1 LIGHT IT UP: Brighten your holiday season with lights as they are switched on for the first time Friday night at Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s Christmas house at 1525 Fifth St. and the city’s official Christmas tree in Frank Crowe Park, 537 Nevada Way. Lights at the house on Fifth Street will be turned on at 5 p.m. and Jingle Cat, Santa and Mrs. Claus will preside over the festivities at the park at 6 p.m.
1 DOGGONE FUN: Hoover Dam Lodge is joining with SinCity Dogs and Happy Face Foundation to host a K9 Thanksgiving Festival. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 18000 Highway 93, will include a trick dog contest; freestyle dance demonstration; obedience, search and detection demonstration; flyball and disc tryouts; exhibits and vendors who specialize in dog items; and dog rescue organizations. Call 702-544-0085 for details.
1 COME LISTEN TO A STORY: Friends of Nevada Southern Railway will host its monthly Story time train rides Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca St. Boulder City author Rhonda Gatlin will be reading her new book, “Aggie’s Purple Hands.” In addition to the story, there will be a wooden Christmas ornament craft. Trains will depart the depot at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. The fare is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-11 and free for children 3 and younger. Arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Additional information is available at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfNevadaSouthernRailway.
1 HOLIDAY SPIRIT: The Boulder City Art Guild has infused its annual winter show with a festive atmosphere and transformed it into a Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the city’s recreation center, 900 Arizona St. More than 40 vendors are set to showcase their wares. There also will be art exhibits and a tribute to veterans. Admission is free. Visit www.bouldercityartguild for additional information.
1 DOGGONE FUN: Let your dogs strut their stuff when Boulder City Chamber of Commerce presents its first Pooch Parade on Saturday. To be held in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., the festivities will include a variety of contests, sport dog demonstrations, pet vendors and entertainment. Admission is free, but there is a $5 fee per category to compete. Call 702-293-2034 or visit http://www.bouldercitychamber.com for details.
1 SAY BOO: Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum, 1310 Boulder City Parkway, will present a haunted house Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting http:// tomdevlinsmonstermuseum.com. Call 702-294-1313 for more information.