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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For Dec. 11-17, 2020

Posted at 10:07 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 15:17:49-05

The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.

1. Tropicana Las Vegas has unveiled Holiday in paradise featuring more than 25,000 lights, a lighted tropical garden or 25 trees, a 20-foot Christmas tree, a 10-foot poinsettia photo wall and a donation drive for Three Square. Display up through Jan. 3.

2. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled its holiday display. The display is titled “Hopeful Holidays” and features a 42-foot tree decorated with 7,000 white lights and 2,500 ornaments, giant horses and a carriage, polar bears, elves and more. The display is open 24/7. Masks and social distancing required.

3. The Holiday Lights map is the perfect guide to finding some of the most decorated homes in the Las Vegas valley. The interactive map contains photos and addresses.

4. Journey to the North Pole drive-thru is now open at the INDUSTRIAL event space. The experience features state-of-the-art lights, lasers, projections and more, all perfectly programmed to heartwarming holiday hits. It is open 5 to 10 p.m. nightly.

5. McKee Ranch Foundation is hosting a ranch pop-up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12. Local vendors will include Sassy Pants Creations, Skippy’z CBD treats for pets, LV Amber Jewelry, Hemp Aura, Dr. Bee Honey and Tamales, Homemade Baby and more. Covid protocols enforced.

6. The Reindeer Dash 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk are happening Dec. 12 at Silver Springs Recreation Center. Don your best holiday apparel and jingle all the way down a 3.1-mile course along Pittman Wash Trail.

7. Fergusons Downtown is hosting a socially-distant mini market in The Yard from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. There will be at least 10 different local makers, including Marianne Ro, Tofu Tees, Linen and Lace, and Burnt Boutique while noshing on bites from Twice Baked and Yaqui Zen on Saturday, and Matsuri on Sunday.

8. Dine out for life at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SAHARA Las Vegas on Dec. 13. A generous percentage of sales that evening will benefit Golden Rainbow to provide critically needed services to men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Diners can enjoy the James Beard award-winning chef's wild and wonderful celebration of the carnivorous, along with playful cocktails in a strikingly seductive setting. Reservations are required by emailing Edgar.sanchez@saharalasvegas.com and mentioning the Golden Rainbow benefit.

9. Miracle on Spring Mountain at Sand Dollar Lounge is hosting a pizza pop-up with Sparrow + Wolf’s chef Brian Howard on Dec. 13. Howard’s pizza will be made with wood roasted lionsmane mushrooms, pine needle & za’atar honey, burrata cheese on sourdough naan.

10. Jewish Nevada is hosting a menorah lighting ceremony at Downtown Summerlin at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in honor of Hannukah. Rabbis from across the valley will participate.

11. The Merry Crimson Pop-Up Holiday Bar is happening now inside Red Rock Resort & Casino. In addition to seasonal cocktails, guests can order from a specialty menu. Don’t forget to check out the gingerbread replica of the resort in the hotel-casino.

12. The Front Yard at Ellis Island is hosting a Christmas movie night on Dec. 15. The featured movie will be “How The Grinch Stole Christmas: and there will be boozy cocktails, kid-friendly hot chocolate and food. Free entry, reservations required.

13. Head to Honey Salt restaurant for Pot Pie Night on Dec. 15. Every Tuesday is Pot Pie Night featuring chicken or lobster pot pies with sticky iberico pork ribs or a mighty kale salad. Reservations required.

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