Magical Forest Celebrates 25 Years of Spreading Holiday Cheer with Tree Lighting Nov. 25

Magical Forest Celebrates 25 Years of Spreading Holiday Cheer with Tree Lighting Nov. 25
For 25 years, the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village has been Las Vegas’ most cherished, and now the longest running, holiday tradition. 

The beloved event will kick off its 25th anniversary season and 2016 festivities with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, illuminating the winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights as the switch is flipped by Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Special guests will be in attendance, including Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who will make their grand entrance courtesy of Papillon Helicopters. The Strip’s famed doo-wop group, Human Nature, and Lorena Peril of ‘Fantasy’ at the Luxor will take the stage to regale guests with Christmas carols and other musical merriment.

Fun for all ages, a variety of family-friendly attractions can be found at Magical Forest with the Forest Express passenger train and depot, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, the all-new Avalanche Slide, Rudolph’s Raceway, Rod’s Mini Golf, the Ethel M Candy Cabin and photo opportunities with Santa and his Elves in the Workshop.


  • Santa Claus
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Mayor Carolyn Goodman
  • Human Nature
  • Lorena Peril of ‘Fantasy’ at the Luxor
  • Opportunity Village executives and staff
  • OVIPs
  • Papillon Helicopters


  • Friday, Nov. 25
  • Reception begins at 5 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.


Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest
6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

The Magical Forest is open every night from Nov. 19, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). General admission tickets for adults are $11.99, while children’s tickets are $9.99. Wristbands will be sold for $12 and individual ride tickets for $3. Adult Passports can be purchased for $21.99 and Children’s Passports are available for $18.99. Ticket information will be available at