Mohegan Sun Presents First Annual Sun Patio Tree Lighting With Special Guest Frankie Valli

Festive, family-friendly event also kicks off the Countdown to Cheer program, filled with deals, food & beverage specials and jolly surprises

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 14, 2023) – Mohegan Sun is welcoming the holiday season with the First Annual Sun Patio Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1st. From 5:00pm – 7:00pm, guests of all ages can witness pure magic as Mohegan Sun lights up the night at the newly-renovated Sun Patio with an event hosted by shining star and true American legend, Frankie Valli! Delectable treats and complimentary hot chocolate, tea and coffee will be available. A decadent Baileys Chocolate Cocktail will also be offered at the Sun Patio Bar. Carolers will be on hand singing Christmas classics. Plus, the family can gather for a photo with Santa! This event is free and will take place rain or shine.

After his appearance at the First Annual Sun Patio Tree Lighting, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will bring their iconic hits to Mohegan Sun Arena for “The Last Encores” tour at 8:00pm. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are one of the most beloved groups in Pop music history, selling more than 175 million records worldwide. Known for songs like “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and more, the group continues to tour throughout the US and abroad to packed houses of thrilled fans from multiple generations. Tickets are still available via and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Mohegan Sun Arena has a holiday entertainment lineup that guests won’t want to miss. Shows include Pentatonix: The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm, Straight No Chaser’s SLEIGHIN’ IT TOUR on Friday December 8th at 8:00pm, Bret Michaels with special guest Firehouse on Saturday, December 16th at 8:00pm, and Michael Bolton on Sunday, December 17th at 8:00pm. Tickets to all shows are on sale now via and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The Wolf Den is also in a merry mood with free holiday shows throughout December. Guests can check out the Ho! Ho! Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Show on Friday, December 1st at 8:00pm,  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9th at 8:00pm, Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas on Friday, December 22nd at 8:00pm and The Cartells on Sunday, December 24th at 8:00pm. All guests must be 21+ to enter the Wolf Den.

The festive fun doesn’t stop there. Also starting December 1st is Countdown to Cheer, and Mohegan Sun is playing Santa by bringing incredible deals, food & beverage offerings, pop up surprises and so much more. Countdown to Cheer takes place through Saturday, December 16th and guests can take advantage of the following:

Food & Beverage Offerings| Guests can channel their inner Christmas carol while delighting in a variety of food & beverage specials over the course of Countdown to Cheer. On Saturday, December 2nd, The Crafty Stir Café, located just off the Sky Hotel Lobby, has indulgent turtle cupcakes for $6.50 each. Todd English’s Tuscany is serving up a three-course, prix fixe menu for $50 per person on Monday, December 4th. TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge is offering “Five Golden Rings” for $35 on Tuesday, December 5th. On Wednesday, December 6th, Grey Goose martinis can be found at the Taughannick Falls Bar for $13 each. Guests can “swim” over to Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook to enjoy Two Roads Holiday Ale and Samuel Adams Winter Lager on Thursday, December 7th. Pints are available for $9 and a 21 oz. pour is $10.25. Over at Bobby’s Burger Palace, guests can try the delicious new breakfast menu for 15% off, paired with a Dulce de Leche shake for $8 until Noon on Friday, December 8th. Clay Pipe Cigar Bar is piping in on Monday, December 11th with a single barrel neat pour and cigar special for $11. Bow & Arrow is offering a wing special of drums (and flats) on Tuesday, December 12th for 99 cents each.

Baileys Treat Cart | Those looking to kick the holiday season up a notch can keep an eye out for the Baileys Treat Cart! Guests can satisfy their sugary cravings with decadent cocktails and samples from Baileys. The cart’s first stop is at the Sun Patio Bar during the First Annual Sun Patio Tree Lighting, and special pop-ups will take place across property during Countdown to Cheer. Guests can track the Baileys Treat Cart’s next stop on Mohegan Sun’s Instagram & Facebook stories!

Holiday POP! at Aquai | This pop-up bar located at Aquai in the Sky Tower hotel lobby will add sparkle to the holiday with delicious and unique cocktails! Guests can also enjoy a glass of the forever iconic Moët & Chandon, plus other holiday-inspired spirits. Holiday POP! at Aquai is open every Friday & Saturday during Countdown to Cheer from 4:00pm – 11:00pm.

Mix & Mingle: The Ultimate Big Little Holiday Party | Be it big or be it little; guests can bring their groups to an elite holiday party at novelle! On Friday, December 8th and Friday, December 15th at 5:00pm, novelle will host the gathering so guests can make merry memories without the hassle of planning. Sip on jolly spirits and groove to a live acoustic performer and DJ, all while dancing and delighting in holiday cheer! Delicious food options will be served. Guests can secure their spot by visiting All guests must be 21+ to enter novelle.

Holiday Gift Card Sale | Guests can snag some gifts for the loved ones by taking advantage of the Holiday Gift Card Sale! For every $100 spent on a Mohegan Sun digital gift card (limit $500), guests will receive a free $20 bonus digital gift card. The Holiday Gift Card Sale begins on Saturday, December 9th at 6:00am and ends on Monday, December 25th at Midnight. Mohegan Sun gift cards can be used for shopping, dining and entertainment and are accepted at the luxurious hotel at Mohegan Sun, including Mandara Spa, Mohegan Sun Golf Club and Mohegan Sun’s Mobil Gas Station & Convenience Store.

Holiday Hotel Packages | Guests looking for a holiday getaway can book special hotel packages through the end of December:

  • Tree Lighting Package – this illuminating hotel package includes a stay at Mohegan Sun from Friday, December 1st – Sunday, December 3rd and a $50 beverage credit redeemable anywhere on property, including the Sun Patio Bar and Holiday POP! at Aquai. The Tree Lighting Package is bookable through Saturday, December 2nd.
  • Cocktail Package – guests looking to shake things up can book this hotel package that includes an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun and a Sono box gift set, complete with ready to mix espresso martinis, margaritas, and cosmopolitans. Stay dates are December 1st – December 31st, 2023, and this package is bookable through December 31st.
  • Suite Package – this sweet deal includes 30% off suite rates and a basket amenity from Connecticut-based chocolatier, Munson’s Chocolates. Stay dates are December 2nd – December 27th (blackout dates apply), and this package is bookable through December 27, 2023.

Special Status Point Days | Momentum members can earn Triple Status Points on Sunday, December 3rd. Double Momentum Dollars can be earned in the Poker Room on Wednesday, December 6th and Double Status Points can be earned in the Poker Room on Wednesday, December 13th.

For the full schedule and additional information about Countdown to Cheer, visit Guests are encouraged to keep an eye on Mohegan Sun’s Instagram & Facebook stories for exciting updates.

Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 70 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. 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 Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on X and Instagram @mohegansun and view us on YouTube.

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