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Ho-Ho-Ho!

The holiday season at Tropicana kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter. The free light show features a 35-ft. ornately decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sights and sounds of the season. Daily shows begin Thursday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Dec. 27, presented every hour on the hour starting at noon.

Jingle: A Whimsical Wonderland opens Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Tropicana Showroom and continues through Friday, Dec. 20, on select dates and times. The showroom is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with a family-friendly holiday show. Tickets are $10 for children 16 and younger, and $30 for adults. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office and through Ticketmaster.com.


But wait! There’s more!

Bite me - Through Saturday, Nov. 27, use your 50+ Bites pass to get one “bite” from each of the 60 participating restaurants in Atlantic County. Each will offer a delicious culinary experience, and many are offering discounted upgrades, so be sure to ask. Purchase the pass for $25 at ACWeekly.com/50Bites and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to The Community FoodBank of South Jersey.

Cheap eats - Through Saturday, Nov. 16, Ocean Casino Resort will present Ocean Eats Restaurant Week, a celebration of Ocean’s culinary scene featuring $39 menus at Amada, American Cut and Dolce Mare, and $24 dinners at Villain & Saint and Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi. Visit TheOceanAC.com for details and to book reservations.

Whiskey business - Sample a wide selection of artisan and international whiskies, craft spirits, moonshines and barrel-aged barley beers from dozens of distilleries at Golden Nugget’s Whiskey Revival from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Tickets – $59 – include mixology classes, educational seminars, culinary delights and live entertainment. Save $10 per ticket with the code BOURBON. Active duty and retired military can purchase discounted $45 tickets by showing valid credentials at the Golden Nugget box office.

Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - Take advantage of the sale prices at Golden Nugget’s Style & Trend and The Signature Shoppe, Friday, Nov. 29, through Monday, Dec. 2. Get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more, $50 off your purchase of $200 or more, and $100 off your purchase of $300 or more.

Free entertainment - Formerly the Haven Nightclub, Golden Nugget’s The Wave features free entertainment. Thursdays at from 4 to 8 p.m. Jerry Blavat hosts Geater Gold Dance Parties. Every Friday it’s Flashback Friday. On Saturdays, the Wave features cover bands. On Nov. 16, Don’t Call Me Francis, Nov. 23, The Exceptions, and Nov. 30, Split Decision. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

'I Love A Parade' - The Third Annual Atlantic City Christmas Parade will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, on the Boardwalk. For more information, click here.

Looking ahead:

Dec. 6: The Terry Bradshaw Show, Borgata
Dec. 6: Idina Menzel, Caesars
Dec. 6: Leann Rimes You and Me and Christmas Tour, Hard Rock
Dec. 7: Luann de Lesseps: Countess Cabaret, Borgata
Dec. 7: Michael Bolton, Golden Nugget
Dec. 7: Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, Hard Rock
Dec. 8: Stockton University Presents Handel’s Messiah, Borgata
Dec. 10 to 15: Santa’s Christmas Wonderland, Harrah’s
Dec. 13: Rick Springfield & Richard Marx, Borgata
Dec. 13: The Cult A Sonic Temple, Hard Rock
Dec. 13: Julio Iglesias, Ocean Casino Resort
Dec. 14: Brandon Schaub, Borgata
Dec. 14: SiriusXM The Pulse Presents: O.A.R. – The Mighty Fall Tour, Tropicana
Dec. 20 and 21: Basketball Battle on the Boardwalk, Boardwalk Hall
Dec. 21: Jason Isbell, Borgata
Dec. 21: Straight No Chaser, Ocean Casino Resort
Dec. 26 to Jan. 1: Holiday Burlesque Show, Borgata
Dec. 27 and 28: Jim Breuer, Hard Rock
Dec. 28: Bert Kreischer, Borgata
Dec. 28: Earth, Wind & Fire, Hard Rock
Dec. 29 and 30: Human Nature, Hard Rock
Dec. 31: Kool & The Gang and KC & the Sunshine Band, Hard Rock
Dec. 31: The Best of Philly Sound – THE TRAAMPS featuring Earl Young, The Delfonics featuring William Hart and Blue Magic featuring Ted Mills, Tropicana

Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City during November:

Bally’s Atlantic City
Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Boardwalk Hall
Entertainment and Events
Tool (Nov. 22), Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins Tour (Nov. 29). For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Entertainment and Events
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in November), Heather McMahan (Nov. 15), John Dorenbos: Magic, Comedy & Inspiration, Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live: A Night To Remember (Nov. 22), JB Smoove (Nov. 23). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call 866-900-4TIX (4849).

Promotions
Enter Borgata’s Pro Football Triple Pick online by clicking here.

Every 15 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, Borgata will award 1,500 Bonus Slot Dollars. Players need to insert their M life Rewards card into any slot machine or open any table games rating for a chance to win.

Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.

Caesars Atlantic City
Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment and Events
Schitt’s Creek Up Close and Personal (Nov. 16), Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Christmas (Nov. 20), An Evening With John Cleese (Nov. 23). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina
Promotions
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza Monday, Nov. 18, at 2 and 7 p.m. in The Grand. Free entry for all Elite and Chairman cardholders. All others must earn at least 20 tier credits that day for the player and one guest. Earn bonus bingo sheets Sunday, Nov. 17. One bonus entry for 100 tier credits; two bonus entries for 150 tier credits.

