, the Cuties’ live performance is a magical, charming experience. For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Derfelt Christmas

 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m.

 

Free to attend.

 

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

 

Derfelt seniors will partner with J.T. McWilliams Elementary School to make a magical day for students. Experience a special Christmas story with Izzy and Herman. To adopt a student to help make the holidays more joyous, contact the Derfelt Front Desk for student wish lists. All gifts should be sent to Izzy and Herman’s North Pole by Nov. 29. Call 702-229-6601 for more details. See the flier.

 

 

 

Ward 2 Lakes Festival of Lights

 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Lake Sahara North Park, 2500 Lake East Drive. 

 

Bring the family to enjoy local entertainment, food trucks, photos and cookies with Santa Claus, and a boat parade! Cosponsored by the city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-2144 for more details.

 

 

 

Centennial Hills Holiday Lunch (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Cost: $8; must have active city of Las Vegas active adult/senior programs membership. Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

 

Enjoy a holiday lunch with friends. Advance registration required. For information and registration, call 702-229-1702.

 

 

 

Holiday Dinner & Light Tour (ages 50+)

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4 to 9 p.m.; tour leaves the center at 5:30 p.m. sharp.

 

Cost: $15, includes transportation from the center. Must have current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership. Space is limited; RSVP by Dec. 4. 

 

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

 

Start the evening with a holiday dinner at Doolittle Senior Center. Dinner is followed by a tour of the glittering holiday lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Ethel M Cactus Gardens. 

 

 

 

Ward 2 Holiday Mingle

 

Thursday, Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public; space is limited.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Now Café and Patio, 495 S. Main St.

 

Enjoy good company, light refreshments and great holiday music to celebrate the end of a great year. RSVP online by Dec. 6 at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2HolidayMingle. Call 702-229-2144 for more information or email ward2@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

 

 

Lieburn Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Friday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $7.

 

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

 

Ham, cheesy potatoes, salad, veggies, dessert and a fun sing-a-long. Registration is required by Dec. 12. Call 702-229-1600 for registration and information.

 

 

 

Ward 3 Senior Holiday Party

 

Friday, Dec. 14, noon to 2 p.m.

 

Free to Ward 3 senior residents.

 

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

 

Seniors ages 50+ are invited to a free sit-down holiday turkey dinner with all the trimmings! Enjoy a visit from Santa, music, dancing, raffle and prizes. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 702.229.6851 by Dec. 10; seating is limited. See the flier.

 

 

 

Ward 4/YMCA Cookie Decorating & Holiday Movie

 

Friday, Dec. 14, 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 holiday cookie decorating and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  Bring a blanket or low-backed chair to be more comfortable for the movie. Refreshments will be served while supplies last. Call 702-240-9622 for more information. See the flier.

 

 

 

Merry-Achi Christmas (all ages)

 

Maestro José Hernández and Mariachi Sol de Mexico

 

Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $30 plus tax and fees.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive

 

Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico returns to Las Vegas for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a truly international celebration, with the ensemble singing and playing holiday favorites from both Mexico and America in a vibrant performance that will have the whole family dancing. For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Stupak’s Christmas Jubilee (ages 0-17)

 

Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to noon

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Children will receive a gift from Santa at this holiday celebration.

 

 

 

Councilwoman Fiore’s Santa’s Helping Hands Toy Giveaway in the Christmas Fantasy Forest

 

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 to 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, 702-229-8100.

 

Bring the family to explore the Christmas Fantasy Forest, sit with Santa and receive a holiday gift. Call 702-229-5463 for more information.

 

 

 

Annual Holiday Tea (ages 50+)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $7/person; advance registration required. Registration opens Nov. 1.

 

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

 

Wear your fanciest attire to enjoy this annual holiday tea with fresh scones, finger sandwiches, and different teas. This event fills up fast, so register early by calling 702-229-6454.

 

 

 

Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

 

Thursday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m.

 

Cost: $5/person, advance registration required.

 

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

 

Enjoy a multicultural experience as we explore all the different holiday traditions of the season. Call 702-229-6454 for information and registration.

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series

 

Las Vegas Academy Choir Winter Concert

 

Friday, Dec. 21, 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 an afternoon of traditional holiday music performed by the students of the Las Vegas Academy. This award-winning choir performs Christmas carols and musical arrangements in traditional Dickensian garb. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Ward 3 Annual Navidad en el Barrio

 

Monday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

 

Call 702-229-5428 for more information.

 

 

 

Doolittle Winter Break Kids Camp (ages 5-11)

 

Monday-Friday, Dec. 24-28, Dec. 31-Jan. 4; no camp Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

 

Camp hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays.

 

Cost: $56 per child per week.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

 

Activities will include arts, crafts, sports, games, music, life skills, physical fitness and fun! Advance registration required; registration opens Nov. 19. Limited to the first 40 youth.

 

 

 

Mirabelli Winter Break Camp (ages 6-12)

 

Monday-Friday, Dec. 24-28, Dec. 31-Jan. 4; no camp Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

 

Camp hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays.

 

Cost: $112 per child per week; $10 discount for a second child from same family.

 

Youth will enjoy sports, games, holiday-themed arts and crafts under the supervision of trained staff. Advance registration required; registration opens Dec. 8.

 

 

 

Winter Break Camp (ages 5-11)

 

Monday-Friday, Dec. 24-28, Dec. 31-Jan. 4; no camp Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

 

Camp hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays.

 

Cost: $90 per child per week.

 

Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607.

 

Children should bring a sack lunch, two snacks and a reusable water bottle each day.

 

 

 

Kwanzaa - UJAMAA (all ages)

 

A Celebration of African Values, Culture & Community

 

Saturday, Dec. 29, noon to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., and West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

In the spirit of UJAMAA, the community will celebrate the fourth day of Kwanzaa, “focusing on cooperative economics, which means coming together to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.” This event features a marketplace, youth poetry showcase, the life of Paul Robeson and the 2018 Girls & Boys Rites of Passage.

 

 

 

Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community and culture from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa, from which it takes its name. The event is co-presented by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).