Give the Gift of SPEEDVEGAS This Holiday Season






This holiday season, present someone with a bucket list item by giving the gift of speed. SPEEDVEGAS gift cards are now available online. Whether it is for “the car guy”, “the VIP”, “the MVP” or “the BFF” – a gift to SPEEDVEGAS is the gift of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The racing gift cards* are redeemable at the $30 million motorsports experience, complete with a brand new, 2-story facility overlooking the only Formula One-inspired track of its kind built in North America.

Card denominations range from $100 to $10,000 with many styles of cards to choose from. With packages starting at $99 for a ride along with a professional coach in a drift package, there is an experience for everyone, no matter the budget. Gift cards are valid for five years from the date of purchase.

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SPEEDVEGAS is the new, $30 million, award-winning 100-acre motorsports experience. Guests at SPEEDVEGAS experience the world’s most sought-after muscle cars and exotic supercars from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Corvette and more. SPEEDVEGAS features an impressive 1.5 mile (2.4 km) Formula One-inspired racetrack comparable to top circuits in the world and includes 12 sweeping turns, 15 degree banked turns, 60 feet of total elevation change and a half-mile straightaway. In addition, the 20,000-square-foot, 2-story welcome center features indoor and outdoor observation decks, food and beverage selections at a well-appointed café, meetings and event space and much more. SPEEDVEGAS is located on Las Vegas Boulevard South, just 10 minutes from the world-famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign (Exit 25 on Interstate 15). Learn more at, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest  (#SPEEDVEGAS, #SPEEDVEGAS2016). 

The Toy Box at Downtown Summerlin Suggests Top Toys and Big Sales for the 2016 Holiday Season


The Toy Box at Downtown Summerlin Suggests Top Toys and Big Sales for the 2016 Holiday Season

Store to feature deals on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, and Special Sales During 12 Days of Christmas and 8 Days of Hanukkah

LThe Toy Box at Downtown Summerlin announces the hottest toys and collectibles for all ages trending this 2016 holiday season, as well as extended holiday hours and special sales. Spanning more than 2,700 square feet, the eclectic retail store is the go-to shop for popular toys, board games, action figures and pop-culture collectibles that are sure to satisfy everyone’s shopping list.
Featuring an abundant floor-to-ceiling inventory, The Toy Box highlights the following top holiday suggestions, representing a variety of price points from must-haves to stocking stuffers:


Plush Toys


  • The Toy Box has the largest selection of Funko’s POP! Vinyl in Las Vegas, available in hundreds of classic and current characters, from favorite films and TV series to video games and comic books. Prices start at $12.50 each.
  • For the ultimate Star Wars® fanatic, The Toy Box has a broad selection of Force FX lightsabers by Hasbro, available in various characters/colors like Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. Prices vary.
  • The Toy Box features a number of movie-themed sixth scale figures like “Captain America” from Civil War and “Rey and BB-8” from The Force Awakens, which make a great choice for film and TV buffs. Prices vary.


Lego® sets


Games & Activities
  • Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty® is award-winning putty you can tear, smash, stretch and roll, that comes in a variety of options such as glow in the dark, color changing, magnetic, UV reactive and several more, that can be used for play, science-based concepts, educational tricks and experiments. Prices start at $10.99.
  • Pokémon® trading cards make great stocking stuffers for boys and girls. Also available in collectors box sets. Prices start at $3.99.
  • Great for all ages, Ravensburger® Puzzles are available in a variety of themes for beginners and advanced puzzlers. Prices begin at $14.99.
  • Recommended for ages 17+, Cards Against Humanity® ($24.99 for the starter set and $9.99 for expansion packs) or MONOPOLY® pop-culture collector’s editions ($39.99) are perfect for adult-themed game nights.


Creativity Sets & Learning Toys
  • The Toy Box offers a selection of mini kits from Creativity® for Kids for creating jewelry, origami, trinkets, foam flyers, shrinky dinks and more, and are priced at just $5.99.
  • For 3-6 year olds, The Toy Box carries a large selection of Fisher‑Price® toys, like the new Think & Learn Spell & Speak Sea Turtle, an interactive learning pal that teaches first reading words, spelling and rhyming. Prices vary.


