December 2018 Events at Lake Mead

Lake Mead December 2018 Boulder City, NV

Holiday Open House, Dec 8

Join rangers from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center for the annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy the desert discovery center and learn about public lands throughout the day. There will be discounted items in the visitor center park store during the open house. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Dock of Lights, Dec 8

Celebrate the holidays at Callville Bay Marina from 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the annual Dock of Lights. Stroll down the docks and experience a Winter Wonderland of holiday scenes with lights and “Santa’s Village at the North Pole.” A holiday buffet dinner will be available along with a DJ.

BBSC Hoover Dam Marathon, Dec 9

Around 700 athletes will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dec. 9. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays along Lakeshore Road. To view the course map or for more information on this permitted event, visit

Lighting at the Landing, Dec 15

Enjoy the holiday festivities at Katherine Landing Dec. 15 at the Lighting at the Landing. Staring at 5 p.m., boats and docks will be decorated with holiday cheer. Enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday music played by a high school band and a Christmas movie on the lawn. Food and beverages will be available. For more information, visit

Ranger Chat: Public Lands-Treasures of Southern Nevada, Dec 16

Join rangers at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

River Rafting with Santa, Dec 24

Raft the Colorado River with Santa Claus and his helpers on Christmas Eve. The smooth-water river adventure departs at 10 a.m. and takes around 4 ½ hours. A gift from Santa and lunch along the beach are included. At the end of the trip, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with holiday music at Willow Beach Marina. Adults (16 and older) $114, Children (13-15 years) $99, Children (5-12 years) $66, Children (under 5) free. Round-trip transportation to and from a Las Vegas-area hotel is $59 per person. To make reservations for this tour, go to or call 800-455-3490.

The Lake Mead Visitor Center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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