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Thousands of Runners will be at Lake Mead This Weekend

Around 1,000 runners will be racing through Lake Mead National Recreation Area this weekend.

It is the 14th annual Six Tunnels for Hoover Dam St. Patrick's Day Run on Saturday. The event includes a half marathon, a 5K, 1K stroll and two-person relay.

The route will mostly be along the Historic Railroad Hiking Trial. The turnaround point will be Hoover Dam. The first races start at 8 a.m. 

For more information, go to mountainmanevents/sixtunnels.htm.

Santa Train Back for the Season

The Santa Train is back in action at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca Street, in Boulder City.

The train leaves every hour on the hour starting at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be riding the train.

Children will also get a chance to take picture with Santa, enjoy a toy train exhibit, send letters to the North Pole and see a steam locomotive display.

Tickets are $5 per seat and can be purchased in advanced at nevadasouthern.com.

Lake Mead Parade of Lights Returns Saturday

A Lake Mead tradition returns Saturday.

The annual Lake Mead Boat Owner's Association's Parade of Lights will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Around 50 boats covered in holiday lights and decorations will leave from Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina, then travel toward Boulder Beach to just south of Pyramid Island.

The best spot to watch the parade will be from Boulder Beach.

Santa's Electric Night Parade Returns Saturday

Santa's Electric Night Parade Returns Saturday

A celebration of the season is planned for Saturday in Boulder City.

The Boulder City Santa's Electric Night Parade will start at 4:30 p.m.

The parade features floats lit for a night-time parade. The parade will take place downtown.

During the parade, people are invited to make s'mores at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters, 601 Nevada Way.

Employees of the recreation area will be handing out all you need to make s'mores, including marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate between 4 and 7 p.m. There will be a campfire to cook up the treats.

There will also be appearances by Smokey Bear, Puddle the Blue Goose and Mojave Max.

Lake Mead employees will be part of the parade with a float encouraging people to enjoy public lands.

Turkey Trot Planned for Thanksgiving Day

Hundreds of runners will burning off calories before their big Thanksgiving day feast at the Mountain Man Turkey Trot at Lake Mead.

Around 700 racers are expected for Thursday's event, which includes a 12K run, a 5K run and walk and a 1 mile stroll. The 12K race starts at 8 a.m.

The course starts and finishes at Lakeshore Road. Runners travel along the Historic Railroad Trail, turning at Hoover Dam.

Visitors to Lake Mead should be prepared for delays along Lakeshore Drive.   

Inaugural Beer Festival Planned for Saturday

Inaugural Beer Festival Planned for Saturday

Boulder City will host the inaugural Boulder City Beerfest Saturday.

The festival will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at Wilbur Square Park and will feature 20 beer tents, six food trucks and 10 specialty vendors.

Boulder Dam Brewing Company is the official host of the festival. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $40 VIP tickets in advance. There are only 1,500 tickets for the event.

The tickets include a custom souvenir glass for unlimited samples. Children are allowed but must be with an adult. Only people 21 and older with a wristband will be allowed to sample the beers.

The festival is not just about good beers, it is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information about the festival or to buy tickets, go to bouldercitybeerfestival.com.