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MESCALERO, N.M. (November 21, 2016)—It’s officially the holiday season and Inn of the Mountain Gods is celebrating with a weekend of festive events, starting with a special Thanksgiving buffet and brunch followed by the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Nov. 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Additionally, Inn of the Mountain Gods is getting in the holiday spirit by offering buy one, get one free ticket to Little River Band’s performance on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Inn of the Mountain Gods provides plenty to be thankful for, with delicious Thanksgiving menus from Wendell’s Steak & Seafood and Gathering of Nations Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wendell’s Thanksgiving Brunch menu features applewood smoked bacon wrapped turkey, grilled salmon fillets, roasted pumpkin soup and more. The meal is $47.99 for adults, $38.99 for seniors and $20.99 for children 12 and under.

Aside from brunch, visitors can enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch or dinner courtesy of Gathering of Nations Buffet. Choose from a variety of delicious dishes including a full salad bar, Thanksgiving favorites, a carving station, divine desserts and more. The buffet is $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for seniors and $16.99 for children 12 and under. Visit to view the full menus.

From Thanksgiving straight into Christmas, the holiday season rolls on at Inn of the Mountain Gods at the Nov. 27 Christmas Tree Lighting. Free to attend, the lighting starts at 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble opens a special holiday bookstore at the resort, followed by pictures with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa at 3:30 p.m. and culminates with the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Despite numerous changes in lineup and music direction, Australia’s Little River Band has seen unprecedented success, consistently landing top 10 hits throughout the 1970s and 80s with singles like “Reminiscing,” “The Night Owls” and “Lonesome Loser.”


Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s premier resort-casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains where visitors enjoy the clean, crisp air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the Southwest. From the welcoming design of its 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action-packed gaming, Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all. Add to that a championship golf course named one of the top courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Week Magazine, and the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache, offering the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with 55 runs served by 11 lifts and New Mexico’s only eight-passenger Gondola, the Inn offers guests something for every season.

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