2019 – The Year of the Pig – Parade in Downtown Summerlin

Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig at Downtown Summerlin on Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.  You can enjoy watching the festive Dragon and Lion Dance with a percussion ensemble playing music.  There will also be traditional fan dancers, stilt walkers and of course lucky red envelopes filled with gift cards, while the supply lasts.

The parade route runs down Park Centre Drive in the middle of Downtown Summerlin as long as it is not raining or snowing (ha).  Bring the whole family as I am sure your kiddos will love it.  Make a night of it and go to one of the myriad of restaurants that offer all types of food in every price range.

The Pig is the twelfth of the Chinese Zodiac animals. There is a myth that the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed Pig’s house and he had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.

The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.  In Chinese culture it is good to be a Pig.

Maybe I’ll see you at the parade!

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Can’t miss local theater – “Never Too Late”

For those who love Super Summer Theatre (and who doesn’t) and can’t wait to go up to the outdoor theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch, I have some great news.  The Super Summer Theatre Studios (their indoor theater near the Palms hotel) at 4340 S. Valley View Blvd #204 has a few shows coming up before the outdoor season starts.

Starting February 14 and running through February 24 the comedy play Never Too Late will be performed.  This comedy is the inspiration for the TV series All in the Family.

About the show- Fifty-something Edith Lambert is thrilled to find out that she’s going to have a baby. Her husband Harry, however, is less enthusiastic. Middle-aged Harry lives comfortably with his wife Edith and his daughter and her husband. Though rather sour and a bit mean, he is in fact content. So when Edith finds she is pregnant again he is anything but overjoyed. Apart from the changes it will mean, he is now seen as some sort of older superman in town. Meanwhile his daughter (also pregnant)  sees child bearing as a way out of the extra housework she is having to do, the achievement of which starts to put pressure on her increasingly tired husband.

The play is quite funny and a good family activity.  If you go to the box office in advance, tickets are $15 cash and $17.50 if you are using a credit card.  You can also buy tickets on line for $17.50.  If you pay at the door (seating is limited) the price in cash is $25 or by credit card $27.50.

For more information or to buy tickets go to https://supersummertheatre.org/off-season-shows/ 

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Downtown Summerlin still evolving

Downtown Summerlin has been a success from the day it opened and over the last few years has gotten more diverse in its offerings to all Las Vegans.

There are restaurants of every possible kind of foods – from fast food all the way to elegant dining establishments.  Also an incredible amount of varied retail shops from department stores to any type of boutique store to find that special something you might be looking for. Over the course of a year over 18 million visitations have been recorded for Downtown Summerlin.

Now Downtown Summerlin has become a sports center with the Golden Knights practice facility named City National Arena and the soon to be completed Las Vegas Ballpark for the Las Vegas Aviators triple-A baseball team (formerly the 51’s and the Stars before that).

There are two Class-A office buildings with the completion of Two Summerlin that spans 150,000 square feet.  Many firms have moved to Downtown Summerlin for a variety of reasons.  One reason is the location – the 215 Beltway makes for an easy commute from almost anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley.

The second luxury apartment complex is under construction that will include 267 residents with completion scheduled for early 2019.

I’m sure we will hear about more additions to Downtown Summerlin throughout the year. (Do you remember driving by the site for all those years when a steel skeleton just rusted?)

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Global Winter Wonderland at the Rio Hotel

The Global Winter Wonderland is a 38 day festival that starts on December 14, 2018 and runs thru January 20, 2019.  This event celebrates diversity and the holiday season, with music, entertainment and food from around the globe, and there are beautiful Chinese lantern creations that are at the heart of this celebration. Global Winter Wonderland is a family event that gives those who attend an overall experience that satisfies all of the senses! Oh and by the way if you buy your tickets at Walgreens you get 50 % off each ticket!

This year the decorations will push the limits of the imagination and innovation to deliver an event that will set an entirely new standard on what a festival is.  The Global Winter Wonderland is great for kids and adults alike.

You can travel the world in one night at Global Winter Wonderland 2018 Las Vegas! Celebrate the holidays by visiting some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, all in one night. You don’t need airline tickets or your suitcase; Global Winter Wonderland is the premiere “Chinese Lantern festival” in the United States and this holiday season we will bring the world to you!  The displays go by continent so the following is a little guideline of what to expect – and you will see a lot more.

Europe -Although many people celebrate Christmas on December 25th, in France the festive season officially begins on December 6th – St Nicholas Day. It used to be the custom that on this day gifts would be exchanged but now the tradition has been postponed to Christmas Eve when Père Noël (Father Christmas) visits the well-behaved children around France.

