Weather permitting; Lee Canyon can open as late as December. Historically, the resort opens for its winter season on Black Friday. Lee Canyon’s winter amenities include skiing and snowboarding, a snow tubing hill, snowshoeing, the Bristlecone Bar, the Bighorn Grill, Lee Canyon Sports and the Pro Shop. The resort will open at 9 a.m. and lifts will run until 4 p.m. Lee Canyon encourages individuals to purchase tickets online to take advantage of up to 35 percent savings and avoid sold out dates. For updates on opening day, visit leecanyonlv.com.
Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host the fifth annual PJ 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This fun and festive fundraising event encourages participants to run, walk or push strollers in their pajamas through Glittering Lights. Everyone who signs up will receive a race bib, an event completion medal, light snacks and beverages with awards given to the best overall female and best overall male. There will also be raffle prizes and everyone who crosses the finish line will enjoy milk and cookies. Participants who bring a new pair of children’s pajamas to donate will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 2018 NASCAR Race in March. To register, visit speedwaycharities.org/lasvegas or contact Paulette Anderson at 702.917.6493. Participants may register for an extra $5 on the day of the event.
NOV. – JAN.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District presents various art exhibits throughout the year. Through Nov. 28 at the Enterprise Library is Light Play by Robot Army created by kinetic artist Sarah Petkus and engineer Mark Koch. This is an interactive hive of miniature delta robots, which react to participants’ physical gestures. Through Jan. 2, 2018 at the West Las Vegas Library is The Art of Kip Miller: African Son, an exhibit of a surreal world through Miller’s stylized paintings. Nov. 21 to Feb. 4, 2018 at the Summerlin Library is Elegant Creatures by Lolita Develay, strikingly chromatic and scintillating paintings depicting luxury fashion displays as an investigation into consumer culture. For more information, call 702.734.READ or visit lvccld.org.
Santa Claus is running downtown for the 13th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefiting Opportunity Village providing programs and services for individuals with disabilities in the Las Vegas community. The champion of the “World Santa Challenge” for four consecutive years, thousands of Saint Nick lookalikes will flood the streets for a 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, raising funds. The race course will begin under the glowing overhead screens of Fremont Street Experience and continue throughout downtown, passing a number of landmarks. Participants can register online as an individual racer, adult team, children or dogs to be kept on a leash. For more information, visit opportunityvillage.org.
DEC. 2, 3-7PM
New Vista Ranch is hosting its Very Merry New Vista Holiday celebration at the ranch. The event is an old-fashioned holiday celebration complete with carolers, games, music, dancing and a visit from Santa Claus. New Vista is also selling holiday wreaths now to benefit the organization and pre-ordered wreaths will be available for pickup during the party. The event is open to the public as an opportunity to meet its members and enjoy some holiday festivities. The ranch is located at 7875 N. Rainbow Blvd. For more information, visit newvistanv.org.
DEC. 9, 8AM
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held with a 5K or 10K-timed course, 1-mile route, children’s dash and wheelchair division. Over 1,000 competitive runners and family members will don festive holiday attire, tie jingle bells to their shoelaces, and run or walk along the scenic outdoor course to the finish line at Tivoli Village. Afterwards there will be holiday-themed activities and entertainment including a kid’s zone, crafts and games, holiday characters, raffles and contests. For more information, visit jbr.org/lasvegas or call 702.888.3266.
Jan. 15, 2018, 10 a.m.: The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held in Downtown Las Vegas. The parade will start at Fourth Street, head north and end at Ogden Avenue. The parade will also be aired lived on Cox Cable. For more information, visit kingweeklasvegas.com.
LAST FRIDAY of every month
Last Friday, Just Add Water is a celebration held in the historic Water Street District in downtown Henderson. The community event features local artists, diverse musicians, critically acclaimed chefs and various family-oriented activities. Held on the last Friday of the month, guests can enjoy Henderson’s emerging arts, culture, music and culinary scene while benefiting different nonprofit organizations and supporting Southern Nevada. For more information, visit justaddwaterstreet.com.
Showtimes at 6PM
“Laughternoon” starring Adam London is celebrating five years at the D Las Vegas with the duck-obsessed comedy magician. London’s tricks have a mix of whimsy and wit with clever slight of hand magic and are family friendly. For magic lovers, add Presto Magic taught by London an hour before the show, to learn up to three tricks and participate in a Q&A. The tricks will be beginner level and are easy enough for children to perform. Adam London’s “Laughternoon” is performed daily at 4 p.m. inside The Showroom at the D Las Vegas. For Presto Magic tickets, VIP tickets and regular tickets, visit thed.com/entertainment.