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    Iconic Las Vegas Strip resort ushers in the 2020 holiday season offering an all ages free outdoor holiday display with more than 25,000 lights, a lighted tropical garden of 25 trees surrounding a stunning 20-foot Christmas tree, a 10-foot poinsettia photo wall, donation drive for Three Square, winter promotions such as free cocoa weekends, and a holiday-themed outdoor bar on Fridays and Saturdays 

    Photo by Nicola Tolin


    Tropicana Las Vegas® is celebrating #TropHoliday with a first-ever Holiday in Paradise outside in the Tropicana Plaza expected to warm the hearts of visitors, locals and much appreciated Las Vegas Strip employees in need of some holiday cheer. Holiday in Paradise will showcase a festival of lights now through Sunday, January 3 featuring more than 25,000 lights covering the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests will step foot through a lighted archway welcoming them to a 20-foot Christmas Tree flanked by large lighted gift boxes and surrounded by a tropical forest of 25 palm trees and Christmas trees, all adorned with lights. The all ages free holiday experience includes a 10-foot tall live poinsettia photo wall for Instagram-worthy family photos, holiday music playing throughout the plaza and on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 3 p.m., the iconic hotel will offer a holiday pop up bar inside the outdoor Tropicana kiosk serving winter-themed and traditional cocktails, beers, as well as hot cocoa.

    “We wanted to celebrate the holidays as safely as possible and provide a much-needed free outdoor holiday experience people of all ages can enjoy,” said Mike Thoma, Assistant General Manager of Tropicana Las Vegas®.  “While the holiday season may be uniquely different this year for all of us, the ability to safely visit our over the top Holiday in Paradise full of lights, cheer and decorations is here to usher in hope and happiness for everyone.”

    Las Vegas visitors and locals can also expect a rotating calendar of holiday-themed weekend events as a part of Holiday in Paradise such as entertainment from a selection of Vegas entertainers, donation drives supporting Three Square, and special promotions and discounts guests can activate for dining, casino promotions and other activities during Tropicana’s holiday event.



    Free Cocoa Weekends*

    December 4 & 5 and 18 & 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. 
    Holiday in Paradise guests will enjoy Free Hot Cocoa from the outdoor pop up bar kiosk on select dates and times when they snap a picture with the Tropicana marquee in the background, post to a social media account, tag @TropLV, and use hashtag #TropHoliday. Adults can take in some additional cheer and make it an adult cocoa with the purchase of an added shot of Baileys, Kahlua or Jack Daniel’s. *while supplies last

    Surprise Holiday Musical Performances and Appearances
    Follow @TropLV on social for dates and times to be announced
    Celebrate the wonder of the holidays as showgirls, magicians and tribute artists entertain from a safe distance inside the Tropicana outdoor plaza. Updates on dates and times will be shared on the @TropLV social pages for guests to witness various Vegas performers singing Christmas carols and holiday songs or possibly experience live magic.



    Tropicana Las Vegas Supports Three Square Las Vegas
    December 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Tropicana will offer a drive-thru canned food donation drive at the Tropicana valet area for Three Square, Las Vegas’ local food bank, in an effort to support the Las Vegas community. Three Square Las Vegas works with a service network of community partners to reach struggling individuals and families at risk for hunger. An additional non-perishable food donation location will be located in the main lobby available through the holiday season.



    Other promotions at Tropicana Las Vegas this holiday season include:

    Play 10 and get $10
    Now through January 31, 2021
    Sign-up for mychoice® loyalty program and “Play 10 get $10.” Also, at Trop & Go receive two free beverages from the drink cooler (includes alcohol) with $20 of spend.  Guests will swipe at kiosk after earning 10 tier points and receive between $10 – $100 in Free Slot Play loaded directly to their account as well as the 2 free beverages print out.


    Photo by Svetozar Cenisev

    Tropicana Drink Specials

    Take a photo of the Holiday in Paradise Christmas tree or the Poinsettia wall outside in the Tropicana Plaza and get 25 percent off promoted drinks in Trago Lounge inside Tropicana Las Vegas when guests show the photo to their bartender or server. Limited to one redemption per day.

    Once known as a Rat Pack hangout, Tropicana Las Vegas® is eager to celebrate the oncoming holiday season in a new remarkably over-the-top way to bring much needed holiday cheer to everyone who visits the property, whether by car, by pedestrian bridge and those looking to make holiday memories at a Vegas classic can book reservations online and take advantage of winter rates starting as low as $29 per night by visiting or by calling 888-381-8767.

    For more information about social distancing and health and safety precautions in place, visit


    Photo by Nicola Tolin


    Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property is also part of the industry acclaimed mychoice® loyalty program ( which provides exclusive offers, events and experiences at more than 35 destinations across the country. For more information, visit 

    About Penn National Gaming
    With the nation’s largest and most diversified regional gaming footprint, including 41 properties across 19 states, Penn National continues to evolve into a highly innovative omni-channel provider of retail and online gaming, live racing and sports betting entertainment. The Company’s properties feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 hotel rooms, and operate under various well-known brands, including Hollywood, Ameristar, and L’Auberge.. The Company’s omni-channel approach is bolstered by the mychoice® loyalty program, which rewards and recognizes its over 20 million members for their loyalty to both retail and online gaming and sports betting products with the most dynamic set of offers, experiences, and service levels in the industry.


    Photo by Ahmet Kemal

    Thank you for reading this edition of The Badass Writer,where we bring you only positive news in books, beauty, travel and lifestyle topics. Straight ahead, we will present our last-minute Badass Holiday Gift Guide 2020, and a book review on Live for a New Day by Annie Evans.

    Have a safe and happy time this winter.  See you next week!

    Holiday blessings,