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Santa and Mrs. Claus Lovingly Embrace after Receiving a Ride to Magical Forest from the North
Pole Courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
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PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS TO LAUNCH HOLIDAY PACKAGE WITH OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE’S MAGICAL FOREST
“Magical Flight of Lights” to Include Soaring Over the Las Vegas Strip and Passes to the City’s Largest Holiday Event, the Magical Forest
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2019) – For the first time, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters will launch its brand-new holiday experience, “Magical Flight of Lights.” See the lights of the Las Vegas Strip at twilight and the lights of the Magical Forest, the cherished Southern Nevada tradition by Opportunity Village filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment and endless holiday cheer.
“Since 2015, Papillon has been giving Santa and Mrs. Claus helicopter rides from the North Pole to Las Vegas in time to light the tree at the Magical Forest, thus officially kicking off the holiday season. This year, we created a way for locals to enjoy this festive experience, too,” says Irit Langness, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.
With pricing beginning at $84 per person, the experience includes:
Reservations will be on sale starting Nov. 1, 2019 and available for travel Nov. 29, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2020. Click here for more information or call (888) 635-7272.
*Magical Forest passes will be available upon check-in at Papillon’s McCarran VIP terminal.
ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (888) 635-7272 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon). For downloadable high-res photos and videos, click here.
ABOUT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE:
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States. Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting. Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives. Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Desiree Webb/Erika Pope
The Vox Agency for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
(702) 569-0616, (702) 249-2977
(702) 880-4043, (702) 572-2734
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