Over 6,500 Participants Attend 15th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVER 6,500 PARTICPANTS ATTEND THE 15th ANNUAL
LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN, DEC. 7
Sea of Santas flood Fremont Street to participate in OV’s largest single-day fundraiser

Santas gather on Fremont Street to take part in the 15th Anniversary Las Vegas Great Santa Run.
Photo Credit:
LaLa Photography

 

 

On Saturday, December 7, Opportunity Village hosted the 15TH annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in Downtown Las Vegas and were able to gather 6,644 Santa participants from across the world, including 6 countries and 43 states.

 

All proceeds from the Las Vegas Great Santa Run will go towards the programs and services for adults with disabilities at Opportunity Village.

 

The race, presented by Circle K, kicked off at the Fremont Street Experience and featured numerous special guests, including 5K Grand Marshal A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, 1-mile Marshals The Chippendales, Santa Claus, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, former Mayor Oscar Goodman, and the organization’s all-Elvis dance troupe – The OV Elvi.

 

“For 15 years, we’ve been honored to host the Great Santa Run in wonderful Downtown Las Vegas in support of adults with disabilities,” said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “This truly could not be done without the Southern Nevada community. From our vendors to volunteers to long-time partners, we’re absolutely thrilled with the support and outcome.”

 

Additional pre-race entertainment was provided by Gabriella Versace of SEXXY: The Show, Zumba by Kat and Jjohn, a Fit4Mom workout to the late George Dare’s “Run Santa Run”, DJ Mikey P, DJ Jesse Estrada, and mascots from the Vegas Golden Nights, Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Aviators. The starting line stage and after-party entertainment stage were hosted by Mark Shunock of Monday’s Dark and featured an impressive line-up of entertainment including Empire Records, WOW! The Vegas Spectacular, Celestia, Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert, and Kung Pow (DJ).

 

All Las Vegas Great Santa Run participants received a five-piece Santa suit with their registration and a commemorative medal upon completion. Another highlight of the event was Mena Hawkins, an inspirational young woman with cerebral palsy, not only crossing the finish line, but also raising over $7,200 for Opportunity Village in her fundraising efforts.

 

More information on Mena Hawkins can be found HERE.

Grand Marshal, A’ja Wilson, of the Las Vegas Aces, joined here by mascot Buckets.
Photo Credit:
LaLa Photography

The procession to the starting line led by Grand Marshal A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces.
Photo Credit: LaLa Photography
Participants from Team Hoyt are the first group across the starting line. Photo Credit: LaLa Photography
Participants from Team Hoyt are the first group across the starting line.
Photo Credit: LaLa Photography

About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

 

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

 

 

Early Bird Registration Opens for 15th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 15th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN

CHIPPENDALES, FIT4MOM, mascots from the Las Vegas Aviators, Aces and Lights, and more welcome early registration with an early-bird rate of $22 at Fremont Street Experience

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, June 20, Opportunity Village, along with help from a “vacationing” Santa Claus and a host of guests, brought the holiday spirit early with a Registration Launch Party for the 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Mascots from local professional sports teams, the CHIPPENDALES, nationwide fitness group FIT4MOM, and the Tony Marques Band all helped to pump up the crowd and encourage early bird sign-ups for the event on December 7.

 

Hosted by Sunny 106.5’s Marco and Joanna, the extravaganza took place on the Main Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Chosen by online voters, the special 15th anniversary race medal was unveiled, featuring (in true Vegas style) a classic deck of playing cards. Medals were designed by the official medal provider of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Running Imp.

 

George Dare’s “Run, Santa Run!” was accompanied with an on-stage workout from FIT4MOM and the CHIPPENDALES. The show would not have been complete without the performance of “Mele Kalikimaka” by the OV Ukes from the Boyd Gaming Fine and Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village. Mascots from the Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Aviators also greeted guests and danced along to music sung by the Tony Marques Band.

 

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run has already attracted participants from all over the world to support the beloved fundraiser. The run is Opportunity Village’s largest single-day fundraising event and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities. Circle K will once again serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. And Opportunity Village is excited to welcome LaLa Photography as the official photographer of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run.

