Ethel M Chocolates once again welcomes thousands of guests to the 26th Annual Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Lights, showcasing over a million lights in the spirit of the season. Through Jan. 5, guests can wander through the Cactus Garden’s picturesque winter wonderland, pose for the perfect holiday photo, try chocolate-dipped treats, shop for gifts and more.
Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition. The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland filled with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, delicious food, and endless holiday cheer. 5:30P, $15–$22. Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., opportunityvillage.org
The most-decorated house in the valley welcomes visitors from far and wide. Park across the street to take in the 95,000+ lights synchronized to Top 40 hits and holiday favorites. 6–10P nightly, free. 1420 E. Robindale Road, houseonrobindale.com
Nevada’s largest drive-through light show, this annual event showcases 1 million LEDs and more than 400 animated displays over 2.5 miles. Sun.–Thu. 5:30–9P; Sat. and holidays 5–10P. $20–$75 per vehicle (season passes available). Las Vegas Motor Speedway, glitteringlightslasvegas.com
Embrace the holiday magic with train rides to Santa’s magical village and festive activities including photos with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, holiday stories, a nutcracker display, and more!
The popular annual holiday parade at Downtown Summerlin offers a magical family-friendly spectacle of floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses, nutcrackers, dancers and characters through the streets of Downtown Summerlin - all set to joyful holiday music and maybe even a little snow!
Bundle up. Nestle up. The outdoor boarding area features festive decor, fun games, a train for the kiddos and plenty of family-photo selfie opportunies. 5–8PM, $20–$25. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, santatram.glitteringlights.vegas
This 40-minute ride along the Boulder Branch Line features a toy train exhibit, Santa's sleigh for photos, North Pole mailbox, and depot gift store. Six runs, 10A–3P Sun–Sat, $10. Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St., Boulder City, nevadasouthern.com
The Nevada Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic. Thu.–Sat. 7:30; Sat. 2P; Sun. 1P and 5:30P; Dec. 23–Dec. 24, 2P, $30.95-$189.95. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Their special holiday presentation of WinterFest includes a variety of family-friendly activities including the official tree-lighting ceremony with Mayor Debra March and Santa on Friday night. Saturday’s festivities conclude with the fabulous Evening Light Parade. Tree lighting: Fri. 6P; festival: Sat. 2P; parade: Sat. 5P, free. Henderson Convention Center and Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, cityofhenderson.com
Raise funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation in the 5K, 10K , or 1-mile kids run. Runners receive jingle bells for their shoes and other goodies. 8A, $25–$75. Tivoli Village, arthritis.org/Nevada