December calendar of events in and around Summerlin

OK, so calendar may be the wrong term; more like overview . . .

After years of waiting, it’s finally open, and if you have not visited yet, Downtown Summerlin, just south of Red Rock Resort, is offering the Rock Rink, an ice rink set to be open through mid-January from 4 to 9 p.rn. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. school holidays, Holiday hours are set from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 24, 10 a.rn. to 6 p.rn. Dec. 31 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 1. The rink will be closed Dec. 25th. For more information, call 702-832-1000 or visit http://www.DowntownSummerlin.com

Tivoli Village is on the corner of Rampart and Alta has a few events scheduled. Santa will be on hand for the junior paparazzi (the kids) from noon-4:00 on Fridays, 9:00-4:00 Saturdays and 11:00 to 4 on Sundays. Photo packages start from only $5. During those times you can also ride on the trackless train for $3 per ride or $5 for two rides. And if your pet wants to get a photo with the fat man, you can do that at Shaggy Chic from 5:00-8:00 on December 10 (today) and again on the 17th. The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell run (5K & 10K) is also set for this Saturday the 13th at 8 AM. Get some bells for your shoe laces and dress as much in the holiday spirit as you choose and help raise money for this worthy cause. There will also be live entertainment, vendors providing breakfast and a Reindeer Dash to Kidville. And if you are considering singing “Auld Lang Syne” at Tivoli this year, cab rides home are free (witihin 10 miles) from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on New Years Eve. For more information about Tivoli Village events, visit http://www.TivoliVillageLV.com

If you are interested in what I always called “The Christmas Pageant”, The Redrock Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its annual Live Nativity at Opportunity Village, (6050 S. Buffalo Drive). Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 10 (tonight); 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11; and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. The free outdoor portrayal of the birth of the son of God features live actors, live animals, scripture narration and music. Parking is free, and all seats are offered on a first -come, first-served basis, (except for the 3 wise men, who can sit wherever they like). For more information, visit http://www.TheNativityLV.com

If you want to see a different approach to holiday lights, about 45 minutes east of Summerlin, the “Dock of Lights” event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Callville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead. The event, presented by the Lake Mead Yacht Club, is set to feature a wonderland of holiday scenes displayed on boats docked at the marina and a drive-through Trailer Village Festival of Lights. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.callvillebay.com