The 28th annual “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” fundraising live show will take place in the Railhead at Boulder Station on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. and will be taped for television in front of a live audience (Pictured: Pia Zadora).
The holiday-themed program will be hosted by the show’s creator Las Vegas entertainer/TV host – Tony Sacca, and will feature a stellar lineup of Las Vegas’ finest entertainers. The performance is open to the public for a $25 donation per person to benefit The Youth Foundation For The Performing Arts and can be purchased by calling 702-364-8669 or paying at the door, which opens at 1 p.m.
The television show will be syndicated and air locally and nationally in more than 75 markets.
Entertainers starring in “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” this year will include: Tony Sacca and The Sexy Saccettes; Pia Zadora; Denise Clemente; Genevieve Dew; marionette artist Anthony Rais and “Malachi;” “America’s Got Talent” finalist Anna Christine; show band Society of Seven; comic impressionist Rich Natole, violinists Bella Electric Strings; the fabulous – Las Vegas Young Entertainers; musical conductor and Grammy winner – Gary Anderson; and musical accompaniment by the Michael T Orchestra, plus more acts TBA.
Sacca conceived “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” in 1986 when he moved to Las Vegas. Originally the show was performed and filmed at the Mt. Charleston Hotel for about nine years. When the show went national, it was taped at Strip resorts starting at the Riviera Casino & Hotel and ending up at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower for 10 years. Last year was taped at the LVH.
Sacca and the Las Vegas Young Entertainers were invited four times to perform at the White House, in the U.S. Capitol Building and outdoors by the Washington Christmas Tree during the holiday season.
“Merry Christmas Las Vegas” will air on NBC Channel 3 late night Christmas Eve.
“Merry Christmas Las Vegas” shows will be airing in Pahrump, Lake Havasu and on Retro TV across the country in 75 markets.