  • For ages 3+, Hasbro’s character dolls like Moana and Elena of Avalor, two of Disney®’s newest animated feature film and TV series characters, will be a must-have for little girls this season. Dolls start at $14.99 each.
  • Hearts For Hearts, for girls 6-10 years old, are some of the most popular dolls on the market. The Toy Box carries top sellers including Dell (USA) and Consuelo (Mexico), priced at $39.99 each.


Stocking Stuffers
  • Trending now on YouTube, Funko Mystery Mini Blind Box sets feature mini figures in dozens of varieties including characters from Disney®, Marvel®, DC Comics and more, and are priced at $8.50 each.
  • Mashems from Tech 4 Kids, are miniature figures you can squish and twist that come in tiny capsules, featuring characters like “My Little Pony”, “Paw Patrol” and “Avengers”. Priced at $3.99 each.
  • Popular with school-aged kids, Galactic Ooze and Mars Mud by Toysmith are gooey, malleable space slimes that you can squish, stretch, tear and bounce, available in vibrant, shimmery and pearlescent colors. Prices vary.
  • The Toy Box carries the entire line of Toysmith Diecast Cars, including hot rods and classic muscle cars, as well as school buses, police and fire vehicles. Prices start at $5.49 each.


The Toy Box will be open on Thanksgiving Day (November 24, 2016) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on “Black Friday” (November 25) from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and feature 15% off ALL regularly priced items both days. Additionally, the store will feature special themed sales celebrating the “12 Days of Christmas” and “8 days of Hanukkah”, featuring a different product category marked at 20% off each day. The “12 Days of Christmas” sale will begin on Tuesday, December 13 and run through Saturday, December 24. The “8 days of Hanukkah” sale will run Sunday, December 25 and through Sunday, January 1 (closed Sunday, Dec. 25). Categories will be highlighted each day on The Toy Box’s social media pages at:, and


About The Toy Box
Situated in the heart of Downtown Summerlin, The Toy Box features unique brands and the latest toy trends, including a vast array of iconic pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia based on your favorite video games, TV shows and movie franchises, as well as the largest inventory of POP! collectible figures in Las Vegas. Additional products include collectible card games and pop-culture versions of board games like Monopoly®, Yahtzee®, Risk® and Trivial Pursuit®; a broad selection of Lego® sets; children’s toys from quality brands like Melissa & Doug®, Mattel® and Hasbro™; stuffed animals from TY® and Gund® in all sizes from large to miniature; and dozens of blind packaged figures.


Located at 1980 Festival Plaza Dr #175, Las Vegas, the store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 702-776-TOY-0 (702-776- 8690) or visit The Toy
Box online at or on Facebook at
ToyBoxLasVegas, Twitter at @ToyBoxLasVegas and Instagram at @ToyBoxLasVegas.

Give the Gift of Ferraro’s Italian Delicacies this Holiday Season






Festive Gift Baskets and Homemade Italian Cookies Available for Special Order   

This holiday season give friends, family and co-workers the authentic taste of Italy with festive gift baskets, boxes of scrumptious homemade Italian cookies or gift cards from Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Nothing says the holidays like freshly baked sweet treats. Add Nonna’s Italian Cookies, homemade by Rosalba Ferraro, to your gift list this year. Sold in 1-pound, 1.5-pound and 2-pound boxes and priced at $20 per pound, these heavenly, authentic Italian cookies come in a variety of festive flavors sure to delight any recipient.

A fabulous dining experience is always an enjoyable gift to receive and Ferraro’s gift cards offer recipients just that. Celebrating 30 years of business this year, Ferraro’s remains one of Las Vegas’ most popular and highly regarded dining destinations. Ferraro’s gift cards allow for guests to dine, drink and enjoy the restaurant’s authentic Italian atmosphere. Gift cards are available in any denomination and, in the spirit of the season, Ferraro’s will give customers a $25 bonus gift card with gift card purchases of $100 or more.

Ferraro’s popular gift baskets are back this year and are certain to delight. Overflowing with Ferraro’s renowned, house-made Italian specialties, the baskets come in three sizes and are priced at $150, $200 and $250, respectively.

To place an order for one of Ferraro’s holiday gift baskets, (702) 364-5300. Orders may be picked up at the restaurant and must be placed by Dec. 16 to ensure availability by Dec. 24.

