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Looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit? Here are a few family-friendly activities that add to the magic of the season.

The Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a great experience. This drive-thru light show is an annual attraction and features over two million twinkling lights spanning a 2.5 mile course.

Holiday Parade

Downtown at The Smith Center, don’t miss the limited engagement performances of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s (NBT) The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Canfield, The Nutcracker fills the stage with magical cheer and features a cast of nearly 100 dancers including NBT’s talented Company Artists and students from the affiliated Academy.

Celebrate the holiday season by attending Downtown Summerlin’s annual holiday parade, which runs at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 15 – Dec. 21 on Park Centre Drive. All shows are free and open to the general public.

Say cheese! The Santa Chalet at Downtown Summerlin is a great spot to take the minis for photos with Santa. Open through Christmas Eve, the magical chalet even offers photos with pets on Tuesdays through Dec. 17 from 7 – 9 pm.

Did you know that Summerlin® boasts over half a million light bulbs on display during the holiday season; enough deer to guide three Santa sleights and close to a million snowflakes to land on. It’s a holiday attraction in itself.

On December 23, head to Downtown Summerlin to celebrate with Jewish Nevada and the JCC as they host a one-night Hanukkah celebration. Family-friendly festivities include the lighting of the Menorah, family skate night, entertainment, kid’s activities and hot cocoa with lite bites.

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