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Four Winds Casinos Announce Upcoming Holiday Events

November 15th, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce upcoming events to celebrate the holidays.

Beginning November 23, guests visiting Four Winds New Buffalo® can see an oversized Gingerbread Village in the casino’s Rotunda. Construction on this classic Bavarian Village has started and will be made up of 13 houses and businesses. When displayed, it will consist of a half-ton of gingerbread, roughly 300 pounds of royal icing, over 300 pounds of chocolate and decorated with 18 varieties of candy.

“The Gingerbread Village will take us 200 hours to complete over the course of a month,” said Jennifer Lasiewicz, Vice President of Food and Beverage at Four Winds Casinos. “The Village’s construction is being spearheaded by our culinary and facilities teams. Our talented pastry staff has been broken up into teams of two; each team decorating a house; with a little friendly competition being judged by the members of the Food & Beverage executive team. This is a fun way for our team to show off their skills for the benefit of our guests.”

Entertainment for the holidays includes a performance by the aerobatics production Cirque Dreams Holidaze at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 16 and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 17. This critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a cirque spectacle, Broadway musical, and family show combined.

Four Winds’ holiday events culminate with a Christmas Day buffet and a New Year’s Celebration December 29-January 1. Throughout the weekend, all three Four Winds® locations will be transformed into one big party with entertainment and party favors, cash and prizes totaling $255,000. Highlights include:

• Monday, December 25
Christmas Day Buffet. Guests can take part in a special holiday, day-long seafood buffet featuring all-you-can-eat shrimp and slow-roasted prime rib, plus traditional buffet favorites and holiday desserts. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prices: age 13 & older--$44; age 4-12--$21; age 3 & under—free.

• Friday, December 29
Michael Bolton performs a concert at 9 p.m. in Silver Creek Event Center

• Saturday, December 30
$60,000 Cold Hard Cash giveaway from noon to 10 p.m., at any Four Winds location, drawings begin at noon with two $5,000 winners at noon, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Three guests will each win $1,000 in cash at 1 p.m - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Then, one W♣ Players Club member will win $10,000 in cash at 10 p.m.

• Sunday, December 31
Four Winds New Buffalo: $65,000 Celebration Cash giveaway from noon to 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Drawings begin at noon with a $5,000 cash winner. Each hour from 1–5 p.m., two guests will each win $2,018 in cash. Then, at 6 p.m., one guest will win $5,000 cash. At 1 a.m., one guest will win $20,000; at 2 a.m., one guest will win $10,000; and at 3 a.m., one guest will win $5,000.

Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac: $40,000 Celebration Cash & Compass giveaway from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and at 1 a.m. Each hour at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., one guest will win $500 in cash. A grand prize 2018 Jeep Compass will be given away at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m., one guest will win $1,000 in cash. At 1 a.m., one guest will win $2,500 in cash.
New Year’s Eve Feast: Guests can indulge in a lavish selection of entrees from around the world including lobster specials, crab legs, prime rib and other traditional buffet favorites. Desserts include rich, home-style fudge and a chocolate fountain. Noon to 1 a.m. Prices: Age 13 & older--$50; age 4-12--$32; age 3 & under—free.

• Monday, January 1, 2018
Four Winds New Buffalo: $50,000 New Year, New Cash giveaway from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each hour at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., five guests will each win $1,000 in cash. At 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., two guests will each win $5,000 in cash. At 8 p.m., one guest will win $10,000 in cash.

Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac: $40,000 New Year, New Jeep Compass giveaway from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each hour from 2–6 p.m., one guest will win $500 in cash. At 7 p.m., one guest will win $1,000 in cash. A grand prize 2018 Jeep Compass will be given away at 8 p.m. Then, at 9 p.m., a W♣Players Club member will win $2,500 in cash.

New Year’s Day Buffet: After a night of celebrating, guests can enjoy a prime rib buffet and all-you-can-eat shrimp, plus traditional buffet favorites, including desserts. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Prices: Age 13 & older--$46; age 4-12--$22; age 3 & under—free.

W♣ Players Club members can receive one free entry daily, valid for all drawings, beginning November 23, by visiting any promotional kiosk at Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford or Four Winds Dowagiac. Guests can earn additional entries by playing slots or table games with their W Players Club card. All guests must be present to win for all cash and prize drawings. All Four Winds Casino events and prize giveaways follow Eastern Standard Time.

Hotel Packages are available on December 31, 2017 and include the following:
--Bottle of Belaire Champagne and two Marquis by Waterford champagne flutes
--Fannie May chocolates
--Gold Scarf
--Top Hat
--Gift card ($150 for Hard Rock Package, $200 for Copper Rock package)
--Hotel room (Standard King or Queen)
--Hard Rock Package Price: $629 plus tax; Copper Rock Package Price: $679 plus tax

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Dowagiac, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,600 slot machines, 50 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Opening early 2018, Four Winds South Bend has 55,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,800 Class II slots machines, five restaurants, three bars, a player’s lounge and a retail outlet. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at


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