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Isleta offers free photos with Santa in Toys for Tots drive

The holiday season is in full swing at Isleta Resort & Casino.

Rozanna M. MartinezSanta and Mrs. Claus have arrived and will be available for free photos with families through Christmas Eve. Guests also will receive a free photo frame and reindeer horns for their children. Photo times are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, Dec. 8 and 9, Dec. 15 and 16, and Dec. 22 through Dec. 24.

Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus are free, but a donation of a new, unwrapped toy is encouraged. Isleta has teamed up with Toys for Tots this holiday season, and the new toys will be given to New Mexico’s children in need.

Guests also will get to see Isleta fully decorated in the holiday spirit. One of the standout decorations is the beautiful 2018 Gingerbread House. The large, edible house stands about 10 feet tall, features hundreds of gingerbread shingles, sugar poured windows and other details.

Isleta Resort & Casino is offering free photos with Santa Claus this December. (SOURCE: Isleta Resort &Amp; Casino)

Back on the gaming floor, Isleta has opened its new High Limit Room, where guests can try their luck for bigger bucks. The new venue features some of the old guest favorites, including four tables featuring Pai Gow Poker with a progressive bonus, two Baccarat tables, and Double Deck Blackjack. The new area also features 81 of the best of the best high denomination slot machines, including $25 Double Diamond, Wheel of Fortune, Game King, Blazing 777, Cleopatra, and more.

Patrons can still qualify for a chance to win a new house at Mesa del Sol during the “Home for the Holidays” promotion. As part of the promotion, Isleta is also giving away $1 million in cash and free play. Two winners will be selected each hour during drawings held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22. All hourly winners will be qualified in the new-home giveaway. Patrons will receive one free entry daily and can earn additional entries with every 25 points accrued playing slots, table games, poker and bingo. Guests can also swipe their Isleta Eagle Players Club card at the kiosk on Tuesdays for a chance to win up to 1,000 additional entries.

Santa recently dropped off a sack full of money at Isleta. Patrons have a chance to win their share as part of the “Santa Bucks” promotion, which starts Sunday, Dec. 2. Drawings will be held each hour from noon to 8 p.m. every Sunday through Dec. 30.

Head to Isleta’s nonsmoking sister location, Palace West, for its “Stocking Stuffers” promotion. Drawings happen each hour from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Winners will get their chance to pick a stocking full of cash and win up to $500. Guests earn entries by playing their favorite slot machines.

For information about Isleta Resort & Casino and Palace West, call 724-3800 or visit