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2015 Holiday Events Around the Las Vegas Valley

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 14:52:24-05

We may live in a desert, but people still love to celebrate the holiday season. Here is a list of holiday events:

GLITTERING LIGHTS AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- THROUGH JAN. 3
Nevada's largest holiday drive-thru light show spectacular, Glittery Lights, is open through Jan. 3 at the Las Vegas Speedway. The display features more than 3 million lights along the 2/5 mile course. New this year is a tribute to Las Vegas nearly three football fields in length, a 50-foot tall kissing Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a 200-foot candy tunnel, and 250,000 palm tree lights. A tradition for 15 years, the display is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per vehicle, $55 for a season pass. Buses are $1 per person with a minimum charge of $20.

MAGICAL FOREST AT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE -- THROUGH JAN. 3
Experience the magic of the holidays at the annual Magical Forest at Opportunity Village. The Magical Forest features a forest filled with hundreds of dazzling trees, the Forest Express passenger train, Cheyenne's Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf's 3D Experience, Avalanche Slide, Rudolph's Raceway, Rod's Mini-Golf, photos with Santa Claus, nightly entertainment, great food and more. In addition to the long standing family favorite traditions, there is a selection of new events and activities to make the season brighter than ever before. Discover if your furry friend is on the naughty or nice list at Santa Paws, an interactive and adorable photo opportunity for your pet and Santa Claus. Santa Paws will take place on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Special evening celebrations include the honorary Menorah Lighting on Dec. 6, Feliz Navidad Day on Dec. 25,New Year’s Eve countdown on Dec. 31 and the Day of the Dead festival on Jan. 3. Hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is $11.99 plus a $1.50 service fee for adults. Discounts available for children.

THE ICE RINK AT THE COSMOPOLITAN --- NOV. 20-JAN. 3 
For the fourth consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard. The arrival of The Ice Rink kicks off with a grand opening event benefiting Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and the Las Vegas chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Nov. 20. The Ice Rink features more than 4,200-square-feet of real ice, s'mores by the fire, light snow showers, seasonal culinary offerings and breathtaking views. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Vice on Ice is back by popular demand to kick off 'Industry Skate on The Strip' Wednesdays. Featuring a lineup of DJ talent, including a performance by DJ Vice himself, guests will skate the night away from 8 p.m. to midnight. Every Wednesday following, DJ Technicolor will headline the night for the remainder of the season, turning the rink into an outdoor nightlife experience. Monday nights will be known as "Date Skate Mondays: and guests are invited to "Throwback Thursdays" every Thursday. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight and Saturday to Sunday from noon to midnight. Special holiday hours of noon to midnight will be in effect Dec. 19 through Jan. 3. All day skating access is $15, and from Monday to Friday, all day skating access for Nevada residents is $10. Visitors are allowed to bring their own skates or can rent a pair for $5. Skate aid rentals are also available for $10. Admission to the unique winter atmosphere surrounding The Ice Rink is free.

BASS PRO SHOPS SANTA'S WONDERLAND -- NOV. 14 THROUGH DEC. 24
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland is returning to Bass Pro Shops at 77 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Santa will arrive on Saturday, November 14 at 5 p.m. for a special preview celebration. Families are invited to create lasting memories at Bass Pro Shops from November 14 through December 24 through free photos with Santa, crafts for kids, plus games and activities to celebrate the season. Santa’s Wonderland transforms Bass Pro Shops into a sprawling Christmas village featuring rustic Christmas cabins, moving model trains, RC trucks, animated Christmas characters, interactive talking caribou, and live elves set amongst snow-covered hills, illuminated Christmas trees and an arctic sky. The Christmas village offers old-time model trains, remote control trucks, a laser arcade and a foam toy arcade. Families can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free.