 

Early bird pricing of $22 is available online from June 20 – June 30. After that, pricing will increase to $30 per person. Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit, swag bag and medal. Pets are also welcomed to join.

 

 

About Opportunity Village

MissionOpportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

The Park Celebrates the Holiday Season with Festive Tree-Lighting and Vegas Golden Knights Watch Party Nov. 29

The Park Celebrates the Holiday Season with Festive Tree-Lighting and Vegas Golden Knights Watch Party Nov. 29

The Holiday Experience at The Park will ring in the season with Vegas Golden Knights mascot Chance and Santa Claus at a tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29. The fun-for-the-whole-family event will feature in-arena hosts Big D and Mark Shunock, a performance by the Golden Aces cheer squad and a raucous parade led by The Knight Line through The Park. After the tree is lit, visitors will rally for the home team at an official watch party on Toshiba Plaza.

Holiday cheer will fill the air in Toshiba Plaza at 5 p.m., where visitors can snack on complimentary hot chocolate and cookies while they groove to the DJ’s high-energy remixes of holiday classics. At 5:30 p.m., Shunock and Big D will take the stage as The Knight Line and game-day parade crew marches and drums their way to Toshiba Plaza through The Park. The fun-filled program will build to the big moment when Chance and Santa Claus, the men of the hour, lead the crowd in a countdown to the lighting of the stunning 80-foot holiday tree.

Afterward, Santa will stick around to take photos with families, selecting a spot in front of the sparkling tree for a festive backdrop. Visitors can bring blankets and lawn chairs for the watch party, as well as indulge in refreshments from around the neighborhood. From Nov. 29 throughout the month of December, several quaint cottages will sell a variety of treats that evoke a bustling European marketplace – including German-style sausages from The Park favorite Beerhaus; candy apples and s’mores at Bonanno’s Sweets & Treats; and a collection of warm winter cocktails for guests 21 and older, such as hot cocoa, mulled spiced wine and hot toddies. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase on Toshiba Plaza during the watch party.

The Holiday Experience at The Park will bring cheer to the neighborhood each Friday – Sunday in December as well as select special event days from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests can wander through the festively decked Park and pose for holiday snaps with Instagram-able installations, such as a towering “LOVE” sign and enormous ornaments glittering with lights. Free live entertainment will perform throughout the season, including R&B grooves from 4Front and doo-wop takes on holiday classics from The Beverly Belles. The Holiday Experience at The Park concludes on December 31.

For more information about The Park including a schedule of special event days, visit TheParkVegas.com.

About The Park
An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side. Visitors can enjoy exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie; New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack; much-loved California Pizza Kitchen; or theatrical hotspot Sake Rok while beverage enthusiasts can indulge in spirits, beers and bites at Beerhaus. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park’s restaurant corridor recently earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Park is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit theparkvegas.com.

DIVE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH SANTA CLAUS AT SHARK REEF AQUARIUM AT MANDALAY BAY

DIVE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH SANTA CLAUS AT SHARK REEF AQUARIUM AT MANDALAY BAY

WHAT:
Santa Claus steers his sleigh from the North Pole to Las Vegas to find out who’s been naughty and nice during the annual Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. With each paid admission, guests 12 and under receive a treat and complimentary photo with Santa.

Santa also will put on SCUBA gear and plunge into the Shipwreck exhibit to wave farewell alongside his underwater friends before going back to his elves and reindeer for the week.

WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 1 & Sunday, Dec. 2
Saturday, Dec. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 9
Saturday, Dec. 15 & Sunday, Dec. 16
Saturday Dec. 22 through Monday, Dec. 24
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Santa will make his dive from 4 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

WHERE:
Shark Reef Aquarium
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

PRICE:
Entry to Santa in the Shipwreck is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey – Adults: $25; Children 4 – 12 years: $19; Children 3 and under: Complimentary. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.

