A truly festive celebration hit the Las Vegas Strip tonight as Holiday at The Park kicked off its second year of seasonal fun.
An indoor-and-outdoor entertainment destination that neighbors T-Mobile Arena, The Park’s annual tradition is now open to the public and will be welcoming guests of all ages through January 7. Featuring an 80-foot Silver Fir tree, daily visits from Santa Claus, an ice skating rink and a holiday shopping and dining village, Holiday at The Park has made its mark as a must-see event in Las Vegas.
An exciting opening ceremony took place outside T-Mobile Arena this evening to officially ring in Holiday at The Park. With a backdrop of ice skaters, chalets and holiday treats, Vegas Golden Knights’ in-Arena host Mark Shunock introduced performances from The Mirage’s newest headliner Matt Goss and the Las Vegas Academy Choir. Before the magnificent tree was lit, Cynthia Kiser Murphy, president & COO of New York-New York, welcomed the crowd, rejoicing in community and noting the wonder of the holidays. Finally, Santa Claus came to town, showing up like a Vegas VIP in a silver Escalade. Then a countdown commenced on T-Mobile Arena’s giant mesh screen and the tree was officially aglow.
All season long, Holiday at The Park will host ice skating for $15 or 2-for-1 pricing for locals, as well as a printed photo with Santa Claus for $25. Guests can get into the holiday spirit with specialty chalets including Hershey’s, featuring a s’mores station; Dapper Donuts, serving up fresh mini donuts; Spa 2 Go, selling spa products; and Spin Art, displaying a local artist’s works made from spray paint.
Every week, special events will take place at Holiday at The Park. Except for game and concert nights, T-Mobile Arena will play classic holiday movies outdoors on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 5 p.m. Visitors also can enjoy DJ Skate nights on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as a Wednesday night concert series.
Holiday at The Park’s festivities, ice skating, and shopping are now open daily to the public until January 7, 2018. Visit the website for more information and hours of operation.
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Throughout the world, beautiful and engaging public spaces have become a trademark of the finest cities and Las Vegas is no exception. MGM Resorts has re-imagined the traditional pedestrian experience by creating a dynamic destination located just off the famed Las Vegas Strip. Whether you’re looking for a spot to gather with friends or to grab a quick bite before an epic show, The Park and T-Mobile Arena offer something for everyone. Discover the energy and excitement of Las Vegas’ newest must-see neighborhood.
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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife, and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 27 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Macau, and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®.
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