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN HOLIDAY PARADE -- NOV. 20-DEC. 24
Downtown Summerlin will officially kick off the holiday season at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with the first Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade The Downtown Summerlin holiday parade will continue for 20 nights throughout the holiday season. This non-denominational celebration will include eight floats, in addition to toy soldiers, snowflake princesses and princes, nutcrackers, dancers, drummers and festive music to help bring out the holiday spirit in all who attend. Also parading through the streets will be characters such as penguins, polar bears and reindeer entertaining the crowd. The parade will last for 20 minutes and is scheduled for the evenings of Nov. 20-21, 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and every evening from Dec. 11-24. Santa will arrive with the parade on Nov. 20 only.

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR AT FASHION SHOW MALL -- NOV. 23-JAN. 1
A Holiday Spectacular will make its debut Nov. 23 on Fashion Show’s newly redeveloped Plaza facing Las Vegas Boulevard, and will run every hour on the hour through January 1, 2016. The Holiday Spectacular is a one-of-a-kind video installation produced by Houses in Motion, transforms the Plaza with an imaginative four-minute holiday show that highlights decorating for the season; gift giving ideas featuring a dazzling and futuristic shop filled with dancers and whirligigs galore; and a magical snow-filled finale. As the season draws to a close, a New Year’s Eve countdown begins, once again ending with a blast of snow on the Plaza to welcome the New Year. The three digital screens – spanning 14 to 58 feet high – provide optimal vantage points for all passersby to enjoy this highly engaging digital adventure unlike anything else in the city.

TWAS THE KNIGHT AT EXCALIBUR -- NOV. 25-DEC. 28
The "Tournament of Kings" will celebrate the season with their first-ever festive show "'Twas the Kings!" The Tournament of Kings Arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland from Nov. 25 through Dec. 28. Guests will enjoy a special three-course holiday-inspired meal complete with a festive dessert and egg nog, seasonal decorations, new flags, banners, and holiday-inspired costumes for Merlin, Jester and the maidens. The show will also feature a holiday ribbon dance and a snowfall conjured by Merlin. Santa Claus will give out candy canes and take show photos in the Fun Dungeon from 4 to 10 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND GAMBLING HALL -- NOV. 25 THROUGH JAN. 1
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall will once again transform its indoor atrium, Mystic Falls Park, into a whimsical winter wonderland from Nov. 25 through Jan. 1. The transformation begins in Sam’s Town’s porte-cochère with festive lighting and decorative snowflakes leading to Mystic Falls Park with garland streams, wreath-adorned lampposts, and snow-covered trees filling the atrium. Watch as Mystic Falls Park comes to life each day on the hour from 5 to 10 p.m. with a 15-minute laser light show, complete with animatronics and artificial snowfall. Cowboy Santa returns to Mystic Falls Park to greet visitors Friday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 and will be available on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:30 p.m.

SANTA AT CONTAINER PARK -- NOV. 28-DEC. 25
Santa arrives at Downtown Container Park at noon. The truck will be on display until 1 p.m. Following Santa’s grand arrival, children can decorate festive ornaments to hang on the park’s Christmas tree from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a donation of $2 per ornament is suggested. Kids are also invited to decorate recycled cardboard boxes like train cars they can sit while watching the holiday favorite, The Polar Express, which starts at 5 p.m. A $5 donation per box is suggested to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada. From Saturday, Nov. 28 until Friday, Dec. 25, Santa will be available for photos at Container Park every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

TERRY FATOR PRESENTS 'A VERY TERRY CHRISTMAS' -- NOV. 30-DEC. 24
Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment presents "A Very Terry Christmas," a holiday-themed performance by Terry Fator and his amazing cast. A Very Terry Christmas is an annual tradition in the style of the great family television specials of the past, while mixing in the perfect amount of Las Vegas. Fator and cast will celebrate the holidays with comedy, singing, celebrity impersonations and ventriloquism, featuring classics including “Winter Wonderland”  and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” plus the audience will learn all about “Juana,” a new holiday guaranteed to make them laugh. "A Very Terry Christmas" features a brilliant cast fronted by Fator and pre-show opener Ben Harris, along with Fator’s lovable characters Winston the Impersonating Turtle, Vikki “The Cougar,” country legend Walter T. Airdale, Duggie Scott Walker, Julius, Emma Taylor, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator Maynard Tompkins, Bing Crosby and Berry Fabulous. Shows will take place Mondays through Thursdays and select Saturdays Nov. 30 through Dec. 24. Tickets are $59.99, plus taxes and fees.

