Holiday Haunts in Vegas; Eye Candy at the Trop; Motley Crue Returns

Holiday attractions feature lights, snow, Santa

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Folks looking for holiday cheer have plenty to choose from in the Las Vegas Valley. Here are major attractions open for viewing.

■ “BELIEVE IN MAGIC” HOLIDAY SHOW at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, features the Fashion Show dancers, artificial snow, Santa Claus and a 35-foot Christmas tree in the Great Hall near

Nordstrom. Hours are noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 11 and daily Dec. 16-24.

■ GLITTERING LIGHTS at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, boasts two miles of lights and more than 400 animated and sparkling displays in a drive-thru setting. Hours are 5:30-9 p.m.

Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Jan. 1. Admission is $15 per car. All proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities Las Vegas Chapter (vegasglitteringlights.com).

■ HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN, Ethel M, 2 Cactus Drive, Henderson, features three acres of lights and animated displays. Hours are 5-10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Admission is free. Glasses for a 3-D experience

can be purchased inside the Ethel M store next to the garden. Santa Claus visits 5-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and Dec. 19-23.

■ HOLIDAY VILLAGE at the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, features 20 gingerbread “real estate” properties and a life-sized working carousel. Created by pastry chef Jean-Luc Dau, the village is on

display through Dec. 25. The display is free to the public.

■ ICE SKATING at the Village Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago, Henderson, is available through Jan. 29. Hours for the floating ice rink are 3-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays,

holidays and school vacations. Admission, which includes skate rental and full-day pass, is $15 for adults, $12 for children (thevillagellv.com).

■ MAGICAL FOREST at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is in its 20th year, featuring decorated trees, a passenger train, the Enchanted Carousel, the Gingerbread House, a cafe, entertainment, and

other activities and special events. Hours are 5:30-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 31. Admission is $9.75 for those 13 and older, $7.75 for ages 3 to 12,

and free for children younger than 3. Rides are separate, although admission and ride packages are available. All proceeds benefit disabled people served by Opportunity Village (magicalforest.org).

■ SAM’S TOWN, 5111 Boulder Highway, presents its annual winter wonderland at Mystic Falls Park. Garland streams, wreaths and snow adorn the trees and lampposts. Also featured are an ice sculpture, polar

bears, indoor snow and a Santa’s workshop. The free 15-minute winter laser light spectacular is at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Cowboy Santa Claus hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon

-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23, $11-$17 for photos.

■ TIVOLI VILLAGE, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., features Santa Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and strolling carolers among its holiday offerings Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 18. A schedule of activities

for Dec. 19-25 will be announced later (tivolivillagelv.com).

■ TOWN SQUARE, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, offers several holiday activities, including photos with Santa Claus through Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; and Claus

and Paws pet photos 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21. “Snow in the Square” appears through Dec. 23, 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Community concerts are

offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 (www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com/holiday-events.html).

■ WINTER IN VENICE at The Venetian and the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, includes a 65-foot LED holiday tree, ice skating and the “Nightly Holiday Spectacular” light show. Hours for the outdoor ice-

skating rink are 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and tickets are $15 for 45-minute sessions. The holiday light show is at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. through Jan. 8 (venetian.com).

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564. Follow @StripSonya on Twitter.

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Tropicana Presents iCandy Burlesque – Sexy New Experience Spotlights Beautiful Dancers, Singers, Unique Performances And Stunning Costumes

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Tropicana Las Vegas presents iCandy Burlesque, a one-of-a- kind, sexy new experience which will take audiences on a wild ride with talented performances, heart-pounding music and stunning costumes.

Captivating audiences with their sensual yet upbeat performances, iCandy Burlesque performs on and off stage to ultra-sexy songs like ”Striptease,” ”Lady Marmalade,” ”Naughty Girl” and ”Fever,” to name a

few. In addition to burlesque beauties in barely-there attire, there will be aerial performances, platform dancers and stilt walkers to entertain throughout the night.

Six table games featuring iCandy Burlesque dealers in risqué clothing, mini stages in the cocktail areas, specialty iCandy cocktails, go-go dancers, special guest DJs and a Party Pit complete the experience.

”iCandy Burlesque brings a sensuality to our property that our guests are sure to love,” said Melissa Steinberg, vice president of entertainment and casino operations at Tropicana Las Vegas. ”The party

atmosphere heightens the gaming experience and adds to the energy in the casino.”

”The new Tropicana is the perfect setting for our energetic yet playful show,” said Nannette Barbara, iCandy producer and choreographer. ”We’ve created a fun environment with the hottest music, performances

and beautiful dancers in sexy costumes to captivate the audience and keep them coming back for more.”

The iCandy Burlesque experience will take place in Tropicana Las Vegas’ Ambhar Lounge on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., with performances at 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. For more information on iCandy Burlesque visit www.trop.lv/icandyburlesque.
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Motley Crue Takes Over The Joint in February

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The band that shut down the old Joint is taking over the new Joint. Veteran hard-rock foursome Mötley Crüe has announced a 2012 residency at the venue inside the Hard Rock Hotel, signing on to play 12 shows

in February.

The dates: February 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets for the show, produced by AEG Live and titled Mötley Crüe in Sin City, are priced from $41-$81 and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

through the Hard Rock box office and Ticketmaster.

Specific details about the makeup of the show have yet to be revealed. A press release promised it would “supersede the band’s high standard of production.”

Mötley Crüe’s longtime lineup—vocalist Vince Neil (now a Las Vegas resident), guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee—formed the band in 1981 and are best known for 1980s hits like

“Looks That Kill,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls Girls Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood.” The band’s 2005 greatest hits album, Red, White & Crüe, has been certified platinum in the U.S.

Mötley Crüe played the final show at the original Joint on February 7, 2009.
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