Downtown Summerlin is pleased to announce the return of the second annual holiday parade that will debut at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Immediately following the parade, guests are invited to watch the inaugural tree lighting ceremony that will include U.S.A. BMX gold medalist, Connor Fields as he kicks-off the holiday season.
The event also marks the arrival of Santa Claus and other special guests including holiday pop-up performances courtesy of Nevada Ballet Theatre.
The parade takes place nightly at 6 p.m. for 17 nights: Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10 and nightly Dec. 16 – 24. This must-attend holiday event occurs in the streets on Park Centre Drive and offers a magical family-friendly spectacle of floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses and princes, nutcrackers, dancers and holiday music. Also parading through the streets are characters such as penguins, polar bears and reindeer. All shows are free and open to the general public.
“The holiday parade is back and better than ever,” says Andrew Ciarrocchi, Senior General Manager of Downtown Summerlin. “In a city where entertainment reigns, we are thrilled to provide this high quality, festive experience for all to enjoy.”
Santa Claus is Coming to Town:
Downtown Summerlin boasts a Santa set sure to please. With a new location in Macy’s Promenade, sponsored by Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, the Winter Wonderland-themed set is back for another year of magical photos and meet-and-greets with the Big Man himself. Packages start at just $22.00 and are available Nov. 18 through December 24.
Downtown Summerlin is a pet-friendly destination and will offer photos with your four-legged, furry friends on Tuesdays from Nov. 22 – Dec. 20 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Summerlin’s premier ice skating rink – Rock Rink – located near the Pavilion on The Lawn, returns for another year of family fun. Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, highlights include multi-colored light shows with music every hour from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly, and a bird’s eye view of an impressive 30-foot holiday tree that overlooks the rink.
Skate nightly starting Nov. 11 through mid-January from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. All ages are welcome. Skate rentals start at $15.00. *Rock Rink will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during school holidays.
Chanukah, The Downtown Summerlin Way:
To celebrate Chanukah in style, Downtown Summerlin will host four nights of different activities starting with the lighting of the Menorah on Dec. 26 at 5:30pm. The destination has once again partnered with the Jewish Community Center which will host evening festivities Dec. 26 – Dec. 29, including a Chabad Chanukah lighting, family skate night and the Ultimate Challenge for adults.
“Downtown Summerlin has pioneered the concept of off-Strip Chanukah celebrations,” said Ciarrocchi. “This year’s festivities, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, will once again provide strong, celebratory offerings to the Jewish community in Las Vegas.”
Once your shopping is complete, stay and dine at the bevy of eateries and restaurants available for a palate pleasing feast. Center favorites include Fogo de Chão, Shake Shack, Maggiano’s Little Italy, CRAVE, Public School 702, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. N-O-M!
Downtown Summerlin Gift Cards:
Give the gift that keeps on giving! Downtown Summerlin gift cards are the perfect one-stop-shop for the hard-to-please. Pick one up today at Concierge, located under the breezeway at ONE Summerlin. Cards are accepted at all Downtown Summerlin restaurants and boutiques that accept MasterCard. Talk about easy gifting!
For more on Downtown Summerlin’s holiday events and offerings, visit http://www.downtownsummerlin.com/.