Saturday, November 11, 2017




The 2017 holiday season at Downtown Summerlin® in the master-planned community of Summerlin® kicks off on Friday, November 17 with the arrival of Santa Claus, the return of its popular holiday parade and the opening of Rock Rink outdoor skating rink. Headlining the night is the unveiling of an all new Santa Chalet. 


According to Halee Harczynski, Downtown Summerlin marketing director, Downtown Summerlin has become a popular holiday destination thanks to a robust line-up of events, activities and celebrations for patrons of all ages and interests. “From our signature holiday parade to Santa’s brand new Chalet, ice skating at Rock Rink and a Hanukkah celebration in partnership with the Jewish Federation, we have the holidays covered,” said Harczynski.


The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 17 and runs for 18 nights: Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 and nightly from Dec. 15–24. It offers a magical family-friendly spectacle of festive floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses and princes, nutcrackers, dancers and holiday music. All shows are free and open to the general public. 


Santa Claus’ new Chalet is located in the Macy’s Promenade through Dec. 24.  Sculpted in hues of winter white, red and green and reminiscent of a magical mountain chalet, it features a forest of mountain pines and playful deer. Photo packages start at $24.99. Santa offers photos with pets on Tuesdays through Dec. 19 between 7 and 9 p.m. 


Rock Rink, the premier ice skating rink located near the Pavilion on The Lawn, also opens on Nov. 17 and will be open nightly from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Rock Rink offers skating under the stars set to joyful holiday music and features an impressive 40-foot holiday tree overlooking the rink.  Skate rentals start at $15, and all ages are welcome.  Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will offer signature holiday beverages via a mobile coffee truck rink-side. And a festive holiday train runs throughout the property daily from Nov. 17 through January 31. Rides are $4.00 per person. 


Downtown Summerlin is pleased to partner with the Jewish Federation to host a one-night Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 13.  Family-friendly festivities include the lighting of the Menorah, family skate night, entertainment, kids’ activities and hot cocoa with lite bites.


“Downtown Summerlin is the place to be this holiday season,” said Harczynski.  “There is so much to see and do and it’s the perfect place to gather with family and friends to create holiday memories – regardless of how you celebrate the season. This year’s festivities, which include a partnership with the Jewish Federation, once again provide a strong celebratory opportunity for the Jewish community in Las Vegas.”


For more on Downtown Summerlin’s holiday events and offerings, visit www.downtownsummerlincom


Summerlin is the only master-planned community in southern Nevada with its own downtown.  The community currently offers more than 180 floorplans in 32 neighborhoods in seven villages:  The Ridges, The Cliffs, The Paseos, Reverence, Summerlin Centre, South Square and Stonebridge. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $300,000s. Visit for more information.


CAPTION:  The annual Holiday Parade returns to Downtown Summerlin on Nov. 17 and runs weekends throughout November and December and then nightly from Dec. 15-24.  The parade is just one of many family holiday activities and events at Downtown Summerlin throughout the season.