Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let There Be Light

I know, I know.  It's too early to begin celebrating Christmas.  The shops have their decorations up and music on, and it's too soon.  Yes.  Yes?  Maybe not.  What's so wrong about taking a few extra weeks to celebrate a miracle?  To think about what's really important in life?  To take some time to let the beauty seep into your bones and sustain you for the rest of the year?  To really enjoy it between mad shopping sprees and baking sessions?  Nothing.At.All.  So, to that end, do consider joining us for the 17th annual cactus lighting at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in LV.  Stop in for a factory tour, some free (!) chocolate samples, grab a hot chocolate from the shop, and head out for the unofficial start of the Christmas season with Louie Anderson, Zowie Bowie, and On With the Show. 

Here are the details...straight from the source:

Tickets are limited and required for the Nov 16 event, so you'll need to get them asap.  To get tickets you'll donate one new, unwrapped toy at the Ethel M factory in exchange for a family four-pack to the Nov. 16 event (limit eight tickets per family). Toy drop-off will run from Nov. 1 – Nov. 15 at the factory location only and tickets will be provided on a first come-first served basis.

The action is Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Botanical Cactus Garden adjacent to Ethel M Chocolates’ factory in Henderson. The countdown to the lighting of more than half a million colorful lights will take place at approximately 6 p.m. 3-D glasses are available for purchase at the Ethel M store, though they're certainly not necessary.

The added bonus - Santa.  Yes, Santa is venturing out to Henderson.  

If you can't make it, don't fret.  The lighted garden, factory, and store will be open all season, closing January 1.  After the initial night, tickets are unnecessary and it's free (unless you get the hot chocolate, as I do).

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