Fans Encouraged To Bring Unwrapped Gifts To Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Performance At Mohegan Sun Arena On Thursday, December 12th

Global superstar and queen of Christmas to donate $1 from each ticket sold to Toys For Tots

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 9, 2019) – Global singing and songwriting icon, Mariah Carey, is encouraging fans to bring unwrapped toys with them to her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” show on Thursday, December 12th at Mohegan Sun Arena as donation to Toys for Tots. $1 from each ticket sold to her Christmas shows will benefit Toys for Tots, a 72-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season.

Tickets to Mariah Carey’s Mohegan Sun performance are $499.00, $299.00, $199.00, $129.50, $79.50. $59.50 and $49.50 and on sale now at Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Tickets will are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.


Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/song­writer/producer recognized with multiple Grammy awards, numerous American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Top Female Artist of All Time,” Billboard‘s “Artist of the Decade” award, Billboard’s “Icon Award,” the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent. Mariah is truly the template of the modern Pop performance. Mariah’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the “Breakthrough Performance” award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Mariah went on to appear in Daniels’ stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah is represented by Roc Nation, CAA and Imprint PR. For more information visit

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and VenuesNow.  Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently ranked among the top three “Arenas in the World for its Size” and top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award – winning venue is the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.”  For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.


Mohegan Sun Kicks Off the Season With World of Holiday Marvels

Celebration includes a life-size gingerbread house, holiday décor, a tree lighting ceremony and charity donations
Mohegan Sun’s World of Holiday Marvels will jump start the season with a Wild Winter Wednesday featuring fireworks, music, treats, a toy drive and Mohegan Sun’s fourth annual tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd. 
Wild Winter Wednesday begins at 5:00pm on the rooftop of the Thames Garage. Guests will enjoy holiday favorites from carolers and servings of hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies. At 6:00pm, Mohegan Sun’s 66-foot holiday tree will be lit on Mohegan Sun Boulevard followed by a fireworks display by Pyro FX. The ceremony concludes with a special guest appearance from Santa at 7:00pm. Also on the rooftop the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots Program, in conjunction with the Hartford Festival of Light will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys. Shuttles will be provided from the Sky Valet to the Thames Garage throughout the evening.
Inside, The Shops at Mohegan Sun is once again home to a 24-foot life-size gingerbread house. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel, and Mohegan Sun’s culinary team, this year’s house holds over 4,500 pounds of icing, 150 pounds of white chocolate, and forty pounds of dark chocolate and 120 pounds of milk chocolate.
Approximately 6,525 gingerbread bricks will make up the gingerbread house. Assisted by Mohegan Sun’s culinary team, children from local Brownies, Oakdale Elementary School, Mohegan Elementary School, and Cutler Middle School’s Amistad Friendship Society each inscribed their names on gingerbread bricks. Visitors of all ages can walk through the home to view the tiny rooms inside filled with an edible fireplace, stockings, a holiday tree, a chocolate rocking chair and a chocolate glass with assorted cookies for Santa to enjoy.
Additionally, Mohegan Sun’s culinary staff will construct a gingerbread gazebo that will serve as a gift wrap booth and a food drive drop off location from December 8th through December 24th. Between the hours of 12:00pm and 8:00pm, purchases can be brought to the gazebo to be wrapped for $3.00 to $10.00 per gift. All proceeds will benefit and the Salvation Army of Southern New England. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation to The Gemma E. Moran United Way Food Labor Center.
Mohegan Sun also serves as a toy collection site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots Program, in conjunction with the Hartford Festival of Light. New, unwrapped toys for children will be accepted until December 11th at the Summer and Riverview Coat Checks.
Throughout the property, Mohegan Sun along with The Becker Group 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 17-foot ice light curtains and custom-designed snowflakes suspended over iceberg islands.  The hotel lobby will be transformed into a whimsical world brimming with adventure including an 18-foot tree of cascading water in an icy atmosphere filled with frosted trees and friendly forest animals.  A 16-foot illuminated wreath and a theatrical lighting display of snowflakes will fall above the already spectacular Taughannick Falls. 
Maps highlighting the World of Holiday Marvels displays can be found at any Player’s Club booth throughout the casino and during the tree lighting ceremony.
Over thirty stores are located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun for holiday shopping. For a complete list of the stores and holiday hours, please visit
Additionally, Mohegan Sun gift cards are available for purchase in any denomination at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office, Essentials stores and Everything Under the Sun which are located conveniently throughout the property. Mohegan Sun gift cards can be used at any store, restaurant or concert and sporting event at Mohegan Sun.  They’re also accepted at Mohegan Sun’s luxurious hotel, Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun and at Mohegan Sun’s Mobil Gas Station and Convenience Store.
In the event Wild Winter Wednesday is cancelled due to inclement weather, a makeup date is scheduled for December 4th.
The Becker Group, the design firm chosen to create Mohegan Sun’s World of Holiday Marvels, has over fifty years of experience creating immersive, entertaining attractions and brand-based experiences for a wide variety of clients.  Venues include shopping malls, consumer brands, movie studios, television networks, theme parks, museums and casinos around the globe.  The award-winning experiential marketing company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has offices in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Miami, Barcelona, Spain and San Paulo, Brazil. 
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 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