Santa Claus is Coming to Galleria at Sunset

Santa Claus is Coming to Galleria at Sunset
Santa arrives on November 9, kicks-off holiday light show with tree lighting

WHAT      

Here comes Santa Claus! Galleria at Sunset celebrates the arrival of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas on Friday, November 9.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. in the Center Court with the local school performances and the renowned Nevada Ballet performing scenes from The Nutcracker. Santa arrives at 8 p.m. and will lead a countdown at to the premiere of Galleria at Sunset’s holiday light show with a tree lighting, featuring at 40-foot Christmas tree. The event is free and open to the public and the first 100 people that check-in will receive a free gift.

Following the holiday tree lighting, photos will be available with Santa from 8 to 9 p.m.

Santa will be at Galleria at Sunset for photos through December 24. Santa Claus will also be available for pet photos (dogs and cats only) on Tuesdays beginning November 13 through December 18. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier.

Additionally, guests that visit Santa November 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and purchase a minimum of $49.99 of photos with Santa, will receive a complimentary $15 Galleria at Sunset gift card while supplies last. A valid receipt showing minimum $49.99 purchase is required.

For more information regarding Santa photo hours and holiday activities, visit   https://www.galleriaatsunset.com/event/Holiday-Happenings/2145516267/.

WHEN    

Friday, November 9
7 p.m.             Nevada Ballet performs scenes from The Nutcracker
8 p.m.             Santa arrives and holiday tree lighting

WHERE   

Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014
Center Court

Jolly Old St. Nick Warms Hearts at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Inside Luxor Hotel and Casino

 

 

Jolly Old St. Nick Warms Hearts at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Inside Luxor Hotel and Casino
Santa Claus is available for holiday photos on 
the Ship’s famous Grand Staircase replica, Dec. 16 and 23

Not even an iceberg will stop Santa’s sleigh when the jolliest man of the north visits Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino to spread holiday cheer. On Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23 from 1 – 3 p.m., Santa will greet guests and pose for photos on the luxurious replica of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. After exploring the Exhibition, which features more than 300 artifacts and several room replicas, guests can purchase high-quality images with Santa inside the gift shop.

 

Additionally, holiday shoppers can purchase Titanic-themed treasures inside the gift shop. Guests will be thrilled to fill stockings with the only authentic artifact available for sale; a commemorative piece of coal that was part of the 5,982 tons loaded on board R.M.S. Titanic and a perfume recreation inspired by the original vitals of Adolphe Saalfeld, a 1st class passenger and Titanic survivor who aspired to sell his scents in New York City.

 

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes guests on an emotional journey through the life of the legendary ship. Along the way, visitors learn countless stories of heroism and humanity, paying tribute to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face tragedy. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with the last admission at 9 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, please visit www.premierexhibitions.com.

 

ABOUT PREMIER EXHIBITIONS, INC.:

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. located in Atlanta, Georgia and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment, including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed, Dinosaurs Alive!, Extreme Dinosaurs, Xtreme BUGS! and Creatures of the Deep, as well as Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition.

RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc. conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time.

Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company’s website www.PremierExhibitions.com

 

Galleria at Sunset To Welcome Santa Claus Nov. 10; Photo Opportunities for Children and Pets All Holiday Season

 

Galleria at Sunset To Welcome Santa Claus,
Photo Opportunities for Children and Pets All Holiday Season


 Galleria at Sunset is proud to announce Friday, November 10 as the arrival date of the star of the holiday season: Santa Claus.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the Center Court, the renowned Nevada Ballet will perform scenes from The Nutcracker followed by the arrival of Santa at 6:45 p.m. Santa will lead a countdown at 7 p.m. to the premiere of the Galleria’s holiday light show featuring a 40-foot Christmas tree. The arrival event is free and open to the public.

Beginning November 11 and continuing through December 24, Santa and his helpers will be at Galleria at Sunset for photos. Guests can make this year hassle-free by making an appointment and purchasing a photo package in advance with the Santa Fast Pass. This will allows guests to skip the lines and also includes a $20 Shutterfly gift card, and three (3) calls from Santa himself!

