HENDERSON, Nev. – Kimberly Daskas, director of marketing & strategic sponsorship for The District at Green Valley Ranch, announced that The District will host a series of events this fall in celebration of the shopping center’s recent revitalization.
The District’s Fall Festival will take place on Oct. 25 through Oct. 27, which falls within the Nevada Day-observance weekend. Daily activities, hosted in conjunction with several of the center’s retail partners, will include fitness demonstrations, balloon art, music by DJ Joey D and DJ Rob, and food and drink sampling by Al’s Garage, Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill, Elephant Bar Restaurant, Presidio, Balboa Pizza Kitchen and more. On Saturday, Rachel’s Kitchen will offer free pumpkins to customers who spend $5 or more, and will feature music and mimosas on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cooking demonstrations will take place daily on stage in the center of Main Street, featuring King’s Fish House on Friday at 3:30 p.m., P.F. Chang’s on Saturday at 3 p.m., and Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., all with cooking demonstration appliances, cookware and tools provided by Williams-Sonoma. That same stage will also feature fashion shows on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in partnership with several of the center’s fashion retailers including Colorz, DownEast Basics, Francesca’s Collections, White House | Black Market, special guest lululemon Athletica and more. lululemon Athletica will also host a Lift and Flow yoga class on Friday at 9 a.m. on the Main Street stage with trainer Jen Knox, and a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same day in Suite 151, between Josie’s Frozen Yogurt and Al’s Garage. All events are free to attend.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, The District will host PurpleLight Las Vegas from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be a part of PurpleLight 2013, which aims to turn the country purple to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and kick off November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The national movement has been perpetuated by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and The District is proud to host the Southern Nevada portion of the event. PurpleLight Las Vegas will take place on The Green located on the east side of Green Valley Parkway, and will include a vigil of hope to honor survivors and those who have passed of pancreatic cancer.
Four days after the conclusion of the Fall Festival activities, The District will host “the biggest trick or treat party in town.” Presented in partnership with Mix 94.1, Halloween at The District will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature Halloween music, trick or treating throughout the retail center and more. The District aims to provide a fun and safe environment for children to experience the Halloween holiday while giving parents the opportunity to experience the recently-revitalized shopping center.
On Friday, Nov. 2, The District will host FARE Walk for Food Allergy, to help support Food Allergy Research & Education. This annual family-friendly event brings together individuals seeking a safe world for those living with food allergies, and the 2013 edition features a 1.5 mile walk around the recently-renovated shopping area. The event begins at 9 a.m., with registration/check-in starting at 8:30 a.m.
The holidays season begins at The District on Friday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m., with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event. Showcasing the center’s impressive Christmas tree and a special fireworks spectacular, the event will once again be hosted by Las Vegas’ own actress and best-selling author Cerina Vincent. An exclusive command performance by special guest Frankie Moreno will also take place, along with the arrival of Santa Claus and a cast of holiday characters. Photo opportunities with Santa will be available, and the event is expected to be a fun-filled evening to help patrons wrap up their Black Friday shopping day.
“We’re thrilled to host this series of events to reintroduce The District to the community” said Daskas. “The District has always been a neighborhood shopping center, and now that Main Street is re-opening we can offer guests an even greater experience with better convenience, access and visibility to our retail partners.”
The District began renovation of its Main Street in the summer of 2013. The primary objective was to recreate a village feel with upgrades, including vehicular access down its primary path and side streets, and additional parking spaces.
In addition to vehicle access, the revitalized area will offer a youth-friendly splash pad, expanded patio seating, additional benches and umbrellas throughout, new landscaping offering added shaded areas, decorative lighting and more.
In addition to the aforementioned events, The District will continue to be home to ongoing events and live performances, with the option to close all or portions of Main Street for special events of all sizes without hindering vehicular traffic.
For a full list of upcoming events at The District, visit http://shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.php.
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