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Photos: Ethel M’s Holiday Cactus Lighting illuminates with George Wallace, Mo5aic, Michael Grimm

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Comedian George Wallace, as host of the 20th anniversary of Ethel M’s Cactus Lighting, introduces musician Michael Grimm to perform a few holiday tunes on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

20th Anniversary of Ethel M’s Cactus Lighting

A choir comprised of Las Vegas school students performs holiday songs to open the 20th anniversary of Ethel M's Cactus Lighting event on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Launch slideshow »

2013 Ethel M Holiday Cactus Lighting

2013 Ethel M Holiday Cactus Lighting

More than 500,000 LED lights have been used this year for Ethel M Chocolate Factory’s annual Holiday Cactus Lighting in its Botanical Cactus Garden, which opened in Henderson on Tuesday night and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Flamingo headliner comedian George Wallace and LVH headliners Mo5aic led the countdown, followed by a massive chorus of ooh’s and aah’s. "America's Got Talent" champion Michael Grimm also performed.

The holiday season is now officially upon us with just 45 shopping days till Christmas.

Our thanks to Christopher Rauschnot of 24kMedia on Twitter for his two YouTube videos from the opening ceremony and then a tour of the grounds.

Be sure to check out Editor at Large John Katsilometes’ 20 fun facts about the free holiday attraction.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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