Kick off the holiday season at Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th annual Holiday Cactus Lighting event. This year’s ceremonial lighting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:00 pm – entry with charity donation and open to the public.
Mercedes Martinez from MIX 94.1 FM will host the evening’s festivities and 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan to present charities, which will include seasonal performances from Las Vegas Philharmonic, George Wallace, Sound Collage, talented singer-songwriter Matt Goss, world-renowned magic and comedy duo Penn & Teller and more surprises.
Visitors can wander through the three-acre cactus garden and admire over a million holiday lights. Guests will also be able to take photos with Santa Claus, receive assorted seasonal samples, enter for raffles, step inside a giant snow globe for the perfect holiday photo, and much more.
This event is open to the public and tickets are available with any donation to the select organizations. Those who are interested in attending the event can receive a four-pack of tickets in exchange for a new unwrapped toy donation to assist HELP of Southern Nevada or a non-perishable food item(s) for Three Square Food Bank. Guests can also choose to make a one-time monetary donation to either one of the organizations, in addition to world-wide non-profit, CARE.
Toy or food donations must be dropped off at the Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store in Henderson. Those who make a monetary donation will need to show their donation receipt to pick up their tickets. Tickets are available at the factory store beginning now through the night of the event.
To make an online monetary donation or to learn more about the event, please visit
Ceremonial Lighting Event
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Special show from 5 – 7 p.m.
Holiday Lights and factory store will be open until 10 p.m.
Holiday Cactus Lights
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 6
5 – 10 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day – Dec. 25
Open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31
Ethel M Chocolate Tasting Experiences
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday Jan. 6
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For a limited time, enjoy Ethel M Chocolates Tasting Experiences featuring the seasonal White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice, lasting between 30 and 45 minutes at the Factory Store. Each immersive experience includes a bit of education on how chocolate is sourced, refined and produced, as well as the subtleties of chocolate tasting and flavor identification. Tastings are available with or without wine pairings.
Prices range from $6 – $25 per person
Occurs daily between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For times and to make a reservation, visit ethelm.com
Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store & Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014