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Celebrate a “Wonder”-ful 2017 at Santa Ana Star Casino
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – Dec. 29, 2016

Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico's Best Bet, is set to ring in 2017 with two days of Wonderland-inspired New Year's festivities. In addition to both "Noon Year's Eve" and midnight casino-wide countdown celebrations, guests will enjoy promotions and entertainment including the New Year's Day Car Giveaway, special New Year's promotions, the "Wonderland New Year's Eve" party at The Stage, live music at Lounge 54, delicious dining at Feast Buffet and much more.

"We don't want anyone to be late for this very important date at Santa Ana Star Casino because this New Year's holiday will be full of food, fun and Fiats," said Santa Ana Star Casino Director of Marketing Tammy Neil. "We are inviting all our guests to follow us down the rabbit hole to enjoy two full days of great promotions, dining fit for the King and Queen of Hearts, fun-filled entertainment and so much more. There will be wonders around every corner of the casino all day and all night."

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 (New Year's Eve)
New Year's Eve at Santa Ana Star Casino will kick off at 10 a.m. with a free slot tournament. The tournament will run until 2 p.m. and 10 guests will win up to $500 in cash. Immediately following the slot tournament, New Year's Eve Hot Seats will run from 2 p.m. to midnight with two guests per hour winning $100 in free play.

For those who like to celebrate the New Year early, there will be a casino-wide "Noon Year's Eve" countdown. Guests can pick up complimentary party favors at designated stations throughout the casino.

Starlight Bowling, Bar & Grill will also kick off its New Year's Eve festivities early. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., guests can purchase a "Family Fun Package" that includes one hour of moonlight bowling, up to four pairs of shoes, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for $45. There will be hourly giveaways from noon to 10 p.m. with one winner per hour. Then at 6 p.m., cosmic bowling begins and continues until midnight. Complimentary party favors will be available for guests in Starlight Bowling, Bar & Grill during both the "Noon Year's Eve" and midnight countdowns. A selfie station will also be available for guests to use with Wonderland-themed accessories, props and décor.

Feast Buffet will be open on New Year's Eve from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a special New Year's Eve seafood and prime rib spread featuring Feast Buffet's signature peppercorn-crusted prime rib, smoked chicken, barbeque ribs, crab legs, mussels, clams and shrimp for $25.95 per person.

"Wonder"-ful 2017 New Year's Festivities

Santa Ana Star Casino's New Year's Eve live music begins inside Lounge 54 at 9 p.m. The Fabulous Martini-Tones will bring their signature exotic, beachy flair to instrumental lounge music as they perform with influences of cool jazz, '60s surf guitar, exotica and space age pop. The foursome will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

As midnight draws nearer, The Stage will tap into the curious wonders and intrigue of Alice's fabled fantasy as it presents "Wonderland New Year's Eve." Transforming New Mexico's premier nightclub into an over-the-top bash, this New Year's Eve party will pair the tale's mysterious wonders with the excitement and energy of The Stage. Las Vegas's DJ C.L.A. will keep the dance floor hot all night as partygoers enjoy specialty cocktails, complimentary souvenir party favors and VIP amenities. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at www.thestageatthestar.com.

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 (New Year's Day)
Following a casino-wide countdown at midnight with complimentary party favors for guests, Santa Ana Star Casino's wonder-filled New Year's celebration continues on New Year's Day. New Year's Day Hot Seats will be selected every hour from noon to 7 p.m. Two winners will be selected per hour, each winning $100 in free play. Concluding the festivities, the drawing for the New Year's Day Car Giveaway will be held at 8 p.m. where eight guests will win $1,000 and two guests will each win a brand new Fiat 500.

Feast Buffet will also host a special New Year's Day Champagne Buffet for $19.95. The buffet will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offer select special dishes including an omelet bar, steak and eggs station, crab cakes, lobster bisque, mini beef wellington, prime rib and champagne in addition to favorites from its Brazilian-style rotisserie grill, stone hearth pizza oven, Manchurian grill and more.

For more information on any of Santa Ana Star Casino's New Year's events, please call (505) 867-0000.

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About Santa Ana Star Casino
Santa Ana Star Casino, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino is "New Mexico's Best Bet!" The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.
For more information contact: Shannon Guess at (505) 681-2949 or shannong@santaanastar.com

About Santa Ana Star Casino

Santa Ana Star Casino, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Shannon Guess at (505) 681-2949 or shannong@santaanastar.com

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