SANTA IN THE SHIPWRECK - DEC. 5-6, 12-13, 19-24
Santa Claus is going to great depths this holiday season to visit kids during the annual Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. With each paid admission, guests 12 and under receive a treat and complimentary photo with Santa and his sidekick Santa Jaws. Before heading back to his workshop, Santa will put on his SCUBA gear and plunge into the Shipwreck waters to bid everyone farewell alongside his underwater friends. Santa will be at the aquarium Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry to Santa in the Shipwreck is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium. Admission is $20 for adults; $14 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price. Tickets to the new exhibit Sea Monsters Revealed are an additional $5.

LINQ PROMENADE 25 DAYS OF CELEBRATION -- DEC. 1-25
December 1: Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and receive $10 off the standard High Roller ticket price.
December 2-4: Wear NASCAR apparel and receive $10 off the standard High Roller ticket price.
December 5: Buy a High Roller ticket and receive a free Christmas caricature inside the Sky Lounge from 12-10 p.m.
December 6: Make a purchase at one of the 28 retail shops and restaurants and guests will receive a special treat.
December 7: Spend $50 at one of the promenade retail stores or restaurants and show the receipt at the High Roller for $10 off the standard High Roller ticket price.
December 8: Stroll through the promenade and guests receive a candy cane.
December 10: Holiday spirit will fill the air as carolers stroll through the promenade
December 11: Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and receive $10 off a High Roller ticket price.
December 12-13: Buy a $50 Total Rewards gift card at the promenade box office, concierge or Sky Shop and receive a free ride on the High Roller. The gift card is redeemable anywhere MasterCard is accepted in The LINQ Promenade.
December 14: Make a donation to the annual Stuff-A-Bus Toy Drive from and receive a free ticket to ride the High Roller.
December 15: Spend $50 at one of the promenade retail stores or restaurants and show the receipt at the High Roller for $10 off a ticket.
December 16: Guests who wear their favorite team gear from the Las Vegas Bowl will receive $10 off a standard High Roller ticket. The LINQ Promenade will welcome both teams to Las Vegas with a special pep rally in the evening.
December 17: The Grinch doesn’t have plans to ruin Christmas this year; he’ll be handing out goodies to guests at the promenade all day.
December 18: Change the life of an animal while visiting the promenade. Donate $10 and pucker up to be kissed by a pooch at the mistletoe booth and receive a free High Roller standard ticket. Guests who adopt a pet on site will receive a free annual pass (reg. $79).
December 19-20: Visit Santa at the High Roller when he reads stories aboard a cabin from 2-6 p.m. Santa’s elves will also be surprising guests with gifts throughout the weekend.
December 21: Guests who ride the High Roller will receive a free High Roller ornament.
December 22: Entertainers from Caesars properties will take the Fountain Stage throughout the day, performing signature songs.
December 23: Ride the High Roller and receive a free holiday t-shirt.
December 24: Holiday spirit will fill the air as carolers stroll along the promenade.
December 25: Santa’s elves will also be surprising guests with gifts throughout the day.

M RESORT HOLIDAY SPECIALS -- THROUGH JAN. 3
M Resort Spa Casino will celebrate 12 days of Christmas spa specials at Spa Mio, and menus at Studio B Buffet and Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers & Brews. Guests can also spice up any holiday meal with a fresh-baked holiday pie from Baby Cakes, available in pumpkin or apple crumble for just $12 each.
 