Golden Nugget once again is offering its $1 Million Golden Gridiron through Sunday, Dec. 29. Every Tuesday to Sunday through Dec. 29 24K Select Club cardholders can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Enter in the Main Atrium – one entry per day, for a total of six entries per week, excluding Mondays. Best scored entry for the week will be counted. Participants can win two ways each week. The player or players with the most correct picks will win a share of $5,000. Second and third place winners receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. In addition, there will be a drawing where 150 participants randomly will be selected to win $50 in free play. Correctly pick the winner of 204 or more games during the season and win $1 million. Visit the 24K Select Club for details.

For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club or GoldenNugget.com.

Free self-parking continues.

Entertainment and Events
Whiskey Revival (Nov. 20). For tickets visit the front desk or Ticketmaster.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Promotions
Hard Rock’s $500,000 Pro Football Pick’em Challenge – with $25,000 in weekly prizes – runs through Tuesday, Jan. 21. Wild Card cardholders can select their picks every day each week for up to seven entries per week – one entry per day – for the Sunday and Monday games at the Pro Football Pick’em kiosks. Each Tuesday, check out the winning teams at Wild Card Services or online at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com. Kiosks are located at Wild Card Services and the Sportsbook. The person with the most correct picks will win $10,000 cash, and 600 random winners each will win $25 in free play.

Hard Rock continues its Wild Card tier match program until further notice. Details here.

Entertainment and Events
Whoopi Goldberg (Nov. 15), Sting (Nov. 15), An Evening of Motown (Nov 16), Cage Fury Fighting Championships 79 (Nov. 16), The Doobie Brothers (Nov. 22), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (Nov. 22), Il Divo A Holiday Song Celebration (Nov. 23), Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening (Nov. 23), Wayne Brady (Nov. 29), Tanya Tucker (Nov. 30), Run DMC (Nov. 30). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Harrah’s Resort
Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment and Events
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless (Nov. 15), “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (Nov. 15). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-736-1420.

Ocean Casino Resort
Promotions
Win a share of $250,000 in cash and prizes in the $250,000 Lexus Sweepstakes. Earn entries through Saturday, Dec. 28 – 5X entries on Tuesdays. Every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. five winners will be drawn every hour to receive up to $1,000, plus qualify for the grand prize drawing at 11 p.m. Dec. 28. Two winners will get their choice of a 2020 Lexus IS 350 or RX 350.

All Ocean Premier cardholders get free self-parking daily.

Visit the Ocean Rewards Club for details.

Entertainment and Events
Paul Anka, Anka Sings Sinatra (Nov. 15), Alice Cooper (Nov. 23). For tickets visit TheOceanAC.com or Ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

Resorts Casino Hotel
Promotions
Premiere cardholders who earn two tier points during a gaming day park free in the self-park garage at Resorts. Check any promotional kiosk to confirm the points and present a valid Star card at the exit.

Earn entries through 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, to win a 2020 Mercedes SUV. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 1. 10X entries every Sunday in November; 25X entries Friday, Nov. 1, 100X entries Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23.

One of a Kind Sweepstakes – Win a year of $1,000 in slot cash every month for a year. Star card members may pick up an entry at the Promotions Booth through Saturday, Nov. 30.

Through 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, guess the number of footballs in the containers on the Margaritaville Lobby to win up to $1,000 in slot cash

$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes – Earn one entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through Friday, Jan. 31. The finale will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 where one winner of $1,000 slot cash will be selected every 10 minutes. Grand prize is $10,000 cash.

Visit the Promotions Booth for details.

Entertainment and Events
John Ciotta (Nov. 14, 18, 20, 27), Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas Show (Nov. 30). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, the Resorts Box Office, or call 800-745-3000.

Tropicana Atlantic City
Promotions
Tropicana also is offering free play and cash with its Tropicana Football League Pro Pick ’Em game. Every Tuesday to Sunday through Dec. 29 Trop Advantage cardholders can choose the teams they think will win. After earning two promotional points, enter at the special Pro Pick ’Em kiosks adjacent to the Trop Advantage Center on the casino level – up to six entries per week. Then, after 10 a.m. the following Tuesday, visit any comp machine to check the winners. First place winner gets $1,000 in slot play; second through 10th place winners receive $100 in slot play. Pick 204 or more winners throughout the season and win $500,000. Visit the Trop Advantage Center for details.

Entertainment and Events
Goo Goo Dolls – The Miracle Pill Tour (Nov. 23), Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour (Nov. 29), El Gran Combo (Nov. 30). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, call 800-745-3000 or check with the Tropicana Box Office.

Another entertainment option at Tropicana is Atlantic City’s only IMAX® Theatre. Moviegoers receive a discounted parking rate of $5 to park in the enclosed Tropicana self-park garage, but first must obtain a parking voucher from the IMAX Box Office at the time of ticket purchase. Plus, every Tuesday college students can enjoy $10 movie tickets and 50 percent off all concession purchases, excluding merchandise. Must present valid college I.D. to redeem offer.

Born To Be Wild 3D runs through Thursday, Dec. 19, Terminator: Dark Fate: The IMAX Experience runs through Thursday. Nov. 14, Ford v. Ferrari: The IMAX Experience runs from Nov. 14, through Thursday, Nov. 21, Frozen II: The IMAX Experience runs from Nov. 21 through Thursday, Dec. 12.
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For show times and tickets, visit Tropicana.net/Entertainment/IMAX-Theatre/. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.