Celebrate the holidays at Fashion Show Mall

Fashion Show Las Vegas will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with holiday-themed activities and complimentary entertainment all throughout the leading shopping destination this winter season. Shoppers will be invited to explore two magical walkthrough experiences, live musical performances in the Great Hall and on The Plaza, professional photos with old St. Nick himself, and much more.
The iconic destination will bring an abundance of joy to the Las Vegas Valley for the holidays with safe activities for the entire family to enjoy, while still maintaining social distancing measures. The below complimentary offerings begin Friday, Nov. 27 and will continue through Thursday, Dec. 24: 


Holiday Stroll Witness the unbelievable magic of the holidays at two all-new guided walkthrough experiences inside Fashion Show this holiday season, such as Santa’s Workshop, where shoppers will be escorted by Mrs. Claus and her two elves through a candy cane pathway with the sweet smell of cinnamon and holiday music filling the air, and a Winter Wonderland consisting of snow-white trees, enchanting ice sculptures, and snow flurries, all leading up to a giant snow globe spectacle encompassing a beautiful real-life ballerina. Families can utilize the recently debuted Spot Holder line-queuing app to take their own private tour through each experience located on the lower level near Forever 21 every Friday through Sunday, as well as Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests may RSVP by visiting the Fashion Show events page [r20.rs6.net] and each ticket will accommodate up to 5 guests to ensure proper social distancing.
In addition, shoppers will be able to enjoy complimentary gift-wrapping services with the help of Fashion Show’s Gift Wrap Girls located near Guest Services from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24. Reservations for the gift-wrapping services can be made in the Spot Holder app.

Jingle Bells in the Great Hall As a salute to the holiday season, Fashion Show will deck the Great Hall with 20 festive golden bells that will sway overhead to beloved holiday music for a two-minute musical spectacular every Thursday through Sunday, Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. daily.


Eat, Drink and Be Merry on The Plaza Every Friday through Sunday, Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 24 from 1 p.m. to. 4 p.m., guests will be treated to live music from a talented violinist and guitar player, as well as charming performances from nutcracker dancers and sugar plum ballerinas all while dining on The Plaza. 


Holly Jolly Photos Santa Claus is coming to town and will land at Fashion Show Las Vegas starting Friday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 24. Guests may bring their loved ones to meet the big man himself and have professional photos taken at a contactless, socially distanced set up located near Neiman Marcus. Holly Jolly Photos with Santa will take place Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Face coverings will be required based on current state regulations and reservations can be made in advance by visiting the Fashion Show events page.


Warm for the Winter Coat Drive While most holiday celebrations will look different this year, Fashion Show aims to keep the giving spirit alive this season by hosting a holiday coat drive from Friday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 11. The shopping destination will be collecting coats, hats, gloves and blankets which will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and guests may drop off their donations at Guest Services. Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping hundreds of men, women and children daily while providing approximately 30,000 meals each month, and Fashion Show is thrilled to be partnering with such a wonderful organization to give back to the community this season.
Following each experience, shoppers can head to Guest Services to learn more about exclusive bounce back offers and sales available at different retailers inside Fashion Show. The Guest Services desk will also have Letters to Santa available for families to have their young ones complete and drop off before Christmas Day.


For more information on all holiday activations visit www.thefashionshow.com 

Free drive up food pantry in Vegas this weekend

Las Vegas based bath & body brand, Nectar Bath Treats, will host a Drive Thru Food Drive to help feed Las Vegas residents on Saturday November 21, 2020 from 10am – 2pm. The drive-thru service will provide (1) free bag of food (canned goods, dry goods, bread) per car – all while staying safe and socially distant.

The event will take place at the brand’s headquarters located at 2020 East Pama Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89119. The format will be similar to the company’s successful hand sanitizer Drive Thru event which happened this past May. Cars will line up and form 2 lanes in front of their building while staff and volunteers hand out the food kits directly to each car window. 

  • More than 388,420 people, or about 15% of valley residents, suffer from food insecurity. About 40% are children.
  • In even the most affluent areas of Southern Nevada, at least 10% of people go hungry with some regularity.
  • On average, they miss almost 6 meals per week about 8 months out of the year. In poorer neighborhoods, the average rate is 20 to 30%.

As a result, Nectar Bath Treats wanted to do their part to help their local community & drive these numbers down. They are also accepting additional donations at their Pama Lane headquarters.