Holiday Feast at Studio B Buffet
On Friday, Dec. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, Studio B Buffet will host its Holiday Feast to Remember. Menu selections will include roasted turkey, prime rib, crab legs, roasted rack of lamb, an oyster bar, crab-stuffed sole, kalbi short ribs, shrimp with lobster sauce, cocktail shrimp, New England clam chowder and lobster bisque. Guests dining on Thursday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Dec. 25, will also enjoy an omelet station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a risotto station from 3 to 8 p.m. and complimentary champagne. Guests who dine on Christmas Day will also enjoy a whole roasted suckling pig. The Holiday Feast to Remember is priced at $39.99 per person.
 
Anthony's Gourmet Burgers and Brews
On Friday, Dec. 25, guests will delight in a delicious holiday menu at Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers and Brews. The three-course menu includes shrimp cocktail with chilled gulf prawns and horseradish cocktail sauce, roasted prime rib of beef with creamy horseradish, au jus, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, sautéed asparagus with garlic and fresh baked dinner rolls, followed by an individual yule log for dessert. Served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the holiday menu is priced at $23.95 per person.
 
12 Days of Christmas at Spa Mio
This season guests can save big on spa and salon treatments, beauty products and more during Spa Mio’s highly anticipated 12 Days of Christmas spa savings event.
Day 4: Wednesday, December 16: Free haircut with any salon color service.
Day 5: Thursday, Dec. 17: Get the 90-minutes of Bliss spa package (massage, scrub and manicure) for $130.
Day 6: Friday, Dec. 18: Get any 80-minute treatment for $130.
Day 7: Saturday, Dec. 19: Receive 20-percent off every $100 gift card purchase.
Day 8: Sunday, Dec. 20: Get a 50-minute Peppermint Scrub for $95
Day 9: Monday, Dec. 21: Get any 50-minute massage for $85.
Day 10: Tuesday, Dec. 22: Get the My Mio Time spa package for $165.
Day 11: Wednesday, Dec. 23: Get a master shave and men’s haircut for $65.
Day 12: Thursday, Dec. 24: Get 25-percent off all retail products.
 
All 12 Days of Christmas specials must be redeemed on the day of the promotion and may not be combined with any other discounts or specials.

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON HOLIDAY SHOW -- DEC. 21-30
For 10 shows this December, Piff the Magic Dragon will take a break from The Piff The Magic Dragon Show to spread holiday cheer. With a sleigh of new tricks and a special guest appearance from Mr. Piffles the Red Nose Chihuahua, Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular will run Monday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 30 inside the Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo hotel-casino. Each show will culminate with the auction of Piff’s Magic Muffin, with sales directly benefiting the Nevada Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and their dog shelter program. Tickets are $49.95 plus tax and fees for general admission, $59.95 plus tax and fees for VIP, $69.95 plus tax and fees for Circle of Trust and $100 plus tax and fees for a special Pifftacular VIP meet and greet.

TOM'S URBAN HOLIDAY MENU -- DEC. 23-26
Tom’s Urban is offering the The Tom’s Turkey Strike Holiday Menu will host guests for a four course meal along with an alcoholic beverage, for those over 21 from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26.

The Warm Up: Kale Romaine Salad. The Main Event: XL pickle grinned crispy chicken, Half-rack “big & sticky” ribs, Country crispy shrimp, Braised beef short ribs and Chimichurri steak. The Side Show: Shoestring garlic parsley fries, Sweet potato fries, Cheddar polenta grits, Crispy brussels sprouts,
“Wok” charred spicy edamame and Fried dill pickles. The After Party: Big chocolate cake, Pineapple upside down cake, Colossal cheesecake and Hand-spun premium shake. Holiday Cheers: Any draught beer pint, Glass of grapes, Donald’s Comb “This” Over, Grandma Clinton’s Oatmeal Cookie Bomb, Lemonberry haze and Sweet mother pucker.