As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. Owners Gino and Rosalba Ferraro, Chef Mimmo Ferraro and Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Pureology Celebrates the Senses This Holiday Season


Pureology Celebrates the Senses This Holiday Season
Signature Aromatherapy Blends are Brought to Life
with Limited Edition Aromatherapy Blends

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The holiday season is a time of year that evokes favorite family memories from years past, oftentimes triggered by specific, familiar scents. This December, give the gift of fragrance with Pureology’s NEW Limited Edition Aromatherapy Collection holiday gift sets. Known for its signature aromatherapy blends, Pureology’s three holiday hair care gift sets each include the brand’s top haircare systems paired with a Limited Edition Scented Candle to instantly infuse a sense of calm amidst the whirlwind of holiday parties and gift shopping! For retail information, visit to locate your nearest salon.

The three Limited Edition Aromatherapy Collection gift sets include:


Hydrate Holiday Gift Set

Moisturizing hair care for dry colour-treated hair
Signature Aromatherapy Blend: Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and
 Hydrate Shampoo (8.5 oz)
 Hydrate Condition (8.5 oz)
 Colour Fanatic multi-tasking hair beautifier (1 oz)
 Limited Edition Hydrate Scented Candle
Retail Price: $60
Strength Cure Holiday Gift Set

Reparative hair care for micro-scarred, damaged, colour-treated hair
Signature Aromatherapy Blend: Lavender, Honey, Peach and
 Strength Cure Shampoo (8.5 oz)
 Strength Cure Condition (8.5 oz)
 Colour Fanatic multi-tasking hair beautifier (1 oz)
 Limited Edition Strength Cure Scented Candle
Retail Price: $60

Pure Volume Holiday Gift Set

Volumizing hair care for fine colour-treated hair
Signature Aromatherapy Blend: Amber, Musk, Peach and Jasmine
 Pure Volume Shampoo (8.5 oz)
 Pure Volume Condition (8.5 oz)
 Colour Fanatic multi-tasking hair beautifier (1 oz)
 Limited Edition Pure Volume Scented Candle
Retail Price: $60

Availability: October 2014 in salons while supplies last Visit for a Pureology salon in your area
About Pureology Serious Colour CarePureology offers a complete collection of haircare and styling products that enhance and protect colour  vibrancy while ensuring improved condition and healthy shine. From concentrated Zero Sulfate® Shampoos to our conditioners, masques and stylers, each and every product contains the exclusive Anti Fade Complex® to maximize colour retention from start to finish and deliver our promise of Longer Lasting Hair Colour GUARANTEED!® For more information visit and like Pureology on Facebook.



Ethel M Chocolates Announces 2014 Holiday Collections and Classics

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Celebrate the Season with Ethel M.® Chocolates’

2014 Holiday Collections and Classics


Ethel M.® Chocolates is ready to welcome the holiday season with the release of the 2014 Holiday Collections and Classics. The limited-time-only, fresh gourmet collections, seasonal favorites, stocking stuffers and gift baskets will be available in-stores and online starting Nov. 3.


The Ethel M. chocolatiers have outdone themselves yet again this season with the introduction of three new seasonally inspired chocolate bars, including White Chocolate Peppermint, Milk Chocolate Buttered Rum and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin ($7 each), that will undoubtedly spread a little extra holiday cheer. Also new to the highly anticipated holiday lineup is the Foil-Wrapped Creamy Caramels ($12), a 6-piece box of smooth milk and dark chocolate caramels presented in a clear acrylic gift box, ready for immediate gifting.

ethel m chocolatesA few handmade favorites returning this year include the 6-piece Peppermint Bark Collection ($22), 13-piece Classic and Chocolate Pecan Brittle ($35) and 12-piece Almond Butter Krisp Collection ($22).

Ethel M is also bringing back several popular items including the 30-piece Crème Liqueur Tin ($45), the 16-piece Cocktail Collection ($28) and the 24-piece Holiday Deluxe Collection ($34).


In tribute to Ethel M’s annual Holiday Cactus Garden, shoppers will find the

16-piece Satin Crème Cactus Garden commemorative box ($28), dressed with a festive image of the illuminated holiday garden spectacle and packed full of assorted milk and dark chocolate pieces.


For those looking for a personalized combination of gourmet treats, the “Design Your Own” Collection is available in both single and double layer holiday boxes. Gift baskets can also be uniquely crafted to individual tastes.


