Chinese New Year: It’s Year of the Rabbit!

Chinese New Year is right around the corner.  2023 is Year of the Rabbit.  The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.  In celebration, Silverton Casino has plenty going on in the month of January:

 

Las Vegas lion dance

TRADITIONAL LION DANCE
Sunday, January 22

Join us as we kick off the Year of the Rabbit with a traditional Lion Dance in honor of Chinese New Year in Las Vegas. The dance begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday January 22, under the porte cochere.

 

Chinese New Year Las Vegas Bunny Hunt

YEAR OF THE RABBIT BUNNY HUNT
Every Saturday, January 7-28

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Silverton Casino is holding a Year of the Rabbit Bunny Hunt throughout our Las Vegas casino.  Join us for this scavenger hunt where lucky eagle-eyed players can win Free Slot Play up to $100 if they find a Bunny sign hidden in the casino.

  • When– Every Saturday from January 7-28
  • What time– There are 2 different games each day. The first runs from 8 am – 3 pm, and the 2nd game is from 3 pm to 8 pm.
  • What – We’re hiding 8 Bunny sign game pieces throughout the casino each Saturday of the scavenger hunt (4 per game period).
  • How– Each day, we will share a daily clue on-site, as well as on our Twitter social media channel. Use the clue to help you find Bunny sign game piece and you could receive a reward.
  • If (or when) You Find One– Find one Bunny sign game piece and bring it to the the Silverton Rewards Club for a Free Slot Play worth $20, $50 or $100.
  • Rules/Details– You must be 21+ to play Limit one reward per person throughout the Promotion Period (1/7/23 – 1/28/23).  See Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and details.

WuHu Chinese New Year Menu

CHINESE NEW YEAR MENU AT WUHU NOODLE
January 15-29

To celebrate Chinese New Year, stop by WuHu Noodle for a special menu of traditional holiday favorites.

Climb for Cash Drawing

CLIMB FOR CASH DRAWING

Silverton Rewards Club members may earn 50 points per drawing entry for the chance to win up $20,000 in CASH!  There will be 10 winners at each drawing — nine winners receive from $500 – $2,000 in Free Slot Play. One lucky winner plays the bonus game to win up to $20,000 in CASH.

 

Dragon Cash Swipe N Win

DRAGON CASH SWIPE N WIN
Fridays in January

Earn 100 points each promotion day to play. Swipe at the Silverton Rewards redemption kiosk and win up to $1,000 CASH or other lucky prizes!  More

What is Festivus, Anyway?

Happy Festivus

This holiday season, WuHu Noodle is featuring a Festivus Menu, from Dec 9 – 30, 2022.  This seasonal Asian menu features several choices, from Cornish Game Hen to Northeastern Chinese Lamb.

But what is Festivus?

If you have an aversion to tinsel and love “Seinfeld,” Festivus is the perfect holiday for you.

Popularized by the ’90s TV show, the anti-consumerism holiday is celebrated by “Seinfeld” fans every December 23.

In the season of multiple holidays, Festivus has become a quirky tradition for those who want to celebrate a holiday that everybody can participate in — or a holiday for the “restofus.”

According to Dictionary.com:

Festivus is characterized as being a holiday “for the rest of us,” and exists in contrast to the commercialism of Christmas. It consists of four major elements: the Festivus Pole, which is a simple aluminum pole with no adornments; the Airing of Grievances, which is when you tell gathered friends and family members how they have disappointed you since the last Festivus celebration; dinner (the famous Seinfeld episode shows the characters eating meatloaf on a bed of lettuce, mashed potatoes, and peas); and finally Feats of Strength, which is when participants wrestle the head of the household to the ground.

The holiday has been adopted beyond the Costanzas, and is now celebrated by a small but a global audience. There is a website detailing how to celebrate it, a book about the story behind it by the holiday’s creator, and social media pages for participants to share stories of their festivities. Festivus poles can also now be purchased specially for the occasion. However, Festivus traditionalists feel that a pole made for this purpose is against the anti-commercialist spirit of the holiday.

The Festivus Episode of Seinfeld

According to Wikipedia:

The Seinfeld episode that featured Festivus was titled “The Strike“, although O’Keefe notes that the writers later wished they had named it “The Festivus”. It was first broadcast on December 18, 1997. The plot revolves around Cosmo Kramer returning to work at his old job, H&H Bagels. While dining at Monk’s Restaurant, as George Costanza is opening his mail, he receives a card from his father saying, “Dear Son, Happy Festivus.” This leads to Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes discussing George’s father’s creation of Festivus despite George not wanting it to be discussed.[3] Kramer then becomes interested in resurrecting the holiday when, at the bagel shop, Frank Costanza tells him how he created Festivus as an alternative holiday in response to the commercialization of Christmas.[3]