RED ROCK NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA HOLIDAY HOURS -- DEC. 24, 25, 31 and JAN. 1
At Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the 13-Mile Scenic Drive and all associated trails, Red Spring Picnic Area and Red Rock Overlook on State Route 159 will remain open during traditional hours of 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the upcoming holidays. On Dec. 24, the visitor center and gift shop will close at noon and reopen at noon on December 25. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, hours at 13-Mile Scenic Drive and all associated trails, Red Spring Picnic Area and Red Rock Overlook on State Route 159 will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the visitor center and gift shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

STATION CASINOS CHRISTMAS MENUS -- DEC. 24-25
Restaurants on Christmas Eve will be open regular hours, while some restaurants may have expanded hours for Christmas Day. Regular menus will also be available at nearly all restaurants.
 
Feast and Festival Buffets
Buffet hours, which vary by property, will remain the same for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, however special Christmas menu items will be available from 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day.

Christmas meal prices will be standard and are as follows: Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station: $12.99 with Boarding Pass and $18.99 without. Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho: $11.99 with Boarding Pass and $17.99 without. The Feast Buffets at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort will be available for $19.99 with Boarding Pass and $25.99 without.

Grand Cafes
Grand Cafés at Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station as well as Café Fiesta at Fiesta Henderson will offer two classic Christmas dinner options: slow roasted turkey with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes with pan gravy and sautéed green beans, OR Pineapple glazed ham with bacon au gratin potatoes and sautéed green beans. Choice of pecan pie or eggnog cream pie.  The meal runs $9.99 per person and is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
 
Grand Cafés at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort will have two Christmas dinner offerings: Smoked prime rib with fried onion strings and au jus, whole grilled vegetables and Tuscan roasted Yukon gold potatoes ($16.99), OR Apple-brined roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy; bacon, apple and pear chutney; honey roasted butternut squash, roasted chestnut and cornbread stuffing; and garlic and dill mashed red potatoes ($15.99). Dessert is a candy cane torte with chocolate peppermint ice cream. The meal runs $15.99 per person, and is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.

Cabo Mexican
Cabo Mexican restaurants at Boulder Station, Sunset Station and Santa Fe Station, Amigo’s at Fiesta Henderson and Garduños at Fiesta Rancho will all offer a traditional Mexican Christmas meal of carne asada and shrimp ranchero ($17.99), chocolate flan cake for dessert ($6.99), and Peligroso apple cinnamon margarita ($7.99) in addition to the regular menu. The restaurants will be open during regular hours on Christmas Eve with expanded hours on Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the exception of Cabo at Boulder Station which will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.
 
Pasta Cucina
Pasta Cucina at Sunset Station and Boulder Station will offer a variety of specialty items: Genova salad ($9); white pizza topped with prosciutto, arugula and shaved parmesan ($11); and veal saltimbocca with an herb risotto ($18). The restaurants will be open during regular hours on Christmas Eve and from 2 p.m. to 9 pm. on Christmas Day.
 
Oyster Bar and Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar
The Oyster Bar at Sunset Station and Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar at Green Valley Ranch Resort will offer a three-course Christmas special that includes a Caesar salad; seafood fra diavolo with shrimp, lobster, jumbo scallops, calamari, mussels and clams in a spicy tomato sauce; and cheesecake for dessert. The meal runs $32 per person; restaurant hours and meal availability vary by property.

Steakhouses
All Station Casinos steakhouse locations will offer customized Christmas menus as a la carte options in addition to standard menu offerings.

Austins Steakhouse at Texas Station: Roasted chestnut soup with crispy prosciutto and leek shoestrings ($6); roasted split main lobster with mushroom risotto and mornay sauce ($48); sliced beef wellington with duchess potatoes, bordelaise and béarnaise sauce ($38); warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

The Broiler Steak & Seafood at Boulder Station: The special dinner begins with The Broiler’s famous soup and salad bar, and is followed by braised beef short rib with red wine reduction or roast duck l’orange – each served with herbed fingerling potatoes and roasted root vegetables ($36); and warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

