Isleta Resort & Casino is welcoming the holiday season with a ribbon cutting and visit from Santa Claus.
The jolly man will be taking Mrs. Claus to Isleta’s holiday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30. The pair will take their thrones beside Isleta’s 40-foot Christmas tree. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will then visit Isleta every weekend through Christmas Eve so families can pose with them for free photos. Children can take home free reindeer ears and a custom keepsake photo frame, while supplies last.
The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will showcase a giant handmade gingerbread creation. Isleta’s bakery team will unveil its Biscochito Train and Train Station in the hotel lobby.
Toys for Tots also will be joining in the fun. Marines representing the program will be at the event as Isleta unveils its Toys for Tots holiday collection. Guests who visit Isleta to see Santa and Mrs. Claus are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy for children who might not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. Items may be dropped off at the large sleigh in the hotel lobby.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and 8, Dec. 14 and 15, Dec. 21 and 22, and Dec. 23 and 24.
Guests also can check things off their gift list and purchase unique items by local artists during the Seventh Annual Pueblo Market, which will run until 6 p.m. Nov. 30 in Isleta’s hotel ballrooms. The event will feature more than 200 vendors, food and displays. Also part of the market will be 20 presentations from Native American dance groups, including the Antelope Track Dance Group, the Hopi Polequaptewa Dance Group and the Hopi Hooyapi.
Head to Isleta’s gambling floor for more holiday fun.
Win your share of $1 million in cash, free play and home renovations as part of the “Rudolph Rockin’ Renovations” promotion through Dec. 22. Five hourly winners will be drawn between 1 and 9 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday for a chance at up to $1,000 cash. Winners also qualify for a chance to win a home remodel. Patrons can receive one free entry into the drawings daily and may earn additional entries with every 25 points they accrue playing their preferred slots, table games, poker and bingo. Players are also eligible to swipe at the kiosk on Tuesdays for a chance to win up to an additional 1,000 tickets.
Isleta is helping some lucky guests take the financial crunch of holiday shopping with its “Gift Card Extravaganza.” Guests have a chance to win gift cards valued at up to $500. More than $22,500 in gift card prizes will be given away during the promotion. Hot seat drawings will be held every 30 minutes from noon to 9:30 p.m. every Friday through Dec. 20.
Ring in the new year with Isleta’s “Roaring ’20s Cash Machine” promotion. Guests can grab as much as they can in the cash machine. Drawings will be held from noon to midnight Dec. 27 through Jan. 1.
Head to Isleta’s nonsmoking sister casino, Palace West, for its “Tech the Halls” promotion, which runs through Dec. 26. Patrons will get a chance to select an ornament off the Christmas tree for an opportunity to win new tech or an a gift card during hot seat drawings. The drawings will be held each hour from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Be part of Palace West’s New Year’s Eve hot seat drawings on Dec. 31. Hot seat drawings will be held every hour from noon to midnight. Each winner will receive $220 cash.
Be entertained this December with a show well-suited for the season during the Holiday & Hits show, featuring Phil Vassar and Lonestar, at 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets start at $25, plus fees. Celebrate 50 years of music with rockers ZZ Top. The band is celebrating its golden anniversary with a tour that makes a stop at The Showroom at 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets start at $75, plus fees. Next month, hip-hop sensation Nelly heads to Isleta for a pumped up show at 8 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets run from $35 to $55, plus fees. Tickets for all of the shows can be purchased at the Isleta box office or at holdmyticket.com.
For more information on Isleta Resort & Casino, call 724-3800 or visit isleta.com.