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City Of Las Vegas 2019 Holiday Happenings

Discover the Holiday Fun!

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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. Register today to build your healthy lifestyle! Parents can subscribe here to receive a monthly email, or text LV PARENTS to 468-311, about upcoming events and activities for their kids. Centers will be closed Nov. 11, 28-29, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for holiday observance.

 

Make A Thanksgiving Wreath (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $10; use registration code 212301-34.

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

Advance registration required; call 702-229-1515 for information and registration.

 

Turkey Dinner (ages 50+)

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

Cost: $7.

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

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Advance registration required by Nov. 13. Call 702-229-1600 for information and registration.

 

Ward 4/YMCA Active Older Adult Fall Festival (adults only)

Friday, Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Calling all active older adults! Join in a night of music, dancing and games. Bring your favorite pie or chili and be entered in a raffle. Call 702-240-9622 for more information.

 

Turkey Trot (all ages)

Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m. race begins.

Cost: $15 Big Turkey; $10 Mini Turkey Run.

Pavilion 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.

  • Big Turkey Run/Swim – 1.5 mile-run and 300-meter swim. No age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.
  • Mini Turkey Run – 1-mile run. For those ages 7 and younger that do not want to swim.

Thanksgiving Luncheon (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $7.

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

Enjoy turkey and all the fixings with your neighbors. Advance registration required; call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $6/per member.

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

Enjoy a delectable Thanksgiving feast and wonderful company. Advance registration and current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

 

Christmas Centerpiece Workshop (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost: $12. Advance registration required.

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

Make a holiday centerpiece for your home or as a gift! Use registration code 223337-01.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch (ages 50+)

Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: 7. Space is limited. Must have city Las Vegas Senior Programs membership.

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

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Register by Monday, Nov. 18, by calling 702-229-6125.

 

Ward 6 Thanksgiving Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $8.

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

Join Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore to enjoy turkey, stuffing and all the fixings with your friends and neighbors. Advance registration required; use registration code 213337-59 when calling to register at 702-229-1702.

 

Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas” (all ages)

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $25 adults/$12.50 youth, plus taxes/fees.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas.” Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. Poor Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, and he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and the evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even in the smallest of hearts. For tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Camp Thankful Fall Break Camp (ages 5-11)

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 25-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $90 per child for three days at most centers; $60 at East LV Community Center.

  • Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.
  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607.
  • East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.
  • Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Children will enjoy swimming, crafts, games and so much more during the school break! Registration is open now; call the center for details. Advance registration is required.

 

Tulle Wreath Workshop (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $25, all supplies included.

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

Enjoy making a beautiful holiday wreath. Registration required by Nov. 26. Call 702-229-1702 for information and registration; use registration code 222301-22.

 

Holiday Cookie & Gift Exchange (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1 to 2 p.m.

Cost: $2. Use registration code 223337-02.

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

Bring two dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to share with others. Enjoy hot apple cider why you sample the cookies. The best cookie recipe wins a prize! Ask the staff for gift exchange information when you register at 702-229-6125.

 

Cookie Exchange (ages 50+)

Friday, Dec. 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $3, plus bring you favorite cookie recipe and some samples to share.

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

Sample holiday cookies and exchange recipes. Advance registration required; registration opens Nov. 5. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Presented by Rainbow Company Youth Theatre.

Dec. 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 7, 8, 14* and 15 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $6 tax included, plus fees.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

A beloved holiday classic springs to life in this faithful adaptation of the TV special that debuted in December 1965. Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy and friends as they embrace the holiday season with classic favorites like "Christmas Time Is Here" and search for meaning among the holiday traditions. After the performance, gather in our indoor Winter Wonderland with family and friends to sing along — warm apple cider in hand — to your favorite holiday tunes, accompanied by local choir groups. *This performance includes an American Sign Language interpreter for the hearing impaired. For tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Annual Holiday Craft Fair                                              

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public to shop; $10/table for vendors (maximum 2 tables per vendor).     

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

Shop for holiday craft items handmade by local seniors. Vendors must pre-register, be at least 50 years of age, and be current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs members. Table registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; call 702-229-1515 to register as a vendor.

 

Annual Adaptive Recreation Holiday Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 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 Luncheon (ages 50+)

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

Cost: $8.

