Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Celebrate "December to Remember" in the Las Vegas Cultural Corridor with Fun Affordable Family Friendly Holiday Events

Make it a “December to Remember” during the month-long celebration in the Cultural Corridor, Downtown Las Vegas. The museums and cultural organizations showcase holiday traditions from around the world with free or affordable family friendly events and performances. For more information, visit www.CulturalCorridorVegas.org or www.facebook.com/culturalcorridor.

EVENT SCHEDULE BY ORGANIZATION

Las Vegas Library
833 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Admission: Free

Holiday Blues Concert
Dec. 14, 2 – 4 p.m.
John Earl and the Boogieman Band rock those winter blues away.

Holiday Favorites Concert
Dec. 21, 1 - 3 p.m.
Celebrate the winter season with Duo Mystique flute and harp, presenting traditional holiday favorites, with a few classical pieces, Celtic tunes, and other musical fare.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Admission: Programs are free to Museum members and with General Admission: $10 adult, $8 seniors/military/students 12-17 years, $5 child 3-11 years.

Cultural Fashion Show
Dec. 7, 11 a.m.
Celebrate holiday wear across the globe.

Winter Solstice & the Wheel of the Year
Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Celebrate this event with a Priestess from the Temple of Goddess Spirituality.

Polynesian Traditions
Dec. 8, 1 p.m.
Celebrate the diversity of the Polynesian culture

Scotland in a Suitcase
Dec. 14, 11 a.m.
Unpack the wonderful world of Scotland and its holiday traditions, presented by the St. Andrew’s Society.

Las Vegas Hula
Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
See Las Vegas Hula members perform traditional and modern Polynesian dance styles.

Scottish Traditions
Dec. 15, 1 p.m.
Experience the culture of Scotland.

Winter Solstice and Wheel of the Year
Dec. 21, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Winter Solstice is today! Celebrate this shortest day of the year, and learn about the Wheel of the Year.

The Art of Mummification
Dec. 22, 12 p.m.
Watch as an ancient Egyptian embalmer teaches his apprentice how to mummify a participant.

Kwanzaa
Dec. 22, 1 p.m.
Learn about Kwanzaa’s true meaning with special guest Ellis Rice.

Kwanzaa
Dec. 28, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Dec. 29, 1 p.m.
Celebrate Kwanzaa and learn about its true meaning.

Winter Break Activities
Dec. 23 - 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Dec. 30 – Jan. 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
School may be out, but the museum is open! Spend your winter break making a variety of cultural holiday crafts.

The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Repeal Day Party
Dec. 5, 5:30 – 11 p.m.
Admission: $35; $65 for VIP party
Exclusively for ages 21 and over, this event marks the date of the repeal of Prohibition. Enjoy live music, vintage costumes, “Boss of the Bars” competition, prohibition-era cocktails and more; dress in Roaring ‘20s attire to enter the costume contest. Admission includes full access  to the museum, commemorative photo, beverages, and more.

Author’s Talk with David Schwartz
Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
Admission: Free for members; for non-members, included in museum admission ($10 - $19.95)
Nationally renowned author David Schwartz talks about his newest book “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas,” a biography of Jay Sarno, who built Caesars Palace and helped  inspire modern Las Vegas.

Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Holiday Ornament Making and Caroling
Dec. 14, 3 – 6 p.m.
Event admission: Free
Make holiday Ornaments (3 - 5 p.m.), then enjoy hot chocolate and caroling by Las Vegas Academy singers (5 - 6 p.m.) while you enjoy the dazzling lights of the seasonally illuminated  Neon Boneyard.

Holiday Light Display
Now – Dec. 31
Admission: $25 for general admission; $22 for seniors, students, active military and veterans and Nevada residents (must show current ID upon arrival).

Light up your holidays with the museum’s first seasonal holiday-inspired palette of lights; book online for night tours at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
500 E. Washington Avenue
Admission: Free for children 12 and under; $1 for ages 13 and older.

Ornament and Gingerbread House Making
Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Design and make Christmas Ornaments and cards, and decorate a gingerbread house. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available.

Ornament and Card Making
Dec. 14 and 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Design and build Christmas Ornaments and make your own Christmas cards.
Hot cocoa and cookies will be available.

EVENT SCHEDULE BY DATE
Dec. 5
5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Mob Museum
Repeal Day Party
For ages 21 and over.

Dec. 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Ornament and Gingerbread House Making

11 a.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Cultural Fashion Show

1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Winter Solstice & Wheel of the Year

Dec. 8
1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Polynesian Traditions

Dec. 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Ornament and Card Making

11 a.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Scotland in a Suitcase

1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Hula

1 p.m.
The Mob Museum
Author’s Talk with David Schwartz

2 – 4 p.m.
Las Vegas Library
Free admission
Holiday Blues Concert

3 – 6 p.m.
Neon Museum
Free admission
Holiday Ornament Making and Caroling

Dec. 15
1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Scottish Traditions

Dec. 21
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Ornament and Card Making

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Winter Solstice and Wheel of the Year

1 – 3 p.m.
Las Vegas Library
Holiday Favorites Concert

Dec. 22
12 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Art of Mummification

1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Kwanzaa; with special guest Ellis Rice

Dec. 28
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Kwanzaa

Dec. 29
1 p.m.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Kwanzaa

The Cultural Corridor in Downtown Las Vegas is on Las Vegas Boulevard between Bonanza Road and Washington Avenue. This nonprofit alliance features seven institutions, each offering unique historical or educational exhibits and programs: Cashman Center, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas Library, Las Vegas Shakespeare Company, The Mob Museum, Neon Museum and Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park. For more information, visit www.CulturalCorridorVegas.org.

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