Christmas tree, menorah light up Fremont Street in Las Vegas

Fremont Street Experience is lighting up the holiday season with The Grand Menorah and a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, in addition to the 12.5-million LED lights of the Viva Vision Canopy.

Meteorologist Kevin Janison, Rabbi Shea Harlig of Chabad of Southern Nevada and the Dancing Dreidels prepare to light The Grand Menorah. (Las Vegas Sun).

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Rabbi Shea Harlig and Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor were on hand Nov. 27 to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by lighting an enormous menorah, just west of the 4th Street intersection (near Denny’s). Festivities included a performance by the Dancing Dreidels.

The mayor and Victor return for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m., Wed., Dec. 11 at the 3rd Street Stage. This time the pair will bring along Santa Claus.

Fun fact: The tree at the Fremont Street Experience is considered Las Vegas’ official Christmas tree.

Directly following the ceremony, the Country Christmas will perform on the 1st Street stage. The live musical revue will provide free performances of holiday country classics including “Hard Candy Christmas,” “Blue Christmas” and “Redneck 12 Days of Country” nightly (except Thursdays) through Dec. 25.