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Christmas Town at Cowbunga Bay opens this week

Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 12:02:06-05

Christmas Town at Cowabunga Bay will kick off with a private ceremonious Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 19, as well as giving the gift of donating 100 season passes to two local nonprofit groups.  

From Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, guests can enjoy an unforgettable evening winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind holiday entertainment and attractions.  Experience the park like never before with over three million lights, an ice skating rink, a 40-foot Christmas tree, 40-passenger Polar Express train ride, Jingle Bell Sledding Hill (with real snow), photos with Santa Claus, Rudolph's Save Christmas Paintball zone, tastes from around the globe, and much more. 

The 2019 season passes will benefit nonprofit, the Nevada Youth Network, who partners with Southern Nevada Housing Authority and runs a youth center in the Sherman Gardens Housing development. The local organization provides recreational activities and tutoring for the youth of the neighborhood and gives them a positive alternative and empowering them with skills that will help guide them throughout life.

Sunrise Children's Foundation is nonprofit corporation organized solely for pediatric health and education, delivering a full scope of services from birth to five and provides a comprehensive continuum of care to ensure that children in Nevada have a chance at success, all free of cost.  Sunrise Children's Foundation programs support a myriad of critical areas focusing on optimal child development including prenatal care and breast-feeding education; infant and toddler health and development; wellness, nutrition and health education; parent education; reading and literacy skills; and positive family relationships.

Christmas Town activities include:

Nick's Lighting Spectacular - Cowabunga Bay lights up the night with over 3 million twinkling lights that illuminate the park with festive holiday magic.
Polar Express Train Ride - The Polar Express train ride will take riders along a track to view all the festive grounds and displays of  Christmas Town.
Jingle Bell Sledding Hill - Experience real snow in Las Vegas.  Grab a snow tube and experience the thrills of sledding down an actual 100′ long snow hill.
Santa Claus' Cozy Cottage - Make some memories and get your photo with Santa Claus.  This is also the best time to make sure you whisper in his ear your Christmas wishes.
'Let It Snow' Spectacular - Admirers will gaze at the spectacular light show as flashing lights dance along to iconic holiday songs and snowflakes begin to fall.
Rudolph Saves Christmas Shoot Out - Thrill-seekers can help Rudolph save Christmas by defeating the Grinch and Abominable Snowman in the paintball zone for $10 (includes 100 paint-balls).
Blitzen's Bounce House Bonanza - Adventurers are invited to bounce around with friends and family through the 40-foot Christmas obstacle course.
Merry Magic Tree - Marvel at the 40-foot tall Merry Magic Tree as over 500,000 lights sparkle with joy.
Frosty's Snow Ball Fun - Friends and families will have endless amounts of fun with a "snow" ball fight in the wondrous ball pit.
Tiny Tim's Train Ride - Little ones will celebrate the holidays with a joyful mini train ride.

Five countries from around the world will be featured and each entree will be paired with a delicious flavor of Stephen's Hot Beverages. Guests will be able to choose from any of the delicious food options when they purchase a 3, 4, or 5 "taste" food package. Some of the holiday and drink items include hot roasted Turkey legs, savory and sweet Monte Cristo sandwiches, warm Chili and cornbread, butternut squash soup served in a sourdough bread bowl and BBQ/Cranberry meatballs served atop buttery mashed potatoes will be served ala carte at Rudolph's Christmas Kitchen.

Admission is $25 (children under 2 are free) or complimentary with a 2018 Season Pass (Saturday nights excluded). Christmas Town is opened Sunday - Friday, 5:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.  (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).