Mohegan Sun Celebrates The Holiday Season With A World Of Holiday Marvels


Seasonal festivities will include a 24-foot gingerbread house, holiday décor and a tree lighting ceremony
Mohegan Sun’s annual World of Holiday Marvels returns to  bring holiday cheer, festivities and an array of entertainment to guests on Thursday, December 1st.
Mohegan Sun will kick off the holiday festivities at 6:00pm on The Shops concourse stage with a DJ spinning all the classic holiday tunes, ballerina dancers and a display of indoor pyrotechnics.
At 7:00pm, the sixth annual tree lighting ceremony will begin outside of Todd English’s Tuscany. Guests will be greeted with a few words from Mohegan Sun executives. Throughout The Shops at Mohegan Sun, they can enjoy the festivities as the celebration will be broadcast on large screens throughout the concourse.
Mohegan Sun’s holiday mainstay returns to The Shops at Mohegan Sun in the form of a 24-foot life-size gingerbread house.  Created by Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel and Mohegan Sun’s culinary team, this year’s house incorporates approximately 6,525 gingerbread bricks, four 7-foot soldiers made out of milk chocolate and Rice Krispies®, man-made icing, and white, dark and milk chocolate.
Visitors of all ages can walk through the house to view the tiny rooms inside filled with a standout stone fireplace made from gingerbread and dark icing grout, chocolate stockings, a holiday tree, a chocolate rocking chair and a chocolate glass with assorted cookies for Santa to enjoy. Topping off the house is a cupola and weathervane with four chocolate chefs.
From 6:00pm – 9:00pm, complimentary Cider, Hot Chocolate and Holiday Cookies will be available at the gingerbread house as well as a special photo opportunity with Santa for the children.  Guests can drop off unwrapped presents to be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots or choose to make a 10.00 monetary donation from 5:00pm 9:00pm.  Once they have shared, guests can celebrate their donation by snapping a family photo with the festive life-size Nutcrackers located in the Spring Gateway.
Throughout the property, Mohegan Sun has set up a variety of holiday decorations. Casino of the Earth features ornaments and illuminated wreaths measuring over ten feet tall.  The Shops at Mohegan Sun will bring the picturesque New England winter indoors with oversized snow flurries, a giant wreath, custom-designed snowflakes suspended over iceberg islands and life-size nutcracker statues.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting