Opportunity Village to kick off 30th annual Magical Forest with Tree Lighting Celebration!
LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village is set to host its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Magical Forest to kick off the 2021 holiday season and its milestone 30th year. The Magical Forest, which was closed in 2020 due to COVID-19, is a winter wonderland filled with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature entertainment, “snow,” speeches from local dignitaries, and a firework show.
Special guests will include Opportunity Village Ambassadors, Executive Team and Board Members, Santa Claus, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Chippendales, and many more!
Celebration takes place on Friday, November 26th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
All ticketed guests are welcome to attend the celebration and can purchase their tickets to the Magical Forest HERE.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within the Southern Nevada community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners