Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting Event at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall Set for November 27

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Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting Event at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall Set for November 27

Cell Phones for Soldiers collection begins November 1; Cowboy Santa returns November 27

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will be kicking off the holiday season with the public lighting of its special winter display at Mystic Falls Park on Wednesday, November 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd will be joined by Sam’s Town Vice President and General Manager John Sou, to flip the switch on the first run of the holiday show. Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with the Chaparral High School Choir, will join this year’s festivities.

“We are so excited to celebrate the generosity and spirit of the season with the many southern Nevada families who have made the Mystic Falls display a part of their holiday traditions,” Bill Boyd said.

The pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show, transformed into an immersive winter wonderland experience, begins in Sam’s Town’s porte-cochère with festive lighting and decorative snowflakes leading to Mystic Falls Park. Garland streams, wreath-adorned lampposts, and white light and snow-covered trees fill the atrium, while Cowboy Santa takes up residence in the Park’s gazebo.

Poinsettias, red garland, ice crystals add to the themed visuals, while the main fountain will host an ice sculpture. Lighted sculpture polar bears and indoor snow create a whimsical magical winter wonderland experience in the heart of the Boulder Strip.

Sam’s Town will be hosting the 15-minute laser light spectacular hourly during the holiday season, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through January 1. And from November 29 to December 23, Cowboy Santa will appear Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 8:30 p.m.

In addition, to help members of the Armed Forces stay in touch with loved ones during the holiday season, Sam’s Town will once again host a drive for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, accepting donations of used cell phones, chargers and other accessories from November 1 through 27.  Each phone donated to the program will provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. To date, the non-profit organization has distributed more than 2.5 million prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

Guests can drop off used cell phones, chargers and other accessories at the B Connected Club at Sam’s Town. All participants in the promotion will receive a two-for-one coupon for Sam’s Town’s Firelight Buffet.

For further information on Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland, visit For further information on the Cell Phones for Soldiers program, visit

About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, located at 5111 Boulder Highway, is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Sam’s Town features 12 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and newly renovated Mystic Falls Indoor Park.  The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge and poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@samstownlv). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 17 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

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