With floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princes and princesses, nutcrackers, dancers, drummers, and joyful music, this nondenominational parade is fun for the whole family. 6P, free. Park Center Drive, downtownsummerlin.com
More than 500,000 lights will be strung throughout the 3-acre garden. Stop inside for a chocolate sample. 5P–midnight, free. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, Through January 6. ethelm.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. Open every night at dusk, $20 per vehicle Sunday-Thursday and $30 Friday, Saturday, holidays and December 18-25. Through January 7. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, glitteringlightslasvegas.com
Sam’s Town’s famous indoor laser light and water show transforms into a holiday dreamland filled with snow-covered trees, wreaths, poinsettias and more. 6P, 8P, and 10P, free. Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall through January 6. samstownlv.com
Enter a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, the Forest Express passenger train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, and more. Sun–Thu 5:30-9P; Fri–Sat 5:30–10P, $9–$20. 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
The Park Las Vegas presents their first Holiday at the Park November 30 through January 7. Enjoy an 80 foot tree, an ice skating rink, traditional chalets, festive shopping, food, drinks, games and more.
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve 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! December 9 and 10 and 16-23.
A concert featuring beloved scenes celebrating the joy of Christmas -- from operas such as La Bohème, Werther, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. 7:30P, $20; $10 under 18. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
Unwrap the gift of musical comedy as the Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up the show on the spot, based on your suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
The Nevada Chamber Orchestra will perfom holiday favorites and have the premier of "Film Suite," a harp and trumpet concerto by Maxwell Lafontant during this free hour-long concert, which starts at 3:00.