LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An annual holiday tradition in the Las Vegas Valley is set to open for the season on Friday.

According to a news release, Opportunity Village on Friday will kick off the 30th annual Magical Forest with a tree lighting ceremony.

According to organizers, "the Magical Forest is a winter wonderland filled with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer."

Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

(Magical Forest at Opportunity Village/Facebook)

Magical Forest's website notes that visits with Santa will be available on the dates and times listed below. Photos will cost $25:

5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

November 28; December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

November 26, 27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 26, 27

After being closed in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Magical Forest will run from Nov. 26 through Jan. 20, 2022. It opens nightly at 5:30 p.m.

The attraction is closed on Christmas Day.

Visit for more information.

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