On Dec. 9, 2014, Fremont Street Experience hosted its official tree lighting ceremony.
On-hand for the tree lighting were Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor and an Elvis clad in holiday garb, of course. It’s Las Vegas, after all.
The switch was flipped on live TV, and the Fremont Street Experience Christmas tree glistened with thousands of bulbs and decorations. We would love to be able to say exactly how many, but that would take “research” or possibly counting, and downtown Las Vegas isn’t about counting, it’s about having fun, so let’s just move on.
While not a real tree, did we mention it’s 50 feet tall?
Here’s a quick video of the moment the tree was lit. (Not an uncommon phenomenon on Fremont Street, come to think of it.)
Entertainment for the tree lighting festivities was provided by cast members of an original holiday show appearing at Fremont Street Experience during December, “Neon Country Nights.” Check our calendar for show times.
The Fremont Street Experience tree is topped with a replica of the “Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas” sign, much like the one that adorns the SlotZilla zip line tower.
The Christmas tree is available for photo ops throughout the holiday season. Thanks to photographer David Tingey for all the great pics. Enjoy more below.