Yonkers, NY (PressExposure) November 22, 2011 -- December is a time for giving, and Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway patrons will have plenty of gifts throughout the month to celebrate the holiday season including the "Young At Heart" Oleg Cassini Christmas ornaments on Wednesdays and holiday shopping events for Elite Club Members on December 15-17. For those looking to share the spirit of the holidays, Empire City's annual coat and toy drive will take place from December 11-17.
Laughfests: If the winter cold has you singing the blues, some say laughter is the best medicine! Get your dosage of comedy on Wednesdays on December 7 and December 28 in the Good Time Room.
Holiday laughs will be provided by Dylan Shelton, Sgt. Michael Guida, Erin Jackson, and Joey Kola on December 7, and Josh Filipowski, Johnny Loquasto, and Brian Scolaro on December 28. Empire Club Members pay $5 for admittance while non-members must pay $15. All attendees will also receive one free drink ticket. Doors open at 7 PM; show starts at 8 PM.
Young at Heart Gifts and Music Combo: The always popular "Young at Heart" concert series returns in December each Wednesday for Empire Club Members 55 and over. This month's gift pack includes $5 free play, 10% off food, half-price valet, and an Oleg Cassini Christmas ornament (candle, angel, star, and pear twist). Empire Club Members should visit the Gotham Palace Promotion Booth to collect their gift pack. The 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm concert lineups include: Beauty and the Grease on December 7; Twin Gold on December 14; The Guss Hayes Band on December 21; and the Peter Lawrence Orchestra on December 28.
Play the slots and Holiday Shop 'til You Drop: From Thursday, December 15 to Saturday the 17, Empire City Casino will have a Holiday Shopping Event in the Good Time Room from 2-9 PM. There will be lots of great gift options such as big screen TVs, diamond jewelry, Godiva chocolates, and more. Elite Members have an exclusive preview on the 15th. All other Empire Club Members can explore on the 16th and 17th. Empire Club Members can use their points to purchase merchandise.
Coat and Toy Drive: Starting Sunday, December 11 and running through the 17th, patrons can spread the holiday spirit by donating gently used or new toys or coats in the Charity Drive. Donations are accepted at the Gotham Palace promotions booth. Patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats anytime during the week. The items will be delivered to Catholic Charities supported agencies for the Christmas Holidays. This is the fifth Christmas season that Empire City is having the toy and coat drive.
On Tuesdays in December, female Empire Club Members can swipe their cards at any promotions kiosk to earn a $7 free play voucher and a 10% food and beverage discount. In the Entertainment Lounge, ladies can get 2 for 1 drink specials from 5-9 PM and enjoy karaoke starting at 7:30 PM.
Empire Club Members can earn double points on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, by playing the slots with their Empire Club card inserted.
New Year's Eve: Ring in the New Year at Empire City with a wide variety of party packages available throughout the casino on Saturday night, December 24. The musical entertainment featured with include: FDR Drive, 9pm-1am - Good Time Room; The Guss Hayes Band, 7pm-12am-Entertainment Lounge; Peter Lawrence Orchestra, 7pm-12am-Nonno's Trattoria; Teri Lamar, 3pm-7pm-Entertainment Lounge; and Head Over Heels, 10pm-2am, Entertainment Lounge. For information and reservations call 914-457-2457.