TEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Santa Claus, giant trees and gingerbread houses – oh my! Pechanga Resort & Casino is pulling out all the stops for its first holiday season in the expanded property. The “new” Pechanga will deck the halls with immaculate holiday décor, Santa sightings, and hundreds upon hundreds of gingerbread houses.

Starting Friday, December 1 through Tuesday, January 9, guests can stroll through the current and newly expanded hotel lobby (opening late Dec.) and casino floor to take in the enchanting, 500,000 holiday light display. Dozens of giant pine trees, topiaries, giant wreaths and an entire holiday village made out of edible sugar and gingerbread creations adorn Pechanga, bringing the magic of the season to its guests. The dazzling trees and topiaries make for an ideal photo with the family and is even a perfect holiday card. The tallest tree is 35 feet and is placed at the hotel valet entrance. It takes 28 people four full days to install all of the holiday décor. Some of the most popular pieces include the hotel and main casino holiday trees as well as the exterior 35-foot tree.

If you have little ones, don’t miss out on one of Santa’s appearances. Santa plans on making several stops at Pechanga Resort & Casino before December 25. Children and kids at heart will be able to dish out their wish lists to Santa and have photos taken on the following dates in the Grand Ballroom Foyer:

  • Saturday, December 16, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, December 18, from 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 19, from 5 – 9 p.m.

Joining the holiday décor and Santa sightings are more than 500 custom made gingerbread houses. The gingerbread houses are handmade and individually crafted by Pechanga’s bakery team. If you’d like one to adorn your home this season, or for gift giving, the down payment and full price of homes is $55. See all the models for sale at Blends Coffee & Wine Bar and Caffé Cocoa inside the Temptations Food Court starting Wednesday, November 22 until supplies last.

For more information, call (877) 811-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com.