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Letters to the North Pole

December 1-December 11 | 8am-6pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

Celebrate the magical holidays with a letter from Santa! Stop in and “mail” your child’s letter using our decorative mailbox or mail it to Valley View Recreation Center c/o Santa Claus, 500 Harris St., Henderson, NV 89015, and receive a special letter from Santa and Mrs. Claus to find out if your child has been naughty or nice. Be sure to include information on your child so Santa can check his list twice!

Ages 1-5 | $3 | 154008-48

Battle Born Kids Night Out - Winter Wonderland

December 4 | 7:30pm-10pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. 

Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games, sports, arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner and snacks are included. Register in advance using activity code 999540-F4 as space is limited

Ages 5-12 | $15

Amargosa Trail Maintenance

December 5 | 8am-10am
Trailhead at Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Ridge Dr.  

Enjoy the great outdoors by helping us maintain one of our local trails. Hat, water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and gloves are recommended. Youth (ages 5-12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Teens (ages 13-17) must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Please register before the event using activity code 154415-00. Orientation will be held from 8:00-8:30 a.m.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas Story Time & Craft

December 11 | 10:30am-Noon
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. 

The Grinch will make a very special appearance and read his biography aloud. Participants will make a Grinch ornament to display on your tree at home.

All ages | $8 | 154406-48

Reindeer Dash 5K & 1-mile Walk

December 12 | 9am
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. 

Ring in the holiday season with a holiday fun run for the entire family. Don your best holiday apparel and jingle all the way down a 3.1-mile course along Pittman Wash Trail. New to this year's event is a virtual fun run/walk you can do on your own! 

Ages 5+
5K:  thru 11/15: $25 | 11/16-12/9: $35
1-mile walk:  thru 11/15: $15 | 11/16-12/11: $20
Virtual Fun Run/Walk: thru 12/30: $25

Battle Born Kids Night Out - Rudolph & Friends

December 18 | 7:30pm-10pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. 

Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games, sports, arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner and snacks are included. Register in advance using activity code 999540-F5 as space is limited

Ages 5-12 | $15

Winter Soltice at the Bird Viewing Preserve

December 19 | 10am-Noon
Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.

Celebrate the winter solstice at the BVP, a wonderful place to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beginning of winter. We welcome children and families to come create warmth, spirit and light during this event celebrating the darkest and shortest day of the year. Families will enjoy refreshments and a stroll around the ponds. We will talk about the significance of the solstice and make crafts such as bird feeders out of oranges, rolling honeycomb beeswax candles and decorating wintery lanterns perfect for dark winter evenings.

Ages 5+ | $10 | 664061-00

Whitney Wonderland: Parent's Day Out Edition - Cancelled

December 19 | 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Participants will make winter crafts while watching a movie as parents enjoy some alone time or get in some last-minute shopping.

Ages 5-12 | $5 | 154192-36

New Year's Eve Midnight Hike

December 31 | 11pm-12:30am
Anthem East Trailhead in Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.

Join us for a midnight hike on the McCullough Hill Trail. The hike takes us to an amazing view where almost the entire valley can be seen. From there we can take in the night’s fireworks. Bring plenty of water, wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. No pets are permitted. Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please register before the event.

Ages 5+ | $14 | 154186-58


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