The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas (and shelters across the country) will have "Home for the Pawlidayz" November 24-26. All cats and dogs six months and older will have their adoption fees waived, thanks to Zappos for Good. Animals will be spayed or neutered, have their shots, and be microchipped. A $10 licensing fee from the City of Las Vegas or City or North Las Vegas might apply.
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock is holding a toy drive for Easter Seals of Southern Nevada (who work with people of all ages with disabilities) and Total Sports Barcelona Academy (which gives kids from all walks of life a chance to play the game). Toys will be wrapped on December 5.
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
Your registration for this fundraiser includes a full Santa suit, a medal, and the opportunity to be a part of the largest gathering of Santas in the world! 8:30A, $30. Opportunity Village, raceentry.com
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.
The Las Vegas Classical Guitar Ensemble will have a concert of holiday music December 10, starting at 2:00. Music will range from the Renaissance to the present day, with many familiar Christmas tunes. Free.
Get out of the mall to enjoy an evening of holiday-themed comedy by the Las Vegas Improvisational Players. Brighten your silent night with lighthearted, clean antics based on audience 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.
The Springs Preserve and the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee will once again recycle your once-living Christmas tree. It will be chipped into mulch and used in gardens and parks throughout the valley. There are 30 drop sites.
Get an early start to your New Year’s resolutions. Finishers of this slightly hilly course receive a shirt and a medal. Walkers and strollers welcome. 12P, $25–$45, Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Avenue, tripledareruns.com