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Holiday Happenings

  • Las Vegas area offers sleighful of ongoing holiday events

    December 18, 2009

    From reindeer rides and visits with Santa to viewing Christmas displays and holiday cactus light shows, Las Vegas Valley residents have a stocking full of choices for holiday fun. Most of the following community events are on-going through Christmas week throughout the area.

  • Thousands of guests gather Saturday at the Villaggio Del Sole outdoor events piazza for the lighting of the Christmas tree at the M Resort.

    M Resort dedicates grand Christmas tree to less fortunate

    December 12, 2009

    For the Nye family, moving to Henderson from Maryland meant Christmas was going to be different this year. While that may mean no snow, they did get to enjoy some of the perks of living in the land of hotel-casinos. Saturday night they saw the lighting of the M Resort’s Christmas tree, billed as the largest non-living Christmas tree in the nation.

  • M Resort's 2009 Christmas tree stands 109-feet tall, making it the tallest cut Christmas tree in the country, M Resort execs contend. The largest living, non-cut Christmas tree is in Coeur d'Alene Resort in Idaho and stands 161-feet tall.

    M Resort ends up with nation’s biggest cut Christmas tree

    December 12, 2009

    Every family has its holiday traditions, but none may be as stressful as picking out the perfect Christmas tree. Families can spend an entire day wandering tree lots in the cold to find the one that’s just right. Either that or they throw in the towel and settle for an artificial tree.

  • Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen (right of center) celebrates with Santa Claus and guests after lighting the Christmas tree Friday night at the 2009 WinterFest celebration at the Henderson Events Plaza.

    Henderson kicks off holiday season with tree-lighting

    December 11, 2009

    A crowd gathered around Santa Claus and Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen Friday night for the lighting of the city’s 30-foot-tall Christmas tree in downtown Henderson. The tree was decorated with white lights, and silver and gold ornaments. Despite cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s, hundreds of people came to Friday’s event.

  • Guide to community holiday events in Las Vegas

    Guide to community holiday events in Las Vegas

    December 11, 2009

    There is a plethora of holiday fun in the Valley, from menorah lightings to caroling to sleigh rides. Find the perfect activity to compliment your family's holiday plans.