Walk-ups are welcome and are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each Santa photo purchase includes one (1) call from Santa, and a $20 Shutterfly gift card to personalize gifts. The Santa Fast Pass is available November 11 to December 21; and walk-up only on December 22 to 24, when the set closes at 6 p.m.

This year, Santa Claus will also be available for pet photos (cats and dogs only). All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Avoid waiting in line and make a reservation with the Santa’s Fast Pass. Pet photos with Santa are available on Tuesdays only throughout the season.

For a complete list of Santa Photo and Visiting Hours, pricing and to make a reservation using the Santa Fast Pass, visit www.galleriaatsunset.com.

About Galleria at Sunset
The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as H&M, Buckle, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Victoria’s Secret, Larsen’s Grill, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Red Robin, World of Beer, and more. The 1,081,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts five full-service restaurants and 11 fast food restaurants.

Galleria at Sunset is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thanksgiving the hours are 6 p.m. to midnight and on Friday, November 24 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call 702-434-0087 or visit galleriaatsunset.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Galleria at Sunset information via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Galleria at Sunset is co-owned by Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. and managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. a NYSE-listed national real estate company.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Square Las Vegas, Nov. 11

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN SQUARE LAS VEGAS, NOV. 11
Clint Holmes, “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” and Nevada Ballet Theatre to perform before the holiday parade

 

Santa Claus will not be the only star at Town Square Las Vegas’ annual holiday parade on Friday, Nov. 11. Clint Holmes, “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” and performers from Nevada Ballet Theatre will take center stage next to Santa’s House in Town Square Park before the start of the parade. Performances will begin at 5:30 p.m. with “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” followed by Nevada Ballet Theatre at 6 p.m. and Clint Holmes at 6:30 p.m. Santa’s arrival parade will start at 7 p.m. at The Green near Yard House and end at Santa’s house.

 

Clint Holmes is the star of “Clint Holmes: Between The Lines” at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. The show is the latest addition to The Palazzo Theatre and is a sonic tour de force that illustrates ties between the artist, song and inspiration for Holmes and his band. “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” at The Palazzo® is a new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann.

 

Following the parade, Santa will light the 45-foot Christmas tree in Town Square Park and snow will begin to fall. Children can take photos with Santa Claus inside his Norman Rockwell-inspired house immediately following the tree lighting.

 

Photo reservations are required to see Santa after Friday, Nov. 11 and can be made online at www.TownSquareSanta.com. Photo appointments will begin on Saturday, Nov. 12 and will run through Friday, Dec. 23. A $20 deposit is required at the time of booking and will be applied toward photo purchase. Photos on Saturday, Dec. 24 will be walk-ins only and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

This year, Town Square Las Vegas has partnered with Criss Angel’s foundation for pediatric cancer. Guests are able to donate to the nonprofit when booking their Santa Claus photos online. Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation raises awareness for pediatric cancer and provides funds for research, treatment and ultimately a cure.

 

Town Square Las Vegas will continue its holiday tradition of fun events for the whole family. Highlights include:

 

Snow in the Square

Friday Nov. 11– Friday, Dec. 23

Town Square will spread holiday cheer in the form of snowflakes at Town Square Park. Snow in the Square shows are scheduled Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to traditional holiday tunes.

 

Photos with Santa Claus

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Dec. 24

Children of all ages are invited inside Santa’s Norman Rockwell inspired house in Town Square Park for photos to help make this holiday season a memory that will last forever. Santa breaks for milk and cookies Monday – Saturday from 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m. as well as Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. Reservations are required to see Santa from Nov. 12 – Dec. 23. Reservations can be made at www.TownSquareSanta.com. Photos on Dec. 24 will be walk-ins only and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Claus & Paws Pet Photos

Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Wednesday, Dec. 21

Town Square visitors are invited to bring their four-legged friends to Santa’s house for a photo with Santa and treats every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The center requests that guests limit their pet photos to dogs and cats only. Reservations are required by visiting www.TownSquareSanta.com.

