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Vegas nonprofit has Magical Forest returning for holidays

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 14:07:41-05

Opportunity Village will kick off its largest fundraiser – the Magical Forest – for the 28th season following the organization’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 23.

Santa Claus will be a part of the opening ceremony via a helicopter entrance, according to an event news release.

He will be joined by Mrs. Claus, Human Nature, Congresswoman Dina Titus, and others as Mayor Carolyn Goodman flips the switch at 6 p.m. to illuminate the 2.5-acre park.

RELATED: Photos: 2017 Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

The park is located on the grounds of Opportunity Village's campus located at 6300 West Oakey Boulevard, near Torrey Pines Drive. 

“We’re eager to bring back Southern Nevada’s favorite winter destination,” said Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “The Magical Forest is a vital fundraiser to our organization, and we’re anxious to kick it off for the 28th time.”

New in 2018, will be an Illumination Experience lightshow, that includes a synchronized music show with dancing lights to holiday tunes that can be seen from any vantage point of the park. The experience will run every 30 minutes until close.

The Magical Forest will offer a wide array of family-friendly holiday fun and be open every night from Nov. 23  to Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m. - with the exception of Christmas Day.

General admission tickets for adults are $12, while children tickets $10.

More information about the holiday event is available here.