Meanwhile, George creates donation cards for a fake charity called The Human Fund (with the slogan “Money for People”) in lieu of having to give office Christmas presents. When his boss, Mr. Kruger, questions George about a $20,000 check he gave George to donate to the Human Fund as a corporate donation, George hastily concocts the excuse that he made up the Human Fund because he feared persecution for his beliefs, of celebrating Festivus instead of Christmas. Attempting to call his bluff, Kruger goes home with George to see Festivus in action.[3]

Kramer eventually goes back on strike from his bagel-vendor job when his manager tells him he cannot take December 23 off to celebrate his newfound holiday. Kramer is then seen on the sidewalk picketing H&H Bagels, carrying a sign reading “Festivus yes! Bagels no!” and chanting to anyone passing the store: “Hey! No bagel, no bagel, no bagel…”[3]

Finally, at Frank’s house in Queens, Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George gather to celebrate Festivus. George brings Kruger to prove to him that Festivus is “all too real”.[3]

 

*** Check out the Festivus Menu at WuHu Noodle, located inside Silverton Casino.

The BAD ELF Experience

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

For quirky holiday fun, have you considered a Las Vegas Christmas Bar?  We’ve got the ultimate option for you — sign up for the BAD ELF EXPERIENCE, the best way to enjoy Silverton’s BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar with your friends.

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

Choose from one of three experiences in advance, and get an exclusive BAD ELF souvenir glass, and a chance to play the BAD ELF PUZZLE HUNT to win an “elfin’ good” grand prize.

Choose your experience for this Las Vegas Christmas Bar in advance to receive a souvenir gift and special values only available online:

  • The BAD ELF Experience, which includes one holiday cocktail of your choice, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.
  • The BADDER ELF Experience, which includes two holiday cocktails of your choice, a Christmas cookie, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.
  • The BADDEST ELF Experience, which includes one hour of BOTTOMLESS drinks, a Christmas cookie, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.  BOTTOMLESS drinks include all beer on tap, house wine, well cocktails, and cocktails on the BAD ELF holiday drink menu.

PURCHASE VOUCHER

Las Vegas Christmas BarWin the Holiday Puzzle Hunt!

As an exclusive opportunity for those who purchase one of the BAD ELF Experiences, you may participate in the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt. It’s simple and fun — solve four puzzles while you drink your holiday cocktails at the Las Vegas Christmas Bar.  When finished, submit your answers to enter to win a grand prize.  The winner will receive a fabulous prize, including a VIP Dinner for Two at Twin Creeks Steakhouse.

 

What is BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar?

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

As the story goes, a gang of spirited elves has chosen to add holiday flair to Shady Grove Lounge to make it look a bit more like the North Pole.  Throughout the bar, visitors can get into the holiday spirit with string lights, wrapped presents, oversized ornaments, and dozens of elves suspended from the ceiling. A cozy fireplace with a Christmas tree nestled in the corner creates the perfect photo backdrop.

Even the iconic Airstream – the focal point of the award-winning lounge – is decked out in festive red and green kitsch, complete with snow-covered Christmas trees, elves, presents, and Santa and his reindeer on the roof.

The bar was inspired by tales of the Shelf Elf – so be sure to keep an eye out for a few of the sprites throughout the space.  In fact, many of the elves on display were sent to Las Vegas by fans throughout the nation, after Silverton put out a call offering to officially “retire” family “Shelf Elves” at the casino.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, get ready for an elfin good time!

BAD ELF Pop-Up Christmas Bar opens on Friday Nov. 4, 2022.  

 

Note: Visitors to BAD ELF must be 21+

BAD ELF is closed for private functions on the evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 9. 

BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company or The Elf on the Shelf brand.

 

BAD ELF
Cocktail Menu

Vegas Christmas Bar

BAD ELF CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MENU

The Grinch Shot
Peach schnapps, Malibu rum, blue curacao, Sprite, orange juice

Shady Graham Central Shot
Baileys, white crème de cacao and vanilla vodka

Naughty Butter Beer
Vanilla vodka, butterscotch, and root beer; garnished with whipped cream and sugar crystals

Spicy Apple Cider
Fireball, honey, and apple cider; garnished with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel

Candy Cane
White chocolate liquor, peppermint schnapps, and half and half; garnished with a small candy cane

Poinsettia
Champagne with a splash of cranberry juice

 

NEW!  BAD ELF Experience

BAD ELF is closed for private functions on the evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 9. 

BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company or The Elf on the Shelf brand.

Las Vegas Holiday Parties

Book Your Las Vegas Holiday Party Today

‘Tis the season to book your Las Vegas holiday parties. There is no hiding the holidays at Silverton Village! A 34-foot Majestic Mountain Pine Christmas Tree stands proud at The Green, Santa arrives in scuba gear, and we deck the halls with festive décor and themed trees throughout Silverton Casino.

There are plenty of options for a Las Vegas holiday party at Silverton Casino, including:

…as well as private function rooms at Hyatt Place Las Vegas Silverton Village.

