Monday, November 16, 2009


I love chocolate.

George Wallace cracks me up.

Zowie Bowie is my favorite lounge act in Las Vegas.

I get a kick out of seeing a Cactus Tree all lit up.

Well, right next door in Henderson, I ( and I guess you too) am getting a whole bunch of my favorite things all at once Tuesday night Ethel's Chocolate Factory! Oh yeah, it's the holidays, Vegas Style Babee!

The 16th Annual Lighting Of the Cactus (Cacti?)will be taking place at the three acre Botanical Garden at the Ethel's Chocolate Factory right around 6pm. Funnyman, George Wallace will host the lighting of over half a million lights followed up by performances from the best band in Vegas, Zowie Bowie and Michael Grimm who leads his own 12 piece band out at The Green Valley Ranch in The Ovation Showroom (is this burgh packed with talent, or what?). Not to be outdone by the pros, some of the best local high school singers will be giving you their take on all of your holiday faves ( I highly doubt they will be doing my fave, "Santa Claus,Go Straight To The Ghetto", but, hey.)and the Fat Dude himself, Kristopher Kringle, might just be making an appearance himself to see what I ,uh, I mean the kids, want this year.

WAIT! There's more!

It seems that in the spirit of a "Green" Holiday, "TerraCycle", a company dedicated to turning one man’s trash into another man’s treasure, is asking guests to bring in any one candy wrapper to be donated to "TerraCycle" in exchange for one ticket to the November 17 event (limit eight tickets per family). This is perfect timing for those looking for something to do with all those leftover Halloween wrappers. Don’t toss them away and instead bring them into Ethel’s for tickets to the season’s most popular event. TerraCycle will ‘upcycle’ the collected wrappers into a variety of affordable, eco-friendly products.

Cool, huh?

And speaking of "all natural" (We were weren't we? Well, we are now.), Ethel's is an all natural; chocolatier. They use no preservatives! Nummers!

Ok, so now the details:

Tickets are required to enter the event and a limited amount will be available free of charge beginning October 19 at all eight ethel’s locations.

The Ethel’s® chocolate factory and Botanical Cactus Garden are located at Two Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. For more information on the Holiday Cactus Garden, holiday events, store hours and locations and ordering products, please call 1-800-680-0150 or just go online at :

To find out more about "Terra Cycle", check out their website:

If you want to see the best and funniest show on The Strip, then you must want to see The George Wallace show! Find out how at:

In the mood to dance to ALL the latest hits with the BEST live band in Vegas? Sure you are! Get over to see Zowie Bowie ASAP! Their website:

And finally, for the musical stylings of Michael Grimm, just check him and his out at The Green Valley Ranch:

Dress warm and tell the kiddies to let Santa know that they want a Bugatti Veyron. Of course, I will be happy to drive it until they are of age.

Consider that my little Holiday gift to them.

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