The Charcoal Room at Palace Station: Roasted winter squash soup with cranberry sugar drops and pistachio oil ($8); late winter harvest salad with apple, arugula, dandelion, candied pecans and dry fruit vinaigrette ($7); black cod al salto with Ligurian vegetables and yellow tomato coulis ($30); veal osso bucco with four cheese risotto and orange gremolata ($40); and warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

The Charcoal Room at Santa Fe Station: Alaskan king crab dip with sourdough toast ($10); stuffed pork tenderloin with balsamic fig jam, goat cheese and sweet potato hash ($38); and warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

Fuego Steakhouse at Fiesta Henderson: Savory pumpkin soup with toasted pumpkin seeds ($8); slow braised short ribs with roasted vegetables and potatoes ($46); and warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

Hank’s Fine Steaks at Green Valley Ranch Resort: Butternut squash soup with crustaceous fritters, chervil crème fraiche, black truffle and sesame phyllo ($18); baby spinach salad with quail eggs, goat cheese, duck confit, candied walnuts and a tangerine and horseradish vinaigrette ($21); Serrano ham-wrapped Kurobuta pork tenderloin and scallops with sunchoke puree, root vegetables and a pinot noir-foie gras reduction ($69); and caramelized milk chocolate mousse and apple confit with cider gelee, Granny Smith compote and caramelia sorbet ($10).

Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse at Sunset Station: Roasted butternut bisque ($8); herb roasted prime rib ($30); roasted game hen with wild rice and root vegetables ($22); whole roasted red snapper with court-bouillon ($28); and warm butter toffee cake with crème fraiche and vanilla gelato ($9).

T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort: Apple and parsley root bisque with Dungeness crab and fennel oil ($16); seafood special with marinated tiger prawns, Maine lobster stuffing, English pea and potato “risotto” and marinated hearts of palm ($46); bison tenderloin with roasted baby leeks, sunchoke puree and a red currant and onion chutney ($65); and a Christmas trio of crème caramel eggnog shot, mini bûche de noël and candy cane ice cream ($10).

CHRISTMAS MENUS AT TREASURE ISLAND HOTEL-CASINO RESTAURANTS -- DEC. 24-25
The Coffee Shop
Cranberry and Pecan Salad with Feta Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette or Crab and Wild Mushroom Bisque; Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with Creamy Horseradish choice of Baked Potato or Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash; Individual Bourbon Pecan Pie. The three-course menu for $45 per person will be available from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que
Grilled Bread Salad or Roasted Purple and White Cauliflower and White Cheddar Cheese Soup; Bourbon and Agave Glazed Roasted Turkey or Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham, all served with Andouille Sausage Brioche Stuffing, Yukon Gold Garlic Whipped Potatoes and sautéed baby vegetables; Maple Bourbon Flourless cake with house made maple marshmallow Bourbon anglaise. The menu will be available for $40 per person from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Phil’s Italian Steak House
Lobster Bisque or French onion soup; Diestel Farms free-range organic roast turkey breast with homemade gravy, honey roast Smithfield ham or grilled salmon with mustard cream sauce, all served with sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh cranberry sauce; Warm, flourless dark chocolate ginger cake with spiced pumpkin crème anglaise sauce. The menu will be available for $50 per person from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Buffet at Treasure Island
Holiday Brunch: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Quiche Florentine with Tomato Jam, Roast Apple-Cranberry Pork Loin, Wood Smoked Ham, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Seasonal Fruits and Cheeses and Smoked Apple and Walnut Salad.

Holiday Dinner: Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Braised Leg of Lamb, Spiced Winter Vegetables and Fennel, Lasagna Florentine, Smoked Cornish Hen with Port Glaze, Wild Rice Cranberry Pilaf, Candied Salmon with Dried Cherries and Baby Kale, Roasted Chinese Duck Leg, Crab and Wild Mushroom Bisque, Peel and Eat Shrimp and Chilled Crab Leg.

Holiday Dessert: Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Bread Pudding and Dark Chocolate Cranberry Mousse Cake.

Brunch is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $26.95 while dinner is 3 to 10 p.m. and $31.95.

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