Month-long celebration offers families opportunities to make holiday memories
TUNICA, Miss., Oct. 18, 2013 – MGM’s Gold Strike Casino Resort will be transformed into Santa’s workshop with a country twist during the month of December. The Country Christmas Celebration: A Family Affair at Gold Strike will offer guests a variety of family-friendly activities including a Country Christmas Tribute Show, photos with Santa, a remarkable display of holiday decorations and much more.

The Country Christmas Tribute Show is a show for all ages that will run from Dec. 13 to 22 in Gold Strike’s Millennium Theatre. The show honors country music’s best with performances by award-winning impersonators from across the nation that have joined together exclusively at Gold Strike to recreate classic Christmas favorites. The sensational hits of Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Reba McEntire will be showcased live on stage. Tickets are available by calling 888-747-7711 or by visiting Ticket prices are $9.95 and $14.95, and a family package of four tickets is available for $25, not including tax.

Families will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa while enjoying complimentary eggnog and hot cocoa in the hotel lobby from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends during the Country Christmas Tribute Show.

In addition, special holiday offers will be available during the show’s run at many of the resort’s restaurants, including a free meal for children ages 12 and under with the purchase of an adult buffet at Buffet Americana, a free appetizer with the purchase of any entrée at the Atrium Café and 25 percent off all purchases in the food court.

"The holiday season is a special time for families to spend time together," said Nik Rytterstrom, general manager of Gold Strike Casino Resort. "We wanted to give them an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and make memories by providing numerous occasions to celebrate right here at Gold Strike. From a fantastic Christmas show to appearances by Santa, any family will have many chances to enjoy the season.”

The entire resort will be alive with the magic of the holiday season with a spectacular display of poinsettias, gingerbread houses, reindeer and scenes from Christmas pasts.
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About Gold Strike Casino Resort?
Gold Strike Casino Resort, MGM Resorts International's 1,200-room resort located 20 minutes south of Memphis in Tunica, Miss., recently completed the largest renovation and remodeling project in its history. The multi-million dollar transformation included all of Gold Strike's deluxe rooms and suites, hotel lobby, 30,000-square-foot conference and convention center, casino, high-limit gaming area, Chicago Steakhouse and the new Buffet Americana. The resort also features a refreshing spa and salon, the 800-seat Millennium Theatre, Atrium Café and 50,000 square feet of gaming space with 53 table games and more than 1,200 slot machines. For reservations or information, call 888-245-7529 or visit
About MGM Resorts International?
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at  


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