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, who will make his grand entrance, landing via helicopter courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon 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.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman
Lorena Peril of ‘Fantasy’ at the Luxor
Opportunity Village executives, staff and OVIPs
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters executives
Friday, Nov. 25
Tree lighting ceremony to begin with Santa arriving via helicopter: 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 www.MagicalForest.org.