Ethel M. Chocolates will again offer a complimentary four-piece Genuine Sampler ($8) with the purchase of $60 or more throughout the holiday season.


All seasonal products are made fresh in the Henderson, Nev. chocolate factory and are preservative free. Holiday collections are available for purchase at all Ethel M locations throughout Las Vegas and online at For the full holiday catalogue, more information on holiday events, store hours, locations and ordering products, please visit us online or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

About Ethel M® Chocolates
Ethel M Chocolates are manufactured by Mars Chocolate North America for Mars Retail Group, dedicated to creating authentic chocolates with no preservatives.  Ethel M Chocolates are available in five locations throughout Southern Nevada, online at or by phone at 800-438-4356.


24 Layers of Chocolate Bliss at Home this Holiday Season at Strip House

Strip House 24 Layer Cake


Strip House inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino offers the decadence of its famous 24 Layer Chocolate Cake inside homes around the country this holiday season. Dubbed “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” by Food Network’s Michael Psilakis, the cake features 24 layers of alternating luscious chocolate cake and smooth chocolate filling, topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. The moist and delectable cake is available for shipping anywhere in the United States. At 8” round and 12” high, it is the perfect dessert for holiday gatherings. Orders placed by December 19 are ensured delivery by Christmas Eve. The cake ships frozen so it is ready for any special occasion and makes for a delicious present for chocolate lovers everywhere.

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For more information or to place an order, guests can visit

Strip House is open Sunday – Thursday 5 pm to 11 pm and Friday – Saturday 5 pm to 11:30 pm. For more information please contact 702.737.5200 or visit

Bank of America Toy Drive to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Bank of America is hosting a toy drive for Make-A-Wish this holiday season. The public is invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of Bank of America’s 51 banking centers in Southern Nevada, between November 29 and December 13.  The toys will be presented to Make-A-Wish kids and their families at the organization’s annual holiday party.

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

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Spreads Holiday Cheer with Gift Card Promotion


Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Spreads Holiday Cheer with Gift Card Promotion
The more pizza you give the more pizza you get – Give a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift card or give a $100 gift card and receive a $20 gift card 

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning pizzas and calzones, is celebrating the holiday season with a gift card promotion for both the naughty and nice. Starting Monday, Oct. 14 through Tuesday, Dec. 24, guests who purchase a $50 gift card will get a $10 gift card or guests who purchase a $100 gift card will receive a $20 gift card courtesy of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Gift cards can be purchased in-store, or e-gift cards can be purchased online at Promotion valid on gift card purchases in increments of $50 or more per transaction. This offer is not redeemable the same day of purchase and is valid only at participating locations.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev. Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza. The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Announces Private Dining Events with Special Rewards


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Announces Private Dining Events with Special Rewards

Parties Who Book In Advance Will Receive Special Incentives


WHAT:  This holiday season, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is spreading some extra holiday cheer with delicious incentives for Guests planning private holiday parties for friends, family or work. The earlier Guests book, the bigger the reward.


  • Book by October 31 – Receive a $50 Dining Credit for every $500 you spend. Plus, each lunch Guest receives a $25 Dining Card to enjoy on a future visit.
  • Book by November 22 – Receive a $50 Dining Credit for every $1,000 you spend. Plus, all Guests receive a $25 Dining Card to enjoy on a future visit.


WHO:  Guests who book private dining events early will benefit from incentives. To qualify for the offer, the private event must take place between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
8721 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV  89117
(702) 838-4774
Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 5pm -10:30pm
Sunday, 5pm – 9pm

OPPORTUNITIES:   Guests can create a unique celebration choosing from a customizable menu and an extensive beverage list that features more than 100 wines served by the glass. In addition to seamless service, Fleming’s also offers magnum wine bottles, holiday punch bowls and innovative steak companions to celebrate the season. Fleming’s is the perfect place to book private events and indulge in state-of-the-art food and drink options. Each private dining director also works closely with Guests to ensure that every detail is exactly right.

