Yonkers, NY (PressExposure) December 06, 2012 -- Empire City Casino and the Rooney Family will get into the holiday spirit early when it hosts its first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 8, with the festivities beginning at 5:30 PM in front of the casino's Main Entrance (Grand Victorian Hall) off of Central Park Avenue (at the General Parking Entrance).
It will be a holiday family affair with Free Admission for children and adults alike, and will feature Carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and nuts for all. The carolers' serenade of songs will begin at 6:00; an appearance by special guests, none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus is slated for 6:55 with a reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"; and the official tree lighting will proceed promptly at 7:00 PM.
As part of its Coat and Toy Drive, new, unwrapped toys, and new or gently worn coats will be accepted for families in need, and distributed through Catholic Charities.
For more information call 914-968-4200 or visit http://www.empirecitycasino.com.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway features: 5,300 slot machines, video roulette, electronic craps and baccarat tables. Italian cuisine is featured in Nonno's Trattoria, and trackside dining in the Empire Terrace Restaurant, which overlooks the track for live harness racing; a quick bite is available at the International Food Court and its wide-ranging menu. The multi-faceted Good Time Room is available for parties, benefits, weddings, and major events for up to 400. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County, (I-87 to Exit 2). Empire City Casino is open seven days a week, every day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM For more information call 914.968.4200 or log onto http://www.empirecitycasino.com.