“This year has brought about an astounding amount of hardship and despair to our local community that we have never seen before in our lifetime.  We may not be able to impact all of the problems that someone is going through but if we can help take one away, for at least a moment, then it’s a step in the right direction,” explains,” said Tom Taicher, Chief Executive Officer. “At Nectar, we believe in the power of the human connection, we believe giving is better than receiving, we believe that there is good in everything and in everyone.  During these times, we have wrapped ourselves in our beliefs and we choose to never waiver from them despite the many uncertainties that lie ahead.  With hope anything is possible.”

Hell’s Kitchen takes on Sin City

For The First Time Ever, 16 Aspiring Chefs Roll The Dice And Head To Las Vegas!

The hit culinary competition series HELL’S KITCHEN returns for its 19th season in a flashy new setting, as Chef Gordon Ramsay takes the show to Las Vegas, the city that’s home to the world’s first Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, 16 aspiring chefs from around the country will roll the dice and head to Sin City in the hopes of winning big.  Each week, the competition will get hotter as the chefs are put through rigorous culinary challenges – reaping high stakes rewards and punishments, all with a Sin City flare. But only those who possess the right combination of ingredients will continue in the competition, until one is named winner. At stake is a life-changing grand prize, including a Head Chef position at the all-new Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe at Harveys Hotel and Casino, and the title of HELL’S KITCHEN winner.  HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions, Inc. Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Kenny Rosen and Bernie Schaeffer serve as executive producers.

MEET THE RED TEAM:

cid:image023.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 AMBER LANCASTERChicago, IL IG: @LancasteraTW: @ParisianLifeFB: Amber R Lancaster  
cid:image024.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 BRITTANI RATCLIFFMorehead, KY IG: @chefbrittaniratcliffFB: @chefbrittaniratcliff 
cid:image025.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 FABIOLA FUENTESIndio, CA IG: @FabiolajpfuentesTW: @FabiolaJPFuent1  
cid:image026.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 JORDAN SAVELLNorth Richland Hills, TX IG: @chefjsavellFB: Chef Jordan Savell
cid:image027.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 KORI SUTTONLos Angeles, CA IG: @ChefKoriLATW: @KoriSutton1
cid:image028.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 LAUREN LAWLESSSan Diego, CA IG: @chef_lawless and @flawlesscuisinefoodtruckTW: @chef_lawless 
cid:image029.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 MARY LOU DAVISSan Antonio, TX IG: @geeksandgrubsTW: @geeksandgrubs 
cid:image030.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 NICOLE HANNAWolfeboro, NH IG: @chez.nikki and @yellowjacketchefwearTW: @cheznikki FB: @YellowJacketChefwear 
cid:image031.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 SYANN WILLIAMSAtlanta, GA TW: @_ChefSy 

MEET THE BLUE TEAM:

cid:image032.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 ADAM PAWLAKMilwaukee, WI IG: @adam_pawlak23 
cid:image033.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 CODY CANDELARIOSherman Oaks, CA IG: @coops_devilleFB: Cooper Candelario
cid:image034.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 DECLAN HORGANWashington, DC IG: @declan76TW: @devilishdeclanFB: Declan Horgan
cid:image035.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 DREW TINGLEYMillmont, PA IG: Chef_DrewAaronFB: Drew Aaron
cid:image036.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 ELIOTT SANCHEZBayonne, NJ IG: @ChefEliottTW: @ChefEliott
cid:image037.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 JOSH OAKLEYDenver, CO IG: @ChefOakleyFB: @ChefOakley 
cid:image038.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 KENNETH MCDUFFIEPhiladelphia, PA IG: @youngandhungrycatering16TW: @phillieschosen  FB: Kenneth J McDuffie
cid:image039.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 MARC QUINONESAlbuquerque, NM IG: @chefmqFB: Marc Quiñones 
cid:image040.png@01D6BE67.B9001E70 PETER MARTINEZPalisades Park, NJ IG: @chefpeterxmartinez and @thedigitalfoodtruckTW : @chefpeterm and @DigitaltruckFB: Peter Petey Martinez 

Don’t Miss the Season Premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN

Thursday, Jan. 7 @ 8/7c on FOX!

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Mat Franco returns to Vegas Strip in December

Magician MAT FRANCO has announced that his award-winning show, MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, will resume performances at The LINQ Hotel + Experience beginning Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
“To say I’m excited to get back to work is an understatement!” said Mat. “I do magic to bring people happiness, laughter and amazement. I think we all could use more of that right now, so I’m thrilled we can provide people with that one-of-a-kind experience with safety as a top priority at the Mat Franco Theater!” 