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

Enjoy roast beef, potatoes, corn, rolls, dessert and a beverage with friends and neighbors. Advance registration required; registration open Nov. 1-Dec. 7, or until full. Call 702-229-1702 for information and registration; use registration code 223337-20.

 

Holiday Light Tour (ages 50+)         

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $5/per member, includes passenger van transportation.

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

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

Registration opens Nov. 1 for this light adventure by passenger van that includes holiday treats and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Glittering Lights show. Advance registration and current city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Call 702-229-1515 to register with East Las Vegas Community Center (registration code 223350-08) or 702-229-1600 to register at Lieburn (registration code 223350-02).

 

Holiday Luncheon (50+)

Friday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $7.

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

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

 

Ward 3 Senior Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

Friday, Dec. 13, 12 to 2 p.m.

Free and open to Ward 3 senior residents; advance reservation required.

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

Enjoy fun, friendship and a delicious hot holiday meal provided by Arizona Charlies, along with DJ music and dancing. Come out and meet your new Councilwoman! Make your reservation starting Nov. 25 by calling 702-229-6851. Space is limited and reservations will close when full.

 

KidShine Winter Showcase (all ages)

Friday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

Enjoy this showcase by the center’s music performance groups!  Call 702-229-1100 for details.

 

Ward 4/YMCA Holiday Cookie Decorating and Movie (all ages)

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

Free and open to the public.

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

Bring the family to enjoy a visit from Santa and decorate holiday cookies while watching the holiday-themed movie, “ELF.” Popcorn and hot cocoa will be offered while supplies last. Call 702-240-9622 for more information.

 

Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $6. Use registration code 223337-60. Space is limited.

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

Enjoy a holiday luncheon with all the festive trimmings! Register by Thursday, Dec. 12, at 702-229-6125. Must have current city Las Vegas Senior Programs membership.

 

Holiday Tea (ages 50+)

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $7; use registration code 223337-68.

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

Dress in your holiday hat, put on your fancy gloves and enjoy this High Tea with fresh scones, finger sandwiches and pastries. Learn about the history and origins of tea. Registration opens Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. and fills up quickly. Each registration limited to yourself and one additional person.

 

Holiday Craft – Clay Pot Soldiers (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $10; use registration code 222301-34.

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

Call 702-229-1515 for registration and information.

 

Holiday Giveback (ages 50+)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Join the team to pack donated and handmade goods that will be given to the less fortunate and delivered on Christmas morning. If you would like to participate in making this event successful, call Cassandra Lewis at 702-229-6125.

 

All Aboard the “Polar Express” As It Stops at Cimarron Rose

Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 18-19, 6 p.m.

Cost: $5 tickets/seats purchased by Dec. 6; $7 at the door, if available. 

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

Board the “Polar Express” for a journey to the North Pole, refreshments and a visit from a special jolly guest. “Train” departs at 6 p.m. Call 702.229-1607 for information and tickets.

 

Scrooge Holiday Luncheon (ages 50+)

Thursday, Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $5.

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

Share a great meal with Scrooge and your neighbors. Advance registration required; registration opens Nov. 5. Call 702-229-6601 for information and registration.

 

Happy Holiday Bingo (ages 50+)

Thursday, Dec. 19, 12 to 1 p.m.

Cost: $2.

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

Use code 223337-03 to register in advance. There will be special prizes for the holidays!

 

Holiday Light Tour (ages 50+)

Thursday, Dec. 19; 4 to 8 p.m. Bus leaves at 4 p.m. sharp.

Cost: $10, includes bus transportation. Space is limited.

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

Join the tour of holiday lights and more! Advance registration required by Dec. 16. Current city Las Vegas Senior Programs membership is required. Registration code 223350-05.

 

Winter Break Camp (ages 6-11)

Four days/week, Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 3; no camp Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

Hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (except only until 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31).

Priced per week: $95/4 days at Cimarron Rose and Mirabelli; $55/4 days at Doolittle.

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

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

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

Registration is open now until full.  Advance registration is required. Call the center for details and registration.

 

Kwanzaa Celebration: Nguzo Saba | Ujima

Co-presented with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Saturday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

In the spirit of "UJIMA" (Collective Work and Responsibility), the community will celebrate the third day of Kwanzaa. This event features a marketplace, children's workshops, guest speakers, community dialogue, poetry, song, dance, drumming, and the 2019 Girls & Boys Rites of Passage graduations. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).