Originally published on Southern Gaming and Destinations
The Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino Resort is open now through January 3, 2016
The first-of-its kind Christmas Casino was unveiled to community leaders at Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind. The entire casino has been transformed into a winter wonderland with hundreds of Christmas decorations and scenes depicting traditional Christmas scenes. A live reindeer event greets visitors as they enter the Casino’s Pavilion.
The Christmas Casino is a seasonal transformation of the Rising Star Casino & Resort, which is owned by Full House Resorts. It features approximately 900 of the most popular slot machines plus a variety of table games, all in a highly decorated seasonal setting, with holiday music and free eggnog. Additional guest amenities include 294 hotel rooms, complete with an indoor pool and fitness center, and several restaurants, including Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Buffet and the Yuletide Inn, which is a fine dining restaurant featuring Holiday favorites served family-style. While principally designed for adult merriment in the casino, The Christmas Casino also offers a lavish Christmas tree and seven live reindeer which can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
Christmas Casino Restaurants
Mrs. Claus Kitchen Buffet is open seven days per week and provides a 50% discount for Children 11 years of age or younger. Breakfast is $14.99, lunch is $16.99, and dinner Sunday thru Thursday is $23.99. Dinner on Friday and Saturday offers additional entrees and is priced at $30.99 for adults. Discounts are available for members of the Rising Star Rewards Players’ Club.
The Yuletide Inn offers a unique dinner experience, with a fixed price menu featuring Christmas specialties served family style. It is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the holidays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Dinner is $45 for adults and $25 for children, 11 years of age or younger. For reservations, call 877-77-SANTA Extension #7. The Yuletide Inn is also available for private functions and office Holiday parties throughout the holiday season.
The HO-HO-HO offers good food served quickly, including some Christmas specialties and American favorites.
The Christmas Casino Design Team was led by Linda Baker of the Baker Design Group (BDG), which has a national reputation for their Christmas decorating flair. Baker Design Group aligned with world-renowned mechanical genius Lou Nasti to create truly magical, one-of-a-kind displays, complete with the mechanized creations for which he is best known. Mr. Nasti has designed, manufactured and installed custom-animated characters, scenes, window displays and attractions for more than 40 years. His inimitable displays, which combine movement, sound, lighting and countless details, can be found all over the world, from Macy’s and Park Avenue Plaza in New York City to the castle for the King of Morocco. Linda and Lou also incorporated many of the fanciful creatures of The Mark Roberts Company, which specializes in hand-made fairies, elves and other Christmas collectibles.
The Christmas Casino is located at 777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, Indiana 47040. For more information, call the reservation elves at (877)-77-SANTA, Extension #7 or visit www.TheChristmasCasino.com.