Mat has spent the last eight months working on his craft and developing new production elements, some of which will appear in his Las Vegas show upon reopening. Throughout quarantine, he has been practicing daily meditation, and also launched “Mind Over Magic,” a new weekly podcast where Mat chats with mind reader Eric Dittelman about whatever is on their minds including performing, magic, “America’s Got Talent” and other shenanigans.


Celebrating its fifth anniversary this past summer, MAT FRANCO -MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY was recently named Gold Winner for Best Production Show and the Mat Franco Theater was named Best Showroom / Live Venue by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards. Since opening in 2015, MAT FRANCO -MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY has been honored with seven Best of Las Vegas Awards. 

This or That with Vicki Barbolak

We sat down recently with 2018 America’s Got Talent finalist Vicki Barbolak in Las Vegas. In this first part of our interview with the hilarious comedian our very own J.Son asks her a series of “this or that” questions. See Vicki’s over the top answers here:

Vicki returns to Sin City on November 2, 2018 for 3 performances of AGT Live! at the Paris Las Vegas through November 4, 2018. The show will be headlined by 2018 AGT winner, Shin Lim and will feature Vicki Barbolak, Courtney Hadwin, Duo Transcend and Samuel J Comroe. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Follow Vicki on Twitter and Instagram: @VickiBarbolak

(Video shot and edited by Oh Snap Films and Iris Chinchilla.)

Vegas Pride is almost here!

October is Pride Month in Las Vegas and the city is gearing up for its annual LGBT Pride events on the weekend of October 19 – 21, 2018. The festivities kick off on Friday night, October 19th with the annual night time parade in downtown Vegas near Fremont Street Experience. Parade floats from many LGBT nightlife venues, major corporate allies, supporters and more light up the night. The parade is followed by a star studded after party featuring Eryka Jane from Real Housewives, Morgan McMichaels of RuPaul’s Drag Race and more.

PRIDE GlamPyres

The main festival will take place at Sunset Park on Saturday and Sunday and feature booths from community partners, LGBT vendors, amazing restaurants and an amazing entertainment line up on the main stage. For the full event and entertainment line up click here.

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Here are two other events we recommend attending during Vegas PRIDE Weekend:

Golden Knights – Season #2

Last year when the Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice for the first time, no one knew what a ride it was going to be. And you’d be lying if you said you truly believed they’d be crowned Western Conference Champions in their inaugural year. But that is exactly what happened.

Season two kicks off on October 4, 2018 and the team hosted their annual media day on October 3, 2018. Here’s some video interviews with players from the Golden knights.

 

Vegas is GOLDEN!

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Nevada may be the Silver State but Vegas is the Golden City. The city just celebrated its 113th birthday and after all that time we finally have a professional sports team. When the NHL announced Vegas would be given an expansion team, it seemed that only the people in our city where excited. Everyone else said it wouldn’t work, the team would be in last place and the list of doubt goes on.

After an incredible and record breaking season the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. And this city has turned to GOLD! Everywhere you look from The Strip to the local neighborhoods Golden Knights fever has caught on. While many people and many fans of other teams are still nay-sayers, Vegas has faith and confidence in our team and cities new found love for hockey.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals come to T-Mobile Arena on Memorial Day. We caught up with the team and asked players about playing in Sin City and home ice advantage in the finals. On playing in Vegas verse different NHL cities, Ryan Reaves told us its so different, “It’s a Vegas show with a hockey game.” When asked about home ice, Nate Schmidt said, “I can’t wait for Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena. It’s going to be awesome!”

Stay up to date with all of our Stanley Cup Finals coverage on twitter @SinCityTimes.

Flamingo Launches New Night Swim

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The Flamingo Hotel & Casino has teamed up with local promoters, Artificial People Las Vegas to present an all new LGBT event on the Vegas Strip. Electric Safari a night swim event at the hotel’s beach pool will kick of on May 17, 2018. The event will start at 9:00pm every Thursday and go till 3:00am.

Electric Safari is geared towards the LGBT community, however event promoters say that everyone is welcome. “This event is meant to be fun, sexy and exciting for all walks of life.”

The Cube Guys and Noir D Costa will be providing the sounds on opening night.

The guest list page for the event says, “Get lost in our jungle of pleasure with the hottest party people. This hedonist vibe is sure to set the strip on fire.” This sounds like the party we want to attend.

Get on the guest list at VegasGayPoolParty.com and see you there this Summer.

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