For those of you who really get into Christmas, Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana is a must-visit this holiday season.
Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Cincinnati (that’s less than an hour to you and me), Rising Star Casino has transformed itself into the “Christmas Casino,” and you’ll find holiday fun by the boatload (pun intended) there from now until January 2.
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves have returned to the Rising Star, along with tons of holiday attractions, like the German-themed Christmas Market Village, which features Christmas and holiday goodies galore; an animated 12 Days of Christmas Tree that comes to life with the famous theme song; a North Pole display complete with real frost and customized figures; and an extraordinary Christmas tree in the pavilion with gleaming stars overhead. There are even live reindeer nestled along the driveway. Check out the gallery above, and watch Santa’s arrival (on a ferry boat no less).
They didn’t stop at the décor, either—Rising Star has partnered with Ghostlight Theatricals to present the season’s only live regional production of A Christmas Story: The Musical. The show will run in the Grand Theatre Thursdays through Sundays from November 15 to December 28. This award-winning Broadway show is based on the holiday movie favorite, following young bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes for the holiday gift of his dreams, an official RedRyder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. You’ll have a blast, but just remember—it’s all fun and games until someone shoots an eye out!
Oh, and did we mention the food? You can feast on all the holiday favorites at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Buffet. Or, next door at the Yuletide Inn, you can get holiday specialties like roasted goose with winter truffles, or stuffed pork tenderloin with figs and chestnuts.
The casino is even offering a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the North Pole!
Rising Star’s Christmas Casino is sure to be one of the most unique holiday experiences anywhere in the Tri-State.
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Rising Star Casino’s “Christmas Casino” is open now through January 2, 2019. Guests must be 21 or older to visit the casino, but the Christmas displays and A Christmas Story: The Musical can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. Children are also welcome in the resort’s hotels and restaurants.
The Christmas Casino is located at 777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, Indiana 47040. For more information, call the reservation elves at (877)-77-SANTA, Extension #1 or visit their website.