Have A Holly Jolly Experience at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas This Holiday Season



This holiday season Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will be merry and bright! Guests will get the ultimate holiday treatment as the famed attraction brings an array of jolly offerings for them to enjoy this season. Now through Dec. 31, the attraction will be decked with dazzling decorations and merry music, while hosting Christmas movies, specialty cocktails and more to bring cheer to guests and fans alike. To further get into the holiday spirit, the destination will open its doors to local charity organizations for a week of giving and holiday fun.


Please see below for all the cheerful happenings this holiday season.

Holiday joy starts with everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, “The Polar Express” as Madame Tussauds transforms their 4D theater into THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience®. Guests will be welcomed to an experience they will never forget as the holiday classic is brought to life through a multi-sensory journey featuring outstanding effects both on-screen and in theater, allowing guests to experience the magic in a whole new way. To see a trailer and images from the famed film, please click here.


A Holiday Toast
At The Hangover Bar, guests will have the chance to re-create a scene from the famed movie “The Hangover,” but in true holiday fashion. Madame Tussauds will offer unique twists on holiday flavors for all to enjoy. With the Candy Apple Shot, the Peppermint Martini, and the Drunk Jack Frosty, which will also be offered as the Jack Frosty, a non-alcoholic option so the whole family can enjoy, The Hangover Bar will be the perfect destination to toast to the holiday season. For images of the holiday cocktails, please click here.


Holiday Wax Hands
To bring the holiday experience home, Madame Tussauds will transform the wax hand station to become the ultimate holiday decorating destination. Guests and families alike will have the chance to create wax hand souvenirs but with a cheerful twist. From candy cane stripes to glitter and tinsel décor, guests will create the perfect holiday decoration to commemorate their joyful visit to the famed attraction.


A Week of Giving
As a way to give back to the local community, Madame Tussauds will welcome children, families and guests from Sunshine Nevada Organization and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to the attraction for an unforgettable, complimentary experience kicking off Monday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 13.


This holiday season spend time with family and friends by creating a unique memory together. Head to Madame Tussauds and create a new holiday tradition!



Madame Tussauds delivers the ultimate fame experience.


With more than 24 unique locations around the globe and a 250+ year history, Madame Tussauds has brought to life thousands of celebs, stars and heroes – in mind-blowingly accurate detail – giving visitors the chance to interact with their favorite stars creating an otherwise impossible moment.

To learn more about the holiday offerings, visit https://www.madametussauds.com/las-vegas/en/

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the ultimate adult playground located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. New for 2019, fans can meet GRAMMY Award-Winning artist Drake’s figure in his fully interactive set giving a nod to the popular video “Hotline Bling.” For more information, visit the website at  madametussauds.com/lasvegas/, on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram.

Mondays Dark Turns Five! Dec. 17 Party Celebrates 2018 Charities, Announces 2019 Charities — MD will raise $1 Million in 2019 for Nonprofits


Mondays Dark Turns Five!
December 17
Party celebrates 2018 beneficiaries, announces 2019 charities
 Mondays Dark to hit $1 million raised for charity next year


It’s time for cheers, charity and fun for the fifth anniversary celebration of Mondays Dark, the twice-monthly celebrity-driven variety show benefitting local nonprofit organizations. With 42 charities under one roof, the anniversary party has become one of the largest philanthropic events of the year. It happens Monday, Dec. 17 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Guests will enjoy a stellar night with some of Las Vegas’ top entertainers who will be announced in the coming weeks. Festivities also will include a live and silent auction with art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry and other great prizes, and the reveal of the 21 Mondays Dark beneficiaries for 2019.


“I can’t believe Mondays Dark is five years old. I love our year-end celebration which brings all of our partners together as well as our new ones for next year ‒ 42 local groups celebrating each other under one roof.  It’s a cool party,” said Mark Shunock, entertainer and philanthropist who founded Mondays Dark. “In 2019, we’ll hit the $1 million mark in funds raised, and this is something our team is extremely proud of.”


The Mondays Dark 2018 lineup included: WHY Ranch/White Horse Youth Ranch Foundation, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Miracle Flights, Baby’s Bounty, Tyler Robinson Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada, New Vista, Positively Arts Foundation, Speedway Children’s Charities, Forgotten Not Gone, Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, Sin City Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, Leaders in Training, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada,  Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, Officer Down, Adam’s Place, Yellow Pants Project, Children’s Heart Foundation, and Las Vegas Firefighter Youth Hockey.


