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Boulder City, Laughlin and Mesquite deck the halls this holiday season with family entertainment and festive light shows


It’s the most wonderful time of year as Boulder City, Laughlin and Mesquite celebrate the start of the season with festive parades, spectacular holiday lights and family fun with Santa Claus.

Upcoming holiday events include: 


  • A Polar Express Dance Extravaganza (Dec. 9)
    Experience the joy of the season with holiday dance performances at 2pm and 4:30pm by Dance Etc. inside the Historic Boulder Theatre.
  • “Comfort & Joy” Red Mountain Choir Concert (Dec. 15-16) 
    Ring in the season and sing along to the holiday classics with this festive annual concert event at the Elaine K. Smith Center in Boulder City. 
  • Santa Trains (Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 23)
    A family tradition since 2002, Santa returns for some holiday fun on the daytime Santa Trains. Tickets are available first come, first served where guests can enjoy the festive attraction.
  • Boulder City North Pole Express (Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 19-20)
    Escape to a winter wonderland with friends and family during an evening magical train ride with Santa on the North Pole Express. The 40-minute experience features storytelling, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit from St. Nick.


  • Christmas on the Colorado Boat Parade (Dec. 16)
    Let your holiday spirit set sail with the Parade of Lights on the Colorado River hosted by the Laughlin and Bullhead Area Chambers of Commerce. The festive parade line will launch from Bullhead Community Park and travel north to the Laughlin Bridge, turning around for a pass by Laughlin’s resort corridor. 
  • 12th Annual Christmas Tree Silent Auction (Now through Dec. 20)
    Aquarius Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort are spreading holiday cheer with their 12th Annual Christmas Tree Auction benefitting the Feed A Family initiative. Guests and visitors can enjoy the silent auction that will feature nine decorated and displayed Christmas trees adorned with festive ornaments, shimmering lights and individual unique themes. This year’s tree themes include Winter Wonderland, All About Christmas, Sweet Treats, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, A Vintage Christmas, Bear Jamboree, Route 66, Under the Sea and Patriotic. 
  • The Nutcracker Ballet (Dec. 14-17)
    The holiday season comes to life at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino for the Anaheim Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, the classic heartwarming tale of Clara and her Nutcracker doll who changes her woeful winter into a feast in Candyland.


  • Christmas Boutique (Now through Dec. 29)
    Find one-of-a-kind gifts at the VVAA Annual Christmas Boutique at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center, which will feature unique gifts, pottery, stationery, art and other handmade treasures created by local artists.


About Mesquite 
Close to home and yet a world away! Mesquite is located 90 miles north of Las Vegas and offers visitors an excitingly laid-back experience. Choose from several fabulous championship golf courses; explore astonishing, nearby national and state parks; or lounge by a sparkling pool. If you’d rather play indoors, then unwind and be pampered at a luxurious day-spa, practice your skill at bowling, dance the night away, or try your luck at the tables and slot machines. For more information on the destination, visit

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly 2 million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River boasts many options for water sports and boating activities, including eight resorts with stunning accommodations that offer fine dining, spa experiences, golfing, and a close proximity to the recreational paradise known as Heritage Trails. Laughlin has also become a leading special event destination in the Southwest. For more information, visit

About Boulder City
Boulder City is known as a green oasis in the desert. Located approximately 20 miles from the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas and just a few miles from the grandeur of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, the destination offers a quiet, relaxed living environment. Boulder City takes pride in its quality recreational facilities such as Bootleg Canyon mountain bike trails, Boulder City Golf Course, and Boulder Creek Golf Club. For more information, visit


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