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Dec 01, 2018

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.

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).

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.

Holiday Movie Nights (all ages)

Saturdays, Dec. 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).

  • “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 holidaytale 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.

Winter Recital

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Enjoy a showcase of available classes, meet the center staff and see all the upcoming events. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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.

*Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. (note location change)

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).

Free Fishing Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 to 11 a.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Nevada Department of Wildlife will conduct a fishing clinic in Area 2 at the large Tule Lake in the park, providing poles, instructors and bait. No fishing license is required during the clinic.

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.