 

Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Thursday, Dec. 22

Every Thursday night before Snow in the Square visit Town Square Park for entertaining community concerts. Local elementary through high school students will spread holiday cheer and will take center stage to perform harmonies ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals.

 

Noon Year’s Eve

Saturday, Dec. 31

Families are invited to celebrate the New Year at Town Square during Noon Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park and will include an inflatable slide and rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A DJ from 98.5 KLUC will provide a fun-filled count down and dance party music before toasting the Noon Year with flavorful juice boxes.

 

 

 

About Town Square Las Vegas:

Town Square Las Vegas is a 1.2 million square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment center located just south of the iconic Las Vegas Strip featuring more than 120 stores, 24 restaurants, Whole Foods Market, office space and multiple entertainment venues. Guests can visit a variety of stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Apple, H&M, Banana Republic, The Container Store, Sephora and M·A·C Cosmetics. Town Square’s dining venues include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Yard House, Texas de Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Miller’s Ale House, Bonefish Grill, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and more. Town Square offers a variety of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy including GameWorks, which boasts a 37,000-square-foot arcade game floor, an eight-lane bowling alley and an eSports Arena. Patrons can catch a movie at AMC Town Square 18 or bring the family to the Children’s Park located right in the center of Town Square.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 702.269.5000 or visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Town Square Las Vegas news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. a NYSE-listed national real estate company.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Square Las Vegas, Nov. 11

 

town square las vegas

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN SQUARE LAS VEGAS, NOV.11

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa’s Arrival Parade, holiday photos, and nightly snowfalls

Santa photo reservations begin Oct. 15

 

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Kick off the holiday season at Town Square Las Vegas with a festive parade for Santa Claus’ arrival on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Before the parade, enjoy live performances from The Nevada Ballet Theatre and “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” beginning at 5:30 p.m. “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” at The Palazzo® Las Vegas is a new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann.

 

Following the parade, Santa will light the 45-foot Christmas tree at Town Square Park and snow will begin to fall. Children can take photos with Santa Claus inside his Norman Rockwell inspired house immediately following the tree lighting.

 

Photo reservations are required to see Santa and can be made online at www.TownSquareSanta.com beginning on Saturday, Oct. 15. Photo appointments will begin on Saturday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Dec. 23. A $20 deposit is required at time of booking and will be applied toward photo purchase. Photos on Saturday, Dec. 24 will be walk-ups only and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

This year, Town Square Las Vegas has partnered with the Criss Angel’s Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Guests are able to donate to the nonprofit when booking their Santa Claus photos online. Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation (JDS) raises awareness for pediatric cancer and provides funds for research, treatment and ultimately a cure.

 

Town Square Las Vegas will continue its holiday tradition of fun events for the whole family. Highlights include:

 

Santa’s Arrival Parade
Friday, Nov. 11
Spectators are invited to watch Santa’s Arrival Parade on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The parade will start at The Green near Yard House and end at Santa’s house in Town Square Park.

 

Snow in the Square
Friday Nov. 11– Friday, Dec. 23
Town Square will spread holiday cheer in the form of snowflakes at Town Square Park. Snow in the Square shows are scheduled Monday – Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday at 7 and 8 p.m. Each show lasts 10 minutes and is choreographed to traditional holiday tunes.

 

Photos with Santa Claus
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Dec. 24
Children of all ages are invited inside Santa’s Norman Rockwell inspired house in Town Square Park for photos to help make this holiday season a memory that will last forever. Santa breaks for milk and cookies Monday – Saturday from 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m. as well as Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. Reservations are required to see Santa from Nov. 12 – Dec. 23. Reservations can be made starting Oct. 15 at www.TownSquareSanta.com. Photos on Dec. 24 will be walk-ups only and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Claus & Paws Pet Photos
Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Wednesday, Dec. 21
Town Square visitors are invited to bring their four-legged friends to Santa’s house for a photo with Santa and treats every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The center requests guests limit their pet photos to dogs and cats only. Reservations are required by visiting www.TownSquareSanta.com.

