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FREE Fun in Las Vegas: BE’s 4-Letter Friday


Christmas is only two weeks away. There are lots of FREE things to do to celebrate the holidays. Please be safe out there. This invisible thingy that can kill you is an invisible but present present. I need all the readers I can get! (Just kidding.)

Send a Letter to Santa

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Only puppies can get near Santa this year….

No one can sit on Santa’s lap this year, except Mrs. Claus. But that doesn’t mean Santa is working hard on those toys for you kids this year.

So how does he know what you want? Well, like always, you have to tell him! But this year you’ll have to write a letter. Not email or text. The old-fashioned way with pen and paper.

Las Vegas Kinder can then mail the letter (no stamp needed-save the 49 cents) to Santa at Santa’s Mailbox. It’s in front of Macy’s in Downtown Summerlin on Festival Plaza Drive.

Be sure to include your return address so Santa knows where to find you. And I hear through my secret sources Mr. Claus himself will also send you a special letter.

Here’s my favorite Christmas joke. Remember it’s from me, the Grouchy Grammarian:

Who are Santa’s elves? Subordinate clauses. Ha! Ha!

The Winter Wonderland Display at the Aria

The wondrous Winter Wonderland at the Aria

If you are brave enough to head to a casino, don’t miss the Winter Wonderland at the Aria. Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee has created the centerpiece called Sugar Palace. It showcases seven types of sugar techniques.

For example, the structure is made of sugar bricks. The snowflakes are coated in crystal sugar. The swans came from blown sugar.

Back when there were culinary competitions, I attended a national pastry competition at the Rio. I watched the chefs work with the sugar. I actually cried when a couple of the creations toppled and smashed into thousands of sparkly diamonds when they were moving them from the work stations to the competition table. Working with sugar is tricky, almost treacherous. So this @%$#^ is amazing.

There’s also a 17-foot holiday tree decorated with 500 crystals.

The only thing you have to pay for is the parking. GRRR! But enjoying the Winter Wonderland is FREE.

FREE Starbucks

A kewl Starbucks mural at the store at Green Valley Parkway and Pebble

I don’t have to tell you about the COVID numbers because you know the frightening stats.

Starbucks says thank you to all those who are helping those who fall ill. (I do too.) Just identify yourself and the barista will give you a FREE tall brewed coffee, iced or hot.

The Starbucks Foundation has contributed $1 million to the cause.

Here is who is eligible:

  • Health care providers including doctors, nurses, public health workers and pharmacists
  • First responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers
  • Dentists and dental hygienists
  • Mental health workers
  • Hospital workers including housekeeping, security and janitors
  • Active-duty military

Every day through December 31. We appreciate you!

Have a safe, healthy AND fun week-end, Las Vegas.

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

YOUR Las Vegas Real Estate Concierge

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself, eXp Realty
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MS: Columbia

MBA: L’ecole du Hard Knocks

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Beth Ellyn Rosenthal eXp Realty Las Vegas Henderson
I was the founding state managing broker.
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Hello from the Las Vegas Real Estate Concierge. I am a real estate broker. Doting mother. Pioneer Yalie (graduated in the first class of women.) Wild yam cream creator. Zumba fanatic. Dog lover and service dog handler. But most of all I love Las Vegas. Come visit

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