Summer Santa Rampage: Jolly? Try sweaty St. Nick
Wed, Jul 6, 2011 (5:09 p.m.)
You better not cry: Christmas gets a cleavage boost for summer!
- Summer Santa Rampage
- July 8, 9 p.m., free.
- Fremont Street in front of Fitzgeralds
How does wearing a full fur suit (and matching hat) in the scorching July heat sound to you? Well, to a group of devoted Burning Man attendees, it’s the best way to spend this Friday night. Even if you didn’t score a ticket to the upcoming weeklong festival in Northern Nevada, you can join this weekend’s festivities—the Summer Santa Rampage is open to any brave soul willing to wear the red and white suit in our city’s 100-plus-degree heat. So should you be inclined to celebrate Christmas a little early this year, or if you get a kick out of turning tourists’ heads, this Santa gathering is certainly for you. We at the Weekly have but one piece of advice for the St. Nick impersonators: antiperspirant deodorant.
Fremont Street Experience
Legendary casinos, free entertainment, old-fashioned gambling hospitality – this is the vintage Vegas of the Fremont Street Experience. Some say it's almost intimate. You may even run into one of the casino owners while you sit at the blackjack table. Some say it's the free entertainment that makes us vintage. On any given night you may see famous bands, strolling showgirls, or an amazing saxophone performance. Some say it's the history. Las Vegas started 100 years ago in 1905 near the corner of Fremont and Main Streets. Fremont Street was the first paved street. The Fremont Hotel opened 50 years ago and launched the careers of famous entertainers like Wayne Newton. Others say it's the service. A dining experience at Hugo's Cellar inside the Four Queens is unrivaled and renowned. And we can't forget the gambling. Test your fortune at The Lady Luck or Fitzgeralds casinos on some of the loosest slots in town.
425 Fremont St