Looking for November family-friendly activities in Las Vegas and surrounding areas? Look no further.
November is here, which means the holidays are in full swing and we are in the last month of fall. There are so many events happening this month as we get into the holiday spirit. Plus, there is still time to check off items on your fall bucket list.
While the events we share are specific to the month of November in Las Vegas, Henderson, and surrounding areas, there are always things to do in our wonderful city.
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For a complete list of spots to take photos with Santa, please visit the link above. Our team at Nevada Moms has been keeping an eye out for photos with Santa all around town, and we’re sharing all of the details.
Location: Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, 900 Canyon Road Boulder City, NV 89005
The Race the Face Enduro is a 2-day Enduro event. Enduro races have multiple stages and only the downhill sections are timed. Riders will race 3-stages all down the legendary face of Bootleg Canyon. These are some of the same trails used in the downhill races.
Date: Nov. 26 and 27 at 5:15pm, 6:45pm, and 8:25pm
Location: Nevada Southern Railway Museum, 601 Yucca St Boulder City, NV 89005
Enjoy a train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus, all through December. Each event is a 90-minute experience with a train ride in a vintage, restored railcar with storytime on the train, including time at our event center to visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie, by Chilly Jilly’z.
Make a reservation for the Holiday Cactus Garden Lights at Ethel M Chocolates – grab a cup of one of the best hot chocolates, and stroll through the 3-acre cactus garden with over a million lights twinkling as you make your way through.
Stop by Santa to snap a photo with him and tell him all of your holiday wishes and then pop back into their store to grab some chocolate goodies to-go. Donations will go to Three Square Food Bank and HELP of Southern Nevada.
Come, immerse yourself in the beauty and glow of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns that light up the nights during the Festival of Lanterns at Cowabunga Bay in Henderson. November is Fall Harvest theme and December is the Holiday Celebrations theme.
Join city leaders, veterans and their families at the City of Henderson’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
The event pays tribute to our patriots and military heroes and includes a presentation of the names being added to the Henderson Memorial Wall, recognition of veterans’ organizations, presentation of colors and a special musical performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.
A tribute to Native American culture through immersive live music, storytelling and traditional dance. Don’t miss a special performance by acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha Redbone, who the Huffington Post calls “an organic, gorgeous feast for ears and minds” and “a brilliant collision of cultures” by the New Yorker. This event is open to all ages.
Día de Muertos is back at the Springs Preserve, Nov. 5-7! Celebrate life at our outdoor, family-friendly Day of the Dead festival.
This centuries-old celebration—rooted in Latin American cultures—honors loved ones through colorful and joyous traditions. Our event blends rich customs with exciting activities for all ages such as live theater and dance performances, music and mariachis, entertaining games, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more.
Location: The Movement Dance Experience; 4285 N Rancho Dr, Ste 120, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Our Harvest Brunch and Dance party is for kids ages 18 months and up. We will be having a harvest-themed brunch, dance party, and crafts!
Only the student needs a ticket! This year’s November brunch is Harvest-themed! Come dressed in your fall best, ready to dance like a turkey. Make crafts with Ms. Michelle from Pink House Creation. Eat an adorable Harvest-themed brunch together at decorated tables.
Location: Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
This year’s guests include Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Amy Chu, Zack Davisson, Alan Evans, Bonnie Gordon, Russell Lissau, Mark Russell, and Douglas Wolk, with the return of all your favorite features: Panels! Workshops! Artist Alley! Food Trucks! Vendors! Live Music! And more!
All programs are FREE and open to all ages. No registration required.
Take a ride on the Jupiter Express Holiday Train featuring real steam, lights and good old-fashioned fun as the train strolls around the 40-foot holiday tree for an unforgettable experience for the kids. Cost is $4 per train ride.
Location: Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
LV Craft Shows is presenting a Vintage and Craft Fest at Tivoli Village. Come out and spend the day shopping for vintage, tasty food items and handmade crafts. This event is outdoors and admission is free.
Location: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
This holiday season, The Cosmopolitan transforms the Boulevard Pool, once again, into The Ice Rink. Located high above the Strip, guests of all ages can enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire pits, and warm cocktails are available for 21+.
Location: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Each season, the enormously talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Garden into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents and colors.
If you are looking for something fun (and FREE) to do with the family, this is a sight you don’t want to miss! After you finish sightseeing, head outside to watch the world-famous Bellagio Fountains and dance along to your favorite Christmas classics.
Location: Park Centre Drive, 1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Enjoy floats, snowflake princesses and princes, dancers, toy soldiers, nutcrackers, drummers, dancers, characters through the streets of Downtown Summerlin and festive music to put the entire family into the holiday spirit.
Location: 6300 West Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer.
They have a forest of gorgeously decorated trees to walk through, a train ride and lots of treats to indulge in. The Magical Forest is a festive, all-ages theme park right here in Las Vegas. It is an outdoor event so be sure to dress warmly.
Location: 1650 South Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
The Enchant adventure includes an Ice Skating Trail, a locally curated Christmas Market, an opportunity to meet Santa and a world of Christmas wonder awaits as you enter the custom-designed, 90,000 square foot light maze.
You will be transported to a living storybook of larger-than-life, stunning light sculptures and decadent delights as snow falls gently all around you.
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As you begin to enjoy the holiday season, we recommend booking reservations early to beat the crowds. The closer it gets to Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., the busier – especially when winter break begins for the kiddos.
What events and activities are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?
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