Opportunity Village will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run Saturday, December 5 in Downtown Las Vegas starting at 9 a.m. Thousands of Santa lookalikes will join the cast of Jersey Boys, The Chippendales and many more Las Vegas entertainers to participate in one of the world’s largest gatherings of Santa-clad runners and walkers.
The event will include appearances from Las Vegas legend Wayne Newton, a performance by “America’s Best Dance Crew” winners Jabbawockeez and many other surprises. Featuring a 5k run and one-mile walk, this cherished race raises funds for the incredible “OVIPs” that Opportunity Village serves.
After the event, Fremont Street Experience encourages all those brave enough to fly on SlotZilla, Downtown Las Vegas’ enormous zipline attraction. For every person that rides SlotZilla from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of the run, 100 percent of all the revenue will benefit Opportunity Village.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5
**RAIN OR SHINE**
- 7:30 a.m. Pre-run programming begins at Third Street Stage
- 7:30 a.m. – Event kicks off with music provided by DJ Mikey P, a Zumba warm-up and performances by additional Las Vegas entertainers
- 8:20 a.m. – Cast of JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas welcomes participants
- 8:35 a.m. – Santa takes the stage
- 8:40 a.m. – Wayne Newton greets the racers; introduces the OV Elvi performance
- 8:50 a.m. – Jabbawockeez perform followed by additional Las Vegas entertainers
- 9:30 a.m. – JERSEY BOYS lead procession to the 5K starting line at Las Vegas Boulevard and Carson Avenue
- 10 a.m. 5K runners take off upon JERSEY BOYS’ signal at Jamba Juice Start Line stage
- 10 a.m. The Chippendales lead procession of Kris Kringle Jingle walkers to starting line at Las Vegas Boulevard and Carson
- 10:30 a.m. One-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk begins upon Chippendale’s signal at Jamba Juice Start Line stage
- 10:30 a.m. Post-race festivities
- First racers cross finish line on Ogden between 3rd and 4th Avenues
- Awards ceremony at Third Street Stage
- After the awards ceremony participants are invited to Park on Fremont and The Roof Bar at Inspire Las Vegas to celebrate
WHERE: Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada
**Maps available upon request**
- Main Stage: Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience between the D Hotel & Casino and Four Queens on 3rd Street and Fremont Street
- Race Route: The 5K and one-mile start at Las Vegas Boulevard and Carson Avenue and the finish line is on Ogden between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
- Jersey Boys Las Vegas
- The Chippendales, Male revue icons
- Wayne Newton, Entertainer
- Jabbawockeez, Winners of “America’s Best Dance Crew” and Las Vegas Strip entertainers
- Mayor Carolyn Goodman
- Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village
- The OV Elvi, Opportunity Village’s Elvis Presley Dance Troupe
- Thousands of Santa Claus lookalikes
- Opportunity Village “OVIPs” (clients), executives and supporters
- Various Las Vegas entertainers
Parking: Cars can view a map of parking options here .