Asia –On the mainland, the small percentage of Chinese citizens who consider themselves Christians unofficially as well as many other non-Christian individuals celebrate Christmas-like festivities. Many customs, including sending cards, exchanging gifts, and hanging stockings are very similar to Western celebrations.

North America -Christmas is observed widely on December 25th. Governments recognizing the holiday include those of: the United States, where it is a federal holiday for federal employees and a legal holiday in the respective states; Canada, where it is a nationwide statutory holiday; and Mexico, where it is also a nationwide statutory holiday.

Central America includes some parts of Mexico and Mexican Christmas is filled with over 30 traditions found only within Mexican Christmas. Over nine days, groups of townspeople go from door to door in a fashion of when the parents of the unborn baby Jesus Christ looked for shelter to pass the night when they arrived at Bethlehem, and are periodically called inside homes to participate in the breaking of a candy-filled piñata.

On the continent of Africa Christmas Day is a public holiday in Eritrea that is celebrated on January 7th or on 27th Tahsas of the Ethiopian calendars. Christmas is called Ledet in Eritrea or Gena in Ethiopia. Many people who are Christian in these two countries fast for 40 days (it is called fast of the prophets).

Christmas traditions in Australia and New Zealand have many similarities to British, Irish, American and Canadian traditions, including traditional Christmas symbols featuring winter iconography. This means a red fur-coated Santa Claus riding a sleigh, songs such as Jingle Bells, and various Christmas scenes on Christmas cards and decorations.

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Summerlin is collecting toys for Foster Care Kids for Christmas

The master-planned community of Summerlin once again is holding a special toy drive for foster care kids in Southern Nevada.  The community is accepting new unwrapped toys in Downtown Summerlin up until December 14.

This is such a worthwhile cause so don’t be a Grinch – no child should go without a gift for the holidays.  Last year the toy drive was exceptionally successful – Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin, stated this year will be even stronger.  The toy drive is organized by Lawrence Weekly for the children of the Department of Family services.

There are a few toy drop-off points in the Summerlin community.  They are:

Downtown Summerlin Concierge located in the breezeway of One Summerlin – opened from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Summerlin Corporate Office at 10801 W. Charleston Blvd, third floor from 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Summerlin HOA South in the Breezeway of 1980 Festival Plaza Drive – suite 340 Monday thru Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Summerlin HOA North at 2120 Snow Trail Monday thru Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

The Ridges Custom Home Sales Center, 11277 Marble Ridge Drive that is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The toy drive is the fifth annual in Summerlin and over the last few years over 20,000 toys have been donated according to Commissioner Weekly.

This is such a worthwhile cause – so if you can donate a new unwrapped toy please do and know you are responsible for putting a smile on a child’s face this holiday season.

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Take your Family and Friends to Ethel M’s to see the Holiday Cactus Garden

Visiting the Cactus Garden during the holiday season is an annual tradition my family and friends love.  The Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is 3-acres that will dazzle everyone with more than one million colorful twinkling lights!

Besides the Cactus Garden come and delight in the savory taste of Ethel M Chocolates’ specialties – premium copper kettle caramels, exquisite truffles, luxurious Satin Crèmes®, signature Crème Liqueurs, chewy and crunchy nut clusters and their amazing hot chocolate.

Get your picture taken with Santa there! A professional photographer is on site to take your photo, which is available for purchase. Or, you may take your own photos for free.

The lights come on from Dusk to 10 PM daily until January 6th and the big jolly Elf (Santa) will be there every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm – 9pm from now until December 15th. Then, every evening from 4pm to 9pm thru December 23rd… of course then, he has to head back to the North Pole to get ready for his big night!

Did you know? Forrest Mars, Sr. founded Ethel M Chocolates in 1981, with its mission to produce the finest, most gourmet chocolates within the Mars chocolate brand portfolio. Over a century ago, Ethel Mars taught her son Forrest how to make gourmet chocolate candy in her Tacoma kitchen.  This became a passion of his and he continued to perfect his confections over many years. Today, Ethyl M continues Forrest’s legacy by using the finest ingredients to produce several of Ethel’s original recipes for gourmet chocolate and candy.

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is coming to Las Vegas

Well, you know the holidays are upon us when Santa is in town and Willy Wonka is on stage.  A great show to take the whole family to see will be at the Charleston Heights Art Center at 800 Brush Street 89107.  The dates for the show are December 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7 p.m. and December 9, 15, 16 @ 2 p.m. Tickets are just $6 and can be purchased at www.rainbowcompany.org for tickets.

This delicious adventure is experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory.  The stage lights up light up in this enchanting adaptation of Roald Dahl’s captivating story.  The play follows the mysterious candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.  Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy!  Four of the five winning children are not the nicest of kids– however the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie, who takes the tour along with his very likeable grandfather.  The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.  This is a timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate covered life for a fun-filled holiday family treat for all.

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