Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday Events Draw Crowds To Downtown Summerlin®

From enjoying a new holiday parade to ice skating on its popular Rock Rink after posing for photos with Santa, officials from The Howard Hughes Corporation® say local families have been flocking to Downtown Summerlin® in record numbers to celebrate the holiday season.

Downtown Summerlin Senior General Manager Andrew Ciarrocchi said the retail, dining and entertainment destination located near Sahara Avenue and the 215 beltway went to great lengths to enhance its holiday attractions and festivities to help its guests celebrate the center’s second holiday season. One of the most popular new attractions is a family-friendly parade through the streets of Downtown Summerlin.

“We’re thrilled to share Downtown Summerlin’s first holiday parade with families from all over Southern Nevada,” Ciarrocchi said. “We’re incredibly excited about the entire holiday season and look forward to sharing some festive experiences and nighttime surprises with our guests.”

Of course, for any last-minute shoppers, he added that Downtown Summerlin’s stores “provide a great selection for anyone still left on your shopping list. And for those having trouble deciding what to buy, Downtown Summerlin gift cards are now available at the concierge desk or at the kiosk near our concierge office.”                                                                                                                                   

As of Dec. 19, there are six nights remaining to see the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade, a non-denominational celebration complete with floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses and princes, dancers, drummers and festive music. Ciarrocchi said crowds have been gathering each night for this one-of-a-kind Las Vegas celebration. The parade lasts for 20 minutes and is scheduled for 7 p.m. nightly from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23. On Christmas Eve, the parade will begin at 6 p.m.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, there’s still time to visit Santa before he leaves. And for those who haven’t yet bought their holiday tree, Ciarrocchi said Downtown Summerlin has also added a new tree lot in its Winter Wonderland area by the skating rink that offers a huge selection of fir trees. Guests have also been taking advantage of the free delivery service, which he said delivers trees purchased at Downtown Summerlin to any location in the Las Vegas Valley.

After a successful debut last year, he said the Rock Rink continues to be one of Las Vegas’ top holiday attractions again this year. This outdoor entertainment venue has a local DJ spinning music on Friday and Saturday nights, along with themed nights every Tuesday. The skating fee of $15 includes skate rental, and skaters and spectators can enjoy a hot beverage at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf truck parked adjacent to the rink.

Downtown Summerlin offers special holiday hours throughout the week, open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Sunday through Dec. 23. Downtown Summerlin will open at 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve and close at 6 p.m., just in time for the last night of the Holiday Parade.

For a full list of activities, holiday hours, prices and more, visit, or call (702) 832-1000.

Photo Caption: The Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade

About Summerlin:

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 7,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $200,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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