What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of December 22nd & 23rd


It's the last weekend before Christmas! Do you have family in town and are looking for something to do that's not necessarily down on the Strip? You can participate in a variety of activities all weekend long!

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- denotes holiday-related event

Here's a sampling of some things you or your family can check out:


Saturday, December 22nd, 2018


Archery Basic Class at Clark County Shooting Complex

  • 9:00am
  • $5 for under 18 years old, $10 for 18 and older 
  • 11357 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
  • Have you ever thought about learning how to shoot a bow? Now is your chance to learn at theClark County Shooting Complex Archery Range! After learning these basic skills you will have a chance to test your skills and shoot using the Genesis bow. The Genesis bow fits almost everyone's style of shooting!


⛄Holiday Picnic & a Movie: Frosty the Snowman at James I. Gibson Library


⛄Holiday Express at Springs Preserve

  • 11:00am-7:15pm
  • $10 members; $12 non-members. Free for children ages 2 and under.
  • 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Climb aboard the Springs Preserve's Holiday Express and be whisked away on a magical train ride to Santa's village. Your very merry adventure includes personal time with Santa, holiday crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display, "snow" (yes, snow!) and more.


Discovery Walk: The Secret World of Badgers at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Join a nature guide to experience the Nature Preserve in an inspiring way. Open to ages 10+. No dogs. Be prepared to walk two miles or more. Free. Advance signup required.


⛄Santa Train at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

  • 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm 
  • $10 (ages 12+), $5 (children 4-11), 3 and under are FREE
  • 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005
  • It's is time for the annual Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad.  Come spend the holidays at the museum with a fun ride on the train with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Nature Tales at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Parents and kids of all ages enjoy a nature themed story time and craft or art activity in the comfort of the Wetlands Park Picnic Café (no food service). Free. Pre-registration not required.


⛄Las Vegas Cheer Festival at Tivoli Village

  • 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • FREE. Tickets for tasting are $35 each.
  • 400 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
  • Come on out and spend the day getting a head start on that Christmas shopping with our artisan vendors to find that unique gift you won’t find in the stores! 


⛄Nevada Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at The Smith Center

  • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker is a magical journey through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Glittering holiday cheer abounds as Clara and her handsome Prince travel from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.


⛄Las Vegas Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at Summerlin Library

  • 2:00pm & 7:00pm
  • 1771 Inner Cir Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Come and create memories and traditions. Bring  your family and friends and enjoy this holiday classic where we meet a beautiful little girl named Clara at her family's Christmas party. You'll quickly find out there's more to the story when everyone goes home. 


Ranger-Guided Full Moon Night Hike at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • $10 entry fee to park
  • 6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
  • Join us on a ranger-led hike to the heights of Sandstone Canyon, and beneath the star-lit eaves of our three-hundred year old ash tree grove! We’ll glimpse what creatures come out at night, and see how nightfall transforms the Spring Mountain escarpment. This hike is about two miles long, and will cover rocky, uneven terrain. Please dress appropriately, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. This hike is appropriate for children ages seven and up. This event does not require a sign up or reservation.


⛄Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


⛄Christmas Town at Cowabunga Bay

  • 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • $25
  • 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
  • The entire park will be filled with holiday decorations, spectacular lights and displays, family winter activities and of course delicious holiday foods & drinks from across the globe!


⛄Rudolph’s Neon Lights Parade at Lake Las Vegas

  • 5:30pm
  • FREE
  • 30 Strada Di Villaggio, Henderson, NV 89011
  • Rudolph loves Lake Las Vegas and Tradition. So he wants to start a new tradition at Lake Las Vegas with his own neon lights parade and of course, he will be in the lead.


⛄Disney’s A Christmas Carol movie at Historic Fifth Street School Centennial Plaza

  • 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • FREE
  • 401 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Nothing says Christmas like gathering with loved ones under the stars with a cup of hot cocoa and a 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.


⛄Holiday Parade at Downtown Summerlin

  • 6:00pm
  • FREE
  • 1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
  • Join Downtown Summerlin this holiday season as we light up the streets with a BRAND NEW holiday parade! Featuring six magical floats inspired by your favorite classic holiday movies, festive dancers, joyful characters and even a little snow!


City of Lights with Regla Cumba & Guest Performers at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

  • 7:00pm
  • Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Latinos from the City of Lights will take the stage on December 22 to celebrate a message of light, peace, love and harmony. Bring your family and friends to Winchester Dondero Cultural Center to join us for this musical celebration of hope, love and goodwill.



Sunday, December 23rd, 2018


⛄Santa Train at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City

  • 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm 
  • $10 (ages 12+), $5 (children 4-11), 3 and under are FREE
  • 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005
  • It's is time for the annual Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad.  Come spend the holidays at the museum with a fun ride on the train with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.


⛄Holiday Express at Springs Preserve

  • 11:00am-7:15pm
  • $10 members; $12 non-members. Free for children ages 2 and under.
  • 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Climb aboard the Springs Preserve's Holiday Express and be whisked away on a magical train ride to Santa's village. Your very merry adventure includes personal time with Santa, holiday crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display, "snow" (yes, snow!) and more.


⛄Nevada Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at The Smith Center

  • 2:00pm
  • 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker is a magical journey through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Glittering holiday cheer abounds as Clara and her handsome Prince travel from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.


⛄Las Vegas Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at Summerlin Library

  • 2:00pm
  • 1771 Inner Cir Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Come and create memories and traditions. Bring  your family and friends and enjoy this holiday classic where we meet a beautiful little girl named Clara at her family's Christmas party. You'll quickly find out there's more to the story when everyone goes home. 


⛄Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


⛄Christmas Town at Cowabunga Bay

  • 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • $25 (FREE for season pass holders)
  • 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
  • The entire park will be filled with holiday decorations, spectacular lights and displays, family winter activities and of course delicious holiday foods & drinks from across the globe!


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