 

Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts
Thursday, Nov. 17 – Thursday, Dec. 22
Every Thursday night before Snow in the Square visit Town Square Park for entertaining community concerts. Local elementary through high school students will spread holiday cheer and take center stage to perform harmonies ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals.

 

Noon Year’s Eve
Saturday, Dec. 31
Families are invited to celebrate the New Year at Town Square during Noon Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park and will include an inflatable slide and rock wall, bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A DJ from 98.5 KLUC will provide a fun-filled count down and dance party music before toasting the Noon Year with flavorful juice boxes.

 

 

 

About Town Square Las Vegas:
Town Square Las Vegas is a 1.2 million square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment center located just south of the iconic Las Vegas Strip featuring more than 120 stores, 24 restaurants, Whole Foods Market, office space and multiple entertainment venues. Guests can visit a variety of stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Apple, H&M, Banana Republic, The Container Store, Sephora and M·A·C Cosmetics. Town Square’s dining venues include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Yard House, Texas de Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Miller’s Ale House, Bonefish Grill and more. Town Square offers a variety of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy including GameWorks, which boasts a 37,000-square-foot arcade game floor, an eight-lane bowling alley and an eSports Arena. Patrons can catch a movie at AMC Town Square 18 or bring the family to the Children’s Park located right in the center of Town Square.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 702.269.5000 or visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Town Square Las Vegas news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. a NYSE-listed national real estate company.

Recap: Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Kick off Holiday Season with Ride on VooDoo Zip Line at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Dec. 1

VOODOO ZIP LINERIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO

 

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To kick off the holiday season, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus traded in their sleigh for a ride on VooDoo Zip Line at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Monday, Dec. 1. Before they zipped the Strip, Santa spread some holiday cheer by handing out candy canes to guests at the attraction. Following, the jolly duo soared down the zip line nearly 500 feet above the city while waving at onlookers.

 

“The first thing we wanted to do when we got here from the North Pole was ride VooDoo Zip Line,” said Santa. “It was thrilling. It’s our favorite thing to do in the city.”

 

About VooDoo Zip Line
Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line is an over-the-top, adrenaline-rushing, thrill ride at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The one-of-a-kind attraction features the best views of the city, boasting a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges as guests soar more almost 500 feet above the ground. For more information, visit www.VooDooZipLine.com.

 

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Dive into the Holiday Season with Santa Claus at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium

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Dive into the Holiday Season with Santa Claus
at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium

Santa Jaws to Make Special “Shipwrecked” Appearance

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WHAT: Santa is making his list and checking it twice, finding naughty sharks, a rare Komodo Dragon and OD the green sea turtle in his sight. Throughout the month of December, children can share their last-minute wishes with Mr. Claus in the Aquarium’s shipwreck exhibit. With each paid admission, children 12 and under will receive a complimentary candy cane and a photograph with Santa to remember this unique holiday experience. Jolly St. Nick will be joined by a very large and toothy holiday helper – Santa Jaws. Throughout the day, Santa Jaws will happily “swim” by to join the kiddies for a photo.

Shark Reef Aquarium admission is $18 for adults and $12 for children; kids four and under are free. Discounts are available for Nevada residents with valid I.D. Event is included for all Annual Pass holders.

WHERE:
Shark Reef Aquarium

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

WHEN:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15
Saturday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 24

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Santa Thanks Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition for RMS Letter Boxes

The holiday icon, Santa Claus, visited Las Vegas a little early this year and was sighted at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino, Saturday, December 15. Santa began as all guests do, by receiving a boarding pass with the story of a real Titanic passenger and touring the galleries to learn more about the Ship’s journey 100 years ago. He spent most of his time on The Grand Staircase chatting with children, listening to their Christmas wishes and taking keepsake photos. As a reminder for guests to stay on his “nice” list, he spent a little time in the gift shop checking out the coal supply; a fun stocking stuffer and the only artifact available to purchase.