Doors for the Mondays Dark fifth anniversary party open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40 per person. There are also seven VIP Box Suites available at $1,500 for 12 people including food and cocktails. The Hard Rock is located at 4455 Paradise Rd. Tickets are available at www.MondaysDark.com.


Shunock developed the idea to give back to the community and support local charities with Mondays Dark in 2013 when he was starring in the hit Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” He enlisted some of his entertainment friends to help, and Mondays Dark was born. The popularity and reach of the fundraisers has continued to grow with charities and performers eager to be involved. By year’s end, 80 nonprofits will have been helped.


Mondays Dark was named “Best of the City” from Vegas Seven in 2014 and “Best of Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly the following year. In addition, Shunock received the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year and was named Best Philanthropist from “Best of Las Vegas” and the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Impact Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter for Mondays Dark.


About Mondays Dark and The Space
Mondays Dark was founded in November 2013 by entertainer and philanthropist Mark Shunock, who currently can be seen as the emcee for “Magic Mike Live” and the in-arena host for the Vegas Golden Knights. He wanted to provide the community with a sizzling mix of entertainment, music and comedy while supporting the many charities in Southern Nevada. To date, the 501(c)3 organization has raised more than $800,000 for local nonprofits, one event at a time, one ticket at a time. With the opening of The Space arts complex in 2016 by Shunock, Mondays Dark found a permanent home and opened the door to a wide variety of additional community outreach to Las Vegas – from local productions to children’s workshops, from targeted fundraisers to Mondays Dark events, and from fashion shows to weddings. Quickly earning a reputation for hip and intimate experiences, The Space features a 3,000-square-foot raw performance space, black box theater, two rehearsal studios, podcast/recording studio, and a vintage piano bar and lounge. It is located at 3460 Cavaretta Court off of Polaris Ave. just north of Harmon Ave. For additional information on Mondays Dark, including updates on The Space, programming and charitable events, visit www.MondaysDark.com or www.TheSpaceLV.com or connect via Instagram @MondaysDark, Twitter @Mondays_Dark or Facebook at www.facebook.com/MondaysDarkLasVegas.

The Venetian and The Palazzo, Powered by Sands Cares, Make a $25,000 Donation to ‘Mondays Dark’




Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Las Vegas Sands Corp., is donating $25,000 to help fund the operating costs of local philanthropic organization, Mondays Dark.

Twice a month, Mondays Dark gathers an eclectic cast of guests, including stars from Hollywood and the Las Vegas Strip, musical acts, comedians, athletes, and the occasional celebrity chef, for 90 minutes of conversation, entertainment, and plenty of laughs – with a mission is to raise $10,000 per performance for a rotating roster of Las Vegas charities. The $20 variety show has become one of the hottest tickets in town and the list of charities waiting to partner with Mondays Dark continues to grow. Since 2013, the ongoing program has partnered with more than 50 local charities, raising more than $500,000.

“By helping to fund their operating costs, we can ensure that 100 percent of funds raised at each performance can go to Las Vegas charities,” said Stephanie Stanton, director of Sands Cares. “Through this donation, we want to help Mondays Dark run with virtually no expenses.”

The donation will be ceremoniously presented by the cast of “BAZ – A Musical Mash Up” at an upcoming show.

“When I moved to Vegas to open Rock of Ages, The Venetian was essentially my home for three years. I had the time of my life performing there and became great friends with many who work there,” said Mark Shunock, founder of Mondays Dark and The Space. “It’s an honor to have Sands Cares recognize Mondays Dark and the work we are doing in the community. To have them on our team is something I don’t take lightly. It means the world to me and I’m so grateful for their support.”

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a deep and longstanding commitment to giving back to not only our community, but integrates philanthropic work worldwide with the help of priceless donations, such as countless hours of Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support.

“Not only does this donation support the Las Vegas arts community, it also a nonprofit that is ‘paying it forward’ by fundraising for other nonprofits,” continued Stanton. “This is a great example of an organization that has found a way to serve multiple audiences and is a win/win for everybody.”

Upcoming partner charities include St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (February); Miracle Flights and Baby’s Bounty (March); Tyler Robinson Foundation and HELP of Southern Nevada (April); and New Vista and Positively Arts Foundation (May).

Sands Cares also donated theatre and staging equipment to help the organization create The Space, a Las Vegas community-driven charity-based arts complex, and home to Mondays Dark.



