Mayor's Brief
by Rodney S. Woodbury
Boulder City Mayor

Be Golly, Be Jolly

When it comes to Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, nobody in Southern Nevada does it quite as well as Boulder City!

This year’s festivities kick off Friday, December 1st with our annual Christmas tree lighting at Frank Crowe Park with kid-favorite Jingle Cat and Dance Etc.’s Polar Express Dance Extravaganza at the historic Boulder Theatre. Events continue all day Saturday with Santa’s Picture Party and BC Community Club’s Doodlebug Bizarre at the Recreation Center, Santa Train rides departing from the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum, and our famous Electric Night Parade with floats, bands, and marching groups on a procession in our Historic District.

The following weekend, Red Mountain Choir and the Martha P. King Singers present their Christmas concert “All is Bright” the evenings of Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th at the Elaine K. Smith Center. That Saturday also features Santa’s North Pole Gift and Craft Show at the Recreation Center, the Hoover Dam Marathon near Lake Mead along the River Mountain Loop and historical Railroad trails. The 42nd Annual American Association of University Women Home Tour will also be on Saturday, this year’s tour includes six dazzling homes plus the Great Room Flip contest’s winning room at Boulder Dam Hotel.

Our fifth graders join in the fun when they visit downtown businesses for King Kids Shopping Days on December 13th and 14th. Then on the 16th, St., Jude’s Ranch for Children hosts its Night of Lights with family-friendly entertainment, reindeer games, arts and crafts, music, food, and more.

However, don’t get so wrapped up in all the festivities that you forget to make some holiday magic of your own. Stroll over to Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s national award-winning light display on Fifth Street, hand-paint some ornaments at Ruben’s Woodcraft & Toys with your little ones, or just enjoy the warm glow or your hearth with family and friends. Happy Holidays, everyone!

To contact Mayor Woodbury, you can email him at

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