The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.
1. The Festival of Lights is happening at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Enjoy millions of lights, nightly snowfalls, visits with Santa, food, rides and more. Portion of proceeds benefits Opportunity Village.
2. The iconic Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan is now open. The rink features real ice and guests can enjoy seasonal cocktails and food. There’s also socially-distanced s’mores making and classic holiday films on the giant marquee (a CHRISTMAS STORY is being shown Dec. 7 and THE Santa Claus will be shown Dec 8). Face coverings are required unless eating and drinking while seated.
3. Wanderland at AREA15 open through Dec. 27. The outdoor experience features a 30-foot intergalactic sleigh, printed photos in an art car, a tree-lined village with a festive path of photo-worthy snow globes, sweets, winter cocktails and more.
4. UNLV is hosting the DIE HARD IS BACK Zoom event, facilitated by Professor Clarence Gilyard, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Zoom event will feature the marketing and filmmaking creatives behind the DIE HARD franchise, including senior producer Matt Williams, associate director and writer Nick Cernoch, director and editor John Suits, chief marketing officer Jason McDonell and others. Free and open to all.
5. Opera on Tap Las Vegas is inviting fans to join their Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Facebook Live on Dec. 4. Starts at 7 p.m.
6. The Bottega Exchange Holiday Market, an outdoor holiday pop-up, is happening 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. at 6675 S. Tenaya Way. Free event. Jewelry, prints, pottery, candles, baked goods, beauty products, food trucks and more.
7. The Christmas Garden is now open Thursdays through Sundays at The Garden in the Las Vegas Arts District. Enjoy holiday cocktails, holiday music and holiday decorations. Table reservations are required. Masks and social distancing required.
8. Santa is stopping by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. Each year, the museum also showcases holiday traditions from around the world. Masks encouraged 2-9 and required for 10 and above.
9. Classic Chaos is bringing band practice to The Tavern on South Rainbow Boulevard from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5. Classic rock and hair-band music from the 70s and 80s. Reservations required.
10. Head to Sansone Park Place on Eastern Avenue for the fresh52 Farmers’ & Artisan Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Enjoy a variety of produce and other items such as candles, home-grow mushroom kits, natural and eco-friendly skincare products and more.
11. Mondays Dark is celebrating its 7th anniversary on Dec. 7. Celebrate the 21 charity partners from the past year and be there for the announcement of the 21 charities for 2021. Join the festivities in person or online. Limited in-person tickets.
12. Ellis Island is hosting the Holiday Brewer’s Dinner on Dec. 10 in The Front Yard. Enjoy a multi-coursed dinner and beer pairing led by head brewers Michael Key and Eddie Leal. Social distancing enforced between tables. Max of 4 per table.
13. Recycled Propaganda on Main Street is hosting a new exhibit titled Gender Bias featuring the work of Robin Slonina and other local artists. Slonina chose the Marvel character “Wonder Woman” as her inspiration. Newcomer Kristy Lee and her room with sewing, painting and neon is also part of the exhibit.
NOTE: Please do not forget that a statewide pause is in effect and some of the above events may be canceled unexpectedly. The governor of Nevada is encouraging everyone to stay home as much as possible, but if you do go out, please wear masks and observe social distancing.
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