Santa visited to thank The Exhibition for its help this holiday season. To celebrate the heritage of RMS Titanic as a Royal Mail Ship, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has placed letter drop boxes at all Yogurtland locations throughout the city as well as one in front of The Exhibition to collect letters for Santa through Christmas Eve and help him deliver personal replies.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: NEW YORK-NEW YORK PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK’




SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN:
 NEW YORK-NEW YORK PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK’

New York New York Hotel & Casinowill deck The Broadway Theater’s halls as it welcomes the family-friendly holiday show “Christmas in New York.” This limited-time holiday engagement is now open and will run through Dec. 30, 2012, nightly at 7:00 p.m. and selected afternoons at 4:00 p.m. (dark Mondays).

“The holidays are quite magical everywhere and we are thrilled to be bringing a fabulous Christmas show to Las Vegas,” says executive producer David King. “This production is perfect for the entire family. Featuring the season’s most famous songs, the delightful and enchanting production includes glittering holiday costumes, the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus.”

Audiences will be treated to joyful renditions of their favorite holiday hits including “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” among other merry Broadway songs that transport audiences to the heart of the city that never sleeps.

Tickets for “Christmas in New York” start at $49.95 each, plus tax and service charges. Tickets are now on sale at the New York-New York box office. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call New York-New York at (866) 606-7111 or (702) 740-6969. Tickets also are available for purchase at newyorknewyork.com. Discounts for children and family groups are available.

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Spirit Productions:
Spirit Productions is one of the most successful theatrical production companies in the world today.  Executive producer, British-born David King, heads  the company, which has more than 20 hit shows touring the world. Its flagship show, “Spirit of the Dance” has received nine global awards and has been seen by more than 30 million people worldwide. Spirit Productions provides a unique portfolio of shows to theaters, casinos and corporate events across the country and worldwide.

Las Vegas Laser and Lipo Hosts Holiday Beauty Celebration

Las Vegas Laser and Lipo Hosts Holiday Beauty Celebration
Featuring Complimentary Consultations and Prizes

Whether You Look Naughty or Nice, Celebrate the Holidays and
Enter to Win Prizes on Nov. 8

Tis the season to celebrate! Las Vegas Laser and Lipo will host a Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 -7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy refreshments, prize drawings and a special presentation on beauty treatments.

“The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone and we wanted to host a night of pampering and fun for our guests,” says Edward Zimmerman, M.D., founder of Las Vegas Laser and Lipo.

Dr. Zimmerman will make a special appearance as Santa Claus or Hanukkah Joe. In addition, trained aestheticians and Staff (the ‘Z’ Girls and Rick) will be on-hand to offer beauty tips, Glo Mineral Makeup consultations and schedule cosmetic and skin treatments.

Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. For more information and to RSVP please call (702) 360-6686.

Additionally, patients can receive a complimentary Skinceuticals Micropeel when they schedule any procedure through Nov. 30. Micropeel may only be redeemed after a procedure has been performed. Patients can also add PRP (their own Platelet Rich Plasma containing concentrated recovery and growth factors) to any procedure for 50 percent off the original price, a savings of up to $400.

Dr. Zimmerman and his staff perform all procedures in a state-licensed, nationally accredited, office-based surgical facility featuring state-of-the-art technology.

About Las Vegas Laser and Lipo
Founded in 2009 by Dr. Edward Zimmerman, Las Vegas Laser and Lipo was designed to be a center of excellence for aesthetic rejuvenation. A wide variety of anti-aging and aesthetic procedures are offered in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment. The 8,000 square-foot, state licensed, IMQ nationally accredited, office based surgical facility features state-of-the-art technology and the latest in medical equipment and staff training for the upmost safety and comfort of patients. Dr. Zimmerman and his staff specialize in minimally invasive and noninvasive laser and liposuction procedures to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.