ABOUT:  Nationally acclaimed Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the Fleming’s 100®, which  features more than 100 wines served by the glass. In addition, the Fleming’s WiNEPAD™ an award-winning, proprietary, custom app on an iPad helps Guests easily navigate the restaurant’s extensive wine list. Fleming’s was launched in Newport Beach, California, in 1998 by successful restaurant industry veterans Paul Fleming and Bill Allen. Today there are 65 restaurants nationwide, including the latest Fleming’s, recently opened in both Beverly Hills and Palo Alto. Fleming’s is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Enthusiast’s annual Award of Distinction and Wine Spectator’s annual Award of Excellence. For more information about Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and the Fleming’s 100®, please visit


UWSN Gifts $1 Million “Secret Santa” Donation

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United Way of Southern Nevada Delivers Holiday Cheer
to 2,000 Local Families

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Clara Westfall surprises
one of the 2,000 “Secret Santa” gift recipients.

United Way of Southern Nevada is spreading holiday cheer to 2,000 Las Vegas families in need, after receiving a $1 million donation from a local “Secret Santa.” This marks the third time an “anonymous donor” has chosen United Way of Southern Nevada as the recipient of funds now totaling $3 million, based on its dedicated partnerships and awareness of the community’s critical needs that focus on education, health and financial stability. The “Secret Santa” donor requested the monies be used to provide some needed holiday relief to our Las Vegas citizens including necessity items such as food, diapers and shoes, as well as gifts, such as a bike, or toy, that will bring joy to a child.

“United Way of Southern Nevada’s goal is to create a better and brighter southern Nevada and we are sincerely grateful for this heartfelt gift that will bring many smiles to children’s faces,” said Cass Palmer, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. “The generous donation by our Secret Santa highlights his true spirit of giving and a shared commitment to provide needed resources that can truly make an improved difference to families living in our community.”

Whether individuals donate one dollar or a million dollars, United Way believes that volunteers, advocates and donors form the collective power that can make lasting change in southern Nevada. The organization invites the public to become “The Face of Change” this holiday season by making a donation through their Facebook page Individuals who donate will receive a special thank you by having their photo appear on Las Vegas area digital billboards.

UWSN gratefully acknowledges Wells Fargo who waived all processing fees and expedited delivery of the gift cards so that they may be given to families in advance of the holidays.

About United Way of Southern Nevada United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit UWSN.ORG.


Crystals at CityCenter Presents a Haute Holiday Season Through January 2013

Crystals at CityCenter Presents A Haute Holiday Season Through January 2013

WHAT:  Tis’ the season to shop at Crystals at CityCenter as the retail destination is outfitted in holiday splendor. Some of the world’s most sought-after designers will showcase a selection of stunning eveningwear on the main stage while a jazz trio fills the air with joyful sounds every weekend.

Produced by Missy Cochran Entertainment, funky jazz trio The Hornzmen will present a musical program tailored specifically for the Crystals holiday shows. Every Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 29, guests are invited to enjoy the trio’s musical sounds as soulful hits made popular by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé are brought to life.

Visitors to Crystals will delight in the seasonal décor and visual extravagances that usher in the spirit of the season through the middle of January. Traditionally ornamented holiday trees and sparkling LED trees fill the air with holiday cheer. Poinsettias and festive flora outline the holiday flower carpet while crimson and silver decorations float silently overhead creating a wondrous winter atmosphere.

To provide shopping inspirations, Nanette Lepore, Stella McCartney, Ermenegildo Zegna, Donna Karan and Fendi will entice and entertain guests with their most fashionable designs on rotating exhibits each Sunday – Thursday on the Crystals main stage.

Designer Presentations:

Dec. 2 – Dec. 6 – Nanette Lepore
Dec. 9 – Dec. 13 – Stella McCartney
Dec. 16 – Dec. 20 – Ermenegildo Zegna
Dec. 23 – Dec. 27 – Donna Karan
Dec. 29 – Jan. 6 – Fendi

Holiday decor: Now – mid-January

Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight

Free and open to the public

Crystals at CityCenter
3720 Las Vegas Blvd S.

FOLLOW US: @CrystalsLV

Hot Cars, Helicopters and Haute Adventures: The Perfect Holiday Gift Package The Dream Racing Experience: Full Throttle

Hot Cars, Helicopters and Haute Adventures: The Perfect Holiday Gift Package
The Dream Racing Experience: Full Throttle

This holiday season give the gift of a luxury adventure experience that is sure to thrill even the most hard-to-shop-for recipients on your list.

