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Holidays by the numbers in Southern Nevada

Updated December 19, 2019 - 11:00 am

Sometimes numbers can be boring. But pick the right numbers and a digit can describe the world in ways that are downright festive.

Consider this garland of numbers which, added together, illustrate some of the ways in which Southern Nevadans celebrate the holiday season.

22: City-installed holiday banners that will greet visitors to downtown Las Vegas.

24: Number of times the phrase “good grief” was uttered during Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Charleston Heights Arts Center, which ends its run at 2 p.m. today.

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees amongst everyone during ...
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle; and when an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" airs on Monday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (1965 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

72: Costumes featured in this year’s edition of “Holiday Glow,” the Fashion Show’s holiday runway show.

Performers in the Holiday Glow at Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The hol ...
Performers in the Holiday Glow at Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The holiday spectacular by Entertainment Plus Productions Las Vegas runs four times a day on weekends The Great Hall Stage through December 24. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto

100: Gallons of “snow fluid” that will be used to make it snow 252 times from Nov. 21 through Jan. 1 at Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

The lights are on at Mystic Falls Park at Sam's Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Holiday music and f ...
The lights are on at Mystic Falls Park at Sam's Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Holiday music and falling snow are planned for the holiday season. (Special to View)

155: Salvation Army Southern Nevada kettle sites in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump and Mesquite this season.

216: Days that Chet Buchanan has lived on a 30-foot-scaffold while collecting toys for the annual KLUC-FM toy drive.

Chet Buchanan, host at 98.5 KLUC, waves to supports while broadcasting live during the 18th Ann ...
Chet Buchanan, host at 98.5 KLUC, waves to supports while broadcasting live during the 18th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive on Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016. He camps out for 12 days from a 30 foot scaffolding at the Nevada Energy parking lot. Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jeffscheid

1,100: Number of meals the Las Vegas Rescue Mission expects to serve from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Volunteers Barbara Pickett, middle, and Henry Brown interact while preparing holiday meals duri ...
Volunteers Barbara Pickett, middle, and Henry Brown interact while preparing holiday meals during the annual Christmas Eve dinner at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission on Dec. 24, 2013. (Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

3,300: Christmas cookies decorated last year by riders of Springs Preserve’s Holiday Express tram.

14,927.60: Miles that 5K and 1-mile participants of Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run walked, ran, ambled and sauntered in 2018.

Marta Thomas, left, and Miriam Chavez, both of Las Vegas, dance to Zumba before the 14th annual ...
Marta Thomas, left, and Miriam Chavez, both of Las Vegas, dance to Zumba before the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run at the Fremont Street Experience 3rd Street Stage in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The event benefits Opportunity Village. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco

21,357: Hot chocolates served in 2018 to guests at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village.

Hot chocolate at the Magical Forest. (Opportunity Village)
Hot chocolate at the Magical Forest. (Opportunity Village)

23,500: Estimated number of visitors who walked through the Boulder City yard of Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave — 2016 winners of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” — to view the couples’ Christmas decorations.

35,000: Pairs of skates expected to be rented this season at The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan.

The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Erik Kabik)
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Erik Kabik)

215,000: Guests who visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory store and Holiday Cactus Garden each year during the holiday season.

Sienna Tobler, 10, left, and Katie Kriey, 7, use 3-D glasses to admire the lights as Mary Ann O ...
Sienna Tobler, 10, left, and Katie Kriey, 7, use 3-D glasses to admire the lights as Mary Ann O’Reilly looks on during the annual Holiday Cactus Lighting at the Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson, Nov. 12, 2013. The 3-acre garden features more than 1 million lights decorating cactuses of all types. (Review-Journal file photo)

3 million: Minimum number of LED lights spread over 2.5 miles of Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is in its 19th year.

A light display commemorating the the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festi ...
A light display commemorating the the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival is at Glittering Lights on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. The holiday drive-through of lights and sounds is free for veterans and their families on Veterans Day. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenkschmidt_

Contact reporter John Przybys at jprzybys @reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0280. Follow @JJPrzybys on Twitter.

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