Las Vegas Christmas Bar
BAD ELF pop-up BAR at Silverton Casino

To schedule a personal tour or for more information about Las Vegas holiday parties, please email veil@silvertoncasino.com or call 702.575.6209.

Silverton In the News: Shelf Elf Retirements

Christmas is Coming!

Elf on a ShelfAt Silverton HQ, we’re putting the finishing touches on our holiday plans.  Topping the list is the return of BAD ELF, our pop-up bar at Shady Grove.  This over-the-top Christmas spectacle now has a new tagline “For Rebels without a Claus.”  Why not?  This year, the bar will also be home to several retired shelf elves.

As this recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article  shares, we’ve put out a call to parents who are weary of another year of nightly Elf on a Shelf duties — moving the pixie into increasingly creative spots every night.  If you think it’s time for your elf to retire to Las Vegas… we have a spot for him or her.

For more details on Elf Retirements, see our blog post.

For more details on how to reserve BAD ELF for your Las Vegas holiday party, Christmas lunch, or after-work happy hour, please email Gina.Garcia@silvertoncasino.com or call 702.263.7777.

 

 

Holiday Parties in Las Vegas

NEW! Reserve BAD ELF bar for your holiday party, lunch or brunch

Bad Elf Las VegasAre you looking for the ultimate quirky spot for a holiday party or happy hour?

Shady Grove Lounge will once again be decked out for the holidays and renamed BAD ELF pop-up bar  home to all rebels without a Claus! 

The elves will once again put their holiday flair on the Shady Grove Lounge to make it look a bit more like their home, the North Pole. The iconic Airstream will be decked out in festive red and green garland, complete with snow-covered Christmas trees, elves, presents, and Santa and his reindeer on the roof.

Throughout the rest of the bar, guests will get into the holiday spirit with string lights, wrapped presents, oversized ornaments, and dozens of elves suspended from the ceiling. A cozy fireplace with a Christmas tree nestled in the corner will create the perfect photo backdrop.

The bar was inspired by that favorite holiday menace  Elf on the Shelf  so be sure to keep an eye out for a few of the retired pixies throughout the space.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, get ready for an elfin good time!

For more details on how to reserve BAD ELF for your Las Vegas holiday party, Christmas lunch, or after-work happy hour, please email Gina.Garcia@silvertoncasino.com or call 702.263.7777.

 

 

Shelf Elf Retirements

Elf  Retirements

As a special service to parents who have grown weary of their family’s Christmas “Shelf Elves,” Silverton Casino in Las Vegas is offering Elf Retirements, giving a new home to the retiring pixies.  The casino is offering to help parents looking to “officially” retire their elves, allowing them to take a spot at the BAD ELF pop-up holiday bar – the home to all rebels without a Claus.

Las Vegas Christmas BarThe bar, which is open seasonally in November and December, is an over-the-top holiday spectacle. Throughout the bar, holiday visitors are mesmerized by thousands of string lights, oversized ornaments, and dozens of “retired” elves watching from the ceiling above.  As a finishing touch, a full-sized Airstream trailer is decked out in festive red and green garland, complete with plastic reindeer on the roof.

Those who wish to retire their elves and  mail them to the casino will receive in return:

  • An “official” retirement certificate
  • A voucher good for a complimentary cocktail during their next visit to Las Vegas
  • Silverton Casino will donate an item to a Las Vegas charity gift drive on their behalf.

To help justify the absence of their “Shelf Elf” at home this holiday season, Silverton will provide additional “tongue-in-cheek” letters that can be  shared with family members – including notes from the elf raving about retirement, and even photos of the elf’s new Las Vegas friends.

Bad Elf Las Vegas

The Shelf Elf Phenomenon

Elf on a ShelfThe Shelf Elves are part of an interactive “hide ‘n seek” game that has grown into a holiday tradition among families with young children.  Most elves are acquired as part of an “Elf on a Shelf” boxed set, which has sold more than 13 million copies since it was first published in 2005.  As part of the tradition, the little sprite shows up in creative spots each morning and serves as Santa’s “eyes and ears” throughout the holiday season.

After more than a decade of popularity, many parents have become exhausted at maintaining their elf’s nightly movements throughout the season, leaving them looking for a graceful way to end the holiday tradition – a convenient way to retire the little elf.


Making Arrangements for Shelf Elf Retirement

Those wishing to send their Shelf Elf to Las Vegas should include a note that contains the elf’s name, hometown, and a physical address to send the certificate and drink voucher.

The address is:

Shelf Elf Retirement HQ
Silverton Casino
3333 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas, NV  89139

Questions can be directed to info@silvertoncasino.com.

Special Events

For more details on how to reserve BAD ELF for your Las Vegas holiday party, Christmas lunch, or after-work happy hour, please email Gina.Garcia@silvertoncasino.com or call 702.263.7777.

 

Bad Elf Experience

 

BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company or The Elf on the Shelf brand.