Rising Star Casino • Resort opens its popular “Christmas Casino” on Wednesday, November 2, featuring an official treelighting ceremony at 1:00 p.m., and will maintain the Christmas Casino through January 2. * Attractions include lots of scheduled visits from Santa Claus, the Christmas Market Village, the return of live reindeer to Santa’s Stables on the front lawn, nostalgic carriage rides on Sundays through December 18, holiday entertainment, a North Pole mailbox for letters to Santa, and Ugly Christmas Sweater Thursdays.