Ethel M Chocolates will host its 25th annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lighting event Tuesday.
This year’s ceremonial lighting will take place on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. Entry comes with a charity donation.
Mercedes Martinez from MIX 94.1 FM will host the evening’s festivities which will include seasonal performances from Las Vegas Philharmonic, George Wallace, Sound Collage, Matt Goss and comedy duo Penn & Teller.
Visitors can wander through the three-acre cactus garden and admire over a million holiday lights. Guests will also be able to take photos with Santa Claus, receive assorted seasonal samples, enter for raffles and step inside a giant snow globe for a holiday photo.
This event is open to the public and tickets are available with any donation to the select organizations. Those who are interested in attending the event can receive a four-pack of tickets in exchange for a new unwrapped toy donation to assist HELP of Southern Nevada or a non-perishable food item for Three Square Food Bank. Guests can also choose to make a one-time monetary donation to either one of the organizations, in addition to worldwide nonprofit, CARE.
Toy or food donations must be dropped off at the Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store in Henderson. Those who make a monetary donation will need to show their donation receipt to pick up their tickets. Tickets are available at the factory store beginning now through the night of the event.
The Holiday Cactus Garden is open through Jan. 6.