Dream Racing – Las Vegas’ best race car driving experience – is offering a limited edition $5500 package, The Dream Racing Experience: Full Throttle, in which participants will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from highly accomplished former professional race car drivers and top notch instructors, Dream Racing founders Enrico Bertaggia and Adriano de Micheli.

Boasting a career spanning more than 25 years, Bertaggia enjoyed great success as an Italian Formula 3 Champion. He also accomplished the feat of winning the Formula 3 race in Monte Carlo and the Formula 3 Championship in Macau in the same year. In addition to being the former course director for the official Ferrari driving school, Bertaggia was the only instructor worldwide to teach on the private Ferrari Enzo Courses.

In ten years of professional racing, De Micheli participated in more than 100 races and won multiple Italian championships including il Campionato Italiano Turismo and il Campionato Italiano Suoeroriduzione.  In addition to his impressive career as a professional race car driver, DeMicheli previously held instructor positions at the official Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo schools.

This all-inclusive package is highlighted by round-trip transportation to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway via private helicopter, 36 laps around the track in a Ferrari and one-on-one time with one of Dream Racing’s founders and former professional racers.

Upon arrival, participants will enjoy private VIP check-in with a personal hostess who will accompany them throughout the entire experience.  After a classroom session in the Dream Racing theater and practice time in a state-of-the-art 3D simulator featuring a laser scan of the circuit, it’s time for participants to hit the track accompanied by Bertaggia or DeMicheli.  They will start their track time as a passenger for three demo laps by one of the former racers in a street legal Ferrari 599, before climbing into the driver’s seat of the 430 GT race car to try their hand at the wheel.

Dream Racing is only place in Las Vegas where you can drive a Ferrari 430 GT tuned specifically for the track and so advanced it is not legal on the street.  This incredible machine boasts a high performance V8 engine, F1 automatic clutch paddle shifts, and 512 HP at 8500 RPM.

The in car sessions over the course of the day will aim to create faster and more proficient drivers with a variety of teaching elements including telemetry print outs and driving analysis, qualifying style laps and instructor hot laps.  Participants will be able to evaluate their performance with the professionals, receive hands on demonstration of proper technique and take their new skills back on the track to improve their lap time and quality.

The extensive experience culminates in the luxury lounge where espresso, a certificate and lap video from the in-car camera awaits before being whisked off via helicopter back to the Las Vegas Strip, taking with them their Sparco racing shoes and gloves to serve as a reminder of their time on the track.

The Dream Racing Experience: Full Throttle Package Includes:

  • Round trip transportation via private helicopter between Las Vegas Speedway and the Las Vegas Strip for participant and a guest
  • Private VIP check in and personal hostess throughout entire experience
  • Classroom session in the Dream Racing theater
  • 3D simulator session
  • 3 demonstration laps in a Ferrari and 2 hot laps in the 430 GT with former professional drivers and co-owners of Dream Racing, Enrico Bertaggia or Ado De Micheli
  • 26 driving and 5 demonstration laps (split into multiple sessions throughout the day; includes pit stop for pressure adjustment to ensure the best performance possible and qualifying style laps)
  • Telemetry analysis and print out
  • Video of all lap driving sessions
  • Sparco racing shoes & racing gloves to keep
  • Use of racing suit and helmet
  • Access to Dream Racing’s luxury lounge for participant and a guest
  • Merit Certificate of The Experience
  • Dream Racing Black Card with 10% discount on all future bookings and priority privilege (availability for next day guaranteed)

For a detailed itinerary of the day’s activities, please contact the Sales Department at Dream Racing: (702) 599-5199.

About Dream Racing: Dream Racing, the five-star racing experience, offers thrill seekers the opportunity to become a race-car driver for the day, taking a track-ready Ferrari F430 GT for fast laps just like a professional.  Former racecar drivers Enrico Bertaggia and Adriano De Micheli have created the best first class experience designed from years spent on the professional racing circuit. Dream Racing, which launched January 2012 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the only place in Las Vegas where participants can take to the track at the wheel of a true automotive machine specifically tuned for professional Gran Turismo (GT) Racing.  The experience brings participants as close as possible to the thrill that only professional race car drivers have of taking these incredible machines to their limit. Perfect for individuals or groups, Dream Racing can create custom-racing events for corporate groups as well.  Racing packages start at $499.