Dr. Zimmerman graduated with departmental honors in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University, holds a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University and received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. Committed to excellence in medicine and patient care, Dr. Z, as his patients refer to him, has cared for the cosmetic needs of Las Vegas clients for over 15 years. Some of his awards include “Best of Las Vegas” for cosmetic surgery in 2009; America’s Top Surgeons-2010 and 2012 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, and PSP “Top Doc” in 2010 and 2011. His office has been acclaimed for Excellent Customer Care by CMUS Talk of the Town – 2010, 2011, 2012. Additionally, he has served as the President of the American Board of Laser Surgery since 2007 and was just elected to the 2013 Board of Trustees for the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Las Vegas Laser and Lipo is located at 8930 W. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148. To learn more about Las Vegas Laser and Lipo visit www.zimmermanmd.com

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Silverton Casino Hotel offers unique environment for family photos with Santa

 

Silverton Casino Hotel offers unique environment for family photos with Santa

 

WHO:
Silverton Casino Hotel

WHAT:
Silverton Casino Hotel is spicing up the holiday season again by putting Santa Claus in a whole new environment…the resort’s 117,000 – gallon aquarium!

The underwater Santa will be posing in his new environment the first few weekends in December, offering guests and families around the valley a chance to get creative with their yearly Christmas photos.

WHEN:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day
Saturday, Dec. 3 and Suday, Dec. 4
Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11
Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18
Saturday, Dec. 24

WHERE:
Silverton Casino Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse and Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina. In addition to the 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with over 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, an intimate poker room and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearchâ 2008 awards. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com

 

Get in the Spirit with the “MonteLago Christmas Village” Holiday Celebration

 

Get in the Spirit with the “MonteLago Christmas Village” Holiday Celebration 

The annual tree lighting ceremony kicks off ‘A One-of-a-Kind Holiday Experience’

 

WHAT:
The Village Lake Las Vegas spreads joy this holiday season with fun and festive events, beginning with the tree lighting ceremony. Get in the holiday spirit at the annual event featuring strolling carolers, Santa and his elves, games, raffles and much more.

Sin City Opera will make a special appearance to perform a contemporary, Holiday concert and guests can enjoy ice skating on the lake’s floating rink and guests can get a move on holiday shopping in The Village’s plethora of unique retail outlets.

The Village will also be collecting toys throughout the holiday season which will be donated to Help of Southern Nevada.

HOLIDAY EVENT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011
12 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Ice Skating Rink open*
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Santa Claus & his elves
5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Las Vegas Ice Center presents a figure skating show
5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Sin City Opera holiday performance of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Holiday Concert featuring contemporary holiday songs

 

Friday, Dec. 2
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. – The Spirits of Christmas Cocktail Walk- pick up your free Spirits of Christmas Scorecard at Casino MonteLago to begin a delightful journey tasting specialty Holiday Cocktails. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 3
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus & his elves
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Strolling carolers from the Sin City Opera
9 p.m. – Holiday Fireworks Show

 

Friday, Dec. 9
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. – The Spirits of Christmas Cocktail Walk- pick up your free Spirits of Christmas Scorecard at Casino MonteLago to begin a delightful journey tasting specialty Holiday Cocktails. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 10
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus & his elves
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Strolling carolers from the Sin City Opera

 

Sunday, Dec. 11
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Free Children’s Holiday Cookie Decorating

 

Saturday, Dec. 17
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus & his elves
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Strolling carolers from the Sin City Opera

 

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Sin City Opera Holiday performance of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as classic holiday songs and other performances

 

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Sin City Opera Holiday performance of Twas the Night Before Christmas, as well as classic holiday songs, Handel’s Messiah Sing-a-Long and other performances

 

Saturday, Dec. 24
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Santa Claus & his elves
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Strolling carolers from the Sin City Opera

 

Toy donations will be accepted daily at Casino MonteLago. Bring an unwrapped toy or gift card to the designated drop off areas to support Help of Southern Nevada.

 

*The Ice Rink season runs from Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 until Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

 

COST:
Enjoyment of the tree lighting ceremony and holiday entertainment is free and open to the public of all ages. Ice Skating is $15 per adult and $12 per child.

 

WHERE:
The Village Lake Las Vegas
15 Costa di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011