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The holiday season is set to begin on Thanksgiving Day, and the folks at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino are getting into the spirit of things with “Winter at the Terrace!”

On those chilly late autumn and early winter afternoons and evenings, you can bring your family or out-of-town visitors to the Green Valley Ranch Lobby Terrace in Henderson to enjoy this holiday-themed pop-up lounge. According to a press release issued by Station Casinos: “The picturesque destination will ring in the new season with cheerful music, twinkling lights, merry photo opportunities, private igloos, fire pits and more.”

It’s a pop-lounge, so you can be sure they will have an awesome menu of holiday-themed libations, including the Winter Solstice,” the Polar Espresso,” and the “Naughty Toddy.” They will also be serving up shareable beverages such as the “Snow Much Fun Seasonal Shot Tree,” and the “Fireside Punch.”

“Winter at the Terrace” at Green Valley Ranch will make sure you have something great to munch on while you are enjoying those holiday drinks. Order up the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” charcuterie platter or the “Winter Sleigh Ride” artisanal cheese platter. In the mood for sweets? They’ll bring you some “Campfire ‘Smores” or the “Candy Can Lane” cupcakes to satisfy that holiday season sweet tooth.

All-in-all it sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to impress all of the family members and friends who will be visiting you during the holiday season. Winter at the Terrace” will open at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson on Friday, November 25th. They will be serving up holiday fun Sunday through Thursday from 4pm-9pm, and then they will be open from 4pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

To get more info, or to make reservations, click here.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


11 Unique Holiday Ornaments That Will Give Your Tree Some Character

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While some of you may have already hauled out the holly and put up the tree, we’re certainly still thinking about new ways to add to it. A Christmas tree is a special thing in any household celebrating the joyous holiday. In my house, it’s a time to reminisce and look back at old arts and crafts projects, family vacations (we have easily enough Disney Mickey Ear bulbs to fill a tree on its own), and even times when the household only had three of us instead of 5.  

A Christmas tree is special. And usually unique to every house. But the thing that makes it unique is the ornaments we place upon it. While it is certainly a weird tradition to cut down a tree and dress its “dead” husk we’re not thinking about it morbidly. We choose to see the beauty. So we decided to put together a list of fun holiday ornaments that will add that special unique touch and give your tree some character. 

  • 1) Bob Ross Ornament

    I love kicking these lists off with something fun. This Bob Ross ornament is so unique and wonderful. He’ll help paint your Christmas tree happy that’s for sure! This is definitely one ornament most other families probably won’t have. 

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  • 2) Santa Personalized Family

    You can’t go wrong with a personalized Santa family ornament. Family ornaments are a staple in my house, hence the Disney Mickey Ears tree we have. And the ones where you can see how big the family was during a certain point in time are really cool. It always brings back memories you probably haven’t thought of in a long while. I know it certainly does in my family because there is such a big age gap between my siblings and me. 

  • 3) Golf Cart Ornament

    Got any golfers in the family? Or if you’re doing an ornament exchange among friends or coworkers this ornament works kind of well for that. It’s unique and personal for anyone who loves golf. And just think about how many people you know that would have this kind of thing. It certainly adds something special to the tree.

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  • 4) Retro Cassette Tape

    For all you nostalgic-loving folks out there you gotta grab this cassette tape. I like finding weird little things like this on a Christmas tree. It makes the whole thing feel very personal and like a piece of your personality is being shared with the world. A cassette is great if you are a huge music lover and if you want to reminisce about the days when you have to flip the tape around to listen to more tracks.

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  • 5) Bud Light 6 Pack

    Oh Christmas tree… oh Christmas tree, this one had me giggling just thinking about it. Do you love Bud Light? Because if so this a winner for sure. It will not only give the tree character but have it leaning just a little bit by the end of the night!

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  • 6) Bluey Ornament

    If you have little ones and you’re trying to add some ornaments that represent them this Bluey one could be a great option. Bluey is now a cultural phenomenon that is beloved by both kids and adults alike. So why not do something fun and go with this one for your tree?

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  • 7) AC/DC Angus Young Ornament

    I can’t begin to explain why I had to add this other than… I wanted to be unique. If you’re an AC/DC fan I’m sure you’ll love this. And honestly, has a ton of other random ornaments like this on there so definitely be sure to check them out for more.

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  • 8) Gnome Couple

    Now for me, I want to dub this Gnomeo and Juliet, but that is solely because Gnomeo and Juliet is an underrated movie. But gnomes are very popular nowadays and if you’re a new couple looking to start a tree together this would certainly be a fun and sweet item to add to your tree.

  • 9) Football Ornaments

    Yes, football season starts to wind down during the holidays, but hey they are still playing! And let’s face it, there are lots of football families out there. So if you love it, play it, or plain old just want it why not add some cool-looking mini footballs to your tree? Plus, this comes with a couple of them which helps you add that little touch throughout the tree. 

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  • 10) Video Game Controller Ornament

    The gamers of the world are probably rejoicing because I’ve found it! The ornament shows off their love for video games. This video game controller ornament is adorable and certainly would add that fun special touch every tree needs.

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  • 11) Bonus - Lightsaber String Lights

    When I saw these I couldn’t help myself. For all of you Star Wars fanatics out there, this lightsaber string light set is 20 red and green lightsabers connected together. I know it’s not much, but hey it adds that subtle touch to the tree that keeps it uniquely you.

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