Green Valley Ranch Resort to Celebrate the Holidays with its All-New Winter’s Village Ice Rink Experience and Getaway Hotel Packages


Green Valley Ranch Resort to Celebrate the Holidays with its All-New Winter’s Village Ice Rink Experience and Getaway Hotel Packages

Henderson destination offers first-ever winter wonderland
experience benefiting St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Green Valley Ranch Resort will celebrate the holiday season with its all-new Winter’s Village experience. The AAA Four Diamond rated Henderson destination will soon transform its outdoor amphitheater located in the backyard pool area into a winter wonderland for the entire family. Just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, the winter-like atmosphere will allow guests to deck the halls with a spectacular outdoor real ice rink and holiday-inspired activities for a limited time from Nov. 24 to Jan. 7. The Resort will also offer amazing hotel packages complete with the Winter’s Village experience – perfect for any holiday celebration or vacation getaway.

Giving Back for the Holiday Season

A portion of the proceeds from Winter’s Village will be donated to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a local non-profit that provides housing, nurturing, support programs and love for abused and neglected children in Nevada. Additionally, all of the children at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will enjoy a day at Winter’s Village during their school Winter break.

Winter’s Village at Green Valley Ranch Resort

Winter’s Village at Green Valley Ranch Resort is the perfect destination to create holiday traditions and make holiday memories with family and friends to cherish for years to come. Upon entering into the Backyard at Green Valley Ranch Resort, guests will be welcomed with over 60 beautifully-decorated trees adorned with thousands of white lights and holiday music providing a magical backdrop. Winter’s Village will feature a 6,000 square-foot rink complete with real ice and stunning views of the Las Vegas skyline.

“Saturdays with Santa” will be offered from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. every Saturday through December 23.  Visits with Santa will be free, and photos will Santa will be at an additional charge.

To complement the experience, Winter’s Village will also serve up hot cocoa, warm apple cider and an assortment of holiday treats courtesy of the resort’s Executive Pastry Chef Joseph Passalacqua, available for purchase. Highlights include polar bear pretzels, wonderland cupcakes, snowy cake pops, and to top it off fire pit s’mores featuring gourmet chocolate, graham crackers, choice of marshmallow, and roasting sticks. In addition, guests looking for “to go” delights can do so with Gingerbread houses that can be decorated at home.

The all-new experience will be open daily Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with tickets (including skate rentals) available at the rink at $20 per person. There will be extended winter school break hours beginning December 23 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily and a calendar of events with additional information are available at wintersvillage.com.

Holiday-Inspired Hotel Packages

Attracting locals and tourists alike, Green Valley Ranch Resort is pulling out all the stops to create fun and festive holiday packages this holiday season. Whether guests are looking for a luxurious winter-like experience or an indulgent staycation, the Henderson resort is the perfect getaway this holiday season. Signature packages include:


  • The Stay, Sip & Skate features a minimum two (2) night stay; four (4) Winter’s Village ice rink passes; and $50 beverage credit at Winter’s Village (Offer code: STAYSIPSKATE).
  • The Ice Ice Baby features a minimum two (2) night stay; two (2) Winter’s Village ice rink passes; and $150 credit towards Green Valley Ranch signature 50-minute couples massage (Offer code: ICEICEBABY).
  • The GVR Generations features a minimum two (2) night stay; four (4) Winter’s Village ice rink passes; gingerbread house to decorate; and buy one hour get one hour free at Kids Quest per child (Offer code: GVRGENERATIONS).

To learn more about Green Valley Ranch Resort, please call 702.617.7777 or visit www.greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.

The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Green Valley Ranch Resort offers an array of luxury amenities and an elevated level of service for locals and tourists alike. Green Valley Ranch Resort boasts nearly 500 guest rooms and suites; over 69,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the 17,000-square foot Grand Ballroom; an award-winning 35,000-square-foot spa; an 8-acre backyard pool area; a Regal Cinemas movie theater; a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis; Pizza Rock by 12-time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani; Clique Hospitality restaurants including Borracha and Bottiglia; as well as a full array of gaming offerings including a race and sports book, poker room, slot and video poker machines, table games and a bingo room. The resort is located at 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, Nev. 89052. To learn more about Green Valley Ranch Resort, please call 702.617.7777 or visit https://greenvalleyranch.sclv.com/.